Oct 04, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty (A-E)

Date in parentheses shows first year of full-time service to Belmont.
Faculty 2019-2020

Glenn Acree, Professor of Mathematics (1999)
Ph.D., Emory University; M.S., Georgia State University; B.A., Samford University

Jamie Adam, Associate Professor of Nursing (2010)
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University; M.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University; B.S.N., Pittsburg State University; A.S.N., Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne

Nathan Adam, Assistant Professor of Audio Engineering Technology (2010)
Ed.S., Middle Tennessee State University; M.B.A., B.B.A., Pittsburg State University

William M. Akers, Assistant Professor of Motion Pictures (2012)
M.F.A., University Southern California; B.S., Vanderbilt University

Joe F. Alexander, Professor, Senior Professor of Performance Excellence and Associate Dean, Massey Graduate School of Business (2007)
D.B.A., M.B.A., University of Memphis; B.B.A., Harding University

Nancy Allen, Intructor of Music, Coordinator of Musical Theatre (2014)
M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music; B.S., Vanderbilt University

Beverly J. Alleyne, Associate Professor of Accounting (2008)
D.B.A., Argosy University; M.B.A., B.B.A., Long Island University; A.S., New York City Technical College

James Al-Shamma, Assistant Professor of Theatre (2013)
Ph.D., M.A., B.F.A., University of California Santa Barbara

Paul Ambrefe, Instructor of Nursing (2017)
M.S.N., Middle Tennessee State Univ; B.S., Trevecca Nazarene University

Jeffery Ames, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities (2008)
Ph.D., M.M.E., Florida State University; B.M., James Madison University

James Mark Anderson, Associate Professor of Philosophy (2006)
Ph.D., M.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., University of Calgary; B.A., Belmont University                                                            

John M. Arnn, Associate Professor Emeritus of Music (1981)
M.M., Indiana University; B.M.E., Murray State University; Additional Study, Hartt College, University of Hartford; Eastman School of Music

Alexander Assouad, Assistant Professor of Management and International Business (2016)
D.B.A., Kennesaw State University; M.B.A., University of South Florida

Jamie Atlas, Intructor and Chsir, Fashion Design & Merchandising (2018)
MBE, Middle Tennessee State Univ; B.S., Indiana Univ Bloomington

Erica Aubrey, Intructor of Music (2018)
M.A., New York University; B.B.A., Belmont University

Kelvin Ault, Professor of Practice and Program Director of Accounting & Management Information Systems (2017)
MACC, Univ Tennessee Knoxville; B.S., Lipscomb University

H. Mike Awalt, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy (1970)
Ph.D., Baylor University; B.D., M.Div., Southwestern Theological Seminary; B.A., Baylor University

Nicholas T. Bacon, Associate Professor of Sports Science (2010)
Ph.D., University of Alabama ; M.S., B.S., Western Kentucky University

Olivia Bahemuka, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2017)
D.N.P., Univ Alabama Birmingham; M.S.N., Queens University Charlotte; B.S.N., Queens University Charlotte

Norma J. Baker, Professor Emerita of Psychology (1966)
Ph.D., M.A., George Peabody College; M.R.E., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; A.A., Southwest Baptist University

Bryon P. Balint, Associate Professor of Information Systems (2010)
Ph.D., M.S., Carnegie Mellon University; M.B.A., Georgia State University; B.A., University of North Carolina

Miriam Barnard, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Associate Provost, Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education (2012)
Ed.D., University North Texas; M.A., Saint Marys University; B.A., Abilene Chrstian University

Ronald M. Barrett, Professor Emeritus of Biology (1967)
Ed.D., University of Tennessee , Knoxville; B.S., M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Chris Barton, Assistant Professor of Biology (2014)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Berea College

Sally M. Barton-Arwood, Professor of Education, IRB Coordinator (2006)
Ph.D., M.Ed., Vanderbilt University; B.A., University of Tennessee

Ashton Beggs, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Ambulatory Care (2012)
Pharm.D., St Louis College of Pharmacy

Erin Behnen, Professor/Associate Dean of Assessment & Academic Affairs, Pharmacy (2018)
Pharm.D., St Louis College Pharmacy; B.S., St Louis College Pharmacy

Anthony Belfiglio, Associate Professor of Music (2006)
D.M.A., University of Texas ; M.M., University of Miami; M.M., B.M., Temple University

Marty G. Bell, Professor of Religion (1988)  
Ph.D., M.A., Vanderbilt University; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A., Belmont College

Debra L. Belue, Associate Professor of Dance, Director of Dance Studies (2010)
M.F.A., University of Iowa; B.A., Oklahoma City University; B.S., University of North Carolina

K. Richard Bengtson, Professor of Audio and Video Production (1989)
M.A., Wichita State University; B.A., Curry College

Bruce A. Bennett, Instructor of Music (2004)  
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music; B.A., Hardin-Simmons University

Elena Bennett, Instructor of Music (2017)
M.M., Gnesin St Pedagogical Mus Inst; B.M., Gnesin St Pedagogical Mus Inst

Tabetha Ann Bewley, Associate Professor of Physical Education (2002)
D.A., Middle Tennessee State University; M.Ed., Trevecca Nazarene University; B.S., Western Kentucky University

Daniel Biles, Professor of Mathematics (2008)
Ph.D., M.S., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Cynthia Bisson, Assistant Professor of History (2016)
Ph.D., Ohio State University Columbus

Douglas R. Bisson, Professor of History (1987)
Ph.D., M.A., Ohio State University; B.A., Florida Atlantic University

Ellen Black, Assistant Professor of Law (2012)
J.D., Texas Tech University; B.A., Mississippi University for Women

Jean M. Blank, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2003)
M.S.N., University of Alabama, Huntsville; B.S.N., University of Alabama, Birmingham

Anthony Blash, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice-Informatics (2013)
Pharm.D., Creighton University; B.S., Kean University; B.S.P., Long Island University Brooklyn Campus

Sarah Blomeley, Associate Professor of English (2008)
Ph.D., Miami University; M.A., Auburn University; B.A., Eastern Kentucky University

R. Devon Boan, Professor of Honors (1996)
Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of South Carolina; M.A., University of North Carolina; M.Div., Th.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne University

Paulo J. Boero, Associate Professor of Spanish (2006)
Ph.D., M.A., University of Kansas; B.A., Belmont University

Loretta Bond, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2010)
Ph.D., Rush University; M.S.N., Marquette University; B.S.N., Alverno College

Layla Bonner, Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling (2018)
Ph.D., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.Ed., University Of Georgia; B.A., University Of Tn-Chattanooga

Christopher Born, Assistant Professor of Japanese (2018)
Ph.D., Washington University; M.A., Washington University; B.A., Valparaiso Universty

Noel Boyle, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of General Education (2008)
Ph.D., Michigan State University; M.A., University of Memphis; B.A., Grand Valley State University

Meaghan Brady Nelson, Assistant Professor of Art (2018)
Ph.D., Ohio State Univ Columbus; M.A., Ohio State Univ Columbus; B.F.A., Washington State Univ; NDS, Western Washington University

Travis Brandon, Assistant Professor or Law (2013)
J.D., M.S., Stanford University; M.A., M.Phil., Yale University; B.A., Stanford University

Madeline S. Bridges, Professor of Music and Associate Dean for Academic Studies, School of Music (1998)
Ed.D., University of Alabama; M.M.E., George Peabody College for Teaching at Vanderbilt University; B.M., Shorter University

Cheryl A. Brown, Professor of French (1989)
Ph.D., M.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., University of Kentucky; B.A., Centre College

Christopher Brown, Assistant of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences (2017)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Auburn University

Renee M. Brown, Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences/ Professor, Physical Therapy (2005)
Ph.D., University of Texas, Dallas; M.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; B.S., Daemen College

Sybril M. Brown, Professor of Journalism and Program Director, Journalism (2003)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.Ed., Loyola University, Chicago; B.A., Marquette University

Melissa Bryan, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy/ OTD Fieldwork Coordinator (2018)
D.O.T., Rocky Moutain University of Health Professionals; B.S., Univ Of Tennessee Health Science Center

Gladys E. Bryant, Professor Emerita of History and Political Science (1963)
Ph.D., M.A., Vanderbilt University; M.R.E., Southwestern Baptise Theological Seminary; B.A., Furman University

Martha M. Buckner, Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean, School of Nursing (1998)
Ph.D., Touro College; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S.N., A.S., Western Kentucky University

Wesley A. Bulla, Professor of Audio Engineering Technology (1991)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.M.E., Belmont College; B.M., University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Judy Bullington, Professor of Art and Chair, Department of Art (2007)
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington; M.A., M.S., B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington

Jo Lynn Burks, Instructor of Music (2015)
M.M., University of Miami; A.B., University of Alabama Tuscaloosa

S. Gail Bursch, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Clinical Education, School of Physical Therapy (1997)
M.S., B.S., University of Kentucky

Steven Busby, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2017)
Ph.D., Univ Tennessee Knoxville; M.S.N., Univ South Alabama; B.S.N., Troy University

Leigh A. Bynum, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences (2011)
Pharm.D., M.S., B.A., University of Mississippi

Robert O. Byrd, Professor Emeritus of Religion and H. Franklin Paschal Chair of Biblical Studies (1973)
Th.D., M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A. Belmont College

Joseph Patrick Byrne, Professor of Honors (1998)
Ph.D., Indiana University; M.A., M.U.P., B.A., University of Washington

Sara Camp, Instructor of Nursing (2009)
M.S.N., Rush University; B.S.N., Harding University

Hope E. Campbell, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice (2010)
Pharm.D., University of Maryland at Baltimore; B.S., University  of West Indies

Stephen R. Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1971)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.S., Southern Illinois University; B.S., Murray State College

Colin D. Cannonier, Associate Professor of Economics (2011)
Ph.D., M.S., Louisiana State University; M.A., Williams College; B.S., University  of the West Indies

Cheryl Carr, Associate Professor of Music Business and Associate Dean CEMB (2008)
J.D., Univ Maryland Baltimore Cnty; M.P.A., Clark Atlanta University; A.B., Univ Michigan Ann Arbor

Tracey B. Carter, Associate Professor of Law, Director of Academic Success (2011)
J.D., University of Tennessee; Ed.D., M.P.A., Tennessee State University; B.A., Virginia Intermont College

Roy Z. Chamlee, Jr., Professor Emeritus of History (1969)
Ph.D., George Washington University; Th.M., M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A. University of Louisville; B.A., University of Georgia

Dennis Chen, Associate Professor of Management (2011)
Ph.D., University of Kentucky; M.B.A., Baylor University; B.E., Vanderbilt University

Bradley D. Childs, Professor of Accounting (2001)
Ph.D., Purdue University ; J.D., Suffolk University; B.S.B.A., Indiana University Fort Wayne

Timothy Chinaris, Professor of Law and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs (2014)
J.D., University of Texas Austin; M.S., B.S., Florida State University

Angela Clauson, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Director of Experential Education (2014)
Pharm.D., University of Tennessee Memphis

Robin L. Cobb, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2012)
Ph.D., M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Stonehill College

Howard H. Cochran, Jr., Professor of Economics and Finance (1989)
D.A., Middle Tennessee State University; M.A., Wayne State University; B.B.A., Walsh College of Accountancy and Business

John W. Coker, Associate Professor Emeritus of Accounting (1991)
Ph.D., University of Mississippi; M.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University; B.S., Tennessee Technological University

Jennifer M. Coleman, Professor of Music, Coordinator of the Vocal Arts Lab (2004)
D.M.A., University of Kentucky; M.M., University of Illinois; B.S., Eastern Oregon University

Mary E. Cook, Associate Professor Emerita of Communication Studies (1975)
M.A., Marshall University; B.S., Concord College

Donna Copenhaver, Associate Professor of Nursing, Coordinator RN to BSN Program (2008)
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.S.N., University of Phoenix, San Diego; B.S.N., University of San Diego; A.A.S., Jefferson Community & Technical College

Jeffrey R. Cornwall, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Jack C Massey Chair in Entrepreneurship (2003)
D.B.A., M.B.A., University of Kentucky; B.S., University of Wisconsin

Michelle Corvette, Assistant Professor of Art (2016)
Ph.D., University of Tennessee Knoxville

Alan Coverstone, Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Special Initiatives in Education (2016)
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Wake Forest University

Peggy J. Crenshaw, Associate Professor Emerita of Office Administration (1959)
M.A., B.S. Peabody College

Douglas Crews, Assistant Professor of Social Work (2017)
Ph.D., Univ Utah; M.Div., Vanderbilt University; M.S.W., Univ Central Florida; B.A., Belmont University

Amy Crook, Assistant Professor of Management (2012)
Ph.D., M.A., Rice University; B.A., Duke University

Jennifer Crowell, Associate Professor of Social Work (2013)
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.S., University of Tennessee Knoxville; B.A., Rhodes College

Joyce Blair Crowell, Professor Emerita of Computer Science and Program Director in Computer Science (1988)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.S., University of Kentucky Lexington; B.S., Eastern Kentucky University

Sharon L. Crumpton, Professor Emerita of Mathematics (1979)
Ed.D., M.S., B.S., University of Tennessee; Additional Study, University of Evansville

Manuel Cruz, Assistant Professor of Religion (2013)
Ph.D., University of Chicago; M.A., SUNY Buffalo; M.T.S., University of Notre Dame; B.A., University of Rochester

Cynthia R. Curtis, Professor Emerita of Music (1980)
Ph.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; B.M.E., M.M., Baylor University; B.S., Springhill College

Cynthia Curtis, Assistant Professor of Religion (2015)
Th.D., Duke University; M.A.T., M.Div., Vanderbilt University; B.A., University of Richmond

David Earl Curtis, Professor of English and Department Chair English (1996)
Ph.D., University of Tennessee; M.A., B.A., University of North Florida

Oliver B. Curtis, Professor Emeritus of Religion (1974)
Ph.D., Baylor University; B.A., Mississippi College; B.D., New Orleans Baptist Theol Seminary

Donald R. Cusic, Professor of Music Business (1994)
D.A., M.A., Middle Tennessee State University; B.S., University of Maryland

Clyde W. Cutrer, Professor Emeritus of Religion (1976)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.D., Th.M., Southern Baptist Tehological Seminary; B.A., Louisiana State University

Emmy Dagnan, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy (2013)
D.O.T., M.S.O.T., Belmont University; B.S., Texas Christian University

Lucyellen M. Dahlgren, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2004) 
D.N.P., University of Tennessee; M.S.N., Anna Maria College; PM, Belmont University; B.A., Regis College

Corinne H. Dale, Professor Emerita of English (1986)
Ph.D., M.A., University of Michigan; B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Jane Dalton, Associate Professor of Law (2018
J.D., Georgetown University; LLM, Univ Virginia; M.A., University Of Kansas; B.A., University Of Kansas

Francis Daniel, Associate Professor of Management (2010)
Ph.D., Florida State University; B.S., United States Naval Academy

David Dark, Associate Professor of Religion (2013)
Ph.D., M.A., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Nancy S. Darr, Professor of Physical Therapy/Adm Pediatric PHT Residency Program (1998)
D.P.T., Loma Linda University; M.S., University Southern California; B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University

Andrew Davis, Associate Professor of Philosophy (2011)
Ph.D., M.A., Villanova University; B.A., Pennsylvania State University

Jimmy Thomas Davis, Professor of Speech Communication (1987)
Ph.D., M.A., Indiana University; B.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Lucian Dervan, Associate Professor of Law (2017)
J.D., Emory University; B.A., Davidson College

Delwyn D. DeVries, Associate Professor of Accounting and Information Systems (2007)
Ph.D., Arizona State University; B.S.B.A., University of South Dakota

Edgar Diaz-Cruz, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences (2011)
Ph.D., The Ohio State University; M.S., B.S., University of Puerto Rico

Sharon Dowdy, Professor Emerita of Nursing (1986)
Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N., Vanderbilt University

William David Driskill, Professor Emeritus of Physics (1966)
Ph.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; M.A.T., University of the South; B.S., Murray State University

Bruce J. Dudley, Associate Professor of Music (2006)
D.M.A., University of Colorado; M.M., Eastman School of Music; B.S., New York University

Sandra Dudley, Assistant Professor of Music (1995)
M.M., Eastman School of Music; B.M., Fredonia State University

Jane Duncan, Associate Dean, College of Music and Performing Arts and Associate Professor of Theatre (2018)
Ph.D., Florida State University; M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth Univ; B.A., University Of Dayton

Ruby K. Dunlap, Professor of Nursing (1996)
Ed.D., Tennessee State University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S.N., Middle Tennessee State

Stephen Eaves, Dean, College of Music and Performing Arts (2016)
D.M.A., Univ South Carolina Columbia; M.M., Univ Mississippi; B.M., Union University

Lorena B. Edwards, Associate Professor Emerita of Management and Business Administration (1982)
Ed.S., M.A., B.S., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

James I. Elliott, Assistant Professor of Songwriting and Chair, Songwriting Program (1990)
M.A., Austin Peay State University; B.A., John Wesley College; A.A.S., Oakland Community College

Kristie B. Elsberry, Professor of Music (1981)
Ph.D., M.M., Florida State University; B.M., Shorter University

Clare Eng, Associate Professor of Music (2011)
Ph.D., M.A., M.Phil., Yale University; B.M., Florida International University

Genevieve Engle, Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Director of the Drug Information Center (2013)
Pharm.D., University Of The Sciences

Deen E. Entsminger, Professor of Music (1988)
Ph.D., Florida State University; M.M., Virginia Commonwealth University; B.M.E., Shenandoah University

Kimberlee Entsminger, Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Coordinator of Pharmaceutical Studies (1997)
Ph.D., B.A., University of Tennessee Knoxville

Elena Espiritu, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy (2013)
D.O.T., University Illinois Chicago; M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary; B.S., Texas Womans University

Martha Ezell, Instructor of Nursing (2010)
M.S.N., B.S.N., Belmont University; B.S., Lipscomb University; B.S. University of Toledo