Jun 20, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty (F-L)


Faculty 2020-2021

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

Deborah Farringer, Associate Professor of Law (2013)
J.D., Vanderbilt University; B.A., University of San Diego

Gregory K. Faulk, Professor of Finance (1993)
Ph.D., M.B.A., Louisiana State University; B.S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Davon Ferrara, Assistant Professor of Physics/NSF Senior Mentor (2012)
Ph.D., M.S., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Centenary College of Louisiana

Alejandra Ferrer, Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Therapy (2015)
Ph.D., Ohio State University Columbus; M.M., B.M., Florida State University

Cathy H. Ficzere, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chair, Pharmacy Practice (2007)
Pharm.D., B.S., Samford University

Heather Finch, Assistant Professor of English (2017)
Ph.D., Auburn University; M.A., Auburn University; B.A., Tuskegee University

Susan Finch, Associate Professor of English (2013)
Ph.D., Florida State University; M.F.A., Indiana University Bloomington; B.A., A.A., Emory University

Sarah Ann Fleming, Associate Professor of Mathematics (2005)
Ph.D., M.S., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Mississippi College

Rachael A. Flynn-Hopper, Associate Professor of Education and Director MAT Program (2003)
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi; M.S., B.S., Mississippi State University

Leslie A. Folds, Associate Professor of Nursing (2003)
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Wheaton College

Linda Ford, Associate Professor Emerita of Music (1976)
M.M., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; B.M., Baylor University

Robin Foster, Instructor of Motion Pictures (2019)
B.A., Vanderbilt University

Jennifer J. Wilgus Fowler, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Economics and Music Business (2006)
Ph.D., M.A., B.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Nicole Fox, Research and Instruction Librarian with Assistant Professor Rank (2018)
M.L.S., San Jose State University; B.A., Middle Tennessee State Univ

Ryan Fox, Associate Professor of Math (2014)
Ph.D., M.Ed., University of Georgia; B.S., Berry College; NDS, Kennesaw State University

Sharon Fox, Associate Dean, O’More College of Architecture & Design, Instructor of Design (2018)
M.A., Middle Tennessee State Univ; B.S., Middle Tennessee State Univ

Tracy Frame, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Internal Medicine (2014)
Pharm.D., Samford University; NDS, Purdue University West Lafayette

Courtney R. Fuson, Electronic and Educational Resources Librarian with Associate Professor Rank (2006)
M.Ed., Lipscomb University; M.S., University of Tennessee Knoxville; B.A., University of Tennessee

Jeremy Fyke, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (2016)
Ph.D., Purdue University West Lafayette; M.A., B.A., Texas State University

Tisha Gaines, Assistant Professor of Computer Science (2018)
Ph.D., Univ Mississippi; M.S., Jackson State University; B.S., Mississippi Valley State University

Kathleen M. Galloway, Professor of Physical Therapy (2006)
D.Sc., Rocky Mountiain University; M.P.T., Baylor University; B.A., Southern Illinois University

Sarah Gardial, Dean, College of Business, Professor of Marketing (2020)
Ph.D., University Houston Main Campus; M.B.A., B.S.B.A., University Arkansas Fayetteville

Danielle Garrett, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Education (2014)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Trevecca Nazarene University; B.S., University of Tennessee Knoxville; NDS, Middle Tennessee State University

Gary G. Garrison, Jr., Professor of Information Systems (2005) 
Ph.D., M.B.A., University of Mississippi; B.S., Missouri State University, Springfield

Paul Gatrell, Professor of Theatre and Dance and Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance (2002)
M.F.A., University of Georgia; B.S., Lindenwood University

Andrea Gemignani, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law (2020)
J.D., University Virginia; B.A., Swarthmore College

Lawrence P. German, Professor Emeritus of Political Science (1988)
Ph.D., M.A., University of Wisconsin; B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Richard Gershman, Professor of Practice, Motion Pictures (2020)
M.F.A., New York University; B.A., University Pennsylvania Undrgrd Adm

Rebecca K. Geving, Instructor of Mathematics and Computer Science (2003)    
M.S., Troy University; M.S., University of Oklahoma; B.S., Belmont University

Debra M. Gibbs, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy (2012)
Ed.D., Argosy University; M.H.S., B.H.S., University of Florida

Jeannie Giese, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2015)
D.N.P., M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S.N., Tennessee Technological University

Peter J. Giordano, Professor of Psychology (1989)
Ph.D., M.A., B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nicole Glenn, Assistant Professor of Biology (2019)
Ph.D., University Cincinnati; B.S., Miami University

Timothy J. Gmeiner, Music Librarian and Associate Professor Emeritus (1979)
M.M., M.L.S., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; B.A., University of Wisconsin

Paul M. Godwin, Professor Emeritus of Music (1973) 
Ph.D., M.A., Ohio State University; B.A. Arkansas Tech University

John S. Gonas, III, Associate Professor of Finance/Enactus Faculty Advisor (1998)
Ph.D., University of Kentucky; M.Ed., Vanderbilt University; M.B.A., B.B.A., George Washington University

Alberto R. Gonzales, Dean, College of Law, Professor of Law and Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair (2012)
J.D., Harvard University; B.A., Rice University; Additional Study, United States Air Force Academy

Jose D. Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship (2007)
M.B.A., Belmont University; B.S., Instituto Tecnologico Autonoma de Mexico

Mary R. Goodloe, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science (2001)
Ph.D., M.A., University of Kentucky; M.B.A., University of Memphis; B.A., Rhodes College

Alexander H. Graham, Associate Professor of Music (2011)
D.M.A., Eastman School of Music; M.M., Wayne State University; B.F.A., New School University

Robert T. Grammer, Professor Emeritus of Biology/BMB Coordinator (1985)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.S., University of Georgia

Laura Gray, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2017)
Ph.D., Univ Alabama Birmingham; M.A., Vanderbilt University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Baylor University

Montgomery Green, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice (2010)
Pharm.D., Univ South Carolina Columbia

Elisa Greene, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice (2011)
Pharm.D., University of Tennessee Knoxville; B.S., Auburn University

Suzanne Greenwalt, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy (2013)
D.P.T., A.T. Still University; M.P.T, B.S., St. Louis University

Robert B. Gregg, Professor of Music and Conductor of Faculty Brass Double Quintets (1984)
Ph.D., M.M.E., University of North Texas; B.M.E., Oklahoma Baptist University

David Gregory, Dean, College of Pharmacy (2018)
Pharm.D., Univ Mississippi

Caleb Griffin, Assistant Professor of Law (2019)
J.D., Harvard Law School; B.B.A., Oklahoma Christian University

Nathan D. Griffith, Associate Professor of Political Science (2003)
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington; M.A., University of Virginia; B.A., Belmont University

Michelle Guinn, Associate Professor of Mathematics (2013)
Ph.D., M.S., University of Mississippi; B.S., Spelman College

Judy C. Gunter, Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing (1983)
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S., University of Tennessee, Nashville

Charmion Gustke, Assistant Professor of English (2015)
Ph.D., George Washington University; M.A., Middlebury College; B.A., Millsaps College

Steven R. Guthrie, Professor of Religion (2005)
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews; M.Div., Trinity International University; B.M., University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Darrell D. Gwaltney, Jr., Dean, College of Theology and Christian Ministry, Professor of Religion (2004) 
Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City; M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A., Missouri Baptist University

Yvette C. Hachtel, Professor Emerita of Occupational Therapy (1997)
J.D., Duquesne University; M.S.Ed., University of Pittsburgh; B.A., Queens College; Certificate in Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University

Angela M. Hagan, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences (2010)
Ph.D., University of Michigan; M.S., B.S., University of Toledo

Lindsey J. Hahn, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice (2011)
Pharm.D., Samford University; A.A., University of West Florida

Marjorie L. Halbert, Associate Professor of Music (1979)
B.M.E., M.M.E, Ouachita Baptist University; Additional Study, University of Arkansas

Patricia Hall, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2018)
D.N.P., Univ Colorado Colorado Spgs; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S.N., Western Kentucky University

John S. Halle, Professor of Physical Therapy (1997)
Ph.D., University of Iowa; M.P.T., Baylor University; M.S., B.S., University of Oregon

Elizabeth  F. Hallmark, Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of Simulation (1996)
Ph.D., Touro College; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S.N., Belmont College; A.S.N., Samford University

Amy-Joan L. Ham, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences (2012)
Ph.D., M.S., B.S., University of Arizona

Karina Hamamouche, Assistant Professor of Psychology (2019)
Ph.D., M.A., Boston College; B.A., Butler University

Lora M. Harding, Associate Professor of Marketing (2011)
Ph.D., M.S., Northwestern University; B.B.A., Belmont University

Kristi Hargrove, Professor of Practice, Art (2020)
M.F.A., Union Institute & Univ; B.A., Vanderbilt University

Marquinta Harvey, Assistant Professor of Public Health (2020)
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University; M.A., University Tennessee Knoxville; B.S., University Tennessee Knoxville

Duane Hatch, Associate Professor of Chemistry (2011)
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; M.S., B.S., Tennessee Tech University

Stephen Hauser, Instructor of Motion Pictures (2017)
B.A., Wheaton College

Scott H. Hawley, Professor of Chemistry/Physics (2006)
Ph.D., University of Texas Austin; B.S., College of William and Mary

Yang He, Assistant Professor of Marketing (2016)
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Ernest W. Heard, Jr., Lecturer, College of Theology and Christian Ministry (1979)
Ed.D., Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; M.A., Scarritt College; M.L.S., George Peabody College; B.A., Centenary College

Matthew Heard, Assistant Professor of Biology (2017)
Ph.D., Brown University; B.A., Univ Tennessee Knoxville

Amy Henneman, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice (2020)
Pharm.D., Palm Beach Atlantic University; B.S., Emmanuel College Georgia

David A. Herrera, Associate Professor of Music Business (2000)
Ph.D., Capella University; M.B.A., B.B.A., Belmont University

J. Rush Hicks, Associate Professor of Music Business and Chair of the Music Business Program (2005)
J.D., Mercer University ; B.M., University of Mississippi

Janet Hicks, Professor and Director, Mental Health Counseling Program (2016)
Ph.D., Texas A&M Univ Corpus Christi; M.S., Texas A&M Univ Corpus Christi; B.S., Eastern New Mexico U Portales

Leslie J. Higgins, Professor Emerita of Nursing (1995)
Ph.D., University of Kentucky Lexington; M.S.N., B.S.N., Vanderbilt University

David R. Hill, Professor Emeritus of Biology (1972)
Ph.D., North Carolina State; M.S., Western Kentucky University; B.S., Clemson University

Catherine A. Hinton, Professor of Physical Therapy (1999)
Ph.D., Tennessee State University; M.S., Boston University; B.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Eric H. Hobson, Professor of English (2007)
Ph.D., M.A., University of Tennessee; A.B., University of West Georgia

Amy L. Hodges Hamilton, Professor of English/Coordinator of CLASS and CSM Capstone Cornerstone (2006)
Ph.D., Florida State University; M.A., Austin Peay State University; B.A., Florida State University; A.A., Gulf Coast Community College

Charles W. Hodgin, III,  Systems and Collections Management with Assistant Professor Rank (2013)
M.S., Drexel University; B.A., University of Mobile

Richard M. Hoffman, Professor of Music/Coordinator of Music Theory, School of Music (2000)
Ph.D., University of Kentucky; M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.M., Campbell University

Mark Hogan, Professor of Education (2014)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.A., University of Iowa; B.A., Greenville College; CERT, Eastern Mennonite University

Harry Hollis, Professor Emeritus of Management (1991)
Ph.D., M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A. University of Tennesee; Additional study, Vanderbilt University, University of Louisville

Eric Holt, Assistant Professor of Music Business (2017)
J.D., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Howard University

Linda P. Holt, Professor of English and Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (1993)
Ph.D., University of Louisville; M.A., Western Kentucky University; B.S., Austin Peay State University; A.S., Volunteer State Community College

Sally Holt, Professor of Religion (2008)
Ph.D., M.A., Vanderbilt University; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A., William Jewell College

Abbey Holthaus, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2017)
Ed.D., Univ Alabama Tuscaloosa; M.S.N., Univ Alabama Tuscaloosa; B.S., Westrn Illinois University; B.S.N., Univ Alabama Tuscaloosa

William H. Hooper, Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics and Computer Maintenance, Manager, Ayers Computer Classroom and Networking Ctr (1989)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; A.B., Dartmouth College

Kenneth House, Assistant Professor of Accounting (2014)
Ph.D., M.B., B.S., Indiana University Bloomington

Doug Howard, Dean, Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business and Professor of Music Business (2015)
J.D., George Washington University; M.B.A., Vanderbilt University; B.B.A., Belmont University

Holly Huddleston, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science (2019)
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University; M.S., University Of Memphis; B.S., Lipscomb University

David Hudson, Assistant Professor of Law (2018)
J.D., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Duke University

Kyle Huggins, Associate Professor of Marketing (2013)
Ph.D., Universityof Arkansas Fayetteville; M.B.A., B.S., Union University

Frank G. Hughes, Associate Professor Emeritus of Education (1982)
Ed.D., M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; B.S. Tennessee Wesleyan

Julie Hunt, Associate Professor of Social Work/Field Work Administration (2008)
M.S.W., University of Tennessee; B.S., Belmont University

Sandra J. Hutchins, Professor Emerita of English (1998)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Memphis State University; B.A., University of Tennessee; A.A., Freed-Hardeman College

Trevor F. Hutchins, Professor Emeritus of Education (1998)
Ph.D., Indiana University; M.A., London University; M.Ed., B.S. Monash Universith

Susan Iliff, Instructor of Occupational Therapy (2017)
Ph.D., Texas Womans University; M.A., Texas Womans University; B.S., University Of Kansas

Mona Ivy-Soto, Associate Professor of Education (2015)
Ph.D., University of Oregon; M.Ed., Bank Street College of Education; M.S.W., Hunter College; B.A., New York University

Brenda K. Jackson-Abernathy, Professor of History and Chair, Department of History (2003)
Ph.D., Washington State University; M.A., B.A., San Jose State University

James D. Jamieson, Associate Professor Emeritus of Accounting (1982)
C.M.A; C.P.A., State of Tennessee; M.B.A., Memphis State University; B.B.A., University of Mississippi

Michael J. Janas, Instructor and Chair of Audio Engineering Technology (2007)
M.Ed., Belmont University; B.M.E., University of Kansas

Susan Jellissen, Associate Professor of Political Science (2007)
Ph.D., M.A., B.S., University of Illinois

Careese John, Associate Professor of English/Junior Cornerstone Coordinator CLASS (2008)
Ph.D.,M.A., Northern Illinois University; B.A., Millikin University

Daniel Glen Johnson, Professor of Art (1994)
M.F.A., West Texas A&M University; B.F.A., Texas Tech University; A.A., Casper College

Torry Johnson, Visiting Professor of Law (2015)
J.D., Vanderbilt University; A.B., Hamilton College

Philip E. Johnston, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Pharmacy (2007)
Pharm.D., B.S., University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy

Linda D. Jones, Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair, Department of Psychological Sciences (2000)
Ph.D., M.A., Kent State University; B.A., Wake Forest University

Kathryn Jordan, Assistant Professor Emerita, Director, Undergraduate Studies in Nursing (2008)
M.P.H., University of Texas; M.S.N., Lewis University; B.S.N., Sacred Heart Dominican College

David C. Julseth, Professor of Spanish and Chair, Department of Foreign Languages (1992)
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin; M.A., B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison

James Kaiser, Instructor of Music Business (2011)
B.S., B.S.A.R., Ohio State University

Dan Keen, Instructor of Music Business (2010)
M.Ed., Belmont University; A.B., University of Northern Colorado

Sherry Hill Kelly, Associate Professor Emerita of Music (1976)
M.M., University of North Carolina; B.M., Westminister Choir College

H. James Kimmel, Associate Professor Emeritus of Music (1995)
M.S.E., Northwest Missouri State University; B.M.E., Hasting College

Frances Joy Kimmons, Professor of Education/Director, MEd Program (1996)
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University; M.Ed., B.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Kinsley Kelly Kiningham, Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs (2009)
Ph.D., University of Kentucky; M.S., B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Jeffrey Kinsler, Professor of Law/Doyle Rogers Distinguished Professor of Law (2010)
J.D., Valparaiso Universityersty; LL.M., Yale University; B.S., Ball State University

Jeffrey W. Kirk, Professor of Music and Associate Dean of Performance Studies (1993)
Ed.D., University of Memphis; M.M.E., Belmont University; B.M., University of Miami

Kristian I. Klefstad, Associate Professor of Music (2006)
D.M.A., University of Texas Austin; M.M., University of Missouri; B.M., Millikin University

Terry W. Klefstad, Professor of Music (2006)
Ph.D., University of Texas; M.M., Southern Methodist University; B.A., B.M., Millikin University

Christie Kleinmann, Associate Professor of Public Relations (2014)
Ph.D., University of Tennessee Knoxville; M.C., Auburn University; B.A., King College

Tom Knowles-Bagwell, Associate Professor and Associate Director, Mental Health Counseling Program (2016)
D.Min., M.Div., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Baylor University

Doyuen Ko, Associate Professor of Audio Engineering (2013)
Ph.D., M.M., Mcgill University (Montreal); B.A., Chonnam National Seminary

Allison Koch, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and OTD Fieldwork Coordinator (2015)
D.O.T., Belmont University; B.A., Harding University

Barry Kraus, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands and Pep Band (2008)
D.M.A., Arizona State University; M.M., Baylor University; B.M., Oklahoma State University

Peter Kuryla, Associate Professor of History (2008)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.A., B.A., Midwestern State University

Carla Lahey, Assistant Professor of Theatre (2020)
Ph.D., La St U-A And M-Baton Rouge; M.S., Florida State University; B.A., Samford University

Robert P. Lambert, Professor Emeritus of Marketing (1974)
D.B.A., University of Memphis; M.Ed., B.S., Northwestern State University

Peter Lamothe, Associate Professor of Music (2008)
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., B.A., University of New Hampshire

Virginia Lamothe, Assistant Professor of Musicology (2018)
Ph.D., Univ North Carolina Chapel Hl; M.A., Univ North Carolina Chapel Hl; B.A., Suny Coll Fredonia

W. Daniel Landes, Professor of Music (1983)
D.M.A., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.M., University of Maryland; B.M., Shenandoah University

Angela Lane, Associate Professor of Nursing (2013)
D.N.P., Vanderbilt University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S., University of Tennessee Knoxville

Jeremy Lane, Director, School of Music and Professor of Music (2018)
Ph.D., Louisiana St Univ & A&M Coll; M.M., Baylor University; B.M., New Mexico State U-Univ Park

John Lechner, Instructor of Audio Engineering Technology (2009)
M.S., Tennessee State University; B.M., University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Hyangsook Lee, Assistant Professor of Journalism (2013)
Ph.D., Kent State University; M.Ed., Ohio University Athens; B.E., Hongik University

Phillip Lee, Associate Professor of Pharmacy (2015)
Pharm.D., University of Tennessee Memphis

Tammy Legge, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2015)
D.N.P., Duquesne University; M.S.N., Austin Peay State University; B.S.N., Belmont University

Tamara Lemmonds, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Director of the MSOT Program
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.S., Belmont University; B.S., Lipscomb University

Wayne Lewis, Dean, School of Education and Professor of Education (2020)
Ph.D., North Carolina State University Raleigh; M.A., University Of Akron; B.S., Loyola Univ New Orleans

Joan Li, Associate Professor of Asian Studies (2011)
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University; M.A., Belmont University; B.A., Zhengzhon University

Suzanne E. Lindsey, Associate Professor of Communication Studies (1992)
Ph.D., Indiana University; M.A., Louisiana State University; B.A., Wright State University

Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld, Professor/Chair of Occupational Therapy (1997)
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University; M.S., Kent State University; B.S., Florida International University

Ronnie L. Littlejohn, Professor of Philosophy and Director, Asian Studies Program (1984)
Ph.D., M.A., B.A., Baylor University

Catherine Loes, Assistant Professor of Management/Belmont Enactus Team Advisor (2013)
D.M., University of Maryland University College; M.B.A., Belmont University; B.A., North Dakota State University Fargo

Todd London, Instructor of Music (2020)
M.M., University Of Georgia; B.M., Belmont University

Shelby Longard, Associate Professor of Sociology/Chair Department of Sociology (2007)
Ph.D.,M.A., Vanderbilt University; B.A., College of William and Mary

Eduardo Lopez, Assistant Professor of Management (2017)
Ph.D., Skema Business School; M.S., George Washington University; B.S., Naval Univ Instit (Argentina)

Robin A. Lovgren, Associate Professor of Mathematics (2011)
Ph.D., M.S., University of Tennessee; B.I.E., Georgia Institute Technology

Jason Lovvorn, Associate Professor/Director of the Writing Program for Dept of English (2011)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.A., University of Virginia; B.A., University of Alabama

Lauren Lunsford, Professor of Education and Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences/IRB Coordinator (2006)
Ph.D., M.Ed., Vanderbilt University; B.A., University of Virginia