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2012-2013 Catalog
Nashville State Community College
   
 
    
 
  Feb 25, 2018
 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration, Faculty, and Staff


 

Administrative, Professional and Support Staff

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

George H. Van Allen, President

B.S., Social Science, Appalachian State University, 1970

M.A., Political Science, Appalachian State University, 1971

Ed.D, Educational Administration, North Carolina State University, 1981

Rebecca A. Abu-Orf, Manager-Payroll, Finance and Administration Services

George E. Aldridge, Security Guard, Safety and Security

Bill Archer, Engineering Laboratory Technician, Computer Services

A.A.S., Electrical Engineering Technology, Nashville State Community College, 2005

Michael Arnold, Computer Laboratory Technician, Computer Services
A.A.S., Computer  Networking Technology, Nashville State Community College, 2007

Bernice G. Batchelor, Account Clerk Supervisor, Finance and Administration Services

B.S., Business Administration, Lane College, 1975

Janice Beasley, Admissions Clerk, Admissions

Suzanne S. Belcher, Information Center Supervisor, Safety and Security

Valerie S. Belew, Dean, English, Humanities and Arts

B.A., Union University, 1982

M.A., Tennessee Technological University, 1985

Aleece Bell, Student Support Specialist, Title III, Admissions

B.A., English Language Arts, Grand Valley State University, 2008

Gerry Bess, Maintenance Scheduler, Operations and Maintenance

Tracy Biggers, Secretary II, Development

Debra Blankenship, Secretary II, Math and Natural Sciences

Z. Dianne Blankenship, Account Clerk Supervisor, Cashiering and Registration, Bursar’s Office, Finance and Administration Services

Patrick Bolgeo, Help Desk Support Technician, Computer Services

Allison Boyd, Library Assistant II, Library
B.A., Arts & Humanities, Freed Hardeman University, 2006
M.A., New Testament Studies, Freed Hardeman University, 2009

Glenn Brownlee, HVAC Mechanic I, Physical Plant, Operation and Maintenance

Certificate, Universal HVAC, Ferris State University, 2000

Certificate, Auto Service Engineer, Ferris State University, 2000

Certificate, Service Repair Installation, Ferris State University, 2000

Certificate, HVAC Heat Pump, Tennessee Technology Center Nashville, 2006

Betty P. Broz, Coordinator, Special Interest Courses/Community Education, Workforce and Community Development

Certified Professional Secretary, 1994

Emily Bush, Coordinator of Library Instructional Services

B.A., English Literature, University of Tennessee, 2005

M.S., Information Science, University of Tennessee, 2007

Amber Button, Admissions Clerk, Admissions

A.S., Professional Studies, Austin Peay State University, 2010

James Buttry, Maintenance Worker, Maintenance and Operations

Latoya Cawthon, Financial Aid Clerk, Financial Aid

Ryan Clement, Technical Clerk, Bursar’s Office, Finance and Administration Services
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2002

Tracy H. Collins, Coordinator of Veterans’ Services, Records

B.S., Health Education, University of Nevada-Reno, 1984

Technical Certificate, Nashville State Community College, 2008

A.S., Nashville State Community College, 2009

Judith I. Cook, Administrative Secretary, President’s Office

Certified Professional Secretary, 2004

Daniel Cottone, Computer Lab Technician, Computer Services

Eileen Crane, Executive Assistant to the President, President’s Office
B.A., Management and Human Relations, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2005

J. David Crawford, Multi-Media Specialist, Computer Services
A.S., Volunteer State Community College, 2004
B.A., Western Kentucky University, 2007

Mary Cross, Vice President, Finance and Administration Services

B.S., Accounting, University of Kentucky, 1975

M.B.A., Business, Vanderbilt, 1989

Brenda S. Davis, Maintenance Worker, Waverly Campus

Leslie Davis, Maintenance, Facilities/Maintenance

M. Elaine Davis, Controller, Finance and Administration Services

B.S., Belmont University, 1972

A.S., Nashville State Technical Institute, 1983

James T. Dawson, Executive Director, Operations and Maintenance, Operations and Management

B.S., General Studies, Health and Safety, Western Kentucky, 1993

Janet S. Dennis, Personnel Assistant, Human Resources

Certified Professional Secretary, 2009

Fernando Diggs, Lead Cashier, Bursar’s Office, Finance and Administration
 Services
A.A., Chemistry, Nashville State Community College, 2009

A.S., Biology, Nashville State Community College, 2009

Elvira Dikhtyar, Testing Technician I, Testing Center

B.S., Biology, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2007

Christina Dismore, Secretary III, Social and Life Sciences

A.A.S., Office Administration, Nashville State Community College, 2004

Certified Professional Secretary, 2007

Certificate in Office Administration, Nashville State Community College, 2003

Michael Dismore, Electrician, Operations and Maintenance

Carolyn Douglas, Admissions Clerk, Admissions

Edward G. Dubell, Graphic Designer, Creative Services

A.A.S., Visual Communication/Graphics Design, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1997

B.F.A., Art/Graphics Design, Middle Tennessee State University, 1999

Sade Dunn, Lab Assistant III, Math and Natural Sciences

B.S., Biology, Middle Tennessee State University, 2010

Carl G. Dury, Director, Computer Services

B.A., Rhodes College, 1972

M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975

Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1977

Kathy S. Emery, Director, Online Learning

B.S., St. Mary’s University, 1968

M.S., East Texas State University, 1969

Post Graduate, University of Memphis, 1983

Kimberly Estep, Vice President, Academic Affairs
B.A., Judson College, 1987
M.A.., Auburn University, 1993
Ph.D., Auburn University, 1993
M.Ed., University of Georgia, 2004
Post Masters Certificate in Institutional Research, Florida State University, 2006

Tim Ewell, Assistant to the Vice President, Finance and Administration Services

Mark T. Farmer, Security Guard II, Safety and Security

B.S., Psychology, Middle Tennessee State University, 1980

Keith Ferguson, Executive Director, Development and Public Affairs

A.A.S., Applied Science, Shelby Community College, 1985

B.B.A., Business Management, Memphis State University, 1991

M.B.A., Business Management, University of Memphis, 1996

Lisa Fletcher, Secretary II, Career Employment Center

A.A.S., Office Administration, Nashville State Community College, 2006
Certified Professional Secretary, 2009

Kathy G. Ford, Testing Technician I, Testing Center

Angela Forte, Records Clerk, Records

Adrienne Frame, Grants Fiscal Clerk, Accounting, Finance and Administration Services

Career Advancement Certificate, Nashville State Community College, 2008

A.A.S., Nashville State Community College, 2009

Michael A. Franklin, Campus Coordinator, Cookeville Campus

A.A.S., Computer Technology, Nashville State Community College, 2003

Carolyn O. Frye, Office Supervisor, Learning Center

B.S., Psychology, University of Tennessee at Nashville, 1979

M.S., Human Resource Development, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2002

Pamela R. Gadd, Library Assistant III, Library

Danielle Ghulam, Security Guard I, Safety & Security

Rebecca Girgenti, Secretary III, Student Services

Adriane D. Gordon, Admissions Supervisor, Admissions

A.S., Computer Accounting Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1997

Certificate of Career Advancement, Accounting Clerk, 2002

Certificate of Career Advancement, Microcomputer Application Specialist, 2002

Donna Gorlier, Technical Clerk, Accounting, Finance and Administration Services

Delphia L. Green, Office Supervisor, Southeast Campus

Certificate of Career Advancement, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1999

A.A.S., General Technology, Nashville State Technical Community College, 2003

Ruth L. Green, Secretary III, Business, Applied Arts and Technologies

J. Trey Gresimer, Technical Systems Coordinator, Computer Services

Dawn Griffith, Manager of Accounting Processes, Finance and Administration Services
B.S., Accounting, Athens State University, 2005

Chuck Hackney, Programmer Analyst, Computer Services

Evelyn T. Hadley, Director, Special Projects and Student Life, Student Services

B.A., Management and Human Relations, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1996

M.S., Guidance and Counseling, Tennessee State University, 2005

Elvis E. Hamrick, Security Guard II, Safety and Security

Robert Hankins, Jr., Internal Auditor

B.S., Accounting, Middle Tennessee State University, 1968

CPA, 1976

Brenda K. Harriford, Office Manager, Operations and Maintenance

A.A., Secretarial Science, Western Kentucky University, 1976

Eva Hauger, Custodian, Operations and Maintenance

Hensley Ricky, Maintenance Worker, Southeast Campus

Jason Herndon, PTEC Lab Technician, Waverly Campus

V. Addyson High, Secretary III, Office of Student Life, Student Services

Barbara Hill, Secretary II, Applied Arts

Carol Hines, Secretary II, Creative Services and Special Projects

Janice M. Hines, Security Dispatcher II, Safety and Security

Stephen Hooks, Director, Career Employment Center

B.S., Business Management, Western Kentucky University, 2003

Phillip E. Howse, Systems Specialist, Computer Services

M. Wylie Hudson, Security Guard II, Safety and Security

Becky D. Hull, Director, Cookeville Campus


Herbert E. Hunt, Manager, Property Management/Purchasing/Shipping and Receiving, Finance and Administration Services

A.S., Accounting, Draughons Junior College, 1972

Brad Hyde, Computer Laboratory Technician, Computer Services

Miranda Inman, Admissions Clerk, Admissions

Cecil H. Ivy, Jr., Clerk, Shipping and Receiving, Finance and Administration Services

Deanna M. Jackson, Payroll Assistant III, Payroll, Finance and Administration Services

A.S., Elementary Education, Nashville State Community College, 2006

Paula Jackson, Financial Aid Counselor, Financial Aid

B.S., Business Management, University of Phoenix, 2006

Certificate of Secretarial Science, Penn Valley Community College, 1977

Doug C. Jameson, Coordinator, Online Learning

A.A.S., Business Management, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1996

B.A., Business Management/Human Relations, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1998

M.S., Public Administration, Cumberland University, 2004

Carolyn S. Jeans, Personnel Assistant III, Human Resources

A.A.S., Office Administration, Nashville State Community College, 2003

Certified Professional Secretary, 2005

B.S., Professional Studies, Austin Peay University, 2010

Delisa C. Johnson, Financial Aid Counselor, Financial Aid

Malcolm H. Johnson, HVAC Shop Supervisor, Operations and Maintenance

A.E., Mechanical Engineering, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1982

Wilma R. Johnson, Secretary III, Computer Services

Certified Professional Secretary, 2004

A.A.S., General Technology, Nashville State Community College, 2005

B.S., Professional Studies, Austin Peay University, 2010

Renee Johnston, Admissions and Records Clerk, Southeast Campus

A.S., Health Information Management, Nashville State Community College, 2010

Gina Jones, Secretary III, Math and Natural Sciences

Communication Art Certification, 1999

Microsoft Word Certification, 2006
B.S., Social Work, Lipscomb University, 2011

Margaret F. Jones, Dean, Learning Resource Center
B.A., Journalism, University of Alabama, 1981
M.A., Reading, University of Alabama, 1985
M.A., English, Tennessee State University, 1992
Ph.D., Literature, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Paul A. Kaminsky, Assistant Director of Information Services and Systems, Computer Services
B.Sc., Music, Hunter College, 1974
M.B.A., Finance/Information Systems, New York University, 1998

Terrance Kane, Library Assistant I, Learning Resource Center
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2008

Reginald Keller, Security Guard I, Safety and Security

Andrew King, Security Guard II, Safety and Security

Jennifer A. Knapp, Dean, Mathematics and Sciences
B.S., Zoology, Clemson University, 1989
Ph.D., Cell Biology, Vanderbilt University, 1997

Tracy E. Kortuem, Secretary II, Workforce and Community Development
A.S., Computer Information Processing, Draughons Jr. College, 1996
Microsoft Office User Specialist for Word, 2002

Linda D. Langiotti, Bursar, Finance and Administration Services
B.A., Business Administration, Lambuth College, 1974
A.S., Computer Accounting, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1983
M.B.A., Business Administration, Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business, Belmont University, 1988

William Lee, Account Clerk, Bursar’s Office, Finance and Administration Services

Leslie Lewis, Technical Clerk, Waverly Campus
AS LIBA, Austin Peay State University, 2011

David E. Lipschutz, Systems Specialist, Computer Services
A.S., Computer Accounting Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1984
A.S., Business Data Processing Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1985

Leah A. Louallen, Coordinator of Loans/Scholarships, Financial Aid

Sherwine Lucien, Admissions Clerk, Admissions

Lori B. Maddox, Director, Human Resources
A.S., Office Administration, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1985
B.S., Human Resources Development, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1998
M.S., Public Administration, Cumberland University, 2006

Candy Marshall, Account Clerk III, Bursar’s Office, Finance and Administration Services

Carol J. Martin-Osorio, Dean, Student Services
B.S., Manchester College, 1980
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1992
Ed. D., Northern Illinois University 2009

Andrew J. Mason, Library Assistant I, Learning Resource Center
B.S., Psychology, Middle Tennessee State University, 1999

Charles M. May, Librarian, Learning Resource Center
B.A., Geography, University of North Carolina, 1974
M.L.S., Library Science, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1976

Paula R. McCord, Secretary III, Information and Engineering Technologies
A.S., Business Data Processing, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1988

Marian M. McNeil, Administrative Secretary, Academic Affairs
Certified Professional Secretary, 2003

Seneca McPhee, Title III, Student Support Services

Misti D. Meeks, Records Clerk, Records
A.A., Office Management, Lincoln Christian College, 2004

Thomas L. Melton, Coordinator, Video Productions, Creative Services
A.S., Commercial Art, Jackson State Community College, 1981
Certificate in Audio Visual Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1982
A.S., Dyersburg State Community College, 1997

Vicki R. Mendenhall, Computer Lab Technician/Network Management Specialist, Computer Services
A.A.S., Communications, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1998

Marilyn L. Miller, Technical Clerk, Cookeville Campus
Certified Professional Secretary, 2007
Career Advancement Certificate Office in Application 2009

J. Joshua Moran, Director, Financial Aid
B.S., Political Science-University of Tennessee, Martin, 1999

Joyce M. Morey, Secretary II, Admissions

Mark Morey, Maintenance Worker, Maintenance

Dennis Morgan, Stock Clerk II/Account Clerk I, Shipping and Receiving

Jeffrey L. Myers, Security Guard II, Safety and Security
A.S., Aquinas Junior College, 1982

Vijay Naik, Manager of Budget, Travel and Special Contracts, Finance and Administration Services
B.S., Engineering Physics, Southwestern Oklahoma, 1995
M.B.A., Marketing, University of Memphis, 1998

Michelle Nelson, Director, Testing Center
M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University, 2011
Certified Administrative Professional

Jenny Newman, Director, Development and Public Affairs

Brian Norrod, Computer Lab Technician, Cookeville Campus
A.A.S., Computer Technology, Nashville State, Community College, 2003

Sarah Nwokoji, Admissions Clerk, Admissions

John P. Oakley, Senior Technical Systems Specialist, Computer Services

Meghan Oliver, Director, High School Programs
B.S., Management and Computer Information Systems, Western Kentucky University, 2000
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University, 2001

Alarie Ornburn, Admissions and Testing Clerk, Cookeville Campus
B. S., Business Administration, William Woods University, 2006

Cheryl J. Patterson, Secretary II, Waverly Campus
A.S., Universal Parallel Business and information Systems, Nashville State Community College, 2008
B.S., Austin Peay State University, 2012
Certified Professional Secretary, 2008

Melissa K. Pauley, Assistant Director, Records and Registration, Records
B.S., Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Jacksonville State University, 1991

Debbie Pennebaker, Secretary II, Cookeville Campus

Frank Perry, Security Guard Supervisor III, Safety and Security

Gail Phillips, Director, Workforce and Community Development
Certified Microsoft Office User Specialist, 2002
VUE Test Administrator Certification Exam, 2003

Daniel Pickney, Account Clerk, Bursar’s Office

Will B. Plunk, Help Desk Supervisor, Computer Services

Sharon M. Poindexter, Institutional Research Analyst, Planning & Assessment
A.S., Office Administration, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1994

Laura L. Potter, Director, Admissions
B.S., Marketing, Lipscomb University, 2003

Vicki H. Preston, Assistant Director, Financial Aid
B.S., Eastern Kentucky University, 1981

Laurie W. Rhoton, Accountant, Finance and Administration Services
A.S., Computer Accounting, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1983
Certified Professional Secretary, 1987
A.A.S., Business Management, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1996

Richard Rhyne, Security Guard, Waverly Campus

Kimberly D. Roberts, Secretary II, Social & Life Sciences, Police Science, Education
B.S., Criminal Justice, Austin Peay University, 2011
Occupational Teaching Certification (Legal/Protective Services Endorsement), 2011

Kenneth Robertson, Security Guard Supervisor IV, Safety and Security

Sally A. Robertson, Serials Librarian, Learning Resource Center
B.S., History, Belmont University, 1978
M.L.S., Library Science. Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1979

Michael Rohling, Systems Technician, Computer Services

Samantha Roller, Secretary II, Financial Aid

Ashwak Sarhan, Coordinator of Technical Support, Financial Aid
B.S., Baker College 2007
M.S., Baker College, 2010

Shaun Scantland, Security Guard, Cookeville Campus
A.A.S., Police Science, Nashville State Community College, 2010
TIES/NCIC/NLETS – TBI, 2011
APCO, Certified Dispatcher, 2010

Candice R. Schutt, Account Clerk II, Bursar’s Office

DeAnna C. Shaw, Technical Clerk, Budget, Travel and Special Contracts, Finance and Administration Services

Lisa Shaw, Records Clerk, Records
A.A., Nashville State Community College, 2011

Alhassan N. Sheriff, Database Administrator, Computer Services

G. Derrek Sheucraft, Director, Safety and Security

Richard H. Shores, Computer Laboratory Technician, Computer Services
A.A.S., Visual Communications, Nashville State Technical Institute, 2000
Apple® Certified Desktop Technician, 2004
Microsoft® MVP, 2005
Microsoft® Certified Applications Specialist for Windows Vista®, 2007

James M. Shrum, Computer Lab Technician, Computer Services

Judy A. Smith, Systems Specialist, Computer Services
A.S., Computer Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1983

Karen Jo Smith, Coordinator, Purchasing

Susan Parker Smith, Secretary III, Executive Assistant to the President
Certified Professional Secretary, 2009

Tommie Smith, Technical Clerk, Records
A.A.S., Business Management, Nashville State Community College, 2004
B.S., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Middle Tennessee State University, 2009

Steven A. Solomon, Printing Estimator, Property Management
B.F.A., Graphics Arts, University of Chicago, 1968
Computer Electronics Diploma, Nashville State Area Vocational Technical School, 1986
TEFL Certification, Winfield College, 2001

Gloria D. Spears, Technical Clerk, Financial Aid

Annette Starrett, Secretary II, Occupational Therapy and Surgical Technology

Marc Starrett, Assistant Director, Workforce and Community Development
A.S., Business, Kent State University, 1992

Elizabeth Stein, ESL Specialist, Student Services
B.A., Art History/History, Trinity University, 1988
M.A., English/English as a Second Language, University of Memphis, 2001
Ph.D. English/Applied Linguistics, University of Memphis, 2010

Cynthia F. Stephens, Campus Coordinator, Dickson Campus
A.A.S., Office Administration, Nashville State Community College, 2002

Karen L. Stevenson, Dean, Business, Applied Arts and Technologies
B.S., Business Education, Ohio State University, 1980
M.A., Educational Policy and Leadership/Business Education, Ohio State University, 1987

Amy Stewart, Project Director, Title III
A.S., Business Management, Enterprise State Jr. College, 1993
B. S., Business Management, University of Alabama, 1995

Jennie L. Stribling, Director, Waverly Campus
B.B.A., Business Administration, Austin Peay State University, 1982
M.Ed., Austin Peay State University, 2002

Billie J. Sullivan, Secretary I, Learning Resource Center/Online Learning

Tammy Sullivan, Secretary II, Nursing

Donna M. Svolto, Evening Secretary, Computer Information Systems/Business Technology
B.S., Education, Tennessee Tech University, 1978

Mollie Talbert, Secretary I, Cookeville Campus

Carol A. Tanksley, Programmer Analyst I, Computer Services
A.S., Data Processing, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1983

Danny Thompson, Security Guard II, Safety and Security

John W. Thompson, Custodial Lead Worker, Operations and Maintenance

Ronnie L. Thompson, Custodian, Operations and Maintenance

Tammy Thorne, Administrative Assistant, Finance and Administration Services

A.S., Banking Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1984

Priscilla D. Tibbs, Assistant to Director, Student Services
B.A., Business Administration, Tennessee State University, 1987
M.S., Guidance and Counseling, Tennessee State University, 1995
Paralegal Certificate, 2000

Bryan Trout, Computer Lab Technician, Waverly Campus

Susan L. Tucker, Secretary III, English, Humanities and Arts
Certified Professional Secretary, 2006

Troy L. Valentine, Academic Systems Specialist, Computer Services

Edna F. Vaughn, Microcomputer Lab Technician, Learning Resource Center
A.S., Computer Electronics, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1985

Dale Walker, Computer Lab Technician, Computer Services

Richard Wall, Assistant Director of Customer Support Services, Computer Services

Cynthia Waller, Director, Nursing
B.S., Nursing, Bethel College, 1982
Certified Critical Care Nurse, 1982
M.S. Nursing, Vanderbilt, 1997
Ph.D. Nursing, Vanderbilt, 2011

Ted M. Washington, Associate Vice President, Planning and Assessment
A.S., Computer Programming, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1977
A.S., Data Processing Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1980
B.B.A., Information System Management, Belmont University, 1987
M.B.A., Business Administration, Tennessee State University, 1993

Katherine Watts, Student Disability Services Coordinator, Student Services
B.A., English, Furman University, 1993
M.A., Spanish/Applied Linguistics Teaching as a Second Language, Northern Arizona University, 1996

Ken R. Waugh, Computer Operations Specialist, Computer Services

James D. Wharton, Custodial Supervisor, Operations and Maintenance

Jeffery White, Security Guard II, Safety and Security

Evelyn S. Wilkerson, Office Supervisor, Workforce and Community Development
Certified Professional Secretary, 1997

Polly Wilkerson, Account Clerk II, Payroll, Finance and Administration Services


Ernestine Williams, Lead Data Entry Operator, Accounting, Finance and Administration Services


Joy H. Williams, Testing Technician II, Testing Center

Kenneth Wilson, Records Clerk, Records

Jeff Winsett, Help Desk Technician, Computer Services

Chris Winters, Coordinator of Instructional Quality
A.A., Nashville State Community College, 2001
B.S. Austin Peay State University, 2005
M.S., Austin Peay State University, 2007
E.D.S., Austin Peay State University, 2012
Certified in Secondary Education, 2005
Certified with Quality Matters (APP, PRC, TTT)

Lance L. Woodard, Director of Records and Registration, Records
A.A.S., Computer Information Systems, Nashville State Technical Community College, 2003
A.S., Business Information Systems, Nashville State Community College, 2007
Arts & Sciences Academic Certificate, Nashville State Technical Community College, 2004
B.B.A., Business Information Systems, Tennessee State University, 2011

LaDonna Yarborough, Director, Southeast Campus
B.S., Mathematics, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1978
M.Ed., Administration and Supervision, Tennessee State University, 2010

Kimberly Zills, Technical Clerk, Waverly Campus
A.S., Draughons Junior College, 1996
A.S., Nashville State Community College, 2005
B.S., Bethel College, 2007
Certified Professional Secretary, 2006

Ellen L. Zink, Director, Creative Services
B.F.A., Graphic Design, Louisiana Tech University
M.A.M.S., Biomedical Visualization, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995

 

Faculty

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

D. Michelle Adkerson, Associate Professor, English
B.A., English, Middle Tennessee State University, 1986
M.A., 20th Century English Literature, University of Sussex, Falmer, England, 1988

Jeanne A. Altstatt, Associate Professor, English, Southeast Campus
M.A., English, Middle Tennessee State University, 1977
M.Ed., Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Middle Tennessee State University, 1978

Eleonora Alvarado, Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Healthcare Management
R.N., Nursing, Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing, 1976
B.A., Political Science, Wright State University, 1982
M.H.A., Health Administration, Medical College of Virginia, 1986
Certified Professional Coder, 2005

Bernard M. Anderson, Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Chemistry
B.A., Chemistry, Hamline University, 1998
Ph.D., Chemistry-Inorganic, Montana State University, 2004

Jennifer C. Anderson, Instructor, Biology
B.A., Biology, Knox College, 1998
M.S., Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University, 2000

Barbara Baker, Associate Professor, Psychology
B.S., Dental Hygiene, Tennessee State University, 1981
M.Ed., Counseling, Vanderbilt University, 1986
Ed.D, Counseling, Vanderbilt University, 1990

Paul H. Balch, Instructor, Surgical Technology
A.A.S, Registered Nurse, Columbia University/Presbyterian, Hospital School of Nursing NYC, 1985

René W. Bataille, Assistant Professor, History and Geography
B.A., Arts and Civilizations, Lyon III University-France, 1981
M.A., History, Lyon III University-France, 1982
French National Certification for Teaching, Lyon III University-France, 1984
M.A., Geography, Minister de I ‘Education-France, 1985

Michael R. Bates, Instructor, Computer Networking Technology
CompTIA A+ Certification, 2002
CompTIA Network + Certification, 2002
A.A.S., Nashville State Community College,  2003
Cisco Certified Network Associate, 2004
B.S., MIS Trevecca Nazarene University, 2009

T. Van Bates, Associate Professor/Coordinator, Surgical Technology
B.A., English, David Lipscomb University, 1990
Technical Certificate, Surgical Technology, Nashville State Community College, 1995
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Kimberly Pace Becker, Assistant Professor, English as a Second Language
B.A., English, Milsaps College, 1999
M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, Northern Arizona University, 2004

Vickie Bissinger, Instructor, Nursing

Missy Blanks, Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Nursing, Austin Peay University, 2001
M.S.N., Nursing, Tennessee State University, 2010

Karen Bourg, Associate Professor, Sociology
B.A., Sociology, Emmanuel College, 1964
M.A., Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University, 1966

Beverly E. Bradley, Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems
A.A.S., Computer information Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1992
B.M., Music of Emphasis in Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, 1977
M.B.A., Technical Management, University of Phoenix, 2006

Donny Brazile, Instructor, History, Waverly Campus
B.A., American Studies and Anthropology, University of Northern Iowa, 2000
M.A., History and Education, Northern Iowa University, 2004
M.A., Ed., University of Northern Iowa, 2004

Stacy Brown, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Cookeville Campus
B.S., Mathematics, Tennessee Technological University, 1989
M.S., Mathematics, Tennessee Technological University, 1991
Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 1995
Ed.S. Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee Technological University, 2005

Roslyn Browning, Instructor, Logistics Management
B.S., Louisiana State University, 1999
M.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University, 2007

Amy Bryant, Instructor, Speech
B.A., Mass Communications, Lipscomb University, 2005
M.S., Mass Communications, Middle Tennessee State University, 2008

Michele Buc, Instructor, Speech
B.A., Communications, Baylor University, 1988
M.S.C., Speech Communication, Auburn University, 1990

Cary Bunt, Instructor, Business Technology
A.A., Arts, Martin Methodist College, 1978
B.B.A., Management, Belmont, 1980
M.B.A., Business Administration, Tennessee Technological University, 1992

Sam Champion, Coordinator/Instructor, Horticulture
B.S., Landscape Horticulture, Auburn University, 1997
B.S., Environmental Design, Auburn University, 2002
M.L.A., Landscape Architecture, Auburn University, 2002
LEED Accredited Professional, 2007

Michael L. Christensen, Instructor, Mathematics
B.A., Mathematics, William Jewell College, 1979
M.S., Mathematics, Kearney State College, 1982

B. Alice Church, Associate Professor/Program Coordinator, English
B.A., English and German, University of Tennessee, 1972
M.A., English, Vanderbilt University, 1973
Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Instructor, Certification, 1998

Rhonda Lane Coffelt, Assistant Professor, Biology, Waverly Campus
B.S., Chemistry, Austin Peay State University, 1984
M.S., Chemistry, Tennessee State University, 1988
Ph.D., Biology, Tennessee State University, 2009

Beverly L. Collins, Associate Professor, Office Administration
B.B.A., Office Administration, Belmont University, 1994
M.B.E., Business Education, Middle Tennessee State University, 1995

Robin Cooper-Wilbanks, Instructor, Psychology, Waverly Campus
B.S., Psychology, Union University, 1988
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Middle Tennessee State University, 2000

Brad Corcoran, Instructor, Law Enforcement
A.S. Management, Temple Jr. College, 1986
B.S. Management, Trevecca University, 1991
M.P.A., Criminal Investigation, City University Bellevue Washington, 1998
POST Certified Police Officer, State of Tennessee, 1986–2009

Yvonne Cornelius-Thompson, Associate Professor/Coordinator, History
B.A., History, Belmont University, 1977
M.L.A.S., Liberal Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1995

Brian K. Curtis, Assistant Professor, English, Waverly Campus
B.A., English, Austin Peay State University
M.A., English, Texas Tech University

Lisa Davies, Instructor, Psychology
B.S., Lipscomb University, 1986
M.S., Tennessee State University, 1989
Licensed Pre K-12 Certification School of Counseling for State of Tennessee

Amy Davis, Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Early Childhood Education
B.S., Elementary Education, Mississippi State University, 1999
M.Ed., Curriculum and instruction, University of Mississippi, 2001
Early Childhood Add-On Certification, 2003

Greta Davis, Instructor, Spanish
B.A., Universal Studies/Liberal Arts, Middle Tennessee State University, 1999
M.A., Spanish, Middle Tennessee State University, 2004
Tennessee Professional Teaching License, 2005

Pernella Deams, Assistant Professor, Social and Life Sciences
B.S., Southern University and A&M College, 2000
B.S., Southern University and A&M College, 2000
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 2002
Ph.D., Tennessee State University, 2007

Timothy C. Dean, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology, Cookeville Campus
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 1992
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 1995
Ph.D., Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 2004

Robert Donaldson, Instructor, Civil and Construction Engineering Technology
B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida, 1980
M.C.E., Civil Engineering, University of South Florida, 1999

G. Howard Doty, Professor/Coordinator, Paralegal Studies
B.S., Business Administration, Tennessee Technological University, 1969
J.D., Law, University of Tennessee School of Law, 1970

Hamid Doust, Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.S., Business and Banking, School of Banking, Iran, 1976
M.S., Mathematics, Middle Tennessee State University, 1981

Wes Dulaney, Instructor, Biology, Cookeville Campus

Diane M. Eagle, Associate Professor, English as a Second Language
B.A., French, University of Illinois, 1983
M.A., English as a Second Language, University of Illinois, 1989

David Edgington, Instructor, Music
B.A., Music Performance, Charleston Southern University, 1996
M.M., Music Education, Belmont University, 2007

Kelvin L. Elston, Assistant Professor, Business Management
A.S., General Business, Cleveland State Community College, 1984
B.S., Management and Marketing, Birmingham Southern College, 1986
M.S., Organization and Human Relations Management, Cumberland University, 1999
Certified as Achieve Global Trainer, 2002

Bryan L. Evans, Instructor/Coordinator, CAD Engineering Technologies
A.S., Mechanical Engineering, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1994

Heidi Evans, Instructor, English
B.A., English, Ohio University, 2003
M.A., Creative and Media Writing, University of Wales-Swansea, 2007

Endora Feick, Instructor, English
M.A., Composition and Rhetoric, Kennesaw State University, 2002

Patricia A. Feller, Associate Professor, Computer Accounting
B.A., Accounting/Finance, University of South Florida, 1977
M.Acc, Accountancy, University of South Florida, 1980
Certified Public Accountant, 1987
Certified Internal Auditor, 2004
Certified Fraud Examiner, 2006
Forensic Certified Public Accountant, 2006
Certified Business Manager, 2008

David C. Finney, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology
B.S., Aerospace Administration, Middle Tennessee State University, 1974
First Class Radio-Telephone License, 1976
FCC Certified Electrical Contractor
GM Professional Instructor
M.S., Human Resource Development, University of Tennessee, 1995
M.S., Engineering Technology, East Tennessee State University, 1999

Kwaku Forkuo-Sekyere, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Southeast Campus
B.S., Mathematics, Manchester College, 1981
M.S., Mathematics, University of Tennessee, 1982
M.S., Statistics, Ohio State University, 1987

Michael Frank, Instructor, Economics
B.A., Economics, State University of New York-Buffalo, 1978
M.A., Economics, State University of New York-Buffalo, 1992

Eli W. Frierson, Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.S., Mathematics, Claflin College, 1971
M.Ed., Education Mathematics, Clemson University, 1976

Diane Gaffney, Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistant
B.S., Western Michigan University, 1970
M.B.A., Tennessee State University, 1991
NBCOT Certification as Occupational Therapist, Registered
Tennessee Certification in Therapeutic Electrical and Thermal Modalities, 2001

Samuel W. Garner, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology, Cookeville Campus
Certificate, Electrical Maintenance, Nashville Area Vocational School
A.S., Electrical Engineering Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1983
B.S., Electro Mechanical Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, 1989

Melissa Geno, Instructor, Computer Accounting
B.S., Accounting, Lipscomb University, 1986
M.S., Accounting and Computer Science, Middle Tennessee State University, 1995
M.S., Business and Administration, Tennessee State University, 1999

David J. B. Gerth, Associate Professor, Business Management
B.E., Engineering Science, Vanderbilt University, 1972
M.B.A., Business Administration, Brigham Young University, 1977

Larry Glover, Instructor, Reading
B.A., Physical Education, Fisk University, 1979
M.Ed., Reading and Secondary Education, Tennessee State University, 1983
Ed.D, Curriculum Development and reading, Texas Southern University, 1986

Phyllis C. Gobbell, Associate Professor, English
B.S., Education, University of Tennessee Knoxville, 1971
M.A., English, Austin Peay State University, 2002

Regina Goldwire, Instructor, Nursing

Beth Gorham, Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator, Photography & Visual Communications
B.F.A., Photography, University of Georgia, 1994
M.F.A., East Tennessee State University, 2011

James R. Graf, Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems
B.S., Mathematics, State University College at Potsdam, NY, 1971
M.S., Computer Science, Middle Tennessee State University, 1996J.

Jeffrey Green, Instructor, Biology
B.S., Biology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2002
B.A., Psychology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2002
M.S., Biology, Middle Tennessee State University, 2004

Teresa Guthrie, Instructor, Biology
B.S., Chemistry, University of Kentucky, 1986
Ph.D., Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, 1992

Kevin L. Harris, Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems
B.S., Computer Information Systems, Lincoln University-Missouri, 1996
M.S., Computer Management Information Systems, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2003

Pamela A. Hawkins, Associate Professor, Visual Communications
B.S., Education, University of Tennessee, 1976
Graphic Arts Design Certificate, Nashville State Community College, 1989

Susan Hawkins, Instructor, Healthcare Management
M.H.A., University of Maryland College, 2004
M.B.A., University of Maryland College, 2005
M.S., Information Technology, University of Maryland College, 2010

Pamela D. Holland Hite, Instructor/Coordinator, Surgical Technology
Surgical Technology Technical Certificate, Nashville State Community College, 2004
A.A.S., General Technologies, Nashville State Community College, 2007
Certified Surgical Technologies, Nashville State Community College, 2008

Linda C. Houck, Instructor, English, Cookeville Campus
B.A., English, San Diego State University, 2000
M.A., English, San Diego State University, 2003

Everett G. House, Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.A., Mathematics, Southern Illinois University, 1964
M.A., Mathematics, University of Cincinnati, 1970

Yenya Hu, Instructor, Biology
M.D., Medicine, Shanghai Medical University, 1989
M.S., Biology, Western Kentucky University, 1992
Ph.D., Vascular Biology/Pathology, Vanderbilt University, 1997

Lloyd A. Jackson, Instructor, Photography
Technical Certificate, Photography, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1987
A.A.S., Occupational Studies in Commercial Digital, Photography, Nossi College of Art, 2003
C.C.P., Certified Professional Photographer, Professional Photographic Certification Commission, 2007

Laura Jarosemich, Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Nursing, Mississippi, 1999
M.S.N., Nursing, Belmont, 2008

Brenda Jerles, Instructor, Early Childhood Education
B.S. Elementary Education, Austin Peay University, 1972
License in Elementary Grades 1-9, 1972
License in Kindergarten Grade 3, 1972
M.S., Agricultural Science, Tennessee State University, 1984
+45, Professional Administrator Pre K-12, Austin Peay University, 1994
License in Professional Administrator Pre K-12, 1994

Susan S. Jones, Professor/Coordinator, Mathematics
B.A., Mathematics, Murray State University, 1969
M.S., Mathematics, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1978
Ed.D, Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee State University, 1994

Thomas E. Jones, Instructor, Law Enforcement
A.A.S., Law Enforcement, Laramie County Community College, 1977
B.S., Criminal Justice Administration, Middle Tennessee State University, 1980
POST Certified Police Officer
NRA Certified Police Firearms Training Instructor
Traffic Crash Reconstructionist/Expert Witness Photography/Latent Fingerprints/Firearms

Fred C. Jordan, Associate Professor, History
B.A., History, University of Colorado, 1983
M.A., History, University of Tennessee, 1987
I.M.B.A., International Business, University of Memphis, 1996
M.A., Spanish, University of Tennessee, 1999

Judy A. Kane, Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems
B.A., English Language and Literature, Boston University, 1969
M.S., Human Resource Development, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1996

Karen A. Kendrick, Associate Professor, Office Administration
B.B.A., Business and Accounting, University of Montevallo, 1978
M.B.E., Business Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, 2002
Tennessee Teacher’s License, 2004
MOS Master, 2003

Michael A. Kiggins, Assistant Professor, English
B.S., Psychology, University of Memphis, 1997
M.F.A., Creative Writing in Fiction, University of Memphis, 2002
M.T.S., Vanderbilt University Divinity School, 2010

William J. Kitchen, Assistant Professor, Computer Technology
A.A.S., Electrical Engineering Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1982
B.S., Computer Engineering Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997
M.S., Engineering Technology Industrial Studies, Middle Tennessee State University, 1998

John Knox, Instructor, Art
B.A., Sculpture/Printmaking, University of North Carolina, 1991
M.F.A., Painting, Savannah College of Arts and Design

Paul C. Koulakov, Assistant Professor, Computer Accounting
B.B.A., Business/Finance, Belmont University, 1980
M.B.A., Business/Accounting, Tennessee State University, 1986
Secondary Education Certification, (Math and Business), Trevecca University, 1991
Real Estate Broker, Tennessee, 1986
Certified Professional Accountant, Tennessee, 1991

Joel T. Lavalley, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology
A.A.S., Electronics Technology, Morehead State University, 1982
B.S., Industrial Technology, Morehead State University, 1983

Nancy E. Ledbetter, Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
B.S., Childhood Development and Family Relations, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1972
M.S., Psychology Childhood Development Specialist, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1979

Philip K. Lee, Associate Professor, Computer Accounting
B.A., Religion, Freed-Hardeman University, 1983
B.B.A., Accounting, University of Memphis, 1987
M.S., Accounting/Information Systems, Middle Tennessee State University, 1995
Certified Public Accountant, 1990

Michelle C. Lenox, Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems
B.S., Psychology, Tennessee State University, 1979
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University, 1982
M.B.A, Marketing, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt, University, 1988

Joey Leonard, Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Industrial Process Control, Waverly Campus
B.S. Manufacturing Engineering Technology, East Tennessee State University, 1997
M.A.R., Master of Arts in Religion, Worship Studies, Liberty University, 2010
NCCER Master Trainer, 2010
OSHA 500, 2010

Thomas N. Loftis, Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Culinary Arts
B.S., Business Management, Belmont University, 1979
A.A.S., Culinary Arts, Nashville State Community College, 2003

Leda Longwood, Instructor, English as a Second Language
B.A., Religion/German, Earlham College, 1992
M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, Northern Arizona University, 1998

Dorothy Lynn Lozier, Associate Professor, Developmental Studies
B.S., English, East Tennessee State University, 1966
M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Northern Colorado, 1978

Sheri L. Lozier-Bentley, Instructor/Program Coordinator, Social Work
B.S.S.W., Social Work, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2000
M.S.S.W., Social Work, University of Tennessee-Nashville, 2002
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Tennessee, 2002

Linda R. Lyle, Associate Professor-Learning Resource Center
B.S., Business Education, Austin Peay State University, 1962
M.A., Business Education, Austin Peay State University, 1965
Certificate in Legal Assisting, Southeastern Paralegal Institute, 1984

Bryn Madge, Instructor, Law Enforcement, Cookeville Campus

Devora D. Manier, Assistant Professor, English as a Second Language
B.A., German and Literature, University of Pennsylvania, 1990
M.S., Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language, Georgia State University, 1995

John (Jody) Mantle, Instructor, Mathematics, Cookeville Campus
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University, 1994
M.S., Vanderbilt University, 1997

Linda H. Marable, Professor, Mathematics
B.A., Mathematics, David Lipscomb University, 1967
M.A., Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 1971
Ed.D, Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee State University, 1994

David Markwell, Assistant Professor, History
B.A., History, University of Illinois-Springfield, 2002
M.A., History, University of Illinois-Springfield, 2004
Ph.D., Historical Studies, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 2010
Elizabeth Martin, Instructor, Nursing

Frank R. Martinez, Instructor, Spanish
B.A., Romance Languages-Spanish and Western European History, University of Florida, 1967
M.Ed., Spanish, University of Memphis, 1975
Professional Secondary Certification, 2007

Ami R. Massengill, Instructor, English, Cookeville Campus
B.A., English, Tennessee Technological University, 2000
M.A., English, Tennessee Technological University, 2005

Connie F. Mathews, Assistant Professor/Coordinator, English as a Second Language
B.A., English/Spanish, Vanderbilt University, 1997
M.A., Linguistics/Teaching English as a Second Language, Ohio University, 2002

Elizabeth R. May, Instructor, Surgical Technology
Surgical Technology Technical Certificate, Nashville State Community College, 2004,
CST-Certified Surgical Technician, 2008

Krista K. McBride, Assistant Professor, Physics
B.A., Physics/Spanish, Florida Southern College, 2000
Ph.D., Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, 2008

Annette R. McCreedy, Professor, English, Humanities and Arts
Certificate, Graphic Arts, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1986
B.A., English, Middle Tennessee State University, 1979
M.A., English, Middle Tennessee State University, 1983
Ed.D, Educational Leadership, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1998

Richard G. McKinney, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology
B.A., Physics/French, Middle Tennessee State University, 1979
M.S., Engineering Technology, East Tennessee State University, 1999

L. Scott McRoberts, Assistant Professor, Art
A.A./A.S., Commercial Arts, Dutchess Community College, 1990
B.F.A., Ceramics, Middle Tennessee State University, 1993
M.F.A., Ceramics, State University of New York-New Paltz, 2000

Lindsay L. McWilliams, Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, 2002
M.S., Poultry Science, Mississippi State University, 2004
Ph.D., Animal Physiology, Mississippi State University, 2008

Agnetta Mendoza, Associate Professor, English
B.A., The Ethiraj College, University of Madras, 1981
M.A., English Literature, The Ethiraj College, University of Madras, 1983
M. Phil., English Literature, Madras Christian College, 1985

Edward M. Mummert, Associate Professor, Computer Networking Technology
B.S., Music Education, Austin Peay State University, 1972
M.M.E., Music Education, Austin Peay State University, 1974
Certified Novell® Engineer, Master Certified Novell® Engineer, Microsoft® Certified Professional, Microsoft® Certified Technical Trainer, Certified Novell® Instructor

Jennifer M. Myers, Instructor, Occupation Therapy
A.A.S., Nashville State Community College 2009
B.A., Columbia College of Chicago, 2000
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Emily R. Naff, Assistant Professor, Photography
B.S., Universal Studies in College of Liberal Arts, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997

Priscilla K. Nash, Assistant Professor, Visual Communications
B.F.A., Commercial Art, Mississippi State University for Women, 1974

Jennifer Neal, Instructor, English
B.S., Mass Communications, Tennessee State University, 2002
M.A., English, Tennessee State University, 2004

Jim Needham, Instructor, Math
B.A., Knox College, 1987
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagn, 1989

Eli Nettles, Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.S., Mathematics, University of Kentucky, 1992
M.S., Mathematics, University of Alabama, 1997
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Alabama, 1999

D. Wayne Neuendorf, Instructor, Music Technology
B.A., Music Education, Troy State University, 1972

Kelvin Norman, Instructor, Computer Technology, Cookeville Campus
B.S., Physical Science, U.S. Naval Academy, 1985
M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2006
CompTIA Network+, 2001
CompTIA A+, 2005
Cisco CCNA, 2008

Laura Orr, Instructor, English
B.A., English, Western Carolina University, 2007
B.S., Psychology, Western Carolina University, 2007
M.A., English, University Tennessee Knoxville, 2009

Robert S. Overall III, Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems
A.S., Business Data Processing, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1988
B.A., Management, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1993
B.S., Criminal Justice, Tennessee State University, 1994
MCJ, Criminal Justice Administration, Middle Tennessee State University, 2001
A+ Certification, POST Certification
CPP Certified Computer Forensics Examiner, 2005

Charles (Bill) Pardue, Assistant Professor, Business Management, Cookeville Campus
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 1990
M.B.A., Business Administration, Tennessee Technological University, 1992
Specialist in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee Technological University, 1995

Mary Elizabeth Parker, Associate Professor, English
B.A., English, Rutgers University, 1987
M.A., English, Tennessee State University, 1990
Ph.D., English, The University of Mississippi, 2010

Melissa Paty, Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N. Nursing, Vanderbilt, 1973
M.S.N, Psychology Nursing, Vanderbilt, 1974
Psychology Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Meharry Medical College, 1976

Harlan Pease, Instructor, English
B.A., English Literature, University of Massachusetts, 2002
M.A., English Literature, Northeastern University, 2005

Donald R. Pelster, Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology
B.E., Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1969
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1976
Ph.D., Control Systems, Vanderbilt University, 1980
Registered Professional Engineer, 1983

Marla A. Perry, Assistant Professor, Sociology
B.A., Political Science, Iowa State University, 1997
B.S., Sociology, Iowa State University, 1997
M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, 2000
M.S., Sociology, Iowa State University, 2004
Certification in Public Management, Iowa State University, 2001
Scholar in Preparing Future Faculty, Iowa State University, 2005

Marshall Ted Phelps, Associate Professor, Art
B.S., Anthropology, Michigan State University, 1974
M.A., Art History, Michigan State University, 1978
Ph.D., History, University of Memphis, 1995

Janusz A. Polanowski, Associate Professor, Philosophy
B.A., Philosophy and Religion, University of Georgia, 1993
M.A., Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 2000
Ph.D., Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 2008

Carolyn Powell, Instructor, History, Cookeville
A.A., History, College of Lake County, 2001
B.A., Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
M.A., Public History, Middle Tennessee State University, 2010

Quenton Pulliam, Associate Professor, Business Management
B.S., Economics, Belmont University, 1975
M.B.E., Economics, Middle Tennessee State University, 1977
State of Tennessee Teachers Certificate

Jessica Rabb, Instructor, Biology
B.A., Biology, Swarthmore College, 1992
M.A., Secondary Education, University of Mississippi, 1996
Ph.D., Biological Sciences of Public Health, Harvard University, 2000

Kevin D. Ragland, Associate Professor, Biology
B.S., Animal Science, University of Tennessee, 1994
M.S., Animal Genetics, Iowa State University, 1996
Ph.D., Animal Genetics, Iowa State University, 1998

Eric A. Richardson, Instructor/Coordinator, Music Technology
Master Recording Certification, Conservatory for Recording, Arts and Sciences, 1992
A.A.S., General Technology, Nashville State Community College, 2006
Digidesign Pro Tools HD 7 Operator Certification, Digidesign, 2006

Clifford A. Rockstead, Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Business Management
B.S., English Education, Utah State University, 1968
M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Tennessee, 1979
Certificate MR Management, University of Alabama, 1977

Sondra Roddy, Instructor, Mathematics
B.A., Secondary Education, Memphis State University, 1971
M.S., Biology, Memphis State University, 1974
M.M., Mathematics, University of South Carolina, 1998

Dale R. Rogers, Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Visual Communications
B.S., Mechanical Drafting, Alabama A&M University, 1989
M.Ed., e-Learning Technology, Jones International University, 2006

Jason Rohner, Instructor, Physics
B.S., Physics, Mississippi State University, 2004
M.S., Physics, Vanderbilt University, 2008

Stanley Rose, Instructor, History
B.S., Social Science, Coppin State University, 1969
M.A., History, Howard University, 1993
Ph.D., History, University of Illinois-Chicago, 2002

Mary Rosenthal, Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1996
M.S., Biological Science, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 2000

Tammy L. Ruff, Associate Professor, Psychology
B.S., Education/Psychology, Belmont University, 1980
M.Ed., Counseling, Middle Tennessee State University, 1991

Wanda Scott, Instructor, Computer Networking Technology
B.S., Computer Science, Hampton University, 1994
M.S., John Hopkins University, 2009
Graduate Certificate, Leadership in Technology Integration, John Hopkins, Unive. 2009
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), 2000, 1999
Windows, NT4 MCSE Certification, 1995

Flora Setayesh, Associate Professor, Chemistry
B.S., Chemistry, Middle Tennessee State University, 1992
M.S., Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, 1995
Ph.D., Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, 1997

Peggy A. Sharpe, Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
B.S., Home Economics, Harding University, 1967
M.S., Childhood Development and Family Life, Ohio University, 1989

Neely Ann Sheucraft, Associate Professor/Coordinator, Speech
B.A., Corporate and Organizational Communication, Western Kentucky University, 1993
M.A., Communication, Western Kentucky University, 1996

Yvonne Simerman, Instructor, Sociology
B.A., University of Indianapolis, 1981
M.A., University of Kentucky, 1996

Michele Singletary, Associate Professor, English
B.S., Business Administration Finance and Banking, University of Arkansas, 1990
M.A., English, Tennessee State University, 2002

Alex F. Smiley, Instructor, CAD & Architectural Engineering Technology
B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1974
M.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, 1983
Registered Professional Engineer, 1981
Registered Engineer, Tennessee and Florida, 2007

Derek K. Smith, Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.S., Mathematics, Manhattan College, 1995
M.S., Mathematics, University of Tennessee, 1998
Ed.S, Mathematics Education, Florida State University, 2001

Maria C. Smith, Instructor, Mathematics, Waverly Campus
B.S., Tennessee Technological University, 1991
M.A., Austin Peay State University, 1994

Katherine Sorenson, Learning Support Instructor
B.A., English and Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1992
M.S., Reading, University of Central Arkansas, 2005

Forest D. Sponseller, Instructor, Sign Language
B.S., Art, Freed-Hardeman University, 1994
NAD Certified Interpreter, 1995
RID Certified Interpreter, 2005

Valerie J. Stroop, Associate Professor, Business Management
B.S., Business Management, David Lipscomb University, 1981
M.B.A., Business Administration, Tennessee State University, 1994

Laurie Lea Swanson, Assistant Professor, Computer Accounting
B.S., Accounting, Tennessee Technological University, 1986
M.B.A., Business Administration, Tennessee Technological University, 1988
Certified Public Accountant, 2005

Marylou Tate, Instructor, Culinary Arts
A.O.S. Culinary Arts, Johnson and Wales University, 1990
B.A.A. Business/Accounting, Cleveland State University, 1983

Cathy Gray Thomas, Instructor, Accounting
B.S., Accounting, University of Mississippi, 2001
M.A., Accounting, University of Mississippi, 2002
Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee, 2004

Donald L. Turner, Instructor, Philosophy
B.A., Religion, The University of the South-Sewanee, 1993
M.S., Education, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1995
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Denver, 2005

Edmund W. Turnley, III, Instructor/Program Coordinator, Paralegal Studies
B.B.A., Music Business, Belmont University, 1976
M.B.A., Business Administration, Samford University, 1980
J.D., Law, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1980

Innocent I. Usoh, Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology
B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1980
M.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Tuskegee University, 1982
Ed.D, Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee State University, 2003

Michelle E. Van Wagoner, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
A.A., Mathematics, Weber State University, 1998
B.S., Mathematics, University of Memphis, 2003
M.S., Mathematics, Texas State University-San Marcos, 2005

Jack Wallace, Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Architectural/Civil Engineering Technology
B.F.A., Studio Art, Ohio University, 1974
M.F.A., Studio Art, Northern Illinois University, 1978
M.Arch, Architecture Miami University, 1984
Registered Architect, State of West Virginia, 1996 to present

David M. Weilmuenster, Assistant Professor, Visual Communications
B.F.A., Art, Middle Tennessee State University, 1993

Bridgette E. Weir, Associate Professor, English
B.A., English and Philosophy, Middle Tennessee State University, 1996
M.A., English, Southern Methodist University, 1998

David Welch, Associate Professor/Coordinator, Business Applied Arts, and Technologies
A.A.S., Computer Information Systems, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1996
B.S., Aerospace Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, 1983
M.S., Management information Systems, Strayer University, 2007
Microsoft® Certified Professional, 1998

Christina Weston, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
B.B.A., Business Administration, Belmont University, 1996
M.Sc., Mathematical Sciences, Tennessee State University, 2009

William Claude Whitaker, Instructor/Coordinator, Automotive Services Technology
A.A.S., Automotive Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1988
GM ASEP Graduate, 1988
GM ASEP Coordinator/Instructor, 1998
Master ASE Certified, 2007
L1 Advanced Engine Performance Specialist, 2007
NATEF Evaluation Team Leader, 2001
GM Certified Master Technician, World Class Technician, 2007

Donna G. Whitehouse, Associate Professor/Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Assistant
B.S.O.T., Occupational Therapy, University of Tennessee at Memphis, 1990
M.H.A, Health Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1996
Occupational Therapist, Registered, NBCOT; Current Tennessee license

Jack L. Williams, Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1971
M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1988
24 Graduate Credit Hours in Mathematics, Tennessee State University, 2010
Registered Professional Engineer, 1979
Certified Quality Engineer, 2002

Sandra E. Williamson, Assistant Professor, Education
B.S., Education, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1970
Secondary Education Certification, 1970
M.E., Education, University of Memphis, 1982
Elementary Education Certification, 1982
Administrative/Supervision Certification, 1992

Mary D. Womack, Instructor, Biology
B.A., Integrated Science/Mathematics, Northwestern University, 1982
Ph.D., Neurobiology, Harvard University, 1990

Michael A. Wright, Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Law Enforcement
A.A.S., Police Science, Austin Peay State University, 1991
B.S., Criminal Justice, Columbia Southern University, 2002
POST Certified Police Officer, State of Tennessee, 1988-1995
Advanced Tactical Certificate, Austin Peay State University1990
Certified Police Instructor, FDLE, State of Florida, 1993 to present

Shuli Zhang, Instructor, Biology

 

Faculty Emeritus

Louis J. Blecha, Professor Emeritus
B.A., English, Bethany College, 1958
M.A., English, University of Kansas, 1967

Lillian Dibblee, Professor, Emeritus
B.S., Mathematics, Missouri Valley College, 1965
M.A., Mathematics, Purdue University, 1971

Samuel C. Gant, Professor Emeritus
B.A., English, David Lipscomb University, 1961
M.A., English, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1963
Ph.D., English, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1977

Robert McDow, Professor Emeritus
B.S., Chemistry, Memphis State University, 1965
M.A., Physical Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, 1970
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, 1971

Wanda T. Grissom, Professor Emeritus
B.S., Business Administration, Belmont University, 1975
State of Tennessee Teachers License, 1975

Charles E. McSurdy, Professor Emeritus
B.S., Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1964
M.S., Mathematics Education, Radford University, 1967
Ed.D., Mathematics Education, University of Virginia, 1975

Arlene Pelton, Professor Emeritus
B.S., Business Administration, Belmont University, 1974

Ursula Roden, Professor Emeritus
M.A., Mathematics, University of Texas

Joe R. Taylor, Professor Emeritus
A.S., Business Administration, Martin College, 1960
B.S., Business Administration, Belmont University, 1962
Certificate in Data Processing, Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals, 1973

Gwyn Tilley, Professor Emeritus
B.S., Office Administration, David Lipscomb University, 1964
M.A., Business Administration, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1968

Art Ward, Professor Emeritus
B.S., Physics, Texas Western College, 1964
M.S., Physics, Vanderbilt University, 1978

Wallace Wilson, Professor Emeritus
B.E., Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1957
M.S., Civil Engineering, Lehigh University, 1958
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1967
Registered Professional Engineer, 1967