Graduate Catalog 2010


Faculty
2008-2009 (A-E)

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

Sarah J Adams, Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education and Chair, Department of Sport Science(2004)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University; M.S., Louisiana Tech University; D.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Kate Y Al-Shamma, Assistant Professor of Theater and Drama, (2007) 
B.A., St. Louis University; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara                                                                                           

Danielle Alexander, Assistant Professor of English (2004)
B.A., Wilmington College; M.C., Georgia State University; M.F.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Denver

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

Christine L. Algren, Professor of Nursing, Executive Director-Partners in Nursing Program and Associate Dean, School of Nursing (2005)
R.N., M.S.N., University of Louisville; Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

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

Linda G. Allison, Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2009)
B.S., Illinois State University; M.D., Southern Illinois University; M.P.H., Pittsburg University

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

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

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

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

William N. Bailey, Professor of Psychology and Director of Testing (1986)
B.B.A., University of Central Arkansas; M.S., Northeast Louisiana University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Amy Baker, Assistant Professor of Sport Administration (2006)
B.S., Auburn University; M.S., Troy University; Ph.D., University of Louisville

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

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

Susan Barnes, Instructor of Public Relations (2008)
B.S., M.S., University of Tennessee

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

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

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

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

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

Sybril M. Bennett, Associate Professor of Journalism, Program Director, Journalism, and Executive Director of the New Century Journalism Program (2003)
B.A., Marquette University; M.Ed., Loyola University, Chicago; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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

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

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

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

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

Paulo J. Boero, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Director of the Foreign Language Learning Lab (2006)
B.A., Belmont University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas

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

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

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

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

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

Martha M. Buckner, Associate Professor of Nursing (1998)
A.S.N., B.S.N., Western Kentucky University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Wesley A. Bulla, Associate Professor of Music Business and Dean, Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business (1991)
B.M., University of North Carolina, Greensboro; M.M.E., Belmont University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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

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

Robert O. Byrd, Professor of Religion and H. Franklin Paschal Chair of Biblical Studies (1973)
B.A., Belmont College; M.Div., Th.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary;
Additional Study, Oxford University, Emory University, University of the South

Joseph Patrick Byrne, Professor of Honors (1998)
B.A., M.U.P., M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., Indiana University; post-doctoral work I.H.E., University of Georgia

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

Nancy Cason, Associate Professor of Art (2008)
B.F.A., Mississippi University for Women; M.S., Troy State University; Ph.D., University of North Texas

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

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

Mark Chirico, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2009)
B.S., Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy; Pharm.D., University of Kansas

Elinor Chumney, Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, School of Pharmacy (2007)
B.A., Davidson College; M.S. University of York, York England; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Wade Chumney, Assistant Professor of Business Law (2007)
B.A., Davidson College; M.S.I.S., Dakota State University; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

Richard L. Churchman, Associate Professor of Management (2000)
B.S., Tennessee Technological University; M.B.A., Tennessee State University; D.B.A., Mississippi State University

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

Jeffrey W. Coker, Associate Professor of History and Director, General Education Program (1999)
B.A., University of Texas-Austin; M.A., Southwest Texas State University; Ph.D., Ohio University

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

Jennifer M. Coleman, Assistant Professor of Music (2004)
B.S. Eastern Oregon University; ; M.M., University of Illinois; D.M.A., University of Kentucky

Jacqueline M. Conard, Assistant Professor of Marketing (2007)
B.B.A., University of Iowa; M.B.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., Duke University

James H. Cook, Instructor of Mathematics (2000)
B.S., Tennessee Technological University; B.S., M.S., University of Texas

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

Donna Copenhaver, Instructor of Nursing (2008)
A.D.N., University of Kentucky; B.S.N., University of San Diego; M.S.N., University of Phoenix, San Diego

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

Cynthia Anne Cox, Associate Professor of English and Director, Writing Program, Department of English (1992)
B.A., Ohio Dominican College; M.A., Ph.D. , Ohio State University

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

Stephanie Crowder, Assistant Professor of Religion (2007)
B.S., Howard University; M.Div., United Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Joyce Blair Crowell, Professor of Computer Science (1988)
B.S., Eastern Kentucky University; M.S., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucyellen M. Dahlgren, Instructor of Nursing and Course Leader (2004) 
B.A., Regis College; M.S.N., Anna Maria College

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

Nancy S. Darr, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy (1998)
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; M.S., University of Southern California; D.P.T.Sc, Loma Linda University

Kimberlee Daus, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Director, Teaching Center (1997)
B.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee

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

Delmer D. DeBoer, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science (1981-83; 1984)
B.A., Westmar College; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.

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

Jane Dillard-Eggers, Associate Professor of Accounting (1998)
B.S., M.B.A., Austin Peay State University; Ph.D., University of Alabama

Sharon Dowdy, Associate Professor of Nursing (1986)
B.S.N., Medical College of Georgia; M.S.N., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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

Keary P. Dryden, Instructor of Nursing (2004) 
B.S.N., Vanderbilt University; M.S.N., University of Alabama-Birmingham

Bruce J. Dudley, Instructor of Music (2006)
B.S., New York University; M.M., Eastman School of Music

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

Ruby K. Dunlap, Associate Professor of Nursing and Course Leader (1996)
B.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

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

James I. Elliott, Assistant Professor of Music Business and Coordinator of Songwriting Program (1990)
B.A., John Wesley College; M.A., Austin Peay State University

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

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