Graduate Catalog 2010


Faculty 2008-2009 (M-S)

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

Robert H. Magruder, III, Professor of Physics and Chair, Department of Chemistry/Physics (1984)
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Christine Manville, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy (2007)
B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.Ed., Rhode Island College; Ed.D., Johnson and Wales University

Robert D. Marler, Professor of Music (1979)
B.M., University of Missouri; M.M., Indiana University; D.M.A., University of Cincinnati

Marketa Marvanova, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2007)
B.P., Ph.D., Charles University, Prague; Pharm.D., Kuopion Yliopiston

John M. Maslyn, Associate Professor of Management (2004)
B.A., Hobart College; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

V. Keith Mason, Instructor of Music (1998)
B.M., Winthrop University; M.M., University of Miami

H. Vaughn May, Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair, Department of Political Science (2003)
B.A., University of Alabama, Huntsville; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Otis B. McCowan, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1967)
B.S., Tennessee Technological University; M.A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Marcia A. McDonald, Professor of English and Associate Provost (1981)
B.A., Stetson University; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Mark H. McEntire, Associate Professor Religion (2000)
B.S., University of Illinois; M.Div., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Lori L. McGrew, Assistant Professor of Biology (2004) 
B.S., Guilford College; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Scott D. McPhee, Professor of Occupational Therapy (1996)
B.A., University of Washington; B.S., University of Puget Sound, M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.P.Ad., Western Kentucky University; Dr.P.H., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

James Morgan Meaders, Professor of Art (1992)
A.A., Polk Community College; B.A., Florida Southern College; M.F.A., Clemson University

Helen T. Midkiff-Capra, Associate Professor Emerita of Music (1961)
B.M., M.M., University of Michigan and University of Sienna, Italy; Additional Study, George Peabody College

Andrew J. Miller, Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2003)
B.A., Wartburg College; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Diane M. Monahan, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (2005) 
B.S., Florida State University; M.A., University of Central Florida; Ph.D., Temple University

Margaret P. Monteverde, Professor of English and Associate Dean, School of Humanities (1988)
B.A., Chatham College; M.A., Leeds University; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Alison B. Moore, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and College of Arts and Sciences Capstone Coordinator (2004) 
B.A., Transylvania University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Keith B. Moore, Professor of Music (1980)
B.A., Jacksonville State University-Ala.; M.M., University of Louisville; D.M.A., University of Cincinnati

David J. Moser, Associate Professor of Music Business (2000)
B.F.A., Memphis State University; J.D., University of Memphis School of Law

Francesca Muccini, Assistant Professor of Italian (2008)
B.A., Universita`degli Studi di Urbino; M.A., Miami University; M.A., Ph.D., Arkansas State University

Sandra W. Murabito, Instructor of Nursing and Course Coordinator (2005)
B.S.N., Western Kentucky University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

C. Steven Murphree, Professor of Biology (1991)
B.S., M.S., Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D., Auburn University

Douglas Murray, Professor of English (1987)
A.B., Pfeiffer College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina

John H. Niedzwiecki, Assistant Professor of Biology (2007)
B.S., Shippensburg University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Christopher Scott Norton, Professor of Music (2001)
B.M., M.A., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; D.M.A., Louisiana State University

Marilyn Odom-Thompson, Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009)
B.S., Ph.D., University of South Alabama

D. D. O'Neal, Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics
M.A., University of Mississippi

Virginia J. Osborn, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (1990)
B.A., University of Tennessee; M.A., University of Tennessee, J.D., Nashville Law School; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Jeffrey W. Overby, Associate Professor of Marketing and Director, International Business Program (2005) 
B.S., Mississippi State University; M.B.A., Millsaps College; Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Andrea Stover Paine, Associate Professor of English and Director, Writing Program, Department of English (1999)
B.A., University of Vermont; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

John H.E. Paine, Professor of Literature (1980)
B.A., Eckerd College; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University

Darlene Panvini, Associate Professor of Biology (2003)
B.S., Garner-Webb University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Kathryn Paradise-Davidian, Instructor of Music (2007)
B.M., M.M., University of Miami

Pamela Ann Parry, Associate Professor of Journalism (2001)
B.J., University of Missouri at Columbia; M.R.E., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., American University

Natalia Pelaz, Assistant Professor of Spanish (2006)
B.A., M.A., Universidad de Valladolid (Spain); Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

John N. Pell, Instructor of Music (1980)
Study at Boston University and Berklee School of Music

Michael R. Pinter, Professor of Mathematics (1989)
B.A., Hendrix College; M.Ed., University of Mississippi; M.S., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Robbie C. Pinter, Professor of English (1986)
B.A., Ouachita Baptist University; M.A., University of Mississippi; Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

Teresa E. Plummer, Instructor of Occupational Therapy (2004) 
A.S., Mt. Aloysius Junior College; B.S., Medical College of Virginia; M.S.O.T., Belmont University

William W. Pursell, Associate Professor of Music (1980)
B.M., M.M., D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

Linda J. Quigley, Instructor of Journalism (2000)
B.S., University of North Alabama; M.A., Penn State University

Julie S. Rafferty, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Coordinator, Experiential Education (2007)
Pharm.D., Auburn University

Daniel Nicholas Ragsdale, Associate Professor of Biology (2000)
B.A., Wabash College, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Memphis

J. Patrick Raines, Professor of Economics and Dean, College of Business Administration (2003)
B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., University of Alabama

Donald R. Ramage, Professor Emeritus of Biology (1970)
A.S., Paducah Community College; B.S., Murray State University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

David Ribar, Professor of Art (1991)
B.F.A., Murray State University; M.F.A., University of Cincinnati

Bonnie P. Riechert, Assistant Professor of Public Relations and Program Director, Public Relations (2006)
B.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Rachel E. Rigsby, Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2005) 
B.A., Kentucky Wesleyan College; Ph.D. Candidate, Vanderbilt University

Stephen J. Robinson, Assistant Professor of Physics (2007)
B.S., North Carolina State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois

T. Kevin Robinson, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy (1998)
B.S., East Carolina University; M.S., University of Kentucky

Clyde P. Rolston, Associate Professor of Music Business and Coordinator of Music Business (1994)
B.S., M.S., Louisiana State University; Ph.D. Temple University

Jennifer Rushing, Reference Librarian with Assistant Professor Rank (2005) 
 B.A., Tennessee Technological University; M.A., East Tennessee State University; M.S., University of Tennessee

Daniel E. Schafer, Professor of History (1996)
A.B., Washington University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Mark T. Schenkel, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship (2005) 
B.A., University of Cincinnati; M.B.A., Northern Kentucky University; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Patrick L. Schneider, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science (2006)
B.S., Winona State University; M.S., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Lorraina Q. Scholten, Associate Professor of Social Work and Chair, Department of Social Work (2000)
B.S., Belmont College; M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee; Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University

Regine Schwarzmeier, Assiociate Professor of German (1997)
B.A., University of Regensburg (Germany); Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Rachel Scott, Reference Librarian with Assistant Professor Rank, (2007)
B.M., M.L.S., University of Illinois

Patrick D. Sells, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy (2004)
B.S., M.A., Tennessee Technological University; D.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Richard C. Shadinger, Professor of Music (1974)
B.M., Shorter College; M.C.M., D.M.A., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

David Shamburger, Associate Professor of Musical Theatre (2008)
B.A., Northwestern State University of Louisiana; M.F.A., University of Nevada

Jane P. Shelby, Associate Professor of Nursing and Director, Undergraduate Studies in Nursing (1987)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Lynne S. Shores, Professor of Nursing and Course Leader (1995)
B.S.N., Vanderbilt University; M.S., University of Tennessee-Memphis; Ph.D., George Peabody College-Vanderbilt

Debbie Dempsey Simpler, Professor of Social Work (1979)
B.A., Memphis State University; M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee; A.C.S.W.; L.C.S.W

Steven H. Simpler, Professor of Religion (1987)
B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., Southwestern Seminary; Ph.D., Baylor University

Annette M. Sisson, Professor of English (1989)
B.A., University of Evansville; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Judy Skeen, Professor of Religion (1998)
B.A., Samford University; M.A., Vanderbilt University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Cheryl Slay, Assistant Professor Music Business (2007)
A.B., University of Michigan; M.S., Clark Atlanta University; J.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore

Elisabeth Small, Instructor of Music (2003) 
B.M., M.M., The Julliard School

Henry W. Smiley, Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Commercial Music, School of Music (1998)
B.A., Emory and Henry College; M.M., University of Tennessee

Bonnie K. Smith, Assistant Professor of English (2003)
B.A., University of the South; M.A., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Joseph C. Smolira, Associate Professor of Finance (1999)
B.S., Wheeling Jesuit College; M.B.A., Marshall University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Jeanne L. Sowers, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy (2005) 
B.S., University of Kansas; M.A., Texas Women's university; O.T.D., Creighton University

Kenneth M. Spring, Assistant Professor of Sociology (2002)
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; B.A., M.A., University of Toledo; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Jason D. Stahl, Instructor of Communication Studies (2005) 
B.A., Georgetown College; M.A., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D. Candidate, Louisiana State University

James C. Stamper, Professor of Education and Director, Field Placement Program, Department of Education (1980)
B. A., Carson-Newman; M.A., Ed.D, University of Tennessee; Additional Study, Harvard University

Dawn Stephen, Collection Management Librarian with Assistant Professor Rank (2006)
B.M., University of Hartford; M.M., University of Akron, M.L.S., Kent State University

Courtney R. Stephens, Electronic and Educational Resources Librarian with Assistant Professor Rank (2006)
B.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Andrea Stepnick, Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of Sociology (2001)
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University

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

Sarita M. Stewart, Instructor of Entertainment Industry Studies (2007)
B.S., Oregon State University, M.B.A., Claremont Graduate University

Steven P. Stodghill, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of Assessment, School of Pharmacy (2007)
B.S., Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Thompson Edward Storey, Professor of Journalism and Associate Dean, School of Social Sciences and Chair, Department of Media Studies (1985)
B.A., St. Bonaventure University; M.S., Iowa State University

Bryce Sullivan, Professor of Psychology and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences (2008)
B.S., Georgia State University; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University

Michael P. Sullivan, Associate Professor of Psychology (2001)
B.A., Wabash College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame