Graduate Catalog 2010

Administration

Robert C. Fisher, President (2000) 
     B.S., Henderson State University; 
     M.B.A., University of Memphis; 
     Ph.D., University of Arkansas

J. Patrick Raines, Interim Provost (2003)
     B.A., The University of Alabama; 
     M.A., The University of Alabama;
     Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Steven T. Lasley, Vice-President for Finance and Operations (1998) 
     B.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; 
     M.B.A., University of Georgia

Jason B. Rogers, Vice-President for Administration and University Counsel (1998) 
     B.A., Baylor University; 
     J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law 
     Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania

Susan H. West, Vice President for Presidential Affairs (1988) 
     B.S., Middle Tennessee State University; 
     M.A., Western Kentucky University; 
     Ed.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Bethel E. Thomas Jr., Vice President for University Advancement (2003) 
     B.S., University of Tennessee; 
     M.S., University of Tennessee; 
     Ph.D., Ohio University

Todd L. Lake, Vice President for Spiritual Development (2005) 
     A.B., Harvard University; 
     M.Div., Southern Seminary; 
     Ph.D., Boston College

Office of the President
Robert C. Fisher, President
Susan H. West,  Vice President for Presidential Affairs
Sue Heflin, Executive Assistant to the President
Pam Hazelwood, Executive Secretary of the Board of Trust
Betsy Caffey, Executive Assistant

Office of the Provost
J. Patrick Raines, Interim Provost
Kathryn Gray Skinner, Director of International Education
B.A., George Peabody College for Teachers; M.Ed., Winthrop College
Tim Stewart, Assistant Director of International Education
Jeffrey W. Coker, Assistant Provost for General Education and Assessment
B.A., University of Texas, M.A., Texas State University-San Marcos, Ph.D., Ohio University

Office of the Associate Provost

Jimmy T. Davis, Associate Provost
Devon Boan,  Director of Honors
Taryn W. Forrester, Assistant to the Associate Provost
Ernest W. Heard, Director of Library Services
Patricia A. Jacobs, Director of Career Services 
Merrie B. King, Director of Teaching Center
Bernard Turner, Director of Center for Social Entrepreneurship 
Tim Stewart, Director of Service Learning

College of Arts and Sciences

Bryce F. Sullivan, Dean
Tara Thompson, Administrative Coordinator 
Chris Wruble, Budget Manager
Rachel Clark, Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator
     B.F.A., Belmont University

School of Education
Trevor F. Hutchins, Associate Dean
Ann Baldwin, Office Manager
Andrea McClain, Coordinator for Licensure, Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
    B.A., M.Ed, Tennessee State University
Teresa Tummins, Practicum and Database Coordinator
Ann Rich, Administrative Assistant

Department of Education
Sally Barton-Arwood, Chair
Department of Sport Science
Sarah Adams, Chair

School of Humanities
David Curtis, Associate Dean
Brenda Hancock, Office Manager
Vernona Elliott, Administrative Assistant- Philosophy
Kristin Clark, Administrative Assistant- Writing Center & English Graduate Program 
    A.S., Volunteer State Community College 

Department of English

Bonnie Smith, Chair
Sarah Bowles, Director of Writing
Annette Sission, Director of English Graduate Program
Department of Foreign Languages
David Julseth, Chair
Department of Philosophy
Ronnie L. Littlejohn, Chair

School of Sciences
Robert T. Grammer, Associate Dean
Ashley Turner, Office Manager 
     B.B.A., M.B.E., Middle Tennessee State University
Mary Godwin, Office Manager 
     B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.A., Ohio State University
Susan Headrick, Office Manager 
     B.S., Belmont College
Ray Seely, Laboratory Manager 
     B.S., Bradley University; M.S., Vanderbilt University
Terri Templeman, Administrative Assistant 
     B.A., Cal State, Fullerton
Kim Acree, College of Arts and Sciences Recruiting Coordinator 
     B.B.A., University of Georgia
Laura Lowder, Administrative Assistant 
     B.A., Michigan State University
Department of Biology
Darlene Panvini, Chair
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Robert Magruder III, Chair
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Mary Goodloe, Chair
Department of Psychology
Peter Giordano, Chair

School of Social Sciences
Ken Spring, Associate Dean
Karen Bennett, Office Manager
Bonnie Wagonfield, Administrative Assistant
Department of Communication Studies
Mary Vaughn, Chair
Department of History
Brenda Jackson-Abernathy, Chair
Department of Media Studies
Thompson E. Storey, Chair
Department of Political Science
Vaughn May, Chair
Department of Sociology
Ken Spring, Chair

College of Business Administration

J. Patrick Raines, Dean
Susan M. Hopfensperger, Executive Assistant to the Dean and Technical Support Coordinator, 
     B.A.S., University of Richmond
Jennie Graves Bowman, Financial Officer 
     B.A., Emory University; M.S., Vanderbilt University; M.B.A., Belmont University
Undergraduate School of Business Administration
Susan L. Taylor, Associate Dean
Robert Dillingham, Massey Computer Lab Director
Jocelyn Gutekunst, Recruiting and Co-Curricular Coordinator, 
     B.B.A., Belmont University
Linda G. Jenkins, Program Assistant
Jaclyn Kerr, Coordinator, Professional B.B.A. Program 
     B.B.A., Belmont University
Arthur Lachowicz, Student Services Administrator, 
     B.B.A., Belmont University
Lori Wood LeBleu, Director of Career Development
     B.B.A., University of Kentucky; M.B.A., Miami University
Sarah Reeves, Program Coordinator, Center for Entrepreneurship
     B.B.A., Belmont University; M.P.P., Vanderbilt University
Jasmine Taylor, COBA Internship and Recruiting Coordinator
     B.S., M.Ed., Belmont University
Misty Wims, Academic Director, 
     B.B.A., Belmont University

The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business
Joe F. Alexander, Associate Dean and Senior Professor of Performance Excellence
Tonya Hollin, Admissions/Marketing Assistant, 
     B.B.A., Belmont University
Melissa G. Mitchell, Program Assistant 

Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business

Office of the Dean
Wesley A. Bulla, Dean
Suzanne Clement , Assistant to the Dean, Budget Manager  
            B.S., University of Georgia; M.A., Belmont University; Postgraduate studies, University of Alabama
Sarah Cates, Strategic Programs Director
            B.B.A., Belmont University; Graduate Studies, Belmont University
Angela Breedon, Office Manager
            Undergraduate Studies, Belmont University

Academic Administrative Offices
James I. Elliott, Chair, Songwriting Program
            M.A., Austin Peay State University; B.A., John Wesley College
Clyde P. Rolston, Chair, Music Business Program
            Ph.D. Temple University; M.S., B.S., Louisiana State University
Daniel T. Wujcik, Chair, Audio Engineering Technology Program
            M.M., University of Miami; B.S., Clarion University
Mark Volman, Chair, Entertainment Industry Studies Program
            M.F.A, B.A. Loyola Marymount University
Meredith Kendall, Admissions Coordinator 
            B.B.A., M.B.A., Belmont University
Kellie Meeks, Program Assistant 
            Undergraduate Studies, Belmont University
Tina Dishman, Director, First Year Experience and Advising Center 
            B.B.A., Belmont University
Carolyn Burress, Administrative Coordinator, First-Year Experience and Advising Center
            B.A., Southeastern College at Wake Forest
Jamie Stamey, Internship and Transfer Advising Coordinator
            B.A., Belmont University
Hanna Easley, Coordinator of Student Enrichment
            B.A. James Madison University; M.Ed. University of South Carolina

Facilities Operations
Michael Janas, Director of Recording Studio Operations 
            B.M.E., University of Kansas, Graduate Studies, Belmont University
Pat McMakin, Director of Operations, Ocean Way Nashville Studio 
            B.B.A., Belmont University
Jennifer Dixon, Office Manager, Ocean Way Nashville Studio
Steve Crowder, Studio Supervisor, Ocean Way Nashville Studio
            B.S., Barton College 
Billy Wayne Prince, Manager, Robert E. Mulloy Student Studios 
            A.S.E.E., Massey Technical Institute, Undergraduate Studies, Belmont University
Luke Gilfeather, Manager, Historic RCA Studio B, Belmont-Studios.org Administrator
            B.A., Berklee College of Music
Sal Greco, Coordinator of Recording Studio Maintenance 
            Undergraduate Studies, Institute of Audio Research
Tony Cottrill, Coordinator of Live Sound Reinforcement
 
Affiliate Staff
Julie Bunt, Associate Director of Alumni Relations
M.Ed., B.M., Belmont University
Harry Chapman, Director of Development and Major Gifts
B.A. Journalism, University of Georgia
Tish M. Stewart, Career Development Specialist
B.B.A., University of Georgia
Chris Wilcoxson, Computer Support Technician
B.B.A., Belmont University

College of Health Sciences

Jack Williams, Dean
Michelle Ayotte, Assistant to the Dean
Tina Hunt Frost, Operations Director
    B.B.A., Memphis State University
Beth Hallmark, Director of College of Health Sciences & Nursing Simulation Center
Bill Nichols, Enrollment Services & Marketing Director
    B.A., Eastern Nazarene College; M.A. Emerson College
Kaye Horsfall, Director, Frist Center
    B.S.W., University of Kentucky; M.A., Eastern Kentucky University
Department of Social Work
Lorraina Scholten, Chair
Patsy Peach, Program Assistant
    B.S. Belmont University
School of Nursing
Chris L. Algren, Associate Dean and Executive Director of Partners in Nursing
Martha Buckner, Director of Undergraduate Nursing
Leslie Higgins, Director of Graduate Nursing
Maren Sager Bishop, Admissions Assistant
     B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Heather Germain, Program Assistant
     B.A., Briercrest Bible College
Karen Luter, Academic Support Assistant
     B.A., Sonoma State University; B.B.A., Belmont University
School of Occupational Therapy
Scott D. McPhee, Associate Dean
Lena Lovingood, Program Assistant
     B.B.A., International Christian University; M.B.A., Harding University
Meredith Parks , Program Assistant
     B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Kelley Rocky, Admissions Assistant
    B.A., University of Kansas
School of Physical Therapy
John Halle, Associate Dean
Lucy Baltimore, Program Assistant
     B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Linda Boyte, Secretary
     B.A., Belmont University
Kelly Rockey, Admissions Assistant
    B.S., University of Kansas
School of Pharmacy
Phil Johnston, Dean
Eric Hobson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Elinor Gray, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Andy Webster, Chair, Pharmaceutical Science
Condit Steil, Profesor Pharmacy and Chari, Pharmacy Practice
Sal Giorgianni, Director, Experiential Education
Jennifer Baker, Assistant to the Dean
    B.S. Appalachian State University
Laurel Fisher, Program Assistant
     B.A., Mars College; M.M., Western Carolina University
Ginger Hooper, Program Assistant
     B.S. Middle Tennessee State University

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Cynthia R. Curtis, Dean
Lisa Davis, Adjunct Liaison / Web Coordinator
     B.S., Belmont University
Sarah Davis, Director of Public Relations / Advancement
     B.A., Western Kentucky University
Joan C. Eakin, Administrative Coordinator 
     B.S., Belmont University
Sharon F. Gregg, Director of Admissions 
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University, M.Ed., Ph.D., University of North Texas

Department of Art
Judy Bullington, Chair
Stacey Bryan, Office Manager

School of Music
Madeline S. Bridges, Associate Dean for Academic Studies
Jeffery W. Kirk, , Associate Dean for Applied Studies
Robert Gregg, Director of Enrollment and Graduate Studies
Frank C. Baird, Music Facilities Manager 
     B.A., Slippery Rock University
Ben Crain, Graduate Secretary / Scheduling Coordinator
     B.S., Belmont University
Thom Roberts, Music Facilities Assistant
Gina Miller, Music Facilities Secretary 
     B.M., DePaul University
April Simpkins, Receptionist-Secretary 
     B.A., Harding University
Sandra Partridge, Program Assistant 
     B.M., The University of Alabama

Department of Theatre and Dance
R. Paul Gatrell, Chair
Jessika Malone, Office Manager
Don Griffiths, Theatre Facilities Manager / Technical Director

School of Religion

Darrell Gwaltney, Dean
Debbie Jacobs, Office Manager
     B.A., University of Mississippi

Moench Center for Church Leadership
Lloyd Elder, Director
Joyce M. Byrd, Associate Director and Administrative/Research Associate Paschall Chair 
     B.M.E., Murray State University

University College

Jimmy T. Davis, Dean
Jennifer Colburn, Office and Special Projects Coordinator
     B.S., Belmont University
Sara Gibson, Cool Springs Services Coordinator
     B.B.A. and M.B.A., Belmont University
Jaclyn Kerr, Professional B.B.A. Program Coordinator
     B.B.A., Belmont University
Jennifer Kiev, Marketing Coordinator
Martha Minardi, Ministry Advisor
     B.A., Baylor University; M.Div./RE and Ph.D., Southern Seminary
Valerie Nichols, Liberal Studies Program Director
     B.S. and M.A., Eastern Nazarene College
Kim Powell, Enrollment Services Specialist
     B.B.A., Belmont University
Casie Wilkins, Public Relations Management Program Advisor
     B.B.A., Belmont University, M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University, Ed.D., Trevecca
     University

Office of Institutional Effectiveness       
Associate Vice President  Paula A. Gill
     Ed.D. The University of Alabama, M.S. The University of Alabama, B.S. Belmont University

General Education Program
Jeff Coker, Director

Honors Program
Devon Boan, Director

Library Services
Ernest W. Heard, Jr., Director of Library Services
Deborah Bilbra, Assistant Circulation Supervisor for Evening/Weekend Services 
     B.A., University of the State of New York
E. Paige Carter, Interlibrary Loans Specialist
     B.A., Belmont University
Mildred Ann Edgin, Cataloging Specialist
     A.A.S., Volunteer State Community College; B.S.Ed., Austin Peay State University
Timothy James Gmeiner, Music Librarian
Karen P. Hargrove, Office Manager 
     B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Allison Kee, Assistant Collection Management Supervisor for Serials
     B.S., Belmont University
Aubrey Brook McGinnis, Assistant Supervisor of the Listening/Viewing Center for Night/Weekend Services
     B.S., University of Mobile
Jennifer MacLean, Assistant Supervisor of the Listening/Viewing Center for Day Services
     B.M., University of Alabama
Sylvia D. Morris, Assistant Circulation Supervisor for Day Services
Laura Price, Assistant Collection Management Supervisor for Acquisitions 
     B.A., University of Alabama
Jenny Rushing, Reference Librarian and Coordinator of Reference Services 
Rachel Scott, Reference Librarian
Dawn Stephen, Collection Management Librarian
Courtney Fuson, Electronic & Educational Resources Librarian
Vance Joel Wilson, Circulation Manager 
     A.A., Pensacola Junior College; B.A., University of West Florida
Judith Williams, Reference Librarian

Office of Institutional Research
Roy D. "Ike" Ikenberry, Director 
     B.S., Eastern New Mexico University; M.S., Texas Technological University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Rasmussen Studies Abroad Program
John H.E. Paine, Director

Teaching Center
Merrie King, Director
Nanci Alsup, Program Assistant

Enrollment Services
David Mee, Dean
Teresa Elder, Assistant to the Dean

Belmont Central
Prentice Poole, Student Services Coordinator
    B.S., University of South Alabama
Valez Thornton, Student Services Coordinator
    B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Office of Admissions
Anne Edmunds, Director of Undergraduate Admissions
     B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.Ed., Peabody College of Vanderbilt University;
     Ed.D., The University of Alabama
Mary Byars, Assistant Director
     B.S., Belmont University
J. Ted Gray, Transfer Enrollment Services Counselor, 
     B.S., Austin Peay State University
Christian Panneck, Transfer Enrollment Services Counselor
   B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.Ed., Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Michael Waters, Assistant Director
     B.A., Furman University; M.S., Georgia State University
Rachel Bolton, Enrollment Services Counselor 
     B.S., University of Missouri
Lisa Malone, Director of Enrollment Services Information Systems 
    B.S., Belmont University
Sara Olson, Admissions Visit Coordinator
   B.S. Middle Tennessee State University
Lougan Bishop, Information Systems Asst./Web Specialist
   B.S. Middle Tennessee State University
Pamela Howell, Call Center Manager
Donald Watson, Enrollment Services Counselor 
     B.S., Lambuth University
Jim Poole, Assistant Director 
     B.S., Belmont College; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Mobile
Angela Shedd, Associate Director Admissions, Director of Admissions Processing   
     B.S.,Belmont University
Rachel Rogers, Data Enrollment Coordinator
Teresa Geuy, Data Enrollment Coordinator
     B.S., Belmont University
Adam Jones, Data Enrollment Coordinator   
   B.S., Belmont University

Office of the Registrar/Records
Steven H. Reed, University Registrar 
     B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.Div., Lexington Theological Seminary; M.Ed., Belmont University
La Kiesha Armstrong, Associate Registrar/VA Coordinator 
     B.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University; M.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Patricia Chaffin, TELS, Transfer Tracking Coordinator
     B.B.A., Belmont University; M.B.A., Belmont University
Cayce Elliott, Office Manager
    B.S. University of Mississippi
Ginger Kuechle, Assistant Registrar 
     B.A., Willamette University; M.Ed., Belmont University
Jay Lessert, Graduation Analyst 
     B.S., Belmont University
Matthew P. McCrickard, Associate Registrar 
     B.S., University of North Alabama; M.A., Auburn University; M.P.A., Auburn 
     University Montgomery; M.S., Austin Peay State University
Linda Mullins,Transcript Evaluator and V.A. Certification
     B.S., Belmont University

Office of Student Financial Services

Patricia Smedley, Director of Student Financial Services
     B.S., Western Michigan University, M.Ed., Belmont University
Charles Harper, Director of Financial Aid
     B.S., Belmont University
Helen Bond, Scholarship Counselor
     B.S., Belmont University
Samantha Rogers, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
     B.S., M.S., Tennessee State University
Edward Allen, Collections Supervisor
     B.S., University of Baltimore
Jennifer Bussell, Assistant Director of Student Accounts
     B.A., M.B.A. Harding University
Brandon Mitchell, Student Services Coordinator
     B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Hilda Enriquez, Third Party/Study Abroad Counselor
     B.S., California State University Northridge
Carrie Northington, Loan Counselor
     B.A., Austin Peay
Jimmy Morris, Information Specialist
     B.S., Lipscomb University
Brian Turner, Verification Counselor
     B.S., Fisk University
Shelly Higdon, Secretary/Receptionist
     B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Office of Student Affairs

Andrew J. Johnston, Dean of Students 
     B.A., Wheaton College; M.Ed., Auburn University; Ed.D., University of Tennessee
Dane C. Anthony, Associate Dean of Students 
     B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Amanda Dunivan, Coordinator of Student Organizations and Greek Life 
     B.S., Florida Southern College; M.S., Florida State University
Angie Bryant, Director of the Beaman Student Life Center 
     B.S., Belmont University; M.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Mark A. Bryant, Associate Dean of Students 
     B.A., Baylor University; M.S., Florida State University
Amy M. Coles, Director of Student Activities 
     B.S., Dallas Baptist University; M.Ed. Dallas Baptist University
Elysia Sandlin, Coordinator of the Convocation and Special Programs 
     B.S., Austin Peay State University; M.A., Appalachian State University
Tammye Cripps Whitaker, Director of Disability Support 
     B.S., Belmont College; M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University
Katherine B. Wilson, Director of Health Services 
     M.S.N., M.B.A., Vanderbilt University
Jamie Zeller, Assistant Director of the Beaman Student Life Center, 
     B.S., Western Kentucky University; M.S., Western Kentucky University

Office of Residence Life
Anthony Donovan, Director of Residence Life
     B.A. Berea College; M.A. Eastern Kentucky University
Jamie Shaffer, Assistant Director of Residence Life
     B.A. Vanderbilt University; M.Ed. Vanderbilt University
Rebekah Stewart, Assistant Director of Residence Life
     B.A. Eastern Kentucky University; M.Ed. Middle Tennessee State University
Monica Gibbs, Office Manager
     B.M. Belmont University
Christopher Agans, Hillside Residence Director
     B.A. Eastern Illinois University; M.A. Eastern Illinois University
W. Jared Black, Pembroke Hall Residence Director
     B.B.A. Belmont University
Samantha Dorgan, Wright Hall Residence Director
     B.B.A. Belmont University
Emily Einerson, Thrailkill Hall Residence Director
     B.A. Union University; M.S. Mississippi State University
Charles Hubbs, Hillside Residence Director
     B. B.A. Belmont University
Joshua Kerley, Maddox Hall Residence Director
     B.S.W. The University of Alabama; M.S.W. The University of Georgia
Jason Kistler, Maple Hall Residence Director
     B.A. Taylor University; M.Ed. Vanderbilt University
Ileia Luke, Hail Hall Residence Director
     B.S. Northern Illinois University
Lacey Phillips, New Hall Residence Director
     B.S. Valdosta State University; M.Ed. Valdosta State University
Nicole Rabalais, Bruin Hills Residence Director
     B.A. University of Louisville; M.Ed. University of Louisville
Anne Rinearson, Belmont Commons Residence Director
     B.S. Kansas State University; M.S. Kansas State University
Stephen Simpson, Kennedy Hall Residence Director
     B.S. LeTourneau University; M.Ed. Belmont University
Keturah Williams, Heron Hall Residence Director
     B.M. Belmont University