2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University


Faculty 2012-2013 (T-Z)

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

Cathy Taylor, Professor of Nursing and Dean, Gordon Inman College of Health Sciences and Nursing (2012)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University; B.S.N., University of Alabama at Huntsville; M.S.N., University of Tennessee Heath Science Center; Dr.P.H., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Susan Lee Taylor, Professor of Marketing (2000)
B.S., M.B.A., Nicholls State University; D.B.A., Mississippi State University

Lina Terjesen, Music Librarian with Assistant Professor Rank (2012)
B.S., Gettysburg College; M.A. and M.L.S., University at Buffalo

Christian L. Thomas, Assistant Professor of Physics (2006)
B.S., California Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of California

Jennie Carter Thomas, Professor Emerita of Management (1989)
B.A., George Peabody College; M.S., Tennessee State University; Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

Jennifer T. Thomas, Associate Professor of Biology (2000)
B.S., University of Evansville; Ph.D., Northwestern University

John W. Thompson, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Health and Physical Education (1968)
B.S., M.Ed., East Texas State University; Ed.D., North Texas State University

Mary M. Thompson, Assistant Professor of Economics (1983)
B.A., Oglethorpe University; M.A., University of Notre Dame

Jonathan L. Thorndike, Professor of Honors (1998)
B.A., Alma College; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University; Additional Study, University of Arizona, Harvard University

Richard H. Tiner, Professor of Mass Communication (1997)
B.S., Gulf-Coast Bible College; M.S., Eastern Washington University

David T. Tough, Assistant Professor of Audio Engineering Technology (2006)
B.A., University of North Texas; M.B.A., Pepperdine University; Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Joel Treybig, Associate Professor of Music (2005)
B.M.E., Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music; M.M., University of Akron; D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Susan H. Trout, Assistant Professor of English (1998)
B.A., College of Charleston; M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, University of South Carolina

Kevin S. Trowbridge, Instructor of Public Relations (2011)
B.A., Union University; M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D. candidate, Regent University

Bernard Turner, Assistant Professor of Social Entrepreneurship; Director of the Social Entrepreneurship Program (2008)
B.S., Findlay College; M.B.A., University of Toledo; M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University

Elizabeth Usman, Assistant Professor of Legal Practice (2011
B.A., Boston University; J.D., Boston College of Law

Jeffrey O. Usman, Assistant Professor of Law (2011)
A.B., Georgetown University; LL.M., Harvard Law School; J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School

Marnie Vanden Noven, Assistant Professor of Sports Science (2012)
B.A., University of Arizona; M.P.T., Marquette University; D.P.T., Concordia University

Teresa R. Van Hatten-Granath, Associate Professor of Art (1998)
B.S., B.A., University of Minnesota; M.F.A., Clemson University

Mary E. Stairs Vaughn, Professor of Communication Studies and Associate Dean for Administration (1999)
B.S., Grace College; M.A., Ball State University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Marieta V. Velikova, Associate Professor of Economics (2006)
B.S., Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia; M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, Mississippi State University

Michael L. Voight, Professor of Physical Therapy (1998)
B.S., Portland State University; M.Ed., University of Virginia; D.P.T., Institute of Physical Therapy  University of St. Augustine

Mark D. Volker, Assistant Professor of Music (2009)
B.M., Ithaca College; M.M., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of Chicago

Mark Volman, Assistant Professor of Entertainment Industry Studies and Chair, Entertainment Industry Studies Program (2007)
B.A., M.F.A., Loyola Marymount University

Larry E. Wacholtz, Professor of Music Business (1979-81; 1984)
A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Eastern Washington University; M.A., Memphis State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Charles F. Wainright, Associate Professor of Management, Healthcare Administration (2008)
B.S., University of Alabama; M.H.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham

Claire Walker, Reference and Instruction Librarian with Assistant Professor Rank (2011)
B.A., Harding University; M.L.S., University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Elizabeth Wall, Associate Professor Emerita of Music
B.S., George Peabody College for Teachers; B.M., Nashville Conservatory of Music; M.M., Chicago Musical College

Melanie V. Walton, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (2011)
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.A., Ph.D., Duquesne University

Barbara B. Ward, Assistant Professor of Mathematics (1999)
B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.S. University of Memphis

Albert W. Wardin, Jr., Professor Emeritus of History (1967)
B.A., Willamette University; B.D., Western Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of Oregon

Dorothy Lee Warren, Professor of Accounting (1998)
B.A., Randolph-Macon Women's College; M.B.A., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Jane Warren, Associate Professor of Music (2005)
B.M., Furman University; M.M., Baylor University, M.M. Southern Methodist University, D.M.A., University of South Carolina

Jerry L. Warren, University Professor Emeritus (1969)
B.M., Samford University; M.S.M., D.M.A., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Cynthia A. Watkins, Associate Professor of Education; Chair, Department of Education and Director, Graduate Studies in Special Education (2001)
B.S., University of Tennessee at Martin; M.A.Ed., Southeast Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia

H. John Watson, Assistant Professor of 3D/Sculpture (2012)
B.F.A., Webster University; M.F.A., University of Maryland

Laurence A. Watts, Associates Professor of Religion (2005)  
B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., Baptist Theological Seminary-Richmond; Th.M., Duke University; Ph.D., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Andrew A. Webster, Professor of Pharmacy and Chair, Pharmaceutical Science, School of Pharmacy (2007)
B.S., Ph.D., Temple University

Keeley Hutchison White, Instructor of Mathematics (2003)
B.A., Harding University; M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Mark E. Whatley, Instructor of Music (2011)
B.M., Belmont University; M.M., University of Kentucky; D.M.A. Candidate, Rice University

Kristi L. Whitten, Professor of Music (2001)
B.M., Belmont University; M.M., D.M., Indiana University

Judith Williams, Reference Librarian with Assistant Professor Rank (2007)
B.S., Millersville University; M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh

Montgomery F. Williams, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice (2010)
Pharm.D., University of South Carolina

Susan G. Williams, Professor of Management (2001)
B.S., M.A., East Tennessee State University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Edward L. Winn, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Finance (1977)
B.S., University of Florida; M.A., Vanderbilt University; D.B.A., Indiana University

Betty Wiseman, Associate Professor Emerita of Health and Physical Education (1966)
B.S., Belmont College; M.A., Peabody College

Linda G. Wofford, Associate Professor of Nursing (2007)
B.S.N., University of Mississippi, M.S.N., D.N.P., University of Virginia

Debra Wollaber, Professor of Nursing (1988)
B.S., Hartwick College; M.S., Russell Sage College; Ph.D., Syracuse University

Kristina D. Wood, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice (2012)
Pharm.D, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

M. Elizabeth (Beth) Woodard, Associate Professor of Management (2000)
B.S., Clemson University; M.H.S.A., Medical University of South Carolina; Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham

Thomas Clifford Wooten, Professor of Accounting (1994)
B.B.A., University of Georgia; M.P.A., Ph.D., Georgia State University

Daniel T. Wujcik, Instructor of Audio Engineering Technology and Chair, Audio Engineering Technology Program (2004)
B.S., Clarion University; M.M., University of Miami

David K. Wyant, Assistant Professor of Management/Healthcare Management (2013)
B.A., University of Oregon; M.A., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Ted D. Wylie, Professor of Music (1985)
B.M., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.M., D.M., Indiana University.

Lonnie R. Yandell, Professor of Psychology (1985)
B.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Michelle Murray Yang, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (2011)
B.A., Mount Union College; M.A., Ph.D. candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sehyun Yoo, Assistant Professor of Finance
B.S., University of Buckingham, UK; M.B.A., IESE, Barcelona, Spain; Ph.D., Temple University

G. Stanley York, Assistant Professor of Management and Associate Dean, Undergraduate School of Business Administration (2007)
B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.S., Auburn University, Ed.D., University of Tennessee

Marilyn Young, Associate Professor of Accounting (2001)
B.S., M.T.A., University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Susan B. Young, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy (2003)
B.S., University of Kansas; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; O.T.D. Candidate, Creighton University

Lynn Zehrt, Assistant Professor of Law (2012)
B.A., University of South Carolina; J.D., University of Alabama; M.L., Georgetown University