2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Aug 15, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Office of the President

Jairy C. Hunter, Jr., A.A., B.S., M.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Michael L. Bryant, B.S., M.Div., Ph.D.
Executive Vice President

Cady Nell West, B.S. M.B.A.
Executive Director of External Relations

Faye Wood
Executive Assistant

Academic Affairs

Academic Administration

Jacqueline T. Fish, A.S., B.S., M.S., Ed.D
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ethel L. Croft
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Scott D. Yarbrough, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs- Graduate Programs, Retention, and Accreditation

Marc P. Embler, B.S., M.S.W., M.S.C.J, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs- Online Programs, Technology, and Grants

Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Daniel D. Fultz, A.A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jan Reed
Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

W. Todd Ashby, A.S., B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics

Lynn E. Thorsell, B.S.
Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics

Andreea Meier, B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P.
Dean of the College of Nursing

Michele Jones
Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College of Nursing

Melanie G. Reynolds-Murphy, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Interim Dean of the School of Education

Michelle Wood
Executive Assistant to the Dean of the School of Education

Dean of the School of Business

Pat Tarter, B.A.
Executive Assistant to the Dean of the School of Business  

Donnie R. Parker, II, B.A., M.Div., M.A., Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Christian Studies

Christina Hartley
Executive Assistant to the Dean of the School of Christian Studies

Patricia J. Hambrick, B.A., M.A., M.A., Ed.D.
Director of Academic Technology and Director of Academic Grants

Sharon G. Johnson, B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A.
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment

Jeffrey D. Babetz, B.A.
Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Graduate Studies

Melanie G. Reynold-Murphy, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Education

David W. Palmer, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Programs, School of Business

Gary Metts, B.S., M.P.A., D.B.A.
Interim Director of the M.S.C.J. Program

Susan V. Ball, B.S.N., M.S.N.
Director of the M.S.N. Program

Office of the Registrar

Amanda Sisson, A.A., A.P.S., B.A., M.S.
University Registrar

Jennifer D. Mehaffey, A.A.
Administrative Assistant to the Registrar

Lisa Kemp, A.S., B.S., M.S.
Assistant Registrar for Graduation

Calin J. Burger, G.C., B.S., M.S.
Assistant Registrar for NCAA Certification

Lauren Higgins, B.S.
Data Entry and Transcript Specialist

Stephen Bryan Ayer, B.A.
Transfer Credit Evaluator

Kathryn Dougherty, B.S.
Degree Systems Specialist

Shelby Mehaffey, B.S.
Office Assistant

Susan Poulin, B.S.
Office Assistant

Student Success Center

Annie Watson, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Director of Student Success/Disability Services

Sandy Freshman
Assistant to the Student Success Center

Ashley Poe, B.S., M.S., N.C.C.
Coordinator of Student Success Programs

Brenda Hanna, B.A., M.A.
Director of the Learning Center

Betty Palmer, M.S.
Director of Student Athlete Success

Roberta Black, B.A., M.A.
Coordinator of Student Intervention

Lori Powers
Coordinator of Academic Advising Operations

Louise Hurd and Lynette Ramsey
Testing Center Coordinators


Sandra H. Hughes, B.A., M.L.
Director of the Library

Linda P. Rousseau, B.A., M.A., M.L.S.
Assistant Director - Head of Circulation

Dianne C. Boykin, B.A., M.L.I.S.
Assistant Librarian - Cataloging

Ruth Castillo, B.S., M.L.S.
Assistant Librarian - Head of Reference

Brittany N. Kester, B.S. M.S.L.I.S.
Assistant Librarian- Reference and Instruction

Monica R. Langley, B.A., M.L.I.S.
Assistant Librarian - Acquisitions

Eileen T. Lutzow, B.A., M.L.S.
Assistant Librarian - Systems and Electronic Resources

Business Affairs

Luke Blackmon, B.S.
Vice President for Business Affairs

Janet M. Mims, B.A., CPA
Associate Vice President for Business Affairs

Jennifer Welch
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Business Affairs

Lindsey Nettles, B.S., M.S.
Director of Student Accounts and Special Projects

Carol Savory, B.S.
Assistant Director of Financial Services

Management Information Services

Shannon M. Phillips, B.S, M.A.
Executive Director of Technology

Lisa A. Fleming, A.S., B.S.
Director of Computer Operations

Bill Roberson, B. M.A., M.B.A.
Communications Manager

John Bodden
Database Administrator

Tony Boone, B.S.
Network Administrator

Michael Onorato
Wireless Administrator

Facilities and Auxiliary Services

Nick Cimorelli, B.S. M.S.
Director of Facilities and Auxiliary Services

Enrollment Management

George W. Metz, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Susan Rickard
Executive Assistant

Jim Rhoton, B.S., M.B.A.
Executive Director of Enrollment Services

Teri Karges, B.S.
Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Services

Theresa Wofford
Director of Enrollment Operations

Jameson Willey, B.A., M.B.A.
Associate Director of Admissions

Kimberly Ford, B.S., MAOL
Assistant Director of Admissions

Devon Grant, B.S.
Assistant Director, Veterans Services


David Baggs., B.S., M.E.D.
Vice President for Advancement

Amy Thirkettle
Executive Assistant for the Vice President for Advancement


William L. Ward, B.S., M.A.
Executive Director for Development

Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Mary Elizabeth Myers, B.A.
Director of Development

Jennifer Rose, B.A.
Director of Advancement Operations

Louise O’Neal
Records Specialist

Advancement Operations

Juliana L. Johnson, B.S., M.B.A.
Director of Operations for Advancement

Louise O’Neal
Records Specialist

University Relations, Publications and Marketing

John Strubel, B.M.A., MSOM
Director of Integrated Marketing

Jan Joslin, B.A.
Director of Publications

Jon Merkling, B.A.
Graphic Designer

Rick Esposito
Multimedia Coordinator

Warren Peper, B.A.
Media Relations Coordinator

Student Affairs

Campus Ministries

Jonathan D. Davis, B.A., M.Div.
Campus Minister

Student Development

Clark Carter, B.A., M.Div.
Dean of Students

Laurie Diel
Executive Assistant to the Dean of Students

Counseling Services

Wesley Senn, MA, LPCI
Clinical Counselor

International Services

Barbara C. Mead, A.A., B.S., M.Ed.
Associate Dean for Student Development and Director of International Services

Recreational Services

Drew C. Meadows, A.A., B.S., M.S.
Assistant Dean for Student Life

Campus Security

John Wilson
Director of Campus Security

Bill Malley
Deputy Security Director

Residence Life

Timothy Grant
Assistant Dean for Resident Life/Diversity Officer

Student Activities

Joyce Rea, B.S.
Director of Student Activities

The Career Center

Hester Young, B.S., M.A., Ed. D.
Director of The Career Center

Career Planning and Placement Counselor

Office of Student Employment

Student Employment Coordinator


Hank Small, B.A., M.S.
Athletic Director

Brad Drake, B.S., M.A., A.T.C.
Head Athletic Trainer and Assistant Director of Athletics for Medical Services

Chad Scott
Athletic Strength and Conditioning Coach

James Bradley, A.S.
Assistant Athletic Director for Internal Affairs

Rachelle Bouronich, B.A., M.B.A.
Business Manager of Athletics and Ticket Manager

Becky Bates
Athletics Office Manager 

Barclay Radebaugh, B.S., M.A.
Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Fred Applin, B.S., M.S.
Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Shane Winkler, B.S.
Head Softball Coach

Christy Mooberry, B.A., M.S.
Head Volleyball Coach

Jim Stinzi, B.A.
Director of Track and Field  and Cross Country Coach

Soyini Thompson, B.S.
Head Women’s Track and Field Coach

Matt Cram-Smith, B.A.
Women’s Golf Coach

Todd Selders, B.A.
Director of Golf/Head Men’s Golf Coach

Eric Terrill, B.S., M.A.
Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Mike Baker, B.S.
Head Women’s Tennis Coach

Mark Tucker, B.S.
Head Football Coach

Adam Ward, B.S.
Interim Head Baseball Coach