Staff Directory

Staff Directory

A helpful faculty and staff that is committed to your success.

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Rebecca Ahlfeld

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

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Melanie Amburn

Assistant Professor of Education

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David Ashe

Professor of Mathematics

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Cynthia Ballard

Goodfriend School of Business Coordinator

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Ana Barrios

Assistant Professor of Spanish, Study Abroad Coordinator

Michael Basuini

Associate Cross Country & Track Coach

Billy Berry

Head Baseball Coach

Chris Berry

Director of Sports Information

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Augustin Bocco

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Coordinator of International Student Services

Amber Boyer

Instructor of Clinical Nursing

Toby Brooks

Head Softball Coach

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Sharon Brown

Professor of Mathematics, Chair – Mathematics

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Mary Dale Cannon

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Director of Peer Counseling

Sandra Carden

Nursing Clinical Instructor

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Eric Casteel

Director of Admissions Operations and Technology

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Randa Colbert

Dental Hygiene Program Director, Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene

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Miranda Collins

Success Coach Coordinator

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Ariana Conwell

Admissions Counselor

TN Counties: Anderson, Blount, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, Washington

States: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia

Programs: Lenoir City Dual Enrollment

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Cliff Couch

Criminal Justice Leadership Online Program Director

Hailey Crocker

Nursing Clinical Instructor

Bettianne Cunningham

Nursing Clinical Instructor

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Cyndy Davis

Health and Human Performance Department Chair, Associate Professor of Sport Management and Physical Education

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Kara Day


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Sara Denny

Director of Student Success

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Ben Dockery

Assistant Professor of Music

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Chris Dover

Instructor For Religion

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Belinda Eaton

Financial Aid Counselor

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Benjamin Estes

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Hygiene Officer

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John Ferguson

Assistant Professor of Theater

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Tyler Forrest


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Tracy Franklin

Associate Professor of Education, Director of Student Teaching, and edTPA Coordinator

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Kyle Fulbright

Human Resources Director

Francisco Gallardo

Head Tennis Coach

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Oksana Gerlits

Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Dan Gilbert

Professor of Business Administration

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Ron Gilbert

Professor of Communication Studies

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Patricia Ging

Professor of Education, Chair – Education, Associate Dean – Education & Social Sciences

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Shannon Graves

Associate Registrar

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Douglas Gregory

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

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Julianne Hale

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

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Dana Hammontree

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Peyton Harper

Coordinator of Athletic Operations

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Gabby Harris

Director of Student Involvement Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach

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Gail Harris

Vice President for Financial Affairs

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Sarah Harris

Assistant Professor of Education

Stan Harrison

Head Women’s Golf Coach

Sean Hayden

Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy

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B Henderson

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

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Ms Tracey Hennessee

Advancement Services and Events Coordinator

Ersa Henry

Technical Support Specialist

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Michael Hodge

Merideth Holseberg

Instructor of Nursing

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Stedmon Hopkins

MOT Program Director and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

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Sara Hopper

Executive Director of Admissions

Serving international students

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Mali Hubert

Assistant Professor of Biology

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JJ Hulet

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

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Julie Jack

Professor of Art, Muriel S. Mayfield Gallery Director

Dakota Jett

Nursing Clinical Instructor

Ben Kaminiski

Nursing Clinical Instructor

David Keaton

Senior Library Assistant

Leslie Kinser

Instructor of Clinical Nursing

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Ron Lewis

Director of Communications

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Stephanie Lones

Associate Director of Financial Aid

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Jeanette Long, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Director of Kilbride Nature Sanctuary

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Logan Longwith

Transfer Admissions Counselor

Programs: Transfer students, Management Excellence (ME), Professional Leadership in Criminal Justice (PLCJ), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Science in Sports Leadership (MSSL), Executive Program

Vivian Lynch

Education – Student Teaching Mentor

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Martha Maddox

Professor and Associate Dean, Goodfriend School of Business

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Sandy Maddox

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Rachel Maddron

Enrollment Services Specialist

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Candy Maddux

Director of Career Development and Multicultural Affairs

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Kelly Martin

Director of Accounting

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Scott Mashburn

Vice President for Student Life and Chief Title IX Officer

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Donny Mayfield

Athletic Director

Cady McCarter

Instructor of Clinical Nursing

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Blake McCaslin

Vice President for Marketing, Communications, and Community Engagement

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Julie McCaslin


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William McDonald

Professor of Religion, Chair – Religion and Philosophy, Associate Dean – Humanities & Fine Arts

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Kacy McMahan

Admissions Counselor; click “View Profile” for territories served

Tennessee Counties: Bradley, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hamilton, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McMinn, McNairy, Obion, Shelby, Tipton, and Weakley

States: Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas

Programs: McMinn Co. and McMinn Central Dual Enrollment

Andrea Menjivar

Instructor for Clinical Nursing

Todd Miller

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Anne Montgomery

Associate Professor of Business Administration, Chair – The Goodfriend School of Business, Director of The LITE House

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Tank Montgomery

Campus Events Coordinator

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Haylee Morrow

Athletic Trainer

Riley Morrow

Senior Library Assistant, Night Manager

Ryan Murphy

Athletic Trainer

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William Murray

Assistant Professor of English

Jamie Nelson

Senior Library Assistant

Kayla Nelson

Senior Library Assistant for Acquisitions

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Mary Ollie Newman

Director of Development

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Jianbing Niu

Professor of Mathematics

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Kerry Ormond

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

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Chris Osment

Systems Administrator

Andrew Owen

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities

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Kevin Parker

Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach

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Wendy Pierce

Instructor of Business Administration

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Summer Poteet

Assistant Professor of Social Work

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Jeff Rice

Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Head Men’s Golf Coach

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Kristin Robertson

Assistant Professor of English

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Gail Rogers

Executive Assistant to the President

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Vicki Rose

Coordinator & Administrative Assistant of Nursing Student Services

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Elizabeth Ruleman

Professor of English

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Christine Saladino

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Social Work Program Director

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James Schiavoni

Professor of English, Chair – English and Modern Languages

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Chris Schutz

Professor of History, Chair – History

Dr. Chris Schutz
Professor and Chair, History Department
Honors Program Director
Co-Chair, Campus Diversity Council

Ph.D., History, University of Georgia

M.A., History, University of North Carolina Charlotte

B.A., Philosophy, Loyola University, New Orleans

  • 20th Century American History, especially 1960s and 1970s
  • African American Freedom Struggle
  • History of the American South
  • History of American Cinema
  • History of Modern China

“Going to Hell to Get the Devil”: The 1972 Charlotte Three Trial and the Fate of the Freedom Struggle in a Sunbelt City.…

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Kelly Seekins

Senior Woman Leader; Director of Sports Medicine; Adjunct Professor Health & Human Performance

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Jack Seitz

Assistant Professor of History

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Alexandra Sharp

Director of Library and Information Services

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Mark Shoop

Professor of Biology, Chair of Natural Sciences, Associate Dean of Sciences and Mathematics

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Stephanie Smallen

Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Research

Kathlene Smith

Professor of Nursing

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Tara Stewart

Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance

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Harley Stickney

Art Production and Design Manager

Photo of Ray Stone

Ray Stone

Head Men’s Basketball Coach

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Matt Sullivan

Systems Analyst

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Stacy Swafford

Associate Professor of Business Administration, Director of Business Graduate Programs, Faculty Athletic Representative

Heather Swift

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Alex Thompson

Assistant Professor of Religion

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Joshua Tipton

Assistant Professor of Education

Photo of Kerry Towler

Kerry Towler

Professor of Psychology; Chair – Social Sciences

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Robin Turner

Academic Support Librarian

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Olivia Tyler

Director of Adult and Professional Studies

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Laiel Upton

Admissions Counselor

TN Counties: Bedford, Benton, Bledsoe, Campbell, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Decatur, Dekalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Marshall, Maury, Meigs, Montgomery, Moore, Morgan, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Polk, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Robertson, Rutherford, Scott, Sequatchie, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, VanBuren, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson, Wilson

States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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Aaron Van Landingham

Administrative Assistant – Occupational Therapy

Sue Ellyn VanAntwerp

Instructor of Clinical Nursing

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Dianna Vermilyea

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Kellee Vess

Associate Professor of Nursing, RN-BSN Program Director

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Lisa Vesser

Associate Dean of Allied Health

Bryan Walker

Head Women’s Soccer Coach

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Lauren Ward

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Bill Watts

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Pre-Law Advisor

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Lacey Weese

Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid

Nathan Wells

Nursing Tutor

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Ashley West

Associate Director for Allied Health Admissions; serving Dental Hygiene, Nursing, RN to BSN, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Occupational Therapy

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Keith Wheeler

Professor of Music, Director of Music Education Studies

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Skip White


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Adrianne Whitelaw

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

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Grant Willhite

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Biology

Luke Winter

Head Men’s Soccer Coach

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