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Faculty

2022-2023 Full-Time Faculty
School of the Arts and Sciences

Kevin Auman, M.A. (2008)
Associate Professor of Music Business
Chair, Studies in Communication and the Arts
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.A., Montreat College
M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Benjamin Brandenburg, Ph.D. Candidate (2014)
Assistant Professor of History
Studies in History, Language, and Literature
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.A., Northwestern College
A.B.D., Temple University

Peter Buchwald, M.S. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Music Business
Studies in Communication and the Arts
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.M., University of North Texas
M.S., University of Colorado Denver

Kelli Burgin, M.S. (2016)
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
Studies in Cybersecurity
Director, Faculty of Technology and Human Industry
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.S. Bellevue University

Tate Fegley, Ph.D. (2022)
Assistant Professor of Economics
Chair, Studies in Business and Economics
Faculty of Technology and Human Industry
B.A., Boise State University
M.A., Boise State University
M.A., George Mason University
Ph.D, George Mason University

Amy Flagler, Ed.D. candidate (2022)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
Studies in Education and Outdoor Recreation
Faculty of Science and Human Services
B.A., Simmons College
M.A., Simmons College

Scott Foran, Ph.D. (2022)
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Studies in History, Language, and Literature
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.A., Simpson University
M.A., California State University, Chico
M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute
Ph.D, Pacifica Graduate Institute

William Forstchen, Ph.D. (1993)
Professor of History and Writing
Studies in History, Language, and Literature
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.A., Rider College
M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University

Stephanie Frady, M.L.S. (2022)
Assistant Professor
Resource Outreach Librarian

Joshua Holbrook, Ph.D. Candidate (2017)
Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science
Studies in Natural and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science and Human Services
B.S., Palm Beach Atlantic University
M.S., Florida Atlantic University

Mark Hunter, Ph.D. (2021)
Associate Professor of Psychology, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Chair, Studies in Psychology and Human Services
Faculty of Science and Human Services
B.A. Western Kentucky University
M.A. East Tennessee State University
M.Div. Samford University
Ph.D. University of Alabama

Don King, Ph.D. (1974)
Professor of English, Faculty Fellow
Studies in History, Language, and Literature
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute
M.A., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Nathan King, M.L.S. (2013)
Associate Professor; Director of the Writing Center
Director, L. Nelson Bell Library
B.A., Montreat College
M.A., East Carolina University
M.L.S., North Carolina Central University

Mark Lassiter, Ph.D. (1992)
Professor of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science
Chair, Studies in Natural and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science and Human Services
B.S., M.A., College of William and Mary
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Ashley Lippard, M.F.A. (2022)
Assistant Professor of Visual Communication and Design
Studies in Communication and the Arts
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
M.F.A., Miami University of Ohio

Joseph Martin, Ph.D. (2016)
Professor of Communication
Studies in Communication and the Arts
Director, Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.A., George Mason University
M.A., Ph.D., Regent University

Maddison Melchionna, Ph.D. (2022)
Assistant Professor of Natural Science
Studies in Natural and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science and Human Services
B.S., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Ph.D., The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Linda Neuzil, Ed.D. (2016)
Associate Professor of Education, Director of Teacher Education
Chair, Studies in Education and Outdoor Recreation
Faculty of Science and Human Services
B.A., Judson University
M.Ed., National-Louis University
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University

Paul Owen, Ph.D. (2001)
Professor of Bible and Ministry
Studies in Bible, Theology, and Ministry
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.A., Life Pacific College
M.A., Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

John Powell, D.B.A. (2005)
Professor of Business
Studies in Business and Economics
Faculty of Technology and Human Industry
B.A., Mars Hill College
M.B.A., Western Carolina University
D.B.A., Argosy University

Zachary Rhone, Ph.D. (2022)
Assistant Professor of English
Studies in History, Language, and Literature
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.A., Houghton College
M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Robert Roth
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Stephanie Roth (2022)
Instructor of Criminal Justice
Studies in Psychology and Human Services
Faculty of Science and Human Services

Gregory Sayadian, M.S. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
Chair, Studies in Cybersecurity
Faculty of Technology and Human Industry
B.S., West Virginia University
M.S., The George Washington University

Brandon Schneeberger, Ph.D. (2022)
Assistant Professor of English
Studies in History, Language, and Literature
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.S., Emporia State University
M.A., Kansas State University
Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dorothea Shuman, Ph.D. (1996)
Professor of Outdoor Recreation Studies
Studies in Education and Outdoor Recreation
Faculty of Science and Human Services
B.S.Ed., State University College at Cortland
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., University of Idaho

Shalon Simmons, M.S., M.B.A., M.I.B. (2021)
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
Studies in Cybersecurity
Faculty of Technology and Human Industry
B.S., Oklahoma State University
M.S., Oklahoma State University
M.B.A., Oklahoma City University Meinders School of Business
M.I.B., Oklahoma City University Meinders School of Business

Whitney Simms, B.S. (2022)
Director of the Team and Leadership Center
Instructor of Outdoor Recreation Studies
Studies in Education and Outdoor Recreation
Faculty of Science and Human Services

Alexander Sosler, M.Div., Ed.D. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Bible and Ministry
Studies in Bible, Theology, and Ministry
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.A., Southern Evangelical Bible College
M.Div., Ed.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Jared Spencer, Ph.D. (2017)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Studies in Natural and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science and Human Services
B.S., Campbell University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Katie Talsma, M.A. (2019)
Assistant Professor of Music
Studies in Communication and the Arts
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.A., Dordt College
M.A., California State University

James Tippey, D.C.S. (2017)
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
Studies in Cybersecurity
Faculty of Technology and Human Industry
B.A., Greenville College
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
M.S., Norwich University
D.C.S., Colorado Technical University

Lisa Toland, Ph.D. (2016)
Professor of History and Honors Program Director
Studies in History, Language, and Literature
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University
M.A., Miami University of Ohio
M. St., University of Oxford, Jesus College
D. Phil., University of Oxford, Jesus College

Jarett Walbolt, Ph.D. Candidate (2021)
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Studies in Natural and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science and Human Services
B.A., Bethel College

George “Robby” Webb, Jr., M.A. (2015)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Director of the Math Resource Center
Studies in Natural and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science and Human Services
B.A., University of North Carolina, Asheville
M.A., Western Carolina University

Mark Wells, Ph.D. (2006)
Professor of Bible and Ministry
Chair, Studies in Bible, Theology, and Ministry
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.A., Friends University
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Baylor University

Marie Wisner, Ph.D. (2017)
Associate Dean for Learning, Calling, and Career
B.A., M.A., Bethel College
Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University

Peter Yoder, Ph.D. (2021)
Assistant Professor of Honors and History
Studies in History, Language, and Literature
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.A., High Point University
M.A.T.S. Reformed Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Robyn York, Ed.D. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Studies in Natural and Health Sciences
Director, Faculty of Science and Human Services
B.S., California State University, Fullerton
M.S., The Pennsylvania State University
Ed.D., Walden University

Ryan Zwart, Ph.D. (2020)
Assistant Professor of Outdoor Recreation Studies
Studies in Education and Outdoor Recreation
Faculty of Science and Human Services
B.S., Calvin College
M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University

2022-2023 Full-Time Faculty
School of the Adult & Graduate Studies

P. Gregory Blanton, Ed.D. (1997)
Professor of Psychology, Human Services, and Clinical Mental Health
B.S., Evangel College
M.Ed., Converse College
M.Ed., Clemson University
Ed.D., East Texas State University

Leslie-Ann Bovell, Ed.D. (2022)
Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology
B.S., Andrews University
M.Ed., Valdosta State University
Ed.D., Grand Canyon University

Anna Lee Brown, M.A. (2022)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
B.A., Asbury University
M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Candidate, Regent University

James M. Cockerham, Ph.D. (2021)
Assistant Professor of Public Administration
B.S., Florida State University
M.P.A., Florida State University
Ph.D., Florida State University

Stephen P. Dukas, Ph.D. (2009)
Associate Professor of Business
B.S., Florida State University
Ph. D., Florida State University

Paul C. Gratton, D.B.A. (2017)
Associate Dean for Adult and Graduate Studies
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., Iowa State University
M.P.A., Drake University
D.B.A., George Fox University

Lorna C. Hylledig, Ed.D. (2021)
Assistant Professor of Public Health
B.A., Brooklyn College
M.S., University Massachusetts
M.E., Columbia University Teachers College
Ed.D., Columbia University Teachers College

M. Isabella Cavalcanti Junqueira, Ph.D. (2020)
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., University of Texas
M.S., École Superiéure de Commerce De Dijon/Burgundy School of Business
Ph.D., Lancaster University, UK

I-Eesha D. Patterson, J.D. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Business
Assistant Dean for Distance Learning
B.A., University of North Carolina, Charlotte
M.S., Pfeiffer University
J.D., Massachusetts School of Law

Jackie Perry, Ph.D. (2022)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
B.S., Duke University
M.S., Georgia State University
Ph.D., Regent University

John N. Pope, Ph.D. (2016)
Associate Professor of Counselor Education
B.A., Stetson University
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Robert W. Roth, Ed.D. (2019)
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Bloomsburg University
M.S., West Chester University
Ed.D., Liberty University

Theresa Thomas, Ph.D. (2022)
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Services
B.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe
M.S., Lamar University
Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Monroe