Faculty

2021-2022 Full-Time Faculty

Adair, Emily A. (2021)
Visiting Professor of English
B.S., Montreat College
M.A., Gardner-Webb University

Angle, Kimberly G. (2007)
Professor of English and Writing Program Director
Chair, Studies in History, Language, and Literature
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
B.A., Mercer University
M.A., Georgia State University
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Auman, Kevin C. (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

Blanton, P. Gregory (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

Brandenburg, Benjamin B. (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

Brown, Anna Lee (2022)
Visiting Professor of Psychology and Human Services
B.A., Asbury University
M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Doctoral Candidate, Regent University

Buchwald, Peter F. (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

Burgin, Kelli J. (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

Clunan, Megan B. (2017)
Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Services
Chair, Arts and Sciences, Adult and Graduate Studies
Assistant Dean for Faculty and Program Development
B.S., Florida State University
M.A., Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

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

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

Gratton, Paul C. (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

Holbrook, Joshua D. (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

Hunter, Mark (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

Juckett, Elizabeth (2018)
Professor of English
B.A., Wheaton College
M.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

King, Don W. (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

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

Lassiter, Mark T. (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

Maa, Phoebe H. (2017)
Assistant Professor
Resource Outreach Librarian
B.A., National Central University
B.A., M.M.L., M.A.S., Ph.D. Paris 7-Denis Diderot
M.L.I.S., Wayne State University

Martin, Joseph (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

Neuzil, Linda M. (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

Owen, Paul L. (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

Patterson, I-Eesha 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

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

Powell, John N. (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

Rice, David L. III (2020)
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Delta State University
M.S., Delta State University
M.A., University of Mississippi
Ph.D., University of Arkansas

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

Sayadian, Gregory (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

Shook, Dwight E. (2018)
Visiting Professor of Business
B.S.B.A., M.B.A., Gardner-Webb University

Shuman, Dorothea K. (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

Simmons, Shalon G. (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

Sosler, Alex G. (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

Spencer, Jared N. (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

Talsma, Katie R. (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

Tippey, James E. (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

Toland, Lisa. (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

Toone, Rachel M. (2018)
Dean of Spiritual Formation
B.A., Whitworth University
M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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

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

Wells, Mark A. (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

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

Yoder, Peter J. (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

York, Robyn M. (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

Zwart, Ryan T. (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

2020-2021 Part-Time Pro Rata Faculty

Howell, Cynthia M. (2005)
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Baylor University
M.A., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky