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
Writing Program Director
Chair, Department of English and Communication
B.A., Mercer University
M.A., Georgia State University
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Auman, Kevin C. (2008)
Associate Professor of Music Business
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
B.A., Northwestern College
A.B.D., Temple University

Buchwald, Peter F. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Music Business
B.M., University of North Texas
M.S., University of Colorado Denver

Burgin, Kelli J. (2016)
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
Chair, Department of Cybersecurity
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
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
B.S., Palm Beach Atlantic University
M.S., Florida Atlantic University

Hunter, Mark (2021)
Associate Professor of Psychology
Acting Chair, Department of Psychology 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
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 of the 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, Environmental Science
B.S., M.A., College of William and Mary
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Maa, Phoebe H. (2017)
Assistant Professor
Reference and Instruction 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)
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., George Mason University
M.A., Ph.D., Regent University

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

Owen, Paul L. (2001)
Professor of Bible and Ministry
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
Chair, Department of Business
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
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
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
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
B.A., Southern Evangelical Bible College
M.Div., Ed.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Southerland, James D. (1987)
Professor of Art
Chair, Department of Fine Arts
B.F.A., East Carolina University
M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University

Spencer, Jared N. (2017)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Campbell University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Talsma, Katie R. (2019)
Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., Dordt College
M.A., California State University

Tippey, James E. (2017)
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
B.A., Greenville College
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
M.S., Norwich University

Toland, Lisa. (2016)
Professor of History
Director of Honors Program
Chair, Department of History
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
B.A., Bethel College

Webb, George “Robby” Jr. (2015)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., University of North Carolina, Asheville
M.A., Western Carolina University

Wells, Mark A. (2006)
Professor of Bible and Ministry
Chair, Department of Bible and Theology
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
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
Chair, Department of Natural Sciences
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
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