Faculty

2018-2019 Full-Time Faculty

Angle, Kimberly G. (2007)
Associate Professor of English, Writing Program Director
B.A., Mercer University
M.A., Georgia State University
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Armstrong, Noréal (2016)
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Department Chair
B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University
M.S., Texas A&M University
Ph.D., University of Texas – San Antonio

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 and Human Services
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
Cybersecurity Department Chair
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.S. Bellevue University

Clunan, Megan B. (2017)
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Services
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

Faircloth, W. Bradley (2011)
Director of Assessment
Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Services
Psychology and Human Services Department Chair
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

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
Business Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., Iowa State University
M.P.A., Drake University
D.B.A., George Fox University

Hawley, Craig W. (2019)
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University of South Carolina
M.A., Western Carolina University

Holbrook, Joshua D. (2017)
Instructor of Environmental Science
B.S., Palm Beach Atlantic University
M.S., Florida Atlantic University

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

Kamer, M. Shane (2014)
Assistant Professor of Natural Science
Natural Science Department Chair
B.S., Shawnee State University
B.S., Logan University
D.C., Logan University

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 Natural 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
English, Communication, and Language Department Chair
B.A., George Mason University
M.A., Ph.D., Regent University

Neuzil, Linda M. (2016)
Director of Teacher Education
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Education Department Chair
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

Owolabi, Isaac B. (1994)
Professor of Business
B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Patterson, I-Eesha D. (2018)
Director of Online
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
Business Department Chair
B.A., Mars Hill College
M.B.A., Western Carolina University
D.B.A., Argosy University

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 Education
B.S.Ed., State University College at Cortland
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., University of Idaho

Sosler, Alex G. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Bible and Ministry
B.A., Southern Evangelical Bible College
M.Div., Ed.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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)
Associate Professor of History
Director of Honors Program
History Department Chair
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

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

Wells, Mark A. (2006)
Professor of Bible and Ministry
B.A., Friends University
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Baylor University

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

York, Robyn M. (2018)
Assistant Professor 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 Education
B.S., Calvin College
M.S., A.B.D., Indiana University

2018-2019 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

Southerland, James D. (1987)
Artist in Residence, Professor Emeritus of Art, Faculty Fellow
B.F.A., East Carolina University
M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University