Five faculty members from Tusculum College will bring their careers at the institution to a close at the end of spring semester.
Announcing their retirement are Dan Barnett, associate professor of chemistry; Ron Conley, associate professor of mathematics; Dr. Bob Davis, professor of biology; Dr. Dale Gibson, professor of physical education, and Lynn Reeves, assistant professor of economics.
Barnett joined Tusculum College in 1985. During his tenure at Tusculum Barnett has served in the capacities as faculty moderator, division director and chemical hygiene officer. Additionally, Barnett has served on numerous governance committees and search committees, including the presidential search. He has been instrumental in reinstating Tusculum College’s chemistry major, the wetlands project on the residential campus and the Doug Ratledge Environmental Science Scholarship.
Conley joined Tusculum College in 1983. Throughout his service to Tusculum College, Conley has taught in both the residential and Graduate and Professional Studies programs. He has served on numerous governance committees, search committees, task forces and as mathematics department chair.
Davis joined Tusculum College in 1970. During his tenure at Tusculum College, Davis has served in the capacities of faculty moderator and biology department chair. He also has served on a variety of governance and search committees as well as task forces. Davis has been instrumental in the development of the wetlands project, and he has given of his time and expertise by repairing a well house and building a split rail fence at the Doak House Museum.
Gibson joined the Tusculum College faculty in 2005. He serves on the editorial board of Athletic Management magazine, a nationally recognized publication. He is a former board member of Resort, Recreation, and Hospitality Management and has served as an internship consultant to several high profile sport organizations, including the Washington Wizards and the Frontier Baseball League.
For several years, he was a featured writer for Sport Spectrum magazine. He has been a guest speaker at several universities and conferences.
Reeves joined the Tusculum College faculty in 2005 teaching in the Graduate and Professional Studies program. She received her Master of Accounting degree with a tax concentration and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee. Reeves is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant.