FACULTY DIRECTORY


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DENNIS ASHFORD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.S., Chemistry, Northern Kentucky University

Email: dashford@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 423-636-7471
Came to Tusculum: 2017


ANNE ACKER

Assistant Professor of English

Email: eacker@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5369
Came to Tusculum:


FAISAL AL-KHATEEB

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Email: falkhateeb@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 8329
Came to Tusculum:


JORDAN BAKER

Assistant Professor of Biology

M.S., Biology, East Tennessee State University B.S., Biology, Lenoir-Rhyne University

Email: jbaker@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5422
Came to Tusculum: 2018


GEIR BERGVIN

Associate Professor of Marketing

Ph.D., Marketing, The Union Institute and University
M.B.A., Marketing, Ball State University
B.A., Marketing, Northern Michigan University

Email: gbergvin@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5012
Came to Tusculum: 2005


WILLIAM BLEDSOE

Assistant Professor of Art & Design

Email: wbledsoe@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5142
Came to Tusculum: 2016


ANTÔNIO BÓS

Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of Tennessee
M.S., Agricultural Economics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
B.S., Agriculture, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Email: abos@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5282
Came to Tusculum: 1996


ANGELO BOTTA

Associate Professor of Physical Education Sport Studies

M.A. Physical Education, East Tennessee State University
B.S. Physical Education and Health, Tusculum College
A.A. Humanities and Social Sciences, County College of Morris

Email: abotta@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5444
Came to Tusculum: 2012


DAVID BOW

Professor of Physical Education

D.A., Physical Education, Middle Tennessee State University
M.A., Health and Physical Education, Tennessee Tech University
B.S., Health and Physical Education, Tennessee Tech University

Email: dbow@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5333
Came to Tusculum: 1977


CINDY BOWMAN

Adjunct Faculty, Education: Organizational Training & Performance Management

Email: cbowman@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone:
Came to Tusculum:


HAROLD BRANSTRATOR

Associate Professor of Management

Email: hbranstrator@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5414
Came to Tusculum: 2016


KEN BREWER

Associate Professor of Psychology

M.A. in Clinical Psychology from East Tennessee State University
B.A. in Psychology from Auburn University

Email: kbrewer@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5441
Came to Tusculum: 2012


REBECCA JANE BROWN

Associate Professor of Nursing/BSN Director

M.S.N., Nursing, University of Tennessee
B.S.N., Nursing, Lenoir Rhyne College

Email: rjbrown@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5436
Came to Tusculum: 2013


JEFF BURLESON

Assistant Professor of Talent Development

Ph.D. Education: Human Resource Development and Training, Old Dominion University
MRC Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Kentucky
Bachelors of Science in Special Education, East Tennessee State University

Email: jburleson@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5607
Came to Tusculum: 2014


SUZANNE BYRD

Associate Professor of Physical Education

Email: sbyrd@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5279
Came to Tusculum: 2010


TIM CARTER

Associate Professor of Marketing and Management

DBA, Marketing, Argosy University
M.A., Organizational Management, Tusculum College
B.S., Organizational Management, Tusculum College

Email: tcarter@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5613
Came to Tusculum: 2014


MARY COOPER

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Director of the Honors Program

Ph.D., Political Science, Yale University
M.A., International Relations, Yale University
B.A., International Relations, Syracuse University

Email: mcooper@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5418
Came to Tusculum: 2016


HAILEY DAEHNKE

Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Ph.D, Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
MS.Ed, Emphasis in Sport Management, Wayne State College
BS, Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Email: hdaehnke@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 423-787-8348 or 423-636-7300 ext. 8348
Came to Tusculum:


KATHERINE EVERHART

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D. in Sociology from Vanderbilt University
M.A. in Sociology from University of North Carolina-Charlotte
B.A. in Sociology from University of North Carolina-Asheville

Email: keverhart@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5472
Came to Tusculum: 2017


CODY EDWARDS

Adjunct Instructor & Football Defensive Coordinator Coach

Email: cedwards@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone:
Came to Tusculum:


BRUCE EWING

Assistant Professor of Education

Theory and Practice of Teacher Education: Special Education, University of Tennessee M.S. Elementary Education; Individualized Instruction, University of Tennessee B.A. Art History, University of Tennessee

Email: bewing@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5011
Came to Tusculum: 2018


JACOB FAIT

Dean of the College of Business; Executive Director of the Center for Civic Advancement

PhD, Organizational Leadership, Gannon University
MBA, Duquesne University
BSBA, Accounting, Duquesne University

Email: jfait@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 7389
Came to Tusculum: 2017


RHONDA FAWBUSH

Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Law

J.D., University of Tennessee
M.Acc., Tax Concentration, University of Tennessee
B.S., Accounting, University of Tennessee

Email: rfawbush@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5240
Came to Tusculum: 2000


ROBERT GALL

Chair of Psychology

Email: rgall@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5416
Came to Tusculum: 2016


DEBORAH GIETEMA

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

M.S. Mathematics Education, University of Tennessee
B.A. Liberal Studies Teacher Education, Carson-Newman College

Email: dgietema@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5354
Came to Tusculum: 2011


TROY GOODALE

Professor of Political Science; Chair, Department of Social Sciences

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
M.A., Political Science, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
B.A., Political Science, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Email: tgoodale@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5660
Came to Tusculum: 2007


PEGGY GOODSON-ROCHELLE

Associate Professor of Education

Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, East Tennessee State University
M.A. Special Education, East Tennessee State University
B.S. Education, University of Tennessee

Email: prochelle@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5421
Came to Tusculum: 2013


GARRY GRAU

Adjunct Faculty, Education: Organizational Training & Performance Management

Email: ggrau@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone:
Came to Tusculum:


TRICIA HUNSADER

Dean of the College of Education; Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, specialization in elementary education and specialization in mathematics, University of South Florida
M.A., Elementary Education, University of South Florida
B.A., Finance, University of South Florida

Email: thunsader@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5227
Came to Tusculum: 2016


HEATHER HENSON-RAMSEY

Dean of College of Science, Technology, & Mathematics
Professor of Biology

PhD, Population Medicine NCSU
DVM, NCSU
BS Biology UNCW

Email: hhenson-ramsey@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 8355
Came to Tusculum: 2019


CAROL HICKS

Assistant Professor of Nursing

M.S., Nursing, East Tennessee State University B.A., Political Science, East Tennessee State University B.S., Nursing, East Tennessee State University

Email: chicks@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5484
Came to Tusculum: 2018


KEVIN HILL

Associate Professor of Management

PhD, Business Management Northcentral University MBA, University of California MA, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies California State University BS, Safety Science, University of Southern California

Email: khill@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5428
Came to Tusculum:


KATHY HIPPS

Assistant Professor of Library Science, Information Literacy Librarian/ Asst. Cataloger

M.S. Information Sciences, University of Tennessee
B.S. Organizational Management, Tusculum College

Email: khipps@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5123
Came to Tusculum: 2007


JONATHAN HOUGHTON

Adjunct Instructor & Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

Email: jhoughton@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5361
Came to Tusculum:


DR. WEI HU

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2019

Email: whu@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5144
Came to Tusculum: 2019


ADAM JACKSON

Adjunct Instructor & Tennis Head Coach

Email: ajackson@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5732
Came to Tusculum:


VICKY JOHNSON

Assistant Professor of English

M.A., English, East Tennessee State University B.A., English, Tusculum University

Email: vjohnson@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5698
Came to Tusculum: 2016


CHERI JONES FLYNN

Professor of Accounting and Law

J.D. Law, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
M.S., Accounting, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Email: cjones@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5014
Came to Tusculum: 2001


CONOR KEITZER

Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences

Ph.D., Fisheries and Aquatic Biology, Purdue University, 2013 M.S., Biology, Marshall University, ___ B.S., Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, ____

Email: ckeitzer@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5265
Came to Tusculum: 2016


ANGELA KEATON

Professor of History

Ph.D., History, University of Tennessee
M.A., History, Marshall University
B.A., History, Concord University

Email: akeaton@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5692
Came to Tusculum: 2006


MERVE KESTER

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Email: mkester@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5415
Came to Tusculum: 2016


ALICE LAWSON

Assistant Professor of Nursing

MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, East Tennessee State University B.S., Nursing, East Tennessee State University

Email: alawson@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5483
Came to Tusculum: 2018


SUSAN MONTELEONE

Associate Professor of Biology

Email: smonteleone@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5476
Came to Tusculum: 2017


LANNA MONDAY EMMETT

Assistant Professor of Art & Design

M.S., Interactive Communications/Interactive Media, Quinnipiac University B.S., Communications, East Tennessee State University B.S., Political Science, East Tennessee State University

Email: lmonday@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5381
Came to Tusculum: 2017


DESIRAE MATHERLY

Chair, Department of English & Fine Arts; Professor of English

Ph.D., Creative Writing, Nonfiction, Ohio University
M.A., Creative Writing, Nonfiction, Ohio University
B.A., Philosophy and English, East Tennessee State University

Email: dmatherly@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5640
Came to Tusculum: 2009


CAMERON MATHIS

Adjunct Instructor; Assistant Athletic Trainer

Email: cmathis@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone:
Came to Tusculum:


FRANK MENGEL

Arts Outreach Technical Director

M.A. Communication -- Theatre, Wichita State University
B.S. Mathematics, University of Alaska Anchorage
B.S. Secondary Education, University of Alaska Anchorage

Email: fmengel@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5559
Came to Tusculum: 1998


KURTIS MILLER

Assistant Professor of Communication

Ph.D., Communication, Purdue University M.A., Communication, College of Charleston B.A., Communication: Speech/Theatre, Anderson University

Email: kdmiller@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5783
Came to Tusculum: 2016


CALLIE MONTGOMERY

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, East Tennessee State University M.S., Nursing, King B.S., Nursing, East Tennessee State University

Email: cmontgomery@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5434
Came to Tusculum: 2019


DR. KELLEN MYERS

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D. Mathematics, Rutgers University, 2015

Email: kmyers@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5268
Came to Tusculum: 2019


PETER NOLL

Associate Professor of Public History and Museum Studies

Ph.D. Agricultural History and Rural Studies, Iowa State University
M.A. Historical Administration, Eastern Illinois University
B.A. History, North Central College

Email: pnoll@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5348
Came to Tusculum: 2011


JEFFREY PERRY

Assistant Professor of History

Ph.D., History, Purdue University
M.A., History, University of South Florida
B.A., History, University of South Florida

Email: jeperry@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5473
Came to Tusculum: 2017


DERRICK PROFFITT

Assistant Professor of Business

Email: dproffitt@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone:
Came to Tusculum:


AMY JO PARKER

Senior Instructor of Nursing

A.S., Nursing, Suny University at Buffalo B.S., Nursing, State University of New York at Geneseo

Email: aparker@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5481
Came to Tusculum: 2017


DOUGLAS “CHUCK” PEARSON

Chair of Department of Natural Sciences & Associate Professor of Natural Sciences

Ph.D. (Biophysics), The Ohio State University, 1999 B.S. (Physics), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1993

Email: cpearson@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5332
Came to Tusculum: 2016


HOLLIE PELLOSMAA

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington M.S., Health Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Texas at Arlington MHuServ., Rehabilitation Counseling, Griffith University B.A., Phycology and English, Albion College

Email: hpellosmaa@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5013
Came to Tusculum: 2017


ROBBIE POTEETE

Adjunct Faculty, Education: Organizational Training & Performance Management

Email: rpoteete@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone:
Came to Tusculum:


ASHLEY RATTNER

Assistant Professor of English

PhD, Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Memphis, 2018
MA, English, University of Memphis, 2013
BA, English, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2010

Email: arattner@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 8327
Came to Tusculum: 2019


JOSHUA L. RAY

Associate Professor of Management

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Tennessee
B.A., Arts and Sciences, University of Tennessee

Email: jray@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5287
Came to Tusculum: 2013


SABRINA REED

Assistant Professor of Sport Studies

M.S. Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of North Carolina, Greenesboro
B.S. Psychology, East Tennessee University
A.S. Education, Northeast State Technical Community College
Ph.D., Sport Management, North Central University

Email: sreed@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5077
Came to Tusculum: 2012


CHRIS ROACH

Adjunct Instructor; Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach

Email: croach@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone:
Came to Tusculum:


GRETA ROBINETTE

Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N. Nursing Education from King College
M.S.N. Nursing Education from King College

Email: grobinette@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5432
Came to Tusculum: 2012


CHRISTI SAYLES

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Email: csayles@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone:
Came to Tusculum: 2013


STELLA SCHRAMM

Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of Tennessee
M.B.A. Finance, University of New Orleans

Email: sschramm@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5021
Came to Tusculum: 2000


MINJIE SHAO

Assistant Professor of Finance

PhD, Business Admin-Finance, University of Central Florida MS, Management, University of Central Florida MA, Applied Economics, University of Central Florida BS, International Economics, Harbin Institute of Technology

Email: mshao@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5019
Came to Tusculum:


KATHERINE SMITH

Associate Professor Psychology

Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Kentucky,
M.S. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Kentucky,
B.S. in Psychology from East Tennessee State University

Email: kjsmith@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5440
Came to Tusculum: 2012


MIRIAM STRODER

Associate Dean of College of Education - Teacher Education
Assistant Professor of Education

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, specialization in literacy, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
M.A.E., Education, Western Kentucky University
B.S.E., Early Childhood and Elementary Education, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Email: mstroder@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5475
Came to Tusculum: 2018


THOMAS TALLEY

Assistant Professor of Nursing

DNP, Nurse Practitioner, King University M.S.N., Nursing, King University A.S.N., Nursing, Walters State Community College

Email: ttalley@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5432
Came to Tusculum: 2019


WAYNE THOMAS

Dean of the College of Civic and Liberal Arts
Associate Professor of English

MFA, Creative Writing, emphasis in Fiction and Nonfiction, West Virginia University
MFA, Creative Writing, emphasis in Scriptwriting, Georgia College and State University
B.A., Theatre History and Literary Criticism, Georgia College and State University

Email: wthomas@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5285
Came to Tusculum: 2005


DANIEL THOMPSON

Adjunct Instructor

Email: dthompson@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5308
Came to Tusculum:


KELSEY TROM

Associate Professor of English

M.F.A. Creative Writing (Fiction), Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A. English, University of Virginia

Email: ktrom@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5420
Came to Tusculum: 2014


JOEL VAN AMBERG

Professor of History and Chair, Department of History and Museum Studies

Ph.D., History, University of Arizona, 2004
M.A., Church History, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1996
A.B., Religious Studies, Bowdoin College (summa cum laude), 1994

Email: jvanamberg@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5355
Came to Tusculum: 2005


JIM WATKINS

Assistant Professor of Sport Studies

PhD, Kinesiology, Mississippi State University
MEd, Higher Education, Auburn University
BA, History, Mississippi State

Email: jwatkins@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 423-636-7300 Ext. 8349
Came to Tusculum:


SUSAN WALL

Interim Dean of Nursing
MSN Program Director
Assistant Professor of Nursing

DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
MS, Nursing Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
BS, Nursing, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
AS, Nursing, Rockingham Community College

Email: swall@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5431
Came to Tusculum: 2017


TRAVIS B. WILLIAMS

Associate Professor of Religion

Ph.D., University of Exeter
Th.M., New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary
B.A., Biblical Studies, Tennessee Temple University

Email: trwilliams@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5272
Came to Tusculum: 2011


TIM WILSON

Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Email: twilson@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5424
Came to Tusculum: 2018


WALTER WIMBERLY

Instructor of Computer Science & Information Technology

M.S. Computer Information Systems

Email: wwimberly@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 8328
Came to Tusculum: 2019