FACULTY DIRECTORY



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:
Came to Tusculum: 2017


ADEREMI (REMI) ADEDOKUN

Assistant Professor of Management

Email: radedokun@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5134
Came to Tusculum: 2017


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: Ext. 5012
Came to Tusculum: 2005


WILLIAM BLEDSOE

Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual Communications and Design

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


MICHAEL J. BODARY

Assistant Professor of English

Ph.D., English - Professional Writing concentration, University of Memphis
M.A.,English - Professional Writing concentration, University of Memphis
B.A., Anthropology and English, University of Memphis

Email: mbodary@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5678
Came to Tusculum: 2012


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

Assistant Professor of Physical Education

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: Ext. 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


HAROLD BRANSTRATOR

Associate Professor of Management

Email: hbranstrator@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5022
Came to Tusculum: 2016


KEN BREWER

Assistant 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


SHANNON BREWER

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

M.S., Mathematics, East Tennessee State University
B.S., Mathematics, East Tennessee State University

Email: sbrewer@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5248
Came to Tusculum: 2009


AMY BROOKS

Director, Athletic Training Program, Assistant Professor, and Assistant Athletic Trainer

M.Ed., Education, Troy University
B.A., Athletic Training, Appalachian State University

Email: abrooks@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5129
Came to Tusculum: 2006


REBECCA JANE BROWN

Asscociate Professor of Nursing

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


DEBORAH BRYAN

Associate Professor of Art

M.F.A., Printmaking, East Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Kent State University
M.A., Psychology, Kent State University
B.A., Political Science, Kent State University

Email: dbryan@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5274
Came to Tusculum: 2007


JEFF BURLESON

Assistant Professor of Education

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

Assistant Professor of Physical Education

Ed.D, Education Leadership & Management, Capella University
M.A., Education, East Carolina University
B.S., Health and Physical Education, East Carolina University

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


JAMIE CYPHERS

Instructor of Talent Development

M.S., Instructional Technology, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
B.A., English and Education, East Tennessee State University
A.A., Education, Northeast State Community College

Email: jcyphers@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5475
Came to Tusculum: 2017


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. 5287
Came to Tusculum: 2014


DIANN CASTEEL

Professor of Education

Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, East Tennessee State University
M.A. Reading Specialist, East Tennessee State University
B.S. History and Psychology, East Tennessee State University

Email: dcasteel@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5126
Came to Tusculum: 1996


MARY COOPER

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

Email: mcooper@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5009
Came to Tusculum: 2016


MICHAEL DILLON

Associate Professor of Business, Dean of the School of Business

Ph.D. Finance, University of Cincinnati
M.B.A. Finance Focus, Xavier University
A.B. Economics, Kenyon College

Email: mdillon@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5022
Came to Tusculum: 2013


MELINDA DUKES

Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Psychology, University of Tennessee, 1987
B.A., Education, Clemson University, 1980

Email: mdukes@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5305
Came to Tusculum: 1989


LOIS EWEN

Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Professor of Nursing

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Florida
M.S.N. Nursing Administration, Barry University
B.S.N. Nursing, Barry College

Email: lewen@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5203
Came to Tusculum: 2012


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


PAUL FOX

Assistant Professor of Education

Ed.D., Education Administration, East Tennessee State University
M.A., Reading, East Tennessee State University
B.A., Arts, Tusculum College

Email: pfoxjr@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5693
Came to Tusculum: 2011


DAVID FRAZIER

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

B.A., Mathematics, University of Louisville
M.S., Computer Science, East Tennessee State University.

Email: dfrazier@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5249
Came to Tusculum: 2010


LINDA GARRETT

Assistant Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Professor of Nursing

Email: lgarrett@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone:
Came to Tusculum: 2015


ROBERT GALL

Associate Professor of Psychology, Psychology Department Chair

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


DEBORAH GIETEMA

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Coordinator for Developmental Math

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

Associate Professor of Political Science

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

Assistant 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


ROBIN GORDON

Assistant Professor of Social Sciences

M.A., Adult Education, Tusculum College
B.A., Education, University of Montana

Email: rgordon@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5777
Came to Tusculum: 2000


TRICIA HUNSADER

Dean, School of Education

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:
Came to Tusculum: 2016


WILLIAM HENNAGE

Assistant Professor of Nursing

MS, Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

Email: whennage@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5438
Came to Tusculum: 2016


RAYMOND HATFIELD

Assistant Professor of Education

Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, East Tennessee State University
M.A. Education, Tusculum College
B.S. Biology, East Tennessee State University

Email: rhatfield@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5337
Came to Tusculum: 2011


BLAIR HENLEY

Associate Professor of Computer Science

M.S. Educational Administration and Policy Analysis, Lincoln Memorial University
B. S. Engineering Technology, East Tennessee State University
Ed.D. Education Administration and Policy Analysis, East Tennessee State University

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


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


ERICA HUTTON

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Email: ehutton@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5413
Came to Tusculum: 2016


VICKY JOHNSON

Assistant Professor of English

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


LISA JOHNSON

Associate Vice President for Student Success
Assistant Professor of Education

Ed.D, Leadership and Policy Analysis,East Tennessee State University
ME.D Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, East Tennessee State University
B.S., Education, East Tennessee State University

Email: ljohnson@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5226
Came to Tusculum: 2004


CHERI JONES FLYNN

Associate Professor of Management

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


JASON JONES

Assistant Professor of Physical Education

Ph.D., Teaching and Administrating:Sports Administration, University of Southern Mississippi
M.S., Sports Administration, University of Southern Mississippi
B.S. (Cum Laude), Sports Administration, Belhaven College

Email: jrjones@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5239
Came to Tusculum: 2010


CONOR KEITZER

Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences

Email: ckeitzer@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5267
Came to Tusculum: 2016


ANGELA KEATON

Associate Professor of History and Commons

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


KEVIN KING

Assistant Professor of Sports Management

Ph.D., Human Performance, Middle Tennessee State University
M.S., Human Performance, Middle Tennessee State University
B.S., Business Management, Tennessee Technological University

Email: kking@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5424
Came to Tusculum: 2013


CARLTON K. LARSEN

Associate Professor of Political Science

Ph.D. Political Science, Rutgers University
M.A. Political Science, Rutgers University
B.A. Political Science, University of California at San Diego

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


ELIZABETH “BETSY” LOVEDAY

Associate Professor of Education

Ed.D., Special Education, University of South Carolina
M.Ed., Memphis State University

Email: bloveday@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5032
Came to Tusculum: 2007


ELIZABETH LOWRY

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Email: elowry@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5266
Came to Tusculum: 2016


SUSAN MONTELEONE

Associate Professor of Biology

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


DESIRAE MATHERLY

Associate 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


CLAY MATTHEWS

Associate Professor of English

Ph.D., English, Oklahoma State University
M.A., English, Southeast Missouri State University
B.A., English, Southeast Missouri State University

Email: cmatthews@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5234
Came to Tusculum: 2010


JACK McCANN

Associate Professor of Marketing and Management

Ph.D. Organization and Management, Capella University
M.A. Organizational Management, Tusculum College
M.S. Marketing, Golden Gate University

Email: jmccann@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 606-269-2753
Came to Tusculum: 2014


DEBRA MCGINN

Associate Professor of Biology

M.A.T., Secondary Education (Biology & Mathematics), East Tennessee State University, 2003
M.D., Vanderbilt Medical School, 1982
M.S., Microbiology, University of Michigan, 1975
B.S., Medical Lab Sciences, University of Illinois, 1974

Email: dmcginn@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5141
Came to Tusculum: 2004


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 Communications

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


PETER NOLL

Assistant 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: jperry@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5473
Came to Tusculum: 2017


HEATHER PATTERSON

Associate Professor of English, English Department Chair

M.F.A., Fiction Writing, Washington University in St. Louis
B.A., English, Georgia College and State University

Email: hpatterson@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5697
Came to Tusculum: 2008


DOUGLAS PEARSON

Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences

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


HERBERT POLLARD

Assistant Professor of Accounting

DBA, Nova Southern University
M.A., Accounting, Georgia State University
M.Ed., Georgia Southern University
B.S., Education, Georgia Southern University

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


JOSHUA L. RAY

Assistant 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

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


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


STELLA SCHRAMM

Professor of Management

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


KATHERINE SMITH

Assistant 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


NANCY THOMAS

Associate Professor of English

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
M.A., University of Evansville
B.A., University of Evansville

Email: nthomas@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5369
Came to Tusculum: 2001


WAYNE THOMAS

Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, 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


KELSEY TROM

Assistant 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


SUSAN WALL

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Graduate Clinical Director of the Family Nurse Practicioner program

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


HOMER EARNEST WEEKS

Visiting Assistant Professor of Business

MBA, New York University
MSP, University of Tennessee
BA, University of Tennessee

Email: hweeks@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone:
Came to Tusculum: 2015


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


HAO YU

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D., Virginia Tech
M.S., Virginia Tech
B.S., Ocean University of China

Email: hyu@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: 5268
Came to Tusculum: 2016