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    Southern Adventist University
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Registry


 

Board of Trustees
 

Tim Bainum *Bill McGhinnis
*Gordon Bietz *Chris McKee
John Boskind +Ellsworth McKee
Michael Cauley Barbara McKinney
Bert Coolidge +James Ray McKinney
*Jim Davidson, Vice Chair Hubert Morel
Ken DeFoor +Gordon Retzer
Faith Durkin *Randy Robinson
Dana Edmond Mark Schiefer
Mel Eisele Kathy Schleier
*Franklin Farrow Terry Shaw
Debra Fryson *David Smith
Steve Haley *Ron Smith, Chair
Heather Hilliard *Jeanette Stepanske
Danny Houghton Dan Turk
+Bill Hulsey Christine Waldrop
David Jimenez Jeff White
*Ruth Liu Bill Winston  
Leslie Louis *Ed Wright  
Jack McClarty Doug Zinke  
Todd McFarland    
     

* Executive Board
+ Emerti

University Administration

President
 

Gordon Bietz, D.Min. (1997) President
Barb Edens, B.S. (2012) Director, Strategic Planning

Information Systems
 

Gary Sewell, B.S. (2012) Associate Vice President, Information Services
Doru Mihaescu, M.B.A. (1997) Associate Director, Digital Networking
Herdy Moniyung, M.S. (1999) Associate Director, Info Processing
Mike McClung, B.A. (1996) Assistant Director, Workstation Support
Judy DeLay, B.A., C.P.A. (1982) Senior Programmer/Analyst
  Programmer/Analyst
Randi Buhl, A.A. (2001) Network Administrator
Jason Gates, B.S. (2014) Network Analyst
Paul Irwin, B.S. (2011) Programmer/Analyst
Josh Rhodes, M.B.A. (2006) Network Administrator

Institutional Research and Planning
 

Hollis James, Ph.D. (2003) Director, Institutional Research and Planning

Academic Administration
 

Robert Young, Ph.D. (2007) Senior Vice President, Academic Administration
Volker Henning, Ph.D. (1989) Associate Vice President, Academic Administration

Center of Teaching Excellence and the Integration of Faith and Learning
 

Cynthia Gettys, Ph.D. (2013) Director, Center of Teaching Excellence
Elaine Plemons, M.A. (2007) Associate Director, Center of Teaching Excellence

Graduate Studies
 

Carleton Swafford, Ph.D. (1992) Dean, Graduate Studies
Laurie Gauthier, M.B.A. (2008) Director, Graduate Marketing and Enrollment
Melodie Lopez, B.A. (2006) Director, Graduate Admissions

Library
 

Daniel Maxwell, Ph.D. (2004) Director, Library
Deyse Bravo, M.L.S. (2011) Periodicals Librarian
Stanley Cottrell II, M.L.S. (2004) Technical Services Librarian
Donald Martin, M.S.L.S. (2014) Electronic Services Librarian
Kathryn McGrath, M.Ed. (2008) Reference/Instruction Librarian
Ron Miller, B.S. (1995) Library Computer Support
Jessica Spears, M.Ed. (2013) Embedded Knowledge Specialist

Online Campus
 

Pegi Flynt, Ed.D. (2007) Director, Online Campus
Ryan Harrell, M.A. (2012) Media and Creative Specialist
Lisa Hess, B.S. (2010) GLCD Online Program Manager
Greg Merchant, B.S. (2012) Teaching Technology Manager

Records and Advisement
 

Joni Zier, M.S.Ed. (1993) Director, Records and Advisement
Sharon Rogers, M.Ed. (1977) Assistant Director, Records and Advisement
Sandy Tucker, B.S. (1997) Assistant Director, Records and Advisement
Don Crumley, B.S. (2004) Data Analyst

Advancement
 

John H. Wagner, Ph.D. (2015) Interim Vice President, Advancement

Alumni Relations
 

Evonne Crook, B.A. (1980) Director, Alumni Relations

Conventions
 

Sharon Robberson, B.S. (2007) Director, Conference and Events
Leslie Ann Schwarzer, B.S. (2005) Conference Services Coordinator

Development
 

Geovanny Ragsdale, M.I.B. (2009) Associate Vice President, Development
Cheryl Torres, B.A. (2013) Annual Fund Coordinator
Robert Bovell, B.A. (1993) Major Gift Officer
John Shoemarker, B.S. (2014) Major Gift Officer
Kenneth Turpen, B.S. (2009) Major Gift Officer

Planned Giving
 

Carolyn Liers (1996) Director, Planned Giving

WSMC FM90.5
 

Scott Kornblum, B.S./B.A. (2005) Director, WSMC
Robert Raney, B.S. (2003) Underwriting Sales Representative

Financial Administration
 

Tom Verrill, M.S. (2008) Senior Vice President, Financial Administration
Doug Frood, M.S. (2001) Associate Vice President, Financial Administration Budgeting and Finance
Martin Hamilton, B.A. (1998) Associate Vice President, Financial Administration
Russell Orrison (2003) Director, Purchasing
Justin Brooks, B.A. (2006) Assistant Director, Purchasing

Accounting and Financial Services
 

David Huisman, B.S., C.P.A. (1993) Controller
Angela Teague, B.A. (2009) Senior Accountant

Campus Safety
 

Kevin Penrod, B.S. (2007) Director, Campus Safety

Human Resources
 

Brenda Flores-Lopez, B.S. (2011) Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Jennifer Enevoldson, B.S. (2005) Manager, Payroll

Industries
 

Gary Shockley (2006) Manager, Village Market
Danita Payne (1986) Manager, Campus Shop

Marketing and University Relations

 

Ingrid Skantz, B.S. (1990)    Vice President, Marketing and University Relations
Isaac James, B.S. (2008) Manager, eCommunications
Ryan Pierce, A.A. (2009) Manager, Graphic Design
Tina Smith, B.A. (2011) Manager, Project and Planning
Jason Bryner, B.A. (2010) Assistant, Web Development

Risk Management
 

Andrew Myaing, M.B.A. (2014) Director, Risk Management

Services
 

Mark Antone, A.S. (1984) Director, Landscape Services
Barry Becker (1993) Director, Transportation Services
Greg Cook (2010) Director, Food Service
Eric Schoonard, A.S. (2002) Director, Plant Services
Dennis Schreiner (1997) Director, Service
Candace Wing, B.S. (2007) Director, University Health Center
Dave Allemand, A.A.A.S. (2004) Associate Director, Plant Services
Bill Cruttenden (2011) Associate Director, Plant Services
Fred Turner, B.ARCH. (1996) Corporate Architect

University Health Center
 

Bill Rawson, PA-C (2008) Physician’s Assistant

Enrollment Management
 

Marc Grundy, M.B.A. (1997) Vice President, Enrollment Management
Ryan Herman, B.S. (2003) Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management

Admissions
 

Adam Brown, B.S. (2006) Director, Admissions and Recruitment
Ruben Covarrubias, M.B.A. (2009) Associate Director, Admissions and Recruitment
Kent Robertson, B.S. (1999) Assistant Director, Admissions and Recruitment
Rick Anderson, B.A. (2011) Admissions Counselor/Ministry Director
Lauren Brooks, B.S. (2013) Admissions Counselor
Castwell Fider, B.S.W. (2012) Admissions Counselor
Maggie Mendoza, B.S. (2014) Admissions Counselor for Transfer Students
Fred McClanahan, B.A./B.S. (2004) Prospective Student Finance Counselor

Assist Program

 

Kimberly Miller, M.Acc. (2007)                             Director                                              
Amanda Tortal, M.S.W. (2013) Program Manager

Student Finance
 

Paula Walters, B.S. (2005) Director, Student Finance
Lillian Loza, B.A. (2006) Associate Director, Student Finance
Jana Dietsche, B.B.A. (2001) Assistant Director, Student Finance
Ginger Cheney, B.S. (2004) Student Finance Counselor
Brittany Underwood, B.S. (2010) Student Finance Counselor
Michael Rumsey, B.S. (2013) Student Finance Counselor
Rebekah Spears, B.S. (2014) Student Finance Counselor
Carlos Lopez, A.A.S.S. (2012) Systems Specialist

Student Services Administration
 

Dennis Negron, M.A. (1993) Vice President, Student Services
Kari Shultz, M.A. (1999) Director, Student Life

Campus Chaplain
 

Brennon Kirstein, M.Div. (2007) Chaplain
Anna Romuald, B.A. (2014) Associate Chaplain

Residence Halls
 

Dwight Magers, M.A. (1993) Director of Residence Halls Housing and Dean of Men
Lisa Hall, B.A. (2004) Dean of Women
Jeffrey Erhard, M.A.T. (1997) Associate Dean of Men
Carl Patterson, M.A. (2004) Associate Dean of Men
John Sager, B.A. (2001) Associate Dean of Men
Kevin Pride, B.A. (2007) Assistant Dean of Men
Chamra Anthony, M.A. (2007) Associate Dean of Women
Tisha Looby, B.A. (2011) Assistant Dean of Women
J.P. Mathis, B.S. (2008) Assistant Dean of Women
Susan Pennington, B.S. (2012) Assistant Dean of Women

Student Success Center
 

Jim Wampler, Psy.D. (1993) Director, Student Success Center/Testing Services
Januwoina Nixon, Ph.D. (2006) Director, Learning Support Services
Renita Moore, M.S. (2003) First Year Experience Coordinator
Cheri Durst, M.S. (2013) Retention Coordinator/First-Year Adviser
Daniel Olson, M.S. (2015) Career Services Coordinator
Mariella Pechero, J.D., M.Ed. (2014) Disability Services Coordinator
Liane de Souza, M.S. (2003) Counseling Services Coordinator

Church Pastors
 

David Smith, Ph.D. (2011) Senior Pastor
Tim Cross, M.Div. (2002) Pastor of Family Ministries
William Hurtado (2012) Youth Pastor
Wolf Jedamski, M.A. (1992) Church Administrator/Pastor of Missions
Ken Norton, M.Div. (2012) Pastor of Outreach and Local Evangelism
Cherie Smith, B.S. (2011) Pastoral Director of Spiritual Development
Carole Verrill (2008) Children’s Ministries/Worship Coordinator

Faculty Emeriti

Bruce Ashton, D.M.A., Professor Emeritus of Music

Ronald M. Barrow, Ph.D., Vice President Emeritus for Admissions and College Relations

Peggy Bennett, M.S.L.S., Associate Professor Emerita of Library Science

Jack Blanco, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Religion

John Durichek, M.A., Associate Professor Emeritus of Computing and Technology

Mary Elam, M.A., Associate Vice President Emerita of Academic Administration

Phil Garver, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus of Physical Education, Health and Wellness

Loranne Grace, M.S.L.S., Associate Professor Emerita of Library Science

Floyd Greenleaf, Ph.D., Vice President Emeritus of Academic Administration

Leona Gulley, Ed.D., Professor Emerita of Psychology

Jan Haluska, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of English

Larry Hanson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

Carole Haynes, Ed.D., Professor Emerita of Education

Shirley Howard, M.S., Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing

Bonnie Hunt, M.S., Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing

Ed Lamb, M.S.S.W., Professor Emeritus of Social Work and Family Studies

Katie Lamb, Ph.D., Associate Vice President Emerita of Academic Administration

Robert Merchant, M.B.A., Treasurer Emeritus

Clifford Myers, Sr., Director Emeritus of Campus Safety

Louesa Peters, B.A., Associate Treasurer Emerita

Dennis Pettibone, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History

Marvin Robertson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Music

Shirley Spears, M.S., Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing

Mitchell Thiel, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Thelma Wearner, M.A., Associate Professor Emerita of Home Economics

Erma Webb, M.S., Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing

Bill Wohlers, Ph.D., Vice President Emeritus of Student Services

Instructional Faculty

(Dates in parentheses indicate the beginning year of employment at Southern Adventist University.)

Kerry Allen-M.S.N, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S. and M.S.N., Southern Adventist University. (2010)

Susan Allen-D.N.P, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Andrews University; M.A., Eastern Michigan University; M.S.N. and D.N.P., Azusa Pacific University. (2015)

Patricia Anderson-Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Southwestern Adventist University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (2007)

Scot Anderson-Ph.D., Professor of Computing
B.S., Southwestern Adventist University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln. (2007)

Joyce L. Azevedo-Ph.D., Professor of Biology
B.S., Union College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of California, Riverside. (1992)

Evie Nogales Baker-M.S.W., Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.S.W., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2005)

Lorraine Ball-M.S., Associate Professor of Journalism and Communication
B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.S., Clark University. (2001)

W. Scott Ball-Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Music
B.Mus, Arizona State University; M.A. and M.Div., Andrews University; Ph.D., The Ohio State University. (2000)

Loren Barnhurst-Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Denver. (2002)

Stephen Bauer-Ph.D., Professor of Religion
B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.Div. and Ph.D., Andrews University. (1999)

John Beckett-D.B.A., Professor of Computing
B.S. and M.B.A., Southern Adventist University; D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University. (1975)

Robert Benge-Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Physical Education, Health and Wellness
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S.Ed., Old Dominion University; Ph.D., University of New Mexico. (1998)

Krystal Bishop-Ed.D., Professor of Education
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A. and Ed.D., University of South Florida, Tampa. (1996)

Randy Bishop-M.P.T., Associate Professor of Biology/Allied Health
B.B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.P.T., Andrews University. (2010)

Mike Boyd-M.S.S., Associate Professor of Physical Education, Health and Wellness
B.S., Atlantic Union College; M.S.S., United States Sports Academy. (2007)

Marc Boyson-M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Visual Arts and Design
B.A. and M.A.T., Andrews University; M.F.A., University of the Arts. (2011)

Deyse Bravo-M.L.S., Assistant Professor of Library Science
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.L.S., Queens College. (2011)

Doug Brown-M.Div., Associate Professor of Physical Education, Health and Wellness
B.A., Walla Walla University; M.Div., Andrews University. (2014)

Kevin Brown-Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Central Florida. (1999)

Gennevieve Brown-Kibble-D.M.A., Professor of Music
B.A., Andrews University; M.Mus., Indiana University; D.M.A., University of Arizona. (2005)

Rod Bussey-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physical Education, Health and Wellness
B.Ed., Union College; M.Ed., Azusa Pacific University; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University. (2013)

Hendel Butoy-Professor of Visual Art and Design

Rachel Byrd-Ph.D., Professor of English
B.A., Pacific Union College; M.A., Shippensburg University; Ph.D., University of Maryland. (1998)

Michael Cafferky-D.B.A., Professor of Business and Management, Ruth McKee Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and Ethics
B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.Div., Andrews University; M.P.H., Loma Linda University; D.B.A., Anderson University. (2003)

Jan Cathey-M.S.T., Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S. and M.S.T., Middle Tennessee State University. (2011)

Ken Caviness-Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Engineering
B.S., Southern Adventist University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Lowell. (1996)

Ronda Christman-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nursing
A.S., Southern Adventist University; B.A., M.A., M.S.N., and Ph.D., Andrews University. (2013)

Robert Coombs-Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
B.A., Carson-Newman College; M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2004)

Peter J. Cooper-D.M.A., Professor of Music
B.Mus. and M.Mus., Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City; D.M.A., University of Michigan. (2006)

Aaron Corbit-B.S., Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Loma Linda University. (2012)

Stanley Cottrell II- M.L.S., Associate Professor of Library Science
B.S. and M.A., Andrews University; M.L.S., University of Maryland. (2004)

Randall Craven-M.F.A., Dean and Associate Professor of Visual Art and Design
B.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City; M.S.Ed., Southern Adventist University; M.F.A., Savannah College of Arts and Design. (2000)

Linda Potter Crumley-Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Journalism and Communication
B.A., Pacific Union College; M.A., University of California; Ph.D., University of Texas. (2004)

Michael Dant-M.S., Associate Professor of Computing
B.S. and M.S., Andrews University. (2009)

Judith Dedeker-M.S.N., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S. and M.S.N., Southern Adventist University. (2006)

Lisa Clark Diller-Ph.D., Chair and Professor of History and Political Studies
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago. (2002)

Bonnie Eder-Ed.D., Professor of Education
B.S., University of Wyoming; M.S., Berry College; E.D.S., University of West Georgia; Ed.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2011)

Nivischi Edwards-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education and Psychology
B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Central Florida. (2015)

Richard Erickson-M.B.A., Associate Professor of Business and Management
B.S. and M.B.A., Austin Peay State University. (1984)

Kris Erskine-Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and Political Studies
B.A., Newbold College; M.A., Troy State University; M.A., Atlantic Union College; M.S., Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of Hong Kong (2012)

Pegi Flynt-Ed.D., Director of Online Learning and Associate Professor of Academic Technology
B.A., Washington Adventist University; M.A.T. Andrews University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University. (2007)

L. Ann Foster-Ph.D., Professor of Biology
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of North Texas. (1996)

Bonnie Freeland-D.N.P., Professor of Nursing
B.S.,Southern Adventist University; M.S.N. and D.N.P., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (1998)

Ileanna Freeman-Ph.D., Professor of Counseling and Psychology
B.A. and M.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., Ball State University. (2005)

Alfredo Fuentes-Ed.D., Professor of Education
B.A., Adventist Antillian University; M.A.Ed. and Ed.D., University of Hartford

H. Robert Gadd-Ph.D., C.P.A., Professor of Business and Management, Wayne VandeVere Endowed Chair in Accounting
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.B.A., University of Maryland at College Park; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (2000)

Holly Gadd-Ph.D., Professor of Nursing
B.S., Andrews University; M.S., Loma Linda University; F.N.P., Midwestern State University Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University. (2000)

Pam Gammenthaler-M.S.N., Associate Professor of Nursing
R.N. and B.S., Walla Walla University; M.S.N., Loma Linda University. (2006)

David George-M.F.A., Associate Professor of Visual Art and Design
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design. (1999)

Cynthia Gettys-Ph.D., Professor
B.A., Andrews University; M.A., Western Carolina University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2013)

Judith Glass-M.Mus., Professor of Music
B.Mus. and M.Mus., University of Texas, Austin. (1975)

Kathy Goddard-M.A., Associate Professor of English
B.S., Andrews University; M.A., John Hopkins University. (2010)

Zachary Gray-M.F.A., Associate Professor of Visual Art and Design
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design. (2000)

Mark Guild-M.A. and M.B.A., Associate Professor of Business and Management
B.A. and M.A., Andrews University; M.B.A., Thunderbird School of Global Management. (2015)

Norman Gulley-Ph.D., Research Professor of Religion
Diploma in Theology, Newbold College; B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A. and M.Div., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh (Scotland). (1978)

Ed Guthero-B.S., Associate Professor of Visual Art and Design
B.S., Andrews University. (2002)

Tyson Hall-Ph.D., Professor of Computing
B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology. (2005)

Richard Halterman-Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Computing
B.S., Florida Southern College; M.S., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (1987)

Brent Hamstra-Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Michigan. (1999)

Chris Hansen-Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Physics
B.S., Southern Adventist University; Ph.D., Colorado State University. (1996)

Tara D. Hargrove-M.A., Associate Professor of Journalism and Communication
B.A. and M.A., Colorado State University. (2009)

Pamela Maize Harris-Ph.D., Professor of Journalism and Communication
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.L.S., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2012)

Giselle Hasel-M.A., Associate Professor of Visual Art and Design
B.A., Andrews University; M.A., Southern Adventist University. (2007)

Michael G. Hasel-Ph.D., Professor of Religion, Director, Institute of Archaeology
B.A. and M.A., Andrews University; M.A and Ph.D., University of Arizona. (1998)

Adam Heck-M.S., Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Andrews University; M.S., University of Central Florida, Orlando. (2010)

Annette Heck-M.S.W, Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S.,Southern Adventist University; M.S.W., Andrews University. (2010)

Volker Henning-Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Academic Administration
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Div., Andrews University; M.A., University of Central Florida; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (1989)

Lucinda Hill-M.D., Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., M.P.H. and M.D., Loma Linda University. (2010)

LaShawn Horton-M.S.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Georgia Regents University; M.S.N., California State University. (2014)

Lorella Howard-M.S.N., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Southern Adventist University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University. (1994)

Jaclynn Huse-Ph.D., Professor of Nursing
B.S. and M.S.N., Southern Adventist University; Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado. (2003)

Julie Hyde-Ph.D., M.Acc., C.P.A., Professor of Business and Management
B.S. and M.Acc., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Ph.D., University of Memphis. (2005)

Mark Hyder-J.D., Dean and Associate Professor of Business and Management and Chair of Technology
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S., University of Maryland University College; J.D., Emory University. (2013)

Douglas Jacobs-D.Min., Professor of Religion
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Div. and D.Min., Andrews University. (2002)

Barbara James-Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Nursing
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S.N., University of Texas, Arlington; Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham. (1991)

Cynthia Johnson-M.S.N., Associate Professor of Nursing
MSN., Southern Adventist University. (2007)

Frances Johnson-D.N.P., Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington; M.S.N., Andrews University; D.N.P., Rush University. (2008)

Ronald D. Johnson-Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (2006)

Donald Keefe, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Visual Art and Design
B.F.A., University of Kentucky; M.F.A., University of Florida. (2015)

Greg A. King-Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Religion
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Div., Andrews University; Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary. (2004)

Martin G. Klingbeil-D.Litt., Professor of Religion
B.A., Andrews University; D.Litt., Stellenbosch University. (2011)

Timothy D. Korson-Ph.D., Professor of Computing
B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.S., Ohio University; Ph.D., Georgia State University. (1995)

Dana Krause-M.S., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S., Texas Woman’s University. (1992)

Joe La Com-M.A., Assistant Professor of Visual Art and Design
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design. (2011)

Blake Laing-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics and Engineering
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. (2012)

Judson Lake-Th.D., Professor of Religion
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Div., Andrews University; D.Min., Reformed Theological Seminary; Th.D., University of South Africa. (1997)

Faith Laughlin-Ed.D., Professor of Education and Psychology
B.A., Andrews University; M.A. Pacific Union College; Ed.D, Shenandoah University. (2009)

Donn W. Leatherman-Ph.D., Professor of Religion
B.Th., Canadian Union College; M.Div., Andrews University; Ph.D., McGill University. (1992)

Kendra Stanton Lee-M.A., Assistant Professor of Journalism and Communication
B.A., Allegheny College; M.A., Harvard University. (2011)

Valerie Lee-M.S., Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Union College; M.S. Loma Linda University. (2011)

Michael Liedke-D.N.P., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S.N., Emory University; D.N.P., University of Alabama at Birmingham. (2009)

Amanda Livanos-M.A., Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A., Andrews University. (2010)

Nicholas Livanos-M.A., Assistant Professor of Visual Art & Design
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design. (2012)

Donald Martin-M.S.L.S., Associate Professor of Library Science
B.A., State University of NY; M.S.L.S., The Catholic University of America. (2014)

Carlos G. Martin-Ph.D., Professor of Religion; Director, R.H. Pierson Institute of Evangelism and World Missions
B.Div., River Plate College; M.A., Andrews University; M.Div and Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2001)

Shannon Martin-M.A., Assistant Professor of History and Political Studies
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo; M.A., Seton Hall University. (2015)

Daniel Maxwell-Ph.D., Director of Libraries and Associate Professor of Library Science
B.A., Walla Walla University; M.S.L.I.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., Fielding Graduate University. (2004)

Harold Mayer-Ph.D., Professor of Physical Education, Health and Wellness
B.S., Pacific Union College; M.P.H., Loma Linda University; Ph.D., Walden University. (2004)

Sylvia Mayer-M.S., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S., San Jose State University. (2004)

Ben McArthur-Ph.D., Professor of History and Political Studies
B.A., Andrews University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago. (2012)

Callie McArthur-M.S.N, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Mississippi; M.S.N, Emory University. (2012)

John McCoy-Ed.D., Dean and Professor of Education and Psychology
B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.S., University of North Carolina; Ed.D., State University of New York. (2011)

Kathryn McGrath-M.Ed., Associate Professor of Library Science
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Ed., East Tennessee State University. (2009)

Luceta McRoy-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business and Management
B.A., University of Hartford, M.B.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., University of Alabama Birmingham. (2015)

Mitch Menzmer-Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Pacific Union College; Ph.D., Clarkson University. (2007)

Lorri Merchant-M.S.W., Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S.W., Southern Adventist University; M.S.W., University of Kansas. (2012)

Laurie Redmer Minner-M.Mus., Associate Professor of Music
B.Mus.Ed., Atlantic Union College; M.Mus., New England Conservatory of Music. (2000)

Christine Moniyung-M.S., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S. and M.S., Andrews University. (2004)

Robert Montague-Ph.D., C.P.A., Professor of Business and Management
B.S., Loma Linda University; M.B.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Iowa. (1999)

Andy Nash-Ph.D., Professor of Journalism and Communication
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (2005)

Dennis Negron-M.A., Vice President for Student Services
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. (1993)

David Nelsen-Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S. University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Ph.D., Loma Linda University. (2014)

Clarice Nixon-M.A., Instructor of English
B.A., Oakwood University; M.A., Belmont University. (2012)

John S. Nixon-D.Min., Professor of Religion
B.A., Oakwood University; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; D.Min., Andrews University. (2010)

Rick Norskov-M.D., Professor of Biology
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.D., Loma Linda University. (2006)

Pierre Nzokizwa-Ph.D., Professor of Modern Languages
B.A., Institut Pedagogique National; M.A., Université Nationale du Rwanda; Ph.D., Michigan State University. (2006)

Braam Oberholster-D.B.A., Professor of Business and Management
B.B.A., Helderberg College; M.B.A., Andrews University; D.B.A., NOVA Southeast University. (2003)

Herman H. Odens-Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of South Alabama; M.S., West Virgina University; Ph.D., University of Florida. (2012)

Cathy Olson-M.A., Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Union College; M.A., Andrews University. (1996)

Cliff Olson-Ph.D., Professor of Business and Management
B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.S. and Ph.D., Colorado State University. (1989)

Robert Ordóñez-M.S., Associate Professor of Computing
B.A. and B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S., Andrews University. (2013)

Alan Parker-D.Th., Professor of Religion
B.A., Andrews University; M.Th. And D.Th., Stellenbosch University. (2007)

Ken Parsons-M.Mus., Associate Professor of Music
B.Mus., Walla Walla University; M.Mus., University of Oregon. (2000)

Mark Peach-Ph.D., Professor of History and Political Studies
B.A., Walla Walla University; M.A., Washington State University; Ph.D., University of Chicago. (1987)

Julie Penner-Ph.D., Professor of Music
B.Mus., University of Idaho; M.Mus., Eastman School of Music; Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado. (1993)

Magdana Philossaint-Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S.W, Southwestern Adventist University; M.S.W. and Ph.D., Andrews University. (2013)

Sharon Pittman-Ph.D., C.S.W.M., Associate Professor and Director of Global Community Development
B.S.W and M.S.W., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Illinois. (2010)

Elaine Plemons-M.A., Associate Professor Academic Technology
B.A. and M.A., La Sierra University. (2007)

Cristy Pratt-M.S., Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S., Walden University (2013)

D. Laura Racovita-Szilagyi-M.S.W., Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A., B.S.W., and M.S.W. Andrews University. (2013)

Jesse Rademacher-M.F.A., Associate Professor of Visual Art and Design
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design. (2010)

Edwin Reynolds-Ph.D., Professor of Religion
B.A., B.S., and M.A., Pacific Union College; M.A. and Ph.D., Andrews University. (2004)

Cindy Rima-M.S.N., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. and M.S.N., George Mason University. (2011)

Adrienne Royo-Ph.D., Professor of Modern Languages
B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (2009)

Jodi Ruf-M.A., Associate Professor of English
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A., Andrews University. (2007)

Stephen Ruf-M.S., Associate Professor of Journalism and Communication
B.S. and M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (1996)

Greg Rumsey-Ph.D., Professor of Journalism and Communication
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A., University of Colorado; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2001)

Corneliu Rusu-M.S.W., Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., SDA Theological Institute, Bucharest, Romania; M.A., Newbold College; M.S.W., Andrews University. (2009)

Philip G. Samaan-D.Min., Professor of Religion; E.G. White, Chair
B.A., Walla Walla University; M.Div., Andrews University; M.S.P.H. Loma Linda University; D.Min., Andrews University. (1998)

Bruce Schilling-Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Andrews University; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology. (1996)

Richard Schwarz-M.S., Associate Professor of Physical Education, Health and Wellness
B.S., Andrews University; M.S., United States Sports Academy. (2000)

Elizabeth Scott-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. and M.S.N., Southern Adventist University; Ph.D., Capella University. (2015)

Rhonda Scott-Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry
B.S. Union College; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside. (1997)

Marcus Sheffield-Ph.D., Professor of English
B.A., Pacific Union College; M.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., Michigan State University. (2011)

Christy Showalter-M.S.N., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S. and M.S.N., Southern Adventist University. (2008)

Judy Sloan-Ph.D., Professor of Physical Education, Health and Wellness
B.S., Union College; M.S., Central Washington University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska. (2001)

Elizabeth Snyder-M.S., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., Andrews University; M.S., Washington State University. (2005)

Keith Snyder-Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Biology
B.S. and M.S., Andrews University; Ph.D., Washington State University. (1995)

Jessica Spears-M.Ed., Instructor of Library Science
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, M.Ed., Valdosta State University. (2013)

Lee Spencer-Ph.D., Research Professor of Biology
B.S., University of California, Riverside; M.S. and Ph.D., Loma Linda University. (2004)

Laurie Stankavich-M.A., Associate Professor of English
B.S., Andrews University; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington. (2010)

Verlyne Starr-M.B.A., Associate Professor of Business and Management
B.A., Andrews University; M.A.T., Oakland University; M.B.A., Southern Adventist University. (1999)

Dennis Steele-Ph.D., C.P.A., Professor of Business and Management
B.B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.B.A., Kennesaw State University; Ph.D., Mississippi State University. (1999)

Carleton Swafford-Ph.D., Graduate Dean and Professor of Education and Psychology
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (1992)

Keely Tary-Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of English
B.A. Southern Adventist University; M.A., La Sierra University; Ph.D., Washington State University. (2008)

Ben Thornton-Ph.D., Professor of Biology
B.S., Southwestern Adventist University; M.S., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln. (2010)

Douglas Tilstra-Ph.D., Professor of Education and Psychology and Professor of Physical Education, Health and Wellness
B.A., Pacific Union College; M.Div., Andrews University; Ph.D., Capella University. (2000)

Tim Trott-Ph.D., Professor of Biology
B.S., Atlantic Union College; Ph.D., University of Vermont and State Agricultural College. (2011)

Barry J. Tryon-D.Min., Professor of Religion
B.A., Southern Advenitst University; M.Div. and D.Min, Andrews University. (2011)

Lilly Tryon-D.N.P., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. and M.S.N., Drexel University; D.N.P., Southern Adventist University. (2013)

Linda Tym-Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Canadian University College; M.A., University of Toronto; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh. (2015)

Maria Valenca-M.D., Professor of Nursing
B.S., Atlantic Union College; M.A., University of Massachusetts; M.D., Universidad México Americana del Norte (2009)

Troy Walker-M.A., Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Health and Wellness
B.A and B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., University of Northern Colorado. (2013)

Dale Walters-M.S., Associate Professor of Technology
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S., East Tennessee State University. (1988)

Leon Weeks-M.B.A, C.P.A., Associate Professor of Business and Management
B.S. and M.B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. (2005)

Jon Wentworth-M.Tx., Associate Professor of Business and Management
B.A. and B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.B.A. University of Tennessee, Nashville; M.Tx., Georgia State University. (1996)

Crystal Whitten-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physical Education, Health and Wellness
B.S and M.S., Loma Linda University; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University. (2012)

Kristie Wilder-J.D., Dean and Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S.W., Southern Adventist University; M.S.W., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; J.D., Nashville School of Law. (2011) 

Tron Wilder-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Southern Adventist University; Ed.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Ph.D., Tennessee State University. (2013)

Ruth Williams-Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
B.A., Oakwood College; M.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. (2000)

Joelle Wolf-M.S.N., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. and M.S.N., Southern Adventist University. (2011)

Sonia Wrate-M.S.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S. and M.S.N., Southern Advenitst University. (2013)

Autumn Wurstle-M.A., Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A., University of Central Florida. (2010)

Robert Young-Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Academic Administration
B.S., Columbia Union College; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America. (2007)

John Youngberg-M.Ed., Associate Professor of Technology
B.I.T., Andrews University; M.Ed., Wright State University. (2010)