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    Southern Adventist University
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

University Registry


 

Board of Trustees

*Ron Smith, Chair Jack McClarty
John Boskind Scott McClure
Jeff Bromme Todd McFarland
Michael Cauley +Bill McGhinnis
Karin Covi *Chris McKee
*Jim Davidson, Vice Chair +Ellsworth McKee
Jay Dedeker Barbara McKinney
Ken DeFoor +James Ray McKinney
*Franklin Farrow +Gordon Retzer
Debra Fryson *Randy Robinson
Steve Haley Kathy Schleier
Heather Hilliard
Terry Shaw
Danny Houghton *David Smith
David Jimenez *Jeanette Stepanski
Benjamin Jones Dan Turk
*Ruth Liu Christine Waldrop
Dave Livermore William Winston
Leslie Louis *Ed Wright
Gregory Mack Doug Zinke
     

* Executive Board
+ Emerti

University Administration

President

David Smith, Ph.D. (2016) 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
Randi Buhl, A.A. (2001) Network Administrator
Luke Dunzweiler, B.S. (2016) Network Analyst
Paul Irwin, B.S. (2011) Programmer/Analyst
Ron Miller, B.S. (1995) Systems Administrator
Josh Rhodes, M.B.A. (2006) Network Administrator

Institutional Research and Planning

Hollis James, Ph.D. (2003) Director, Institutional Research and Planning
Michele McFarlane, M.S.I.S. (2011) Business Intelligence Analyst

Academic Administration

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

Center of Teaching Excellence and the Integration of Faith and Learning

Cynthia Gettys, Ph.D. (2013) Director, The Center for Teaching Excellence and Biblical Foundations of Faith and Learning
Elaine Plemons, M.A. (2007) Associate Director, The Center for Teaching Excellence and Biblical Foundations of Faith and Learning

Graduate Studies

Carleton Swafford, Ph.D. (1992) Dean, Graduate Studies
Laurie Gauthier, M.B.A. (2008) Director, Graduate Marketing and Enrollment
Melodie Lopez, M.B.A. (2006) Director, Graduate Admissions
Ben Thompson, M.B.A. (2016) System Specialist

Library

Deyse Bravo, M.L.S. (2011) Director, Library
Kathryn McGrath, M.Ed. (2008) Associate Director/Public Services Librarian
Stanley Cottrell II, M.L.S. (2004) Technical Services Librarian
Pamela Jansen, J.D. (2015) Evening Reference Librarian/Periodicals
Donald Martin, M.S.L.S. (2014) Digital Resources Librarian
Jessica Spears, M.Ed. (2013) Research Services Librarian

Online Campus

Pegi Flynt, Ed.D. (2007) Director, Academic Technology and Online Learning
Tammy Overstreet, Ph.D. (2015) Associate Director, Academic Technology and Online Learning
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
Michelle Younkin, M.B.A. (2016) Assistant Director, Records and Advisement
  Data Analyst

Advancement

Carolyn Hamilton, B.A. (2016) Vice President, Advancement
Lucas Patterson, B.A.  (2011)    Assistant Director, Communications and Foundation Relations

Alumni Relations

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

Development

Geovanny Ragsdale, M.I.B. (2009) Associate Vice President, Development
Robert Bovell, B.A. (1993) Major Gift Officer
Ashley Fox, B.S. (2015) Annual Fund Coordinator
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

Financial Administration

Tom Verrill, M.S. (2008) Senior Vice President, Financial Administration
Doug Frood, M.S. (2001) Executive Director, Budgeting and Financial Analysis
Martin Hamilton, B.A. (1998) Associate Vice President, Financial Administration
Russell Orrison (2003) Associate Vice President, Retail and Auxilliary Operations
Justin Brooks, B.A. (2006) Director, Purchasing, QuickPrint and Mail Services

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

Danita Payne (1986) Manager, Campus Shop

Marketing and University Relations

Ingrid Skantz, B.S. (1990)    Vice President, Marketing and University Relations
Janell Hullquist, B.S. (2016) Manager, Editorial
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 and Title IX Coordinator

Services

Mark Antone, A.S. (1984) Director, Landscape Services
Barry Becker (1993) Director, Transportation Services
Teddy Kyraikidis, M.S. (2016) Director, Food Services
Eric Schoonard, A.S. (2002) Director, Plant Services
Dennis Schreiner (1997) Director, Service
Candace Wing, B.S. (2007) Director, University Health Center
Dennis Clifford, B.S.EE (2016) Associate Director, Plant Services
Bill Cruttenden (2011) Associate Director, Plant Services
Fred Turner, B.ARCH. (1996) Corporate Architect

University Health Center

Michelle Mix, M.S. (2017) Mid-Level Practitioner

Enrollment Management

Marc Grundy, M.B.A. (1997) Vice President, Enrollment Management
Ryan Herman, B.S. (2003) System Specialist
Leslie Ann Schwarzer, B.S. (2005) Scholarships and Lights Volunteers Coordinator

Admissions

Rick Anderson, B.A. (2011) Associate Director, Admissions and Recruitment
Kent Robertson, B.S. (1999) Assistant Director, Admissions and Recruitment
Andrew Ashley, B.S. (2017) Admissions Counselor
Zach McDonald, B.F.A. (2016) Admissions Counselor/Ministry Director
Maggie Mendoza, B.S. (2014) Transfer Admissions Counselor
Shana Michalek, B.S. (2016) Admissions Counselor
Stephen Smith (2016) Admissions Counselor
Fred McClanahan, B.A./B.S. (2004) Prospective Student Finance Counselor

Assist Program

Kimberly Miller, M.Acc. (2007)                             Director                                              
Mariana Kaplan, B.S. (2016) Program Manager

Student Finance

Glenn Carter, M.S. (2016) Associate Vice President, 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
Faith Anderson, A.S. (2015) Student Finance Counselor
Ginger Cheney, B.S. (2004) Student Finance Counselor
Xenia Figueroa, B.B.A. (2015) Student Finance Counselor
Michael Rumsey, B.S. (2013) Student Finance Counselor
Rebekah Spears, B.S. (2014) Student Finance Counselor

Student Development Administration

Dennis Negron, M.A. (1993) Vice President, Student Development
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) Associate Dean of Women
Susan Pennington, B.S. (2012) Associate Dean of Women
J.P. Mathis, B.S. (2008) Assistant Dean of Women

Student Success Center

Jim Wampler, Psy.D. (1993) Director, Student Success Center/Testing Services
Cheri Durst, M.S. (2013) Retention Coordinator/First-Year Adviser
Leslie Kay, M.S. (2016) Counselor
Renita Moore, M.S. (2003) First Year Experience Coordinator
Daniel Olson, M.S. (2015) Career Services Coordinator
Mariella Pechero, J.D., M.Ed. (2014) Disability Services Coordinator

Church Pastors

David K. Ferguson, M.Div. (2017) Senior Pastor
Tim Cross, M.Div. (2002) Pastor of Family Ministries
William Hurtado, B.A. (2012) Youth Pastor
Wolf Jedamski, M.A. (1992) Church Administrator/Pastor of Missions
Jim Moon, M.Div. (2015) Pastor of Worship
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

Richard Erickson, M.B.A., Professor Emeritus of Business

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

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

Henry Kuhlman, Ph.D., Professor of Emeritus of Physics

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

Louesa Peters, B.A., Associate Treasurer Emerita

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

Art Richert, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

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

Jon Wentworth, M.Tx., Professor of Emeritus of Business

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

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)

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., 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., Associate 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., Director and 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)

Jill Buchholz-M.S.N., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. and M.S.N., Indiana University School of Nursing. (2016)

Rod Bussey-Ph.D., 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)

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)

Peter J. Cooper-D.M.A., Interim Dean and 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-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology
B.S. and Ph.D., 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)

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

Liane de Souza-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Counseling
B.S. and B.A., Federal University of Rio De Janeiro; B.S., Augusto Motta University; M.S., Southern Adventist University; Ph.D., Walden University. (2003)

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

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

Michelle Doucoumes, M.B.A., Assistant Professor of Business
B.B.A. and M.B.A., Southern Adventist University. (2017)

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)

Pegi Flynt-Ed.D., Director of Technology and 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)

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

Sunia Fukofuka-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business
B.A., Pacific Adventist University; M.B.A. and Ph.D., Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies. (2017)

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)

Lisa Gano-M.Acc., Assistant Professor of Business
B.B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Acc., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2017)

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., Director of The Center for Teaching Excellence and Biblical Foundations of Faith and Learning
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
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)

Stephanie Guster-M.S.W., Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S., Andrews University; M.S.W., Ohio State University. (2016)

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-D.S.W., Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Andrews University; M.S., University of Central Florida, Orlando; D.S.W., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2010)

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

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, Wayne VandeVere Endowed Chair in Accounting
B.S. and M.Acc., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Ph.D., University of Memphis. (2005)

Mark Hyder-J.D., Dean and Professor of Business 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)

Mindy Jamieson-M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Visual Art and Design
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.F.A. Academy of Art University. (2017)

Pamela Jansen-J.D., Assistant Professor of McKee Library
B.A. and J.D., Stetson University. (2016)

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)

Lisa Kuhlman-M.B.A., Assistant Professor of Business
B.B.A., The George Washington University; M.B.A., Southern Adventist University. (2006)

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)

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)

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)

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

Bonny Musgrave-M.A., Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Health and Wellness
B.S. and M.A., Andrews University. (2016)

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)

Tami Navalón-M.A., Assistant Professor of Education and Psychology
B.S., Atlantic Union College; M.A., Andrews University. (2017)

Dennis Negron-M.A., Vice President for Student Development
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)

Nina Nelson-Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S.W and M.S.W., University of the West Indies, Jamaica; Ph.D., University of South Carolina. (2016)

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

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, Adventist Health System Endowed Chair of Business Administration
B.B.A., Helderberg College; M.B.A., Andrews University; D.B.A., NOVA Southeast University. (2003)

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

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

Tammy Overstreet-Ph.D., Associate Director of Technology and Online Learning and Associate Professor of Academic Technology
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.Ed., Walden University; Ph.D., Andrews University. (2015)

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

Linda Peoples, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S. and M.Ed., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; M.S.N., Southern Adventist University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2017)

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

Elaine Plemons-M.A., Associate Professor for The Center for Teaching Excellence and Biblical Foundations of Faith and Learning
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-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., B.S.W., and M.S.W. Andrews University; Ph.D., Capella 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)

Rebecca Retzer-M.S.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.D.N., University of Tennessee at Nashville; M.S.N., Southern Adventist University. (2016)

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., Chair and 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)

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)

Nuvia Saucedo-Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside. (2017)

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

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)

Stephanie Sheehan-M.A.,  Associate Professor of Business, Director of Institute of Ethical Leadership
B.S., Kennesaw State University; M.A., Southern Adventist University. (2005)

Katherine E. Sheffield-Ph.D., Instructor of History and Political Studies
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A., Andrews University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia (2017)

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)

Christina Shrode-M.S.N., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Washington Adventist University; M.S.N., University of Maryland; M.B.A., University of Baltimore. (2017)

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)

Rachel Williams-Smith-Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Journalism and Communication
B.S., Oakwood University; M.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Regent University. (2017)

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., Assistant Professor 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)

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

Christopher Stewart-D.P.T., Chair and Associate Professor of Physical Therapist Assistant
A.A.S., Bishop State Community College; M.B.A., University of Phoenix; D.P.T., University of South Alabama. (2016)

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 Professor of English
B.A. Southern Adventist University; M.A., La Sierra University; Ph.D., Washington State University. (2008)

Natalia López-Thismón, M.A., Assistant Professor of Journalism and Communication
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., California State University, San Bernardino. (2017)

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

Matthew W. Tolbert-M.S., Associate Professor of Education and Psychology
B.A. and M.S., Southern Adventist University (2017)

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., Associate 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., Associate 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-Ph.D., C.P.A., Associate Professor of Business
B.S. and M.B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (2005)

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)

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)