Sep 16, 2019  
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Faculty Directory



The Registry

Board of Trustees

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

* Executive Board
+ Emerti

Administrators

David Smith, Ph.D. (2016) President
Carolyn Hamilton, B.A. (2016) Vice President, Advancement
Glenn Carter, M.S. (2016) Vice President, Enrollment Management
Martin Hamilton, B.A., (1998) Associate Vice President, Financial Administration
Dionne Felix, Ph.D. (2018) Associate Vice President, Academic Administration
Ingrid Skantz, M.S.A. (1990) Vice President, Marketing and University Relations
  Dean, Graduate Studies
Tom Verrill, M.B.A. (2008) Senior Vice President, Financial Administration
Dennis Negron, M.A. (1993) Vice President, Student Development Administration
Robert Young, Ph.D. (2007) Senior Vice President, Academic Administration

Other Officials

  Director, On-Campus Housing
Gus Martin, Ph.D. (2019) Director, Online Campus
Laurie Gauthier M.B.A. (2008) Director, Graduate Marketing
Melodie Lopez, M.S.A. (2006) Director, Graduate Admissions
Kevin Penrod, B.S. (2007) Director, Campus Safety
Gary Sewell, B.S. (2012) Associate Vice President, Information Systems
David K. Ferguson, M.Div. (2017) Senior Pastor, University Church
Karon Powell, JD (2019) Director, Records and Advisement
   
(Dates in parentheses indicate the beginning year of employment at Southern Adventist University.)

Graduate Council

  Dean, Graduate Studies
Deyse Bravo Director, Library
Glenn Carter Associate Vice President, Student Finance
Gus Martin Director, Online Campus
Richard Halterman Dean, School of Computing
Stephanie Sheehan Dean, School of Business
Holly Gadd Dean, School of Nursing
Greg King Dean, School of Religion
Tammy Overstreet
Dean, School of Education and Psychology
Kristie Wilder Dean, School of Social Work
Robert Young Senior Vice President, Academic Administration
Karon Powell Director, Records and Advisement
   

Graduate Program Coordinators

Lorri Merchant School of Social Work
Judy Dedeker School of Nursing - Master’s
Jill Buchholz School of Nursing - Doctoral
Tyson Hall School of Computing
Stephanie Sheehan School of Business
Bonnie Eder (Education) School of Education and Psychology
Ileanna Freeman (Counseling) School of Education and Psychology
Alan Parker School of Religion
   

Graduate Instructional Faculty

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

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

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

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

Lunelle Bertresse-M.S.W., Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S.W. and M.S.W., Southern Adventist University. (2019)

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

Gary Bradley-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A.Ed, Western Carolina University; Ph.D., Andrews University. (2018)

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

Ronda Christman-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., M.A., M.Sc., and Ph.D., Andrews University. (2009)

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

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

Hyunsok (John) Doh-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion
B.A. and M.A., Sahmyook University; Ph.D., Andrews University (2018)

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

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

Jennifer Fisher-M.S., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., Andrews University; M.S., Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. (2019)

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

Eliezer A. Graterol-D.Min., Associate Professor of Religion
B.A., Venezuelan Adventist University; M.Div., Andrews University; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; D.Min., Andrews University. (2018)

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

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

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

David Hartman-D.Min., Associate Professor of Religion
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; D.Min., Andrews University. (2018)

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

Annette Heck-D.S.W., Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S.W., Southern Adventist University; M.S.W., Andrews University; D.S.W., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2015)

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 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)

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

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)

Judson Lake-D.Min., 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
B.A., Andrews University; M.A. Pacific Union College; Ed.D., Shenandoah University. (2009)

Antonio Lazcano-M.S.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ; M.S.N., Southern Adventist University.  (2019)

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

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

Michael Murdoch-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Outdoor Education
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S., Loma Linda University; Ph.D., Andrews University. (2018)

Tami Navalon-Ph.D., Assistant Professor Counseling
B.S., Atlantic Union College; M.A. and Ph.D., Andrews University. (2017)

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

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)

Tammy Overstreet-Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Education and Psychology
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S., Walden University; Ph.D., Andrews University. (2015)

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

Wilson Paroschi-Ph.D., Professor of Religion
B.Th. and M.Th., Latin American Adventist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Andrews University (2018)

Linda Peoples-Ph.D., Nursing
B.S. and M.S.N, Southern Adventist University; ME.d., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2017)

D. Laura Racovita-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., B.S.W., and M.S.W. Andrews University; Ph.D., Capella University (2015)

Cindy Rima-D.N.P., Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. and M.S.N., George Mason University; D.N.P., Southern Adventist University. (2011)

Cornel Rusu-M.S.W., Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., Babes-Bolyai University, Romania; M.A., Newbold College; M.S.W., Andrews University. (2009)

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

Stephanie Sheehan-Ph.D., Dean and Associate Professor of Business and Chair of Technology
B.S., Kennesaw State University; M.A., Southern Adventist University; Ph.D., Regent University. (2005)

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)

Barry Tryon-D.Min., Professor of Religion
B.A., Southern Adventist 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)

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)

Holly D. Walker-M.S.N., Associate Professor of Nursing
A.S., Cleveland State Community College; A.S. and M.S.N., Southern Adventist University. (2018)

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., Professor of Psychology and Counseling
B.A., Southern Adventist University; Ed.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Ph.D., Tennessee State University. (2013)

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

Adjunct Faculty

Judy Anderson-Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Education
B.A.; M.A.; Ph.D., Andrews University.

Randall Burks-J.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Education
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University; J.D., Nova Southeastern University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Tina Camba-J.D., Adjunct Professor of Business
B.A., University of California-Berkeley; M.P.P., Vanderbuilt University; J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law.

Carol Campbell-Ph.D., Vice President for Education, Southwestern Union Conference and Adjunct Professor of Education
B.S., Walla Walla University; M.Ed., Texas Christina University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.

Rhonda Edwards-M.S., Adjunct Professor of Social Work
B.A. and M.S., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Pegi Flynt-Ed.D., Associate Superintendent of Education, Kentucky-Tennessee Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Adjunct Professor of Education
B.A., Washington Adventist University; M.A.T. Andrews University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University.

Sandra Doran-Ed.D., Associate Superintendent of Education, Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Adjunct Professor of Education
B.S., Atlantic Union College; M.A., Andrews University; Ed.D., Boston University.

Mark Finley-D.D., Editor-at-Large, Adventist Review; Assistant to the President, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.A., Andrews University; D.D., Southwestern Adventist University.

Victor Gaines-Psy.D., Adjunct Professor of Business
B.S., Park College; M.B.A., Webster University; D.B.A., Grand Canyon University

Nathan Helweg-Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Outdoor Education
B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.S.Ed., Southern Adventist University; Ph.D., Gonzaga University.

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

LouAnn Johnson-D.N.P., Adjunct Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Kentucky; M.S.N., University of Kentucky; D.N.P., Southern Adventist University.

Jean Lomino-Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Outdoor Education
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., LaSierra University; Ph.D., Andrews University.

Carlos G. Martin-Ph.D., Professor of Religion
B.Div., River Plate College; M.A., Andrews University; M.Div. and Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Seminary.

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.

Luceta McRoy-Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Business
B.A., University of Hartford; M.B.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Derek Morris-D.Min., Editor, Ministry Magazine; Associate Secretary, Ministerial Association, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
B.A., Columbia Union College; M.Div. and D. Min., Andrews University; D. Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Keith Neergard-Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Business
B.B.A., Pacific Union College; Ph.D., The University of California-Irvine.  

John Nunes-Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Business
B.S. and M.S.N., Andrews University; D.S.N., University of Alabama.  

Michael Osborne-M.D., Adjunct Professor of Counseling
B.A., Walla Walla University; M.D., Loma Linda University.  

Sharon Pittman-Ph.D., C.S.W.M., Adjunct Professor of Global Community Development
B.S.W and M.S.W., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Illinois.

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

MaryAnn C. Roberts-D.S.N., Adjunct Professor of Nursing
B.S. and M.S.N., Andrews University; D.S.N., University of Alabama.  

Philip G. Samaan-D.Min., Professor of Religion
B.A., Walla Walla College; M.Div., Andrews University; M.S.P.H., Loma Linda University; D.Min., Andrews University.

William Saunders-Ed.S., Adjunct Professor of Counseling
B.A., Walla Walla College; M.A. and Ed.S., Loma Linda University

Carleton L. Swafford-Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Outdoor Education
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Rose Thomas-Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Education
A.S., Hillsborough Community College; B.A., University of South Florida; Ph.D., Andrews University.

Jim Wampler-Psy.D., Director, Student Success Center/Counseling & Testing
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A. Andrews University; Ed.S., University of Arkansas; Psy.D., Southern California University for Professional Studies.

Eddy Witzel-Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Business
B.S., Walla Walla University; M.B.A. Regis University; Ph.D., Andrews University

Denise White-Ed.D., Adjunct Professor of Education
B.S., Union College; M.A., Loma Linda University; Ed.S., LaSierra University; Ed.D., La Sierra University.

Donovan Williams-Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Business
B.S., U.S. Naval Academy; M.S., University of Auburn-Montgomery; Ph.D., Capella University.