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    Southern Adventist University
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Registry


 

Board of Trustees
 

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

* Executive Board
+ Emerti

University Administration

President
 

Gordon Bietz, D.Min. (1997) President

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
Bryce Enevoldson, B.S. (2005) 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, B.S. (2007) 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
 

Carl 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
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
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
 

Christopher Carey, M.S., B.S. CFRE (2005) 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) Director, Development
Cheryl Torres, B.A. (2013) Annual Fund Coordinator
Kimberly Miller, M.Acc., C.P.A. (2009) Senior Gift Officer
Robert Bovell, B.A. (1993) Major Gift Officer
Kenney 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 Rep

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) Director, Human Resources
David Olson, M.B.A. (1995) Manager, Payroll

Industries
 

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

Risk Management
 

  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 Services
 

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

Admissions and Recruitment
 

Marc Grundy, M.B.A. (1997) Vice President, Enrollment Services
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
Lauren Brooks, B.S. (2013) Enrollment Counselor
Castwell Fider, B.S.W. (2012) Enrollment Counselor
Maggie Mendoza, B.S. (2014) Enrollment Counselor

Marketing and University Relations
 

Ingrid Skantz, B.S. (1990) Director, 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

Student Finance
 

Marc Grundy, M.B.A. (1997) Vice President, Enrollment Services
Paula Walters, B.S. (2005) Director, Student Finance
Lillian Loza, B.A. (2006) Associate Director, Student Finance
Christian Patino, B.B.A. (2010) Assistant Director, Student Finance
Ginger Cheney, B.S. (2004) Student Finance Counselor
Carlos Lopez, A.A.S.S. (2012) Student Finance Counselor
Fred McClanahan, B.A./B.S. (2004) Student Finance Counselor
Brittany Poarch, B.S. (2010) Student Finance Counselor
Michael Rumsey, B.S. (2013) Student Finance Counselor
Rebekah Spears, B.S. (2014) Student Finance Counselor

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
Garrison Hayes, B.S. (2014) Assistant 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 Klischies, M.S. (2003) First Year Advising and Allied Health Coordinator
Cheri Durst, M.S. (2013) Retention and First-Year Coordinator
Jeremy Moore, M.S. (2007) Career Services Coordinator
Sheila Smith, M.A. (1997) Disability Services Coordinator
Liane de Souza, M.S. (2003) Counselor/International Student Adviser

Church Pastors
 

David Smith, Ph.D. (2011) Senior Pastor
Sam Chetty, M.Th. (2009) Pastor of Local Mission and Ministry
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 Fellowship and Young Adult
Cherie Smith, B.S. (2011) Pastoral Director of Spiritual Development
Carole Verrill (2008) Children’s Ministries

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

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

Ray Hefferlin, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Physics

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

Cecil Rolfe, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Business Administration

Barbara Ruf, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of English

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

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., 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)

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
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., Assistant 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)

Mioara Diaconu-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., Theological Adventist Institute; M.S.A and M.S.W., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (2012)

Ardelle Dickinson-Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.A., Walla Walla University; M.S., Southern Adventist University; Ph.D., Regent University. (2013)

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)

René Drumm-Ph.D., Professor of Social Work
B.S., Andrews University; M.S.W., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University. (2003)

Bonnie Eder-Ed.D., Associate 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)

Lynelle Ellis-M.A., Assistant Professor of Journalism and Communication
B.A., Walla Walla University; M.A., Spring Arbor University. (2009)

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)

Steven French-Psy.D., Associate Professor of Counseling and Psychology
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., Ball State University; Psy.D., Marshall University. (2012)

Alfredo Fuentes-Ed.D., Associate 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 and VandeVere Chair Professor of 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)

Jeff Gates-Dr.P.H., Professor of Nursing
B.A., Pacific Union College; M.P.H. and Dr.P.H., Loma Linda University. (2011)

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)

Lisa S. Goolsby-M.B.A., Associate Professor of Business and Management
B.B.A., La Sierra University; M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University. (2008)

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)

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 M. Harris-Ph.D., Professor of Journalism
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., Assistant 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, Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S.,Southern Adventist University; M.S.W., Andrews University. (2010)

Ray Hefferlin-D.Sc., Research Professor of Physics
B.A., Pacific Union College; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology; D.Sc., Andrews University. (1955)

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)

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; Interim 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-D.S.N., Dean and Professor of Nursing
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S.N., University of Texas, Arlington; D.S.N., 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)

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., Instructor of Visual Art and Design
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design. (2011)

Blake Laing-Ph.D., Assistant 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., Associate 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)

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., Instructor of Visual Art & Design
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design. (2012)

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)

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)

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., Associate Professor of English
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., Associate 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)

Carlos H. Parra-Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Modern Languages
B.A., Weber State University; M.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., Duke University. (2000)

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)

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

Elizabeth Pontvik-M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Visual Art and Design
B.F.A., Southern Adventist University; M.F.A., Memphis College of Art. (2010)

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)

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)

Stanley Stevenson-M.S.W., Associate Professor of Family Studies
B.A., M.A., and M.S.W., Andrews University. (2003)

Carleton Swafford-Ph.D., Graduate Dean
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)

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

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

Mindi Wiygul-M.A., Assistant Professor of History and Political Studies
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A., Claremont Graduate University. (2009)

Joelle Wolf-M.S.N., Assistant 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)