Academic Catalog 2020-2021

2020-2021 Faculty

William J. Achia, 2018, Assistant Professor in the Godbold School of Business; BA, Maseno University; MBA, Maharishi University; MITO, Illinois Institute of Technology; PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Jonathan Ahearn, 2020, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science; BS, Gardner-Webb University; DPT, Medical University of South Carolina.

Hannah Allford, 2016, Instructor of English; BA, North Greenville University; MA, Gardner-Webb University.

Elizabeth S. Amato, 2014, Assistant Professor of Political Science; BA, Berry College; MA, PhD, Baylor University.

Tracy Arnold, 2010, Professor of Nursing; Dean of the Hunt School of Nursing; ADN, BSN, MSN, DNP, Gardner-Webb University.

Ken Baker, 1999, Professor of Physical Education; Chair, Department of Health, Sport, and Physical Education; BA, Central Wesleyan College; MA, Furman University; PhD, University of Georgia.

Robert J. Bass, 1995, Professor of Mathematics; BS, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; MS, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Nicole Beaver, 2018, Instructor of Nursing; BSN, East Carolina University; MSN, Western Carolina University.

Susan C. Bell, 1986, Professor of Art; BA, Mary Baldwin College; MA, Presbyterian School of Christian Education; MA, University of South Carolina.

Donald L. Berry, 1999, Professor of Religious Studies; BA, University of Kentucky; MDiv, PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Additional Studies: University of Louisville, University of Chicago.

Diana Betts, 2020, Assistant Professor of Education; BA, High Point University; MA, East Carolina University; EdD, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Natalie Edwards Bishop, 2007, Assistant Professor; Associate Dean of the Library and University Archivist; BA, Wingate University; MLIS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; EdD, Gardner-Webb University.

Kent B. Blevins, 1998, Professor of Religious Studies; BA, Wake Forest University; MDiv, PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Additional Study: The Catholic University of America.

Bruce W. Boyles, 2014, Professor of Education; Associate Provost for Professional and Graduate Studies; BM, Mars Hill University; ME, EdS, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; EdD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Benjamin C. Brooks, 2003, Professor of Chemistry; BS, Clemson University; PhD, University of Virginia.

Sydney K. Brown, 2004, Professor of Education; Dean of the Gayle Bolt Price School of Graduate Studies; IRB Administrator; BA, MEd, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jennifer J. Buckner, 2007, Associate Professor of English; Chair, Department of English Language and Literature; Composition Studies Coordinator; BA, MA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; PhD, Old Dominion University.

Prince Hycy Bull, 2018, Professor of Education; Dean, School of Education; BA, University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College; MA, MEd, North Carolina Central University; PhD, North Carolina State University.

Charles S. Burch, 1997, Assistant Professor of Physical Education; Vice President for Athletics; BA, Gardner-Webb University; MS, Eastern Kentucky University.

Frances Bailey Burch, 2001, Professor of Education; Coordinator of Organizational Leadership in the School of Education; BS, Lock Haven University; MA, Eastern Kentucky University; PhD, The University of Virginia.

Jamie Y. Camp, 2016, Assistant Professor and Principal Faculty in the Physician Assistant Studies Program; AS, Cleveland Community College; BS, University of North Carolina at Asheville; MPAS, East Carolina University.

David C. Campbell, 2012, Associate Professor of Geology; Chair, Department of Natural Sciences; BS, Davidson College; MS, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Robert W. Canoy, 2000, Professor of Christian Theology; Dean, M. Christopher White School of Divinity; BA, Mississippi College; MDiv, PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Additional Studies: Hebrew Union College and Jewish Institute of Religion.

Robert J. Carey, 1997, Professor of Communication Studies; Chair, Department of Communication & New Media; BA, University of Washington; MA, University of Memphis; PhD, Regent University.

David M. Carscaddon, 1990, Professor of Psychology; Dean, School of Psychology and Counseling; BA, University of North Carolina at Asheville; MA, Morehead State University; PhD, University of South Carolina.

Laura W. Carscaddon, 2003, Professor of Psychology and Counseling; Director of Graduate Counseling Programs; Graduate Internship Coordinator; AA, Peace College; BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MEd, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; EdD, University of Virginia.

Tereso C. Casiño, 2010, Professor of Missiology; BTh, Luzon Nazarene Bible College; MDiv, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary; ThD, Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary; PhD, Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission.

Paula A. Casper, 2005, Assistant Professor of Art; BS, Appalachian State University; BFA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; MFA, East Tennessee State University.

Donald W. Caudill, 2008, Professor of Marketing; BS, Berea College; MBA, Morehead State University; MS, University of Memphis; PhD, Virginia Tech.

Marion Chadwick, 2019, Assistant Professor and Principal Faculty in the Physician Assistant Program; BS, MPAP, Campbell University.

Joshua G. Cheney, 2020, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music; BA, Campbell University; MM, Mercer University; DMA, Louisiana State University.

Mark R. Cole, 2011, Associate Professor of Music Education; Director of Bands; Chair, Department of Music; BM, University of Central Florida; MM, Florida State University; PhD, University of South Florida.

Erin E. Cook, 2018, Assistant Professor of Human Services; Program Coordinator of Human Services; BA, MA, Lenoir-Rhyne University; EdD, Gardner-Webb University.

Jennifer Costello, 2020, Instructor of Nursing; BS, Appalachian State University; ADN, Cleveland Community College; MSN, Appalachian State University.

Brian Cotton, 2020, Instructor of Business; BS, East Carolina University; MBA, MAcc, Gardner-Webb University.

Barbara G. Cox, 2004, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; Chair, Department of Public Service; Coordinator of DCP Criminal Justice Program and TUG Criminal Justice Administration Program; BS, Gardner-Webb University; MPA, Appalachian State University; PhD, University of North Carolina.

Tamara A. Cox, 1995, Professor of French; BA, MA, University of Mississippi; PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Homer Craig, 2016, Instructor of Criminal Justice; Program Coordinator for Criminal Justice; AA, Catawba Valley Technical Institute; BS, Gardner-Webb University; MS, University of Alabama.

Sharon Creed-Hall, 2011, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Simulation Coordinator; AS, Patrick Henry Community College; BSN, Gardner-Webb University; MSN, Indiana Wesleyan University; DNP, Gardner-Webb University.

Christopher V. Davis, 2001, Professor of English; BA, High Point University; MA, PhD, Florida State University.

Kathryn L. Davis, 2019, Professor of Physical Education/Health Education and Licensure Coordinator; BS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; PhD, Temple University.

Heather Deibler, 2019, Assistant Professor and Principal Faculty in the Physician Assistant Studies Program; BA, Furman University; MSPAS, Arcadia University.

Casey Delehanty, 2016, Assistant Professor of Political Science; BA, Florida Gulf Coast University; MS, PhD, Florida State University.

Pamela Dennis, 2015, Professor; Dean of the Library; BA, Western Carolina University; MCM, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; MLS, Southern Connecticut State University; PhD, University of Memphis.

Ghassan A. Dib, 2008-2012, 2014, Instructor of Accounting; BA, University of Holy Spirit; MAcc, Gardner-Webb University; MBA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Douglas M. Dickens, 2000, Professor of Pastoral Studies; BA, Ouachita Baptist University; MDiv, PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Additional Studies: University of Arkansas College for Medical Sciences, Texas Christian University, Baylor University Medical Center, Samara State Medical University, Harvard University.

William M. Downs, 2019, Professor of Political Science; President; BA, North Carolina State University; MA, PhD, Emory University.

Cheryl A. Duffus, 2007, Professor of English; QEP Director; Chair of the Faculty; BA, Hollins University; MFA, Emerson College; PhD, University of Mississippi.

Matthew Duffus, 2015, Instructor of English Composition; Director of the University Writing Center; BA, Valparaiso University; MA, University of Mississippi; MFA, University of Minnesota.

Stefka G. Nikolova Eddins, 2001, Professor of Chemistry; MS, Sofia University, Bulgaria; MS, PhD, University of South Carolina.

Mikala Fowler, 2017, Director of Clinical Partnerships and Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Health Sciences; BS, University of Central Florida; MMS, PA-C, Methodist University.

Stephen P. Gambill, 2018, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; BS, Appalachian State University; JD, North Carolina Central University School of Law.

Abby E. Garlock, 2012, Associate Professor of Nursing; Chair, Doctoral Nursing Programs; ADN, Foothills Nursing Consortium; BSN, Winston-Salem State; MSN, DNP, Gardner-Webb University.

Sheldon L. Gathers, 2014, Assistant Professor of Business; BSBA, North Carolina Central University; MBA, California State University; EdD, Gardner-Webb University.

Gerald G. Gilsdorf, 2010, Professor of Sport Management; BA, Judson College; MS, University of Illinois at Chicago; EdD, United States Sports Academy.

Earl H. Godfrey, Jr., 1992, Professor of Accounting; Director of Undergraduate Business Programs; BS, University of South Carolina; MBA, Winthrop University; DBA, Nova Southeastern University.

Lorell C. Gordon, 2018, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling; BS, MS, MEd, Winthrop University; EdS, Converse College; PhD, The University of South Carolina. 

David John Granniss, 2012, Associate Professor of Exercise Science; IRB Chair; Chair, Department of Exercise Science; BS, The Kings College; MLA, Dallas Baptist University; PhD, Springfield College.

Linda C. Greene, 2001, Professor of Psychology and Counseling; Coordinator of the School Counseling Program; BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MS, PhD, North Carolina State University.

Steven Russell Gribble, 2015, Instructor of American Sign Language; BA, Gardner-Webb University; MA, Gallaudet University.

Jeffrey D. Hamilton, 2013, Associate Professor of Education; Program Coordinator, Doctorate in Organizational Leadership; BA, Campbell University; MSA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; EdD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Anna S. Hamrick, 2013, Associate Professor of Nursing; Associate Dean, Hunt School of Nursing; ADN, BSN, Gardner-Webb University; MSN, FNP-C, Western Carolina University; DNP, University of Minnesota.

Jondra A. Harmon, 2012, Instructor of Music; BA, Gardner-Webb University; MM, Peabody Conservatory of the John Hopkins University.

Steven R. Harmon, 2015, Professor of Historical Theology; BA, Howard Payne University; MDiv, PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jeffrey M. Hartman, 2005, Professor of Exercise Science; BA, Bloomsburg University; MEd, PhD, The University of Virginia.

Shana V. Hartman, 2007, Professor of English; BS, East Carolina University; MA, PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Tara Hayes, 2017, Instructor of Nursing; RN-BSN Program Coordinator; ADN, BSN, MSN, Gardner-Webb University.

Jessica Herndon, 2019, Instructor of Business; BA, MBA, Gardner-Webb University.

Mary J. High, 2000, Associate Professor of American Sign Language; Director of the ASL Program; BA, Mars Hill College; MDiv, ThM, PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

T. Perry Hildreth, 2006, Professor of Philosophy; BA, Gardner-Webb University; MA, MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

June H. Hobbs, 1994, Professor of English; Director of Undergraduate Research; Fay Webb Gardner Chair of Student Success; BA, Oklahoma Baptist University; MA, University of Louisville; PhD, University of Oklahoma.

Tammy Campbell Hoyle, 1990, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; BS, Gardner-Webb University; MA, Wake Forest University.

Brittany Hudgins, 2016, Assistant Professor of Nursing; ADN, Isothermal Community College; BSN, Appalachian State University; MSN, EdD, Gardner-Webb University.

Timothy Hudson, 2013, Associate Professor of Music; BM, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; MM, New England Conservatory of Music.

Ashley Hull, 2017, Instructor of Nursing; BSN Program and Licensure Program Coordinator; ADN, BSN, MSN, Gardner-Webb University.

Ashley Isaac-Dockery, 2016, Assistant Professor of Nursing; BSN, MSN, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; DNP, Gardner-Webb University.

Jessica Ivey, 2016, Assistant Professor of Nursing; ASN Licensure and Program Coordinator; ADN, Gardner-Webb University; BSN, Winston-Salem State University; MSN, EdD, Gardner-Webb University.

Susan G. Jenkins, 2007, Hunt School of Nursing Clinical Site Specialist; BS, Appalachian State University.

Tracy C. Jessup, 1994, Assistant Professor of Religion; Vice President for Christian Life and Service; Senior Minister to the University; BA, Gardner-Webb University; MDiv, Samford University; PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Eric G. Johnson, 2020, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education; Music Education Coordinator; BM, Appalachian State University; MM, Florida State University; PhD, University of Mississippi.

James C. Johnson, 1990, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; BA, Furman University; MAT, University of South Carolina.

Steven G. Johnson, 2005, Associate Professor of Finance; BS, Northwestern Louisiana State University; PhD, Louisiana Tech University.

Daniel Jolley, 2015, Assistant Professor; Systems Librarian; BA, MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MLIS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Kevin T. Jones, 1986, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training; Director of Athletic Training; BA, Lenoir-Rhyne College; MA, Gardner-Webb University.

Thomas H. Jones, 1982, Professor of Biology; Associate Dean of the Honors Program; BS, Methodist College; MS, PhD, North Carolina State University.

David N. Judge, 2001, Professor of Biology; BS, Radford University; BS, Mt. Olive College; MS, PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Ashley Kernicky, 2013, Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor, and Principal Faculty, Physician Assistant Studies Program; BS, Gardner-Webb University; MPAS, Wingate University.

SungJae F. Kim, 2012, Associate Professor of Finance; BA, Seoul National University; MS, Cornell University, PhD, Louisiana State University.

Kaye Knauff, 2019, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator; BS, St. Andrews Presbyterian College; BSN, MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner, Post-Graduate Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Johns Hopkins University; DNP, Chatham University.

J. Douglas Knotts, 1999, Professor of Art; Chair, Department of Art; BFA, Western Carolina University; BS, Auburn University; MFA, East Carolina University.

Dale S. Lamb, 2015, Assistant Professor of Education; Program Coordinator, Master of Executive Leadership Studies; BS, MEd, North Carolina State University; EdS, Appalachian State University; EdD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Janet S. Land, 1994, Professor of English; Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning; BS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; MA, East Carolina University; PhD, University of South Carolina.

Stephen C. Laws, 2012, Associate Professor of Education; Program Coordinator of EdS in Educational Leadership; BS, Wake Forest University; MA, EdS, Winthrop University; EdD, Vanderbilt University.

Deidre C. Ledbetter, 1997, Instructor of Business Administration; Assistant Vice President for Technology Services; AAS, Isothermal Community College; BS, Appalachian State University; MBA, Gardner-Webb University.

Ben C. Leslie, 2006, Professor of Religious Studies; Provost and Executive Vice President; BA, Samford University; MDiv, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; ThM, Baptist Theological Seminary, Ruschlikon, Switzerland; DTheol, University of Zurich.

Tina Hendrick Lewis, 2018, Assistant Professor of Nursing; ADN, Foothills Nursing Consortium; BSN, MSN, FNP, Gardner-Webb University; DNP, Frontier Nursing University.

Wendy Logue, 2020, Experiential Lab Coordinator; ASN, Southern University; BSN, Andrews University; MSN, MBA, Benedictine University.

Joey L. Lord, 2019, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Education; BS, Ball State University; MAEd, EdD, University of Phoenix; MSEd, Nova Southeastern University.

Lisa C. Luedeman, 2007, Professor of Communication Studies; BA, Winthrop University; MA, PhD, University of South Carolina.

Holly Mabry, 2015, Assistant Professor; Digital Scholarship and User Services Librarian; BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MLIS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Susan H. Manahan, 1994, Assistant Professor of Biology; BS, Pennsylvania State University; MS, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Sandra Mankins, 2010, Associate Professor of Accounting; Director of Doctoral Business Programs; BS, Appalachian State University; MBA, MBA+, Gardner-Webb University; DBA, Anderson University-Indiana.

Bernhard R. Martin, 2013, Professor of German; Chair, Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Director of International Programs; BA, University of Mannheim, Germany; MA, University of Waterloo, Ontario; PhD, McGill University, Montreal.

James R. McConnell, 2009, Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation; Associate Dean of the M. Christopher School of Divinity; BSEE, North Carolina State University; MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; PhD, Baylor University.

Arielle C. McKee, 2019, Assistant Professor of English; BA, University of Texas; MA, PhD, Purdue University.

Melissa McNeilly, 2013, Assistant Professor of Nursing; BSN Licensure and Program Coordinator; ADN, BSN, MSN, Gardner-Webb University; EdD, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Michael Meissner, 2016, Instructor of Military Science; AAS, Community College of the Air Force; BA, University of South Carolina Upstate; MAT, Converse College.

Michele Mercer, 2017, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies; Director of Clinical Education; BS, Stetson University; MS, Florida Institute of Technology; MD, University of Miami School of Medicine.

Corwin M. “Mickey” Metcalf, 2004, Professor of Business Administration; BA, Oglethorpe University; MBA, University of South Carolina; MBA +, Gardner-Webb University; JD, Wake Forest University.

Marcia (Cindy) M. Miller, 1977-1987, 1994, Professor of Nursing; MSN, Program Coordinator; BSN, University of Michigan; MSN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; PhD, The University of Texas at Austin.

Erin E. Montgomery, 2020, Assistant Professor of Nursing; ADN, Carolinas College of Health Sciences; BSN, MSN, Winston-Salem State University; DNP, Gardner-Webb University.

Charles B. Moore, 1997, Professor of Spanish; BS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; MA, George Mason University; PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Robert N. Moore, 2006, Instructor of American Sign Language; BS, Gallaudet University; MDiv, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Teralea L. Moore, 2006, Instructor of Mathematics; BS, North Carolina State University; MA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

James P. Morgan, Jr., 2008, Professor of Psychology; BA, University of Kentucky; MS, PhD, Auburn University.

Bruce A. Moser, 2014, Associate Professor of Music; BM, BS, Stetson University; MM, New England Conservatory of Music; DMA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Miroslaw Mystkowski, 2002, Professor of Computer Science; MS, University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland; MS, PhD, University of Missouri at Columbia.

Erin C. Najarian, 2020, Instructor in the Hunt School of Nursing; BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Diploma in Nursing, Mercy School of Nursing; BSN, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; MSN, DNP, Vanderbilt University.

Ivelina Naydenova, 2009, Associate Professor of Psychology; BA, Limestone College; MA, PhD, University of Tennessee.

Anthony I. Negbenebor, 1989, Professor of Economics; Dover Chair, Godbold School of Business and School of Divinity; Dean Emeritus of Godbold School of Business and Assistant Vice President for Business Development; BS, MS, PhD, Mississippi State University.

Christopher Nelson, 2012, Associate Professor; BA, Samford University; MFA, Indiana University; MA, University of Alabama; PhD Louisiana State University.

Joseph O. Oyugi, 2012, Professor of Biology; BS, MS, Moi University, Kenya; PhD, University of Illinois.

Hebert Palomino, 2012, Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling; BA, Wayland Baptist University; MA, West Texas State University; MDiv, PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Susan Parker, 2018, Instructor of Nursing; ASN, BSN, MSN, Gardner-Webb University.

Teresa R. Phillips, 2001, Associate Professor of Spanish; BA, MA, PhD, University of Kentucky.

Olga Poliakova, 2000, Professor of Mathematics; MS, Moscow State University; PhD, University of Arkansas.

Felice Policastro, 2004, Professor of International Business; Director of Graduate Business Programs; BS, University De Oriente; MBA, Edgewood College; PhD, The University of Texas Pan American.

Mitchell M. Porter, 2019, Assistant Professor of Education; School of Education Assessment Coordinator; BA, University of Idaho; MA, California State University Long Beach; PhD, The University of Alabama.

Guy Jeffery Powell, 2018, Instructor of Communication & New Media; BA, Gardner-Webb University; MA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Jennifer Putnam, 2013, Associate Professor of Education; Associate Dean of Graduate Education Programs; Program Coordinator of the EdD in Curriculum and Instruction; BS, MA, Appalachian State University; EdD, Gardner-Webb University.

Paula F. Qualls, 1999, Professor of Religious Studies; BA, University of South Carolina; MDiv, PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Mark E. Reiber, 2018, Medical Director for the Physician Assistant Studies Program; BS, The Ohio State University; MD, University of Cincinnati.

Andrew D. Rich, 2015, Associate Professor of Theatre; Chair, Department of Theatre Arts; BA, University of Arkansas; MFA, Indiana University.

Warren C. Robertson, 2007, Professor of Biblical Studies; BA, College of Charleston; MDiv, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; ThM, Harvard University; MPhil, Drew University; PhD, Drew University.

Candice Rome, 2009, Associate Professor of Nursing; Chair of Nursing Digital Learning Programs; ADN, Foothills Nursing Consortium; BSN, Winston-Salem State University; MSN, DNP, Gardner-Webb University.

Meredith Rowe, 2016, Assistant Professor of Biology; BS, Campbell University; PhD, Wake Forest University.

Anita Sanders, 2010, Assistant Professor of Education; BS, North Carolina Central University; MA, Fayetteville State University; EdS, EdD, South Carolina State University.

Scott E. Shauf, 2009, Professor of Religious Studies; Chair, Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy; BA, University of Richmond; MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MTS, Duke University; PhD, Emory University.

Anna E. Sieges-Beal, 2015, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; BA, Gardner-Webb University; MA, MA, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; PhD, Baylor University.

Cheresa G. Simpson, 2019, Assistant Professor in the School of Education; Coordinator of MA in Curriculum and Instruction Program and Concentration Pathways; BS, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University; MEd, North Carolina Central University; PhD, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Frances B. Sizemore, 2005, Instructor of Business; Associate Director of Human Resources; BS, Western Carolina University; MBA, Gardner-Webb University.

Angelina Zon Smith, 2017, Assistant Professor, Godbold School of Business; BS, North Carolina State University; MBA+, Gardner-Webb University; JD, Florida Coastal School of Law.

Kristie W. Smith, 2020, Assistant Professor of Education; BA, Clark Atlanta University; MA, Kennesaw State University; EdS, PhD, Mercer University.

Stacie R. Smith, 2014, Instructor of Biology; Human Anatomy of Physiology Lab Coordinator; BS, Gardner-Webb University; MS, Frostburg State University.

Yvonne Smith, 2016, Assistant Professor of Nursing; AS, Caldwell Community College; AA, Western Piedmont Community College; BS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; MSN, DNP, Gardner-Webb University.

Shonna Snyder, 2010, Associate Professor of Health, Sport, and Physical Education; BS, Wilmington College; MEd, University of Cincinnati; PhD, Purdue University.

Patricia C. Sparti, 2002, Professor of Music; BM, University of Miami; MM, DMA, Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University.

Ami Steele, 2017, Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies; Dean and Program Director of the Physician Assistant Studies Program; BS, Lee University; MMSc, PA-C, Emory University School of Medicine; DMSc, University of Lynchburg.

Sophia Gomes Steibel, 1994, Professor of Christian Education; BA, Gardner-Webb University; MA, PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Edwin B. Stepp, 2003, Professor of Religion; Director of the Accelerated Pastoral Ministries Program; Director of Honors Experience; BA, Baylor University; MDivBL, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, Baylor University.

William S. Stone, 2018, Associate Professor in the School of Education; AB, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MHDL, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; EdD, North Carolina State University.

LaShea S. Stuart, 2007, Professor of English; BA, Troy State University; MA, PhD, Auburn University.

Donna Suttle, 2019, Instructor in the School of Education; AB, MEd, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; EdS, East Carolina.

Christine Sutton, 2015, Assistant Professor of Business; BBS, MBA, Augusta University; DBA, Kennesaw State University.

Kemeshia Randle Swanson, 2014, Assistant Professor of English; BA, Tougaloo College; MA, University of Mississippi; PhD, University of Alabama.

Dianne Sykes, 2007, Associate Professor of Sociology; Chair, Social Sciences Department; BA, George Fox College; MAT, Pacific University; PhD, Texas A&M University.

Sarah W. Tate, 2012, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Clinical Coordinator for Nursing; ADN, Gardner-Webb University; BA, Queens University; MSN, DNP, Gardner-Webb University.

Mischia A. Taylor, 2012, Instructor of Business; Dean, Godbold School of Business; AA, Cleveland Community College; BS, MBA, MBA+, Gardner-Webb University.

Brooke H. Thompson, 2011, Associate Professor of Psychology; BA, University of North Carolina at Asheville; MS, PhD, Florida State University.

Venita Laverne Totten, 2001, Professor of Chemistry; BA, Louisiana Tech University; PhD, Baylor University.

Jeffrey L. Tubbs, 1982, Professor of Physical Education; Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness; BA, Bryan College; MS, DA, Middle Tennessee State University.

Marvin Stafford Turner, 2015, Associate Professor of Music; AM, Truett-McConnell College; BCM, Shorter College; MM, University of North Texas; DMA, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.

Timothy W. Vanderburg, 2000, Professor of History; BA, Gardner-Webb University; MA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; PhD, Mississippi State University.

Deborah M. Ware, 2005, Professor of Health, Sport, and Physical Education; BS, East Stroudsburg State College; MAT, Livingston University; EdD, University of Central Florida.

Nicole Waters, 2011, Associate Professor of Nursing; Associate Provost for the College of Health Sciences; ADN, Gaston College; BSN, Gardner-Webb University; MSN, Western Carolina University; DNP, Gardner-Webb University.

Joseph M. Webb, 2007, Professor of Communication Studies; BA, Lincoln Christian College; MS, University of Illinois; MTS, Chandler School of Theology; DMin, The Claremont School of Theology; PhD, University of Illinois.

Sharon H. Webb, 2011, Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling; Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs - Boiling Springs and Charlotte; BS, MA/EdS, Gardner-Webb University; PhD, Walden University.

R. Lane Wesson, 2000, Professor of Education; Coordinator of Elementary Education, Degree Completion Program; BEE, Western Carolina University; MA, Gardner-Webb University; PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Danny M. West, 2002, Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Studies; Executive Director, Doctor of Ministry Program; Director, Ministry Leadership Development; BA, Carson-Newman College; MDiv, ThM, PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

W. Scott White, 2001, Instructor of Business; Director of Human Resources; BS, University of Tennessee; MBA, Gardner-Webb University.

J. Matt Whitfield, 1992, Professor of Music; BME, Murray State University; MM, DMA, University of Alabama.

Kimberly Williams-Thompson, 2017, Instructor of Mental Health Counseling; BA, Hollins University; MA, EdS, Gardner-Webb University; PhD, ABD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Kathy Williams, 2011, Associate Professor of Nursing; AAS, Western Piedmont Community College; BSN, Winston-Salem State University; MSN, DNP, Gardner-Webb University.

Jason A. Willis, 2007, Associate Professor of Mathematics; Chair, Mathematics Department; BS, MA, EdD, Appalachian State University.

Nancy Winker, 2013, Associate Professor; Director of Didactic Education of the Physician Assistant Studies Program; BS, Davidson College; MD, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University.

Lily  Xiao, 2007, Professor of Management Information Systems; BE, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China; PhD, George Washington University.

David K. Yelton, 1990, Professor of History; Associate Provost for Arts and Sciences; BA, Appalachian State University; MA, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Timothy J. Zehnder, 1997, Professor of Biology; BS, Eastern Michigan University; MS, PhD, Wake Forest University.

Aihua Zhang, 2019, Assistant Professor of History; BA, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi'an, China; MA, Bowling Green State University; PhD, State University of New York.

Jay Zimmer, 2011, Assistant Professor of Biology; BS, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; MS, Purdue University.