Faculty & Staff

Orlando Lobaina, Ed.D.

Executive Director
Assistant Professor

Dr. Orlando Lobaina

Professional

  • B.S., Appalachian Bible College; M.A.R., Liberty University; Ed.S., Liberty University; Ed.D., Liberty University
  • 16 years of combined experience in Higher Education Administration, Director of Recruitment, Director of Academic Advising, Director of Study Abroad and Director of LU Español Programs
  • Teaches CLST 105, APOL 105, and BIBL 105
  • At LU since 2001

DeMoss Hall 1100
 olobaina@liberty.edu
 (434) 592-4203


Success Services

David Bellows

Assistant Director for Success Services
Assistant Professor

Dave Bellows

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 2 years total at Liberty as an Academic Advisor in Liberty University Online.  One and a half years Admissions Counselor in Resident Admissions before joining CASAS as an Academic Success Coordinator in 2006.
  • Teaches CLST 101 and CLST 105
  • At LU since 2003

DeMoss Hall 1100
 ddbellows@liberty.edu
 (434) 592-4356

Michell Brandon

Supervisor of Testing Services

Michell Brandon

Professional:

  • A.A., National Business College; Secretarial of Science Diploma, National Business College
  • Worked as the Administrative Assistant for the Bruckner Learning Center before moving to Testing Services in 2016
  • At LU since 2015

DeMoss Hall 1036
 mrbrandon@liberty.edu
 (434) 582-8725

Kerry DiGiacomo

Academic Success Coach

Michell Brandon

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; B.A. Liberty University; M.A. Liberty University
  • 4 years' tutoring, teaching, and administrative experience as Head Grader/Tutor and Graduate Student Assistant in the School of Music before moving to Academic Success Center in 2017.
  • At LU since 2011

DeMoss Hall 1100
kdigiacomo@liberty.edu
 (434) 582-2226


Success Studies

Denise Green

Assistant Director for Success Studies
Assistant Professor

Denise Green

Professional:

  • B.S., University of Tennessee; M.A., Liberty University
  • Teaches CLST 101, CLST 103, and MENT 101
  • At LU since 1999

DeMoss Hall 1100
 dgreen@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2830

Ralph W. Jernigan, Jr., D. Min.

Associate Professor

Dr. Jernigan

Professional:

  • A.A., Emmanuel College; B.A. Holmes College of the Bible; B.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington, M.A., Liberty University; M.R.E., Liberty University; D.Min., Liberty University
  • 21 years of experience in church-related ministry including youth ministry, children’s ministry, and music ministry prior to coming to Liberty University
  • Teaches CLST 100, CLST 101, CLST 103, CLST 105, FRSM 101, INFT 101, and MENT 101; Subject Matter Expert for CLST 101 (LUO)
  • At LU since 2004

DeMoss Hall 1100
 rjernigan@liberty.edu
 (434) 582-2434

Dan Berkenkemper

Instructor

Dan Berkenkemper

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., Liberty University; Ed. S. Candidate, Liberty University
  • Teaches CLST 101, CLST 105, MENT 101, and NSSR 101
  • At LU since 2011

DeMoss Hall 1100
 dmberkenkemper@liberty.edu
 (434) 582-7201

 

Lori Roach

Instructor

Lori Roach

Professional:

  • B.A. English, Nyack College; M.A. TESL, Bowling Green State University
  • 20+ years of experience teaching overseas, in intensive English programs, higher education, and community ESL programs
  • Teaches Grammar, Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, and electives
  • At LU since 2008

DeMoss Hall 1100
laroach@liberty.edu
 (434) 582-2494


Tutoring, Writing, and Language Services

Tess Stockslager, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Tutoring, Writing, and Language Services
Assistant Professor

 

Tess Stockslager

Professional:

  • B.A., Liberty University; M.A., Liberty University; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • At Liberty since 2003 and with the Center for Writing and Languages since 2008, serving previously as Graduate Writing Tutor and Introduction to Graduate Writing Instructor
  • Teaches ENGL 310, HONR 495, and ENGL 503

DeMoss Hall 1100
trstockslager@liberty.edu
 (434) 592-4913

Shelah Simpson, Ph.D.

Director of the Online Writing Center
Assistant Professor

Shelah Simpson

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., Liberty University; MA in English Literature, Longwood University; Ph.D. in Composition & TESOL, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • 20 years of combined experience in online teaching, residential teaching, ENGL 100 instructor training, English Dept. Assessment Coordinator, Online Writing Center Director, Online Chair of GRST 500/501
  • Has taught ENGL 100, 101, 102, 350, and 307
  • At Liberty University since 1997

DeMoss Hall 1100
ssimpson@liberty.edu
 (434) 582-2436

Alisha Castañeda

Director of the Foreign Language Lab, Online Foreign Language Lab, and the Spanish Writing Center

Alisha Castañeda

Professional:

  • B.A.S., Dallas Baptist University; M.A., Liberty University; Ed.S., Liberty University
  • More than nine years of experience in teaching at the university level and over seven years in Higher Education Administration as the Foreign Language Lab, Online Foreign Language Lab, and Spanish Writing Center director
  • Teaches ENGL 101, ENGL 102, SPAN 101, CSPA 101, and CSPA 102
  • At LU since 2008

DeMoss Hall 1100
acastaneda@liberty.edu
 (434) 592-3175

Lindsay Burgess

Director of Tutoring Services

 Lindsay Burgess

Professional:

  • B.M., Liberty University
  • 4 years in Operations and the Student Advocate Office before joining CASAS in 2016
  • At LU since 2012

DeMoss Hall 1100
 leburgess@liberty.edu
 (434) 582-2130

Caitlin Elliott

Coordinator of Undergraduate and Graduate Writing Services
Instructor - Intro to Graduate Writing

Caitlin Elliott

Professional:

  • B.A., Liberty University; M.A. Liberty University

  • Teaches GRST 500

  • At LU since 2012

DeMoss Hall 1100
ceelliott@liberty.edu
 (434) 592-5585

Nicole Kramer

Tutoring Support Coordinator

Nicole Kowalczyk

Professional:

  • B.S. Liberty University; M.P.H. Liberty University
  • 3 years in the Student Accounts Office before joining CASAS in 2016
  • At LU since 2012

DeMoss Hall 1100
nkramer@liberty.edu
 (434) 592-6457

 


Administrative Support

Rebeca León

Administrative Assistant

Rebeca Leon

Professional:

  • B.S. Liberty University
  • At LU since 2016

DeMoss Hall 1100
rleon2@liberty.edu
 (434) 592-6514

Madeline Negrón

Administrative Assistant

Madeline Negron

Professional:

  • B.S. Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
  • At LU since 2014

DeMoss Hall 1100
mnegron3@liberty.edu
 (434) 592-4727