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Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff

Professional Advisors 

Professional Advisors


Brian C. Yates, Ed.D.
Dean
Professor of Education

Brian Yates

Professional

  • B.S., Grove City College; M.Ed., Westminster College; Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • 12 years combined experience as middle school teacher, high school guidance counselor, school district administrator, and university professor before coming to Liberty University in 2007
  • Teaches CLST 105, EDUC 531
  • At LU since 2007

 Brian C. Yates 
 (434) 592-4110


Kathy Stolvoort
Administrative Assistant to the Dean/Office Manager

Kathy Stolvoort

Professional:

  • Has served as an Administrative Assistant in both the Bruckner Learning Center and CASAS
  • At LU since 1993

 Kathy Stolvoort
 (434) 592-3371

 


David Bellows 
Assistant Director of Academic Success & Testing Services
Assistant Professor

David 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

 Dave Bellows
 (434) 592-4110


Jim Blunk
Assistant Director of Advising

Professional:

  • B.A., Mercer University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 6 years of prior experience in education; 9 years as an academic advisor at Liberty
  • At LU since 2006

 Jim Blunk
 (434) 592-4092


Lydia Craft 
Administrative Assistant, Office of Disability Academic Support

Professional:

  • B.A., James Madison University
  • Assists with Disability Academic Support, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, and Liberty University Interpreting Services (LUIS)
  • At LU since 2016

 Lydia Craft
 (434) 592-3768


Megan Cordes, Ed.D. 
Director, Individualized Programs of Study
Assistant Professor

Professional:

  • B.S., M.Ed., Campbell University; Ed.D., Liberty University
  • 3 years teaching in North Carolina public schools; 1 semester as adjunct instructor at Coastal Carolina Community College, North Carolina; 2 years as adjunct instructor for Windward School for Adults, Hawaii; 3 years as adjunct instructor at Hawaii Pacific University, Hawaii
  • Teaches CLST 101 and INFT 110
  • At LU since 2014

 Megan Cordes
 (434) 592-3370

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Jennifer Siver
Department Secretary

Professional:

  • At LU since 2012

 Jennifer Siver
 (434) 592-4750


David Hart
Director of Advising
Assistant Professor of the Bruckner Learning Center

 David Hart

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 11 years in Resident Admissions (including Director of Visitor Center and Director of Admissions), before joining CASAS in 2006
  • Teaches CLST 104, and CLST 105
  • At LU since 1995

 David Hart
 (434) 592-7015



Orlando Lobaina, Ed.D.

Director, Academic Success and Testing Services
Assistant Professor

Professional:

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

 Orlando Lobaina
 (434) 592-4203


Lance McClure
Director, Technical Studies
Assistant Professor of Technical Studies

Lance McClure

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 26 years experience in ministry and the technical trades
  • Teaches CRFT 101, CLST 101
  • At LU since 2011

 Lance McClure
 (434) 592-4015


Denny McHaney
Director, Office of Disability Academic Support
Associate Professor of Education

Denny McHaney

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.Ed., Lynchburg College; Additional work at University of Virginia
  • 28 years experience at Liberty University working for the Bruckner Learning Center and leading the Office of Disability Academic Support (ODAS)
  • At LU since 1985

 Denny McHaney
 (434) 582-2159


Clint Melton
Coordinator of Special Projects and New Student Seminar

Clint Melton

Professional:

  • B.S., M.B.A., Liberty University
  • 12 years in the Air Force; 5 years experience as Assistant Director of Liberty's Career Center before joining CASAS in 2014
  • At LU since 2009

 Clint Melton
 (434) 592-4355


Dwayne Melton
Associate Dean 
Assistant Professor of Education

Dwayne Melton

Professional:

  • B.S., M.B.A., Liberty University; doctoral studies at Northcentral University
  • 4 years in Liberty University Online, and at Catalyst (GiANT Impact) a Christian organization focused on leadership for the next generation
  • Teaches CLST 101, BUSI 300
  • At LU 2001-2005; At LU since 2009

 Dwayne Melton
 (434) 592-4110


Jackie Owen
Coordinator of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services
Interpreter

Jackie Owen

Professional:

  • A.A., Liberty University
  • 26 years of professional sign language interpreting: Education, Medical, and Freelance work; 7 years experience as a staff interpreter at Liberty University
  • At LU since 2007

 Jackie Owen 
 (434) 592-5602


Dixie Sanner
Department Secretary, Center for Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE)

Dixie Sanner

Professional:

  • Former business owner of "S.O.S." (Sanner Organization Solutions)
  • Former columnist for the Washington Business Journal and the Loudoun Times-Mirror.
  • Assists with Center for Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE)
  • At LU since 2010

 Dixie Sanner
 (434) 592-4718


Nina Shenkle
Associate Dean

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.Ed., Liberty University
  • 8 years in Enrollment Management leadership (Resident Admission, LUO Admissions, and LUO Academic Advising)
  • At LU since 2007

 Nina Shenkle
 (434) 592-3975

 

George Sherman
Director, Center for Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE)

George Sherman

Professional:

  • B.A., Franklin University; M.S., Oklahoma University
  • 26 years in the Air Force with approx. 15 years flight instructor/evaluator experience.  6 years in Virginia Community College System workforce with 3 years as Workforce and Continuing Education Interim VP
  • at LU since 2014

 George Sherman
 (434) 592-5961


Paula Smith
Budget Coordinator

Professional:

  • B.A. studies at Penn State; B.S., Liberty University anticipated 2016
  • 5 years as AP/AR, 4 years as Admissions Associate, Former Administrative Assistant for Bruckner Learning Center
  • At LU since 2014

 Paula Smith
 (434) 592-7816

 

 

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Professional Advisors

Donna Holland
Lead Advisor
Donna Holland



Advising Areas:

  • Club Sports Athletes

Location:

  • LaHaye Ice Rink

Professional:

  • B.S., Washington Baptist Teachers College
  • 15 years teaching experience
  • At LU since 2003

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Jeannie Saunders
Lead Advisor

 
Advising Areas:

Location:

  • Science Hall 323

Professional:

  • B.A., Pensacola Christian College
  • 23 years of experience teaching music, and 15 years as a Worship Leader
  • At LU since 2008

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Scott Mehorter
Lead Advisor

Scott Mehorter



Advising Areas:

  • Criminal Justice (A.A., B.S.) [last names M-Z]

Location:

  • DH 3036G

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • At LU since 2012

Schedule a one-on-one appointment

Schedule a group workshop appointment

Cindy Krummrey
Professional Advisor
Cindy Krummrey


Advising Areas:

  • Aeronautics/Aviation

Location:

  • School of Aeronautics (Off Airport Rd.)- 2nd floor 229

Professional:

  • B.S. Liberty University; M.A. Liberty University
  • 8 years Adoption/Resident case worker at Liberty Godparent Foundation; 2 years Client Care Coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care; Family background in Aviation
  • At LU since 2014

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Jonathan Chung
Professional Advisor


Advising Area:

  • Athletic Training; Exercise Science

Location:

  • Science Hall T18

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A.T., Liberty University
  • 2 years teaching for the VAIS at a local exceptionalities school; 2 years coaching for Club Sports before joining CASAS in 2015
  • At LU since 2011

Schedule a one-on-one appointment

Schedule a group workshop appointment

Heath Kimmel
Professional Advisor



Advising Areas:

  • Accounting; Business Administration [last names A-K] (TL)

Location:

  • DH 1007 (Inside LU Career Center)

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.B.A, Liberty University
  • 7 years' experience working in MLB (Pittsburgh Pirates & Atlanta Braves); 6 years' experience working at Liberty in Admissions, Campus Recreation, and Athletics before joining CASAS
  • At LU from 2006-2010 & 2012-2014; At LU since 2015

Schedule an appointment

Ruby Easaw
Professional Advisor
Ruby Easaw


Advising Areas:

  • Biblical Studies; Christian Leadership & Church Ministries [last names S-Z]; Global Studies; Pastoral Leadership and Biblical Exposition; Religious Studies; Youth Ministries [last names S-Z]

Location:

  • RH 110-B (Religion Hall)

Professional:

  • B.S., Wilson College; M.A., Liberty University
  • At LU since 1996

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Debbie Musselman
Professional Advisor

Debbie Musselman 
    



Advising Areas:

  • Cinematic Arts [last names A-L]; Studio & Digital Arts (TL); Theatre Arts (TL)

 Location:

  • DH 3416 (School of Engineering & Computational Sciences)

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Liberty University
  • 3 years in U.S. Army; 25 years in music evangelism; 8 years as case worker/Director of Liberty Godparent Home
  • At LU since 2011

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Britt Pallaria
Professional Advisor
Britt Bonelli


Advising Areas:

  • Elementary Education Integrated Studies; Special Education Integrated Studies

 Location:

  • DH 1165Z (School of Education)

Professional:

  • B.A., Liberty University
  • 1 year substitute teaching for Lynchburg City Public Schools
  • At LU since 2014

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Annmarie D'Angelo
Professional Advisor


Advising Areas:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biopsychology

Location:

  • Science Hall 338

Professional:

  • B.S., Southern Connecticut State University; graduate studies at Sacred Heart University
  • 30 years combined experience in Business & Office Administration, Public & Christian School Educator & Director of Homeschool Co-op, 13 years of experience in Church Leadership/Ministry
  • At LU since 2015

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Ashley Foster
Professional Advisor


Advising Area:

  • American Sign Language and Interpreting; Christian Leadership & Church Ministries [last names A-R]; English (TL); Philosophy; Spanish (TL); TES/FL (TL); Youth Ministries [last names A-R]

Location:

  • M13, Room 128A

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • 3 years of experience working for an international children's choir
  • At LU since 2015

Schedule an appointment

Jay Wrenn
Professional Advisor

 

 


Advising Areas:

  • Human Services [last names A-K]; Psychology [last names A-K]; Social Work [last names A-K]

Location:

  • DH 4008 (Department of Psychology)

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • 4 years ministry experience as a Youth Pastor; 3 years prior experience in Academic Advising for Liberty University Online; 8 years experience as a Mental Health Counselor (QMHP-C, Clinician IV) before joining CASAS in 2015
  • At LU from 2003-2006; At LU since 2015

Schedule a one-on-one appointment

Schedule a group workshop appointment

Catriana Donovan
Professional Advisor

 

 

 

 

Advising Areas:  

  • Criminal Justice (A.A., B.S.) [last names A-L]; Government (A.A., B.A., B.S.); International Relations

Location:

  • DH 3292

Professional:

  • B.A., Liberty University
  • Professor's assistant and project committee member for School of Government; Completed internship in Moldova and assisted with the development and teaching of a government course at the Romanian-American University in Bucharest, Romania
  • At LU since 2015

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Robbie Frejd
Professional Advisor


Advising Areas:

  • Music (TL); Worship & Music Studies

Location:

  • Green Hall 1837

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • At LU since 2011

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Shalie Williams
Professional Advisor
Shalie Williams



Advising Areas:

  • Family and Child Development; Family and Consumer Sciences (TL); Fashion Merchandising and Interiors; History (B.A., B.S.); Math (TL); Social Sciences (TL)

Location:

  • DH 4004E (Department of History/Philosophy)

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Liberty University
  • 3 years at Liberty University in the College of Arts and Sciences before joining CASAS
  • At LU since 2010

Schedule an appointment

Katie Cubbage
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Nursing [last names L-Z]

Location:

  • DH 2103 (School of Nursing)

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Liberty University
  • 2 years with LUO Admissions before joining CASAS in 2015
  • At LU since 2013

 Schedule an appointment

Steph Saunders
Professional Advisor

Steph Saunders

 

 

 

 


Advising Areas:

  • Coaching; NCAA Student Athletes; Sports Management

Location:

  • 2nd floor Williams Stadium

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • 6 years experience working in youth and adult sport; Interned with LU Club Sports and professional football team;1 year as NCAA Student Athletic Tutor with LU's Academic Affairs for Athletes; 1 year at Liberty Ticketing before joining CASAS in 2014
  • At LU 2011; At LU since 2013

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Jenessa Sabanos
Professional Advisor

Jenessa Sabanos

Advising Areas:

  • Nursing [last names A-K]

Location:

  • DH 2103 (School of Nursing)

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • Interned as a health educator; worked for 1 1/2 years as a customer care specialist
  • At LU since 2014

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Jillian Riordan
Professional Advisor

Jillian Paul

Advising Areas:

  • Cinematic Arts [last names M-Z]; Digital Media; Journalism; Speech Communication; Strategic Communication

Location:

  • DH 3416 (School of Engineering & Computational Sciences)

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • Graduated with a Advertising/Public Relations degree; 1 1/2 years with LUO Academic Advising
  • At LU 2011-2012; At LU since 2014

Schedule a one-on-one appointment

Schedule a group workshop appointment

Mike Amendola
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Business Administration (TL) [last names L-Z]; Information Systems; Informatics; Information Technology

Location:

  • DH 1007 (Inside LU Career Center)

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • 6 years working for an investment firm; 12 years experience working in retail management
  • At LU since 2015

Schedule an appointment

Stephen Hester
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Engineering- Computer [last names A-K]; Engineering- Electrical; Engineering- Mechanical

Location:

  • DH 3418 (School of Engineering)

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A.T., Liberty University
  • 5 years working in student ministries in local churches; taught in elementary schools in Washington DC, Lynchburg City, and Danville
  • At LU since 2015

Schedule an appointment

Shaquille Cook
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Human Services [last names L-Z]; Psychology [last names L-Z]; Social Work [last names L-Z]

Location:

  • DH 4008 (Department of Psychology)

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • At LU since 2015

Schedule an appointment

Sarah Lewis
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Applied Internet Technology; Computer Science (TL); Engineering- Computer [last names L-Z]; Engineering- Industrial & Systems; Web Technology & Design

Location:

  • DH 3419

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • Graduated with a Business Management Information Systems degree in Database and Data-Networking
  • At LU since 2015

Schedule an appointment

Lauren Rocco
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • NCAA Student Athletes

Location:

  • 2nd floor Williams Stadium

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Liberty University
  • 2 years working as a Supervisor for Intramural Sports before joining CASAS in 2015
  • At LU since 2013

Schedule an appointment

Ty Thomassian
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Biology (TL); Biochemistry; Cell and Molecular Biology; Chemistry; Environmental Biology; Environmental Science (TL); Forensic Science; Health Promotion; Kinesiology (TL); Zoo & Wildlife Biology; Zoology

Location:

  • SH 104

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • At LU since 2015

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