Faculty & Staff

 

Dr. Orlando Lobaina

Orlando Lobaina, Ed.D.

Executive Director
Assistant Professor

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

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

Success Services

Dave Bellows

David Bellows

Assistant Director for Success Services
Assistant Professor

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

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Two 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

 

Michell Brandon

Michell Brandon

Supervisor of Testing Services

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

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

 

Kerry DiGiacomo

Kerry DiGiacomo

Academic Success Coach

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

Professional:

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

Success Studies

Denise Green

Denise Green

Assistant Director for Success Studies
Assistant Professor

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

Professional:

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

 

Dr. Jernigan

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

Associate Professor

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

Professional:

  • A.A., Emmanuel College; B.A. in Bible, Holmes College of the Bible; B.A. in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington; M.A. Counseling, 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 101, CLST 103, CLST 105 and MENT 101; Subject Matter Expert for CLST 105 (LUO)
  • At LU since 2004

 

Dan Berkenkemper

Dan Berkenkemper

Instructor

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

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., Theology and Apologetics, Liberty University; Ed. S. Curriculum and Instruction, Liberty University, Anticipated 2018
  • Teaches ASCS 103, CLST 101, CLST 105, INDS 200, INDS 400, and MENT 101
  • At LU since 2011

 

Lori Roach

Lori Roach

Instructor

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

Professional:

  • B.A. English, Nyack College; M.A. TESL, Bowling Green State University
  • Teaches CLST 101, CLST 103, CLST 105
  • Taught ESL classes nine years with the English Language Institute
  • At LU since 2008

 

Roger Mackey

Roger Mackey, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

DeMoss Hall 1100
rwmackey@liberty.edu
(434) 582-7206

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.Ed., University of Virginia; Ed. D., University of Virginia; Post-doctoral work at Oxford University/University of Virginia
  • Teaches: CLST 101, ESLP 101, ESLP 102, ESLP 201, ESLP 202 and MENT 101

 


Tutoring, Writing, and Language Services

Tess Stockslager

Tess Stockslager, Ph.D.

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

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

 

Professional:

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

 

Shelah Simpson

Shelah Simpson, Ph.D.

Director of the Online Writing Center
Assistant Professor

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

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

 

Alisha Castañeda

Alisha Castañeda

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

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

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

 

Lindsay Burgess

Lindsay Burgess

Director of Tutoring Services

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

Professional:

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

 

Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin Elliott

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

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

Professional:

  • B.A., Liberty University; M.A. Liberty University
  • Teaches GRST 500
  • At LU since 2012

 

Nicole Kowalczyk

Nicole Kramer

Tutoring Support Coordinator

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

Professional:

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

 


Administrative Support

Rebeca Leon

Rebeca León

Administrative Assistant

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

Professional:

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

 

 

Madeline Negron

Madeline Negrón

Administrative Assistant

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

Professional:

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

 

 

Matthew Tucker

Matthew Tucker

Administrative Assistant

DeMoss Hall 1100
mttucker1@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6387

Professional:

  • B.S. Liberty University anticipated May 2018
  • One and a half years in the Career Center as a student worker before joining the Academic Success Center
  • At LU since 2015