Professional Advisors

Advising by Major

** Optional teacher licensure track


Professional Advising

David Hart

Director of Advising

Assistant Professor

 

 

 

 

 

Professional:

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

David Hart
(434) 592-7015

Jim Blunk

Assistant Director of Advising

Professional:

  • B.A., Mercer University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 4 Years in Education, prior to joining CASAS in 2007
  • Teaches CLST 105 and INDS 400
  • At LU since 2006

Jim Blunk
(434) 592-4092

Jenessa Sabanos
Lead Advisor
Jenessa Sabanos

 Advising Areas:

  • Interdisciplinary Students (Seniors only)

Location:

  • DeMoss Hall 1100

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

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Scott Mehorter
Lead Advisor

Scott Mehorter

Advising Areas:

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

Location:

  • DeMoss Hall 1100

Professional:

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

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Ashley Foster
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Aeronautics/Aviation; Information Systems; Informatics; Information Technology

Location:

  • DeMoss Hall 1100

Professional:

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

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Jonathan Chung
Professional Advisor

Advising Area:

  • Athletic Training; Club Sport Student- Athletes

Location:

  • LaHaye Ice Rink

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

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Heath Kimmel
Lead Advisor

Advising Areas:

 Exercise Science

Location:

  • DeMoss Hall 1100

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

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Jake Mitchell
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Biblical Studies; Camp & Outdoor Adventure Leadership; Christian Leadership & Church Ministries; Global Studies; Pastoral Leadership and Biblical Exposition; Religious Studies

Location:

  • DeMoss Hall 1100

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.Div., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 2 years of experience in Children’s and Student Ministry
  • 3 years as Graduate Student Assistant and Online Instructor with the School of Divinity at LU

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Angela Cage
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Music (TL); Worship & Music

Location:

  • DeMoss Hall 1100

Professional:

  • B.A., University at Buffalo; M.A., Liberty University
  • Current violist in Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, past violinist with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and previous member of LU Praise Gospel Choir
  • At LU since 2012

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Scott Mehorter
Lead Advisor

   

Advising Areas:

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

 Location:

  • DeMoss Hall 1100

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Elisabeth Roselle
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Coaching; Elementary Education Integrated Studies; Special Education Integrated Studies; Secondary Teacher Licensure; Sport Managment

 Location:

  • DH 1314R (Inside the School of Education)

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.Ed., Liberty University
  • 3 years of experience in Academic Affairs for Athletics, including roles as a graduate student assistant, as well as an Assistant Academic Coordinator/Technology Coordinator
  • At LU since 2013

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Lauren Daly
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Biomedical Sciences; Biopsychology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Location:

  • DeMoss Hall 1100

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.S., Liberty University
  • Previous experience as Certified Nursing Assistant for Centra Health and former primary instructor in the Department of Biology/Chemistry, Admissions Consultant, and Academic Advisor in Liberty University Online
  • At LU since 2012

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Chris Ruiz
Professional Advisor

Advising Area:

  • American Sign Language and Interpreting; English (TL); Philosophy; Spanish (TL); TES/FL (TL); Youth Ministries

Location:

  • DH 4072

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • Fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language
  • At LU since 2016

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

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 4334 (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

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Sarah Spillar
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:  

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

Location:

  • DeMoss Hall 1100

Professional:

  • B.S. Liberty University
  • 5 years working for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C.

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

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 4382 (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

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Katie Cubbage
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Nursing [last names L-Z]

Location:

  • DH 2132CB (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

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Ty Thomassian
Professional Advisor

 

 

 

 

Advising Areas:

  • Coaching; NCAA Student-Athletes; Sport Management

Location:

  • 2nd floor Williams Stadium

Professional:

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

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Martha Magee
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Nursing [last names A-K]

Location:

  • DH 2132CA (School of Nursing)

Professional:

  • B.S.N., Mississippi University
  • R.N. with 5 years of hospital experience in Mississippi and Centra Health/Virginia Baptist Hospital
  • At LU since 2016

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Jillian Riordan
Professional Advisor

Jillian Paul

Advising Areas:

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

Location:

  • Green Hall 1500-L

Professional:

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

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Kristen Echols


 

Advising Areas:

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

Location:

  • DeMoss Hall 1100

Professional:

  • B.S. Accounting, Averett University; MBA – Liberty University
  • 3 years accounting experience; 7 years youth leadership experience
  • At LU since 2016

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

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, D.C., Lynchburg City, and Danville
  • At LU since 2015

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Ruby Easaw
Professional Advisor

Ruby Easaw

Advising Areas:

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

Location:

  • DH 4334 (Department of Psychology)

Professional:

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

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

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

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Annmarie D'Angelo
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Biology (TL); Chemistry; Environmental Biology; Environmental Science (TL); Forensic Science; Health Promotion; Kinesiology (TL); Public Health; Zoo & Wildlife Biology; Zoology

Location:

  • DeMoss Hall 1100

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

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop

Eli Craft
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • Business Administration (TL) [last names L-Z]

Location:

  • DeMoss Hall 1100

Professional:

  • B.S. Liberty University
  • 3 years of experience working as a mental health clinician (QMHP-A)

One-on-One Appointment
Group Workshop