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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Full-Time Resident Faculty Roster

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Ackerman, Margaret Elizabeth, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, School of Education
Professor of Education

B.S., Liberty University; M.Ed., Lynchburg College; Ed.D., University of Virginia. At LU since 2003.

Adu-Gyamfi, Yaw, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of English
B.A., University of Science and Technology, Ghana; M.A., Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan. At LU since 1999.

Akers, Shawn D., B.A., M.A., J.D.
Dean, Helms School of Government
Associate Professor of Government

B.A., Northeast Louisiana University; M.A., J.D., Regent University. At LU since 2008.

Alban, Jr., Donald H., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., Appalachian Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., Regent University. At LU since 2002.

Allison, David D., B.A., M.Div., M.A., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., Asbury College; M.Div., M.A., Methodist Theological School in Ohio; Ed.D., Nova University; additional graduate studies at Ohio State University. At LU since 1977.

Attin, Oswald, B.S., M.S.H.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Health Science & Kinesiology
B.S., Liberty University; M.S.H.S., Tourou University International; Ph.D., Walden University. At LU since 2013.

Ayres, Brenda, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of English
B.A., M.A., University of Souther Alabama; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi. At LU since 2003.

Babatunde, Sola G., LL.B., B.L., LL.M., LL.M., M.L.I.S.
Associate Librarian, Ehrhorn Law Library
Administrative Faculty

LL.B., University of Lagos; B.L., Nigerian Law School; LL.M., University of Lagos; LL.M., Southern Methodist University School of Law; M.L.I.S., University of North Texas School of Library and Informational Sciences. At LU since 2012.

Baggett, David, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
B.A., University of Michigan, Dearborn; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Wayne State University. At LU since 2006.

Baggett, Mary Elizabeth, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
B.S., Liberty University; M.A. Longwood University; Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. At LU since 2003. At LU since 2003.

Barber, Matt J., B.S., M.A., J.D.
Associate Dean for Career and Professional Development, School of Law
B.S., Colorado Christian University; M.A., J.D., Regent University. At LU since 2008.

Barclay, Timothy, B.S., M.A., PhD.
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., M.A., Liberty University; Ph.D., Walden University. At LU since 2008.

Barker, Edgar, B.A., M.St. (Equiv), M.S., Ed.S., Ph.D., LSC.
Professor of Counseling
B.A., North Central University; M.St. (Equiv), Oxford University; M.S., Ed.S., Ft. Hays State University; Ph.D., University of Iowa; additional graduate work at University of Lund, Regent University and Liberty Theological Seminary. At LU since 2003.

Beam, Andrea, B.S., M.A.T., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Director, Secondary Education, Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Old Dominion University; M.A.T., Norfolk State University; Ed.S., Ed.D., George Washington University. At LU since 2009.

Beavers, Lynnda S., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., Emory and Henry College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky. At LU since 1996.

Beavers, Sean, B.M., M.M., D.M.
Chair, Department of Applied Studies
Associate Professor of Music

B.M., University of Texas at Austin; M.M.; D.M., Florida State University. AT LU since 2007.

Beck, W. David, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Houghton College; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Boston University; additional graduate study at the University of Rhode Island. At LU since 1978.

Bell, Bruce K., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of General Studies
Professor of Business and Communication Studies

B.A., M.A., Penn State; Ph.D., Walden University. At LU since 1996.

Bell, Pamela Cole, B.A., J.D.
Director of the Center for Trial Advocacy, School of Law
Associate Professor of Law

B.A., Stetson University; J.D., Stetson University College of Law. At LU since 2011.

Benham, John, B.M., M.A., Ed.D.
Professor of Worship and Ethnomusicology
B.M., Northwestern College; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado. At LU since 2008.

Black, Ellen Lowrie, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Professor of Education
B.S., Eastern Mennonite University; M.Ed., East Texas State University; Ed.D. Temple University; additional graduate work at Harvard University Graduate School of Education. At LU from 1988-1999; 2005-present.

Blackwell, Kenneth, B.S., M.A.
Visiting Professor of Law
B.S., M.A., Xavier University. At LU since 2009.

Bligh, Alexander, B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Visiting Professor of Law
B.A., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; M.A., Tel Aviv University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. At LU since 2012.

Blosser, Phillip, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sport Management
B.S., Liberty University; M.S., Baylor University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. At LU since 2002.

Borland, James A., B.A., M.Div., Th.M., Th.D.
Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology
B.A., Los Angelos Baptist College; M.Div., Los Angelos Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M., Talbot Theological Seminary; Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary. At LU since 1977.

Bowers, Stephen, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Government
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee. At LU since 2006.

Brennan, Michael S., B.M., M.M., D.M.
Coordinator of Worship Practica and Internships
Associate Professor of Worship and Guitar

B.M., M.M., California State University at Fullerton; D.M., Northwestern University. AT LU since 2007.

Brewer, Joseph (Jody), B.S., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Sciences
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Sciences

B.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., Duke University. At LU since 2013.

Brindle, Wayne A., B.A., Th.M., Th.D.
Professor of Biblical Studies
B.A., Kansas Wesleyan University; Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary. At LU since 1981.

Britt, Deanna C., R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Nursing
Professor of Nursing

R.N., Louise Obici School of Nursing; B.S.N., Liberty University; M.S.N., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University. At LU since 1987.

Brooks, Jeanne, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Counseling
B.A., M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ph.D., North Central University. At LU since 2008.

Brunson, Kendrick, B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A.
Associate Professor of Business
B.A., Carson-Newman College; M.B.A., Wake Forest University; D.B.A., Northcentral University. At LU since 2006.

Buzzy, George, B.B.A., J.D.
Professor of Government
B.B.A., James Madison University; J.D., George Mason University School of Law. At LU since 2003.

Calland, David R., B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Chair, School of Business
Associate Professor of Business

B.S., M.B.A., Liberty University; Ph.D., Capella University. At LU since 2006.

Caruso, Suzanne, B.S., M.B.A., J.D.
Associate Dean for External Affairs, School of Law
Assistant Field Instructor

B.S., M.B.A., Liberty University; J.D., Liberty University School of Law. At LU since 2009.

Chrisman, Rodney D., B.B.A., J.D.
Professor of Law
B.B.A., Eastern Kentucky University; J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law. At LU since 2005.

Chung, Hyun David, B.A., M.Div., S.T.M., D.Min.
Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Ministries
B.A., Yon Sei University; M.Div., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary; S.T.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; D. Min., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Additional doctoral coursework at Dallas Theological Seminary. At LU since 1994.

Chupp, Jesse, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Instructor, Helms School of Government
B.S., Indiana Wesleyan; M.A., Ball State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M. At LU since 2010. At LU since 2010.

Cleaver, Kenneth G., B.A., Th.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Church History and Theology
B.A., Bryan College; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. At LU since 2005.

Clinton, Timothy, B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., NCC, LPC, LMFT
Executive Director, Center for Counseling and Family Studies
Professor of Counseling and Pastoral Care

B.S., Liberty Baptist College; M.A., Liberty University; Ed.S, Ed.D., College of William and Mary; additional graduate studies at Lynchburg College, University of Virginia, and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU 1986-98, 2001-present.

Cloonan, Kevin, B.S., M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Instructor, Helms School of Government
B.S., Harvey Mudd College; B.S., Louisiana Tech University; M.A., Claremont Graduate; M.S., Missouri State University; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University. At LU since 2010.

Cobb, Michael A., A.A.S, B.A., M.L.S., M.A.
Electronic Resource Librarian, The Jerry Falwell Library
A.A.S., Belleville Area College; B.A., Liberty University; M.L.S., University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana; M.A., Parkland College. At LU since 1995.

Corsini, Kevin, B.B.A., Th.M., Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School
Administrative Dean for Graduate Programs
Assistant Professor of Counseling

B.B.A., University of Georgia; Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D, Liberty University. At LU since 2006.

Cox, Joel, A.S., B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
A.S., B.S., Old Dominion University; M.S., Troy University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University. At LU since 2011.

Cox, Katheryn, B.A., M.S.L.S.
Research Assistance Librarian, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.A., University of Richmond; M.S.L.S., Catholic University of America. At LU since 2005.

Crane, Erin R., A.A., B.A., M.S.L.S.
Assistant Librarian, The Jerry Falwell Library
A.A., Northern Virginia Community College; B.A., University of Mary Washington; M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina. At LU since 2011.

Curtis, Carl C., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Texas A & M University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Dallas. At LU from 1985-1987; 2001 to present.

Daniel, Denise, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., LPC, RN
Associate Professor of Counseling
B.S., Dallas Baptist University; M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Regent University. At LU since 2006.

Davidson, Charlie, B.S., M.Div., D.Min.
Director, Doctor of Ministry Program
Director, Master of Divinity – Military Chaplaincy
Associate Professor of Chaplaincy Studies

B.S., Liberty University; M.Div., D.Min., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2006.

Davis, Michael A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
B.A., University of Central Arkansas; M.A. University of Central Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Arkansas. At LU since 2005.

Day, Kimberly J., B.S., M.L.S.
Resource Sharing Librarian, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.S., Liberty University; M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University. At LU since 1987.

Deacon, Mary M., B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.S., Central Michigan University; M.A., Liberty University; Ph.D., University of Virginia. At LU since 2012.

Dempsey, Rodney, B.S., M.R.E., D.Min.
Director, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Associate Director, Center for Ministry Training
Professor of Educational Ministries

B.S., Liberty University; M.R.E., D.Min., Liberty Baptist Theological  Seminary. At LU since 2003.

DeWitt, Kristina L., B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Mary Washington College; M.Ed., University of Mary Washington; Ph.D., George Mason University. At Lu since 2009.

Diemer, Jr., Carl J., B.S., M.Div., Th.D.
Professor of Church History and New Testament
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.Div., Th.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; additional graduate work at the University of Virginia. At LU since 1973.

Dormer, Kenneth J. , M.S., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology
College of Osteopathic Medicine Professor of Physiology

B.S., Cornell University; M.S., Ph.D., University California, Los Angeles, CA, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Medical Branch. At LU since 2013.

Duby, David, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., PMP
Associate Professor of Business
B.S., M.S., Pensacola Christian College; Ph.D., Regent University. At LU since 2005.

Dull, Jeffrey M, B.S,. M.S.L.S
Liberty University Online Librarian, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.S., Liberty University; M.S.L.S., Clarion University. At LU since 1997.

Dunn, Randall S., B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Director, Educational Technology
Assistant Professor of Education

B.A., M.Ed., James Madison University; Ed.D., University of Bath, United Kingdom. At LU since 2005.

Durden, John A., B.S., M.Div., Ph.D.
Chair, Curriculum and Assessment
Associate Professor of Theology

B.S., University of South Florida; M.Div., Ph.D., Mid-America Seminary. At LU since 2010.

Enos, Ralph, B.A., Th.M., Th.D.
Assistant Professor of Theological
B.A., University of California; Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary. At LU since 2009.

Fanning, Don, B.A., M.A., M.Div., D. Min.
Professor of Global Studies
B.A., Bob Jones University; M.A., Pensacola Christian College; M.Div., Capital Bible Seminary; D. Min., Dallas Theological Seminary. At LU since 2001.

Ferdon, Gai, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Government
B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.A., Regent University; Ph.D., University of Leicester. At LU since 2007.

Fesmire, Thomas W., B.A., M.A., M.L.I.S.
Head, Information Management, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Wheaton Graduate School; M.L.I.S., University of North Carolina. At LU since 1998.

Fischer, Kahlib J., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Government
B.A., Oral Roberts University; M.A., Ph.D., Regent University. At LU since 2006.

Florence, Annette M., B.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Director of Health Promotions
Associate Professor of Health Professions

B.S., Michigan State University; M.P.H., Dr.P.H., Loma Linda University, School of Public Health. At LU since 2012.

Florence, James E., B.S., M.A., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., M.A.T.S.
Professor of Health Sciences
 B.S., California Baptist College; M.A., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., Loma Linda University, School of Public Health; M.A.T.S., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2012.

Foreman, Mark W., B.M.Ed., M.A.B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy and Religion
B.M.Ed., Westminster Choir College; M.A.B.S., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia. At LU since 1990.

Forrest, Benjamin K., B.S., M.A.R., M.R.E., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Chair, Department of Practical Studies
Director, Master of Arts in Religion Program
Instructor of Religion

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A.R., M.R.E., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed.S., Ed.D., Liberty University. At LU since 2013.

Foust, Anne, B.S., M.L.S.
Cataloging Librarian, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.S., Baptist Bible College; M.L.S., State University of New York. At LU since 2007.

Fowler, Donald L., B.A., M.Div., Th.M., Th.D.
Professor of Biblical Studies
B.A., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; M.Div., Th.M., Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary. At LU since 1998.

Freerksen, James A., B.A., M.Div., Th.M., Th.D.
Professor of Biblical Studies
B.A., Pillsbury Baptist College; M.Div., Th.M., Central Theological Seminary; Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary. At LU since 1978.

Freyre, Fabio, B.S., M.A., Ed.D., D.Min.
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., M.A., Liberty University; Ed.D., Argosy University; D.Min., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2003.

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