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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Full-Time Resident Faculty Roster

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Nemitz, David, B.R.E, M.A., M.A., D.Min.
Director, Center for Curriculum Development
Associate Professor of Religion and Instructional Design

B.R.E., Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania; M.A., M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary; D.Min; Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. At LU since 2006.

Nutter, James H., B.A., M.A., M.Ed., D.A.
Director of Honors Program
Professor of English

B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.A., Marshall University; M.Ed., University of Virginia; D.A., University of Mississippi. At LU since 1985.

Oakley, Shelley, B.S., M.L.I.S.
Curriculum Librarian, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.S., Liberty University; M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin. At LU since 2013.

OHare, Carmela, B.A., M.A., Psy.D.
Associate Professor of Counseling
B.A., M.A., University of South Carolina; Psy.D., Regent University. At LU since 2006.

Ojo, David, M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Helms School of Government
M.S., Indiana State University; M.B.A., National University; Ph.D., Union University. At LU since 2010.

Pantana, John J., B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Professor of Education
B.S., Bob Jones University; M.Ed., Georgia State University; Ed.D., University of Virginia. At LU since 1975.

Parke, Stephen M., B.S., J.D., LL.M.
Associate Dean, Helms School of Government
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

B.S., University of South Dakota; J.D., University of South Dakota School of Law; LL.M., the Judge Advocate General’s School. At LU since 2006.

Parker, Karen, B.A., M.S., Ed.D.
Dean, School of Education
Professor of Education

B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.S., Florida International University; Ed.D., University of Miami. At LU since 1986.

Parker, Leonard W., B.A., M.S., Ed.D.
Professor of Education
B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.S., Pensacola Christian College; Ed.D., Nova University. Additional work at Florida International University and Luther Rice Seminary. At LU since 1986.

Patterson, Eugene, B.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
College of Osteopathic Medicine

B.S., Ferris State College; Ph.D., University of Michigan. At LU since 2013.

Patterson, Rory, B.A., M.A., M.L.I.S.
Research Assistance Librarian, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.A., Cedarville University; M.A., Miami University; M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma. At Lu since 2008.

Pearson, Constance, B.A., M.S.E., Ed.D.
Chair, School of Education
Professor of Education

B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.S.E., Illinois State University; Ed.D., University of Tennessee. At LU from 2004-2006; 2008-present.

Pelletier, Matthew Kent, B.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Genetics
College of Osteopathic Medicine

B.S., Liberty University; PhD., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. At LU since 2013.

Percer, Leo, B.A., M.Div., M.A., Ph.D.
Director, Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics Program
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

B.A., Union University; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., Baylor University. At LU since 2004.

Peters, Clay, B.A., B.S., M.A., Ed.D., L.P.C.
Director, Master of Arts in Human Services
Associate Professor of Counseling

B.A., Thomas Edison State College; B.S., Regent’s College; M.A., Liberty University; Ed.D., University of Sarasota. At LU since 2003.

Pettus, David D., B.S., M.Div., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
B.S., Southwest Baptist University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Baylor University. At LU since 2005.

Pickard, J. Vance, B.S., M.A.T., Ed.D., A.T.C.
Director, Athletic Training Program
Associate Professor of Health Sciences 

B.S., University of Texas at El Paso; M.A.T., Western New Mexico; Ed.D., Sam Houston State University. At LU since 2003.

Poole, Melesa, B.S., MACCT, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business Management Information Systems
B.S. Concord University; MACCT., Virginia Tech; Ph.D., Virginia Tech. At LU since 2013.

Preacher, Stephen P., B.A., M.B.A., M.S., D.B.A.
Professor of Business
B.A., Bob Jones University; M.B.A., M.S., National University; D.B.A., United States International University; additional graduate work at Westminster Theological Seminary. At LU from 1980 to 1986 and 2002 to present.

Prentice, Mary, B.S., M.S.L.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Helms School of Government
B.S., Furman University; M.S.L.S., Clarion University; Ph.D., University of Florida. At LU since 2011.

Price, J. Randall, B.A., Th.M., Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Judaic Studies
Professor of Jewish Studies

B.A., Texas State University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Texas. At LU since 2007.

Pride, Marseille, B.A., M.A., M.L.S.
Dean, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.A., Spelman College; M.A., Antioch University; M.L.S., University of Maryland. At LU 2006-2009; 2012-present.

Pride, Melvin, B.S., M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Counseling and Family Studies
B.S., Towson University; M.A., Capital Bible Seminary; M.S., Ph.D., Loyola University Maryland. At LU since 2013.

Prior, Karen S., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of English
B.A., Daemen College; M.A., Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo. At LU since 1999.

Provenzola, Thomas A., B.R.E., Th.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy and Theology
B.R.E., William Tyndale College; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Trinity International University. At LU since 2004.

Pruitt, Randall, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Communication Studies
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse; M.A., Regent University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. At LU since 2007.

Reisman, Judith, M.A., Ph.D.
Visiting Professor of Law
M.A., Ph.D., Case Western Resreve University. At LU since 2011.

Reynolds, Anne, B.S., M.L.S.
Resource Management Librarian (Cataloging), The Jerry Falwell Library
B.S., Baptist Bible College; M.L.S., SUNY Albany Rockefeller School of Library Science. AT LU since 2007.

Rice, Angela, B.A., M.L.S.
Instructor and Learning Commons Coordinator, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.A., Longwood College; M.L.S., Syracuse University. At LU since 2013.

Rice, Stephen M., B.A., J.D.
Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., Michigan State University; J.D. Thomas M. Cooley Law School. At LU since 2007.

Roberts, Carey, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Chair, Department of History
Professor of History

B.A., Univesity of Southern Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina. At LU since 2013.

Robinette, Kimberly E., DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Jefferson College of Health Sciences; M.S.N. Jefferson College of Health Sciences; D.N.P. Case Western Reserve University. At LU since 2013.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, Amanda, B.S., M.A., Ed.D.
Chair, Doctoral Research
Assistant Professor of Education

B.S., Huntington College; M.A., Ed.D., Regent University. At LU since 2009.

Roden, Chet, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biblical Studies
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studiess

B.A., The Baptist College of Florida; M.Div., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2009.

Rost, Grant, B.A., J.D.
Associate Lawyering Skills Legal Instructor
B.A., Ohio University; J.D., University of Akron School of Law. At LU since 2005.

Rumrill, Paul, B.A., M.M., D.M.A.
Chair, Department of Music Education
Associate Professor of Music and Worship

B.A., M.M. University of Connecticut; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music. At LU since 2008.

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