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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

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Samson, Steven Alan, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Government
B.A., M.A., University of Colorado; Ph.D., University of Oregon. At LU since 1998.

Sanders, Lynne, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., Ed.D., CNE
Professor of Nursing
Diploma, Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N., Liberty University; M.S.N., University of Virginia; Ed.D., Sarasota University. At LU since 1993.

Sandez, Michael M., B.A., J.D.
Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., University of San Diego; J.D., University of San Diego School of Law. At LU since 2008.

Satterlee, Anita, B.S., M.A., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, of Graduate Business Programs
Professor of Business

B.S., Florida Southern College; M.A., Webster University; Ed.D., Liberty University. At LU since 2004.

Satterlee, Brian, B.S., M.S., Ed.D., D.B.A.
Program Director, Doctor of Business Administration
B.S., Southwest University; M.S., Central Michigan; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern; D.B.A., University of Sarasota. At LU since 2001.

Sattler, Abigail R., B.S., M.L.S.
Archivist, Jerry The Falwell Library
B.S., Liberty University; M.L.S., University of Tennessee. At LU since 2005.

Saxon, Timothy, B.A., M.Div., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Averett College; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia. At LU since 2003.

Schellenberg, Rita, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Director, School Counseling Program
Associate Professor of Education

B.S., Christopher Newport University; M.Ed., College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Regent University. At LU since 2010.

Schmal, David, B.S., B.A.Ed., M.A., M.A.Ed., D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Commercial Music
B.S., University of Colorado; B.A.Ed., Metropolitan State College; M.A., University of Colorado (Denver); M.Ed., University of Colorado (Boulder); D.M.A., Boston University. At LU since 2013.

Schmidt, Cynthia, B.S., M.S
Head of Customer Service and Communication, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.S., M.S., Longwood College. At LU since 2010.

Schmidt, Mark R., B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of English
B.S., Dallas Bible College; M.A., University of Texas, Dallas; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., University of Texas, Arlington. At LU since 2003.

Schmitt, Frank J., B.A., M.R.E., Ed.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Educational Ministries
B.A., Samford University; M.R.E., Ed.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; M.B.A., Lynchburg College. At LU since 1973.

Schultz, Roger, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Science
Professor of History

B.A., Bemidji State University; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., University of Arkansas. Additional study at Bethel Theological Seminary. At LU since 2002.

Schwartz, Stuart H., B.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., Fairfield University; M.A., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Temple University. At LU since 2005.

Schwedt, Rachel, B.A., M.L.S
Associate Dean, Research and Customer Service, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College; M.L.S., University of New York. At LU since 1997.

Shaler, Laurel, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.S. College of Charleston; M.S., Florida State University; Ph.D., Regent University. At LU since 2013.

Shelton, James B., B.A., M.A., Ph.D., C.P.A.
Professor of Business
B.A. University of Maryland; M.A. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University. At LU since 1995.

Sibcy, Gary, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., LP, LPC, LMFT
Director, Ph.D. Program in Counseling
Director, Center for Research and Evaluation
Professor of Counseling

B.A., M.A., Liberty University; Ph.D., The Union Institute. At LU since 2002.

Siegel, Timothy, B.S., M.A.
Systems Librarian, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.S., M.A., Liberty University. At LU since 2013.

Smith, A. Todd, B.S., M.F.A.
Chair, Department of Studio and Digital Arts
Professor of Studio and Digital Arts

B.S., M.F.A., Radford University. At LU since 2002.

Smith, Charles Frederick, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology
B.A., Memphis State University; M.Div., Mid-America Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Seminary. At LU since 2004.

Smith, Christopher, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Texas A&M University; M.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of Houston. At LU since 2012.

Smith, Earl, B.S., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., North Carolina State; M.B.A., University of North Carolina. At LU since 2012.

Smith, Ethan, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Grove City College; M.S., Ph.D., Clemson University. At LU since 2012.

Smith, Gregory A., B.A., M.A.
Director, Finance and Assessment, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.A., Baptist Bible College; M.A., University of Missouri. At Lu since 2009.

Smith, Samuel C., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Chair, Department of History
Professor of History

B.A., M.A., Bob Jones University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina. At LU since 2004.

Smith, Samuel James, B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
Director, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision
Professor of Education

B.A., Mid-American Christian University; M.A., Grace Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University. At LU since 2006.

Smoley, Joseph F., M.M., Ph.D
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Primary Care

M.M., J. L. Kellogg – School of Management, Northwestern University; Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago. At LU since 2012.

Snead, David, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of History
B.A., M.A., Virginia Tech; Ph.D., University of Virginia. At LU since 2004.

Snyder, Lori Beth, B.A., M.S.
Resource Management Librarian (Acquisitions), The Jerry Falwell Library
B.A., Wilson College; M.S., Clarion University. At LU since 2010.

Sones, Ronald T., B.S., M.B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Business Management Information Systems
B.S., M.B.A., Baylor University; M.A., University of Richmond; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University. At LU since 2004.

Sosin, Lisa S., B.S., M.A., Ph.D., LLP, LPC
Associate Director, Ph.D. Program in Counseling
Assistant Professor of Counseling

B.S., State University of New York; M.A., Michigan School of Professional Psychology; Ph.D., Liberty University. At LU since 2008.

Spaulding, Lucinda, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Old Dominion University; M.Ed., Roberts Wesleyan College; Ph.D., Regent University. At LU since 2009.

Spinden, Paul, B.S., M.A., J.D., LL.M.
Associate Professor of Law
B.S., Evangel College; M.A., Missouri State University; J.D., University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law; LL.M., University of Virginia. At LU since 2009.

Staver, Matthew D., B.A., M.A., J.D.
Vice President and Dean, School of Law
Director, Liberty Center for Law and Policy
Professor of Law

B.A., Southern Missionary College (now Southern Adventist University); M.A., Andrews University; J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law. At LU since 1997.

Stockslager, Tess Rebecca, B.A., M.A.
Director, Center for Writing and Languages
Director, Graduate Writing Center
Assistant Professor of English

B.A., M.A., Liberty University. At LU since 2011.

Stowe, Jamie, B.S., M.S.A., C.P.A.
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., M.S.A., Liberty University. At LU since 2013.

Stuckey, Julie, B.S, G.E.C., J.D., M.L.S.
Reference Librarian
B.S., James Madison University; G.E.C., Lynchburg College; J.D., George Mason University School of Law; M.L.S., University of Maryland. At LU since 2004.

Sullivan, Gene, B.S., M.S., M.R.E., Ph.D., C.P.A.
Chair, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics
Professor of Accounting

B.S., M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.R.E., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Ph.D., Regent University. At LU since 1987.

Suttles, Daniel M., B.R.E., B.M., M.M., D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Worship and Music Studies
B.R.E., Piedmont Bible College; B.M., M.M. University of North Carolina at Greensboro; D.M.A., Southwestern Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2007.

Sutton, Thomas J., B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Christian Proclamation and Pastoral Theology
B.A., University of South Alabama – Mobile; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2009.

Suzano, Armenio, B.M., M.M., D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Worship and Music Studies
B.M., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.M., Northwestern University; D.M.A., University of Michigan. At LU since 2013.

Swanson, Robert James, B.S.N., M.S., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Anatomical Sciences
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professor of Anatomical Sciences

B.S.N., Old Dominion University, M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University. At LU since 2013.

Swezey, James, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Simpson University; M.Ed., Columbia International University; Ed.D., George Fox University. At LU since 2011.

Tchividjian, Basyle J., B.A., J.D.
Associate Professor of Law
B.A. Stetson University; J.D. Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. At LU since 2008.

Thomas, Chris M., B.S., M.S., M.D.
Chair, Division of Emergency Medicine
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Primary Care

B.S., College of William and Mary, M.S., M.D., Medical College of Virginia. At LU since 2013.

Thomas, John C., B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling
B.S., M.A., Liberty University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., Capella University; Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies, University of South Carolina. At LU since 2004.

Thomas, Sharon Breckinridge, B.A., J.D.
Associate Professor of Law
B.A., J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law. At LU since 2009.

Thompson, Scott E., B.A., M.A., J.D.
Director, Center for Lawyering Skills, School of Law
Professor of Law

B.A., University of Iowa; M.A., Regent University School of Public Policy; J.D., Regent University School of Law. At LU since 2004.

Thornhill, Anthony Chad, B.S., M.A.R., M.Div., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biblical Studies 
Instructor of Religion

B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., M.Div., Ph.D., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  Doctoral studies at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2009.

Todd, Timothy M., B.S., M.S., J.D.
Assistant Professor of Law
B.S., M.S., Liberty University; J.D., Liberty University School of Law. At LU since 2012.

Tomkins, Cynthia, B.A., J.D.
Director of the Center for Prosecution, School of Law
Associate Professor of Law

B.A., Wake Forest University; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law. At LU since 2011.

Towles, Matthew D., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of English and Modern Languages
Associate Professor of English

B.A., Liberty University; M.A., Longwood College; Ph.D., University of Kentucky. At LU since 2007.

Towns, Elmer, B.A., M.A., Th.M., M.R.E., D.Min.
Vice President and Co-Founder, Liberty University
Dean, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate School and School of Religion
Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology

B.A., Northwestern College; M.A., Southern Methodist University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.R.E., Garrett Theological Seminary; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary; D.D., Baptist Bible College. At LU from 1971 to 1973; 1978 to present.

Tryon, Howard, B.A., M.L.S., M.Div.
Head, Collection Management
The Jerry Falwell Library

B.A., Indiana State University; M.L.S., Indiana University; M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2012.

Tucker, Robert, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., M.S., Mississippi State University; Ph.D., George Mason University. At LU since 2006.

Udobong, Edna, LL.B., B.L., LL.M., LL.M.
Assistant Professor of Law
LL.B., LL.M., University of Lagos; B.L., Nigerian Law School; LL.M., Harvard Law School. At LU since 2010.

Vandegriff, Stephen R., B.S., M.A., D.Min.
Professor of Church Ministries
B.S., M.A., Liberty University; D.Min., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. At Liberty since 2000.

Voelker, Kathryn, B.M., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music and Worship
B.M., Bethel University; M.A., Eastman School of Music-University of Rochester. At LU since 2013.

Volk, Fred, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling
B.S., Newman University; M.A., Ph.D. Wichita State University. At LU since 2006.

Walters, Lowell, B.S., M.S.L.S.
Associate Dean of Administration and Collection Services, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.S., Liberty University, M.S.L.S., Clarion University. At LU since 2001.

Watson, Scott, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Advanced Programs, School of Education
Professor of Education

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of South Florida. At LU since 2004.

Watson, Stanley, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Helms School of Government
B.A., Clemson University; M.A., Emory University; Ph.D., Emory University. At LU since 2011.

Watson, Stanley, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Helms School of Government
B.A., Clemson University; M.A., Emory University; Ph.D., Emory University. At LU since 2011.

Weaver, Robert, B.A., M.L.S.
Collection Development Librarian, The Jerry Falwell Library
B.A., Lebanon Valley College; M.L.S., North Carolina Central University. At LU since 2002.

Weigner, Michael, B.A., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
College of Osteopathic Medicine

B.A., Temple University; M.D., Pennsylvania State University. At LU since 2013.

Wells, Jason Eric, B.S., Ph.D.
Chair, Division of Neurosciences
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Anatomical Sciences
Associate Professor of Neurosciences

B.S., Allegheny College; Ph.D., West Virginia University School of Medicine. At LU since 2013.

Wells, Jerry, B.A., M.S., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Helms School of Government
B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.S., Eastern Kentucky University; Ed.D., Spalding University. At LU since 2013.

Whaley, Vernon, B.A., M.A., M.C.M., D. Min., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Music
Professor of Music and Worship

B.A., Free Will Baptist Bible College; M.A., Middle Tennessee State University; M.C.M., D. Min., Luther Rice Seminary; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. At LU since 2005.

Wheeler, David A., B.S., M.Div., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Ministry Training
Professor of Evangelism and Student Ministries

B.S., Tennessee Tech University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2006.

Wheeler, H. William, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
Professor of Counseling

B.A. Eastern Nazarene College; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; post-doctoral studies at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, University of Southern Mississippi, and Mississippi College. At LU from 1977-1988; 2008 to present.

Widgeon, Angela, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham; M.A., University of West Florida; Ph.D. University of Alabama. At LU since 2008.

Wiegand, Joseph M., B.A., M.A., J.D., LL.M.
Associate Dean for Internal Affairs and Online Programs, School of Law
Director, Master of Arts in Public Policy Program
Director, Paralegal Studies Program
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law

B.A., Michigan State University; M.A., Regent University School of Government; J.D., Regent University School of Law; LL.M., University of London, King’s College. AT LU since 2007.

Wilmouth, Carrie, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Bridgewater College; M.S., Ph.D., Binghamton University. At LU since 2013.

Woodard, Branson, B.A., B.S., M.A., D.A.
Professor of English
B.A., Free Will Baptist College; B.S., East Carolina University; M.A., Tennessee State University; D.A., Middle Tennessee State University. At LU from 1985 to 2003; 2005 to present.

Woody, Dana, B.S.N., M.S.N.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Lynchburg College. At LU since 2013.

Yates, Gary, B.A, Th.M., Ph.D.
Director, Master of Theology Program
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

B.A., Washington Bible College; Th.M.; Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary. At LU since 2003.

Yocum, Russell, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., University of Kentucky; M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., University of West Florida. At LU since 2011.

Young, George A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business
B.S., M.S., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University. At LU from 2004-2008; 2009-present.

Young, Paul, B.A., M.Ad., D.B.A.
Associate Professor of Business
B.A., Houghton College; M. Ad., Lynchburg College; D.B.A., Argosy University. At LU since 2000.

Zealand, Clark, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Programs in Sport Management
Associate Professor of Sport Management

B.S., M.A., Liberty University; Ph.D., University of Waterloo-Ontario. At LU since 2008.

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