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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

Full-Time Resident Faculty Roster

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Nelson, Christopher, B.S., M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
B.S., Liberty University; M.F.A., Regent University. At LU since 2008.

Nelson, Durrell, B.A., M.P.W., M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Cinematic Arts
B.A., Woodbury University; M.P.W., University of Southern California; M.F.A., Queens University of Charlotte. At LU since 2013.

Nemitz, David, B.R.E, 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; doctoral studies at Liberty University. 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.

Olson, Nicholas, B.A., M.A.
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., M.A., Liberty University. At LU since 2013.

Page, Terri, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., F.N.P.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Liberty University; M.S.N., F.N.P., University of Virginia. At LU since 2004.

Palmer, Eva, B.S., M.F.A., M.A.
Associate Professor of Studio and Digital Arts
B.S., Old Dominion University; M.F.A., M.A., James Madison University. At LU since 2005.

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.

Parker, W. Edwin, B.M., M.M.
Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies
B.M., Eastman School of Music; M.M., Manhattan School of Music. At LU since 2013.

Parson, Monica, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Health Sciences
B.S., Liberty Baptist College; M.Ed., Ed.D. University of Virginia. At LU since 2005.

Patterson, Rory, B.A., M.A., M.L.I.S.
Coordinator, Undergraduate and Online Research Assistance
The Jerry Falwell Library

B.A., Cedarville University; M.A., Miami University; M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma. At LU since 2008.

Patton, Wayne, B.A., M.A.R., M.Div.
Associate Dean, College of General Studies
Assistant Professor of Religion

B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; M.A.R., M.Div., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2009.

Peterson, Charles, B.A, M.A.
Instructor of Spanish
B.A., South Dakota State University; M.A., University of Iowa. At LU since 2012.

Pettiford, Carl, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Engineering
Associate Professor of Engineering

B.S., University of Hawaii, Manoa; M.S., University of Dayton; Ph.D., Northeastern University. At LU since 2009.

Pettit, Alison, A.A.S., B.S., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Information Technology
A.A.S., Central Virginia Community College; B.S., Averett University; M.B.A., Lynchburg College. At LU since 2008.

Phillips, Christopher S., B.A., M.F.A.
Instructor of Studio and Digital Arts
B.A., M.F.A., Pensacola Christian College. At LU since 2011.

Phillips, Scott, Th.G., B.A., M.A.B.S., M.Div., Th.M., D.Min.
Department Chair, School of Religion
Associate Professor of Religion

Th.G., B.A., Baptist Bible College; M.A.B.S., M.Div., Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology; Th.M., D.Min., Liberty Theological Seminary. At LU since 1994.

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

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., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
B.S., Concord University; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University. At LU 2009-2011; 2013-present.

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

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 Marcy, 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.

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.

Protzman, Danika, B.S., TESL
Lecturer in English Language Institute
B.S., Liberty University; TESL Certificate, Seattle University. At LU since 2012.

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 Digital Media and Communication Arts
B.S., University of Wisconsin–Lacrosse; M.A., Regent University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. At LU since 2007.

Putney, Nathan, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A. Southern Wesleyan University; M.Ed., Clemson University; Ed.D., University of South Florida. At LU since 2007.

Putney, Stephen, Th.B., Th.M., D.Min.
Assistant Director of Christian/Community Service
Associate Professor of Biblical Worldview

Th.B., Piedmont Bible College; Th.M., Grace Theological Seminary; D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; graduate studies, Jerusalem University College. At LU since 2005.

Randlett, Douglas H., B.A., M.Ed., D.Min.
Associate Professor of Church Ministries
B.A., Free Will Baptist Bible College; M.Ed., Lynchburg College; D.Min., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU 1978-1998; 2008 – present.

Randlett, Paul, B.S., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music and Worship
B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2010.

Rasberry, Rick, B.A., M.Ed., M.A.R., D.Min.
Department Chair, School of Religion
Associate Professor of Religion

B.A., Free Will Baptist Bible College; M.Ed., Hyles-Anderson College; M.A.R., D.Min., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 1991.

Rasberry, Tamra, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Liberty University; M.S.N., University of Virginia. At LU since 1997.

Rawls, Kevin, B.S., M.A.R., M.B.A.
Chair, General Education
Instructor of Business (CGS)

B.S., M.B.A., Liberty University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary; doctoral studies at Northcentral University. At LU since 2011.

Reed, Kenneth, A.S., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Modern Languages
A.S., Virginia Western Community College; B.A., Washington and Lee University; M.A., Ph.D., Georgetown University. At LU since 2012.

Reichard, Walter H., B.A., M.B.A., FAA COMM, CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, CL-65, EMB-120, C-382
Associate Professor of Aviation
B.A., The Citadel; M.B.A., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. At LU since 2007.

Reichenbach, Norman G., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Director, General and Organismal Biology
Professor of Biology

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University. At LU from 1990-91; 1997-present.

Reynolds, Paul E., B.F.A., M.I.S.
Assistant Professor of Studio and Digital Arts
B.F.A., M.I.S., Virginia Commonwealth University. At LU since 2007.

Rice, Angela, B.A., M.L.S.
Learning Commons Coordinator
The Jerry Falwell Library

B.A., Longwood College; M.L.S., Syracuse University. At LU since 2013.

Rich, Robert K., B.S., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
B.S., Liberty University; M.S., North Carolina State University.  Doctoral studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. At LU since 2009.

Richardson, Eric, A.A., B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Human Resources, International Business, Management, Project Management
Associate Professor of Business

A.A., Southwest Virginia Community College; B.S., University of Virginia College of Wise; M.B.A., Liberty University; Ph.D., Capella University. At LU since 2013.

Richardson, Nancy A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Bob Jones University; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of Georgia. At LU since 2006.

Ritchey, Jeffrey, B.A., M.Div., M.A.R.E., Ph.D.
Associate Chair, Department of Global Studies
Assistant Professor of Global Studies

B.A., Hardin-Simmons University; M.Div., M.A.R.E., Ph.D., Southwestern Theological Seminary. At LU since 2009.

Ritchie, Robert, B.A., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Geography and History 
B.A., The Citadel; M.A., American Military University. At LU since 2007.

Roach, Lori, B.A., M.A.
Instructor, English Language Institute
B.A., Nyack College; M.A., Bowling Green State University. At LU since 2011.

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

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

Robinette, Kimberly, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P.
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Jefferson College of Health Sciences; D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University. At LU since 2012.

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

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

Rogers, J. Ernie, B.B.A., M.A., FAA COMM, CFI, CFII, ME, MEI, ATP, HELO, INST
Associate Dean, School of Aeronautics
Associate Professor of Aeronautics

B.S., Howard Payne University; M.A., Salva Regina University; M.A., Naval War College. At LU since 1998.

Ross, Marcus, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Creation Studies
Associate Professor of Geology

B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Ph.D. University of Rhode Island. At LU since 2005.

Ross, Terry J., B.S., M.Div.
Instructor of Religion
B.S., Georgia College and State University; M.Div., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2010.

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

B.A., M.M., University of Connecticut; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music. Additional graduate studies at Bethel University. At LU since 2008.

Runion, Garth E., B.S. Ed., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
B.S. Ed., Illinois State Normal University; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At LU from 1977-1986; 2006-present.

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