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Graduate Catalog 2012-2013

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.
Associate 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.

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.

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.
Assistant 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.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
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.
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Instrumental Coordinator, Department of Music Education and 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.
Chair, Music in World Cultures
Graduate Coordinator of Ethnomusicology
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.

Blass, Homer, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
B.S., Tulsa University; M.A., University of Illinois-Urbana; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia; additional work at United States Military Academy, West Point. At LU since 1983.

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.
Assistant Professor of Worship and Guitar  
B.M., M.M., California State University at Fullerton; D.M., Northwestern University. AT LU since 2007.

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.

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.
Associate 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.

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.

Cobb, Michael A., A.A.S, B.A., M.L.S., M.A.
Electronic Resource Librarian, ILRC
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  
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.
Electronic Book Librarian, ILRC    
A.A., Northern Virginia Community College; B.A., University of Mary Washington; M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina. At LU since 2011.

Croteau, David A., B.A., M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.Div., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2006.

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, ILRC
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
Associate 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.

Duby, David, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
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, ILRC
B.S., Liberty University; M.S.L.S., Clarion University. At LU since 1997.

Dunbar, Cynthia, B.A., J.D.
Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., University of Missouri, Kansas; J.D., Regent University. At LU since 2009.

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.

Fanning, Don, B.A., M.A., M.Div., D. Min.
Chair, Department of Global Studies
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, ILRC
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.
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.

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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