Graduate Catalog 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog] [Archived Catalog]

Faculty Roster

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Nelson, David, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education  
B.S., Johnson Bible College; M.Ed., Ashland University; Ph.D., Capella University. At LU since 2012.

Nemitz, David, B.R.E, M.A., M.A., D.Min.
Director, Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence
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.

Nichols, Leldon W., B.S., M.A., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Tennessee Temple College; M.A., University of Alabama; Ed.D., Tennessee Temple College. At LU since 2008.

Niebuhr, Katherine H., B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Auburn University. At LU since 2009.

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

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.

Olender, Robert G., B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
B.A., Florida Baptist Theological College; M.Div., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2009.

Olsen, Robert, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Church History
B.A., North Carolina State University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2008.

Orr, Douglas, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice  
B.A., Bob Jones University; M.A., Gonzaga University; Ph.D., Washington State University. At LU since 2006.

Pace, Richard A., B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.A., Carson Newman College; M.A., Southwestern Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Lael College. At LU since 2006.

Pace, Robert S., B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministries
B.A., North Carolina State University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2009 .

Pang, Katherine, A.B.D., B.A., J.D., L.L.M., Th.M., M.Div., M.Ed., M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
A.B.D., Dallas Theological Seminary; B.A., Clark University; J.D., University of Dayton School of Law; L.L.M., Georgetown University School of Law; Th.M., Talbot School of Theology Biola University; M.Div., Talbot School of Theology Biola University; M.Ed., University  of Texas; M.S., Texas A&M; M.B.A., Texas A&M; Ph.D., Texas A&M. At LU since 2012.

Pangle, Mary, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.A., University of North Carolina – Asheville; M.S., Western Carolina University – Cullowhee; Ph.D., Walden University. At LU since 2006.

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, Frances R., B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.A., Eckerd College; M.Ed., Stetson University; Ed.D., Argosy University. At LU since 2009.

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.
Associate 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.

Patrick, Michael, B.S., M.A.T., Ed.
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., M.A.T., Lee University; Ed.D., Liberty University. At LU since 2012.

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

Pawlowski, Lisa, B.S., Psy.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.S., Old Dominion University; Psy.D., Regent University. At LU since 2007.

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.

Pederson, David J., B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Global Studies
B.A., Wheaton College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Evangelische Theologische Faculteit (Leuven, Belgium). At LU since 2010.

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.

Perry, Tony J., B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., Bluefield College; M.B.A., American InterContinental University; Ph.D., Walden University. At LU since 2008.

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 Education 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.

Pinkston, Deborah A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.S., Ouachita Baptist University; M.S., Troy State University; Ph.D., International Theological Seminary. At LU since 2010.

Poirier, Dean, B.S., M.A., J.D.
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., Bridgewater State College; M.A., Fairleigh-Dickinson University; J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law. At LU since 2006.

Poplin, Wayne, B.A., Th.M., Th.D.
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
B.A., Wake Forest University;  Th.M., Th.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2009.

Powell, Charles E., B.S., Th.M., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
B.S., Texas A&M University; Th.M., Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary. At LU since 2009.

Powell, Diane, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.S., University of Missouri; M.S., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., St. Louis University. At LU since 2006.

Preacher, Stephen P., B.A., B.B.A., M.S., D.B.A.
Professor of International 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 – 1986 and 2002 to 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, B.A., M.A., M.L.S.
Associate Dean of Research and Customer Service, ILRC
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.
Chair, Department of English and Modern Languages
Associate Professor of English

B.A., Daemen College; M.A., Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo. At LU since 1999.

Pritchard, Tracey B., B.S., M.Ed.., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Liberty University; M.Ed.., Wilmington College; Ed.D., Liberty University. At LU since 2007.

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.

Puga, Jose, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., University of Texas Pan America; M.Ed.., University of  Texas at Brownsville; Ed.D., University of Texas Pan America. At LU since 2008.

Pyle, John, B.S., J.D.
Assistant Professor of Government
B.Th., Live Bible College East; B.S., Liberty University; J.D., Wake Forest University Law School. At LU since 2006.

Rackley, Jefferson Blake, B.A., M.A., Psy.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.A., Emmanuel College; M.A., Psy.D., Regent University. At LU since 2010.

Rauch, Walter C., B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., Central Michigan University; M.A., Ph.D., Regent University. At LU since 2006.

Reason, Casey, B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ed.S., University of Toledo; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. At LU since 2008.

Reason, Lisa, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., University of Toledo; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., University of Toledo. At LU since 2008.

Rector, Jeff, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Tennessee. At LU since 2012.

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), ILRC  
B.S., Baptist Bible College; M.L.S., SUNY Albany Rockefeller School of Library Science. AT LU since 2007.

Reynolds, Brad, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Christian Leadership
B.A., The Criswell College; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The College of William and Mary. At LU since 2009.

Rice, Dwight C., B.S., M.Div., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.S., Western Carolina University; M.Div., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Liberty University. At LU since 2010.

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.

Richmond, Shawn P., B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., M.A., University of Maryland; Ph.D., Capella University. At LU since 2010.

Roberts, William E., B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.A., Southwestern University; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Iowa State University. At LU since 2009.

Robinson, Sue, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.S., Tarleton State University; M.Ed., Hardin Simmons University; Ph.D., Regent University. At LU since 2006.

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.

Rolen, Laura L., B.A., M.S., Ed.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.A., University of Tennessee; M.S., Ed.S., Radford University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University. At LU since 2008.

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 and Applied Music Studies
Assistant Professor of Worship and Music

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

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