Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Full-Time Resident Faculty Roster

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Adu-Gyamfi, Yaw, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of English
Professor of English

B.A., University of Science and Technology, Ghana; M.A., Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan. At LU since 1999.

Akers, Shanna K, R.N., A.D.N., B.S.N., M.S.N./M.B.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., CNE
Administrative Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Associate Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.S.N./M.B.A. HC, University of Phoenix; Ed.S., Ed.D., Liberty University. At LU since 2009.

Akers, Shawn David, B.A., M.A., J.D.
Dean, Helms School of Government
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.
Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., Appalachian Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., Regent University. At LU since 2002.

Allen, Mark D, B.A., Th.M., D.Min., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biblical and Theological Studies
Associate Professor of Religion

B.A., Tennessee Temple; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. At LU since 2013.

Allison, David D, B.A., M.Div., M.A., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Strategic and Personal Communication
B.A., Asbury College; M.Div., M.A., Methodist Theological School in Ohio; Ed.D., Nova University. At LU since 1977.

Anderson, Robyn, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Public Health
B.S., Indiana University of Penn; M.S., Indiana University of Penn; Ph.D., Univ of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh; M.P.H., Univ of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh. At LU since 2015.

Attin, Oswald Mandonou, B.S., M.S.H.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Health Science & Kinesiology
B.S., Liberty University; M.S.H.S., Tourou University International; Ph.D., Walden University. At LU since 2013.

Ayres, Brenda A, 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.

Babatunde, Sola G., LL.B., B.L., LL.M., LL.M., M.L.I.S.
Associate Librarian, Ehrhorn Law Library
Administrative Faculty

LL.B., University of Lagos; B.L., Nigerian Law School; LL.M., University of Lagos; LL.M., Southern Methodist University School of Law; M.L.I.S., University of North Texas School of Library and Informational Sciences. At LU since 2012.

Baggett, David James, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Professor of Apologetics
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.
Associate Professor of English
B.S., Liberty University; M.A. Longwood University; Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. At LU since 2003.

Barber, J. Matt, B.S., M.A., J.D.
Associate Dean for Online Programs, School of Law
Adjunct Assistanct Professor of Law

B.S., Colorado Christian University; M.A., J.D., Regent University. At LU since 2008.

Barclay, Timothy, B.S., M.A., PhD.
Associate Professor of Psychology
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. At LU since 2003.

Bauer, Anthony J, B.A., B.A.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology
B.A., Saint Norbert College; B.A.S., Saint Norbert College; Ph.D., Eastern Virginia Medical Schl. At LU since 2016.

Beavers, Lynnda S., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Strategic and Personal Communication
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, Center for Music and the Performing Arts
Professor of Music

B.M., University of Texas at Austin; M.M.; D.M., Florida State University. AT LU since 2007.

Beck, David, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Houghton College; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Boston University. 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.

Bird, Stephen, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Journalism
B.A., Averett University; M.A., University of Central Missouri; Ph.D., Regent University. At LU since 2016.

Blais, Mark, B.A., B.S., D.PM.
Professor of Biology
B.A., Assumption College; B.S., D.PM., Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. At LU since 2006.

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.

Bonebright, Amy, B.S., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Journalism
B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Regent University. At LU since 2006. .

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.
Associate Professor, Center of Worship
B.M., M.M., California State University at Fullerton; D.M., Northwestern University. AT LU since 2007.

Brewer, Joseph W, B.S., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
Chair of Molecular and Cellular Sciences

B.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., Duke University. At LU since 2013.

Britt, Deanna C., R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D.
Dean, School 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.

Brown, Kimberly, 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 2012.

Brunson, Kendrick, B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A.
Chair, Department of Human Resources, International Business, Management, Project Management
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.

Calland, David R., B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Interim Dean, School of Business
Associate Professor of Business

B.S., M.B.A., Liberty University; Ph.D., Capella University. At LU since 2006.

Cartwright, John Beck, B.S., M.A.R., M.Div., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Residential Programs, School of Divinity
Associate Professor of Christian Leadership and Education

B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., M.Div., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Southern Bapt Theo Sem. At LU since 2010.

Caruso, Suzanne, B.S., M.B.A., J.D.
Associate Dean for Career and Professional Development, School of Law
Assistant Field Instructor

B.S., M.B.A., Liberty University; J.D., Liberty University School of Law. At LU since 2009.

Chong, Timothy Taeu, B.A., M.Div., S.T.M., Ph.D.
Dean, Center for Asian Ministries
Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies

B.A., M.Div., Liberty University; S.T.M., Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary. At LU since 2004.

Chrisman, Rodney D., B.B.A., J.D.
Professor of Law
B.B.A., Eastern Kentucky University; J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law. At LU since 2005.

Chupp, Jesse, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Instructor, Helms School of Government
B.S., Indiana Wesleyan; M.A., Ball State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M. At LU since 2010.

Cleaver, Kenneth, B.B.S., Th.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Theological Studies
B.B.S., Bryan College; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Trinity International University. 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. At LU since 1986.

Cloonan, Kevin, B.S., M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Instructor, Helms School of Government
B.S., Harvey Mudd College; B.S., Louisiana Tech University; M.A., Claremont Graduate; M.S., Missouri State University; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University. At LU since 2010.

Cobb, Michael A., A.A.S, B.A., M.L.S., M.A.
Electronic Resources Librarian, Jerry Falwell Library
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.
Senior Associate Dean of Operations and External Affairs, LUCOM
Professor of Counseling

B.B.A., University of Georgia; Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D, Liberty University. At LU since 2006.

Corsini, Marlene, B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Psychology & Social Work
Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Liberty University; Ed.S., Liberty University; Ed.D., Liberty University. At LU since 2011.

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.

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 since 1985.

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 Nathan, B.S., M.Div., D.Min.
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.
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, Jerry Falwell Library
B.S., Liberty University; M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University. At LU since 1987.

Deacon, Mary M, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Counseling
B.S., Central Michigan University; M.A., Liberty University; Ph.D., University of Virginia. At LU since 2012.

Dempsey, Rodney Wayne, B.S., M.R.E., D.Min.
Associate Director, Center for Ministry Training
Professor of Educational Ministries

B.S., Liberty University; M.R.E., D.Min., Liberty Baptist Theological  Seminary. At LU since 2003.

DeVolld, Kimberly Martin, B.S., B.S., M.S., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatrics
B.S., West Virginia Univ Inst Tech; B.S., West Virginia Univ Inst Tech; M.S., Missouri Uni of Sci & Tech; M.D., Marshall University. At LU since 2016.

DeWitt, David A., B.S., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biology and Chemistry
Director, Center for Creation Studies
Professor of Biology

B.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. At LU since 1996.

DiLella, Nicole, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.A., Messiah College; M.A., Regent University; Ph.D., Loyola University Maryland. At LU since 2015.

Dormer, Kenneth J. , B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Chair and Professor of Physiology
B.S., Cornell University; M.S., Univ of California Los Angeles; Ph.D., Univ of California Los Angeles. At LU since 2013.

Duby, David, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., PMP
Associate Professor of Business
B.S., M.S., Pensacola Christian College; Ph.D., Regent University. At LU since 2005.

Dunn, Randall S., B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Director, Educational Technology
Associate 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.

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, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Jerry Falwell Library
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.
Chair, Department of Public & Community Health
Associate Professor of Public & Community Health

B.S., Michigan State University; M.P.H., Dr.P.H., Loma Linda University, School of Public Health. At LU since 2012.

Florence, James Edgar, 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 Wesley, B.M., M.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy and Religion
B.M., Westminster Choir College; M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Virginia. At LU since 1990.

Forrest, Benjamin Kelly, B.A., M.A.R., M.R.E., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, College of General Studies
Professor of Christian Education

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A.R., M.R.E., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed.S., Ed.D., Liberty University. At LU since 2013.

Foust, Anne, B.S., M.L.S.
Cataloging Librarian, Jerry Falwell Library
B.S., Baptist Bible College; M.L.S., State University of New York. At LU since 2007.

Fox, Frampton, B.A., M.Div., D.Min., Ph.D.
Professor
B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.Div., Columbia Int'l University; D.Min., Columbia Int'l University; Ph.D., Trinity Int'l University. At LU since 2016.

Fredrich, Rorie, B.S., M.L.I.S.
Associate Dean, Research and Customer Service, Jerry Falwell Library
B.S., Appalachian State University; M.L.I.S., University of Alabama. At LU since 2014.

Freyre, Fabio Ernesto, 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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