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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.
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Liberty University; M.S.N., University of Virginia; Ed.D., University of Virginia. . At LU since 1993.

Satterlee, Anita G., B.S., M.A., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, School of Business
Associate 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.
DBA Program Director
Professor of Business

B.S., Southwest University; M.S., Central Michigan University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern; D.B.A., University of Sarasota. . At LU since 2001.

Sattler, Abigail R., B.S., M.L.S.
Archivist, ILRC
B.S., Liberty University; M.L.S., University of Tennessee. At LU since 2005.

Sattler, Eugene, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Toledo; M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Maryland. . At LU since 1996.

Sattler, Paul W., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Toledo; M.S., Miami University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University. . At LU since 1985.

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.

Schmidt, Cynthia, B.S., M.S.
Curriculum Librarian, ILRC
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.

Schoffstall, Heather, B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Director, Bruckner Learning Center
Assistant Professor of Education

B.S., M.S., Old Dominion University; Ed.D., Argosy University.  . At LU since 2003.

Schoffstall, James, B.S., M.S.E., Ed.D., C.S.C.S., H.F.S., C.I.F.T., R.C.E.P.
Director, Exercise Science Program
Director, Human Performance Laboratory
Associate Professor of Health Sciences

B.S., Old Dominion University; M.S.E., Old Dominion University; Ed.D., Liberty University; additional work at the University of Virginia. . At LU since 2001.

Schreiner, Aaron, B.S., M.S., A.T.C.
Approved Clinical Instructor
Senior Assistant Athletic Trainer

B.S., Taylor University; M.S., University of Toledo.  . At LU since 2006.

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 studies at Bethel Theological Seminary. . At LU since 2002.

Schultze, Stephan, B.A., M.A.
Executive Director, Center for Cinematic Arts
B.A., Appalachian State University; M.A., Northern Arizona University.  . At LU since 2011.

Schwedt, Rachel E., B.A., M.L.S.
Head, Outreach and Customer Services, ILRC
B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College; M.L.S., University of New York. At LU since 1997.

Schweitzer, David, B.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Liberty University; Ph.D., Lehigh University. At LU since 2012.

Scott, William, B.A., M.R.E., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., East Texas Baptist University; M.R.E., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. . At LU since 1992.

Shaneck, Mark, B.S., B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Interim Chair, Business Management Information Systems
Associate Professor of Computer Science

B.S., B.A., Rutgers University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.  . At LU since 2007.

Sharp, David E., A.B., M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
A.B., M.D., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. . At LU since 2011.

Sheldon, Martin E., B.A., M.Div., Th.M.
Departmenr Chair, School of Religion
Assistant Professor of Religion

B.A., Free Will Baptist Bible College; M.Div., Th.M., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Doctoral studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. . At LU since 2003.

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

Sherman, Barbara, A.A., B.A., M.Ed., M.A.
Director, Individualized Programs of Study
Associate Professor of Education

A.A., Potomac State College; B.A., Fairmont State Teacher’s College; M.Ed., Lynchburg College; M.A., Liberty University; additional work at Appalachian State  University. . At LU since 1982.

Simpson, Shelah, B.S., M.A.R., M.A.
Director, Online Writing Center
Assistant Professor of English

B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Longwood University. At LU since 2002.

Simpson-Alford, Mary, B.S., M.B.A.
Chair, Family and Consumer Sciences
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences

B.S., M.B.A., Liberty University; doctoral studies at Walden University. . At LU since 2006.

Sites, Elizabeth, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Simmons College; M.A., Ph.D., Liberty University. At LU since 1999.

Skoumbourdis, Evangelos, B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Professor of Physics and Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Tennessee Technological University; M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University. . At LU since 1986.

Slayton, Sandra Day, B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
B.F.A., M.A., Central Michigan University; M.F.A., Radford University. . At LU since 1999.

Sloan, Carla, B.S., M.A.
Instructor of Communication Studies
B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Towson State University; additional graduate studies at the University of Virginia and Lynchburg College.  . At LU from 1984-1996; 2011 to present.

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

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

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, Ethan, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant 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, Management Information Services, ILRC
B.A., Baptist Bible College; M.A., University of Missouri. At LU since 2009.

Smith, Michael J., B.S., Th.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
B.S., Western Michigan University; Th.M., Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary. . At LU since 2005. .

Smith, Samuel C., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Chair, Department of History
Director, Graduate Program in 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, Administration Program in the School of Education
Associate Professor of Education

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

Snead, David, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of History
Professor of History

B.A., M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., University of Virginia. . At LU since 2004.

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

Sones, Ronald, 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.

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

Spencer, Dwight D., B.M., M.M.
Assistant Professor of Worship and Guitar
B.M., M.M., University of South Carolina. . At LU since 2011.

Spohn, R. Terry, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
B.A., M.S., Miami University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University. At LU since 1987. At LU since 1987.

Spradlin, Kathy, Spradlin, Kathy; B
Coordinator, Developmental Mathematics
Coordinator, Math Emporium
Assistant Professor of Developmental Mathematics

B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ed.D., Liberty University. . At LU since 2000.

Sprano, Timothy, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics
Associate Professor of Mathematics

B.S., Liberty University; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., University of Idaho. . At LU from 1988-1993; 1995-2000; and 2009 to present.

Stockslager, Tess Rebecca, B.A., M.A.
Associate Dean, Center for Writing and Languages
Director, Graduate Writing Center

Instructor of English

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

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.

Sumner, Ronald L., B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A., M.A.
Professor of Studio and Digital Arts
B.A., Cedarville University; B.F.A., Indiana University; M.F.A., Miami (OH) University; M.A., University of Chicago. . At LU since 2008.

Super, Kevin, B.M., M.M., D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Percussion
B.M., University of Oregon; M.M., New England Conservatory; D.M.A., University of Oregon. . At LU since 2003.

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.

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 2009.

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.

Thorn, Nicole, B.A., M.A.
Assistant Professor of American Sign Language and Interpreting
B.A., Hartwick College; M.A., New York University.  . At LU since 2011.

Titcomb, David, B.S., M.P.T., D.P.T.
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences 
B.S., M.P.T., Old Dominion University; D.P.T., University of St. Augustine. . At LU since 2008.

Tomkins, Randolph, B.A., M.S., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Math
B.A., University of Virginia; M.S., Naval Post-Graduate School, M.A., Liberty Theological Seminary. . At LU since 2012.

Towles, Carolyn, B.S., M.Ed.
Chair, College of General Studies
Assistant Professor of English

B.S., Liberty University; M.Ed., Lynchburg College. Additional graduate work at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. . At LU since 1992.

Towles, David E., B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
Professor of Modern Languages
B.A., Tarleton State College; M.A., California State University; Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. . At LU since 1976.

Towles, Matthew D., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Liberty University; M.A., Longwood College; Ph.D., University of Kentucky. . At LU since 2007.

Towns, Elmer L., B.A., M.A., Th.M., M.R.E., D.Min.
Co-Founder and Vice President, Liberty University
Dean, School of Religion and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate School
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. . At LU from 1971–1973; 1978 to present.

Trombetta, Adelaide (Muir), B.M., M.M., A.D.
Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., University of Illinois; M.M., A.D., Yale University.  . At LU since 2009. .

Tryon, Howard Rusty, B.A., M.L.S., M.Div.
Head, Collection Management, ILRC
B.A., Indiana State; M.L.S., Indiana University; M.Div., Midwestern Bible 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.

Turner, Tracey, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Virginia. . At LU since 2008.

Tweedy, Jean M., B.A., M.Ed.
Lecturer in English
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.Ed., Lynchburg College. . At LU since 2002.

Vadnal, John, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Engineering
B.S., University of Florida; M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa. At LU since 2006.

Van Eaton, Hien, B.S., M.Ed.
Instructor of Developmental Mathematics
B.S., Liberty University; M.Ed., Lynchburg College. At LU since 2006. At LU since 2006.

Van Eaton, James, B.A., M.S.T., Ph.D.
Professor of Physical Science
B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.S.T., Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D., University of Wyoming. . At LU since 1978.

Van Engen, Robert, B.S., M.A.
Assistant Director of Christian/Community Service
Assistant Professor of Biblical Worldview

B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Grand Rapids Theological Seminary-Cornerstone University; graduate studies at Regent University. . At LU since 2006.

Van Voorhis, Timothy, B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics
Associate Professor of Mathematics

B.A., Covenant College; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Tech. . At LU since 2003.

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

Veak, Tyler J., B.A., M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Humanities
B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., University of North Texas; M.S., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. . At LU since 2007.

Vess, June, B.A., M.A.
Coordinator of Psychology, Liberty University Online
Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A., Belhaven College; M.A., Liberty University. . At LU since 1991.

Wagner, Sr., James D., B.A., M.A.
Director of Testing
Assistant Professor of Education

B.A., The King’s College; M.A., Liberty University. . At LU since 1985.

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

Walz, James, B.M., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Cinematic Arts
B.M., Liberty University; M.B.A., Liberty University. At LU since 2012.

Wang, Feng, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
B.E., Zhejiang University; M.Sc., Yan Shan University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts – Amherst.  . At LU since 2007.

Wang, Zhongxiao (David), B.S., M.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Jiangixi University; M.E., Huazhong University of Science and Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Southern Methodist University. . At LU since 2005.

Wargo, Keith, B.S., M.B.A., Ed.S.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate School of Business
Interim Chair, Department of Management, International Business, Human Resources, and Marketing
Assistant Professor of Accounting
 

B.S., University of Delaware; M.B.A., Temple University; Ed.S., Liberty University.  . At LU since 2010.

Warren, Steve E., B.S., M.A.
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Instructor of Psychology

B.S., M.A., Liberty University; M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary.  . At LU since 2008.

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

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

Weaver, Robert, B.A., M.L.S.
Collection Development Librarian, ILRC
B.A., Lebanon Valley College, M.L.S., North Carolina Central University. At LU since 2002.

Weems, Reginald, B.R.E., M.A., M.Div.
Instructor of Religion
B.R.E., Graham Bible College, M.A., M.Div., Liberty University. At LU since 2008.

Weider, Lew, B.S., M.A., Ed.D.
Director of Christian/Community Service
Professor of Biblical Worldview

B.S., M.A., Liberty University; Ed.D., Argosy University. . At LU since 1985.

Wellman, Samuel E., B.A., M.M., D.M.
Professor of Music
B.A., Lenoir Rhyne College; M.M., D.M., Florida State University. . At LU since 1992.

Westfall, Jerry, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Computational Sciences
Associate Professor of Computational Sciences

B.S., Wayland Baptist University; M.A., Webster University; Ph.D., Touro University International.  . At LU since 2007. .

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

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, 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.

Wheeler, Sharon L., B.A., M.A., M.F.A., M.Ed.
Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Associate Professor of Education and Theatre Arts

B.A., University of Maryland; M.A., M.F.A., University of Virginia; M.Ed., Mississippi College.  . At LU from 1982-1988; 2008 to present. .

White, William, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., M.A., Ball State University; Ph.D., Walden University. . At LU since 2009.

Whittle, Mary, B.S., M.P.H.S., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Vanderbilt University; M.P.H.S., University of North Carolina; M.S., Creigton University. At LU since 2012.

Widgeon, Angela M. Adema, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., University of Alabama-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.

Williams, Phillip, B.S., M.A.C.E.
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
Instructor of Psychology

B.S., Clemson University; M.A.C.E., Dallas Theological Seminary; graduate studies at Liberty University.  . At LU since 2010.

Willmington, Harold L., B.A., D.Min.
Professor of Bible
B.A., Culver-Stockton College; D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; additional graduate work at Dallas Theological Seminary and Ashland Theological Seminary. . At LU since 1972.

Windsor, Carl D., A.A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Communication Studies
A.A., North Central Michigan College; B.A., M.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University. . At LU since 1979. .

Witham, Stephen P., B.A., M.A.
Associate Professor of Government
B.A., Lehigh University; M.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Maranatha Baptist Bible College; additional graduate work at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Virginia. At LU since 1977.

Witt, Angela, B.S., A.T.C.
Approved Clinical Instructor
B.S., Liberty University.  . At LU since 2011.

Wolfe, Col. Jon, B.S., M.S., M.A.
Commander, Air Force R.O.T.C. Detachment 890
Adjunct Instructor 

B.S., Auburn University; M.S., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; M.A., Air University. . At LU since 2011.

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. .

Wu, Darren C., B.S.M.E., M.A.R.
Assistant Professor of Biblical Worldview
B.S.M.E., United States Naval Academy; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  . At LU since 2008.

Xie, Amy, M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
M.A., Xi’an Foreign Languages University; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts; Ed.D., Liberty University. At LU since 2012.

Yates, Brian C., B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Dean, Center for Academic Support and Advising Services
Associate Professor of Education

B.S., Grove City College; M.Ed., Westminster College; Ed.D. University of Pittsburgh.  . At LU since 2007.

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, David L., B.S., M.A., FAA COMM, INST, CFI, CFII, ME, MEI, ATP
Dean, School of Aeronautics
Associate Professor of Aeronautics

B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.A., Central Michigan University. . At LU since 1997. .

Young, George A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marketing
B.S., M.S., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University. . At LU 2004-2007; 2009 to present.

Young, Paul E., 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.

Young, Jr., Robert B., B.S., M.S.
Chair, Department of Mathematics
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

B.S., Liberty University; M.S., North Carolina State University.  . At LU since 2007.

Zaffke, Virginia, B.A., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Business Management Information Systems
B.A., Bethel College; M.A., College of St. Thomas, additional graduate work at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Liberty University. . At LU since 1995.

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

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

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