Miranda Arnold serves in the School of Education as the coordinator of local field experiences. Miranda’s position is essential to the success of our teacher candidates because she collaborates with the local K-12 private and public schools to find practicum and student teaching placements which are imperative for effective preparation of our pre-service teachers. She is a graduate of the Liberty University School of Education and uses her experience with our programs to effectively and meticulously place our candidates in the local schools. We are proud to highlight Miranda’s accomplishments and thank her for all she does to help our School of Education candidates!
Brenda Ayres has been a part of the Honors Program for seven years now and serves as assistant honors director. She is committed to the Honors Program and has demonstrated teaching excellence and professional scholarship. An author of 17 scholarly books and 150 published articles, Dr. Ayres is a full-time professor who has a compassionate heart to help students or colleagues in any way that she can. She has also hosted many student trips to England. Dr. Ayres has also taught honors sections of English literature, upper-division period courses, honors thesis courses, and graduate courses. Dr. Ayres is always the consummate professional: a dedicated and devoted professor and administrator.
Sabrina Bailey is an education recruitment coordinator for Liberty University Online. During the past six months, she has secured numerous corporate partnerships with national and regional companies. Sabrina has an excellent work ethic, consistently exceeding her weekly goals. She maintains a positive attitude while adhering to a rigorous schedule of continuous travel to companies, conferences, and events. Her positive attitude is encouraging to her team, and she is an asset to the university.
Juanita Brooks is in many ways the organizational focal point for Accounts Payable (AP), managing/routing dozens of incoming emails daily from suppliers and staff to ensure each email promptly gets to the responsible contact in AP for action. She is also the primary liaison in AP for Student Accounts. Juanita has been with Liberty University nearly seven years, and is always ready to professionally and courteously help others find the right contact person to help with almost any issue. She reflects these same qualities outside the office, filling many roles — from pastor’s wife, to mother, homemaker, and new grandmother — all in a godly, Proverbs 31 fashion.
Marcia Daubert has been part of the Liberty University family for many years. As a member of the Residential Transfer Evaluation team, she is the point of contact in the Registrar’s Office for all transfer-related inquiries which come from all areas of the university community and beyond. She truly has a servant heart, and she does not give up until the customer is served. Marcia is the type of employee that every department would like to have; she is dedicated, hard-working, loyal, and she loves Liberty. The Registrar’s Office is blessed to have her on staff!
Whitney Delaney serves as a project coordinator for Campus Recreation, Card Services, and several other university departments. She consistently goes above and beyond in meeting the needs of her clients. Her attitude even during peak project times is positive and an encouragement to the rest of her teammates. Additionally, her organization, attention to detail, and willingness to go the extra mile embody the values that our department strives to exude. She is a huge asset and we are incredibly grateful for her servant's heart!
In addition to his administrative responsibilities as department chair of Church Ministries and executive director of the Center for Youth Ministries, Professor Geukgeuzian can be found sharing his passion for ministry in the classroom. During his time at Liberty University, Professor ‘Gooz’ has challenged students to pursue their calling in the Gospel Ministry. Students appreciate his willingness to interact with them both in and out of the classroom. As department chair, he oversaw the creation of five new programs; all of which were strategically designed to equip ministry students for their chosen careers. Professor Geukgeuzian embodies Liberty’s motto of Training Champions for Christ.
Mark Johnson has served at Liberty University for more than 10 years as an application developer and had a large part in writing the code that runs the university’s websites. Along with his intelligence and wisdom, Mark continually accepts and completes projects with tight deadlines and demanding requirements. Mark was recently tasked with changing over the branding for all major websites and he executed this task with great skill and professionalism. Mark continues to be an example to his co-workers and is a valuable asset to IT development and the university as a whole.
Heidi Madsen joined our team just a year ago, but it seems like she has been with us much longer. She rapidly moved from a telemarketing agent to her current position as quality assurance agent in the Development Call Center in just a few short months. She completed her Liberty degree in December 2012 and accepted a full-time position in January. We are blessed to have her as a part of our family. Heidi strives to encourage the staff each day to do their best and improve in all aspects of their position. Heidi is the living example of 1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” We appreciate all she brings to our call center.
Hired in October 2012, Ryan O’Donnell has quickly become an integral member of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies’ practicum/internship team. In only a few months, he has demonstrated an excellent work ethic and the ability to communicate critical practicum/internship information to students. He considers it his duty to advocate for students and to make their practicum/internship experience as stress-free as possible. Ryan continues to take on an increased workload within the department and has proven to be an irreplaceable asset to the Center for Counseling and Family Studies.
Caroline Trexler has worked at the Equestrian Center since it opened in 2012. She helped with the planning of the facility, and assisted with bringing in the first boarders. She now oversees the staff and assists the boarders and their horses, as well as all of the university-owned animals. She helps coordinate recreational trail rides for students each week, and works alongside other departments to complete various projects on the property. Caroline works extremely hard, often coming in early in the morning, or late at night to help her staff and take care of the horses. She is very dedicated, and always in a cheerful mood. She does a great job making everyone who visits our Equestrian Center feel welcome.
For the last five years, Traci Williams has been working as a benefits assistant after previously working for eight years as a student payroll coordinator. Traci and her family have been long-time members of Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC). She is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in business finance at Liberty University.
Emily Woody received Christ as her savior as a little girl and has wanted to be in ministry for as long as she can remember. She first came to Liberty University as undergraduate in 2000 and received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics while being heavily involved in Student Leadership. After serving the university as a resident director (RD) for four years, Emily now serves as one of the life skills coordinators in the Campus Pastors Office. Emily disciples young women by teaching biblical truth in a weekly bible study and one to one counseling sessions.