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Faculty and Staff

Communication & the Arts Administration and Staff

See all Program Directors listed by school and program name.

Dean

Dr. Scott Hayes
Dean, School of Communication & the Arts
smhayes@liberty.edu

Kevin Rawls

Dr. Kevin Rawls
Online Dean, LUO, School of Communication & the Arts
klrawls@liberty.edu

 

Department Chairs

Linda Nell Cooper
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Theatre Arts

Dr. Marie Mallory
Department Chair, Strategic and Personal Communication
mmallory13@liberty.edu

John Rost
Department Chair, Digital Media and Journalism
jcrost@liberty.edu

Stephan Schultze
Chair, Executive Director, Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center

Todd Smith
Department Chair and Professor, Studio & Digital Arts

 
 
 

Staff

Vicki Firtion
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
vfirtion@liberty.edu

Michael  Marrano
Faculty Support Coordinator, LUO, School of Communication & the Arts
mamarrano@liberty.edu

 
 

Cinematic Arts

Department Chair

Stephan Schultze
Chair, Cinematic Arts
Executive Director, Zaki Gordon Center
sschultze@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6200

Specialty: Producing & Directing

 
 
 

Faculty

Stuart Bennett
Associate Professor
sbennett39@liberty.edu
(434) 582-7415

Specialty: Producing & Directing

Danny Carrales
Assistant Professor
drcarrales@liberty.edu
(434) 582-7420

Specialty: Directing

Scotty Curlee
Assistant Professor
scurlee@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6268

Specialty: Producing

Jonathan Hout
Assistant Professor
jchout@liberty.edu
(434) 592-7651

Specialty: Cinematography

Doug Miller
Professor
dgmiller6@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6269

Specialty: Cinematography

Durrell Nelson
Associate Professor
dnelson55@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6121

Specialty: Screenwriting & Stunts

Won Novalis
Assistant Professor
wnovalis@liberty.edu
(434) 592-5977

Specialty: Film Editing

Michael Torres
Associate Professor
matorres7@liberty.edu
(434) 592-7652

Specialty: Screenwriting

Darin Wales
Assistant Professor
jdwales@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6218

Specialty: Directing & Screenwriting

Lorene Wales
Associate Professor
lmwales@liberty.edu
(434) 592-7409

Specialty: Film Business & Marketing

James Walz
Assistant Professor
jkwalz@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6124

Specialty: Sound Design

 

Equipment Staff

Micah Johnson
Technology Manager
mjohnson363@liberty.edu
(434) 592-7651

Seth Houser
Equipment Manager
whouser@liberty.edu
(434) 582-7408

 
 

Administrative Staff

Amanda Melton
Executive Assistant
ahmelton@liberty.edu
(434) 592-5987

Chad Rogers
Administrative Assistant
crogers4@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6200

 
 

Digital Media and Journalism

Department Chair

John Rost

Department Chair, Digital Media and Journalism
jcrost@liberty.edu

 
 
 

Faculty

Amy Bonebright
Assistant Professor, Digital Media and Journalism
abonebright@liberty.edu

William Dewhurst
Professor, Digital Media and Journalism
wadewhurst@liberty.edu

Kornel Gerstner
Associate Professor, Digital Media and Journalism
kgerstner@liberty.edu

Dr. Bruce Kirk
Associate Professor, Digital Media and Journalism
bmkirk@liberty.edu


Dr. Carey Martin
Professor, Digital Media and Journalism
clmartin7@liberty.edu

Pamela Miller
Director of Student Programming
Associate Professor, Digital Media and Journalism

prmiller4@liberty.edu


Dr. Robert Mott

Associate Professor, Digital Media and Journalism
rkmott@liberty.edu


Dr. Heather Stilwell
Associate Professor, Digital Media and Journalism
hastilwell@liberty.edu


Dr. Richard Previte
Assistant Professor, Digital Media and Journalism
rprevite@liberty.edu

 
 
 

Staff

Jamie Hall
Station Manager, 90.9 The Light
jkhall@liberty.edu

Deborah Huff
Liberty Champion Advisor
dwhuff@liberty.edu

Steven Stilwell
Media Lab Coordinator
sestilwell@liberty.edu

Janet Lenehan
Administrative Assistant
jflenehan@liberty.edu


Strategic and Personal Communication

Department Chair

Dr. Marie Mallory
Department Chair, Strategic and
Personal Communication

mmallory13@liberty.edu


Faculty

Dr. Donald Alban
Professor, Strategic and Personal Communication
dhalban@liberty.edu

Dr. Annette Madlock Gatison
Professor, Strategic and Personal Communication
admadlockgatison@liberty.edu

Dr. Clark Greer
Professor, Strategic and Personal Communication
cfgreer@liberty.edu

Ms. Abigail Karl
Professor, Strategic and Personal Communication
along61@liberty.edu

Dr. Cecil Kramer
Professor, Strategic and Personal Communication
cvkramer@liberty.edu

Dr. Sheri Parmelee
Professor, Strategic and Personal Communication
sdparmelee2@liberty.edu

Ms. Carla Sloan
Assistant Professor, Strategic and Personal Communication
csloan@liberty.edu

Dr. Harry Sova
Professor, Strategic and Personal Communication
hsova@liberty.edu

 

Staff

Denise Thomas
Forensic Speech Team Coordinator
adthomas@liberty.edu

Janet Lenehan
Administrative Assistant
jflenehan@liberty.edu

 
 

Studio & Digital Arts

Department Chair

Todd Smith

Chair, Professor
Graphic Design, Studio Art,
Teacher Licensure

tasmith2@liberty.edu

 
 

Faculty

Stacy R. Cannon
Director of Graphic Design Programs, Associate Professor, Graphic Design
scannon@liberty.edu
(434) 592-4349

Joel Cockrell
Instructor, School of Communication & the Arts
jlcockrell2@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6237

M. Stephen Glaze
Professor, Studio Art, Teacher Licensure
mglaze@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2439

Timothy Isaacson
Instructor, Photography
tisaacson@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6270

Joey Wright
Instructor, Graphic Design
jwright6@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2251

David W. Meyer
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
dwmeyer@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6324

Christopher Phillips
Director of Studio Art Programs,
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design, Studio Art

csphillips4@liberty.edu
(434) 592-5790

Bri O’Neal
Instructor, Graphic Design
bponeal@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2082

Joshua Wilson
Instructor, Graphic Design, Studio Art
jewilson1@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2901

Paul Reynolds
Assistant Professor, Studio Art
pereynolds@liberty.edu
(434) 592-3825


Audra Rygh
Instructor, Graphic Design
alrygh@liberty.edu
(434) 592-3711

Caleb Havertape
Instructor, Studio Art
cjhavertape@liberty.edu
(951) 599-9041


Staff

Julie King
Administrative Assistant
jbking1@liberty.edu
(434) 592-5900

 
 

Theatre Arts

Administrative Faculty

 Dr. Scott Hayes
Dean, School of Communication & the Arts, Professor
smhayes@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6744


Linda Cooper
Department Chair
Associate Professor lncooper@liberty.edu
(434) 582-7078

 
 

Faculty

Neal Brasher
Associate Professor nbrasher@liberty.edu
(434) 582-7621

Barry Gawinski
Associate Professor brgawinski@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6307

Andy Geffken
Associate Professor asgeffken@liberty.edu
(434) 592-5771

Connie Hecker
Assistant Professor checker1@liberty.edu
(434) 592-4689

Chris Nelson
Summer Arts Coordinator, Associate Professor cnelson@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2627

Aubri Siebert
Assistant Professor
alsiebert@liberty.edu
(434) 592-7590

Michelle Thomas
Adjunct Professor
mathomas17@liberty.edu
(434) 582-3159

 

Academic Staff

Robyn Austin
Administrative Assistant
redevaul@liberty.edu
(434) 582-7078

Jenna Gregory
Media Specialist
jhernandez117@liberty.edu (434) 582-2628

Micah Pick
Department Pianist mdpick@liberty.edu
(434) 582-7083

Jill Acosta
Administrative & Budget Manager
jacosta12@liberty.edu
(434) 582-7080


Production Staff

Mark Howieson
Production Manager & Production Designer
mhowieson@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6305

Tyson Long
Assistant Production Manager
telong@liberty.edu
(434) 592-4690

Michael Perkins
Technical Director
maperkins@liberty.edu
(434) 592-4937

Matt Phillips
Assistant Technical Director
mephillips7@liberty.edu
(434) 592-3281

Nathan Klein
Assistant Technical Director – Props Manager
nklein@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2792

Michael Wrape
Scene Shop Supervisor
mawrape@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2083

April McWilliams
Technical Director: Lights & Sound
almcwilliams@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6306

Zane Cooper
Assistant Technical Director: Lights, Sound, Master Electrician
zcooper4@liberty.edu
(434) 582-7081

Greg Vinson
Sound Designer & Engineer gvinson1@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2016

Lynne Forth
Head Costume Designer
levanderstelt@liberty.edu
(434) 582-7082

Brianne Ross
Assistant Costume Designer & Costume Shop Supervisor
bcrist3@liberty.edu
(434) 592-7697

Lillian Sharpe
Assistant Costume Designer
lfassero@liberty.edu
(434) 582-7084

Laura Wakefield
Facilities & House Manager
lwakefield@liberty.edu
(434) 582-7899