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Terry Conner, M.A.

Associate Dean, Residential Education & Graduate Operations

Education

  • M.A. in Human Services, Business Administration, Liberty University
  • B.S. in Psychology, Liberty University

Biography

Professor Conner has worked in the management field in various capacities for over 15 years – most recently as a Department Chair in the School of Business for Liberty University Online. Prior to that, as the Director of Academic Operations, it was Professor Conner’s role to supervise an organization of 50+ employees and spearhead multiple policies and procedural changes to help maintain a viable support structure for the university’s online programs.


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Aaron J. Malbuff, M.Div.

Director of Graduate Assistantships & Research Grants
graduateassistantship@liberty.edu

Education

  • Th.M in Theology: Biblical Studies (in progress)
  • M.Div. in Discipleship & Church Ministries, Liberty University
  • B.S. in Religion: Biblical Studies, Liberty University

Biography

Before becoming the Director of Graduate Assistantships program at Liberty University, Aaron Malbuff served in the School of Divinity for four years as a graduate assistant. During those years, he worked with multiple deans and department chairs as he taught various subjects in Biblical Studies and Theology, while also overseeing multiple GSA departments for the School of Divinity. He has a love and passion for teaching and equipping the graduate assistants across the University in the effort to further their academic, professional, social, and spiritual development.


Grace M. Baker, M.A., CIP

Administrative Chair of Institutional Research
irb@liberty.edu | (434) 592-5530

Education

  • Ph.D. in Higher Ed Administration, Liberty University (in progress)
  • M.A. in English, West Texas A&M
  • B.A. in English, West Texas A&M

Biography

Grace Baker taught English as a part-time instructor at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas before coming to Liberty to work as the institutional review board (IRB) coordinator. She was then promoted to administrative chair of institutional research. Her role now includes oversight of the Research Ethics office.


Connor Bryant, M.P.H., M.B.A., CHES, CPIA

Administrative Chair for Animal & Biosafety Research
iacuc@liberty.edu | ibc@liberty.edu | (434) 582-2827

Education

  • M.B.A., Liberty University
  • M.P.H. in Health Education & Infectious Disease, Virginia Tech
  • B.S. in Biotechnology: Fermentation & Microbiology, University of California at Davis

Biography

Connor Bryant shares a passion for education and seeks to encourage others to pursue their academic interests through research and teaching. Prior to coming to Liberty, he worked as a research assistant for a biomedical company, gaining invaluable experience working with patients, researchers, and physicians. He now serves as Research Coordinator, working to ensure that research is conducted in a humane and ethical manner. He also manages several administrative aspects of Liberty’s research ethics committees, particularly the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).


Cortney Beltz, M.A.

Research Coordinator
irb@liberty.edu | (434) 582-7626

Education

  • M.A. in Professional Counseling, Liberty University
  • M.A. in Human Services: Military Resilience, Liberty University
  • B.S. in Psychology: Christian Counseling, Liberty University

Biography

Before coming to work for Liberty, Cortney Beltz was a Resident in Counseling and spent some time working as a Crisis Intervention Counselor in the Forest/Bedford area. She now serves as an Assistant Research Coordinator for the Institutional Review Board in the Research Ethics Office to ensure the safety, privacy, and confidentiality of human participants in research.


Matt Martin

Assistant Research Coordinator
irb@liberty.edu | (434) 592-5530

Education

  • B.S. in International Relations: Strategic Intelligence, Liberty University

Biography

Matt Martin is an assistant research coordinator in the Research Ethics Office. He helps to review and approve IRB applications.


 

Esse Noudegbessi, M.P.H.

Assistant Research Coordinator
irb@liberty.edu | (434) 592-5530

Education

  • M.P.H. in Epidemiology, Liberty University
  • B.S in Neurobiology & Physiology, University of Maryland, College Park

Biography

Esse Noudegbessi is an assistant research coordinator in the Research Ethics Office. She helps to review and approve IRB applications.


 

Dominic Cordaro

Assistant Research Coordinator
irb@liberty.edu | (434) 592-5530

Education

  • B.S. in Aviation Administration: Flight, Liberty University

Biography

Dominic Cordaro is an assistant research coordinator in the Research Ethics Office. He helps to review and approve IRB applications.