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Graduate Student Assistants

Graduate Student Assistants


Location, Hours and Contact Information

Office Location:
Green Hall 2668

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 
8:00am-5:00pm
(Closed Wednesdays, 9:45am-11:15am for Convocation)


Mailing Address:
Center for Academic Support and Advising Services
Liberty University
1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, VA 24515


Telephone:   (434) 592-4110
Fax:   (434) 582-2297
Email:   casas@liberty.edu


Faculty/Staff


Brian C. Yates, Ed.D.

Dean
Associate Professor of Education

Professional

  • B.S., Grove City College; M.Ed., Westminster College; Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • 12 years combined experience as middle school teacher, high school guidance counselor, school district administrator, and university professor before coming to Liberty University in 2007
  • Teaches CLST 105, EDUC 531
  • At LU since 2007

 

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Kathy Stolvoort

Administrative Assistant to the Dean/Office Manager

Professional:

  • Has served as an Administrative Assistant in both the Bruckner Learning Center and CASAS
  • At LU since 1993

 

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David Bellows

Coordinator of Academic Success
Instructor of Education

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary 
  • 2 years total at Liberty as an Academic Advisor in Liberty University Online.  One and a half years Admissions Counselor in Resident Admissions before joining CASAS as an Academic Success Coordinator in 2006.
  • Teaches CLST 101 and MENT 101
  • At LU since 2003

 

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Adair Bolt

Administrative Assistant, Office of Disability Academic Support

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • Assists with Disability Academic Support, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, and Liberty University Interpreting Services (LUIS)
  • At LU since 2013

 

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David Hart

Director of Advising
Assistant Professor

 

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 11 years in Admissions, executive leadership before joining CASAS in 2006
  • Teaches CLST 101, CLST 104, and MENT 101
  • At LU since 1995

 

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Hope Jennings

Data Manager/Reports Coordinator

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • At LU since 2007

 

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Jacqueline J. Johnson, Ed.D. 

Coordinator of Special Projects and New Student Seminar
Assistant Professor of Education
 

Professional:

  • B.S., Christian Heritage College; M.A., Liberty University; Ed.S., Point Loma Nazarene University; Ed.D., Northern Arizona University.
  • 16 years teaching experience; taught 4 years as Liberty resident faculty as well as: Advisor for Individualized Studies (B.A., B.S) and Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.)
  • Teaches CLST/MENT
  • At LU since 2009

 

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Dianne Mays

Office Receptionist

Professional:

  • Assists in the Bruckner Learning Center
  • At LU since 2006

 

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Lance McClure

Director, Technical Studies
Assistant Professor of Education

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 26 years experience in ministry and the technical trades
  • Teaches CRFT 101, CLST 101
  • At LU since 2011
     

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Denny McHaney

Director, Office of Disability Academic Support
Associate Professor of Education

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.Ed., Lynchburg College; Additional work at University of Virginia
  • 28 years experience at Liberty University working for the Bruckner Learning Center and leading the Office of Disability Academic Support (ODAS)
  • At LU since 1985

 

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Dwayne Melton

Executive Director for Administration
Assistant Professor of Education
Dwayne Melton

Professional:

  • B.S., M.B.A., Liberty University; doctoral studies at Northcentral University 
  • 4 years in Liberty University Online, and at Catalyst (GiANT Impact) a Christian organization focused on leadership for the next generation
  • Teaches CLST 101, BUSI 300
  • At LU 2001-2005; At LU since 2009 

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Dixie Sanner

Department Secretary
 

Professional:

  • Former business owner of "S.O.S." (Sanner Organization Solutions)
  • Former columnist for the Washington Business Journal and the Loudoun Times-Mirror.
  • Assists with Center for Professional and Continuing Education, Individual Programs of Study (Individualized Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies majors) and New Student Seminar. 
  • At LU since 2010
     

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Heather Schoffstall

Executive Director for Academics
Associate Professor of the Bruckner Learning Center

Professional:

  • B.S., M.S., Old Dominion University; Ed.D, Argosy University
  • 3 years teaching in Virginia Beach area public school system, 4 years for Lynchburg City Public Schools
  • Teaches CLST 101 and MENT 101, CLST 100 and 101 (Liberty University Online)
  • At LU since 2003

 

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Barbara Sherman

Director, Individualized Programs of Study
Associate Professor of Education

Professional:

  • A.A., Potomac State College; B.A., Fairmont State Teacher's College; M.Ed., Lynchburg College; M.A., Liberty University; Additional work at UVA and Appalachian State.
  • 30 years experience at Liberty University which includes serving as the former Director of the Bruckner Learning Center and Executive Director of CASAS
  • Teaches INDS 400 (Liberty University Online), CLST 301 (Advanced Reading/Vocabulary Development, Residential and Online), and CLST 100 (Liberty University Online)
  • At LU since 1982 

 
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George Sherman
Director of the Center for Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE)

Professional:

  • B.A., Franklin University; M.S., Oklahoma University
  • 26 years in the Air Force with approx. 15 years flight instructor/evaluator experience.  6 years in Virginia Community College System workforce with 3 years as Workforce and Continuing Education Interim VP

  • at LU since 2014

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James D. Wagner

Assistant Director of the Bruckner Learning Center for Testing and Tutoring
Director, Academic Opportunity Program
Assistant Professor of Education

Professional:

  • B.A., The King's College; M.A., Liberty University
  • 28 years experience at Liberty University in CASAS in academic advising and test administration of CHES, CLEP, GRE, LSAT, MAT, PCAT, and the PRAXIS
  • Teaches CLST 101, KINE 221
  • At LU since 1985

 

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Brently Winstead

Department Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • At LU since 2013

 

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Professional Advisors

 

S. Brianne Morrison
Assistant Director of Advising

 


 

 Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Liberty University
  • Five years prior experience in Student Affairs and Academic Advising before joining CASAS in 2013
  • At LU from 2008-2009; 2010-2012; At LU since 2013


 

 


 

Donna Holland
Lead Advisor

 





Advising Areas:
  • NCAA Athletes
     

Professional:

  • B.S., Washington Baptist Teachers College
  • 15 years teaching experience
  • At LU since 2003

Jim Blunk
Professional Advisor


 

 



Advising Areas:

  • Accounting, Business Administration [last names A-K] (Teacher Licensure)
     

Professional:

  • B.A., Mercer University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 6 years of prior experience in education
  • At LU since 2006

Britt Bonelli
Professional Advisor

 

 

 

 

Advising Areas:

  • Elementary Education Integrated Studies, Special Education Integrated Studies
     

Professional:

  • B.A., Liberty University
  • 1 year substitute teaching for Lynchburg City Public Schools
  • At LU since 2014

 

Vacant
Professional Advisor


 



 

Advising Areas:

  • Aeronautics/Aviation, Athletic Training, Sport Management
     
     

 

Katie Hacker
Professional Advisor

 



Advising Area:

  • Undecided


Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.Ed. Lynchburg College
  • At LU since 2013

 

Allison Barney
Professional Advisor

 

 


Advising Areas:

  • Kinesiology (Teacher Licensure), Nursing [last names A-K]


Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • At LU since 2011 

 

Ruby Easaw
Professional Advisor

 


Advising Areas:

  • Biblical Studies [last names A-M], Church Ministries [last names A-M], Global Studies [last names A-M], Pastoral Leadership and Biblical Exposition [last names A-M], Philosophy, Religion (A.A.), Religious Studies [last names A-M]


Professional:

  • B.S., Wilson College; M.A., Liberty University
  • At LU since 1996

Scott Mehorter       
Professional Advisor

 




Advising Areas:

  • Business Administration [last names L-Z] (Teacher Licensure), Business Management Information Systems


Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • At LU since 2012

Debbie Musselman
Professional Advisor

 
    


 
Advising Areas:

  • Criminal Justice (B.S.) [last names M-Z], Studio and Digital Arts (Teacher Licensure)
     
     

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • 3 years in U.S. Army; 25 years in music evangelism; 8 years as case worker/Director of Liberty Godparent Home
  • At LU since 2011

 

 

Thomas Hersman
Professional Advisor

 

 

 

Advising Areas:
 

  • Computer Science (Teacher Licensure), Engineering, Web Technology and Design

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • At LU since 2012


 

Casey Lewellyn
Professional Advisor




 Advising Areas:

  • Cinematic Arts, Digital Media and Communication Arts

     

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • 5 years of experience as a Worship Leader 
  • At LU since 2012

 

 

Jeannie Saunders
Professional Advisor

 





Advising Areas:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology (Teacher Licensure), Biomedical Sciences, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Biology, Zoo & Wildlife Biology, Zoology
     

Professional:

  • B.A., Pensacola Christian College
  • 23 years of experience teaching music, and 15 years as a Worship Leader
  • At LU since 2008

Jessica Phaup
Professional Advisor
 




Advising Area:

  • Biblical Studies [last names N-Z], Church Ministries [last names N-Z], Global Studies [last names N-Z], Pastoral Leadership and Biblical Exposition [last names N-Z], Religious Studies [last names N-Z], Worship and Music Studies [last names K-Z]

Professional:

  • B.M., Liberty University
  • Professional musician in the Lynchburg and surrounding areas
  • At LU since 2013AtAt LU AAt LU since 2013 

 

Karen Young
Professional Advisor

 

 




Advising Areas:

  • Psychology [last names A-S]
     

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Liberty University
  • At LU since 2008




     

Madison Hetzler
Professional Advisor

 

 

 

 

   



Advising Areas:  

  • Criminal Justice (A.A.), Criminal Justice (B.S.) [last names A-L], Government (B.A., B.S., A.A.), International Relations

 

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • Volunteered with political campaign
  • At LU since 2013 

     

Eric Rolkowski
Professional Advisor

Advising Areas:

  • English (Teacher Licensure), Music (Teacher Licensure), Spanish (Teacher Licensure), Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (Teacher Licensure), Worship and Music Studies [last names A-J], American Sign Language and Interpreting
     

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • 6 years experience as a Worship Leader, and 1 year with Postal Services before joining CASAS in 2013
  • At LU since 2013

Shalie Burrows
Professional Advisor

 




Advising Areas:
  • Family and Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences (Teacher Licensure), Fashion Merchandising and Interiors, History (B.A., B.S.), Social Sciences (Teacher Licensure), Math (Teacher Licensure)
     

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University
  • 3 years at Liberty University in the College of Arts and Sciences before joining CASAS 
  • At LU since 2010

Paige Kappler
Professional Advisor


 

Advising Areas:

  • Nursing [last names L-Z], Psychology [last names T-Z]
     

Professional:

  • B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Liberty University 
  • One year in Student Accounts before joining CASAS in 2011
  • At LU since 2010

 

 

Melissa Calloway
Professional Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Advising Areas:

  • Exercise Science, Health Promotions, Theatre Arts (Teachure Licensure)
     

Professional:

  • B.A., Louisiana Sate University; B.S. McNeese State University; M.A., Liberty University
  • One year in Career Center before joining CASAS
  • At LU since 2013


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