Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Members

The Board of Trustees is the governing board of Liberty University, responsible for the financial interest in the institution, legal authority, and functions as an active policy-making body.

To see the official Board of Trustees member listing visit http://www.liberty.edu/trustees/index.cfm?PID=5313.


Board of Trustees Committees

The Board of Trustees has four standing committees chaired by Trustees and composed of both Board members and non-members.

To see the official listing of the Board of Trustees Committee, Chairmen and Staff Liaisons for the Committees please visit http://www.liberty.edu/trustees/index.cfm?PID=5654.


Board of Trustees Terms

To see the official listing of the Board of Trustees Term Expiration Dates please visit http://www.liberty.edu/trustees/index.cfm?PID=29312.

Administration and Staff

University Administration

Jerry L. Falwell, B.A., J.D.
President

Ronald E. Hawkins, B.A., M.Div., Ed.S., D.Min., Ed.D.
Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Tom Arnold
Vice President for Development

Lee Beaumont, B.S., M.S.
Senior Vice President for Auxiliary Services

Kristin Conrad
Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Christos Carroll, B.S., M.B.A
Vice President of Business Administration

David M. Corry, B.A., J.D.
General Counsel

Jerry Falwell III
Vice President of University Operations

John Gauger, B.S., M.B.A.
Chief Information Officer
Vice President for Analytics

Ben Gutierrez, IV, A.A., B.S., M.A.R., M.Div., Ph.D.
Co-Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Religion

Mark Hine, B.S., M.Div., D.Min.
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs

Chris E. Johnson, B.S., M.B.A.
Executive Vice President for Resident Enrollment

Ronald Kennedy, B.S., M.B.A.
Executive Vice President for Online Enrollment

Kirk Handy, B.S.
Vice President and Director of Athletics – Club Sports

Scott Hicks
Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Robert Hurt
Vice President and Executive Director – Center of Law and Government

Richard A. Martin, B.S., M.B.A.
Vice President of Financial Analytics

Chris Misiano, B.S., M.A.R., M.R.E.
Vice President of Campus Recreation

Don Moon, B.S.
Senior Vice President of Finance and Investment Management

David Nasser
Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development

Robert Ritz, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Student Financial Services

Josh Rutledge, B.S.
Vice President of Spiritual Development

Randy Smith, B.A.
Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer

Brian Soistmann
Vice President of University Research and Analysis

Charles Spence
Senior Vice President of Facilities Management

Scott Starnes
Vice President of Off Campus Facilities

Laura J. Wallace
Executive Vice President for Human Resources

Jonathan Whitt
Vice President of Special Projects


Academic Affairs

Shanna Akers, R.N., A.D.N., B.S.N., M.S.N./M.B.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., CNE
Interim Dean, School of Nursing
Administrative Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Associate Professor of Nursing

Shawn D. Akers, B.A., M.A., J.D.
Dean, Helms School of Government
Professor of Government

Sean Beavers, B.M., M.M., D.M.
Associate Dean, Center for Music and the Performing Arts, School of Music
Professor of Music and Guitar

Bruce Bell, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of General Studies
Professor of Business and Communication

Peter Bell, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professor of Family and Emergency Medicine

Jeffery D. Boatner, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies, School of Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Counseling

Joseph Brewer, B.S., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Research, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chair of Molecular and Cellular Sciences

David Calland, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Interim Dean, School of Business
Associate Professor of Business

Suzanne Caruso, B.S., M.B.A., J.D.
Associate Dean for Online Operations, School of Government

John Cartwright, B.S., M.A.R., M.Div., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Residential Programs, School of Divinity
Associate Professor of Religion

Kevin Corsini, B.B.A., Th.M., Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean of Operations and External Affairs, LUCOM
Professor of Counseling

Marlene Corsini, B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, School of Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Psychology

David Donahoo, B.S., M.S.
Dean, School of Engineering & Computational Sciences
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems

Gabriel Etzel, B.S., M.A.R., M.Div., D.Min., Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Professor of Theology & Christian Leadership

B. Keith Faulkner, B.S., M.B.A., J.D.
Dean, School of Law
Professor of Law

Benjamin K. Forrest, B.S., M.A.R., MRE, Ed.S., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, College of General Studies
Professor of Christian Education

Michelle Goodwin, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Senior Assistant Dean, Teacher Education/Licensure, School of Education
Professor of Education

Craig Hammond, B.S., M.S.A.
Associate Dean, College of General Studies
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Scott M. Hayes, B.F.A., M.F.A.
Dean, School of Visual and Performing Arts
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Edward E. Hindson, B.A., M.A., Th.M., Th.D., D.Min., D.Phil., F.I.B.A.
Dean, School of Divinity
Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies and Religion

David Hirschman, B.S., M.A.R., M.Div., D.Min.
Associate Dean, Department of Community Care and Counseling, School of Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Religion

Skip Kastroll, Ed.D
Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

John D. Kinchen, III, B.M., M.M., D.M.A.
Associate Dean, Center for Music and Worship, School of Music
Professor of Music and Education

Bruce Kirk, B.G.S., M.A., Ed.D.
Dean, School of Communication & Digital Content
Associate Professor of Digital Media and Communication Arts

Timothy O. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., FCAP
Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associate Professor of Pathology

Ralph F. Linstra, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., C.H.E.S.
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Professor of Public Health

Mary Lowe, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, School of Divinity
Professor of Christian Education

Beverly S. Mahoney, R.N., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., M.C.H.E.S., F.A.S.H.A., F.A.A.H.E
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
Professor of Health Professions

Douglas F. Mann, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School
Administrative Dean for Graduate Programs
Associate Professor of History

Dwayne K. Melton, B.S., M.B.A.
Associate Dean, College of Applied Studies and Academic Success
Assistant Professor of Education

Ronald Miller, B.A., M.S.
Associate Dean, Helms School of Government
Assistant Professor of Government

James P. Molloy, B.S., M.A.S., FAA COMM, INST, CFI, CFII
Dean, School of Aeronautics

Stephen M. Parke, B.S., J.D., LL.M.
Associate Dean, Helms School of Government
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Rory Patterson, B.A., M.A, M.L.I.S.
Associate Dean, Planning, Administration and Operations
Jerry Falwell Library

Kevin Rawls, B.S., M.A.R., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean Online for School of Visual and Performing Arts

Angela M. Rice, B.A., M.L.S.
Dean, Jerry Falwell Library

Carey Roberts, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of History

Sara Rollins, B.A., M.A., M.L.I.S.
Director, Center for Research and Scholarship
Assistant Vice Provost for Quality Enhancement of Undergraduate Education

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

Roger Schultz, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of History

Heather Schoffstall, B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Dean, School of Education
Associate Professor of Education

Michael Shenkle, B.S., M.B.A., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, School of Education
Instructor of Education

Nina M. Shenkle, B.S., M.Ed.
Associate Dean, College of Applied Studies & Academic Success
Assistant Professor

Kevin D. Struble, B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, School of Education
Assistant Professor of Education

Troy Temple, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, School of Divinity
Professor of Theology and Family Ministries

Timothy M. Todd, B.S., M.S., C.P.A., ChFC®, J.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Law
Associate Professor of Law

Ester Warren
Dean, College of General Studies
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Steve E. Warren, B.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Counseling

Michael Weigner, B.A., M.D.
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

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

Brian C. Yates, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Dean, College of Applied Studies & Academic Success
Professor of Education

Matthew Zealand, B.S.
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Planning


Administrative Staff

Tyler Falwell, B.S.
Director of Alumni Relations

Helene Vance, B.A., M.B.A.
University Registrar

Chris Hara
Deputy Chief Information Officer

Col. Richard D. Hinkley, B.S.
Chief of Police

David D. Nemitz, B.R.E., M.A., D.Min.
Director, Center for Curriculum Development
Associate Professor, Instructional Design and Divinity

Joshua Zealand
Associate Vice President of Analytics
Analytics and Decision Support



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