Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Full-Time Resident Faculty Roster

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Nutter, James Harold, B.A., M.A., M.Ed., D.A.
Director of Honors Program
Professor of English

B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.A., Marshall University; M.Ed., University of Virginia; D.A., University of Mississippi. At LU since 1985.

Oakley, Shelley, B.S., M.L.I.S.
Curriculum Librarian, Jerry Falwell Library
B.S., Liberty University; M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin. At LU since 2013.

OConnell, Bethesda, B.S., M.P.H., D.P.H.
Associate Professor
B.S., East Tennessee State Univ; M.P.H., East Tennessee State Univ; D.P.H., East Tennessee State Univ. At LU since 2016.

OHare, Carmela, B.A., M.A., Psy.D.
Associate Professor of Counseling
B.A., M.A., University of South Carolina; Psy.D., Regent University. At LU since 2006.

Ojo, David, M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Helms School of Government
M.S., Indiana State University; M.B.A., National University; Ph.D., Union University. At LU since 2010.

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

B.S., University of South Dakota; J.D., University of South Dakota School of Law; LL.M., the Judge Advocate General’s School. At LU since 2006.

Parker, Karen, B.A., M.S., Ed.D.
Dean Emeritus, School of Education 
Professor of Education

B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.S., Florida International University; Ed.D., University of Miami. At LU since 1986.

Patterson, Eugene, B.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
B.S., Ferris State College; Ph.D., University of Michigan. At LU since 2013.

Patterson, Rory, B.A., M.A., M.L.I.S.
Associate Dean, Planning, Administration and Operations, Jerry Falwell Library
B.A., Cedarville University; M.A., Miami University; M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma. At Lu since 2008.

Pelletier, Matthew Kent, B.S., Ph.D.
Director of Assessment and Outcomes
Associate Professor of Human Genetics

B.S., Liberty University; PhD., VA Polytech Inst State Univ. At LU since 2013.

Percer, Leo, B.A., M.Div., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
B.A., Union University; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., Baylor University. At LU since 2004.

Peters, Clay Etha, B.A., B.S., M.A., Ed.D., L.P.C.
Associate Professor of Counseling
B.A., Thomas Edison State College; B.S., Regent’s College; M.A., Liberty University; Ed.D., University of Sarasota. At LU since 2003.

Pettus, David D., B.S., M.Div., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
B.S., Southwest Baptist University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Baylor University. At LU since 2005.

Pickard, Jerry Vance, B.S., M.A.T., Ed.D., A.T.C.
Professor of Health Professions
B.S., University of Texas at El Paso; M.A.T., Western New Mexico; Ed.D., Sam Houston State University. At LU since 2003.

Pierce, John, B.S., M.D.
Chair, Division of Women's Health
B.S., University of Florida; M.D., University of Florida. At LU since 2016.

Pockras, Nathaniel J, B.A., M.L.S., M.A.
Electronic Resources Librarian, Jerry Falwell Library
B.A., Geneva College; M.L.S., Indiana University; M.A., Indiana University. At LU since 2016.

Poole, Melesa, B.S., MACCT, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business Management Information Systems
B.S. Concord University; MACCT., Virginia Tech; Ph.D., Virginia Tech. At LU since 2013.

Potter, Laura J, B.S., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
B.S., Colorado State University; M.D., University of Colorado Denver. At LU since 2016.

Potts, Barbara, B.A., M.L.I.S.
Coordinator, Scholarly Communications, Jerry Falwell Library
B.A., Malone University; M.L.I.S., Kent State University. At LU since 2015.

Prentice, Mary, B.S., M.S.L.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Helms School of Government
B.S., Furman University; M.S.L.S., Clarion University; Ph.D., University of Florida. At LU since 2011.

Price, J. Randall, B.A., Th.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Jewish Studies
B.A., Texas State University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Texas. At LU since 2007.

Price, Michael S, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Deleware; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University. At LU since 2013.

Pride, Melvin, B.S., M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Counseling
B.S., Towson University; M.A., Capital Bible Seminary; M.S., Ph.D., Loyola University Maryland. At LU since 2013.

Prior, Karen Swallow, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of English
B.A., Daemen College; M.A., Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo. At LU since 1999.

Provenzola, Thomas A., B.R.Ed., Th.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy and Theology
B.R.Ed., William Tyndale College; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Trinity International University. At LU since 2004.

Pruitt, Randall P, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Strategic and Personal Communication
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse; M.A., Regent University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. At LU since 2007.

Randlett, Paul Harrison, B.S., M.A.
Acting Chair, Department of Music and Worship
Assistant Professor of Music and Worship

B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2010.

Rasberry, Rick Lane, B.A., M.Ed., M.A.R., D.Min.
Department Chair, School of Divinity
Associate Professor of Religion

B.A., Free Will Baptist Bible College; M.Ed., Hyles-Anderson College; M.A.R., D.Min., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 1991.

Reinsma, Kathryn R., B.A., M.S., Dr. P.H.
Associate Professor of Health Professions
B.A., Dordt; M.S., Colorado State University; Dr. P. H., Loma Linda University. At LU since 2014.

Reisman, Judith, M.A., Ph.D.
Visiting Professor of Law
M.A., Ph.D., Case Western Resreve University. At LU since 2011.

Rice, Angela, B.A., M.L.S.
Dean, Jerry Falwell Library
B.A., Longwood College; M.L.S., Syracuse University. At LU since 2013.

Rice, Stephen M., B.A., J.D.
Professor of Law
B.A., Michigan State University; J.D. Thomas M. Cooley Law School. At LU since 2007.

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

B.A., Univesity of Southern Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina. At LU since 2013.

Robertson, Robert Anthony, B.B.A., J.D.
Assistant Professor
B.B.A., Univ of Louisiana at Monroe; J.D., Regent University. At LU since 2015.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, Amanda, B.S., M.A., Ed.D.
Chair, Doctoral Research
Associate Professor of Education

B.S., Huntington College; M.A., Ed.D., Regent University. At LU since 2009.

Roden, Chet, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Old Testament

B.A., The Baptist College of Florida; M.Div., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. At LU since 2009.

Rolfs, Mark E, B.A., B.S., Pharm.D., D.O.
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
B.A., Washington University; B.S., Washington University; Pharm.D., Washington University; D.O., Edward Via Col of Osteophathic. At LU since 2016.

Ross, Jillian, B.S., M.Div., Ph.D.
Professor
B.S., Maranatha Baptist University; M.Div., Central Baptist Theo Seminary; Ph.D., Trinity Int'l University. At LU since 2016.

Rost, Grant, B.A., M.Ed., J.D.
Associate Lawyering Skills Legal Instructor
B.A., Ohio University - Athens; M.Ed., Lynchburg College; J.D., University Of Akron. At LU since 2005.

Rost, John, B.A., M.F.A.
Chair, Digital Media and Journalism
Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Journalism

B.A., Kent State University; M.F.A., Regent University. At LU since 2014.

Rumrill, Paul, B.A., M.Mus., M.A., D
Chair, Department of Music Education
Associate Professor of Music and Piano

B.A., University of Connecticut; M.Mus., University of Connecticut; M.A., Bethel University; D, Eastman School Of Music. At LU since 2008.

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