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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

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Nelson, Christopher, B.S., M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
B.S., Liberty University; M.F.A., Regent University.  . At LU since 2008.

Nemitz, David, B.R.E, M.A., D.Min.
Director, Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence
Associate Professor of Religion and Instructional Design

B.R.E., Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania; M.A., M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary; D.Min; Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. . At LU since 2006.

Nutter, James H., B.A., M.A., M.Ed., D.A.
Director of Honors Program
Associate 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.

Oliver, J. Douglas, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Director, Center for Creation Studies
Professor of Biology and Creation Studies

B.S., M.S., University of Toronto; Ph.D., University of Georgia. . At LU since 2003.

Page, Terri, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., F.N.P.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Liberty University; M.S.N., F.N.P., University of Virginia. . At LU since 2004.

Palmer, Eva, B.S., M.F.A., M.A.
Associate Professor of Studio and Digital Arts
B.S., Old Dominion University; M.F.A., M.A., James Madison University. . At LU since 2005.

Pantana, John J., B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Professor of Education
B.S., Bob Jones University; M.Ed., Georgia State University; Ed.D., University of Virginia. . At LU since 1975.

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, 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.

Parker, Leonard W., B.A., M.S., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.S., Pensacola Christian College; Ed.D., Nova University. Additional work at Florida International University and Luther Rice Seminary. . At LU since 1986.

Parson, Monica, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Health Sciences 
  B.S., Liberty Baptist College; M.Ed., Ed.D. University of Virginia. . At LU since 2005.

Patterson, Rory, Rory; B.A., M.A., M.L.I.S.
Research Assistance Librarian, ILRC
B.A., Cedarville University; M.A., Miami University; M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma. At LU since 2008.

Patton, Wayne, B.A., M.A.R., M.Div.
Associate Dean, General Education Online
Assistant Professor of Religion

B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; M.A.R., M.Div., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. . At LU since 2009.

Peterson, Charles, B.A, M.A.
Instructor of Spanish
B.A., South Dakota State University; M.A., University of Iowa. . At LU since 2012.

Pettiford, Carl, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Engineering
Associate Professor of Engineering

B.S., University of Hawaii, Manoa; M.S., University of Dayton; Ph.D., Northeastern University. . At LU since 2009. .

Pettit, Alison, A.A.S., B.S., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Information Technology
  A.A.S., Central Virginia Community College; B.S., Averett University; M.B.A., Lynchburg College.  . At LU since 2008.

Phillips, Christopher S., B.A., M.F.A.
Instructor of Studio and Digital Arts
B.A., M.F.A., Pensacola Christian College.  . At LU since 2011.

Phillips, Scott, Th.G., B.A., M.A.B.S., M.Div., Th.M., D.Min.
Department Chair, School of Religion
Associate Professor of Religion

Th.G., B.A., Baptist Bible College; M.A.B.S., M.Div., Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology; Th.M., D.Min., Liberty Theological Seminary. . At LU since 1994.

Pickard, J. Vance, B.S., M.A.T., Ed.D., A.T.C.
Director, Athletic Training Education Program
Associate Professor of Health Sciences 

B.S., University of Texas at El Paso; M.A.T., Western New Mexico; Ed.D., Sam Houston State University. . At LU since 2003.

Preacher, Stephen P., B.A., M.S., M.B.A., D.B.A.
Professor of International Business
B.A., Bob Jones University; M.S., M.B.A., National University; D.B.A., United States International University; additional graduate work at Westminster Theological Seminary. . At LU from 1980–1986; 2002 to present.

Preusser, Daniel, B.S., M.S.Ed., ATC
Approved Clinical Instructor
Assistant Athletic Trainer

B.S., Liberty University; M.S.Ed., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  . At LU since 2009.

Price, J. Randall, B.A., Th.M., Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Judaic Studies
Professor of Jewish Studies

B.A., Texas State University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Texas.  . At LU since 2007.

Pride, Marseille, B.A., M.A., M.L.S.
Associate Dean of Research and Customer Service, ILRC
B.A., Spelman College; M.A., Antioch University; M.L.S., University of Maryland. At LU 2006-2009; 2012-present.

Prior, S Karen, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of English and Modern Languages
Professor of English

B.A., Daemen College; M.A., Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo. . At LU since 1999. .

Protzman, Danika, B.S., TESL
Lecturer in English Language Institute
B.S., Liberty University; TESL Certificate, Seattle University. At LU since 2012.

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

Pruitt, Randall, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Communication Studies
B.S., University of Wisconsin–Lacrosse; M.A., Regent University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.  . At LU since 2007.

Putney, Nathan, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A. Southern Wesleyan University; M.Ed., Clemson University; Ed.D., University of South Florida. . At LU since 2007.

Putney, Stephen, Th.B., Th.M., D.Min.
Assistant Director of Christian/Community Service
Associate Professor of Biblical Worldview

Th.B., Piedmont Bible College; Th.M., Grace Theological Seminary; D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; graduate studies, Jerusalem University College. . At LU since 2005. .

Randlett, Douglas H., B.A., M.Ed., D.Min.
Associate Dean of Liberty Ministry Training
Associate Professor of Church Ministries

B.A., Free Will Baptist Bible College; M.Ed., Lynchburg College; D.Min., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  . At LU from 1978-1998; 2008 – present.

Randlett, Paul, B.S., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Worship and Music Studies
B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. . At LU since 2010.

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

Rasberry, Tamra, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Liberty University; M.S.N., University of Virginia. . At LU since 1997. .

Rawls, Kevin, B.S., M.A.R., M.B.A.
Chair, General Education
Instructor of Business (CGS)

B.S., M.B.A., Liberty University; M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary; doctoral studies at Northcentral University.  . At LU since 2011. .

Reed, Kenneth, A.S., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Modern Languages
A.S., Virginia Western Community College; B.A., Washington and Lee University; M.A., Ph.D., Georgetown University. At LU since 2012.

Reesman, Kurt, B.A., M.A.S, FAA COMM, CFI, CFII, MEI
Associate Professor of Aviation
B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.A.S., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. . At LU since 2004. .

Reichard, Walter H., B.A., M.B.A., FAA COMM, CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, CL-65, EMB-120, C-382
Associate Professor of Aviation
B.A., The Citadel; M.B.A., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.  . At LU since 2007. .

Reichenbach, Norman G., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University. . At LU from 1990-91; 1997 to present. .

Reynolds, Anne, B.S., M.L.S.
Resource Management Librarian (Cataloging), ILRC
B.S., Baptist Bible College; M.L.S., SUNY Albany Rockefeller School of Library Science. At LU since 2007.

Reynolds, Paul E., B.F.A., M.I.S.
Assistant Professor of Studio and Digital Arts
B.F.A., M.I.S., Virginia Commonwealth University.  . At LU since 2007.

Rich, Robert K., B.S., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
B.S., Liberty University; M.S., North Carolina State University.  Doctoral studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  . At LU since 2009.

Richardson, Nancy A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Bob Jones University; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of Georgia. . At LU since 2006.

Rist, Boyd C., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Senior Academic Consultant to the Provost
Distinguished Professor of History

B.A., University of South Dakota; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Virginia; additional graduate study at the University of Minnesota. . At LU since 1973.

Ritchey, Jeffrey, B.A., M.Div., M.A.R.E., Ph.D.
Associate Chair, Department of Global Studies
Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies

B.A., Hardin-Simmons University; M.Div., M.A.R.E., Ph.D., Southwestern Theological Seminary; . At LU since 2009.

Ritchie, Robert, B.A., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Geography and History 
B.A., The Citadel; M.A., American Military University.  . At LU since 2007.

Rivera, Theodore F., B.A., M.Div.
Department Chair, School of Religion
Asssociate Professor of Religion

 

B.A., Le Moyne College; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  . At LU since 2007.

Roach, Lori, B.A., M.A.
Instructor, English Language Institute
B.A., Nyack College; M.A., Bowling Green State University.  . At LU since 2011.

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

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

Rogers, J. Ernie, B.B.A., M.A., FAA COMM, CFI, CFII, ME, MEI, ATP, HELO, INST
Associate Dean, School of Aeronautics
Associate Professor of Aeronautics

B.S., Howard Payne University; M.A., Salva Regina University; M.A., Naval War College. . At LU since 1998.

Ross, Marcus, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Creation Studies
Associate Professor of Geology

B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Ph.D. University of Rhode Island. . At LU since 2005. .

Ross, Terry J., B.S., M.Div.
Instructor of Religion
B.S., Georgia College and State University; M.Div., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. . At LU since 2010.

Rowlette, Elizabeth Ann, B.S., M.Ad.
Assistant Professor of Information Technology
B.S., Berea College; M.Ad., Lynchburg College; additional graduate work at Liberty University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. . At LU since 1999.

Rowlette, Kenny, B.A., M.Ed.
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Berea College; M.Ed., Lynchburg College; doctoral studies (ABD), University of Virginia. . At LU since 1980.

Rumrill, Paul, B.A., M.M., D.M.A.
Chair, Department of Applied Music Studies
Assistant Professor of Worship and Music

B.A., M.M., University of Connecticut; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music. Additional graduate studies at Bethel University.  . At LU since 2008. .

Runion, Garth E., B.S. Ed., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
B.S. Ed., Illinois State Normal University; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. . At LU from 1977-1986; 2006-present.

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