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Samford University    
 
    
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
Samford University Catalog 2017-2018 Academic Year

Full-Time Faculty



Full-Time Faculty

Adams-Mitchell, Candice
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2015)
B.S., The University of Mississippi
M.S., Harding University
SLP.D., Nova Southeastern University

Adedoyin, A. Christson
Associate Professor, Social Work (2014)
B.S., M.S.W., University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Adunlin, Georges B.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy (2017)
B.S., College of Staten Island
M.A., Brooklyn College
Ph.D., Florida A&M University

Albin, Ramona C.
Assistant Professor, Law (2017)
B.A., Wesleyan University
M.P.H., Boston University
J.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Alemán, Carlos Enrique
Assistant Professor, History (2013)
B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Amamoo, Monique Ahinee
Chair, Associate Professor, Healthcare Administration, Public Health (2016)
B.S., Spelman College
M.S., Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Andrews, Emily Snider
Instructor, Music (2015)
B.M., Samford University
M.M., Baylor University
M.Div., Truett Theological Seminary

Ankney, Raymond N.
Chair, Associate Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication (2006)
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Syracuse University
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arnold, John J.
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (2008)
B. S., Auburn University
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ashe, Shannon
Instructor, Kinesiology (2013)
B.S., University of Arizona
M.Ed., Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Ashmore, Beth E.
Librarian, Samford University Library (2003)
B.A., Loyola University-Chicago
M.S., University of Illinois

Baggett, John Mark
Associate Professor, English, Law (1987)
B.A., M.A., J.D., The University of Alabama
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bains, David R.
Interim Chair, S. Louis and Ann W. Armstrong Professor of Religion (1999)
B.A., University of Virginia
A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

Bakkegard, Kristin A.
Associate Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences (2008)
B.S., United States Naval Academy
M.A., Boston University
M.S., Auburn University
Ph.D., Utah State University

Ballmann, Christopher
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology (2016)
B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Auburn University

Barnette, James R.
Director, Pre-Ministerial Scholars,Associate Professor, Religion (1994)
B.A., Samford University
M.Div., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Barron, Amanda
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2017)
B.S.N., M.S.N., The University of Alabama

Basinger, Dana K.
Assistant Dean, Arts & Sciences,
Assistant Professor, Core Curriculum (2001)
B.A., M.A., The University of Alabama

Bass, S. Jonathan
Chair, Professor, History, University Historian (1998)
B.A., M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., The University of Tennessee

Bateman, J. Mark
Associate Professor, Educational Leadership (2004)
B.A., Carson-Newman College
M.A., Bowling Green State University
Ed.D., Indiana University

Battaglia, Lisa
Associate Professor, Religion (2012)
B.A., Duke University
M.A., The University of Alabama
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Beall, Jennifer W.
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2000)
B.S., Pharm.D., Samford University

Beckwith, Carl L.
Professor, Divinity (2007)
B.A., St. Olaf College
M.Phil., Trinity College
M.A., Yale Divinity School
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Beers, Geri W.
Professor, Nursing (1991)
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ed.D., Samford University

Belski, William H.
Associate Professor, Accounting & Management Information Systems (2004)
B.A., Washington and Jefferson College
M.B.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Benner, Kimberley W.
Professor, Pharmacy Practice (1997)
B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham
B.S., Pharm.D., Samford University

Bennett, Brad
Assistant Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences (2015)
B.S., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Ph.D., The University of Tennessee

Berry, Cynthia G.
Professor, Nursing (2002)
B.S.N., University of Bridgeport
M.S.N., D.N.P., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Berry, Jack W.
Associate Professor, Psychology (2009)
B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., The Wright Institute

Bickel, Christopher Scott
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy (2016)
B.S., Ohio University
M.P.T., Old Dominion University
Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Biggio, Nancy C.
Associate Provost for Administration, Associate Professor, Core Curriculum (2004)
B.A., Drew University
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Bigham, Amy Branyon
Professor, Nursing (2012)
B.S.N., The University of Alabama
M.S.N., F.N.P., The Mississippi University for Women
D.N.P., University of South Alabama

Birkenfeld, Karen J.
Chair, Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (2009)
B.S., M.E., University of Montevallo
Ed.D., University of West Georgia

Bishop, T. Brad
Professor, Law (1971)
B.A., Samford University
M.A., The University of Alabama
J.D., Samford University

Blankley, Alan
Chair, Professor, Accounting & Management Information Systems (2015)
B.S., Houghton College
M.A., Baylor University
M.B.A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Bluiett, Tarsha
Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (2012)
B.S., M.A., University of Montevallo
Ed.S., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Bowens, Andrea
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy (2015)
B.S., D.P.T., University of Florida

Box, Jean Ann
Dean and Professor, Education, Interim Chair, Curriculum & Instruction (1989)
B.S., Auburn University
M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Boyd, Jennie Katharine
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2015)
B.A., The University of Alabama
Pharm.D., Samford University

Bradley, Donald E.
Chair, Professor, Sociology (2014)
B.A., Mars Hill College
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Bradley, Joanna C.
Assistant Professor, World Languages & Cultures (2015)
B.A., Mars Hill College
M.A., La Pontifica Universidad Javeriana
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Brammer, Charlotte D.
Associate Professor, Communication Studies (2004)
B.A., Hollins College
M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Bray, Gerald L.
Research Professor, Divinity (1994)
B.A., McGill University
Maitrise en lettres classiques, Doctorat de troisieme cycle en lettres classiques, University de Paris-Sorbonne

Broeseker, Amy E.
Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (1994)
B.S.N., Pharm.D., University of Florida
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Broom, Lowell S.
Professor, Accounting & Management Information Systems (2008)
B. S., William Carey College
M.B.A., Mississippi College
D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University

Buchanan, Joy A.
Assistant Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2017)
B.A., M.S., Chapman University
Ph.D., George Mason University

Buckner, Ellen Banks
Chair, Professor, Undergraduate Nursing (2016)
BSN, , MS, MSN, DSN, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Bunch, Wilton H.
Professor of Ethics, Philosophy (2004)
B.A., Walla Walla College
M.B.A., The University of Chicago
M.Div., Church Divinity School of the Pacific
M.D., Loma Linda University
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Burckel, Bradley M.
Instructor, World Languages & Cultures (2013)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A., The University of Alabama

Busbee, M. Brad
Chair, Professor, English (2013)
B.A., Presbyterian College
M.A., Middlebury College
Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Byland, Laura S.
Associate Professor, Theatre & Dance (2012)
B.A., Hiram College
M.A., Oklahoma State University
M.F.A., The University of Oklahoma

Cahoon, Terri M.
Chair, Associate Professor, Nurse Anesthesia (2003)
B.S.N., Auburn University
B.S, University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.S.N., University of Central Arkansas
D.N.P., The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Callighan, Heidi H.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2012)
B.A., University of Central Florida
B.S., M.S., Samford University

Canfield, Michael
Director of Clinical Education, Instructor, Cardiopulmonary Sciences (2016)
B.S.A.H., M.A.Ed., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Carden, William (Art)
Associate Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2012)
B.S., M.A., The University of Alabama
A.M., Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Carey, Michael Clay
Assistant Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication (2014)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S., Ph.D., Ohio University

Carroll, John L.
Professor, Law (2001)
B.A., Tufts University,
J.D., Samford University
LL.M., Harvard University

Carson, Charles M., IV
Associate Dean, Professor, Entrepreneurship, Management, & Marketing (2004)
B.P.A., M.B.A., Mississippi State University
Ph.D., The University of Mississippi

Carstarphen, Latoya
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2017)
B.S.N., M.S.N., The University of Alabama
D.N.P., Troy University

Cartledge, Barbara H.
Assistant Dean, Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, Management, & Marketing (2003)
B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.B.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., Samford University

Carver, Pamela E.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2016)
B.A., Samford University
B.S.N., M.A., M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Casiday, Rachel
Associate Professor, Public Health (2015)
B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
M.Sc., Ph.D., Durham University

Castle, Mark J.
Chair, Associate Professor, Theatre & Dance (2005)
B.A., Leeds University
M.F.A., University of Memphis

Cates, Marshall E.
Professor, Pharmacy Practice (1995)
B.S., Rhodes College
Pharm.D., The University of Tennessee

Cecil, Cheryl
Chair, Assistant Librarian, Samford University Library (2005)
B.M., Samford University
M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama

Cecil, David
Interim Chair, Associate Professor, Social Work (2016)
B.A., M.S.W., University of Kentucky
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Chamberlain, Marigene
Assistant Professor, World Languages & Cultures (2005)
B.A., Samford University
M.A., Vanderbilt University
Ed.D., Graduate Theological Foundation

Chandler, Kristie B.
Chair, Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Life Education (2007)
B.B.A., M.Ed., Mississippi State University
Ph.D., University of North Texas

Chapman, David W.
Professor, English (1990)
B.A., The University of Oklahoma
M.A., The University of Tulsa
Ph.D., Texas Christian University

Chatman, Sherri H.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2017)
B.S.N., University of Alabama Birmingham
M.S.N., D.N.P., Samford University

Cherry, C. Edward
Librarian, Samford University Library (1986)
B.A., Samford University
M.L.S., The University of Alabama

Chew, Stephen L.
Chair, Professor, Psychology (1993)
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Childress, Jennifer
Instructor, Nursing (2017)
B.S.N., Stephen F. Austin State University
M.S.N., Samford University

Clapp, Douglas C.
Associate Professor, Classics (2001)
B.A., Dartmouth College
M.A., Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Coate, Kathryn (Katie)
Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Dietetics (2015)
B.S., M.S., Auburn University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Cobia, F. Jane
Professor, Educational Leadership (2011)
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Ed.D., The University of Alabama

Cohen, Rachel Lee
Assistant Librarian, University Library (2012)
B.A., Southern Oregon University
M.A., M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Coleman, Jennifer J.
Professor, Nursing (1999)
B.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.S.N., Samford University
Ph. D., The University of Southern Mississippi

Collins, Andrea W.
Associate Professor, Nursing (2012)
B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P., Samford University

Collins, William P.
Professor, Political Science (1987)
A.B., Ph.D., Florida State University

Connell, Peggy
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership (2012)
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Ed.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Cooper, Sarah
Assistant Librarian, University Library (2017)
B.A., University of Montevallo
M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama

Cooper, Tadashia Jabril
Instructor, Cardiopulmonary Sciences (2016)
B.S., M.A.Ed., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Copeland, Philip L.
Professor, Music (2011)
B.M.E., University of Mississippi
M.M.E., Mississippi College
D.M.A., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Copeland, Rachel
Assistant Professor, Social Work (2015)
B.A., Wheaton College
M.S.W., The University of Alabama

Cortes, Cynthia G.
Professor, Nursing (2009)
B.S.N., Samford University
M.R.E., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.S.N., DrPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Cory, Joseph A.
Associate Professor, Art (2014)
B.A., Central College
B.F.A., School of The Art Institute of Chicago
M.F.A., The University of Chicago

Craig, Edward L., Jr.
Reference Librarian, Law Library (1988)
B.A., Ohio Northern University
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
J.D., The University of Tennessee

Cretton-Scott, Erika
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (2008)
B.S., Saint Mary’s College
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Crocker, Carolyn R.
Instructor, World Languages & Cultures (2006)
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College
M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Cropp, Cheryl
Associate Professor, Pharmacy (2017)
B.S., The University of Iowa
Pharm.D., University of Kentucky
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

Cross, Carol Ann Vaughn
Assistant Professor, Core Curriculum (2000)
B.A., The University of Alabama in Huntsville
M.A., Ph.D., Auburn University

Crouch, Michael A.
Fred E. McWhorter Dean, Professor, Pharmacy (2014)
B.S., The University of North Carolina
Pharm.D., Medical University of South Carolina

Cruthirds, Danielle L.
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (2007)
B.S., Spring Hill College
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Cunningham, Jill L.
Chair, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Professor, Nursing (2005)
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
D.N.P., The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

D’Souza, Bernadette
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (2011)
B.A., Mumbai University
Ph.D., Mercer University

Dalton, Grant B.
Associate Professor, Music (2001)
B.S., David Lipscomb University
M.M., D.M.A., The Ohio State University

Darby, Della H.
Metadata Librarian, Law Library (2000)
B.S., Spalding University
M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina

Davenport, Lawrence J.
Paul Propst Professor of Natural Sciences, Biological & Environmental Sciences (1985)
B.A., Miami University (Ohio)
M.S., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Davey, Kimberly
Assistant Professor, Public Health (2015)
B.A., B.S., M.B.A., Samford University
M.A., Seton Hall University
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Davidson, Theresa C.
Associate Professor, Sociology (2005)
B.A., University of Arizona
M.A., Northern Arizona University
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Davis, Joel
Associate Professor, Music (2012)
B.M., Samford University
M.A., D.M.A., Claremont Graduate University

Davis, Jonathan C.
Professor, Human Development & Family Life Education (2002)
B.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology
M.M.F.T., Abilene Christian University
Ph.D., Purdue University

Davis, LaJuana S.
Professor, Law (2007)
B.A., Georgia State University
J.D., Harvard Law School

Davis, Sonya Booth
Instructor, Core Curriculum (2008)
B.A., M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Day, William Lance
Assistant Librarian, Samford University Library (2014)
B.S.W., University of Montevallo
M.S.W., The University of Georgia
M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama

Deas, Crystal Monique
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2016)
Pharm.D., Xavier University of Louisiana

DeBow, Michael E.
Professor, Law (1988)
B.A., M.A., The University of Alabama
J.D., Yale University

Dedo, David R.
Associate Professor, Communication Studies (1990)
B.A., M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Purdue University

DeHart, Renee Marie
Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Professor, Pharmacy (2012)
Pharm.D., The University of Florida

Dendy, Richard R.
Professor, Art (1998)
B.A., Auburn University
M.V.A., Georgia State University

Denning, Brannon P.
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor, Law (2003)
B.A., The University of the South
J.D., The University of Tennessee
LL.M., Yale University

DeVine, D. Mark
Associate Professor, Divinity (2008)
B.S., Clemson University
M.Div., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

DeVries, Annalise J.K.
Assistant Professor, History (2017)
B.A., University of Denver
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Diamond, Brad
Associate Professor, Music (2014)
B.M., Westminster Choir College
M.M., D.M.A., University of Cincinnati

Dick, Tracey K.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2010)
B.S.N., Auburn University
M.S.N., Samford University

DiRusso, Alyssa A.
Whelan W. and Rosalie T. Palmer Professor of Law (2005)
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University
J.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Dobbins, Elizabeth G.
Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences (1999)
B.A., Auburn University
M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Donaldson, Steven F.
Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (2001)
B.S., Samford University
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dorsett, Lyle W.
Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism, Divinity (2005)
B.A., M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

Dugan, B. DeeAnn
Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2008)
B.A., University of Central Florida
Pharm.D., University of Florida

Eason, C. Clifton
Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, Management, & Marketing (2013)
B.S., The University of Alabama
M.B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., The University of Mississippi

Edwards, JohnMark
Teacher-in-Residence, Orlean Beeson School of Education, (2017)
B.S.E., Samford University
M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Elder, Keith
Dean, Professor, School of Public Health (2016)
B.S., M.P.A., M.P.H., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., University of Maryland

Emmons, Elizabeth (Betsy)
Vice Chair, Assistant Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication (2013)
B.A., James Madison University
M.A., University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Ennis, Les Sturdivant
Interim Chair, Professor, Educational Leadership (2000)
B.A., Samford University
M.Div., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
J.D., Samford University

Epley, Steven
Professor, English (1992)
B.A., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Evans, Jill E.
Professor, Law (1994)
B.A., University of California, Irvine
M.M., J.D., Northwestern University

Ferguson, Angela D.
Assistant Professor, World Languages & Cultures (2004)
B.A., The University of Southern Mississippi
M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin

Finch, J. Howard
Dean, Business; Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2011)
B.B.A., North Georgia College
M.B.A., Mercer University
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Fincher, Rita Malia
Associate Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences (2007)
B.S., Newcomb College
Ph.D., Tulane University

Findlay, Margaret P.
Associate Dean, Professor, Nursing (2001)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Finn, David M.
Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (1998)
B.S., M.A., Ed.D., The University of Alabama

Fisk, Rosemary Mims
Professor, English (1984)
B.A., Samford University
M.A., Duke University
Ph.D., Rice University

Fisk, Scott
Chair, Professor, Art (2001)
B.F.A., Henderson State University
M.F.A., Memphis College of Art

Flaniken, Jeffrey Z.
Associate Professor, Music (1997)
B.M., Philadelphia College of Performing Arts
M.M., University of Cincinnati

Flowers, Kathy Crawford
Instructor, Core Curriculum (2002)
B.A., B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Auburn University

Floyd, H. Hugh
Professor, Sociology (1993)
B.A., Ouachita University
Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Floyd, Michael D.
Director of International Studies for Law, Professor, Law (1991)
A.B., Princeton University
M.S., New York University
J.D., Emory University

Flynt, Shannon R.
Assistant Professor, Classics (2002)
B.S., Samford University
M.A., The University of Alabama
Ph.D., University of Missouri

Ford, Charles L.
Associate Professor, Interior Architecture (2005)
B.G.S., Samford University
M.Ed., Regent University
Ed.S., Samford University
M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design

Ford, Matthew P.
Chair, Professor, Physical Therapy (2013)
B.S., Quinnipiac College
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Fournier, Eric J.
Director, QEP/CTLS, Professor, Geography (1997)
B.S., Syracuse University
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Fouse, Kathryn
Associate Dean, Division of Music, Professor, Music (2002)
B.M., Baylor University
M.M., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
D.M.A., University of North Texas

Freeman, Charlotte
Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (1977)
B.A., Mobile College
M.A., University of South Alabama
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Freeman, Maisha Kelly
Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2003)
B.S., Winston-Salem State University
Pharm.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Frost, Ginger S.
Research Professor of History (1996)
B.A., Texas Woman’s University
M.A., Louisiana State University
Ph.D., Rice University

Gaines, Miriam J.
Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Dietetics (2015)
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Auburn University

Galdo, John Anthony (Jake)
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2015)
Pharm.D., The University of Georgia

Galloway, Ryan W.
Associate Professor, Communication Studies (2005)
B.A., George Mason University
M.A., Baylor University
Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Garza, David C.
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry (1998)
B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Gentry, Grant L.
Associate Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences (2010)
B.A., Austin College
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

George, Ashley
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies (2014)
B.A., Southern Wesleyan University
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

George, Timothy F.
Ralph W. Beeson Dean and Professor, Divinity (1988)
A.B., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.Div., Th.D., Harvard University

Gerhardt, Clara E.
Professor, Human Development & Family Life Education (1998)
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Pretoria, South Africa
M.B.A., Samford University

Gignilliat, Mark S.
Professor, Divinity (2005)
B.A., Bob Jones University
M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews

Gilchrist, Erin Naugher
Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (2014)
B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Gililland, Darrell Jon, Jr.
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology (2015)
B.B.S., Hardin-Simmons University
M.S.Ed., Northwest Missouri State University
Ed.D., Texas A&M University

Glenn, David J.
Associate Professor, Theatre & Dance (2010)
B.F.A., Auburn University
M.F.A., University of Arizona

Glotfelty, Henry W.
Interim Chair, Professor, Physics (1978)
B.S., University of Missouri
M.S., Ph.D., The University of Kansas

Gorman, Gregory S.
Vice Chair, Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (2008)
B.S., Armstrong State College
Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Grayson, Marissa
Assistant Professor, Political Science (2010)
B.A., University of Southern California
M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

Greene, Doris E. “Wendy”
Professor, Law (2007)
B.A., Xavier University of Louisiana
J.D., Tulane University
LL.M., George Washington University

Gregory, Brian W.
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2002)
B.S., M.S., Furman University
Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Gregory, Denise J.
Assistant Provost for Diversity & Intercultural Initiatives, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2005)
B.S., Jackson State University
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Guess, Aundrea Kay
Professor, Accounting & Management Information Systems (2012)
B.S.B.A., Baylor University
M.Acc., Auburn University
Ph.D., University of North Texas

Guffin, Scott
Administrative Faculty, Executive Director of Christian Ministry, School of the Arts (2017)
B.S., Samford University
M.Div., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Gunnoe, Maj. Lacy J.A.
Operations Flight Commander, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Studies (2016)
B.S., West Virginia University
M.A., American Military University

Gurley, Lisa E.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2010)
A.D.N., Jefferson State Community College
B.S.N., M.S.N., Samford University

Hagues, Rachel
Assistant Professor, Social Work (2015)
B.S., M.S.W., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Hall, Timothy D.
Dean, Arts & Sciences, Professor, History (2016)
B.A., Grace University
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
M.A., The University of Chicago
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Hannah, Julie
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership (2015)
B.A., M.S., Ed.S., Ed.D., Samford University

Hankins, Anna-Leigh Stone
Assistant Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2016)
B.B.A., M.A., M.S., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Haralson, Michele K.
Director, Curriculum Materials and Technology Center, Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (2002)
B.S., Georgetown College
M.B.A., University of Miami
M.L.S., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Hardin, J. Michael
Provost and Vice President, Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2015)
B.S., University of West Florida
M.S., Florida State University
M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Hardin, Larry E.
Assistant Professor, Music (2017)
B.M., M.M.E., Samford University
Ed.D., The University of Alabama

Harmon, Quykerita (Keta)
Acquisitions Librarian, Law (2017)
B.S., M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama

Harper, Allison Catherine
Instructor, Communication Studies (2016)
B.A., M.A., George Mason University

Harper, Larron C.
Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, Management, & Marketing (1991)
B. Comm., University of the Witwatersrand
Honors B. Comm., University of South Africa
M.B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Harrison, Lori
Instructor, Nursing (2015)
B.S.N., Samford University
M.S.N., Auburn University

Harvey, Nina
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2017)
B.S.N., Tuskegee University
M.S.N., Samford University
D.N.P., The University of Alabama

Hataway, Andrew (Drew)
Research Compliance Officer, Associate Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences (2011)
B.A., B.S., Samford University
Ph.D., The University of Mississippi

Heath, Timothy A.
Assistant Professor, Music Education (2016)
B.M., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.A., The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Henningsen, Melanie Wise
Instructor, Nursing (2016)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Samford University

Hensarling, Robert W., Jr.
Associate Professor, Kinesiology (1995)
B.S., Samford University
M.S., The University of Southern Mississippi
Ed.S., Ed.D., Samford University

Hepola, Allison
Assistant Professor, Philosophy (2011)
B.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Herbinger, Lisa E.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2013)
B.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.S.N., Samuel Merritt University
D.N.P., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Herndon, Kimmetha H.
Dean, Librarian, University Library (2008)
B.S., The University of Georgia
M.L.S., The University of Alabama

Hess, Mary Annette
Associate Professor, Nursing (2017)
B.S.N., Auburn University at Montgomery
M.S.N., Troy State University
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hightower, Jill B.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2011)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Samford University

Hiles, N. Jane
Associate Professor, English (1992)
B.A., M.A., The University of Texas at El Paso
Ph.D., Emory University

Hill, Celeste H.
Assistant Professor, Human Development & Family Life Education (2014)
B.A., M.A., M.S., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Hilsmier, Amanda C. Strong
Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (2004)
B.A., Mercer University
M.E., Mississippi College
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Hite, Preston
Associate Professor, Interior Architecture (2013)
B.S., M.Arch., Georgia Institute of Technology

Hoaglund, Amy E.
Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (2008)
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Ed.S., Ed.D., Samford University

Hogue, Michael D.
Associate Dean, Center for Faith and Healing, Chair, Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2004)
B.S., Pharm D., Samford University

Holloway, Betsy B.
Vice President for Marketing and Communication, Professor, Business (2002)
B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.B.A., Samford University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Holston, Jane
Associate Professor, Nursing (2010)
M.S.N., Samford University
D.N.P., University of South Alabama

Hopkins, Joseph
Dean, Arts, Professor, Music (2006)
B.M., Shorter College
M.M., Baylor University
D.M., Indiana University

Horn, Randolph C.
Director of Strategic & Applied Analysis, Professor, Political Science (1996)
B.A., University of the South
M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

Horsey, Kandice L.
Assistant Professor, Law (2017)
B.A., University of Maryland
L.L.M., Temple University
J.D., University of Virginia

House, Paul R.
Professor, Divinity (2004)
B.A., Southwest Baptist University
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
M.Div., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Howard, Amanda R.
Assistant Professor, Psychology (2015)
B.A., The Ohio State University
M.S., Ph.D., Texas Christian University

Hughes, Peter J.
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2009)
B.S., The University of Alabama
Pharm.D., Samford University

Hutto, Rebecca M.
Catalog Librarian, Law Library (1978)
B.S., M.L.S., The University of Alabama

Hyde, Rebecca Anne
Assistant Librarian, Samford University Library (2016)
B.A., University of Mary Washington
M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama

Hynds, Emily A.
Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (2000)
B.S., Furman University
M.S., Ph.D., Emory University

Iranikhah, Maryam
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2009)
B.S., Ryerson Polytechnic University
Pharm.D., Samford University

Jackson, Allison J.
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology (2005)
B.S., M.Ed., Auburn University at Montgomery
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Jackson, Kelly F.
Instructor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2017)
B.A., M.S., The University of Alabama

Jackson, Moira
Associate Professor, Health Professions (2016)
B.Sc., Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Janas, Michael J.
Interim Chair, Associate Professor, Communication Studies (1993)
B.A., Boston College
M.A., The University of Georgia
Ph.D., The University of Iowa

Jensen, Kelly C.
Associate Professor, World Languages & Cultures (2000)
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Jentsch, Lynda J.
Professor, World Languages & Cultures (1992)
B.A., Kutztown State College
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Jha, Sanjiv Kumar
Assistant Professor, Physics (2017)
B.Sc., M.Sc., Tribhuvan University
M.S., Ph.D., New Mexico State University

Johnson, Aaron L.
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2017)
B.S., M.S., University of Montevallo
A.U.D., Salus University

Johnson, Bryan M.
Director, University Fellows Program, Professor, English (1999)
B.A., M.A., Mississippi State University
Ph.D., University of Denver

Johnson, Corey M.
John R. Samprey Jr., Research Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2012)
B.S., East Central University
Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma

Johnson, David A.
Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences (2008)
B.S., M.S., Samford University
Ph.D., Emory University

Johnson, Margaret L.
Chair, Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2013)
B.A., M.S., University of Mississippi
SLP.D., Nova Southeastern University

Johnson, Myrtis A.
Instructor and Clinical Coordinator, Curriculum & Instruction (2005)
B.S., The University of Alabama
M.S.E., Alabama A&M University

Johnson, Virginia (Nia)
Assistant Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication (2015)
B.S., B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Johnston, Kristen C.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2015)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Samford University
D.N.P., Troy University

Jones, Leigh A.
Reference Librarian, Law (2017)
B.A., Fisk University
M.S.L.S., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J.D., Texas Southern University

Jones, Moniaree Parker
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2015)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Ed.D., The University of Alabama

Jones, Steven T.
Chair, John Will Gay Professor of Banking, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2001)
B.A., Huntingdon College
M.B.A., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Jung, Alan P.
Dean, Health Professions, Professor, Kinesiology (2006)
B.S., James Madison University
M.S., Appalachian State University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Kawell, Gregory A.
Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (2004)
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
M.C.S., Colorado State University

Keller, George E., III
Assistant Dean, Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences (1993)
B.S., Centre College
M.S., Ph.D., West Virginia University

Kendrach, Michael G.
Associate Dean, Professor, Pharmacy Practice (1993)
B.S., The University of Toledo
Pharm.D., University of Kentucky

Kennedy, Janie A.
Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (1997)
B.S., Samford University
M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University

Kenning, Kristin
Associate Professor, Music, Opera Director (2011)
B.M., Western Michigan University
M.M., D.M.A., University of Minnesota

Kinnerson, Lakesha
Assistant Professor, Health Informatics & Information Management (2017)
B.S., M.P.H., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Kirkpatrick, William Nathan
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology (2013)
B.A., Covenant College
M.Ed., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Knierim, Victoria S.
Instructor, Communication Arts, Coordinator of Academic Achievement (2010)
B.A., Tennessee State University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Koch, Carol L.
Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2015)
B.S., M.A., Central Michigan University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Kopec, Thomas J.
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology (2016)
B.S., The University of Alabama
M.S., The University of Akron
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Kraft, Keya Catherine
Assistant Professor, English (2012)
B.A., The College of William and Mary
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Krumdieck, Jeannie C.
Chair, Professor, Interior Architecture (1992)
B.S., Mississippi State University
M.S., The University of Alabama

Kuruk, Paul
Professor, Law (1995)
LL.B., University of Ghana
B.L., Ghana Law School
LL.M., Temple University
S.J.D., Stanford University

Kyle, Jeffrey A.
Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2008)
Pharm.D., Samford University

Lackey, Mark A.
Assistant Professor, Music (2013)
B.S., David Lipscomb College
M.M., D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory

Lander, Roger D.
Professor, Pharmacy Practice (1986)
B.S., Pharm.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Langum, David J.
Research Professor, Law (1985)
A.B., Dartmouth College
M.A., San Jose State University
J.D., Stanford University
LL.M., S.J.D., University of Michigan

Laughlin, Gregory K.
Director, Law Library, Associate Professor, Law (2008)
B.A., Missouri State University
J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lawhon, Sharon Leding
Professor, Music (1994)
B.M., Belmont University
M.C.M., D.M.A., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Layton, Jennifer E.
Assistant Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences (2010)
B.S., The University of Alabama
M.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ledgerwood, Mikle D.
Chair, Professor, World Languages & Cultures (2007)
B.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Vanderbilt University
M.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Leonard, Jeffery M.
Associate Professor, Religion
B.A., Southeastern Bible College
M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Brandeis University

Lindsey-Taheri, Megan
Instructor, Nutrition & Dietetics (2016)
B.S., M.A., The University of Alabama

Little, David C.
Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (1988)
B.S., M.S., University of Montevallo
Ed.D., The University of Alabama

Lockamy, Archie, III
Margaret Gage Bush Professor, Entrepreneurship, Management, & Marketing (2000)
B.Ch.E., Georgia Institute of Technology
M.B.A., Atlanta University
Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Lohrke, Cynthia F.
Professor, Accounting & Management Information Systems (2000)
B.B.A., Loyola University
M.S., Ph.D., Drexel University

Loudon, David L.
Professor, Entrepreneurship, Management, & Marketing (2005)
B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Lucioni, Patricia Jumbo
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy (2016)
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.D., Universidad Peruana Cayetano Herdie School of Medicine

Lumpkin, Melissa Galvin
Chair, Professor, Public Health (2014)
B.S., Auburn University at Montgomery
M.P.H., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Lundeen, John D.
Associate Professor, Nursing (2008)
M.S.N., Samford University
Ed.D., The University of Alabama

Luthin, David R.
Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (2006)
B.A., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Malysz, Piotr Jozef
Associate Professor, Divinity (2011)
B.A., Adam Mickiewicz University
M.Div., Concordia Theological Seminary
Th.D., Harvard University

Marshall, Jennings B.
Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (1985)
B.A., Kentucky Southern College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Marshall, Mallory
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology (2014)
B.S., The University of Tulsa
M.A., University of Maryland
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Martin, Edward C.
Professor, Law, Director, Law School Technology (1983)
B.S., J.D., The University of Tennessee

Martin, Jane S.
Senior Associate Dean, Professor, Nursing (1996)
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., Auburn University

Mathews, Kenneth A.
Professor, Divinity (1989)
B.A., Dallas Baptist University
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Mathews, Suresh
Chair, Professor, Nutrition & Dietetics (2015)
M.S., Bharathiar University, India
B.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., University of Madras, India

Mathis, Eric L.
Chair, Academic Studies, Associate Professor, Music, Director of the Center for Worship & the Arts (2010)
B.M., Wheaton College
M.M., Baylor University
M.Div., Truett Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Mauldin, Erin Stewart
Assistant Professor, History (2012)
B.A., Samford University
M.A., Georgetown University

Mayfield, John
Professor, History (1995)
B.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Mazzei, Matthew J.
Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, Management & Marketing (2013)
B.S., University of Florida
M.S., M.B.A., University of South Florida
Ph.D., Auburn University

McCarty, Sara E. Helms
Associate Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2009)
B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland
M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland

McClure, Jennifer M.
Assistant Professor, Religion (2015)
B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene University
M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

McCullough, Mary E.
Professor, World Languages & Cultures (2001)
B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University

McDaniel, Gretchen S.
Associate Dean, Professor, Nursing (1997)
B.S.N., M.S.N., D.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham

McDermott, Gerald
Anglican Professor, Divinity (2015)
B.A., The University of Chicago
B.S., North Dakota State University
M.R.E., Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary
Ph.D., The University of Iowa

McDougal, Tommy Ray Jr.
Assistant Professor, Healthcare Administration (2017)
B.S.B.A., Samford University
M.S., M.B.A., D.Sc., University of Alabama at Birmingham

McGinnis, Margaret Elizabeth (Beth)
Assistant Professor, Music (2017)
B.M., Samford University
M.M., Texas Christian University
M.A., Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

McGinnis, T. Scott
Associate Professor, Religion (2002)
B.S., Samford University
M.B.A., The University of Alabama
M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A., Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

McMichael, Sandra
Instructor, Nursing (2014)
B.S.N., Auburn University at Montgomery
M.S.N., Troy State University

Meador, Anna E.
Pharmacy Director, Christ Health Center, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2010)
B.S., Louisiana State University
Pharm.D., Auburn University

Metress, Christopher
University Professor (1993)
B.A., St. Mary’s University
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Mileski, Megan R.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2012)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Samford University

Miller, Cheryl M.
Instructor, Senior Laboratory Manager, Pharmacy (2014)
B.S., University of Montevallo
B.S., M.A., Ed.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Milstead, Andy M.
Assistant Professor, World Languages & Cultures (2008)
B.A., University of Montevallo
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Minnema, Anthony H.
Assistant Professor, History (2016)
B.A., Calvin College
M.A., Western Michigan University
Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Mintz, Katrina Hunter
Assistant Provost for Assessment and Accreditation, Associate Professor, Pharmacy (2013)
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., The University of Alabama

Mobley, Brandy
Instructor, Nursing (2016)
B.S.N., The University of Alabama
M.S.N., Samford University

Montgomery, P. Andrew
Associate Professor, Classics (2004)
B.A., Georgia State University
M.A., University of Washington
Ph.D., The University of Iowa

Moore, Christa
Instructor, Nursing (2015)
B.S.N., The University of Alabama
M.S.N., Samford University

Moore, Tondra L.
Associate Professor, Healthcare Administration (2016)
B.S., Alabama State University
M.P.H., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
J.D., Samford University

Mu, Peng
Assistant Librarian, University Library (2012)
B.S., Shandong University (China)
M.L.I.S., Wayne State University

Murphy, Pilar
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2012)
B.S., University of Oklahoma
Pharm.D., University of Arkansas

Nabers, Drayton, Jr.
Director, Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics & Leadership (2014)
A.B., Princeton University
L.L.B., Yale School of Law

Naro, Patricia B.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2004)
B.S., Samford University
Pharm.D., Auburn University

Neumeier, Harold F.
Chair, Associate Professor, Health Informatics & Information Management (2015)
B.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.P.P.M., Birmingham-Southern College

Newberry, Michelle R.
Instructor, Accounting & Management Information Systems (2015)
B.S., M.A., The University of Alabama

Newton, Jo Beth
Associate Dean, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership (2008)
B.S., Samford University
M.Ed., West Georgia College
M.Ed., University of Montevallo
Ed.D., The University of Alabama

Northrup, Lori D.
Associate Dean & Chair of Collection Management, Librarian, University Library (2002)
B.A., Troy State University
M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama

Overton, Anthony S.
Chair, Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences (2017)
B.S., South Carolina State University
M.S., The University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Padilla, Osvaldo
Associate Professor, Divinity (2008)
B.A., Moody Bible Institute
M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Ph.D., King’s College, University of Aberdeen

Pan, Kevin Kuang-Hung
Assistant Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2016)
B.S., National Taiwan University
M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University

Parish, Ashley E.
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy (2016)
B.S., D.P.T., The University of Alabama

Park, M. Sydney
Associate Professor, Divinity (2006)
B.A., University of Chicago
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
Th.M., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Parker, Rhonda G.
Professor, Communication Studies (2002)
B.S., The University of Southern Mississippi
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Patane, Frank
Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (2015)
B.S., Lafayette College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida

Patrick, Amber M.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2013)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Samford University

Pederson, Joseph A.
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology (2015)
B.A., University of Northern Colorado
M.S., Texas A&M University

Pence, Jillyn N.
Executive Director, Simulation Lab, Assistant Professor, Nursing (2008)
B.S.N., The University of Southern Mississippi
M.S.N., Samford University
Ed.D., The University of Alabama

Petrella, John K.
Chair, Associate Professor, Kinesiology (2007)
B. S., Georgia Institute of Technology
M.E., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Ponder, Morgan S.
Chair, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry (1989)
B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Powell, Jeffrey S.
Chair, Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (2006)
B.S., Furman University
Ph.D., Emory University

Prince, Valerie T.
Professor, Pharmacy Practice (1994)
Pharm.D., Mercer University

Pritchett, Tameka
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2017)
B.S.N., Nursing, Jacksonville State University
M.S.N., D.N.P., Samford University

Promer, Laura
Instructor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2014)
B.S., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S., The University of Alabama

Putt, B. Keith
Professor, Philosophy (2002)
B.A., Blue Mountain College
M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A., Ph.D., Rice University

Rahn, Jennifer L.
Associate Professor, Geography (2007)
B.A., Villanova University
M.A., Temple University
Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville

Ratcliffe, Carol J.
Chair, Associate Professor, Nursing (2013)
B.S.N., The University of Alabama
M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
D.N.P., Samford University

Reburn, James P.
Professor, Accounting & Management Information Systems (1996)
B.S., M.Ac., Southern Illinois University
D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University

Reeves, Josh
Assistant Professor, Philosophy (2016)
B.A., M.Div., Samford University
M.Phil., University of Cambridge
Ph.D., Boston University

Remington, Eric
Instructor, Physics (2017)
B.S., Samford University
M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Reynolds, LeeAnn G.
Associate Professor, History (2008)
B.A., University of Tennessee
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Richardson, W. Randall
Chair, Performance Studies, Professor, Music (1980)
B.M., Samford University
M.M., D.M.A., Louisiana State University

Riggs, Robert M.
Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (1994)
B.S., Ph.D., Purdue University

Robbins, David E.
Assistant Professor, Health Informatics & Information Management (2016)
B.S., LeTourneau University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Roberson, C. Jean
Instructor, Social Work (2014)
B.A., William Jewell College
M.S.W., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Roberts, Megan Z.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy (2017)
B.S., Pharm.D., Auburn University

Roberts, Tracey M.
Visiting Professor, Law
A.B., Harvard University
J.D., Vanderbilt University
LL.M., New York University

Robertson, Ashley
Assistant Professor, Healthcare Administration (2016)
B.A., Baylor University
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Rochester, Vicki W.
Associate Professor, Nursing (2005)
B.S., Auburn University
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
D.N.P., University of South Alabama

Rogers, H. Elizabeth (Betsy)
Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (2010)
B.S., M.S.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., Samford University

Rogers, Rebecca
Instructor, Kinesiology (2015)
B.S., Austin College
M.S., Texas Woman’s University

Rose, Bridget C.
Director, Academic Success Center, Assistant Professor, Core Curriculum (2009)
B.A., Mobile College
M.T.S., Samford University

Ross, Allen P.
Beeson Professor, Divinity (2002)
B.A., Bob Jones University
Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Ross, Sarah
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy (2016)
B.S., M.P.T., Marquette University
D.P.T., The College of St. Scholastica

Ross, William G.
Lucille Stewart Beeson Professor of Law (1988)
A.B., Stanford University
J.D., Harvard University

Roxburgh, Kenneth B.E.
Professor, Religion (2003)
B.A. (Hons) C.N.A.A., London Bible College
M.Th., Aberdeen University
Ph.D., Edinburgh University

Rush, Richard Allen
Assistant Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication (2016)
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Ryan, Hollea
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2015)
B.S., Florida State University
M.S., Au.D., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Sahawneh, Mary Anne
Assistant Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences (2015)
B.S., Samford University
Ph.D., Cornell University

Sanders, Nena F.
Vice Provost, Ralph W. Beeson Chair of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Professor, Nursing (1999)
B.S.N., M.S.N., D.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sanders, Lt. Col. Stephen T.
Commander, Air Force ROTC Detachment 12, Professor, Aerospace Studies (2016)
B.S., United States Air Force Academy
M.M.A.S., Air University, Maxwell AFB
M.B.A., University of West Florida

Sandley, Don T.
Professor, Theatre & Dance (1997)
B.A., East Texas Baptist College
M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Sandley, Lynette M.
Assistant Professor, Core Curriculum (1999)
B.S., The University of Texas at Tyler
M.A., University of Central Oklahoma

Sansom, Dennis L.
Chair, Professor, Philosophy (1988)
B.A., Baylor University
M.A., Washington University
M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Seibels, Donna R.
Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Dietetics (2010)
B.S., Auburn University
M.S., The University of Alabama

Service, Robert W.
Professor, Entrepreneurship, Management, & Marketing (1993)
B.S., Mississippi College
M.B.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Arlington

Shanahan, Tonya D.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2017)
B.S.N., The University of Alabama
M.S.N., Mississippi University for Women
D.N.P., Samford University

Sheaffer, Elizabeth Ann
Associate Dean of Assessment and Accreditation, Associate Professor, Pharmacy (2016)
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.B.A., Shenondoah University
Ph.D., George Mason University

Shelton, Lora R.
Associate Professor, Nursing (2007)
B.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.S.N., Samford University
D.N.P., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Shepherd, Frederick M.
Chair, Professor, Political Science (1993)
B.A., Amherst College
Ph.D., Georgetown University

Shinn, Ronald R.
Professor, Music (2007)
B.M., The University of New Mexico
M.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison
D.M.A., The University of Alabama

Shipley, David S.
Associate Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication (1993)
A.B.J., M.A., The University of Georgia
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Simms, Grace L.
Information Technology Librarian, Law Library (2001)
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College
M.L.S., The University of Alabama

Simoni, Serena
Associate Professor, Political Science (2011)
M.A., California State University, Long Beach
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Sims, Pamela J.
Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (1989)
B.S., University of Florida
Pharm.D., Mercer University
Ph.D., University of Colorado

Skelley, Jessica Whalen
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2011)
Pharm.D., Samford University

Slaton, Rachel Morgan
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2010)
Pharm.D., Samford University

Smith, Robert, Jr.
Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair, Professor, Divinity (1997)
B.S., Cincinnati Bible College
M.Div., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Smolin, David M.
Harwell G. Davis Professor of Constitutional Law, Director, Center for Children, Law, & Ethics (1987)
B.A., University of South Florida
J.D., University of Cincinnati

Snow, Amy C.
Associate Director, Nurse Anesthesia, Assistant Professor, Nursing (2009)
B.S.N., Samford University
M.N.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Southall, Kyle
Visiting Instructor, Kinesiology (2016)
B.S., Ohio University
M.S., West Virginia University

Specht, Christian M.
Assistant Professor, School of the Arts (2017)
B.F.A., Valdosta State University
M.F.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Speights-Binet, Jennifer
Chair, Associate Professor, Geography (2008)
B.A., Samford University
M.S., University of Edinburgh-Scotland
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Stanley, Sonya S.
Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (1996)
B.S., Judson College
M.S., Auburn University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Steele, Jennifer Bondurant
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2007)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Samford University

Steward, Julie Sims
Professor, English (1996)
B.A., Austin College
M.A., Ph.D., Rice University

Stokes, Charles (Chuck)
Associate Professor, Sociology (2013)
B.A., M.Div., Samford University
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Stone, R. Thomas, Jr.
Professor, Law (1978)
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
J.D., Emory University
Ph.D., The University of Tennessee
LL.M., The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Strange, James R.
Associate Professor, Religion (2007)
B.A., Furman University
M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A., University of South Florida
Ph.D., Emory University

Strickland, Henry C.
Dean and Ethel P. Malugen Professor, Law (1988)
B.A., Presbyterian College
J.D., Vanderbilt University

Sutton, Timothy
Associate Professor, English (2015)
B.A., DePauw University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Miami

Szurek, Jaroslaw P.
Department Chair-Cataloging & Metadata, Associate Librarian, University Library (2003)
M.A., Jagiellonian University
M.S., University at Albany-SUNY

Taylor, Grant
Associate Dean, Assistant Professor, Divinity (2015)
B.S., Union University
M.Div., Samford University
Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Taylor, Jennifer R.
Chair, Archives & Special Collections, Assistant Librarian, University Library (1999)
B.A., Mississippi State University
M.L.I.S., The University of Southern Mississippi

Terry, Patricia Hart
Professor, Nutrition & Dietetics (1990)
B.S., M.S., The University of Alabama
Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Tew, C. Delane
Professor, History (2009)
B.A., Samford University
M.R.E., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Auburn University

Thatcher, Karen L.
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2014)
B.S., M.A., Ed.D., Ball State University

Thielman, Frank S.
Beeson Professor, Divinity (1989)
B.A., Wheaton College
B.A., M.A., University of Cambridge
Ph.D., Duke University

Thomas, Michael Chad
Chair, Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2016)
B.S., Pharm.D., University of Arizona

Thomason, Angela R.
Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2004)
Pharm.D., Samford University

Thompson, Larry D.
Associate Dean, Division of Visual Arts, Professor, Art (2007)
B.F.A., University of Texas at San Antonio
M.F.A., University of North Texas

Thornton, Jeremy P.
Dwight Moody Beeson Chair, Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2004)
B.A., Asbury College
M.S., Eastern University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Thurman, Demondrae
Professor, Music (2013)
B.M., The University of Alabama
M.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison
D.M.A., The University of Alabama

Thurston, Lydia A.
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy (2014)
B.S., Auburn University
M.A., D.Sc.PT., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Todd, Candace H.
Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (1998)
B.S., Carson-Newman College
M.S., Ph.D., Baylor University

Todd, Stephen R.
Chair, Professor, Classics (1998)
B.A., Furman University
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Tomlin, Laura H.
Administrative Faculty, Law (2017)
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College
M.S.E., Samford University
J.D., Hamline University

Toone, Brian R.
Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (2005)
B.S., Clemson University
M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Turner, Ashley McLeod
Instructor, Nursing (2016)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Samford University

Venable, John M.
Assistant Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (1992)
B.S., University of Virginia
M.B.A., Dartmouth College

Viliunas, Brian B.
Assistant Professor, Music (2011)
B.M., Northwestern University
M.M., Rice University
D.M.A., Arizona State University

Waddell, Carla T.
Chair, Reference & Research Associate Librarian, University Library (2000)
B.A., University of Montevallo
M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama

Waldrop, Bruce A.
Chair, Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (2003)
B.S., Samford University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Wallace, W. Jason
Director, Core Text Program, Richard J. Stockham, Jr. Chair, Professor, History (2004)
B.A., Auburn University
M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Walthall, Howard P.
Leslie S. Wright Professor of Law (1975)
A.B., LL.B., Harvard University

Wang, Xiaodong Robert
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012)
B.S., Nankai University
M.S., Baylor University
Ph.D., The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Warr, Rebecca
Assistant Professor, Nursing (1981)
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Washmuth, Nicholas B.
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy (2014)
B.H.S., University of Florida
D.P.T., Washington University in St. Louis

Watson, Stephen E.
Assistant Professor, Art (2014)
B.A., Williams Baptist College
M.F.A., The University of Alabama

Waugh, Jonathan
Chair, Professor, Cardiopulmonary Sciences (2015)
B.S., University of Central Florida
M.S., Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Webster, Douglas D.
Professor, Divinity (2007)
B.A., M.A., Wheaton College
Ph.D., University of St. Michael’s College

Wensel, Terri M.
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2008)
Pharm.D., Auburn University

West, Heather A.
Assistant Professor, World Languages & Cultures (1997)
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College
M.A., Mississippi State University
M.A. Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

White, C. Whitney
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2009)
B.S., Mississippi College
Pharm.D., Samford University

White, Darin W.
Chair, Professor, Entrepreneurship, Management, & Marketing (2009)
B.S., Birmingham-Southern College
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

White, Mary E.
Assistant Professor, Art (2007)
B.A., Samford University
M.F.A., The University of Alabama

Wiget, Paul A.
Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2014)
B.S., Ph.D., New Mexico State University

Wilger, Dale
Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2015)
B.S., SUNY at Fredonia
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Williams, Tyler D.
Assistant Professor, Health Professions (2017)
B.S., Mississippi College
M.A., The University of Alabama

Willis, A. Sandra
Professor, Psychology (1995)
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., Ph.D., Tulane University

Wilson, Angela
Instructor, Nursing (2015)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Samford University

Witherspoon, Monique Gardner
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership (2014)
B.S., M.Ed., South Carolina State University
Ed.S., Winthrop University
Ed.D., Gardner-Webb University

Wood, Kimberly H.
Assistant Professor, Psychology (2017)
B.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Wood, Patricia F.
Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (2006)
B.S., University of Montevallo
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Woolley, Thomas W.
Senior Associate Provost, Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (1993)
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University

Workman, Charles E.
Assistant Professor, World Languages & Cultures (2002)
B.A., Samford University
M.A., Auburn University

Worthington, Mary A.
Professor, Pharmacy Practice (1995)
B.S., Pharm.D., The Ohio State University

Wright, Geoffrey
Associate Professor, English (2007)
B.A., Oral Roberts University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Tulsa

Wynn, Stephanie D.
Professor, Nursing (2012)
B.S.N., M.S.N., The University of Alabama
D.N.P., The University of South Alabama

Yerkes, Rustin (Rusty)
Assistant Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2012)
B.S., U.S. Air Force Academy
M.B.A., Auburn University at Montgomery
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

York, Ashley B.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2017)
B.S.N., The University of Alabama
M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
D.N.P., Union University

Young, Deborah
Professor, Law, Director, Center for Advocacy & Clinical Education (1997)
B.A., University of Kentucky
J.D., University of Michigan

Young, Lauren
Associate Librarian, University Library (2015)
B.A., M.A., The University of Mississippi
M.L.I.S., The University of Southern Mississippi

Zaharis, Julie A.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2007)
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham