2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Full-Time Faculty



Full-Time Faculty

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Adedoyin, A. Christson
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

Amamoo, Monique Ahinee
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.
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

Antwi-Fordjour, Kwadwo
Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (2018)
B.A., University of Ghana
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Arnold, John J.
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

Atkins, Kelly D.
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy (2018)
B.S., The University of Iowa
Ph.D., D.P.T., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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.
Professor, Biblical and Religious Studies (1999)
B.A., University of Virginia
A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

Baker, Lisa R.
Chair, Professor, Social Work (2018)
B.A., The University of Georgia
M.S.W., Florida International University
Ph.D., The University of Georgia

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.
Associate Professor, Biblical & Religious Studies (1994);
Director, Pre-Ministerial Scholars
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
Professor, History; University Historian (1998)
B.A., M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., The University of Tennessee

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

Beall, Jennifer W.
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 (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

Benton, Amy L.
Associate Professor, Educational Leadership (2019)
B.A., Millikin University
M.S., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago

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

Bickel, Christopher Scott
Professor, Physical Therapy (2016);
Interim Executive Director for Faith and Healing
B.S., Ohio University
M.P.T., Old Dominion University
Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Biggio, Nancy C.
Associate Provost for Student Success and Institutional Research; 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, Teacher Education; Associate 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

Blake, Dana D.
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy (2018); Director of Clinical Education
B.S., Samford University
M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham
D.P.T., College of Saint Scholastica

Blankley, Alan
Chair, Professor, Accounting (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
Professor, Teacher Education (1989)
B.S., Auburn University
M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

Bradley, Donald E.
Associate Dean, Arts & Sciences; 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.
Professor, English (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 (2008)
B. S., William Carey College
M.B.A., Mississippi College
D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University

Brown, Stephen A.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy (2019)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
J.D., Pharm.D., Samford 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
Professor, Nursing (2016)
B.S.N., M.S., M.S.N., D.S.N., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Bui, Lan
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2018)
Pharm. D., Texas Southern University

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

Burdette, Kelli R.
Instructor, Nursing (2018)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Auburn University

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

Byland, Laura S.
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

Cameron, Amy C.
Instructor, Nutrition and Dietetics (2019); Director, Dietetic Internship
B.S., Texas A&M University
M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

Cantley, Bradley W.
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies (2018); Director of Clinical Education
B.S., M.S., 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

Carpenter, Kathryn M.  
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy (2019)
B.S., M.S.O.T., University of South Alabama
O.T.D., Quinnipiac University

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

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

Cartledge, Barbara H.
Senior 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, 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

Caulkins, Robert M.
Visiting Instructor, Physical Therapy (2019)
A.B., Dartmouth College 
M.D., Albany Medical College of Union University 
D.P.T., Franklin Pierce University

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

Cecil, David
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, 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 at Birmingham
M.S.N., D.N.P., Samford University

Cherry, C. Edward
Librarian, 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 W.
Instructor, Nursing (2017)
B.S.N., Stephen F. Austin State University
M.S.N., Samford University

Chism, Kara M.
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership (2018)
B.S., B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., Samford University

Ciampa, Roy E.
Chair, Professor, Biblical & Religious Studies (2018);
S. Louis and Ann W. Armstrong Chair of Religion 
B.A., Gordon College
M.Div., Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

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

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

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

Couvillion, Havilah S.
Instructor, Nursing (2019)
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

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

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.
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

Cyr, Taylor W.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy (2019)
B.A., B.A., M.A., Florida State University
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside 

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
Associate 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.
Director, 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

Day, Jeanelle B.
Chair, Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (2018)
B.S., The University of Alabama
M.A., University of Montevallo
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

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

de Pedro, Jovanni-Rey
Assistant Professor, Music (2018)
M.M., Trinity College of Music
D.M.A., University of Michigan

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, English (1990)
B.A., M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Purdue University

Deese, Meagan B.
Instructor, Nursing (2019)
B.S.N., University of Alabama at Huntsville
M.S.N., Jacksonville State University

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

Delchamps, Victoria K.
Assistant Professor, English  (2010)
B.A., Tennessee State University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Den Hartog, Jonathan J.
Chair, Professor, History (2019)
B.A., Hillsdale College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Denning, Brannon P.
Associate Dean for 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

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

Duncan, Robin C.
Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (2018)
B.S, Samford University
M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ed.S., Ed.D., Samford University

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

Elder, Keith
Dean, Professor, 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
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

Evans, Lauren F.
Assistant Professor, Art (2018)
B.S., B.A., College of Charleston
M.F.A., University of Maryland

Fehringer, Elaine
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy (2018)
B.S., Colorado State University
M.A., University of Northern Colorado
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

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
Senior Associate Provost; Professor, Business (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

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

Fleming, Jonathan
Assistant Professor, Geography (2018)
B.S., University of North Alabama
M.S., Ph.D., Mississippi State University

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

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

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

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

Fuller, Thomas L.
Administrative Faculty, Divinity (2018)
B.A., Samford University
M.Div., D.Min., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

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.
Research 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

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

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

Green, John Marc
Instructor, Journalism & Mass Communication (2019)
B.S., Freed-Hardeman University
M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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;
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2005)
B.S., Jackson State University
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

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

Guffin, Scott L.
Executive Director, Assistant Professor, Christian Ministry (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.
Associate Professor, Nursing (2019)
A.D.N., Jefferson State Community College
B.S.N., M.S.N., Samford University
Ph.D., William Carey University

Gurney, Mary T.
Instructor, Theatre & Dance (2019)
B.A., M.S.E., 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

Hamm, Brian J.
Assistant Professor, History (2019)
B.A., Pepperdine University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

Hankins, Anna-Leigh Stone
Assistant Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2016)
B.B.A., M.A., M.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, Lee M.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2019)
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
D.N.P., Samford University

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

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

Harrelson, Paul
Chair, Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies (2017)
B.S.N., University of North Louisiana
M.P.A.S., University of Nebraska

Harris, Reginald J.
Assistant Professor, Management (2018)
B.S., University of Houston
M.B.A., Augusta State University

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

Haun, Daniel D.
Assistant Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication (2019)
B.F.A., University of Kentucky
M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Hendrickson, Howard P.
Chair and Professor, Pharmacy (2018)
B.S., University of Arkansas
M.S., The University of Kansas
Ph.D. University of Arkansas

Henley, Grant H.                                   
Chair, Professor, World Languages & Cultures (2019)
B.A., Boston University
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

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

Hensarling, Robert W., Jr.
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.
Associate 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

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

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

Hogewood, Lynn H.
Administrative Faculty, Law (2018)
B.A., J.D., Samford University

Holloway, Alice G.
Instructor, Entrepreneurship, Management & Marketing (2019)
B.A., University of South Alabama
M.B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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 H.
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

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

Hurt, John B.
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies (2017); Director of Academics & Curriculum
B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.S., University of Nebraska

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

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

Hynds, Emily A.
Associate Dean, Arts & Sciences;
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

Janas, Michael J.
Interim Director, 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

Johns, Marci S.
Associate Provost for Accreditation and Online and Professional Studies, (2018)
B.A., M.P.A., Auburn University at Montgomery
J.D., Faulkner University

Johnson, Aaron L.
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2017)
B.S., M.S., University of Montevallo
Au.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.
Associate 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, Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2013)
B.A., M.S., University of Mississippi
SLP.D., Nova Southeastern University

Johnson, Myrtis A.
Instructor, 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

Johnson, S. Wesley
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies (2018)
B.S., M.S.P.A.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

Jones, Galen W.
Assistant Professor, Christian Ministry (2018)
B.A., University of Cincinnati
B.T., Beacon Institute of Ministry
M.A.C.E., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Jones, Lauren H.
Instructor, Nursing (2018)
B.S.N., Kennesaw State University
M.S.N., Samford University

Jones, Leigh A.
Reference Librarian, Law Library (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

Kaal, Megan H.
Clinical Coordinator, Nutrition & Dietetics (2019)
B.S., Samford University
M.B.A., M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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
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 (2011); Opera Director
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

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

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

Kuruk, Paul
Lucille Stewart Beeson Chair, 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

Kynes, Will J.
Associate Professor, Biblical & Religious Studies (2019)
B.A., University of Virginia
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Litt., University of St Andrews
Ph.D., University of Cambridge

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

Laing, Stefana Dan
Assistant Professor, Divinity (2018)
B.A., Macquarie University
M.S.L.S., University of North Texas
M.Div., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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

Ledbetter, Maria D.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2017)
B.S.N., Western Kentucky University
M.S.N., D.N.A.P., Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia

Ledgerwood, Mikle D.
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, Biblical & Religious Studies (2012)
B.A., Southeastern Bible College
M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Brandeis University

Levkoff Derouchie, L. Elizabeth
Assistant Librarian, University Library (2019)
B.A., M.L.I.S., 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 (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

Lovell, Ryan T.
Instructor, Music (2019)
B.A., Baylor University
M.M., Hardin-Simmons University

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

Luginbuhl, David R.
Director, Computer Science Program;
Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (2019)
B.S., M.S., Florida State University
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

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

Manis, Melanie M.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2018)
Pharm.D., The University of Tennessee

Marsh, J. Patrick
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology (2019)
B.A., M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., Baylor 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 (1983); Director, Law School Technology
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.
Associate Dean, Associate Professor, Music (2010);
Executive Director of the Center for Worship & the Arts
B.M., Wheaton College
M.M., Baylor University
M.Div., Truett Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

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

Mazzei, Matthew J.
Associate 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
Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2009)
B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland
M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland

McCay, Dennis O.
Assistant Professor, Healthcare Administration (2019)
B.A., M.B.A., University of Montevallo
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

McClure, Jennifer M.
Assistant Professor, Biblical & Religious Studies, Sociology (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 Chair, 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

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
Professor, Biblical & Religious Studies (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 L.
Instructor, Nursing (2014)
B.S.N., Auburn University at Montgomery
M.S.N., Troy State University

Meador, Anna E.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2010);
Pharmacy Director, Christ Health Center
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

Miller, Niya P.
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies (2019)
B.A., M.A., The University of Alabama
M.S., Troy University
Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi

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

Misner, Ryan L.
Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture (2018)
B.S., Ball State University
M.A., University of Florida

Moates, R. Steven
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2017)
B.A., Auburn University at Montgomery
M.S., The University of Montevallo
SLP.D., Nova Southeastern University

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

Moody, Justin R.
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology (2018)
B.S., Samford University
M.Ed., Auburn University

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

Moore, Travis M.
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2019)
B.A., Northern Illinois University
Au.D., Vanderbilt University

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

Mullis, Norma K.
Instructor, World Languages and Cultures (2019)
B.A., Samford University
M.A., The University of Alabama

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

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

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

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

Nicholson, Chelsea R.
Assistant Professor, Theatre & Dance (2018)
B.A., Samford University
M.F.A., 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
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

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

Pasquarello, Michael
Professor, Methodist Chair of Divinity (2018)
B.A., The Master’s College
M.Div., Duke Divinity School
M.A., Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

Payne, Jervis “J.D.”
Associate Professor, Christian Ministry (2018)
B.A., University of Kentucky
M.Div., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Pearce, Cameron C.
Instructor, Accounting (2019)
B.S.B.A., M.Acc., Auburn University

Pearson, Keith E.
Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Dietetics (2018)
B.S., Marshall University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama- Birmingham

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

Pence, Jillyn N.
Associate 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, Professor, Kinesiology (2007)
B. S., Georgia Institute of Technology
M.E., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

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

Potaczek, Steven A.
Assistant Professor, Music (2019)
B.A., Anderson University
M.S., Indiana University

Powell, Jeffrey S.
Interim Chair, 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., Jacksonville State University
M.S.N., D.N.P., Samford University

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

Pursell, Christopher J.
Chair, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2019)
B.S., California State University, Sacramento 
Ph.D., The University of Chicago

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

Quinn, Lee E.
Instructor, Communication Studies (2018); Assistant Director of Debate
B.A., Wake Forest University
J.D., The University of Alabama

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, Professor, Healthcare Administration (2019);
Interim Chair, Health Informatics & Information Management
B.S.N., The University of Alabama
M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
D.N.P., Samford University

Reagan, Owen (Wen)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Music (2018)
B.A., M.T.S., Ph.D., Duke University

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

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

Remington, Eric H.
Assistant Professor, 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

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
Assistant Professor, 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.
Assistant Professor, Law (2018)
A.B., Harvard University
J.D., Vanderbilt Law School
LL.M., New York University

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, 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.
Professor, Law (1988)
A.B., Stanford University
J.D., Harvard University

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

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

Sandberg, Julianne
Assistant Professor, English (2018)
B.A., Cedarville University
M.A., Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

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

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, English (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

Sciacca, Geoffrey S.
Associate Professor, Art (2019)
B.F.A., Auburn University
M.F.A., Louisiana Tech University

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 for Assessment and Accreditation;
Associate Professor, Pharmacy (2016)
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.B.A., Shenandoah 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.
Professor, Political Science (1993)
B.A., Amherst College
Ph.D., Georgetown University

Shipley, David S.
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

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 (1987); Director, Center for Children, Law, & Ethics
B.A., University of South Florida
J.D., University of Cincinnati

Snider, Idrissa N.
Assistant Professor, Psychology (2019) 
B.A., Georgia State University
M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., Wayne State University

Snow, Amy C.
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, Theatre & Dance (2017)
B.F.A., Valdosta State University
M.F.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Speights-Binet, Jennifer
Chair, Associate Professor, Geography (2008);
Interim Chair, Political Science
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

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.
Professor, Biblical & Religious Studies (2007);
Charles Jackson Granade & Elizabeth Donald Granade Chair of New Testament  
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

Strickland, Stephen L.
Assistant Professor, Physics (2018)
B.S., B.A., Wofford College
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Sun, Mingwei
Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (2018)
B.S., M.S., Guizhou University
M.S., The University of Alabama

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

Sweeney, Douglas A.
Dean, Professor, Divinity (2019)
B.A., Wheaton College
M.A., Trinity International University
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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

Taylor, Grant D.
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, Jason A.
Assistant Professor, Music (2019)
B.A., Missouri Southern University
M.M., Baylor University
D.M.A., University of South Carolina

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.
Presbyterian Chair, Professor, Divinity (1989)
B.A., Wheaton College
B.A., M.A., University of Cambridge
Ph.D., Duke University

Thomas, Michael Chad
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.
Associate Dean, Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2004)
B.A., Asbury College
M.S., Eastern University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

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

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

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

Viliunas, Brian B.
Associate 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

Walden, Brian O.
Associate Professor, Music (2018)
B.A., Saint Leo University
M.M., New England Conservatory

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

Walker, Douglas H.
Assistant Professor, Political Science (2019)
B.A., Trinity International University
M.A., Georgia Southern University
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Wallace, W. Jason
Richard J. Stockham, Jr. Chair, Professor, History (2004); 
Director, Core Text Program
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
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

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

Wensel, Terri M.
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, 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.
John R. Sampey Jr. Research Professor;
Associate 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, Kinesiology (2017)
B.S., Mississippi College
M.A., The University of Alabama

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

Winkler, William E.
Instructor, Art (2019)
B.S., Full Sail University

Witherspoon, Monique Gardner
Assistant Dean, Associate 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

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 A.
Professor, English  (2007);
Interim Chair, Journalism & Mass Communication
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

Yakimowski, Mary E.
Chair, Professor, Educational Leadership (2018)
B.S., Bridgewater State College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Yerkes, Rustin (Rusty)
Associate 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

Yoon, Angela
Assistant Professor, Music (2019)
B.M., Baylor University
M.M., Indiana University

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 (1997); Director, Center for Advocacy & Clinical Education
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