2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Full-Time Faculty



Full-Time Faculty
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Adams, Cassandra
Associate Dean, Students & Community Outreach, Law (2023)
B.A., Fisk University
M.S.P.H., Meharry Medical College
J.D., The University of Tennessee, College of Law

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

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

Aho, Elizabeth
Clinical Supervisor, Instructor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2022)
B.S., M.S., Miami University

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

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

Anderson, Jeffrey M.
Associate Professor, Law (2020)
B. A., Furman University
M.A., J.D., University of Virginia

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

Antwi-Fordjour, Kwadwo
Associate 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
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2013)
B.S., University of Arizona
M.Ed., Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Ed.D., Liberty University

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

Averett, Michael W.
Associate Professor, Music (2021)
B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne University
M.M., Ph.D., Ball State University

Awtrey, Chad
Chair, Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (2021)
B.A., University of Wisconsin at Madison
M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University

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.
Paul Propst Professor of Natural Sciences, Biological & Environmental Sciences (2008)
B.S., United States Naval Academy
M.A., Boston University
M.S., Auburn University
Ph.D., Utah State University

Bals, Gordon
Associate Professor, Divinity (2022)
B.A., U. S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.A., Colorada Christian University
Ed.D., University of Sarasota

Barber, Angela B.
Chair, Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2022)
B.S., M.S., Missouri State University
Ph.D., Florida State University

Barron, Amanda
Associate Professor, Nursing (2017)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Ed.D., 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

Beaumont, Lance
Dean,School of the Arts; Professor, Music (2023)
B.M., M.M., Texas Christian University
D.M.A., Boston University

Beckham, Lisa L.
Instructor, Educational Leadership (2021)
B.S., M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ed.S., Ed.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

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

Benjamin, Courteney
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology (2020)
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
M.S., Florida State University
B.S., University of West Florida

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

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

Benton, Amy L.
Professor, Educational Leadership (2019)
B.S., Millikin 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.
Associate Professor, Psychology (2009)
B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., The Wright Institute

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

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, Professor, Teacher Education (2009)
B.S., M.E., University of Montevallo
Ed.D., University of West Georgia

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

Boswell, Brad
Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics & Philosophy (2023)
B.A., Union University
M.A., Boston College
Ph.D., Duke University

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

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

Boyd, Kathryn
Instructor, Entrepreneurship, Management, & Marketing (2023)
B.A., B.S.B.A., M.B.A., Auburn 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

Brakke, Aaron P.
Assistant Professor, Architecture & Interior Design (2021)
B.S., B.Arch., M.Arch., Ball State University

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

Brown, Stephen A.
Associate Professor, Pharmacy (2019)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
J.D., Pharm.D., Samford University

Buchanan, Joy A.
Associate 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 N.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2018)
Pharm. D., Texas Southern University

Burdette, Kelli R.
Assistant Professor, 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, 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 (2021)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Samford University
Ph.D., William Carey University

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

Cantley, Bradley W.
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies (2018)
B.S., M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

Carey, M. Clay
Associate Professor, Communication & Media (2014)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S., Ph.D., Ohio University

Carson, Carlissa
Assistant Professor, Law (2023)
B.A., Oglethorpe University
J.D., Emory University School of Law
L.L.M., Georgetown University School of Law

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

Carter, Melondie
Dean, Professor and Distinguished Chair, Nursing (2021)
B.S.N., Troy University
M.S.M., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

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, R. Mark
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies (2019)
B.A., 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
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 Science (2007)
B.B.A., M.Ed., Mississippi State University
Ph.D., University of North Texas

Chapman, Chloe’ E.
Instructor, Nursing (2020)
B.S.N., University of Pittsburgh
M.S.N., University of South Alabama

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

Chatraw, Joshua D.
Billy Graham Chair of Evangelism & Cultural Engagement; Assistant Professor, Divinity (2023)
B.B.A., Georgia Southern University
M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

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

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

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

Cissell, Jordan R.
Assistant Professor, Geography (2020)
B.S., M.S., Ph.D. The University of Alabama

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

Clark, Lyndsay
Field Director, Instructor, Social Work (2022)
B.A., Samford University
M.Div., Duke University
M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

Coblentz, Travis
Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics & Philosophy (2023)
B.A., Bethel University
M.Div., Th.M., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University

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.
Professor, Nursing (2012)
B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P., Samford University

Collins, Prisca
Chair, Professor, Physical Therapy (2023)
B.S., Florida International University
M.S., Ph.D.,University of Pittsburgh

Connor, Megan
Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2023)
B.S., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan

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

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

Corder, Katelynn
Assistant Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences (2020)
B.S., College of Charleston
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

Cote, Amy
Assistant Professor, English (2020)
B.A., University of Victoria
M.A., University of Alberta
Ph.D., University of Toronto

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

Crawford, Laura S.
Assistant Professor, English (2022)
B.A., University of Mobile
M.A., Baylor University
Ph.D., The University of Mississippi

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

Crouch, Michael A.
Fred E. McWhorter Dean and 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.
Associate Dean; 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, Classics & 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.
Professor, Music (2001)
B.S., David Lipscomb University
M.M., D.M.A., The Ohio State University

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

Davey, Emily Bonds
Visiting Assistant Professor, Law (2021)
B.A., Jacksonville State University
J.D., University of Alabama School of Law

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 S.
Interim Chair, Professor, Music (2012)
B.M., Samford University
M.A., D.M.A., Claremont Graduate University

Davis, Jonathan C.
Professor, Human Development & Family Science (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.
Professor, Teacher Education (2018)
B.S., The University of Alabama
M.A., University of Montevallo
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Day, William Lance
Associate 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

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

Deavours, Danielle
Assistant Professor, Communication & Media (2022)
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

DeBow, Michael E.
Stephen Everett Wells Chair in Municipal Law, Professor, Law (1988)
B.A., M.A., The University of Alabama
J.D., Yale University

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

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

Denning, Brannon P.
Starnes Professor of 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 M.
Professor, Music (2014)
B.M., Westminster Choir College
M.M., D.M.A., University of Cincinnati

Dike-Minor, Chinelo E.
Assistant Professor, Law (2020)
B.A., Wesleyan University
J.D., Yale Law School
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

Drace, Kevin M.
Assistant Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences (2023)
B.S., Athens State University
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

Duvall, Rebekah
Instructor, Nursing (2022)
B.A., B.S.N., University of South Alabama
M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Eason, C. Clifton
Associate 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

Elsner, Robert J. F.
Department Chair of Psychology and Professor
B.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Georgia
D.Min., Virginia Theological Seminary
M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary

Emmons, Elizabeth (Betsy)
Associate Professor, Communication & Media (2013)
B.A., James Madison University
M.A., University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

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

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

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

Evans, Olivia
Assistant Professor, English (2022)
B.A., Wake Forest University
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., Cornell 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
Sara J. Krawczak Chair in Financial Management; 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

Fisk, Scott
Chair, Professor, Art & Design (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
Associate Professor, Geography (2018)
B.S., University of North Alabama
M.S., Ph.D., Mississippi State University

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

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

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

Fosu, Ignatius
Chair, Professor, Communication & Media (2020)
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

French, Kimberly
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2022)
A.S.N., Troy State University, Montgomery
B.S.N., Jacksonville State University
M.S.N., Samford University
Ph.D., Mercer University

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

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

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

Gardner, Anthony Tyshawn
Associate Professor, Biblical & Religious Studies (2022)
B.S., Stillman College
M.Div., Samford University
Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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
Associate Professor, Communication & Media (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.
Orlean Beeson Distinguished Professor, Human Development & Family Science (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 N.
Associate Professor, Teacher Education (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

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

Gradert, Kenyon A.
Assistant Professor, English (2021)
B.A., Dordt University
M.A., Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Grayson, Melinda
Instructor, Nursing (2023)
A.S.N., B.S.N., Samford University
M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Greenhalgh, Christy
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2022)
B.S., University of Florida
B.S.N., University of South Florida
M.S.N., University of South Alabama
D.N.P., Samford 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; Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2005)
B.S., Jackson State University
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Guffin, Scott L.
Executive Director, Assistant Professor, Christian Ministry (2017)
B.S., Samford University
M.Div., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Gurley, Lisa E.
Professor, Nursing (2010)
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
Associate Professor, Social Work (2015)
B.S., M.S.W., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

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

Hallman, Heather G.
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies (2021)
B.S., M.S.P.A.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

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

Haraway, Jennifer M.
Associate Professor, Biblical & Religious Studies, Sociology (2015)
B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene University
M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

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

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

Harris, Johnathan
Visiting Assistant Professor, Biblical & Religious Studies (2023)
B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.Div., Samford University
Ph.D., Wheaton College

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

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

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, Courtney N.
Assistant Professor, Healthcare Administration & Informatics (2020)
B.S., M.P.H., East Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Auburn University

Hendrickson, Howard P.
Chair, Professor, Pharmaceutical, Social, & Administrative Sciences (2018)
B.S., University of Arkansas
M.S., The University of Kansas
Ph.D. University of Arkansas

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

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

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.
Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Science (2014)
B.A., M.A., M.S., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Hill, Stephen
Associate Professor, Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis (2023)
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Hilsmier, Amanda S.
Professor, Teacher Education (2004)
B.A., Mercer University
M.E., Mississippi College
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Hoaglund, Amy E.
Assistant Dean; Professor, Teacher Education (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

Holley, Brandi L.
Assistant Professor, Accounting (2020)
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., The University of Mississippi

Holloway, Betsy B.
Vice President; Professor, Entrepreneurship, Management & Marketing (2002)
B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.B.A., Samford University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Holmes, Kyteria E.
Instructor, Nursing (2021)
B.S.N., Jacksonville State University
M.S.N., Jacksonville University
D.N.P., Samford University

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

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

Hudson, Blake
Dean, Professor, Law (2022)
B.A., University of Montevallo
M.E.S., J.D., Duke University

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

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

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; Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (2000)
B.S., Furman University
M.S., Ph.D., Emory University

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

Istok, Alexandria
Visiting Instructor, Classics & Philosophy (2023)
B.A., The University of Alabama
M.A., University of Notre Dame
M.Phil., New York University
Ph.D., New York University (expected)

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

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

Janas, Michael J.
Professor, Communication & Media (1993)
B.A., Boston College
M.A., The University of Georgia
Ph.D., The University of Iowa

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

Johns, Marci S.
Senior Associate Provost; Administrative Faculty, Professional Studies (2018)
B.A., M.P.A., Auburn University at Montgomery
J.D., Faulkner University

Johnson, Corey M.
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2012)
B.S., East Central University
Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma

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

Johnson, Virginia (Nia)
Associate Professor, Communication & Media (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
D.H.Sc., A.T. Still University

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

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
Associate 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 and Finance, 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.
Assistant Professor, 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

Keebler, Konda
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2023)
A.A.S., Shelton State Community College
B.S., M.S., Faulkner University
B.S.N., The University of Alabama
M.S.N., D.N.P., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Keele, Layne
Associate Professor, Law (2022)
B.B.A., Hardeman University
J.D., Indiana University School of Law

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

Kennedy, Burns
Assistant Librarian, University Archivist, University Library (2020)
B.A., M.S., The University of Alabama

Kennedy, Hannah S.
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education (2023)
B.A., The University of Alabama
M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

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

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

Kirkpatrick, Nathan
Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, Management, & Marketing (2020)
B.A., Covenant College
M.Ed., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Knox, RaShundra
Instructor, Nursing (2023)
B.S., Tuskegee University
M.S., University of North Alabama

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

Kozman, Rony
Assistant Professor, Biblical & Religious Studies (2020)
B.S., M.A., McMaster University
M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Krulak, Todd C.
Director, University Fellows and Micah Fellows; Visiting Assistant Professor, History (2021)
B.A., College of William and Mary
M.A., Wheaton College
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

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

Kuklinski, Megan
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2021)
B.S.N, Auburn University
M.S.N, University of South Alabama
D.N.P, Samford University

Kuruk, Paul
Lucille Stewart Beeson Chair in Law, 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.
Vice Chair, Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2008)
Pharm.D., Samford University

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

LaDuca, Garrison
Assistant Professor, Accounting (2023)
B.S.B.A., M.Acc., Samford University
Ph.D., The University of Mississippi

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

Landgrave, Hannah E.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2021)
B.S.N., Samford University
M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
D.N.P., Samford University

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.
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 L.
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

Leonard, Jeffery M.
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

Lim, Jaejoo (Jay)
Associate Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2022)
B.A., Seoul University
M.S., Georgia State University
Ph.D., Clemson University

Linebaugh, Johnathan A.
Anglican Chair of Divinity; Associate Professor, Divinity (2022)
B.S., Messiah University
M.Div., Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry
Ph.D., Durham University

Lockart, Molly Smith
Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry (2021)
B.S., Berry College
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Lohrke, Cynthia F.
Interim Chair, Professor, Accounting (2000)
B.B.A., Loyola University
M.S., Ph.D., Drexel University

Lovejoy, Riley T.
Assistant Professor, Biological & Environmental Sciences (2022)
B.S., Judson College
M.S., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

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

Lumpkin, Melissa Galvin
Acting Dean, 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

Marlin, Jane-Marie
Instructor, Teacher Education (2023)
B.S.E., M.A., The University of Alabama

Marsh, J. Patrick
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology (2019)
B.A., M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., Baylor University

Marshall, Mallory R.
Associate 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)
B.S., J.D., The University of Tennessee

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

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

McCarty, Emily
Assistant Professor, Classics & Philosophy (2023)
A.A., Central Virginia Community College
B.A., Liberty University
Ph. D., Saint Louis 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 & Informatics (2019)
B.A., M.B.A., University of Montevallo
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

McCombs, Kate
Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, Management & Marketing (2021)
B.S., M.B.A., University of Florida
Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

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

McEwan, Anna Elizabeth
Dean, Professor, Education (2020)
B.A, Asbury University
M.S., University of West Florida
Ph.D., Florida State University

McFarlin, Timothy J.
Associate Professor, Law (2020)
B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
J.D., Saint Louis University

McGinnis, M. Elizabeth (Beth)
Associate 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

McInerney, Kerry P.
Director, Graduate & International Law Programs; Administrative Faculty, (2020)
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College
M.A., Wayne State University
J.D., Samford University

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

Mertz, Breanne
Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, Management, & Marketing (2022)
B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University

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

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

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

Miller, Tonya
Associate Professor, Architecture & Interior Design (2023)
B.I.D., Louisiana State University
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art & Design

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

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

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

Moore, Christa
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2015)
B.S.N., The University of Alabama
M.S.N., Samford 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 & Cultures (2019)
B.A., Ed.S., Samford University
M.A., The University of Alabama

Newberry, Michelle R.
Assistant Professor, Accounting (2015)
B.S., M.A., 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 A.
Associate Dean & Chair of Collection Management; Librarian, University Library (2002)
B.A., Troy State University
M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama

Olive, Don H.
Chair, Professor, Physics (2020)
B.A., Carson-Newman University
M.S., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Ortega-Higgs, Sara
Assistant Professor, World Languages & Cultures (2023)
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University Stendhal
Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico

Outlaw, Kyle W.
Assistant Professor, Accounting (2023)
B.S., M.B.A., Arkansas State University
Ph.D., The University of Mississippi

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 K.
Associate 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 & Media (2002)
B.S., The University of Southern Mississippi
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Parks, David A.
Administrative Faculty, Divinity (2013)
B.A., M.Div., Samford University
Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Pasquarello, Michael
Methodist Chair of Divinity, Professor, 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 A.
Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science (2015)
B.S., Lafayette College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida

Payne, Jervis “J.D.”
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.
Associate 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

Peters, Courtney
Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, Management, & Marketing (2022)
B.S., Arkansas State University
M.A., University of Arkansas at Monticello

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

Pitts, Lindsay
Instructor, Nursing (2023)
B.S., Samford University
M.S., University of North Alabama

Pope, Hannah S.
Instructor, Nursing (2022)
B.S.N., Samford University
M.S.N., Auburn University

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

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

Powell, Maegan L.
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy (2021)
B.S., Louisiana Tech University
D.P.T., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

Promer, Laura S.
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2014)
B.S., The University of Tennessee at 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, Classics & 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 & Media (2018)
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 & Informatics (2013)
B.S.N., The University of Alabama
M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
D.N.P., Samford 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

Reeves, Mark L.
Postdoctoral Instructor, History (2021)
B.A., M.A., Western Kentucky University
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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., The University of Tennessee
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Robayna, Tiffany
Assistant Professor, World Languages & Cultures (2020)
B.S., Anderson University
M.A., The University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., Florida State University

Robbins, David E.
Associate Professor, Healthcare Administration & Informatics (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, Tracey M.
Professor, Director of Assessment, Law (2018)
A.B., Harvard University
J.D., Vanderbilt Law School
LL.M., New York University

Rodgers, Jonathan P.
Assistant Professor, Music (2022)
B.M., M.M., Samford University
D.M.A., University of Southern Mississippi

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

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

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

Ross, William G.
Albert P. Brewer Chair of Ethics and Professionalism, Professor, Law (1988)
A.B., Stanford University
J.D., Harvard University

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

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

Saville, Jennifer T.
Instructor, World Languages & Cultures (2022)
B.A., Auburn University
M.A.Ed., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Scarborough, Kathryn M.
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education (2021)
B.S., Florida State University
M.Ed., University of Virginia
Ph.D., Florida State University

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

Scogin, William M.
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy (2021)
B.S., The University of Alabama
D.P.T., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sc.D., Texas Tech University

Shanahan, Tonya D.
Chair, Nurse Practitioner Program; Associate Professor, Nursing (2017)
B.S.N., The University of Alabama
M.S.N., Mississippi University for Women
D.N.P., Samford University

Shapoval, Olga
Instructor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2022)
B.A., Sonoma State University
Ph.D., University of Nevada-Reno

Sheaffer, Elizabeth Ann
Associate Dean; 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 Dean, 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

Shephard, Tarsha B.
Associate Professor, Teacher Education (2012)
B.S., M.A., University of Montevallo
Ed.S., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

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

Singleton, William C. III
Assistant Professor, Communication & Media (2023)
B.A., Hampton University
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

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

Skinner, Mary Talbot
Instructor, Nursing (2023)
B.S.N., The University of Alabama
D.N.P., University of Alabama at Birmingham (expected)

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

Smith, Robert, Jr.
Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity, 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)
B.A., University of South Florida
J.D., University of Cincinnati

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

Soja, Morgan C.
Associate Professor, Music (2020)
B.A., Bowling Green State University
M.A., Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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

Spells, Courtney E.
Assistant Professor, Nursing (2021)
B.S., Tuskegee University
M.S.N., D.N.P., University of Alabama at Birmingham

St. Clair, Cindy B.
Associate Professor, Music (2020)
B.S., B.M., Samford University
M.M., D.M.A., The University of Alabama

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

Stevenson, Maryam
Visiting Assistant Professor, Law (2022)
B.A., Rhodes College
J.D., University of Memphis School of Law
Ph.D., University of Nevada-Las Vegas

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

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

Stone, Sarah D.
Instructor, Nursing (2023)
B.S.N., Jacksonville State University
M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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.
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 J.
Interim Chair, World Languages & Cultures; 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

Szynkiewicz, Sarah H.
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2020)
B.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S., Ph.D., James Madison University

Taylor, Beck A.
President; Professor, Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis (2022)
B.B.A., Baylor University
M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University

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

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

Thigpen, Jonathan L.
Assistant Dean, Associate Professor, Pharmacy (2021)
Pharm.D., Samford 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.
Professor, Art & Design (2007)
B.F.A., University of Texas at San Antonio
M.F.A., University of North Texas

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

Tice, Johnny R.
Associate Professor, Nursing (2022)
B.S.N., M.A., M.S.N., D.N.P., The University of Alabama

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

Todd, Stephen R.
Professor, Classics & Philosophy (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

Trepanier, Lee D.
Chair, Professor, Political Science (2020)
B.A., Marquette University
M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University

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

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

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

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

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

Waldvogel, Dieter A.
Associate Professor, World Language & Cultures (2020)
B.A., Texas Tech University
M.S., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

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

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

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

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

Webb, Anna
Instructor, Communication Sciences & Disorders (2020)
B.A., M.S., 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

Wenth, Kayla L.
Instructor, Human Development & Family Science (2021)
B.S., M.S., The University of Alabama
Ph.D., Mississippi State University

West, Heather A.
Associate 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

West, Jennifer Ellis
Associate Professor, English (2021)
B.A., M.A., Mississippi College
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

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

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

White, C. Whitney
Associate Professor, Pharmacy (2022)
B.S., Mississippi College
Pharm.D, Samford University

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

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

Williams, Tyler D.
Associate Professor, Kinesiology (2017)
B.S., Mississippi College
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Alabama

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

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

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

Withrow, Christopher J.
Assistant Professor, Music (2023)
B.A., B.M., Louisiana State University
M.M., University of Nevada
D.M.A., The University of Alabama

Woodham, Matthew
Assistant Professor, Law (2021)
B.S., The University of Alabama
J.D., Samford University

Woodke, Lane
Assistant Professor, Law (2023)
B.A., J.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)
B.A., Oral Roberts University
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Tulsa

Wynn, Laura E.
Instructor, Nursing (2020)
B.S.N., University Alabama at Birmingham
M.S.N., University of West Georgia

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

Yakimowski, Mary E.
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

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

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