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Administrative Offices

President

Roger Parrott (1995), President
B.A., Eastern Nazarene College; M.Ed. and Ph.D., University of Maryland

LeeLee Partridge (2012), Executive Administrative Assistant to the President B.A., Louisiana State University

PROVOST And Vice President For Academic Affairs

Bradford Smith (2014), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.S., Tufts University; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Ph.D., M.A., Claremont Graduate University; Ph.D., M.A., University of Massachusetts

Marleigh Briggs (2021) Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Nursing

Kim Campbell (2017), Executive Assistant to the Provost
B.A., Belhaven University

Tracy Ford (2012), Dean of Worldview Studies
B.S. and M.B.A., University of Georgia; M.A. in Missions, Reformed Theological Seminary; M.A. in English, Mississippi College; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

David Hand (2013), Dean of the School of Education
B.A.and M.A., Oral Roberts University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University

Alicia Harper (2011), Adjunct Contract Specialist
B.A.M., Belhaven University

Keri Jensen (2010), Associate Director of Student Care and Parent Liaison
B.S., Belhaven University

Claire Langley (2008), Director of Career Services
B.S., William Carey University; M.S.L., Belhaven University

Ralph A. Mason, III (1995), Dean of the School of Business
B.A., Duke University; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Fran Powell (2016), Administrative Assistant to Graduate Education
B.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Aaron Pritchett (2017) Director of Institutional Research and Academic Systems
B.S., Liberty University

Jennifer Reese (2006), Administrative Assistant to the Music Department
B.S., Jackson State University

Rebecca Romine (2018) Director of Student Care
B.S., M.B.A., Jacksonville State University

Megan Voos (2013), Administrative Assistant to the Dance Department
B.S., California Polytechnic State University

Donna Weeks (1999), Dean of Academic Support
B.S., Belhaven University

Vicki Wolfe (2017), Associate Vice President for Academic Support
B.A., Southeastern Bible College; M.Ed., Southern University, A&M; Ed. D., University of Tennessee

Traditional Admission

Judith Edele (2020), Admission Counselor,
B.S., Belhaven University

Stefanie Grayson (2015), Admission Counselor
B.F.A., Belhaven University

Michael Hawkins (2013), Assistant Director of Admission
B.A., Belhaven University

Caleb Henry (2020), Admission Counselor
B.F.A., Belhaven University

Lori Kimes (2018), Manager of Admission Operations
B.S., University of New Hampshire; M.AT., Missouri Baptist

Michaela Lin (2018), Admission Counselor
B.F.A., Belhaven University

Gina McCorkle (2018), Assistant Director of Admission for Athletic Recruitment
B.A., Ball State University; M.S., Bucknell University

Sarah Perkins (2020), Assistant Director of Admission
B.A., Belhaven University

Tripp Stewart (2020), Admission Counselor
B.M.C., Belhaven University

Adult, Graduate and Online Studies

Audrey Kelleher (2007), Vice President for Adult, Graduate, and Online Studies
B.S.B.A., M.Ed., University of Central Florida; Ph.D. Barry University

Jessica Brock (2019) Curriculum Operations Coordinator

Stacey Donaldson (2019), Instructional Designer
B.A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., William Carey University; Ph.D., Walden University

Ken Elliott (2013), Dean of Curriculum
B.A., Belhaven University; M.A., University of South Florida; M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Lori Farmer (2003), Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Online Academic Affairs
Marshalltown Community College; Certified Professional Secretary

Keiandria George (2017), Curriculum Coordinator
B.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Callie Grant (2019), Project Manager
B.A., Mississippi College

Theresa Dolansky (2011), Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Adult, Graduate, and Online Studies
B.B.A., Belhaven University

Mark Alan Hunter (2015), Instructional Designer
B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.A., East Tennessee State University; M.Div., Samford University; Ph.D., University of Alabama

Genice Knight (2019), Faculty Development Coordinator
M.S.L., Belhaven University

Cynthia Moore (2015), Assistant Instructional Designer
B.A., Jackson State University

Kim Priesmeyer (2012), Dean of Adult, Graduate, and Online Studies
B.S., Ball State University; M.A., University of Houston - Clear Lake; Ed.D., Sam Houston State University

Xuan ‘Sabrina’ Song (2019), China Coordinator
B.B.A. and M.B.A., Mississippi College

Gennifer Thompson (2019) Curriculum Coordinator
B.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Rick Upchurch (2014), Associate Vice President for Adult, Graduate, and Online Studies
B.A., and M.A., Olivet Nazarene University; D.Min., Drew University

Joe Villarreal (2010), Director of Canvas Support
A.A., Hinds Community College

Adult, Graduate, and Online Enrollment and Student Services

Kevin Russell (2003), Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing
B.B.A., Millsaps College; M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ed.D., University of Mississippi

LaKeshia Alexander (2015), Student Services Advisor
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Shemekka Anderson, (2019), Enrollment Counselor
B.A., Jackson State University; M.A., Liberty University

Jessica Bagwell, Enrollment Advisor
B.A., Belhaven University

Renea Brandon (2019), Associate Director of Enrollment
B.A., Mississippi University for Women; M.S., University of West Alabama

Lisa Britt (2019), Online Admission Counselor
B.S., Mississippi State University

Donnebra Grant (2021), Business and Community Enrollment Office
A.A., Baton Rouge Community College, B.I.S., Louisiana State University

Samantha Gray (2018), Student Services Counselor
B.B.A., Mississippi State University

Rosie Holland (2021), Desoto Campus Coordinator
B.S., Oakland City University

Shelia Horne (2017), Director of Admission
B.G.S., University of Mississippi

Paul Husband (2013), Assistant Director of Enrollment - Desoto
B.A., Belhaven University; M.A., Reformed Theological Seminary

Carlisa Jenkins (2021), Enrollment Counselor
B.S., Alcorn State University

Erica Johnson (2001), Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services
B.S.B.A., Samford University; M.B.A., Belhaven College

Michael Jordan (2020), Senior Student Services Counselor
B.B.A., Belhaven University, M.B.A., Williams Carey University

Crystal Lewis (2012), Student Services Advisor
B.A., Mississippi State University; M.S., Mississippi College

Erica Lorelli (2017), Student Services Advisor
B.B.A., Iona College

Jamie McDonald (2014), Director of Student Services
B.A., Crichton College; M.Ed., Union University

David Moss (2017), Senior Student Services Counselor for Online
B.A., Tulane University

Jordan Parchman (2019), Student Services Advisor
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi, M.Ed., Belhaven University

Brooklyn Patrick (2021), Graduate Education Enrollment Counselor

Vicki Pitts (2012), Associate Director of Admission
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Mallory Robertson (2018), Enrollment Counselor
B.S., Oklahoma State University

Bill Rogers (2021), Enrollment Counselor
B.S., University of Mississippi, M.Ed. Mississippi College

Kathleen Sloan (2010), Manager of Online Admission Operations
B.S., Mississippi State University

Suzanne T. Sullivan (2000), Assistant Vice President for Adult, Graduate, and Online Enrollment
B.A., Mississippi State University; M.B.A., Belhaven University

Deidra Stewart (2020), Student Services Representative
B.S., Jackson State University, M.S., Capella University, Ed.S., Mississippi College

Catina Tate (2015), Assistant Director of Online Student Services
B.S.B.A and M.S., Mississippi College

Lisa Thompson, Assistant Director of Student Services - Desoto
B.S.B.A., Arkansas State University

Lacy VanDevender (2012), Enrollment Coordinator
A.A., Brevard Community College; B.S., University of Phoenix

Deloris White (2019), Student Services Advisor
B.A., Tougaloo College; M.B.A. and M.H.A., Belhaven University

Lisa Woods (2015) Assistant Director of Admission
B.S.B.A., University of Hartford; M.B.A., Southern New Hampshire University

Athletics

Scott Little (2001), VP for Athletics and Student Development/Director of Athletics
B.A., University of Mobile; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Aaron Barnard (2019), Graduate Assistant for Athletic Training
B.S., Hardin-Simmons University

LaRon Bennett (2019), Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach and Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach
B.S., University of Georgia; M.A., University of Phoenix

Brianna Blackwell (2016), Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
B.S., Mississippi College; M.B.A, Belhaven University

Molly Boyer (2018), Graduate Assistant for Volleyball
B.S., Belhaven University

Stephen Calder (2010), Head Women’s Basketball Coach
B.S., Troy University; M.S.A., Belhaven University

Steve Carson (2019), Defensive Coordinator for Football
B.S., Drake University; M.Ed., Eastern Illinois University

Josh Clarke (2014), Assistant Baseball Coach
B.S., Belhaven University

Bry Castro (2018), Graduate Assistant for Softball
B.S., University of Mississippi

Matt Conner (2015), Recruiting Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach for Football
B.A., University of Mississippi

Justin Dee (2013), Head Volleyball Coach
B.S., Liberty University

Johnny Ellis (2018), Graduate Assistant for Men’s and Women’s Soccer
B.A., University of St. Mark & St. John

Dr. John Estes (2012), Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR); Professor and Chair of Mathematics
B.S., Oral Roberts University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Courtney Fairley (2013), Assistant Softball Coach
B.S., Belhaven University; MSA, Belhaven University

Dylan Foley (2017), Director of Athletic Communication/SID
B.S., Belhaven University

Maci Fox (2018), Head Athletic Trainer
B.S., Lee University; M.Ed., Valdosta State University

Tyler Freeman (2018), Head Men’s Golf Coach and Director of Game Day Operations
B.S., Martin Methodist College; M.B.A, Shorter University

James Gledhill (2019), Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach
B.S., University of Mobile; M.S., Mississippi College

Callie Goss (2016), Head Cheer Coach
B.S., Belhaven University

Kevin Griffin (2011), Head Softball Coach and Assistant AD for Athletics Communication
B.A., Bellevue University

Carl Griffiths (2014), Men’s Soccer Head Coach
B.S., Wheaton College

Austin Gund (2018), Offensive Line Coach for Football
B.A., University of Richmond

Kimberly Harrell (2018), Head Women’s Soccer Coach
B.S., Mississippi State University; M.Ed., Mississippi College; Ed.S., Arkansas State University; Ed.D., Belhaven University

Casey Kirk (2016), Band Director
B.A., Mississippi College; M.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Katie Kyzar (2019), Assistant Athletic Trainer
B.S., Delta State University; M.S., Auburn University

Kevin Kyzar (2019), Graduate Assistant for Athletics Communication
A.A., Jones County Junior College, B.A., University of Southern Mississippi

A’Kendra Lewis (2018), Graduate Assistant for Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
B.S., Jackson State University

Blaine McCorkle (2018), Head Football Coach
B.S., Louisiana State University

Jourdan McNeil (2018), Graduate Assistant for Football-Running Backs
B.S., East Texas Baptist University

Alec Miller (2018), Graduate Assistant for Strength and Conditioning
B.S., University of Southern Indiana

Kenneth Nash (2019), Graduate Assistant for Athletics Communication
B.S., Mississippi College

Sara Navarro (2019), Graduate Assistant for Game Day Operations
B.A., University of Texas at Dallas, M.B.A., Belhaven University

Keri O’Neil (2018), Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
A.S., Snead State Community College; B.S., Martin Methodist College; M.A., Morehead State University

Kyle Palmer (2019), Head Baseball Coach
B.S., Texas Lutheran University; M.Ed., Texas A&M University

Jordan Potts (2018), Graduate Assistant for Football-Linebackers
B.S., Bethel College

Daniel Prado (2015), Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
B.S., Belhaven University; M.B.A, Belhaven University

Rebecca Romine (2018), Athlete Student Care Officer
B.S., Jacksonville State University; M.B.A, Jacksonville State University

Scott Smouse (2018), Assistant Football Coach and Offensive Coordinator
B.S., Appalachian State University, M.S., Louisiana State University

Carson Stewart (2019), Graduate Assistant for Football - Wide Receivers
B.S., Frostburg State University

Carla Tejas (2018), Graduate Assistant for Women’s Soccer
B.S., Louisiana State University at Alexandria

Johna Van Every (2019), Administrative Assistant to VP and Director of Athletics

Beth Vansant (2018), Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Administration/SWA
B.A., Cedarville University; M.S., Georgia State University

Alvin Vaughn (2018), Graduate Assistant for Football - Defensive Backs
B.A., Belhaven University

Jonathan Vines (2014), Head Men’s Basketball Coach
B.A., University of Mississippi

Jay Welborn (2017), Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
B.A., Samford; M.Div., Beeson Divinity School

Aaron Wood (2019), Director of Strength & Conditioning and Director of Football Operations
B.S., Liberty University

Campus Operations

David Potvin (2001), Assistant VP for Campus Operations and Director of Security
C.N.A., Fanshawe College, London, Ontario Canada

Clinton Bagwell (2008), Maintenance Technician

Charles Barry (2009), Security Officer

Randy Bell (2014), Maintenance Locksmith

Jeanette Blakely (2015), Housekeeper

Wade Bullie (1999), Maintenance Technician

Nate Cannon (2006), Security Officer

De’Angela Cates (2018), Security Officer, Part-time

Rebecca Cochran (2007), Conference Services Coordinator
A.A., Hinds Community College

Jackie Cole (2017), Housekeeper

Darius Coleman (2017), Security Officer

Kenneth Coleman (2004), Maintenance Technician

Lilivati Coleman (2015), Housekeeper

Mark Curtis (2010), Grounds Technician

Jonas Davis (2019), Housekeeper

Deionte Dean (2017), Security Officer

Frank Dolansky (2001), Facilities Coordinator for Center for the Arts
B.A., University of Buffalo; M.F.A., Michigan State University

Margaret Eanes (2018), Security Officer

Ciara Elder (2019), Housekeeper

Barbara Gilbert (2019), Housekeeper, Part-time

Trenton Green (2010), Maintenance Technician

Wayne Green (2007), Director of Maintenance

Maurice Greer (1995), Security Officer, Part-time
B.S., Jackson State University

Wesley Hartfield (2015), Administrative Assistant for Security
B.F.A., Belhaven University

Jay Hoover (2015), Security Officer

Robert M. Huff (2016), Maintenance Technician

Walter James (2016), Housekeeper

Tamika Johnson (2018), Mail Services Supervisor

Vivian Johnson (2017), Housekeeper, Part-time

Dale M. Knight (2016), Security Officer

James Lampkin (2016), Security Officer

James Massey (2007), Grounds Supervisor
A.S., East Central CC; B.S., Mississippi State University

Charles Matthews, Jr. (2002), Security Supervisor, 1st shift

Josie Morris (2015), Housekeeping Supervisor

Dian Myers (2012), Security Officer

Kyle O’Donnell (2012), Grounds Technician

Jacob Pearson (2017), Grounds Technician

Shirley Perkins (2018), Housekeeper, Part-time

Rona Potvin (2009), Administrative Assistant to the Director of Maintenance

Victoria Potvin (2018), Administrative Assistant to the Assistant VP for Campus Operations
B.A., Belhaven University, Jackson, Mississippi

Albert Powell (2019), Security Officer

Jamie Quin (2008), Security Supervisor, 2nd shift

Tremeta Runnels (2019), Housekeeper

Chris Russell (2017), Security Officer

Robin Savoy (1999), Director of Campus Services
BSM, Belhaven University: MSL, Belhaven University

Lon Spann (2019), Housekeeper

Erika Taylor (2013), Security Officer

Kevin Taylor (2007), Maintenance Technician

Nakeitha Tipton (2017), Housekeeper

Jonathan Tolbert (2010), Maintenance Technician

Dennis Varner (2012), Maintenance Technician

Michael Wells (2006), Security Supervisor, 3rd shift

Shemika Whitlock (2016), Housekeeper

Amy Williams (2008), Housekeeper

Ronald Young (2010), Housekeeper, Part-time LE Younger (2003), Housekeeper

University Advancement

Jeff Rickels (2012), Vice President for University Advancement

Sheri Anderson (2009), Director of Advancement Operations
B.A., University of Missouri

Frank Laws (2019), Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations
B.A., Belhaven University

Business Affairs

David Tarrant (Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Business Affairs)
BBA, University of Toledo; MBA, Crown College

Business Office

Christy Burkes (2016), Assistant Controller
A.A., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College; B.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Jessica Sumrall, Controller
B.B.A., Millsaps; M.Acc, Millsaps

Shekaria Summers (2002), Accounts Payable Administrator
B.S., Belhaven University

Human Resources/Payroll

Virginia Henderson (1997), Director of Human Resources
Hinds Community College, Belhaven University

Bonnie Bounds (2016), Payroll Generalist

Tina Henderson (2016), HR/PR Generalist

Emily Eckerson (2018), Adjunct Contract Specialist
B.A., Belhaven University

Information Technology and Systems

Stephanie Steelman (2014), Associate Vice President of Information Technology and Systems Administration
B.S., B.A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.B.A, Belhaven University

Bo Miller (2006), Director of Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure
B.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology

Dennis Bonds (2012), Computer Technician
B.A., Belhaven University

Scott Foreman (2015), Computer Technician
B.A., Belhaven University

Jim Goode (2014), Manager of Financial Systems
B.S., Millsaps College; M.B.A, Belhaven University

Heather Humphries (2015), Assistant Systems Administrator
B.A., Morehead State University, M.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Christian Lewis (2016), Server Network Specialist

Martha McInnis (2019), Systems Analyst

Terry McInnis (2007), IT Systems Administrator
BBA, Belhaven University

Laura Naquin (2011), IT Coordinator
B.S., BABS, Belhaven University

Rik Tice (2010), Server Manager
B.S., Sterling College

Dylan Townsend (2016), Systems Programmer Analyst
B.S., Mississippi State University

Library

Chris W. Cullnane, II (1997), Evening/Interlibrary Loan Librarian
B.A., M.L.S., Indiana University; M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary

Duane W. Diehl (2014), Night Librarian
B.A., M.A., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.L.I.S., University of Tennessee Knoxville

Christie Harris (2019), Part Time Librarian
B.A., Kenyon College; M.L.I.S., University of Tennessee Knoxville

Daylan Stephens (2009), Circulation Librarian
B.A., Belhaven University; M.L.I.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Registrar

Lee Craig (2009), Interim Registrar
B.I.S.E., Auburn University; M.S.A., Belhaven University

Stephanie Barrett (2008), Curriculum Coordinator
B.B.A., Delta State University

Anna Rose Bennett (2020), Academic Services Support Coordinator
B.A., Belhaven University

Kim Long (2014), Records Analyst
B.B.A., Mississippi State University

Student Financial Services - Financial Aid

Debbi Braswell (2014), Director of Student Financial Services
A.A., Hinds Community College

Shunice Bennett,
B.S.M., Belhaven University

Tawesia Colyer (2005),
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Cressida Durham (2014) Communications Manager

Jessica Jackson, Reconciliation Specialist
B.S. Ohio State University

Sean McCarthy (2019), Student Financial Services - Military Veteran Services
B.S., Minnesota State University

Chris Ranson (2016), Senior Student Finance Counselor
B.A., Jackson State University

Rachele Stains, Student Finance Counselor
B.A., University of New Orleans; M.A., Walden University

Monica Wade, Communications Specialist

Student Affairs

Scott Little (2001), VP for Student Affairs and Athletics /Director of Athletics
B.A., University of Mobile; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Molly Speed Blanton (2019), Resident Director (Lakeview)
B.S., University of Mobile; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Emily Cain (2019), Resident Director (Caldwell)
B.S., William Carey University; M.A., MFTC, Reformed Theological Seminary

Anna-Maria Dempsey (2019), Campus Counselor
B.A., Belhaven University

Madison Dixon (2018), Student Events Director
B.S., Mississippi State University

Kala Hudson (2019), Resident Director (Helen White) and International Student Coordinator
B.A., Southern Arkansas University

Meredith Palmer (2019), Assistant Dean of Student Engagement
B.A., Texas A&M University

Tracey Paul (2019), Campus Life Director
B.S., Jackson State University; M.S., University of Alabama

Shelley Smith (2020), Assistant to the President for Coronavirus Management and Vice President of Student Development

Marianna Stone (2018), Student Development Director
B.A., Mississippi College; M.A., Baylor University

Catherine Travis (2017), Administrative Assistant for Dean of Students
A.A.S., Hinds Community College

Trevor Williams (2018), Coordinator of Campus Recreation and Athletic Facilities
B.A., University of Mississippi

Caleb Wolfe (2019), Resident Director (Robertson/Wells)
B.S., Belhaven University

University Relations

Bryant Butler (2005), Director of University Relations
B.A., Mississippi College; M.B.A., Belhaven University

Corrie Hung (2014), Communications Specialist
B.F.A., Belhaven University

David Sprayberry (2012), Assistant Director of University Relations
B.S., Mississippi College

Web Services

Micah Anglin (2017), Web Programmer/CRM Manager
B.S., Mississippi State University

Jason Brock (2008), SEM & Media Manager
B.S., Mississippi College

Doreen Fagerheim (1997), Director of Web Services
B.A., Houghton College

Greg Johnson (2019), Video Communication Manager
B.S., Mississippi College

Sarah McMahen (2018), Marketing Automation Manager
B.B.A., Delta State University; M.B.A., Millsaps College

Chad Wallace (2012), Digital Communications Manager
B.S., Mississippi State University; M.A., Louisiana State University

Faculty

Dana M. Armstrong (2015), Professor of Nursing and Director of RN to BSN Program
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mississippi Medical Center; Ph. D., William Carey University

Darrell Baughn (2017), Instructor of English
B.A., Belhaven University; M.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., University of Alabama School of Law

Gary Reid Bishop (2011), Professor of Chemistry and Division Chair of Natural Sciences
B.S., Mississippi College, Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center

Krista Bower (2012), Chair and Professor of Dance
B.F.A., Belhaven University; M.F.A., Jacksonville University/White Oak

Elizabeth Brandon (2015), Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Delta State University; Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham

Jeffrey Brannon (2012), Professor and Chair of the Biblical Studies Dept.
B.S., Samford University; M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary (Florida); Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

Tammie Brown (2019), Associate Professor of Education and Chair of Undergraduate Program
B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Benjamin Carr (2009), Professor of Exercise Science
B.S., Mississippi College; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Patricia R. Cruz (2018), Chair & Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S.W, Northwestern State - Louisiana; M.S.W. University of South Carolina; D.S.W., Tulane University

Lee Denton (2016), Instructor of Business (Memphis)
B.B.A., Millsaps College; J.D., University of Mississippi

Susan M. Duett (2015), Associate Professor & Director of Health Administration
B.S., M.B.A., Mississippi State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center

John Estes (2012), Professor and Chair of Mathematics
B.S., Oral Roberts University; M.S, Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Rose Mary Foncree (1999), Associate Professor of English and Director of Omega College
B.A., M.A., Valdosta State College

Rebecca Geihsler-Chittom (2016), Specialty Instructor of Music
B.A., Centenary College of Louisiana; M.M., University of Mississippi; D.A., University of Mississippi

Paxton Girtmon (2007), Professor of Music
B.A., M.A., Northwestern State University; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Geoffrey P. Goldsmith (1993), Professor and Chair of the Department of Accountancy Studies
B.A., Hillsdale College; M.B.A., Michigan State University; M.A.T.S., Wheaton College; Ph.D., Kent State University

Tracey Gregory (2019), Assistant Professor of Graduate Education
B.S., Jackson State University; M.Ed., Belhaven University; Ed.S., Delta State University; Ed.D., Delta State University

Matthew Guinn (2017), Professor of Creative Writing
B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., University of Mississippi; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Gretchen Haien (2007), Part-time Professor of Art
B.A., Belhaven University; M.F.A., Louisiana Tech University

Edrick L. Hall (2016), Instructor of Psychology (Houston)
B.A., M.A., Prairie View A&M University

Donald Hubele (1997), Associate Professor of English; Chair of the English Department
B.A., Malone College; M.A., California State University; Th.G., Baptist Bible College; D.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Marsha James (2011), Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.S., University of Texas; M.B.A., Millsaps College; Ph.D., University of Alabama

Yusufu Jinkiri (1998), Associate Professor of Business Administration
B.S., Ahmadu Bello University; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Jonathan G. Koefoed (2016), Associate Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program
B.A., Arizona State University; M.A., Saint Louis University; Ph.D., Boston University

Glenda K. Lee (2014), Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mississippi

Latonia Lewis (2016), Instructor of Public Administration (Jackson)
B.S.M., M.S.M., Belhaven University; D.B.A., Baker College

Ying Lin (2019), Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.B.A., Zhengzhou Institute of Aeronautical Industry; M.B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Kansas State University

D. Brandon Magers (2019), Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Mississippi College; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Lydia McCardle (2007), Professor of Education
B.S., Delta State University; M.S., Ed.D., Mississippi State University

Aaron McCarver (2010), Specialty Instructor of English Composition
B.S., Wesley College; M.A., Mississippi College

Sandra McClendon (2013), Instructor of Social Services (Jackson)
B.A., Coker College; M.S.W., University of South Carolina

Tina McDyess (2014), Professor of Nursing and Director of Pre-Licensure BSN Program
B.A., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi; B.A., Th.D. New Foundation Theological Seminary; B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mississippi

Rebekah Mincey (2013), Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., M.S., William Carey University; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Bill Moak (2016), Chair and Assistant Professor of Communication
A.A., Southwest Mississippi Community College; B.A., University of Mississippi; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Laura Morton (2004), Associate Professor of Dance
B.S., University of Houston; Ad Deum Dance Company; Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy

Eleanor Nabors (2017), Associate Professor of Business Law
B.B.A, Mississippi State Univ.; J.D., Mississippi College of Law; M.B.A, Univ. of Mississippi

Rick Negron (2016), Chair and Associate Professor of Film Production
B.S., University of Miami; M.F.A., Regent University

Jonathan Neiswinger (2016), Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Geneva College; Ph.D. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Tracie Parish (2016), Associate Professor of Exercise Science
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.Ed., Mississippi College; Ph.D., Louisiana State University

MaryLou Parrott (2013), Professor of English
B.A., Eastern Nazarene College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland

Seth A. Parry (2016), Professor of History and Chair of the Division of Humanities
B.A., Houghton College; M.A., Hunter College; Ph.M., Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Stephen Phillips (1999), Professor of History and Political Science
B.A., Dallas Baptist University; M.A., Texas A & M University - Commerce; Ph.D., Baylor University

Brenda Redfern (2019), Associate Professor and Director of Public Administration
B.B.A., University of Mississippi; J.D., University of Mississippi Law School, M.A., Stetson University

Erin Rockwell (2008), Professor of Dance
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.F.A., California State University

Owen Rockwell (2016), Specialty Instructor of Dance and Music
B.M., M.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.M.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Jacob Rowan (2019), Assistant Professor of Art
B.A.A., Belhaven University; M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art

Elissa Sartwell (2014), Chair and Professor of Theatre Department
B.A., M.A.T., George Fox University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Andrew M. Sauerwein (2005), Professor of Music
A.A., Multnomah Bible College; B.M., M.M., University of Oregon; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

Phil Scherrer (2019) Assistant Professor of Business Administration
A.B. Classical, J.D., University of Detroit; M.B.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University

Daniel Shaw (2007), Full Time Instructor of English and Director of the Writing Center
B.A., Belhaven University

Jack Shi (2020), Instructor of Business

Amy Rex Smith (2015), Dean of the School of Nursing
B.S.N., Seattle Pacific University; M.S., Boston University; D.N.Sc., University of California-Los Angeles

Jason Smith (2014), Instructor of Business (Houston)
B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Th.M., Harvard University; M.B.A., Western Carolina University

Randall Smith (2001), Chair and Professor of Creative Writing
B.B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Stephen Smith (2019), Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries
B.A., Grand Canyon University; M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Elizabeth Sweatt (2016), Specialty Instructor of Dance
B.F.A., Belhaven University

Nate Aaron Theisen (2002), Professor and Co-Chair of Art + Design Department
B.F.A., University of South Dakota; M.F.A., Wichita State University

Anita Trigg (2012), Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A. Samford University; M.A., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; M.S.W., Southern University of New Orleans

Elise Turner (2014), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mississippi

Jon Tyson (2009), Assistant Professor and Co-Chair of Art + Design
B.S., M.E.D., Mississippi College

Ravenna Michelle Tucker Wagnon (2006), Associate Professor of Dance The Royal Academy of Dancing and Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing majors examinations; Ad Deum Dance Company in Houston, Texas

Robert P. Waltzer (1993), Professor of Biology, Chair of the Biology Department
B.A., University of Delaware; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Carol Ward (2016), Instructor of Business (DeSoto)
B.A, Mississippi Valley State; M.B.A., Webster University; D.B.A., University of Phoenix

Catherine C. Wasson (1999), Professor of Education
B.S., Mississippi State University; M.Ed., Delta State University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Clara Grace Watts (2015), Assistant Professor of Dance
B.F.A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.F.A., Belhaven University

Kristen K. White (2016), Associate Professor and Chair of International and Intercultural Studies
B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A., Union University; M.A., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Scott A. White (2000), Professor of Psychology
B.A., Taylor University; M.A., Wheaton College; M.A., PsyD., Biola University

Mia Whitehead (2016), Specialty Instructor of Dance
Dance Apprentice Program, Belhaven University

Cynthia Wilkins (2013), Chair of Graduate Education & Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Baylor University; M.E.D., Mississippi College; Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Elizabeth Bruce Williford (1988), Professor of Psychology; Chair of the Psychology Department
B.A., Belhaven University; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Jacob Yenish (2020), Assistant Professor of Theatre
M.F.A., Minnesota State University

Jim Young, III (2015), Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Doctoral Program
B.S., Mississippi College; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Song Xie (2005), Professor of Music
B.A., Guangxi Institute of Arts, The Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China; M.A., Louisiana State University

Lorna Wright (2013), PT Instructor (Chattanooga)

Jerry Harris (2019), PT Instructor of Business Administration (Atlanta)

Faculty Emeriti

Ouida W. Bass, Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., Belhaven University; M.M., Louisiana State University

Bewey Bowden, Assistant Professor of Speech and Drama
B.A., M.Ed., Mississippi College

Virginia Ruth Hoogenakker, Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., Belhaven University; M.M., Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University

Phil Kelly, Professor and Chair of Chemistry/Physics Dept. and Division of Natural Sciences
B.S., Mississippi College; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Joseph M. Martin, Professor of Christian Ministries
B.A., Duke University; B.D., Th.M. Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Georgia State University

James W. Park, Professor of Economics and Business; Chair of the Division of Business Administration
B.S., M.B.E., University of Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Alabama

William M. Penn, Jr., Professor of Economics and Business
B.A., Western Maryland College; Ph.D., Duke University

Annie Florence Powers, Instructor of Secretarial Science
B.S., Mississippi University for Women; D.C.S., Belhaven University

Sandra L. Rasberry, Dean of the School of Education
B.S., West Georgia College; M.A., University of South Alabama; Ed.D., Mississippi State University

Geraldine Roberts, Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., M.Ed., Mississippi College; Ed.S., Jackson State University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Charles R. Rugg, Associate Professor of History and Physical Education
B.S., M.A., Louisiana Tech University

Stephen W. Sachs, Professor of Music
B.S., B.A., Lebanon Valley College; M.M., Ohio University; D.M.A., The Catholic University of America

Jack B. Scott, Professor of Biblical Studies
B.A., Davidson College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary;Ph.D., Dropsie University

Janie Smith, Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Mississippi College; M.S., Auburn University

Roy E. Stillwell, Professor of Music
B.M., MacMurray College; M.A., D.M.A., The Eastman School of Music

Evelyn D. Tackett, Acquisitions/Cataloguing Librarian
B.A., Belhaven University; M.L.S., Emory University

Paul R. Waibel, Professor of History
B.A., Lynchburg College; M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., West Virginia University

I. Newton Wilson, Jr., President (1986-1995)
B.A., Belhaven University; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; M.R.E., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi