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2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook

Personnel


Tennessee Board of Regents

The State University and Community College System of Tennessee
1 Bridgestone Park
Nashville, Tennessee 37214

Chairman (ex-officio)

The Honorable Bill Lee
Governor of the State of Tennessee

Regents

Emily J. Reynolds, Vice-Chair, 5th Congressional District, 2021-2027
Mark George, At-Large West Tennessee, 2020-2026
Todd Kaestner, 7th Congressional District, 2022-2028
Weston Wamp, 3rd Congressional District, 2019-2023
Penny Schwinn, Commissioner of Education
John Long, Student Regent, 2022-2023
Charles Hatcher, Commissioner of Agriculture
Kyle Spurgeon, 8th Congressional District, 2020-2026
Shane Hooper, 4th Congressional District, 2022-2028
Miles Burdine, 1st Congressional District, 2019-2025
Bob Smith, Interim Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission
MaryLou Apple, 6th Congressional District, 2018-2024
Danni B. Varlan, 2nd Congressional District, 2019-2025
Nisha Powers, 9th Congressional District, 2018-2024
Thomas A.H. White, At-Large East Tennessee, 2022-2028
Mark Gill, At-Large Middle Tennessee, 2019-2024
Ramona Shelton, Faculty Regent (non-voting), 2021-2023

Executive Staff

Flora W. Tydings, Chancellor
Mary Ann Hammonds, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
Carol Tomlinson, Coordinator of Marketing, Digital Strategy and PR
Norman Batson, Chief Audit Executive
Jothany Reed, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Alisha Fox, Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance
Wendy Thompson, Vice Chancellor for Organizational Effectiveness
Rick Locker, Communications Director
Russ Deaton, Executive Vice Chancellor for Policy and Strategy
Kimberly McCormick, Vice Chancellor for External Affairs
Carol Puryear, Vice Chancellor for Economic and Community Development
Heidi Leming, Vice Chancellor for Student Success
Stephen Vieira, Chief Information Officer
Mariah Perry, Board Secretary
Brian Lapps, General Counsel

Cleveland State Personnel
Executive Administrative Offices

Office of the President

Vacant, President
Casi Hodges, Executive Assistant
Denise Callais, Director of Internal Auditing
Willie Thomas, Chief of Staff
John Squires, Executive Director of Advancement and Planning
Kellie R. Frank, Executive Director for Organizational Culture and Employee Engagament

Office of Academic Affairs

Dr. Corey Campbell, Vice President
Charlene Maples, AS, Executive Secretary
Laura Brogden, Director of Academic Compliance

Office of Finance and Operations

Dr. Sindy Reynolds, Vice President
Emily Lovingoodd, BAS, Administrative Assistant 1
Stacey Swafford, Campus Events Coordinator

Office of Student Services

Dr. Michael Stokes, Vice President
Sheila Smith, BS, CAP, Executive Secretary

Organizational Culture and Employee Engagement

Kellie R. Frank, Director
Christy Dale, Director of HR Services
Michele Darnell, CAP, Human Resources Assistant
Kathy Barr, AS, Payroll Specialist
Ashley Raburn, Director of Dynamic Instruction
Nathan Simmons, BS, MS, MA, Instructional Technology Specialist

Office of Advancement and Planning

John Squires, Executive Director
Doyle Hawkins, AAS, CPS, Assistant Director of Institutional Research
Melissa Swistek, BA, Institutional Research Coordinator
William Fulford, BS, Data and Research Analyst
Lee McChesney, Director of Development
Chrissy Pugh, MS, Advancement and Communications Specialist
Erika Stuart, Grants Director
Jill Woodruff, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Communications

Holly Trotter-Appleton, Communications Director
Andrea Byerly, Manager of Public and Media Relations

Office of Workforce and Economic Development

Vacant, Vice President
Heather Brown, Workforce Development Director
Bre LaMountain, Project Coordinator
Chelsea Falana, AS, Workforce Specialist

Administrative Offices

Finance and Operations

Sinthea Reynolds, Vice President
Emily Lovingood, Administrative Assistant 1
Stacey Swafford, Campus Events Coordinator

Business Services

Vacant, Manager
Amy Norwood, AS, CAP, Account Clerk III
Vacant, Coordinator of Purchasing and Budgets

Finance

Shon Khayriev, Director
Wynonia McKinney, AS, CPS, Account Clerk III
Kortney Saunders, BA, Coordinator of Student Accounts
Himani Patel, BS, Staff Accountant

Office of Information Technology

Vacant, Director
Harley Buffington, Administrative Computing Coordinator
Vacant, Network Analyst
Kyle Simons, Manager of Technical Services
Cody Knight, Technician
Clayton Strain, AS, Technician
Lisa Campbell, Administrative Computing Analyst
Robin Pratt, Technician
Todd Appleton, Web and Campus Information Administrator
Judi Renfro, BA, Campus Information Coordinator

Physical Plant

JT Van Hassent, Director
Jennifer Bledsoe, Assistant Director
Vacant, Senior HVAC Technician
Ernie Morrell, Preventive Maintenance Technician
Steven VanEman, Preventive Maintenance Technician
Vacant, Physical Plant Coordinator
David Morrow, BS, Event Set-Up Assistant and Campus Courier
Steven Powell, General Maintenance Laborer
Brandon Sharp, General Maintenance Laborer

Office of Student Services

Dr. Michael Stokes, Vice President
Sheila Smith, BS, CAP, Executive Secretary

Athletics and Campus Recreation

Mike Policastro, Director/Baseball Coach
Kathleen Haselhorst, BA, Part-time Secretary 2
Rafael Howard, Men’s Basketball Coach
Vacant, Women’s Basketball Coach
Steven Jaecks, Women’s Softball Coach

Campus Police

Vacant, Chief
Allen Morris, BS, Police Officer 2
Vickie Kalabus Miller, AAS, AS, BS, Police Officer 1
James Oister, Police Officer 1
Harvey Presley, Police Officer 1 MHEC
Vacant, Policie Officer 1 TCAT Athens

Counseling, Testing and Career Services

Mark Wilson, Director
Sandy Kirby, Coordinator of Work-Based Learning and Job Placement
Juliann Mathis, Counselor/Coordinator of Disability Support Services
Tana King, Certificate, Testing and Administrative Support Assistant

Enrollment Management

Cate Green, Dean
Rachel Scruggs, BS, Assistant Director of High School Programs and Early College
Lisa Sullens, AAS, Enrollment Specialist
Jan Peterson, AAS, Enrollment Services Assistant
Holly Melton, BS, Assistant Director of Recruitment
Vacant, Recruiter
Jamie Beaty, Admissions Clerk
Haley Hendrix, Director of Student Success
Lindsey Mowery, Registrar
Michael Myers, MBA, Assistant Registrar
Vacant, Admissions Operations Manager

Financial Aid

Jamie Hamby, Director
Tara Cajuste, MBA, Assistant Director
Hope Freeman, BS, Financial Aid Specialist
Joel Nitsch, BS, Financial Aid Specialist
Sheila Lee, AAS, Financial Aid Specialist

Student Engagement and Support

Natalia Williams, Director
Kimberly Allin, Coordinator of Veterans Services
Carolina Roman, Coordinator of Student Engagement

Student Success Center

Haley Hendrix, Director
Janlyn Underwood, Assistant Director
Elizabeth Brown, Success Coach
Chad Cameron, Success Coach
Marsha Foster, Success Coach
Eric Harris, Success Coach
Angala Hawn, Success Coach
Rhonda Reynolds, Success Coach

Office of Workforce and Economic Development

Vacant, Vice President
Heather Brown, Workforce Development Director
Bre LaMountain, Project Coordinator
Chelsea Falana, AS, Workforce Specialist

Office of Workforce Development

Heather Brown, Director
Bre LaMountain, Project Coordinator
Chelsea Falana, AS, Workforce Specialist

Small Business Development Center

Jennifer DeCook, Director
Vacant, Small Business Specialist

Academic Units

Office of Academic Affairs

Dr. Corey Campbell, Vice President
Charlene Maples, AS, Executive Secretary
Laura Brogden, AS, CPS, Director of Academic Compliance

Business and Healthcare

Vacant, Dean
Lynn Caswell AS, Secretary 2
Dr. Ann Cunningham, Chair, Allied Health Department
Devette Carter, EMT Program Coordinator
Donna Brogdon, Chair, Business Department
Greg Edwards, Interim Nursing Director
Vacant, Secretary 2
Kelly Reed, BSN, Nursing Lab Technician
Vacant, Part-time Nursing Simulation Specialist

Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Dr. Ryan Thompson, Dean
Angela Ruiz, AS, Secretary 2
Kathy Stutzman, Clerical Coordinator
Jennifer Eble, Chair, English Department
Laurie Rowland, Chair, Humanities Department
Brian Gerber, Chair, Education & Social Sciences Department
Marci Reiter, First Year Experience Coordinator

Law Enforcement Training

Mike Hodges, Instructor/Director
Douglas Towne, Instructor/Assistant Director
Kathy Stutzman, Clerical Coordinator

Library Services

Gina Cash, Director
Suzanne Ratcliff, AAS, CPS. Secretary I
Kathryn Brady, MLIS, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
Lori Warren, MIS, Instructional Services Librarian
Slade Scoggins, AS, Library Clerk

McMinn Higher Education Center (Athens)

Stefanie West, Director
Angie St. John, BS, MA, Part-time Distance Learning and Testing Administrator
Kimberly Howard, Technical Clerk
Jean Moses, Clerical Coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Karen Wyrick, Dean
Shelley Austin, AS, Secretary 2
Melissa Sinitsky, AAS, Secretary 2
James Peters, Chair, Natural Sciences Department
Rebecca Locke, BS, Lead Teaching Lab Technician
Kimberly Harrington, Chair, Mathematics & Engineering Department
Wendy Haley, BS, Mathematics Laboratory Specialist
Dr. Tim Wilson, Chair, Advanced Technologies Department
Anna McDade, BS,Teaching Lab Technician Chemistry
Matt Pankey, MPH, Teaching Lab Technician Biology (MHEC)
Eni Major, BS, Coordinator of Tutoring & Learning Center
Dr. Michele Wollert, Coordinator of Academic Advising and Transfer Articulation

Administration and Faculty

Parentheses indicates year staff member joined Cleveland State.

Alexander, Melodee R. (2017)
Assistant Professor, Psychology
BS 2004, University of Houston Clear Lake - Psychology
MA 2009, University of Houston Clear Lake - Psychology

Allin, Kimberly (2022)
Veterans Services Coordinator
AS 2003, Hawaii Pacific University - Finance & Economics
BSBA 2003, Hawaii Pacific University - Accounting
MBA 2007, Touro University - Business Administration

Amato, Sara (2020)
Instructor, English
BA 2013, Millikin University-English
MA 2016, Eastern Illinois University-English

Appleton, Todd (2020)
Web and Campus Information Administrator
AAS 2020, Cleveland State Community College-Mechanical Drafting

Aragon, Chris (2021)
Instructor, Computer Information Systems
AAS 2020, Cleveland State Community College-Systems Administration & Management

Augustine, Mathai K. (1996)
Professor, Mathematics/Physics
BS 1977, University of Kerala - Mathematics
MS 1979, University of Kerala - Mathematics
MPh 1986, University of Kerala - Mathematics
PhD 1990, North Carolina State University - Mathematics

Augustine, Molly (2010)
Associate Professor, Mathematics
BS 1986, Gandhiji University - Mathematics
BS 1999, Tennessee Wesleyan College - Business Administration
MS 1988, Mahatma Gandhi University - Statistics

Baksh-Griffin, Maureen A. (2012)
Associate Professor, Nursing
BS 1994, City University of New York, Hunter College - Human Communications
BSN 1999, New York University - Nursing
MSN 2012, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Nursing

Barkley, Charles B. (2004)
Associate Professor, Technology
BS 1993, Jacksonville State University - Geography

Bledsoe, Jennifer J. (2018)
Assistant Director, Physical Plant
BA 1996, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Sociology/Criminal Justice
MA 2019, American Public University System - Emergency and Disaster Management

Brady, Kathryn (2020)
Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
BA 2012, SUNY Geneseo - History
MLIS 2014, Syracuse University - Library & Information Science

Brewer Jr., Robert L. (2003)
Associate Professor, Biology
BS 1990, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Wildlife and Fisheries
MS 1999, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Ecology

Brogden, Laura K. (1995)
Director, Academic Compliance
AS 1995, Cleveland State Community College - General Program
Certificate 1994, Cleveland State Community College - Office Systems Administration
Certified Professional Secretary 2003

Brogdon, Donna M. (2013)
Associate Professor, Business
BS 1981, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Business Administration
MBA 1993, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Business Administration

Brown, Elizabeth Ann (2015)
Success Coach
BA 1989, Mississippi University for Women - English Education

Brown, Heather M. (2018)
Director, Workforce Development
AS 2008, Cleveland State Community College - Education
BS 2011, Lee University - Health Education
MS 2021, Austin Peay State University - Leadership

Bryant, Aaron C. (2007)
Associate Professor, Physical Education/Assistant Baseball Coach
BS 2001, Tennessee Wesleyan College - Exercise Science
MA 2003, University of Central Florida - Clinical Exercise Physiology

Buffington, Harley R. (2013)
Coordinator, Administrative Computing
AS 2011, Cleveland State Community College - General Transfer

Byerly, Andrea (2020)
Manager of Public and Media Relations
BA 1989, University of Georgia - Journalism

Callais, Denise (2014)
Director, Internal Auditing
BS 1985, Tennessee Wesleyan College - Accounting & Business Management

Cameron, M. Chad (2002)
Success Coach
BS 2002, Lee University - Health Science and Fitness/Wellness
MA 2008, Tennessee Technological University - Education

Campbell, Lisa L. (2006)
Administrative Computing Analyst
AS 1987, Chattanooga State Community College - Information Systems Technology

Cannon, Bambi J. (2019)
Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems/Technology
BS 2002, Lee University - Computer Information Systems
MBA 2019, Lee University - Business

Carmer, Stephen I (2016)
Assistant Professor, Accounting
MA 2014, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Accountancy
DBA 2019, Walden University - Business Administration

Carroll, Anne A. (2016)
Associate Professor, Sociology
BA 1979, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Sociology
MA 2002, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Sociology

Carter, Devette J. (2009)
Associate Professor/Program Coordinator, Emergency Medical Technician
AS 1998, Chattanooga State Community College - General Transfer

Cash, Gina (2019)
Director, Library Services
BA 1996, University of Oklahoma - English
MA 1998, University of Oklahoma - English
MLIS 2018, University of Oklahoma - Library and Information Studies

Christiansen, Winona (2021)
Instructor, Early Childhood Education
BA 2016, University of Nebraska - Political Science
MA 2018, East Tennessee State University - Early Childhood Education

Coffin, Bethany J. (2019) 
Assistant Professor, Art
BFA 2005, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville - Art
MFA 2011, New Mexico State University - Art

Crigler, Jacob P. (2019)
Assistant Professor, Biology
BS 2008, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Biology
PhD 2018, Middle Tennessee State University - Molecular Biosciences

Cunningham, E. Ann (2001)
Professor, Computers and Information Systems
BS 1985, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Secondary Education
MA 2003, Tennessee Technological University - Instructional Leadership
EdD 2015, East Tennessee State University - Educational Leadership

Dale, Christy M. (2018)
Director, HR Services
BS 2016, Regent University - Business
MBA 2019, Lee University - Business Administration

DeCook, Jennifer J. (2011)
Director of the Small Business Development Center
AAS 1992, Bay Area Legal Academy - Court Reporting
BA 2010, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - History
MBA 2015, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Business

Dye, M. Edward (2015)
Instructor, Biology
BS 1966, Memphis State University - Biology
DDS 1973, University of Tennessee at Memphis - Biology

Easley, Marcus S. (2019)
Instructor, Criminal Justice
AS 1983, Cleveland State Community College - Criminal Justice
BS 1985, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Criminal Justice
MS 2004, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Criminal Justice

Eble, Jennifer B. (2013)
Associate Professor, English and Learning Support Coordinator
BA 1998, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - English Writing
MA 2010, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - English Rhetoric

Edwards, Gregory A. (2019)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
AAS 2009, Excelsior College - Nursing
BS 2015, Western Governors - Nursing
MS 2017, Western Governors - Nursing Management and Leadership

Foster, Marsha M. (2018)
Executive Director, Organizational Culture and Employee Engagement
BA 1995, Hamilton College - English/Creative Writing
MS 2000, University of New Mexico - Physical Education
MEd 2007, University of West Georgia - School Counseling

Frank, Kellie R. (2021)
Director of Human Resources
BA 2010, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Psychology
MS 2014, Argosy University - Human Resources Management

Fries, Susie E. (2019)
Assistant Professor, English
BS 2010, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Psychology
MA 2014, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - English Literature

Fulbright, Julie A. (2001)
Associate Professor, English
BA 1995, Tennessee Wesleyan College - English
MA 1998, Middle Tennessee State University - English

Gerber, Brian J. (2013)
Associate Professor, Speech
BGS 2011, University of Kansas - Communication
MS 2013, Fort Hays State University - Communication
PhD 2020, University of Memphis - Adult Education

Godsey, Sandra D. (2019)
Assistant Professor, Business
BA 2005, Bryan College - Business Administration
MBA 2017, Bryan College - Business Administration

Green, Cate E. (2020)
Dean, Enrollment Management
BS 2008, Lee University - Health Science
MEd 2014, Liberty University - Education

Greenwood, Neil V. (1992)
Professor, History
BA 1983, California State University, Fullerton - History
MA 1984, University of California, Los Angeles - History
PhD 1991, University of California, Los Angeles - History

Hamby, Jamie L. (2004)
Director, Financial Aid
BS 2000, Carson Newman College - Business Administration
MA 2005, Tennessee Technological University - Instructional Leadership

Hardin, Christy L. (2021)
Instructor, Emergency Medical Technology
AAS 2015, Cleveland State Community College-Health Sciences

Harrington, Kimberly M. (2008)
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
BA 2002, Lee University - Mathematics
MA 2017, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Mathematics

Harris, Eric J. (2015)
Success Coach
AS 2011, Cleveland State Community College - General Transfer
BS 2013, East Tennessee State University - Mass Communications

Hasting, Jayne H. (2003)
Associate Professor, English
BA 2000, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - English
MA 2001, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - English

Hawn, Angala (2020)
Success Coach
AAS 2017, Cleveland State Community College - Early Childhood Education
BS 2020, Tennessee Wesleyan University - Early Childhood Education

Hayes, Travis (2017)
Assistant Professor, Economics
BA 1989, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Economics
MBA 1993, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Business Administration

Hays, Stephen D. (2008)
Associate Professor, Biology
BS 2002, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Chemistry
MD 2007, East Tennessee State University - Medicine

Hendrix, Haley N. (2016)
Director, Student Success Center
BS 2011, Jacksonville State University - Communications

Hodges, Casi (2021)
Executive Assistant
BS 2016, Columbia Southern University-Business Administration
MBA 2021, Columbia Southern University-Business Administration

Hodges, Michael J. (2012)
Assistant Professor/Director, Law Enforcement Training
BA 1997, Maryville College - History
MS 2014, Bethel University - Criminal Justice

Horten, Margaret M. (2009)
Instructor, Early Childhood Education
AS 1982, Chattanooga State Community College - Early Childhood Education
BA 2002, Governor State University - Business Administration
MA 2005, University of Phoenix - Education
MA 2007, University of Phoenix - Early Childhood Education

Howard, Rafael (2014)
Men’s Basketball Coach/Recruiter
BS 1992, Barat College - Psychology

Jaecks, Steven L. (2019)
Women’s Softball Coach/Coordinator of Campus Recreation
BS 1980, Loma Linda University - Physical Education
MEd 1982, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Secondary Education: Physical Education

Johnson, Eugene (Johnny) (2019)
Assistant Professor, Advanced Technology
BS 2001, Wright State University - Electrical Engineering
MS 2004, Air Force Institute of Technology - Electrical Engineering

Jones, W. Chris (2017)
Instructor, Advanced Manufacturing Technology
AA 1991, Hiwassee College - Physical Education
BA 1993, Maryville College - Recreation

Kilgore, Susette M. (2019)
Instructor, Mathematics
BS 1981, Carson Newman University - Elementary Education
MA 2006, University of Virginia - Mathematics

King, Denice D. (1994)
Associate Professor, Biology
BA 1980, Carson Newman College - Biology
MS 1985, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Microbiology

Kirby, Sandy (2018)
Work-Based Learning and Job Placement Coordinator
AAS 2003, Cleveland State Community College-Business Administration
BS 2005, Tennessee Wesleyan College-Business Administration
MS 2017, Western Governors University-Management & Leadership

LaMountain, April Bre (2013)
Project Coordinator, Workforce Development
AS 2002, Chattanooga State Community College - Paralegal Studies
BS 2011, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Psychology
MS 2013, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Laxton, Chad (2021)
Instructor, Welding
BS 2001, Athens State University-Education

Mathis, Juliann M. (2015)
Counselor/Coordinator of Disability Support Services
AS 1994, Palm Beach Community College - Human Services
BS 2003, Tennessee Wesleyan College - Human Services
MS 2004, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Counseling

McCarthy, Desiree N. (2021)
Instructor, Nursing
BSN 2002, Minnesota State University-Nursing
MSN 2013, Walden University-Nursing Education

McChesney, J. Lee (2021)
Director of Development
BA 1983, Emory & Henry College-Physical Education

McEwen, Ashley M. (2020)
Instructor, Nursing
BS 2009, Elon University - Exercise Science
BS 2011, East Tennessee State University - Nursing
MS 2015, Western Governors - Nursing Education

Meir, James B. (1996)
Associate Professor, Accounting
BS 1982, Oral Roberts University - Telecommunications
MS 1987, Oklahoma State University - Accounting
Certified Public Accountant

Monroe, Ricky D. (2017)
Assistant Professor, Advanced Technology
AA 1984, Tennessee Institute of Electronics - Electronics
BS 2000, Tusculum College - Organizational Management
MBA 2013, Tusculum College - Business Administration

Moseley, Elizabeth J. (2010)
Professor, Psychology
BS 1999, Baptist Bible College - Pre-Counseling
MS 2000, Baptist Bible Graduate School - Counseling
EdD 2006, Argosy University - Counseling

Mowery, Lindsey B. (2008)
Registrar
AAS 2004, Cleveland State Community College - Business and Management
BS 2007, Lee University - Business Administration

Norwood, Verrill M. (2010)
Professor, Chemistry
BA 1980, Holy Cross College - Chemistry
PhD 1985, Utah State University - Chemistry

Oakley, Darrell A. (2016)
Associate Professor, Engineering
BS 1983, Purdue University - Mechanical Engineering
MS 2000, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Engineering

Pankey, Jana M. (2006)
Associate Professor, Human Services/Social Work
AS 1987, Cleveland State Community College - Criminal Justice
BS 1989, Tennessee Wesleyan College - Human Services
MSSW 1993, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Social Work

Patterson, Candice H. (2013)
Associate Professor, Business
BS 1998, Lee University - Business Administration
MA 2005, Lee University - Business Education
EdS 2009, Tennessee Technological University - Instructional Leadership

Peters, James E. (2009)
Professor, Biology
BS 2002, St. Louis University - Biology
BA 2002, St. Louis University - Theology
MS 2006, Southern Illinois University - Biology
EdD 2018, East Tennessee State University - Educational Leadership

Pickell, Barsha L. (2018)
Associate Professor, History/Political Science
BA 1996, Carson Newman University - History
MA 1998, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Political Science
PhD 2008, University of Virginia - Government

Policastro, Michael A. (1993)
Director, Athletics and Campus Recreation/Baseball Coach
BS 1983, Tennessee Wesleyan College - Health/Physical Education

Puckett, David Paul (2010)
Associate Professor, Mathematics
AA 1990, Western Piedmont Community College - Pre-Mathematics
BS 1992, Appalachian State University - Mathematics
MS 2001, University of North Carolina - Mathematics

Raburn, Ashley T. (2006)
Director, Dynamic Instruction
BS 2005, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Broadcasting
MS 2010, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Instructional Technology/Education Standards

Redmond, Scott A. (2001)
Associate Professor, English
BS 1992, Lee University - Theology
MA 1996, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - English

Reed, Bryan K. (2004)
Associate Professor, History
BA 1991, Lee College - History
MA 1994, East Tennessee State University - History

Reiter, Marci R. (2014)
Associate Professor, Cooperative Education
BS 2003, Eastern Illinois University - Marketing
MA 2009, Webster University - Human Resources Development

Reynolds, Rhonda G. (2022)
Success Coach
BS 1988, University of Connecticut - Design & Resource Management
MPA 2016, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Public Administration

Reynolds, Sinthea D. (2014)
Vice President, Finance and Operations
BS 2012, Tennessee Wesleyan College - Business Management
MA 2016, Austin Peay State University-Communications
EdD 2022, East Tennessee State University - Educational Leadership

Riggs, Rebecca M. (2016)
Associate Professor, Chemistry
BS 1998, The Pennsylvania State University - Chemistry
MS 2000, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Analytical Chemistry
EdD 2022, East Tennessee State University - Educational Leadership

Roman, Maria Carolina (2020)
Coordinator, Student Engagement
AS 2016, Cleveland State Community College - General Transfer
BA 2021, Lee University - Spanish

Rowland, Laurie A. (2015)
Associate Professor, Speech
BA 1998, Berea College-History
MEd 2009, Strayer University - Educational Management

Santos, Wendy J. (2015)
Associate Professor, Emergency Medical Technician
AAS 2006, Chattanooga State Community College - Nursing
BSN 2018, East Tennessee State University - Nursing

Schaffner, Matt (2020)
Instructor, Music
BA 1996, University of Louisville - Music
MM 2000, Louisiana State University - Music Composition

Shiveley, Holly L. (2011)
Associate Professor, Speech
BA 1997, Bob Jones University - Interpretive Speech
MA 1999, Bob Jones University - Interpretive Speech

Squires, John C. (2021)
Executive Director, Advancement and Planning
BS 1986, Iowa State University - Economics
MA 1989, Drake University - Teaching
MS 1997, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Mathematics
PhD 2018, University of the Cumberlands - Leadership

Still, Vickie L. (2012)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
AAS 1994, Cleveland State Community College - Nursing
BSN 2015, East Tennessee State University - Nursing
MS 2017, Tennessee Technological University - Nursing

Stokes, C. Michael (1992)
Vice President for Student Services
ABA 1983, Middle Georgia College - Business
BBA 1985, Georgia Southern College - Finance
MEd 1988, Georgia State University - Vocational/Career Development
EdD 1992, University of North Carolina, Greensboro - Higher Education Administration

Stoody, Rick L. (2019)
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
BS 2005, California State University - Biochemistry
MA 2008, Biola University - Philosophy of Religion and Ethics
PhD 2015, University of California Santa Barbara - Philosophy

Swafford, Stacey A. (2019)
Coordinator of Campus Events
BS 2002, Crichton College - Business Management

Taylor, Timothy Jason (2020)
Instructor, Technology
BA 2009, Tennessee Wesleyan University - Criminal Justice

Thomas, Willie R. (2019)
Chief of Staff
AS 2000, Chattanooga State - General Transfer
BA 2003, Morehouse College - Music
MS 2011, Kennesaw State University - Conflict Resolution
EdD 2022, East Tennessee State University - Educational Leadership

Thompson, Ryan K. (2006)
Dean of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
BA 1997, Brigham Young University - History
MA 2000, University of Connecticut - History
PhD 2013, University of Delaware - History

Towne, Douglas M. (2019)
Assistant Professor/Assistant Director of Law Enforcement Training
BS 1992, Tennessee Temple University - Secondary Education
1997, Cleveland State Community College - Law Enforcement Training Academy

Trotter-Appleton, Holly M. (2002)
Communications Director
AS 1997, Cleveland State Community College - Arts and Sciences
BS 1999, Tennessee Technological University - English/ Journalism
MA 2003, Tennessee Technological University - Education
Certified Administrative Professional 2018

Underwood, Janlyn R. (2018)
Assistant Director, Student Success
BS 2003, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Psychology
MA 2007, Argosy University - Professional Counseling

Van Hassent, JT (2023)
Director, Physical Plant
BS 1976, Westminster College - Biology

Ware, Michael S. (2013)
Associate Professor, Emergency Medical Technician
BS 2006, Tusculum College - Organizational Management
MA 2008, Bryan College - Business Administration

Warren, Lori K. (2023)
Instructional Services Librarian
BFA 1987, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Graphic Design
BS 1992, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Early Childhood and Elementary Education
MIS 2003, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Information Science

West, Stefanie R. (2015)
Director, McMinn Higher Education Center (Athens)
BBA 1995, Tennessee Wesleyan College - Business Administration
MBA 2016, Tennessee Wesleyan College - Business Administration

Williams, Natalia D. (2000)
Director, Student Engagement and Support
BS 1995, Middle Tennessee State University - Child Development and Family Services
MEd 1999, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Guidance and Counseling

Wilson, Mark R. (1993)
Director, Counseling, Testing and Career Services
BS 1987, Tennessee Technological University - Psychology
MA 1988, Tennessee Technological University - Educational Psychology and Counselor Education
National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Wilson, Timothy N. (2015)
Associate Professor, Advanced Technologies
BS 2008, Bryan College - Organizational Management
MA 2011, Tennessee Technological University - Instructional Leadership
EdS 2013, Tennessee Technological University - Curriculum and Instruction
EdD 2017, East Tennessee State University - Educational Leadership

Wollert, Michele H. (2014)
Coordinator of Academic Advising and Transfer Articulation
BS 1986, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Industrial Engineering
MA 1990, Emmanuel School of Religion - Christian Ministries Counseling
MA 1996, Presbyterian School of Christian Education - Christian Education
PhD 2003, University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Education

Woodruff, Jill (2021)
Director, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
BS 1992, University of Tennessee at Knoxville-Marketing
MA 2013, Lee University-Marketing

Wyrick, Karen S. (1992)
Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
AS 1988, Roane State Community College - Mathematics
BS 1990, Middle Tennessee State University - Mathematics and Computer Science
MS 1992, Middle Tennessee State University - Mathematics

Emeriti

Emeritus status is an honor bestowed upon an individual with a minimum of 10 years service at retirement for distinguished service to the college. Emeritus status is granted by the president of the institution. President emeritus status is granted by the Tennessee Board of Regents upon recommendation of the chancellor. Those receiving emeritus status are entitled to a number of privileges and benefits accorded by the institution.

Date in parentheses denotes year emeritus status conferred.
†-deceased

Adams, Ozane R. †1927-2018 (1996)
Served as Professor of Health and Physical Education, 1967-1996.

Adcock, Ken R. †1941-2021 (2014)
Served as Professor in Business and Marketing, 2005-2012; Associate Professor, 2000-2005; Assistant Professor, 1998-2000; Instructor, 1995-1998.

Adkisson, David F. †1912-1993 (1978)
President Emeritus (1978)
Founding President, 1967-1978.

Banta, F. Dean †1914-2006 (1978)
Served as Head of the Education, Psychology and HPER Department, 1973-1978; Dean of Instruction, 1967-1973.

Barker, Mary T. †1927-2018 (1992)
Served as Dean of Academic Affairs, 1988-1992; Interim Dean of Academic Affairs, 1987-1988; Director of Institutional Planning and Research, 1984-1987; Associate Dean for Arts and Sciences, 1978-1984; Head of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1977-1978; Head of Humanities, 1973-1977; Professor of English, 1968-1984.

Basham, Renate G. †1940-2015 (2001)
Served as Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculty, 1994-2001; Interim President, 1996; Dean of Academic Affairs, 1992-1994; Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, 1988-1992; Associate Professor, 1981- 1988; Head of Humanities, 1978-1984; Assistant Professor, 1971-1981; Instructor of German, 1968-1971.

Belk, Carole A. (2008)
Served as Purchasing Agent, 1987-2006; Office Manager, 1984-1987; Account Clerk 2, 1980-1984; Accounting Technician, 1979-1980; Clerk 2, 1978-1979; Clerk, 1977-1978.

Bishop, Patricia K. †1950-2015 (2011)
Served as Associate Professor of Psychology, 2005-2009; Assistant Professor, 1980-1985; Instructor, 1973-1980. Adjunct Faculty 1990, 1993-94, 1996, 1998, 2003-04, 2010.

Boles, Thomas R. †1923-2004 (1985)
Served as Associate Professor of Music, 1967-1985.

Boyd, Nancy D. (2007)
Served as Associate Professor of Office Administration, 1977-2006; Chair, Business Department, 1995-2001; Assistant Professor, 1971-1977; Coordinator, Business Career Programs, 1974-1976; Instructor, 1968-1971; Adjunct Instructor 2006-2008.

Boynton, Paul C. (1982)
Served as Counselor of Student Personnel, 1968-1982.

Bradley, John M. †1944-2009 (2005)
Served as Associate Professor of Speech and English, 1976-1999; Assistant Professor, 1970-1976; Instructor, 1967-1970; Adjunct Instructor, 2000-2004.

Cantrell, John W. †1942-2017 (2009)
Served as Associate Professor of Technology, 1978-2008; Assistant Professor, 1974-1978; Instructor, 1971-1974; Adjunct Instructor, 1990-2005.

Caruth, Janet S. †1946-2017 (2011)
Served as Librarian, 1975-2010; Instructor/Library, 1974-1975.

Chumley, Jere L. (2004)
Served as Associate Professor of Art, 1967-2003; Coordinator of the Art Department, 1974-2003; Adjunct Instructor, 2004-2005.

Cigliano, James M. †1939-2023 (2007)
Served as Vice President for Student Services, 1994-2005; Dean of Student Affairs, 1987-1994; Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, 1984-1987; Associate Dean of Student Affairs, 1981-1984; Dean of Student Personnel Services, 1976-1981; Athletic Director, 1978-1996; Director of Admissions and Records and Financial Aid, 1974-1976; Director of Admissions and Records, 1967-1974; Post-retirement Commissioner of Tennessee Community College Athletic Association, 2009-Present; Post-retirement assistant with fund-raising and game administration, 2005-2006; Inducted into the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association Hall of Fame, 2001.

Clark, Marvin W. (Bill) (2011)
Served as Computer Operations Specialist, 1994-2010; Media Technician 1979-1994; Technician-Media Center, 1976-1979; Media Center Paraprofessional, 1975-1976. Interim Director of Instructional Computer Technology, 1998; Adjunct Faculty, 1996-1998, 2001.

Coleman, A. Ray †1926-2015 (1988)
Served as Interim President, 1985; Dean of Administrative Services, 1987-1988, 1974-1981; Assistant to the President, 1986-1987, 1981-1985; Director of Research/ Director of Continuing Education, 1971-1974.

Crockett, Jean M. (2015)
Served as Associate Professor of English, 2005-2013; Assistant Professor, 1998-2005; Instructor, Remedial/Developmental English, 1993-1998.

Culbreth, B. Spencer (1988)
Served as Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2005-2008; Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Division, 1994-2005; Assistant Dean of Humanities, 1984-1994; Chair, Humanities Department, 1978-1984; Professor of History, 1982-1994; Associate Professor of History, 1978-1982; Assistant Professor of History, 1974-1978; Instructor of History, 1971-1974.

Darcey, Helen D. †1947-2019 (2011)
Served as Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1987-2009; Assistant Professor, 1983-1987; Instructor, 1979-1983; Adjunct Instructor, 1990-2004.

Davis, Norma L. (2003)
Served as Stenographer, 1967-1979; Clerk - Typist, 1979-1985; Secretary to the Dean of Student Affairs, 1985-1988; Secretary for Athletics/Student Activities, 1988-2002.

Dean, Harry N. †1941-2008 (2004)
Served as Associate Professor of English, 1971-2003; Assistant Professor of English, 1974-1976; Instructor of English, 1971-1974.

Dorset, Michael A. (2009)
Served as Associate Professor of Biology, 1976-2008; Assistant Professor, 1971-1976; Instructor, 1968-1971; Adjunct Instructor, 1990-Present.

Eiswerth, Elizabeth L. (1999)
Served as Director of Nursing, 1996-1999; Associate Professor of Nursing, 1977-1996.

Ellis, Brenda K. (2011)
Served as Publications Coordinator Marketing Department, 2000-2009; Printing Services Supervisor Print Shop, 1990-2000; Secretary to Business Manager, 1977-1990; Accounting Clerk, 1974-1977; Cashier, 1974.

Fillers, Marilyn D. † 1935-2013 (2003)
Served as Associate Professor of English, 1989-2003 and 1976-1987; Associate Professor and Coordinator of Developmental Studies, 1987-1989; Assistant Professor of English, 1971-1976; Instructor of English, 1968-1971

Fox, Tony C. (2019)
Served as Maintenance Custodial Supervisor, 2014-2018; Custodial Foreman, 2006-2014; Custodian, 1981-2006.

Geren, Don M. † 1938-2018 (2010)
Served as Director, Small Business Development Center, 1990-2000; Administrative Coordinator, JTPA, 1988-1990; Job Development Coordinator, JTPA, 1986-1988; Adjunct Instructor, 1975-1998.

Goslen, Alan H. (2011)
Served as Librarian, 1997-2010.

Guest, Joe W. †1925-2010 (1992)
Served as Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1967-1992.

Guy, Buford M. Jr. †1941-1999 (2000)
Served as Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 1968-1999.

Hales, Sheila A. (2015)
Served as Associate Professor of Nursing, 1984-2011; Assistant Professor, 1981-1984; Adjunct Instructor, 2011-2014.

Herrig, Nancy (2020)
Served as Center of Emphasis Coordinator, 1988-1989; Nursing Instructor 1989-2010; Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2010-2013; Associate Professor of Nursing, 2013-2017; Adjunct Instructor, 2017, 2019-2020.

Hight, Americus V. (2017)
Served as Associate Professor, Nursing, 2011-2015; Assistant Professor, 2008-2010; Instructor, 2003-2007.

Hite, Carl M. (2013)
Served as President, 1996-2013.

Johnson, John H. †1930-2012 (1996)
Served as Associate Professor of Business, 1976-1996.

Johnson, Kathryn W. †1947-1999 (2000)
Served as Assistant Professor of Biology, 1970-1999.

Lane, L. Quentin †1934-2023 (1985)
President Emeritus
Served as President, 1978-1985; Dean of Instruction, 1973-1978; Director of Institutional Research, 1971-1973.

Lee, Glenna †1935-2014 (2009)
Served as Associate Professor of Nursing, 1991-2003; Assistant Professor, 1985-1991; Instructor, 1982-1985.

Lillard, Roy G. †1913-1991 (1978)
Served as Head of Social Science, Business and Education Department, 1967-1976.

Lynn, Mary Evelyn (2014)
Served as Director of Library and Media Services, 1999-2012.

Martel, Sue H. †1924-2017 (2000)
Served as Assistant Professor of Psychology, 1972-2000.

Mathai, Thottakara P. †1930-2019 (2000)
Served as Professor of Chemistry 1968-2000; Chair, Natural Sciences Department, 1997-2000; Adjunct Instructor, 2001-2003.

Mathis, George L. †1916-2000 (1976)
Served as Dean of Students, 1967-1976.

McCaskill, Barry S. †1949-2003 (2004)
Served as Associate Professor of Technology, 1978-2003; Chair of the Technology Department, 1997-2003; Co-Interim Dean of the Division of Business and Technology, 2001-2002; Business, Industry and Government Specialist, Fall 2003.

McCoin, Ann Y. (2004)
Served as Professor of Criminal Justice, 1974-2001; Coordinator of Legal Assistant Program, 1981-2001; Adjunct Instructor, 2002-2003.

McKenzie, Frank C. (2010)
Served as Dean, Business and Technology Division, 1994-2008; Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2001-2002; Professor and Assistant Dean, Business and Economics Division, 1984-1994; Associate Professor and Chair, Business Careers Department, 1981-1984; Assistant Professor and Chair, Business Careers Department, 1978-1981; Instructor, Manufacturing Technology, 1976-1978; Adjunct Instructor, 2003-2004, 2008-2009.

McNeely, Curtis R. (2012)
Served as Systems Manager, Office of Information Technology, 1998-2009; Computer Programmer/Analyst, 1989-1998; Computer Programmer 2, 1983-1989; Computer Programmer, 1979-1983; Computer Operator, 1977-1979.

Miller, Sherry (2011)
Served as Executive Secretary, Student Services, 2002-2010; Secretary 3, 1998-2002; Secretary 2, Mathematics and Science Division, 1986-1988; Account Clerk, Business Office, 1985-1986.

Millsaps, Irene P. †1929-2005 (1993)
Served as Assistant Dean of Physical Sciences and Technologies, 1969-1990; Professor of Mathematics, 1967-1990.

Moore, Nancy K. (2015)
Served as Associate Professor of Nursing, 1984-2011; Assistant Professor, 1981-1984; Adjunct Instructor, 2011-2014.

Nichols, Alex W. †1933-1996 (1995)
Served as Associate Professor, Computer and Information Systems, 1969-1994; Head of Computer Services Center, 1972-1977.

Norton, Judy S. (2019)
Served as Associate Professor of Nursing, 2007-2018; Department Chair/Coordinator, 2016-2017; Assistant Professor, 2005-2007; Instructor, 2000-2005; Adjunct Instructor, 2018.

Ownby, Mitzi I. (2001)
Served as Account Clerk, 1972-1975; Executive Secretary to the President, 1975-1984; Secretary to the Executive Vice President, 1984-2001; Part-time Clerk-Typist, 2001-2002.

Parks, Geraldine (2011)
Served as Director, Financial Aid, 1994-2010; Financial Aid Officer, 1989-1994; Assistant Coordinator of Financial Aid, 1987-1989.

Pritchett, Josephine †1910-1994 (1976)
Served as Head of Office Careers Department, 1967-1976.

Reiser, Matthew H. †1920-1999 (1993)
Served as Head of the Technology Division, 1969-1984; Professor of Technical Education, 1969-1989.

Rowlee, Edwin W. †1941-2010 (2011)
Served as Associate Professor, Chemistry, 1976-2009; Assistant Professor, 1972-1976; Instructor, 1969-1972; Adjunct Instructor 1990, 1993-94, 1996, 2003-04.

Sesler, Mason B. †1923-2013 (1993)
Served as Associate Professor of Electronics 1975-1989.

Speight, D. Larry (2008)
Served as Associate Professor of Biology, 1976-2006; Assistant Professor of Biology, 1971-1976; Instructor of Biology, 1968-1971.

Stubbs, James M. †1917-2002 (1982)
Served as Head of Criminal Justice and Legal Assistant Departments, 1971-1979; Personnel/Affirmative Action Officer, 1974-1982.

Taylor, Jerome G. (2004)
Served as Professor of History and Political Science, 1968-2003; Chair of Social Science Department, 1997-2003; Adjunct Instructor, 2003-2004.

Trewhitt, Katharine A. †1912-1999 (1987)
Served as Associate Professor of English, 1969-1978; Adjunct Instructor, 1978-1990.

Vroman, Hugh E. (1991)
Served as Professor of Biology, 1976-1990; Adjunct Instructor, 1990-2000.

Watts, David E. (2008)
Served as Assistant Vice President for Planning and Effectiveness, 2001-2005; Dean of Planning and Computer Technology and Director of Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness, 1996-2001; Dean of Planning and Computer Technology, 1995-1996; Director of Institutional Planning and Research, 1989-1995; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, 1980-1989; Assistant to the Dean of Academic Affairs, 1976-1980; Associate Professor of Biology, 1975-1980; Assistant Professor, 1971-1975; Instructor, 1971. Post-retirement appointment in Institutional Planning and Effectiveness, 2005-2006.

Watts, Judy C. (2008)
Served as Associate Professor of Biology, 2005; Assistant Professor of Biology, 1976-2005; Instructor of Biology, 1972-1976; Adjunct Instructor, 2005-2007.

Wheeler, Charles E. (2011)
Served as Dean, Mathematics and Science Division, 1994-2010; Assistant Dean, 1990-1994; Professor, Physics and Mathematics, 1983-1990; Associate Professor, 1980-1983; Assistant Professor, 1977-1980; Instructor, 1976-1977; Adjunct Instructor, 2010.

Wilson, Patricia L. (1999)
Served as Associate Professor of Nursing, 1972-1999.

Witt, Sherra A. (2015)
Served as Dean, Business and Technology Division, 2010-2014; Interim Co-Dean, 2008-2010; Department Chair, Business, 2002-2010; Interim Dean, Business and Technology Division, 2008; Associate Professor, Business, 1983-2010; Assistant Professor, Business Careers, 1980-1983; Instructor, Secretarial Science/Office Careers, 1977-1980.

Wood, Fred A. †1945-2022 (2015)
Served as Interim Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, 2005-2013; Department Chair, English, 2002-2005; Associate Professor of English, 1978-2005; Assistant Professor, 1973-1978; Instructor, 1971-1973.

Yates, L. Dale (2014)
Served as Associate Professor of Computers and Information Systems, 1996-2012; Associate Professor of Accounting, 1979-1996; Assistant Professor, 1974-1979.