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    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalogue 
    
2023-2024 Catalogue

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Register of Administration

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

Brett Andrews (2023), Dean of the School of Business

B.S., Northeastern State University, M.B.A., Oral Roberts University, Ph.D., Walden University

Stacey Duke (2021), Assistant VP for Finance and Operations Administration

B.A., M.A., Southeastern Louisiana University; M.B.A., Bryan College, D.S.L., Regent 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

Doreen Fagerheim (1997), Assistant Vice President of Digital Media and Web Marketing
B.A., Houghton College

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

Audrey Kelleher (2007), Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
B.S.B.A., M.Ed., University of Central Florida; Ph.D. Barry University

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

Jeff Rickels (2012), Vice President for University Advancement

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

Shelley Smith (2020), Vice President of Student Development

B.S., M.C.S., Mississippi College; Ph.D., Jackson State University

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

Suzanne T. Sullivan (2000), Associate Vice President for Enrollment
B.A., Mississippi State University; M.B.A., Belhaven University

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

Sheryl Vittitoe (2021), CFO and VP for Bussiness Affairs and AVP for Campus Operations

B.S., Liberty University

Johnnie Sue Wijewardane (2023), Dean of the School of Nursing

B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center

Cynthia Wilkins (2013), Dean of Online Education

B.S., Baylor University; M.E.D., Mississippi College; Ph.D., Mississippi State 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

Jim Young, III (2015), Dean of Doctoral Studies
B.S., Mississippi College; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

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

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

M.A., Middlebury College

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