Faculty Appointments & Leaves 2017-2018

Leaves

Dan Backlund (Thea) Easter 2018
Julie Berebitsky (Hist)  Advent 2017 
Mishoe Brennecke (Art)  Easter 2018 
David Colbert-Goicoa (Span)           Easter 2018 
Christopher H. Conn (Phil)  Advent 2017 
Mark Hopwood (Phil)  Easter 2018 
Serkan Karadas (Econ)  Advent 2017 
Cesar Leal (Musc)  Advent 2017 
Pradip Malde (Art)  Advent 2017 
Matthew Mitchell (Hist)  2017 - 2018 
Yasmeen Mohiuddin (Econ)  2017 - 2018 
Donna Murdock (IGS)  Advent 2017 
Ron Pongdee (Chem)  Easter 2018 
Celeste Ray (Anth)  Advent 2017 
Betsy Sandlin (Span)  Advent 2017 
Peter Smith (Thea)  Easter 2018 
Brad Sturgill (Econ)  Easter 2018 
Kevin M. Wilson (Engl)  Easter 2018 
Courtney World (Thea)  Advent 2017 
Karen Yu (Psyc)  Easter 2018 

 

New and Reappointed Faculty


Husnain Fateh Ahmad
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
B.Sc., Lahore University of Management Sciences; M.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Iowa
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Jody Lynn Allen
Visiting Assistant Professor of History 
B.A., University of Delaware; M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., William & Mary
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Toni Barnes
Visiting Instructor of Education
B.S., M.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Stefan Jennings Batista
Visiting Instructor of Art & Art History
B.F.A., Ringling College of Art & Design; M.F.A., University of New Mexico
Term Appointment, Advent 2017
 
Lee Conell
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.A., M.A., State University of New York; M.F.A., Vanderbilt University
Term Appointment, Easter 2018
 
Warren (Hoss) Craft
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Linden Anne Duffee
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., St. John's College (MD); Ph.D., University of Alabama
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2017- 2018
 
Thea M. Edwards
Research Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Virginia Tech; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Terri D. Fisher
Visiting Professor of Psychology
B.A., Wake Forest University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia (Athens)
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Stephen Ford
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Colby College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Katherine Fornash
Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Systems
B.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Laurie Fowler
Brown Foundation Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Systems
B.A., The University of the South; J.D., University of Georgia School of Law; L.L.M., University of Washington School of Law
Term Appointment, Advent Semester 2017
 
Edith Loraine Freni
Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence and Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.F.A., M.F.A., New York University
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Julie Garai
Assistant Professor of Statistics
B.S., Doane College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Daniel Groves
Tennessee Williams Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.A., M.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.F.A., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Term Appointment, Advent Semester 2017
 
Diana Hatchett
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A., University of the South; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Kentucky (expected)
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Emily Herman
Visiting Instructor of Education
B.A., Boston University; M.S., Simmons College; B.A., St. Cloud State University
Term Reappointment, Easter Semester 2018
 
Jennifer Paige Hill
Visiting Instructor of Education
B.A., University of Tennessee; M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Timothy Michael Jesurun
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Akron
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
May F. Kamalick
Visiting Instructor of Arabic Language and Culture
B.A., M.A., American University of Beirut
Term Appointment, Advent 2017
 
Rev. Leyla King
Visiting Instructor of International and Global Studies
B.A., Dartmouth College; M Div., Harvard Divinity School
Term Reappointment, Advent 2017
 
Melody Lehn
Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Assistant Director of the Center for Speaking and Listening
B.A., Furman University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Memphis
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Kyle Mahoney
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics
B.A., Gettysburg College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Alison Miller
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History
B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Alejandro Mylonas Leegstra
Visiting Instructor of Spanish
B.A., University of La Laguna; M.A., Complutense University; M.A., University of Connecticut
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
David Neely
Visiting Assistant Professor of Forestry and Geology
B.S., M.S., Frostburg State University; Ph.D., The University of Alabama
Term Appointment, Easter 2018
 
Laura K. Nüffer
Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies (Japanese)
B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Joseph Perna
Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian
A.B., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Peter Povey
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., Royal College of Music; M.M., Yale University; D.M., Northwestern University
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Minh Tam Schlosky
Visiting Instructor of Economics
B.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania; M.A., West Virginia University
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Paige Schneider
Assistant Professor of Politics
B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., Emory University
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Matthew Schrader
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Florida; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Jesse Schupack
Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., University of the South; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Peter Schweppe
Visiting Assistant Professor of German
B.A., University of Montana; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., McGill University
Term Appointment, Advent 2017 (3 courses)
 
David H. W. Shipps
Director, Babson Center
B.A., The University of the South; M.B.A., Emory University
 
Tao Song
Instructor/Assistant Professor of Economics
B.B.A., University of New Brunswick; M.A., University of Alberta; Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Holloway Sparks
Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics 
B.A., Davidson College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Clint S. Swift
Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Politics
B.S., Whittier College; M.A., California State University - Sacramento; Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia (expected)
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Yanbing Tan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Chinese
B.A., Austin College; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Elizabeth Taylor
Visiting Instructor of Psychology
B.A., Augusta State University; M.S., Georgia Regents University (Augusta University)
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018 (2 courses)
 
Jessica Usherwood
Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., Lee University; M.Mus., Roosevelt University; D.Mus., Indiana University (Bloomington)
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Hilary Dow Ward
Assistant Director, SSMF, and Coordinator of Musical Arts
B.M., The University of Kansas; M.A.R., Memphis Theological Seminary; M.A. Ed., Union University; Ed.D., The University of Memphis
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Keri Bryan Watson
Instructor/Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Systems
B.S., The University of the South; Ph.D., The University of Vermont
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2017 - 2018 (delayed start Easter 2018)
 
G. Norman West
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., M. Ed., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., Ball State University
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2017 - 2018
 
Thomas West III
Visiting Instructor of French
B.A., University of Mississippi; M.A., Vanderbilt University; J.D., University of Virginia
Term Appointment, Advent 2017
 
Gwendolyn Whitfield
Assistant Dean for Business Education and Associate Professor of Business
B.A., Howard University; M.B.A., Wayne State University; Ph.D., Western Michigan University
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2017 - 2018 (delayed start Easter 2018)
 
Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater
B.F.A., SUNY Purchase; M.F.A., New York University
Term Reappointment, Advent 2017
 
Teresa Rose Wiseman
Visiting Instructor of Education
Elem. 1-8, Librarian K-12, SPED., Motlow, MTSU, Trevecca; M.S., Tennessee State University
Term Reappointment, Advent Semester 2017
 
Cameron World
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Ph.D., University of Queensland
Term Reappointment, Advent 2017
 
 

Music Instructors

Gregory Danner
Wei-Chun (Bernadette) Lo
Brian Mueller
Rebecca Murphy
Alan Suska
Rebecca Van de Ven
William Yelverton
 
 

Faculty Not Returning

Samar Abushkheidem
Laura B. Attanasio
James Myron Bateman
Justyna Beinek
James Carlson
Melody Crowder-Meyer
Adam Dahl
James Davidheiser
Sharon Dolack
Sarah E. Gardner
Anna George
James Brock Gordon
Nicholas Harmon
Stephen Harrison
Carl Heinemann
Alice Kolakowska
Bernard Kuhajda
Julian Ledford
Melissa Martin
Grant Miller
Antonio Momplet
Sara Rose Nimis
Xiaofei Pan
George Poe
Dana Rasch
Houston Roberson
Martha Louise Smith Roberts
Jacqueline DiBiasie Sammons
Emily Senefeld
Steve Shaver
Margo Shea
Nathan W. Swanson
Henry Walker
Jia Wang
Andrea Weatherman
Shu Yang
Reinhard Zachau