Faculty Appointments & Leaves 2016-2017

Leaves

Richard B. Apgar (Germ) Advent 2016
Helen Bateman (Psyc) Easter 2017
Gregory T. Clark (ArtH) 2016 - 2017
Aaron A. Elrod (Econ) Advent 2016
William E. Engel (Engl) 2016 - 2017
Mark Hopwood (Phil) Advent 2016
Kelly Malone (Engl) Easter 2017
Christopher Michael McDonough (ClSt)         Easter 2017
Carmen E. McEvoy (Hist) Easter 2017
Shana Minkin (IGS) 2016 - 2017
Xiaofei Pan (Econ) Advent 2016
Randolph S. Peterson (Phys) 2016 - 2017
Susan J. Ridyard (Hist) 2016 - 2017
Houston Roberson (Hist) Advent 2016
Donald Rung (Fren) 2016 - 2017
Courtney L. Thompson (WGS/AmSt)       2016 - 2017
Merle "Mae" Wallace (Educ) Easter 2017
Jessica Wohl (ArtH) Advent 2016

 

New Faculty

Samar Abushkheidem
Visiting Instructor of Arabic Language and Culture
Term Appointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
Laura B. Attanasio
Visiting Assistant Professor of Southern Appalachian Studies
B.A., Vassar College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Toni Barnes
Visiting Instructor of Education
Term Reappointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
Stephanie L. Batkie
Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum
B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Three-year Term, Academic Years 2016 - 2017 -- 2018 - 2019
 
Katharine Seip-Cammack
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Santa Clara University; Ph.D., Rutgers University
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
John Kenyon Coffey II
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Creighton University; M.S.W., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Abby Colbert
Visiting Instructor of Politics
Term Reappointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
James Crawford
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
B.A., Brown University; M.F.A., University of California at San Diego
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Kati Curts
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.B.A., Washburn University; M.A., New York University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Sharon Dolack
Visiting Instructor of Education
Term Appointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
Linden Anne Duffee
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., St. John's College (MD); Ph.D., University of Alabama
Two-Year Term, 2016 - 2017 -- 2017 - 2018
 
Terri D. Fisher
Visiting Professor of Psychology
B.A., Wake Forest University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia (Athens)
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2016 - 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 Appointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Lucia García Santana
Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., University of La Laguna; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Sarah E. Gardner
Brown Foundation Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of History
B.A., M.A., Miami University (OH); Ph.D., Emory University
Term Appointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
James Brock Gordon
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art & Art History
B.F.A., The University of Georgia; M.F.A., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Term Appointment, Advent Semester 2016
 
Cynthia G. Gray
Visiting Instructor of Biology and Assistant Director of Advising for the Office of Medical and Health Programs
B.S., The University of the South; M.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Three-year Term, 2016 - 2017 -- 2018 - 2019
 
Nicholas J. Harmon
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
B.A., The College of Wooster; Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Stephen Harrison
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
B.A., East Carolina University; M.A., North Carolina State University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Term Appointment, Advent 2016
 
JoyAnna S. Hopper
Assistant Professor of Politics
B.A., Eastern Illinois University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Maha Jafri
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., The Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Evan Elizabeth Joslin
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Agnes Scott College; Ph.D., University of Virginia
Tenure Track, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Alice K. Kolakowska
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
M.S., University of Gdansk; M.S., Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, Canada
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Bernard Kuhajda
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Term Appointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
Alejandro Mylonas Leegstra
Visiting Instructor of Spanish
B.A., University of La Laguna; M.A., Complutense University; M.A., University of Connecticut
Two-Year Term, 2016 - 2017 -- 2017 - 2018
 
Arturo Márquez-Gómez
Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., M.A., University of Chile; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University
Tenure-Track, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Melissa Martin
Visiting Instructor of Education
Term Appointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
Jessica Mecellem
Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics
B.A., Whitworth University; M.A., Université de Provence; Ph.D., Loyola University (Chicago)
Five-Year Term, 2016 - 2017 -- 2020 - 2021
 
David Neely
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences
Term Reappointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
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 2016 - 2017
 
Agnes Ortega
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Term Appointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
Sean Patrick O'Rourke
Director of the Center for Speaking and Listening and Professor of Rhetoric/American Studies
B.A., M.A., Humboldt State University; J.D., Ph.D., University of Oregon
Appointment with Tenure, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Joseph Perna
Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian
A.B., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
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 2016 - 2017
 
Karen Proctor
Entrepreneur in Residence, Babson Center
B.A., University of Notre Dame
Term Reappointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
Dana Rasch
Visiting Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities
B.A., Flagler College; M.S., California State; Ph.D., University of Miami (FL)
Term Appointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
Matthew Schrader
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Term Appointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
Emily Senefeld
Visiting Instructor of History
B.A., The University of the South; M.A., University of Virginia
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Shu Yang
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies (Chinese)
B.A., M.A., Beijing Normal University; Ph.D., University of Oregon
Tenure-Track Appointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Clint Smith
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Central Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Tenure-Track Appointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Bradley S. Sturgill
Assistant Professor of Economics
B.S., B.A., Appalachian State University; M.Econ., Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Tenure-Track Appointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017 
 
Nathan W. Swanson
Visiting Professor of International and Global Studies
B.A., M.A., Iowa State University of Science and Technology; J.D., Drake University Law School; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Elizabeth Taylor
Visiting Instructor of Psychology
B.A., Augusta State University; M.S., Georgia Regents University (Agusta University)
Term Appointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Jessica Usherwood
Visiting Professor of Music
B.A., Lee University; M.Mus., Roosevelt University; D.Mus., Indiana University (Bloomington)
Two-Year Term, 2016 - 2017 -- 2017 - 2018
 
Henry Walker
Visiting Professor of Computer Science
A.B., Williams College; M.S., University of Iowa; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Term Appointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
Andrea Weatherman
Visiting Instructor of German
B.A., Converse College; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Term Appointment, Advent Semester 2016
 
Hilary Dow Ward
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Term Appointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
 

Reappointed Faculty

James Myron Bateman
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., Union University; M.S., Mathematics, M.S., Computer Science, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Stephen Byrnes Carmody
Post-doctoral Fellow in Archaeology
B.S., College of Charleston; M.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Thea M. Edwards
Research Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Virginia Tech; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida
Term Reappointment, Advent Semester 2016
 
Anna Lee George
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Term Reappointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
Emily Herman
Visiting Instructor of Education 
B.A., Boston University; M.S., Simmons College; B.A., St. Cloud State University
Term Reappointment, Easter Semester 2017
 
Jennifer Paige Hill
Visiting Instructor of Education
B.A., University of Tennessee; M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Timothy Michael Jesurun
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Akron
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Rev. Leyla King
Visiting Instructor of International and Global Studies
B.A., Dartmouth College; M.Div., Harvard Divinity School
Term Reappointment, Advent 2016
 
Julian A. Ledford
Visiting Assistant Professor of French
B.A., Washington and Lee University; M.M., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Vanderbilt University
Sabbatical Reappointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Jon Ellis Meacham
Distinguished Visiting Professor of History
B.A., The University of the South
Term Reappointment, Advent Semester 2016
 
Antonio Momplet
Brown Foundation Fellow and Visiting Professor of Spanish and Art and Art History
M.A., Ph.D., Complutense University
Term Reappointment, Advent Semester 2016
 
Sara Rose Nimis
Mellon Globalization Forum
Post-doctoral Fellow in Arabic Language and Culture
B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Miami University; Ph.D., Georgetown University
Term Reappointment, Advent Semester 2016
 
Martha Louise Smith Roberts
Visiting Instructor of Religious Studies
B.A., M.A., Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of California
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
G. Norman West
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., M.Ed., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., Ball State University
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Theatre
B.F.A., SUNY Purchase; M.F.A., New York University
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2016 - 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 2016 
 
Cameron World
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Ph.D., University of Queensland
Term Reappointment, Academic Year 2016 - 2017
 
 

Faculty Not Returning

Frederick Hailey Croom
Charles Vance Dalton
Robert G. Delcamp
Craig Duncan
Maggie Ann Fritz-Morkin
James Brock Gordon
Stephen Harrison
Larry Jones
Phoebe Kajubi
Andrea Weatherman Kikkert
David Macrae Landon
Katherine Lehman
William Henry Lewis II
Cheri Magid
Mayumi Manabe
Johann Ray Manning
Jon Ellis Meacham
Antonio Momplet
Sara Rose Nimis
Charles Richard Perry
Jennifer A. Pickens
John V. Reishman
Houston Roberson (deceased)
Susan K. Rupert
Matthew D. Sanderson
Kevin Schoenberger
Gerald Lafayette Smith
Thomas D. Spaccarelli
Michael Gathonjia Wairungu
Robert Jeffrey Whittle
Emily Marie White
Teresa Rose Wiseman