Sep 23, 2019  
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 
    
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty Directory


 

The Registry

Board of Trustees

*Ron Smith, Chair Jack McClarty
Tim Bainum Todd McFarland
*Gordon Bietz *Bill McGhinnis
John Boskind *Chris McKee
Michael Cauley +Ellsworth McKee
Donald Chase Barbara McKinney
Bert Coolidge +James Ray McKinney
*Jim Davidson, Vice Chair Hubert Morel
Ken DeFoor +Gordon Retzer
Faith Durkin *Randy Robinson
Dana Edmond Mark Schiefer
Mel Eisele
Kathy Schleier
*Franklin Farrow Terry Shaw
Debra Fryson *David Smith
Steve Haley *Jeanette Stepanske
Heather Hilliard Dan Turk
Danny Houghton Christine Waldrop  
+Bill Hulsey Jeff White    
David Jimenez Bill Winston    
*Ruth Liu *Ed Wright    
Leslie Louis Doug Zinke    
       
       

 

* Executive Board    
+ Emeriti

Administrators

Gordon Bietz, D.Min. (1997) President
  Vice President, Advancement
Marc Grundy, M.B.A. (1996) Vice President, Enrollment Services
Martin Hamilton, B.A., (1998) Associate Vice President, Financial Administration
Volker Henning, Ph.D. (1989) Associate Vice President, Academic Administration
  Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Carleton Swafford, Ph.D. (1992) Dean, Graduate Studies
Tom Verrill, M.B.A. (2008) Senior Vice President, Financial Administration
Dennis Negron, M.A. (1993) Vice President, Student Services
Robert Young, Ph.D. (2007) Senior Vice President, Academic Administration

Other Officials

Jeffrey Erhard, M.A.T. (1997) Director, On-Campus Housing
Pegi Flynt, Ed.D. (2007) Director, Online Campus
Laurie Gauthier M.B.A. (2008) Director, Graduate Marketing
Melodie Lopez, B.A. (2006) Director, Graduate Admissions
Kevin Penrod, B.S. (2007) Director, Campus Safety
Gary Sewell, B.S. (2012) Associate Vice President, Information Systems
David Smith, Ph.D. (2011) Senior Pastor, University Church
Joni Zier, M.S.Ed. (1993) Director, Records and Advisement
   
(Dates in parentheses indicate the beginning year of employment at Southern Adventist University.)

Graduate Council

Carleton Swafford Dean, Graduate Studies
Pegi Flynt Director, Online Campus
Richard Halterman Dean, School of Computing
Ryan Herman Associate Vice President, Enrollment Services
Mark Hyder Dean, School of Business and Management
Barbara James Dean, School of Nursing
Greg King Dean, School of Religion
John McCoy
Dean, School of Education and Psychology
Dan Maxwell Director, Library
Sharon Pittman Director, Global Community Development
Kristie Wilder Dean, School of Social Work
Robert Young Senior Vice President, Academic Administration
Joni Zier Director, Records and Advisement
   

Graduate Program Coordinators

Lorri Merchant School of Social Work
Holly Gadd School of Nursing
Tyson Hall School of Computing
Mark Hyder School of Business
John McCoy School of Education and Psychology
Sharon Pittman Global Community Development
Edwin Reynolds School of Religion
   

Graduate Instructional Faculty

(Dates in parentheses indicate the beginning year of employment at Southern Adventist University.)

Susan Lynn Allen-D.N.P., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Andrews University; M.A., Eastern Michigan University; M.S.N. and D.N.P., Azusa Pacific University. (2015)

Scot Anderson-Ph.D., Professor of Computing
B.S., Southwestern Adventist University; M.S. and Ph.D. University of Nebraska, Lincoln. (2007)

Evie Nogales Baker-M.S.W., Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A. and B.S.W., Southern Adventist University; M.S.W., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2005)

Stephen Bauer-Ph.D., Professor of Religion
B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.Div. and Ph.D., Andrews University. (1999)

Krystal Bishop-Ed.D., Professor of Education
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., University of South Florida,Tampa; Ed.D., University of South Florida,Tampa. (1996)

Michael Cafferky-D.B.A., F.A.C.H.E., Professor of Business and Management, Ruth McKee Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and Ethics
B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.Div., Andrews University; M.P.H., Loma Linda University; D.B.A., Anderson University. (2003)

Ronda Christman-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., M.A., M.Sc., and Ph.D., Andrews University. (2009)

Robert Coombs-Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Counseling
B.A., Carson-Newman College; M.Div. and D.Min., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2004)

Bonnie Eder-Ed.D., Professor of Education
B.S., University of Wyoming; M.S., Berry College; Ed.S., University of West Georgia; Ed.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2011)

Pegi Flynt-Ed.D., Associate Professor and Director of Online Learning
B.A., Washington Adventist University; M.S., Andrews University; Ed.D., Nova University. (2007)

Bonnie Freeland-D.N.P., Professor of Nursing
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S.N., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; D.N.P., University of Tennessee Health Science Center. (1998)

Ileanna Freeman-Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Counseling
B.A. and M.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., Ball State University. (2005)

Alfredo Fuentes-Ed.D., Professor of Education
B.A., Antillian Adventist University; M.A.Ed. and Ed.D., University of Hartford. (2008)

H. Robert Gadd-Ph.D., C.P.A., Professor of Business and Management, Wayne VandeVere Endowed Chair in Accounting
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.B.A., University of Maryland at College Park; Ph.D. University of Texas at Arlington. (2000)

Holly Gadd-Ph.D., F.N.P., Professor of Nursing
B.S., Andrews University; M.S.N., Loma Linda University; F.N.P., Midwestern State University, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University. (2000)

Norman Gulley-Ph.D., Research Professor of Religion
Diploma in Theology, Newbold College; B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A. And M.Div., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh. (1978)

Tyson S. Hall-Ph.D., Professor of Computing
B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. (2005)

Richard L. Halterman-Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Computing
B.S., Florida Southern College, Lakeland; M.S., Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (1987)

Michael G. Hasel-Ph.D., Professor of Religion
B.A. and M.A., Andrews University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Arizona. (1998)

Annette Heck-D.S.W., Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S.W., Southern Adventist University; M.S.W., Andrews University; D.S.W., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2010)

Jaclynn Huse-Ph.D., Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. and M.S.N., Southern Adventist University; Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado. (2003)

Julie Hyde-Ph.D., C.P.A., Professor of Business and Management
B.S. and M.Acc., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Ph.D., University of Memphis. (2005)

Mark Hyder-J.D., Dean and Associate Professor of Business and Management and Chair of Technology
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S., University of Maryland University College; J.D., Emory University. (2013)

J. Douglas Jacobs-D.Min., Professor of Religion
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Div. and D.Min., Andrews University. (2002)

Barbara James-Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Nursing
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington; Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham. (1991)

Frances Johnson-D.N.P., N.N.P., Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Texas at Arlington; M.S., Andrews University; D.N.P., Rush University. (2008)

Greg A. King-Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Religion
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Div., Andrews University; Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary. (2004)

Martin G. Klingbeil-D.Litt., Professor of Religion
B.A., Andrews University; D.Litt., Stellenbosch University. (2011)

Timothy D. Korson-Ph.D., Professor of Computing
B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.S., Ohio University; Ph.D., Georgia State University. (1995)

Judson Lake-D.Min., Th.D., Professor of Religion
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Div., Andrews University; D.Min., Reformed Theological Seminary. Th.D., University of South Africa. (1997)

Faith Laughlin-Ed.D., Professor of Education and Psychology
B.A., Andrews University; M.A. Pacific Union College; Ed.D., Shenandoah University. (2009)

Donn W. Leatherman-Ph.D., Professor of Religion
B.Th., Canadian Union College; M.Div., Andrews University; Ph.D., McGill University. (1992)

Michael Liedke-D.N.P., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S.N., Emory University; D.N.P., University of Alabama.  (2009))

Carlos G. Martin-Ph.D., Professor of Religion
B.Div., River Plate College; M.A., Andrews University; M.Div. and Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Seminary. (2001)

John W. McCoy-Ed.D., Dean and Professor of Education and Psychology
B.S., Atlantic Union College; M.A., University of North Carolina; Ed.D., State University of New York at Buffalo. (2011)

Lorri Merchant-M.S.W., Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S.W., Southern Adventist University; M.S.W., University of Kansas. (2012)

Robert Montague-Ph.D., CPA, Professor of Business and Management
B.S., Loma Linda University; M.B.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Iowa. (1999)

John S. Nixon-D.Min., Professor of Religion
B.A., Oakwood College; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; D.Min., Andrews University.

Braam Oberholster-D.B.A., Professor of Business and Management
B.B.A., Helderberg College; M.B.A., Andrews University; D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University. (2003)

Cliff Olson-Ph.D., Professor of Business and Management
B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., Colorado State University. (1989)

Alan Parker-Th.D., Professor of Religion
B.A., Andrews University; M.Th. and Th.D., Stellenbosch University. (2007)

Magdana Philossaint-Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S.W, Southwestern Adventist University; M.S.W. and Ph.D., Andrews University. (2013)

Sharon Pittman-Ph.D., C.S.W.M., Professor and Director of Global Community Development
B.S.W and M.S.W., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Illinois. (2010)

D. Laura Racovita-Szilagyi-M.S.W., Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A., B.S.W., and M.S.W. Andrews University. (2013)

Edwin Reynolds-Ph.D., Professor of Religion
B.A., B.S., and M.A., Pacific Union College; M.A. and Ph.D., Andrews University. (2004)

Cornel Rusu-M.S.W., Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., Babes-Bolyai University, Romania; M.A., Newbold College; M.S.W., Andrews University. (2009)

Philip G. Samaan-D.Min., Professor of Religion
B.A., Walla Walla College; M.Div., Andrews University; M.S.P.H., Loma Linda University; D.Min., Andrews University. (1998)

Dennis Steele-Ph.D., C.P.A., Professor of Business and Management
B.B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.B.A., Kennesaw State University; Ph.D., Mississippi State University. (1999)

Carleton L. Swafford-Ph.D., Graduate Dean and Professor of Education
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (1992)

Douglas Tilstra-Ph.D., Professor of Outdoor Education
B.A., Pacific Union College; M.Div., Andrews University; Ph.D., Capella University. (2000)

Barry Tryon-D.Min., Professor of Religion
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Div. and D.Min., Andrews University. (2011)

Lilly Tryon-D.N.P., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. and M.S.N., Drexel University; D.N.P., Southern Adventist University. (2013)

Jon Wentworth-M.Tx., CPA, Associate Professor of Business and Management
B.A., B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.B.A., University of Tennessee, Nashville; M.Tx., Georgia State University. (1996)

Kristie Wilder-J.D., Dean and Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S.W., Southern Adventist University; M.S.W., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; J.D., Nashville School of Law. (2011)

Tron Wilder-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling
B.A., Southern Adventist University; Ed.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Ph.D., Tennessee State University. (2013)

Ruth Williams-Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
B.A., Oakwood University; M.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. (2000)

Adjunct Faculty

Gordon Bietz-D.Min., President, Southern Adventist University
B.A., Loma Linda University-La Sierra; M.Div. and D.Min, Andrews University; Merrill Fellow at Harvard University Divinity School.

Jack J. Blanco-Th.D., Professor Emeritus of Theology, Southern Adventist University
B.A., Union College; M.A. and M.Div., Andrews University; M.Th., Princeton Theological Seminary; Th.D., University of South Africa.

Kelly Bock-Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Education, Southern Adventist University
B.S. and M.A., Loma Linda University; Ed.S. and Ph.D., University of Idaho.

Randall Burks-Ph.D.,J.D., Private Practice Attorney; Adjunct Professor of Education, Southern Adventist University
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University; J.D., Nova Southeastern University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Ron E. M. Clouzet-D.Min., Director, North American Division Evangelism Institute; Professor of Christian Ministry and Theology, Andrews University SDA Theological Seminary
B.A., Loma Linda University-La Sierra; M.Div., Andrews University; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary. Th.D. Candidate, University of South Africa.

Liane de Souza-Ph.D., Counseling Services Coordinator/International Student Adviser
A.S., Atlantic Union College; B.S., Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; B.S. Augusto Motto University; M.S. Southern Adventist University; Ph.D., Walden University. (2003)

A. Ganoune Diop-Ph.D., Director, United Nations Relations at International Religious Liberty Association and Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
B.A. and M.A., Saleve University; Diploma, Maitrise en Philologie et Histoire de L’Orient Ancien, Institut Catholique De Paris; Ph.D., Andrews University.

Sandra Doran-Ed.D., Associate Superintendent, Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
B.S., Atlantic Union College; M.A., Andrews University; Ed.D., Boston University.

Mark Finley-D.D., Editor-at-Large, Adventist Review; Assistant to the President, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.A., Andrews University; D.D., Southwestern Adventist University.

Bonnie Gnadt-Ph.D., Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Union College; M.S.N., Washington University; Ph.D., University of North Texas. (2013)

Nathan Helweg-Ph.D., Owner/Operator of Altus Adventures, Inc.; Outdoor Leadership Lab Director; Adjunct Professor of Education, Southern Adventist University
B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.S.Ed., Southern Adventist University; Ph.D., Gonzaga University.

Mary Ann Hensley-Ed.D., School Counselor
B.S. and M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University; Ed.D., Argosy University. (2011)

Jean Lomino-Ph.D., Director, The Wauhatchie School; Adjunct Professor of Education, Southern Adventist University
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., La Sierra University; Ph.D., Andrews University.

Derek Morris-D.Min., Editor, Ministry Magazine; Associate Secretary, Ministerial Association, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
B.A., Columbia Union College; M.Div. and D. Min., Andrews University; D. Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

MaryAnn C. Roberts-D.S.N., Professor of Nursing, Southern Adventist University
B.S. and M.S.N., Andrews University; D.S.N., University of Alabama.  

Shannon Trecartin-L.M.S.W., Adjunct Professor of Social Work, Southern Adventist University
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.S.W., Andrews University. 

Jim Wampler-Psy.D., Director, Student Success Center/Counseling & Testing, Southern Adventist University
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A. Andrews University; Ed.S., University of Arkansas; Psy.D., Southern California University for Professional Studies.

Neville Webster-D.Comm., Professor of Business and Management, Southern Adventist University
B.Comm., M.Comm., and D.Comm., University of South Africa.

Penny A. Webster-Ph.D., Counseling Psychologist, Southern Adventist University
B.A. and M.A., University of South Africa; Ph.D., Andrews University.

Ben Wygal-Ph.D., Assistant to the President, Southern Adventist University
B.A., Texas Tech University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.