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    Southern Adventist University
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty Directory


 

The Registry

Board of Trustees

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

 

* Executive Board    
+ Emeriti

Administrators

David Smith, Ph.D. (2016) President
Carolyn Hamilton, B.A. (2016) Vice President, Advancement
Marc Grundy, M.B.A. (1996) Vice President, Enrollment Management
Martin Hamilton, B.A., (1998) Associate Vice President, Financial Administration
Volker Henning, Ph.D. (1989) Associate Vice President, Academic Administration
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 Development Administration
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, M.S.A. (2006) Director, Graduate Admissions
Kevin Penrod, B.S. (2007) Director, Campus Safety
Gary Sewell, B.S. (2012) Associate Vice President, Information Systems
  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
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 Chair, 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.)

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)

Liane de Souza-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Counseling
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)

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)

Nivischi Edwards-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Counseling
B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Central Florida. (2015)

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)

Stephanie Guster-M.S.W., Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.Sc., Andrews University; M.S.W., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. (2016)

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)

Luceta McRoy-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business
B.A., University of Hartford; M.B.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham. (2015)

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

Christine Moniyung-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S. and M.S. and Ph.D., Andrews University. (2004)

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)

Nina Nelson-Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S.W. and MSW., University of the West Indies; Ph.D., University of South Carolina. (2016)

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)

Sharon Pittman-Ph.D., C.S.W.M., Professor and Dean 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)

Elizabeth Scott-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. and M.S.N., Southern Adventist University; Ph.D., Capella University. (2015)

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)

Maria Valenca-M.D., Professor of Nursing
B.S., Atlantic Union College; M.A., University of Massachusetts; M.D., Universidad México Americana del Norte (2009)

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., Adjunct Professor of Religion
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
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
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
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.

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., Adjunct 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.

Polina Kadatska-M.S., Adjunct Professor of Global Community Development
M.S., Andrews University; B.A., Ukrainian College of Arts and Sciences, Bucha, Ukraine. (2016)

Deborah Lorenz-D.N.P., Adjunct Professor of Nursing
D.N.P., Southern Adventist University; M.S.N., University of Kansas.

Harold Mayer-Ph.D., Professor of Physical Education, Health and Wellness
B.S., Pacific Union College; M.P.H., Loma Linda University; Ph.D., Walden University. (2004)

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.

John Nunes-Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Business
B.S. and M.S.N., Andrews University; D.S.N., University of Alabama.  

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

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