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    Southern Adventist University
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate 2017-2018

Faculty Directory


 

The Registry

Board of Trustees

*Ron Smith, Chair Jack McClarty
John Boskind Scott McClure
Jeff Bromme Todd McFarland
Michael Cauley +Bill McGhinnis
Karin Covi *Chris McKee
*Jim Davidson, Vice Chair +Ellsworth McKee
Jay Dedeker Barbara McKinney
Ken DeFoor +James Ray McKinney
*Franklin Farrow +Gordon Retzer
Debra Fryson *Randy Robinson
Steve Haley Kathy Schleier
Heather Hilliard
Terry Shaw
Danny Houghton *David Smith
David Jimenez *Jeanette Stepanski
Benjamin Jones Dan Turk
*Ruth Liu Christine Waldrop
Dave Livermore William Winston
Leslie Louis *Ed Wright
Gregory Mack Doug Zinke
     

* Executive Board
+ Emerti

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
Deyse Bravo Director, Library
Glenn Carter Associate Vice President, Student Finance
Pegi Flynt Director, Online Campus
Richard Halterman Dean, School of Computing
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
Karon Powell 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 - Master’s
Frances Johnson School of Nursing - Doctoral
Tyson Hall School of Computing
Mark Hyder School of Business
John McCoy School of Education and Psychology
Karon Powell 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)

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

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)

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

Sunia Fukofuka-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business
B.A., Pacific Adventist University; M.B.A. and Ph.D., Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies. (2017)

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. (2015)

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., M.Acc., C.P.A., Professor of Business, Wayne VandeVere Endowed Chair in Accounting
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)

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)

Tami Navalon-Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education and Psychology
B.S., Atlantic Union College; M.A. and Ph.D., Andrews University. (2017)

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, Adventist Health System Endowed Chair of Business Administration
B.B.A., Helderberg College; M.B.A., Andrews University; D.B.A., NOVA Southeast University. (2003)

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

Linda Peoples-Ph.D., Nursing
B.S. and M.S.N, Southern Adventist University; ME.d., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2017)

D. Laura Racovita-Szilagyi-Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., B.S.W., and M.S.W. Andrews University; Ph.D., Capella University (2015)

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)

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)

Leon Weeks-Ph.D., C.P.A., Associate Professor of Business
B.S. and M.B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (2005)

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.

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.

Rhonda Edwards-M.S., Adjunct Professor of Social Work
B.A. and M.S., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Robert Egbert-Ed.D., Adjunct Professor of Global Development
B.A., Walla Walla University; M.S.,Ed.S., and M.Ed. University of Idaho; Ed.D., Temple University.

Pegi Flynt-Ed.D., Director of Technology and Online Learning and Associate Professor of Academic Technology
B.A., Washington Adventist University; M.A.T. Andrews University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University.

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 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.

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

Nathan Helweg-Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Education
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.

Jean Lomino-Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Education
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.A., LaSierra University; Ph.D., Andrews University.

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.

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.  

Michael Osborne-M.D., Adjunct Professor of Education and Psychology
B.A., Walla Walla University; M.D., Loma Linda University.  

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

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

Jane Terry-Ed.D., Adjunct Professor of Education and Psychology
B.S. and M.A., Berry College; Ed.D., Argosy University 

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.