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Dr. Janet Forney
Professor of Business - Chair
  • Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
  • Post Doctorate Specialty Certificate, Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S., M.T., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
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Dr. David Armstrong - VP of Finance and Operations
Associate Professor of Business
  • Ed.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.S., Texas A & M
  • B.B.A., Texas A & M
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Dr. Gary Fangmann
Assistant Professor of Business

  • Ed.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Southwest Baptist University
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Professor Donald E. Tatum
Assistant Professor of Business
  • PsyD. Studies, California Southern University
  • M.S., Mercer University
  • B.S., Samford University
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Dr. Stacy Hall 
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Athletic Director

  • Ph.D., Florida State University
  • M.S., Georgia Southern University
  • B.S., East Carolina University
World Missions and Christian Studies Division
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Dr. Jason Graffagnino
Assistant Professor of History/Christian Studies - Chair

  • Ph. D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M. Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.S., Louisiana State University
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Dr. H. Edward Pruitt
Associate Professor of Missions and Evangelism
  • D.Theo., University of South Africa
  • M.Theo., University of South Africa
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.Th., Florida Baptist Theological College
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Dr. Emir Caner - President
Professor of History and Christian Studies
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Criswell College
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Professor Chris Eppling - VP for Student Services & Athletics
Associate Professor of Christian Studies 

  • Ph.D. studies, University of Pretoria – South Africa
  • Th.M., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.S., Carson-Newman College
Dr. Brad R. Reynolds - VP for Academic Services
Professor of Christian Studies
  • Ph.D., College of William & Mary
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Criswell College
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Dr. Van Sanders
Associate Professor of Missions and Evangelism

  • Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Dr. Michael Whitlock
Assistant Professor of Christian Studies

  • Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Sam Houston State University
Education and Behavioral Science Division
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Dr. Susan Turpin
Associate Professor of Education - Chair

  • Ph.D., Clemson University
  • M.A., Clemson University
  • B.S., Piedmont College
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Professor Mike Croley
Assistant Professor of Physical Education

  •  M.S., Eastern Kentucky University
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Dr. Holly Haynes
Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences

  • Ed.D., Harvard University
  • Ed.M., Harvard University
  • A.B., Harvard College
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Professor David McDowell
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
  • M.A. Columbia International University
  • B.A., Bob Jones University
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Assistant Professor of Education
  • Ed.D. Studies, University of Georgia
  • Ed.S., Piedmont College
  • B.S., Georgia State University
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Professor Matt Sanders
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

  • M. Ed., Lee University
  • B.A., Lee University
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Professor Jenni K. Shepard
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Health
  • M.A.T., Piedmont College
  • B.A., Piedmont College
Humanities Division
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Dr. Michael T. Justus
Professor of History - Chair
  • Ph.D., University of Florida
  • M.A. University of Georgia
  • B.A., Carson-Newman College
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Dr. Constance M. Nunley
Professor of English
  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A., Converse College
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Professor Michael D. O'Brien
Assistant Professor of Speech/Communications
  • M.A. Regent University
  • B.A., Arizona State University
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Dr. Samuel R. Pelletier
Professor, Biblical Languages

  • Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
  • M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Hannibal-LaGrange College
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Dr. Damien Westfield
Assistant Professor of Speech/Communication

  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska
  • M.A., Bellevue University
  • B.A., Creighton University
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Dr. Joseph Wiegand - Associate VP for Academic Services
Associate Professor of Law and Government

  • Ed.D. studies, Liberty University
  • LL.M., University of London, King's College
  • J.D., Regent University School of Law
  • M.A., Regent University School of Government
  • B.A., Michigan State University 
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Professor Cierra Winkler
Associate Professor of English

  • M.A., University of Alaska (Anchorage)
  • B.A., North Georgia College & State University
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Dr. Walton Young
Associate Professor of English
  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • M.A., Georgia State University
  • B.A., Georgia State University
Math and Science Division
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Dr. Robert S. Bowen
Assistant Professor of Biology - Chair

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina – Charlotte
  • M.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.G.I.S., University of Minnesota
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
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Dr. Kurt P. Wise
Professor of Biology

  • Ph.D., Harvard University
  • M.A., Harvard University
  • B.A., University of Chicago 
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Professor Jody Brookshire
Assistant Professor of Physics

  • Ed.D. Studies, University of Georgia
  • M.S., Auburn University
  • B.S., North Georgia College & State University
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Dr. Robert E. Loffredo
Professor of Chemistry
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Purdue University
  • B.S., University of Illinois
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Professor Tom Hennigan
Associate Professor of Biology
  • M.P.S., College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • M.S., Syracuse University
  • B.S., University of Alaska, Fairbanks
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Professor Veronica Respress
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

  • M.S., University of Dayton
  • B.S., Wilberforce University
Music and Fine Arts Division
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Dr. Ben Caston
Associate Professor Music/Fine Arts - Chair
  • D.M.A., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.M.C.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.M., William Carey College
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Professor Dennis Allen
Assistant Professor of Worship and Church Music
  • M.A., Southern Seminary
  • B.A., University of Georgia
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Dr. Becky Lombard
Professor of Music/Fine Arts
  • D.M.A., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.C.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.M.E., Oklahoma Baptist University
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Professor Steven Tyndall
Assistant Professor of Music/Fine Arts
  • Ed.D. Studies, University of Alabama
  • M.M.E., University of West Georgia
  • B.M.E., Jacksonville State University
 Nursing Division 
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Professor Deborah Alvater, MSN, RN
Acting Division of Nursing - Chair
Assistant Professor

  • M.S.N., University of Virginia
  • B.S.N., Michigan State University
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Professor Lisa Fisher, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor

  • M.S.N., Kaplan University
  • B.S.N., Barry University
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Professor Lisa LaPree, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor

  • M.S.N., South University
  • B.S.N., Brenau University

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