Apr 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Administrative Staff



(Current as of September 3, 2019)

Office of the President

David L. Johns
President of the College
Professor of Religion
B.A., Malone University
M.A., Earlham School of Religion
M.L.S., Kent State University
Ph.D., Duquesne University

Courtney L. Brown
Special Assistant to the President and Liaison to the Board of Trustees
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

Felicia H. Woods ‘91, ‘98
Executive Assistant to the President
A.A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College

Jan C. Nicholson
Dean of the Chapel & Spiritual Life
B.A., Methodist College
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School
D.Min., Wesley Theological Seminary

Human Resources

Christopher P. Chandler
Director of Human Resources
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Diane A. Bernard
Coordinator of Classification, Compensation, and Employment

Bernice Setliff
Human Resources Assistant

Melissa R. Wright
Coordinator of Benefits and Training

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Aimé Sposato
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., University of Pittsburgh
M.M., Duquesne University
D.M.A., West Virginia University

Shamonta’ Taylor
Executive Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kevin P. Reilly
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Psychology
B.S., Bridgewater State College
M.A., Bridgewater State College
Ph.D., Lehigh University

Jennifer Whitlow
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.S., Longwood University

Schools

School of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Jason D. Powell
Dean, School of Arts, Sciences, and Business
Professor of Chemistry and Physics
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cassandra Doss Pagans
Administrative Assistant to the Dean, School of Arts, Sciences, and Business
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Carol C. Love
Laboratory Supervisor
B.S., University of Connecticut

Eileen Maher
Laboratory Assistant
B.S., State University of NY at Oswego
M.S., Rutgers University

Sarah Isley ‘15
Titmus Farm Manager
B.S., Ferrum College

School of Health Professions and Social Sciences

Angie L. Dahl
Dean, School of Health Professions and Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Concordia College
M.A., Luther Seminary
M.S., Utah State University
Ed.S., Utah State University
Ph.D., Utah State University

Kathy Fletcher
Administrative Assistant to the Dean, School of Health Professions and Social Science

School of Graduate and Online Education Studies

Sandra Via, Director
Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., Ferrum College
M.A., Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University

Office of the Registrar

Yvonne S. Walker ‘91, ‘99
Registrar
A.S., & B.S., Ferrum College

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Shively, ‘81, ‘84
Assistant Registrar
A.A., & B.S.W., Ferrum College

Becky P. Sigmon, ‘88
Senior Office Assistant
A.A.S., Ferrum College

Academic Resource Center

David Wiggins
Dean of Student Success
B.A., Emory and Henry College
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Michelle Carter
Coordinator of First-Year Experience
B.S., Liberty University
M.A., Liberty University

Donna Winge
Office Manager of Academic Resource Center
A.A.S., Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
B.A., James Madison University

Nancy Beach ‘75
Director of Academic Accessibility Services
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., George Peabody College
M.Ed., Lynchburg College

Tyler H. Brubaker, ‘13
Academic Support Counselor
B.S., Ferrum College
M.E., Averett University

Ronda Bryant
Coordinator of Second Year Experience
B.A., Wake Forest University
M.A.Ed., Wake Forest University
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Elizabeth “Betsy” W. Smith
Director of Academic Progress and Evaluation
B.A., University of Virginia
J.D., University of Virginia

Thomas W. Steele
Director of Academic and Athletic Initiatives
B.S., Presbyterian College
M.H.R.D., Clemson University

Lana A. Whited
Professor of English and Director of the Boone Honors Program
B.A., Emory and Henry College
M.A., The College of William and Mary
M.A., Hollins College
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Stanley Library

Eric Rector
Director of Stanley Library
B.A., Missouri State University
MLIS, University of Iowa

Daniel D. Adams
Library Assistant
A.A., Virginia Western Community College
B.A., Roanoke College

Peggie R. Barker
Associate Professor of Library Science, Technical Services Librarian
B.S., Radford College
M.L.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Cheryl T. Hundley, ‘77
Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
A.A.S., Ferrum College

Office of Administration and Finance

Christopher Burnley
Vice President for Administration and Finance
B.A., Lynchburg College
M.B.A., Liberty University

Kim Allen
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Administration and Finance

Aaron Creasy
Manager of Capital Projects
B.A., St. Leo College

Business Office

Vicky A. Robertson
Controller
A.A.S., Virginia Western Community College
B.A., Mary Baldwin College

Deborah Adkins
Payroll Accountant and Cashier
B.A., Averett University

Lola J. Cannaday
Accounting Specialist
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Diane H. Hodges
Accounts Payable and Purchasing Coordinator

Jessica Luther, ‘06
Director of Budgets
B.S., Ferrum College
M.B.A., Texas A&M University-Commerce

Lori Feazell
Student Accounts Associate

Susan Yates
Student Accounts Coordinator
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Assessment

Barry Pelphrey
Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Assessment
B.S., Morehead State University
M.A., Morehead State University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Ursa Johnson
Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
B.S., Georgia Southern University
M.S., Capella University

Kimberly J. Najduch
Instructional Design and Technology and Online Learning Administrator
B.A., Juniata College
M.S.Ed., Purdue University

Information Technology

Eugene R. Hacker, III, ‘05
Director of Networking Services
B.S., Ferrum College

Shawn P. Shirley
Director of Administrative Computing
A.A.S., Dominion College

Margaret Drakeford
Administrative Computing Specialist

Donna Jefferson
Help Desk Manager, Network Support Specialist and Academic Support
B.A., National Business College

Bradley Reed
Network Systems Specialist
A.A., Patrick Henry Community College
B.S., Liberty University

Vernese Smith
Staff Training and Technical Support Specialist

Campus Safety/Police Department

James F. “Jim” Owens
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety
Roanoke City Police Academy

John Acord
Police Officer
Piedmont Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy

Joseph D. “Joe” Kelley
Police Sergeant
Piedmont Criminal Justice Academy
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy

E. Howard Painter
Police Officer
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy

Stephen “Steve” G. Pegram
Police Officer
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy

Timothy “Tim” G. Tatum
Police Officer
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy

Richard “Rik” Vaughn
Police Sergeant
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy

Mark Winn
Police Officer

Physical Plant

Brad Bishop
Director of Physical Plant
A.S., Patrick Henry Community College
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Destiney Morris ‘16
Office Manager, Physical Plant
B.S., Ferrum College

F. Allen Alderman
Purchasing Manager, Physical Plant

C. Ruben Altice
Manager of Housekeeping Services

Jon Scott
Energy Manager
A.A., Patrick Henry Community College

Jonathan Snelson
Manager of Grounds Enhancement

Kathy Creech
Mail Service Supervisor

Carrie Fisher
Mail Service Clerk

Conferences and Events

Michael Vaughan
Manager of Conferences and Events
B.A., Northland International University
M.B.A., Radford University

Ryan Sidhu
Assistant Manager of Conferences and Events
B.S., The University of Tennessee

Office of Enrollment Services and Admissions

James “J.P.” Pennix
Vice President for Enrollment Management
B.S., Roanoke College
M.S.W., Radford University

Jason Byrd ‘03
Dean of Admissions
B.A., Ferrum College
M.B.A., Radford University

Donna Metz
Senior Admissions Office Assistant

Deanna Edmonds Bullins ‘13
Admissions Counselor
B.A., Ferrum College
M.A.E.E., University of Georgia

Morghen S. Carter
Admissions Counselor
B.S., James Madison University
M.S.W., Louisiana State University

Tiffany Coleman ‘10
Assistant Director of Admissions
B.A., Ferrum College
M.A., Charleston Southern University

Joyce Creel
Data Processing Specialist
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Shawnta’ Dandridge
Senior Admissions Counselor
B.S., Radford University

Mallory Hall ‘19
Admissions Counselor
B.S., Ferrum College

Shannon E. Peters
Assistant Director of Admissions Operations
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

E. Edwina Prunty
Associate Dean of Admissions
B.S., Knoxville College
M.Ed., University of Virginia

Parker Gunn
Communication Coordinator
A.A., Patrick Henry Community College
B.A., Roanoke College

Financial Aid

W. Heather Hollandsworth ‘00
Director of Financial Aid
B.A., Ferrum College
M.A., Hollins University

Denna S. Austin ‘90
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
A.A.S., Ferrum College
B.B.A., Averett College

Stephanie F. Bailey
Financial Aid Counselor
A.S., National College of Business and Technology

Julianne M. Nix
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
B.A., University of Spartanburg

Office of Campus Diversity, Wellness, and Student Affairs

Lynise Anderson
Dean of Campus Diversity, Wellness and Student Leadership
B.S., Prairie View A&M University
N.D., Trinity College of Natural Health

Aaron R. Conover ‘93
Director of Ferrum Outdoors
B.S., Ferrum College

Leslie A. Holden
Director of Career Services
B.S., University of Oregon
M.Ed., Plymouth State College

Lisa Stuart
Office Manager, Campus Engagement

Jessica Stallard, LCSW (Carillion EAP)
Counselor

Justin L. Muse, ‘05
Director of Student Activities
B.S., Ferrum College
M.A., Liberty University


Coordinator of Intramurals and Club Sports
TBD

Office of Student Life

Nicole Lenez
Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator
B.A., Roanoke College
M.A., Clemson University

Vanessa M. Stone
Coordinator of Student Administrative Services

Edwin “Chip” Phillips ‘75, ‘77
Director of Housing and Resident Life
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College

Alli Colls ‘15
Coordinator, Residential Education
B.A., Ferrum College

Leya Deickman ‘19
Area Coordinator
B.A., Ferrum College

Dyamond Howell
Area Coordinator
B.A., Elon University

Office of Institutional Advancement

Wilson Paine ‘07
Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Relations
B.S., Ferrum College
M.T.S., Harvard University

Barton Smith
Director of Development
B.A., University of Tennessee

Brenda Martin
Executive Administrative Assistant
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Jamie Peters Campbell, ‘06
Associate Director of External Relations
B.A., Ferrum College

L. Kathi Renick
IA Database Manager and Gift Recorder

Marketing and Communications

Kristin C. Waters
Director for Marketing and Communications
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Diana Yates ‘11
Interactive Media and Design Manager

Alumni Affairs

Tracy S. Holley ‘96
Director of Alumni and Family Programs
B.A., Ferrum College

Blue Ridge Institute

Bethany Worley
Director of Blue Ridge Institute
B.A., Emory and Henry College
M.S., University of Memphis

J. Roderick Moore
Special Advisor and Director Emeritus of Blue Ridge Institute
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.A., Cooperstown Graduate Programs

Krystal Davis
Office Manager, Blue Ridge Institute
A.A.S., Danville Community College
B.S., Averett University
M.B.A., Averett University (pending Dec. 2019)

Rebecca B. Austin
Coordinator of Educational Outreach and
Interpretation

Athletics Department

Gary A. Holden
Interim Athletics Director and Sports Information Director
B.A., Plymouth State College
M.Ed., Plymouth State College

Gail M. Holley
Manager of Athletics Administrative Operations

T. J. Agee ‘98
Head Cheerleading Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Ben Austin
Assistant Baseball Coach
B.A., Wofford College
M.A., East Tennessee State University

Carrie A. Austin
Interim Assistant Athletics Director
Senior Women’s Administrator and Head Field Hockey Coach
B.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Michael Baggetta
Men’s Head Lacrosse Coach
B.S., Salisbury University

Rodney “Rod” Baker
Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach
Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
B.S., College of William and Mary

Margaret Parcell Bisnett
Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Ryan C. Brittle
Head Baseball Coach
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.Ed., East Central University

Mikayla Cannaday ‘19
Assistant Woman’s Soccer Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Patrick Corrigan
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
B.A., Hampden-Sydney

Erick Cox ‘13
Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Lauren Cox
Assistant Athletics Trainer
B.S., Radford University
D.A.T., Indiana State University

Robert “Seth” Crawford
Head Athletics Trainer
B.S., James Madison University
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Enda Crehan
Head Men’s Soccer Coach
B.S., Post University
M.B.A., Averett University

Gerald D. Culler
Head Women’s Softball Coach
B.S., High Point University

Marshall Doss
Assistant Football Coach
B.A., Sports Mgmt., Emory and Henry
B.A., Business Mgmt., Emory and Henry

Ruthanne Duffy
Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
B.A., University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Richan Gaskins
Assistant Football Coach
B.A., Duquesne University
M.S., University of Charleston

Robert S. Grande Sr.
Head Football Coach
B.S., Salisbury University
M.Ed., Salisbury University

W. Bryan Harvey
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
B.S., Roanoke College

Karen M. Harvey
Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach
B.S., Roanoke College
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Robert M. James, ‘82, ‘84
Assistant Football Coach
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College

Nathan Jones
Assistant Athletics Trainer
B.S., University of Virginia Curry School of Education
M.S., University of Virginia Curry School of Education

Lewis G. “Lew” Kent
Assistant Baseball Coach
B.A., North Carolina State University
M.S., Radford University

Caitlin Keroack
Associate Head Athletics Trainer
B.S., Longwood University
M.S., Illinois State University

Kelsey Long
Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
B.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.A., Queens University of Charlotte

Breonnah Neal
Head Women’s Wrestling Coach
B.A., King University

Haley Overstreet ‘17
Associate Field Hockey Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Ryan Riggs
Associate Head Men’s Wrestling Coach
B.A., Cleveland State University
M.A., Heidelberg University

Erin Saleeby
Head Women’s Soccer Coach
B.S., Queens University of Charlotte
M.S., Walden University

Matthew “Tyler” Sanborn
Men’s Head Basketball Coach
B.A., Guilford College

John David “J. D.” Shaw
Assistant Football Coach
B.S., West Virginia University
M.S., West Virginia University

Lucas “Luke” Summers
Assistant Football Coach
B.A., University of Mount Union

Margrit White
Assistant Coach Women’s Softball
B.A., University of North Carolina-Wilmington
M.E., Boston University

Mark White ‘96
Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach
B.S., Ferrum College
M.S., Ohio University

Nathan P. “Nate” Yetzer
Men’s Head Wrestling Coach
B.S., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University