Faculty of the College

CLIFF WARGELIN, CHAIR OF FACULTY

Department Chairs

Art: Darrel Kincer, Chair
Biology: Tim Griffith, Chair
Business/Economics: Tom Cooper, Chair
Chemistry: Todd Hamilton, Chair
Communication and Media Studies: Susan Dummer, Chair
Education (Graduate and Undergraduate): Kimberly Walters-Parker, Dean of Education
English: Holly Barbaccia, Chair
History: Cliff Wargelin, Chair
Kinesiology and Health Studies: Karla Francioni, Chair
Library Services: Andrew Adler, Director
Mathematics/Physics/Computer Science: Homer White, Chair
Music: Christopher Powell, Chair
Philosophy: Roger Ward, Chair
Political Science: Gui Silva, Chair
Psychology: Rebecca Singer, Chair
Religion: Terry Clark, Chair
Sociology: John Johnson, Chair
Theatre and Film: Carly Preston, Chair
World Languages: John Henkel, Chair

Division Chairs

Fine Arts Division: Christopher Powell, Chair
Humanities Division: Roger Ward, Chair
Natural and Life Science Division: David Fraley, Chair
Professional Studies Division: Harold Peach, Chair
Social Sciences Division: Susan Dummer, Chair

Full-Time Undergraduate Faculty

Andrew Adler (2015)Associate Provost for Library and Learning Services, B.A., University of Kentucky; M.A., East Tennessee State University; M.S.L.S., University of Kentucky

Rosemary A. Allen (1984)Professor of English / Provost, B.A., Hillsdale College; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Holly Barbaccia (2005)Professor and Chair, Department of English, B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Susan Hart Bell (1998)Professor of Psychology, B.A., Georgetown College; M.S., Eastern Kentucky University; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Frank Billingsley (2022), Associate Professor of Business AdministrationB.A., Ohio Dominican University; M.S., Vrije Universiteit Brussel; M.S., Boston University; Ph.D., Walden University

Cathy Buckman (1980)Assistant Professor Emeritus of Accounting, B.A., Georgetown College; M.S., University of Kentucky

Juliana Bukoski (2021), Assistant Professor of Mathematics, B.A. Colgate University; M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Ph.D. (Expected), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Barbara J. Burch (1994)Professor of English, B.A., M.A., University of Kentucky, Phi Beta Kappa; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Steven Carter (1990)Professor of English, A.A., Hiwassee Junior College; B.A., Tusculum College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Jay Castaneda (2007)Professor of Psychology, B.A., University of Texas; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Terry Ray Clark (2008)Professor and Chair, Department of Religion, B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Iliff School of Theology at the University of Denver

Caliesha Comley (2019), Assistant Professor of Sociology, B.A., Georgetown College; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., Boston College

Carrie Cook (2006)Professor of English, B.A., Kentucky State University; M.A., Eastern Kentucky University; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Thomas E. Cooper (1999)Chair and James Graham Brown Professor of Business Administration and Economics, B.A., Davidson College, Phi Beta Kappa; Ph.D., Princeton University

Innocent Demshemino (2019), Assistant Professor of Chemistry, B.S., American University of Nigeria; M.S., The University of Akron; Ph.D., (ABD) The University of Akron

Jonathan W. Dickinson (2004)Associate Professor of Math, Physics, and Computer Science, B.A., B.S., Georgetown College; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Susan Dummer (2006)Professor and Chair, Department of Communication and Media Studies, B.A., Sam Houston State University; M.A., Ph.D.,Texas A&M University

Meredith Eckstein (2020)Assistant Professor of Biology, B.S., Morehead State University; ABD for Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Silvia Encinas- Caballero (2022), Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, B.A., Universidad de Cordoba; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D.(expected) University of Kentucky

Caleb Fischer (2020)Assistant Professor of Biology, B.S., Butler University; M.S., Yale University; Ph.D., Yale University

David Fuller Fraley (1990)Professor of Chemistry, B.S., Carson-Newman College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Karla Francioni (2014)Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies, B.S., Milikin University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Lisa Gadberry (2022), Lecturer in Education, B.A., University of Kentucky; M.A., Georgetown College

J. Daniel Graham (2006)Professor of Art, B.F.A., University of Florida; M.F.A., University of Georgia, Athens

Luke Granlund (2020)Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Physics, B.S., Computer Science, B.S., Physics, Bethel University; ABD for Ph.D., Michigan State University

Timothy Griffith (2005)Professor and Dwight M. Lindsey Endowed Chair of Biology, B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., Indiana University

Bradford Hadaway (2000)Professor of Philosophy, B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Florida State University; Ph.D., Florida State University

Todd Hamilton (2005), Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, B.S., Cumberland College; M.S., University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D., Indiana University

William R. Harris (1992), Professor of Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, B.A., Transylvania University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Derek Hatch (2020)Professor of Religion and Endowed Chair of Baptist Studies, B.A., East Texas Baptist University; M.Div., George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor; Ph.D., University of Dayton

John Henkel (2010)Associate Professor of Classics and General Studies and Chair, Department of World Languages, B.A., College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Thomas Highley (2022), Lecturer in Education, B.F.A., Eastern Kentucky University; M.A., University of Cincinnati, Ed.D., University of Cincinnati

Amanda Hughes (2016)Associate Professor of Chemistry, B.S. Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Laura Hunt (2008)Professor of Spanish and Associate Provost, B.A., Furman University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

John Johnson (2016)Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, B.A. Malone College; M. Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Darrell Kincer (2007) Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art, B.A., Asbury College; M.F.A, Savannah College of Art and Design

Sheila Klopfer (2004), Professor of Religion, B.A., M.A., New Mexico State University; M.A., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Meghan Knapp (2006), Associate Professor of Chemistry, B.S., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Richard Kopp (1991), Professor of Biology, B.S., West Virginia Wesleyan College; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Miami University (Ohio)

Joanna Lile (2020)Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Religion, B.A., Georgetown College; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Lauren Liyan Liu (2001), Professor of History, B.A., Henan University; M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Tracy Livingston (2003), Professor of Biology, B.S., B.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Regan Lookadoo (2001), Professor of Psychology, B.A., Campbellsville College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama

Lisa Lykins (2004), Associate Professor of History, B.A., Georgetown College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Marlin McKay (2020)Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands, B.M., University of Wisconsin; M.M., Indiana University

Karyn Sprague McKenzie (1996)Professor of Psychology, B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Christopher Nix (2001), Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies, B.A., University of Louisville; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio University

Miyoun Paek (2021), Assistant Professor of Finance, B.A., Pukyoung National University; M.A., Pusan National University; Ph.D. Finance, Pusan National University

Christopher Powell (2019), Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities and Chair, Department of Music, B.M., Western Kentucky University; M.M.E, University of Kentucky

Abraham Prades (2019), Assistant Professor of Spanish, B.A., Universidad Complutense de Madrid; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Carly Preston (2019), Lecturer and Chair, Department of Theatre and Film, B.A., Georgetown College; M.A., University of Kentucky; M.A., University of the Cumberlands

Jennifer Price (2004), Professor of Psychology, B.A., Transylvania University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Andrea Ratcliff (2018), Lecturer of Mathematics, B.A., MAT, Morehead State University; M.A., Union College

Sara Maria Rivas (2004), Professor of Spanish, B.A., University of High Point; B.A, M.A., Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico; Ph.D., University of Illinois

Jessica Ty Rowlett (2004), Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies, B.A., Georgetown College; M.A., Clemson; Ph.D., Florida State University

Trevor Sanders (2021), Visiting Assistant Professor of French, B.A., University of Kentucky; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D. (Expected), University of California, Berkeley

Melissa Scheier (2005), Professor of Political Science , B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Tiffany Schuster (2020)Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Economics, B.S. and B.A., University of Louisville; M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.S.A., University of Phoenix; ABD for DBA, Liberty University

Kenny Sibal (2010), Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies, B.A., Georgetown College; M.A., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., Ohio University

Guilherme A. Silva (2011), Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Law Degree, UERJ, Rio de Janeiro; M.A., UERJ, Rio de Janeiro; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California

April Simpson (2022), Assistant Professor of Religion, B.A., Gardner-Webb University; M.A., Gardner-Webb University; MDiv., Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity; Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

Rebecca Singer (2007), Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, B.S., Mary Washington College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Edward B. Smith (1996), Professor of Theatre and Film, B.A., Georgetown College; M.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., University of Texas

Robert Stafford (2022), Lecturer in Education, B.A, Berea College; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ed.D., Northern Kentucky University

William P. Stevens (1997), Associate Professor of Biology, A.B., Harvard University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Scott J. Takacs (1997), Professor of Business Administration and Economics, B.S., Ohio State University; M.B.A., Miami University, Ohio Ph.D., Florida State University

Maria A. Taylor (2017), Associate Librarian/User Experience and Collection Strategies Librarian, B.A., Lycoming College; M.A., University of Louisville; M.S.I.S., University of North Texas

Meghan Trella (2017), Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Studies, B. S. Valdosta State University; M.S. Eastern Kentucky University; Ph.D (in progress) Concordia University

Daniel Vazzana (2006), Associate Professor of Business Administration and Economics, B.A., Loyola College; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University

Roger Allen Ward (1996), Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Seminary; M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Clifford F. Wargelin (1995), Professor and Chair, Department of History, B.A., Washington and Lee University, Phi Beta Kappa; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison

Homer Spence White (1996), Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, A.B., Princeton University, Phi Beta Kappa; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Boris Zakić (2000), Professor of Art, B.F.A., William Carey College; M.F.A., University of New Orleans

Full Time Graduate Faculty

Melody D’ambrosio Deprez (2007), Professor of Graduate Education, B.A., Marymount Manhattan College; M.A., New York University; Ed.D., Spalding University

Greg Goins (2017), Lecturer of Graduate Education, A.S., Shawnee Community College; B.S., Southeast Missouri State University; M.S., Southern Illinois University; Ed.D., Oakland City University

Andrea Peach (1998), Professor of Graduate Education, B.M, M.M., Ed.D., University of Kentucky

Harold Peach (2011), Associate Professor of Graduate Education, B.B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Kara Rusk (2011), Lecturer of Graduate Education, B.S., Indiana University; M.S., Bellarmine College; M.S., Indiana University Southeast; Ed.D., Spalding University

Kimberly Walters Parker (2021), Dean of Education

Faculty Emeriti

A. Lindsey Apple, Professor Emeritus of History, B.A., Georgetown College; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Jane Arrington, Associate Professor Emeritus of Education, B.A., Murray State University; M.A., Georgetown College; Ed.D., University of Kentucky

Jeffrey AsherProfessor Emeritus of Religion, B.A., University of Kentucky; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Chicago

John Blackburn, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, B.S., Westminster College; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

David BowmanAssociate Professor Emeritus of Physics, B.A., Bethel College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota at St. Paul

Jana Brill, Professor Emeritus of French, B.A., M.A., University of Colorado; Ph.D., University of California

Cathy BuckmanAssistant Professor Emeritus of Accounting, B.A., Georgetown College; M.S., University of Kentucky

Sonny BurnetteProfessor Emeritus of Music, B.A., University of South Florida; M.M., Northwestern University; D.A., Ball State University

Mary Anne Carletta, Associate Professor Emeritus of Biology, B.A., Colgate University, Phi Beta Kappa; M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers University

Mark E. Christensen, Professor Emeritus of Biology, B.S., M.S., Texas A & M; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Genevieve Clark, Associate Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, B.A., Georgetown College; M.S., University of Kentucky

John Todd CokeProfessor Emeritus of English, B.A., M.A., Austin Peay State University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Patricia U. Cooper, Associate Professor Emeritus of Spanish, B.A., A.M.E., Florida State University, Phi Beta Kappa; B.B.A., LaGrange College; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Robert Davis, Professor Emeritus of Foreign Languages, B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Dennis K. Dedrick, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Anthropology, B.A., Luther College; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Iowa

Lisa Eddy, Associate Professor Emeritus of Education, B.A., Michigan State University; M.S., Indiana University at South Bend; Ed.D., University of Kentucky

Ellen L. Emerick, Associate Professor Emeritus of History, B.A., M.A., University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Austin French, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science, B.A., David Lipscomb College; M.S., University of Kentucky; M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University

David Forman, Professor Emeritus of Education, B.A., Georgetown College; M.S., University of Kentucky; Ed.D., University of Kentucky

Margaret Greynolds, Professor Emeritus of Communication Arts, B.A., Georgetown College; M.A., University of Kentucky

Douglas M. Griggs, Professor Emeritus of Education, B.A., Yale University; M.S., Southern Connecticut State College; Ed.D., Harvard University

Zahi Haddad, Professor Emeritus of Business Administration and Economics, B.S., M.P.A., California State University; M.B.A., Ph.D., Golden Gate University

Alma Hall, Associate Professor Emeritus of Communication and Media Studies, B.A., Hanover College; M.S.W., University of Louisville; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Donna B. Hawkins, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology and Health Studies, B.S., Georgetown College; M.S., University of Kentucky

James L. Heizer, Professor Emeritus of History, B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Indiana University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Ruth HeizerProfessor Emeritus of Philosophy, B.A., Baylor University; M.R.E., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Indiana University

Mark Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Biology, B.S., Colorado State University, Phi Beta Kappa; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Anita Jones, Associate Professor Emeritus of Education, B.A., Coe College; M.S.E., Ed.D., Drake University

Peter J. LaRue, Professor Emeritus of Music, B.M., Capital University Conservatory of Music; M.S., Ed.D., University of Illinois

H.M. Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Music, B.A., B.M., Hendrix College; M.M., Northwestern University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University

James Klotter, Professor Emeritus of History, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Mary Margaret Lowe, Associate Professor Emeritus of Library Services, B.A., M.S., University of Kentucky

Deborah B. Madden, Associate Professor Emeritus of Accounting, B.B.A., Eastern Kentucky University; M.B.A, University of Kentucky; C.P.A.

Sarah S. Marshall, Associate Professor Emeritus of Education, B.A., M.S., Indiana University

Susan Martin, Associate Professor Emeritus, Collection Development Librarian, B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.L.I.S., University of Kentucky

Steven W. May, Professor Emeritus of English, B.A., Rockford College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

George McGee, Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Film, B.F.A., Illinois Wesleyan University; M.F.A., Florida Atlantic University

Robert McMurray, Associate Professor Emeritus of Business Administration and Economics,B.A., M.B.A., Harvard University

Janet R. Parker, Professor Emeritus of Education, B.A., Transylvania University; M.S., Purdue University; Ed.D., Indiana University

Suzanne H. Peal, Professor Emeritus of Business Administration and Economics, B.A., M.A., Ed.D., M.S., University of Kentucky

Louis H. Polsgrove, Professor Emeritus of Education, B.A., M.A., Georgetown College; Ed.D., University of Kentucky

Rebecca Powell, Professor Emeritus of Education, B.M.Ed., College of Wooster; M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ed.D., University of Kentucky

Paul L. Redditt, Professor Emeritus of Religion, B.A., Ouachita Baptist University; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

John A. Sadlon , Professor Emeritus of English, B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.Ed., Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Thomas Seay, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, B.S.A., University of Florida; M.S.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Sigrid Suesse , Professor Emeritus of German,B.A., Wayne State University; M.S., University of Kentucky; M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Irvine

Harold Donald Tallant, Jr. (1987), Professor Emeritus of History, B.A., Carson-Newman College; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

Taylor Thompson, Professor Emeritus of Education, B.S., Louisiana State University; M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Daniel B. Tilford, Associate Professor Emeritus of Music, B.A., Georgetown College; M.M.E., Indiana University

Carol Williams, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Education B.A., M.A., Georgetown College Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, A.B., M.A., Murray State University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Martha F. WatsonProfessor Emeritus of Mathematics, A.B., M.A., Murray State University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Frank Wiseman, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, B.A., Bridgewater College; Ph.D., University of Maryland

Macy Akel Wyatt, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, B.A., American University of Beirut; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Adjunct Faculty, Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford

The Revd. Dr. Robert Ellis, Principal

The Revd. Dr. Myra Blyth, Chaplain & Tutorial Fellow in Worship and Pastoral Studies

The Revd. Dr. Timothy Bradshaw, Senior Tutor & Tutorial Fellow in Christian Doctrine 

The Revd. Dr. Anthony Clarke,Tutorial Fellow in Pastoral Studies and Community Learning 

Dr. Minlib Dallh, O.P., Research Fellow in the Study of Love in Religion

Dr. Leif Dixon, Supernumerary Fellow and Director of Studies in History

The Revd. Professor Paul Fiddes, Professorial Fellow and Director of Research

The Revd. Dr. Larry Kreitzer , Tutor for Graduates & Tutorial Fellow in New Testament

Dr. Lynn Robson, Supernumerary Fellow in English & Director of Visiting Student Programme

Dr. Julian Thompson, Tutorial Fellow and Director of Studies in English

The Revd. Dr. Nicholas Wood, Dean & Tutorial Fellow in Religion and Culture

Dr. Mark Atherton, Senior College Lecturer in English Language 

Dr. Jordan Bell, Senior College Lecturer in Philosophy and Logic 

Dr. Peta Fowler, Senior College Lecturer in Classics

Dr. Christopher Hare, Senior College Lecturer in Law

Dr. Tom Lubbock, Senior College Lecturer & Director of Studies in Politics

Dr. Alison Rosenblitt, Senior College Lecturer & Director of Studies in Classics and Ancient History

Dr. Lorraine Wild, Senior College Lecturer & Director of Studies in Geography

Pawel Adrjan, College Lecturer & Director of Studies in Economics

Dr. Yvonne Cornish, College Lecturer in History 

Dr. John Jarick, College Lecturer in Old Testament 

Dr. Richard Lawes, College Lecturer in English

Matthew Mills, College Lecturer in Medieval Studies

Dr. Ash Parton, College Lecturer in Geography

Dr. Deborah Rooke, College Lecturer in Old Testament Hermeneutics

Dr. Chon Tejedor, College Lecturer in Philosophy

Dr. Mary Whitby, College Lecturer in Classics