School of Arts and Sciences

Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

Gary Stratton

Gary David Stratton
University Professor of Worldview and Spiritual Formation
M.A. in Theological Studies (Biblical Exposition) from Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D. in Educational Studies (Higher Education and Spiritual Formation) from Biola University
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Full-Time Faculty

Sarah Cathey

Sarah E. Cathey
Associate Professor of Natural Science
Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Florida
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Trevor Egli

Trevor Jonas Egli
Associate Professor of Sport and Fitness Leadership
Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Sport Studies from The University of Tennessee
Sports Psychology consultant four years, teaching assistant Physical Education five years, Sports Psychology Instructor two years; joined Johnson in 2013.
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Kendra Fullwood Kendra Fullwood
Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric and Composition
Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas
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Jamey Gorman James L. Gorman
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D. in Religion (History of Christianity) at Baylor University
M.Div. from Abilene Christian University
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Gregory P. Hartley
Professor of English 
Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of South Florida
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Landon Huffman Landon Huffman
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sport and Fitness Leadership
Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Sport Studies from The University of Tennessee|
M.A. in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
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Dametraus Jaggers Dametraus Jaggers
Director of the ‘Future of Hope’ Lilly Endowment Youth Theology Initiative, Assistant Professor of Arts and Sciences, Director of Retention
Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education Administration (Assessment and Accountability) from the University of Tennessee
M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel from Kent State University
Bachelor of Business Administration from Kent State University
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April Kilinski

April Conley Kilinski
Professor of English and Literature
Ph.D. in English from The University of Tennessee
Worked as an Instructor at The University of Tennessee and Assistant Professor of English at The University of North Georgia; joined Johnson in 2013.
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Kirk McClelland

Kirk McClelland
Associate Professor of Service Learning and Faculty Director of Service Engagement
Ed.D. in Learning, Leadership and Community from Plymouth State University
Ed.M. in International Education Development from Boston University
B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Gordon College.
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Jason Mead

Jason A. Mead
Associate Professor of History
M.A. in History from The University of Tennessee, M.Div. in Church History from Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Ph.D. candidate in History at The University of Tennessee
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Cindi Norton

Cynthia Parton Norton
Professor of Health Education
Ed.D. in Health Education from The University of Tennessee
Taught for 27 years at the University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Kentucky, serving as Department Chair of Health, Exercise and Sport Science and public health internship supervisor; joined Johnson in 2013.
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David Peters

David C. Peters
Professor of Philosophy
J.D. in Law from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, M.A. in Contemporary Christian Theology and Philosophy from Lincoln Christian University
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Rob Ritchie

Robert H. Ritchie
Professor of History
Ph.D. in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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Twila Sias

Twila Sias
Professor of Education
M.Ed. in English and Language Arts Education from the University of Central Florida
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Mark Weedman

Mark Weedman
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics
Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Marquette University
Taught at Crossroads College for 13 years before joining Johnson in 2013.
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Ron Wheeler

Ronald E. Wheeler
Professor of English and Literature
M.A. in English from Morehead State University
Joined Johnson in 1977 and taught additional courses at Tusculum College for 11 years.
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Kenneth Woodhull

Kenneth A. Woodhull
Executive Director of the Johnson University Urban Alliance Center, Professor of Intercultural Studies
D.Miss. in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary
MSC in New Testament from Regent College, British Columbia
B.A. in Political Science from Carson-Newman University
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Part-Time Faculty

Greg Allen
Lecturer in Arts and Sciences
M.S. in Education from The University of Tennessee
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Richard Beam
Professor of English
Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Kentucky
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Norman Dungan
Associate Professor of English and Spanish
M.A. in English from Fort Hayes Kansas State University
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Rachel M. Foster
Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science
M.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from East Carolina University
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Marie Garrett
Lecturer in English Composition
M.A. in English from The University of Tennessee; M.L.S. in Library Science from George Peabody College for Teachers
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Leonel Glees 
Lecturer in Spanish
M.A. in Spanish Literature from San Diego State University
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Shawn Grant
Lecturer in English
Ph.D. in Humanities from Florida State University
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Todd Howell
Lecturer in Meteorology
M.S. in Geosciences: Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University
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Aaron Jerviss
Lecturer in History
Ph.D. in History from The University of Tennessee
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Joseph Letitia
Lecturer in Art Appreciation
M.F.A. in Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art
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Keri Merritt
Lecturer in Anatomy & Biological Sciences
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University
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Jason Mocherman
Lecturer in Natural Science
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education
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Kathryn Myers
Lecturer in Math
Master of Mathematics from The University of Tennessee
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Robert Reese
Lecturer in Intercultural Studies and Mathematics
Ph.D. in Missions from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, M.S. in Mathematics from Northwestern University
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Thomas Wiles
Lecturer in Mathematics
M.A. in Teaching from the University of Louisville
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Craig Wilsman
Lecturer in Sport and Fitness Leadership
M.S. in Recreation and Park Administration from Western Illinois University
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Holly Woods
Lecturer in Arts & Sciences
M.A. in History from East Tennessee State University
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Interdisciplinary Faculty

Brent L. Brewer
Professor of Intercultural Studies
M.A. in Missiology from Columbia Seminary and School of Missions, M.A. in Secondary Science Education from East Carolina University
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Matthew Broaddus
Associate Professor of Communication, Dean of the School of Communication & Creative Arts
Ph.D. from The University of Tennessee
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Joseph D. Harvey
Associate Professor of Ministry, Assistant Dean of the School of Congregational Ministry
D.Min. in Pastor Care from Lincoln Christian University
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T. Matthew Hixson
Associate Professor of English
M.A. in New Testament Exposition and Research from Johnson University, M.S. in Foreign Language/English as a Second Language from The University of Tennessee
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Gerald L. Mattingly
Professor of Intercultural Studies
Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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Ruth Reyes
Professor of Music, Assistant Dean of the School of Communication & Creative Arts
Ed.D. in Higher Education from Nova Southeastern University
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Sean M. Ridge
Professor of Counseling, Dean of the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Ph.D. in Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University
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Garry M. Rollins
Affiliate Faculty in Business Administration, Finance and Nonprofit Management
Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota
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Donald R. Trentham
Professor of Music, Director of Music Education Program
M.M. in Music from The University of Tennessee
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Jon Weatherly
Professor of New Testament, Dean of the School of Bible & Theology
Ph.D. from University of Aberdeen
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David A. Wheeler
Associate Professor of Congregational Ministry
M.A.in Christian Leadership from Kentucky Christian University, M.M. in Ministry from Kentucky Christian University
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Administrative Faculty

Diane Adams
Associate Registrar
B.A. in Bible from Florida Christian College
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Kelly Handy Estes
Director of Academic Support, Instructor in Education
M.S. in Education from Radford University
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Dametraus Jaggers
Director of the Future of Hope Lilly Endowment Youth Theology Initiative, Director of Retention, Assistant Professor of Arts & Sciences
M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel
Pursuing Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration
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John C. Ketchen
Professor of Speech and Education, Associate Provost for Online Education
Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois
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David A. Legg
Associate Professor of Ministry, Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students
M.A. in New Testament from Johnson University
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Carolyn E. Lowe
Associate Professor of Library Science, Library Director
M.S.L.S. in Library Science from The University of Tennessee
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Mark F. Pierce
Professor of Psychology, Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Academic Services
Ph.D. in Psychology from The University of Tennessee
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Paulette Prinston
Staff Instructor in French
M.S. in Teacher Education from The University of Tennessee
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L. Thomas Smith, Jr.
Professor of History and Theology, Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost
Ph.D. in History from The University of Tennessee
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Linda Stark
Associate Librarian
M.L.S. in Library Science from Indiana University
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Garrett Thompson
Assistant Director of Academic Support and Assistant Director of Career Services, Staff Instructor in Bible
M.A. in New Testament from Lincoln Christian University
Pursuing Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Faulkner University
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Gary E. Weedman
Professor of Religious Studies, President
Ph.D. in Classical Rhetoric and New Testament from Indiana University
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Staff

Kaitlyn Hawkersmith
Administrative Coordinator for the Johnson University Center for Urban Alliance
B.A. in Anthropology from The University of Tennessee
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Carrie Overdorf
Coordinator for the School of Arts & Sciences and Service Learning
B.S. in Agriculture from Purdue University
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