MBU Faculty 2021–2022

MEGAN ADY (2021)
Assistant Professor; Physician Assistant program; BS, Roanoke College; MS, Shenandoah University

KADRIN ANDERSON (2012)
Instructor of Biology;  BA, Houghton College; MS, Old Dominion University

PAMELA R. H. BAILEY (2014)
Associate Professor of Education; BS, West Virginia State College; MA, University of Phoenix; PhD, George Mason University

DONOVAN BRANCHE (2015)
Associate Professor of Business; BA, Mary Baldwin College; MA, PhD, James Madison University

CASIE BRIM (2021)
Assistant Professor; Founding AG-ACNP Program Director; DNP Program; BSN and MSN, University of Oklahoma; DNP AG ACNP, University of South Alabama

CLAYTON BROOKS (2012)
Assistant Professor of History; BA, Roanoke College; MA, PhD, University of Virginia

EMILY V. BUDD (2020)
Assistant Professor; Occupational Therapy Program; BS, Bridgewater College; MOT, James Madison University; OTD, University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences

LISA A. BURNS (2014)
Associate Professor; Occupational Therapy Program; BS, Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis School of Medicine; MA, University of Scranton; PhD, Marywood University

PAUL A. CALLO (2003)
Professor of Biology; BS, MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; PhD, University of Maryland

SUNG IL CHUNG (2017)
Assistant Professor of Business; BM and BA, Handong Global University; MBA, Korea University/University of Florida; PhD, James Madison University

RALPH A. COHEN (2003)
Professor of Shakespeare and Performance and English; Virginia Worth Gonder Fellow in Theatre; AB, Dartmouth College; MA, PhD, Duke University

MARY HILL COLE (1987)
Professor of History; BA, James Madison University; MA, PhD, University of Virginia

KERRY COOKE (2015)
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Shakespeare and Performance; BA, MA, University of Nevada, Reno; MA, PhD, The Shakespeare Institute, The University of Birmingham, UK

MARIA CRAIG (2008)
Associate Professor of Chemistry; BS, James Madison University; PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

WILLIAM CUNDIFF (2018)
Assistant Professor, Master of Healthcare Administration Program; BS, MBA, Wagner College; JD, Touro College Law Center

MATTHEW DAVIES (2010)
Associate Professor of Shakespeare and Performance and English; BA, Exeter University; MA, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

PAUL D. DEEBLE (2003)
Professor of Biology; BS, Pennsylvania State University; PhD, University of Virginia

DEBORAH S. DIAZ (2016)
Associate Professor, Program Director, Physical Therapy Program; BS, MA, California State University, Long Beach; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

AMY McCORMICK DIDUCH (1995)
Professor of Economics; BA, College of William and Mary; MA, PhD, Harvard University

BARRY KENT DIDUCH (2018)
Associate Professor, Program Director, Physician Assistant Program; BS, The College of William and Mary; MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine

DORIS DODSON (2011)
Assistant Professor of Social Work and Director of Field Experience; BSW, Longwood University; MSW, Virginia Commonwealth University

BRUCE R. DORRIES (2000)
Associate Professor of Communication; BA, Baylor University; MA, Corpus Christi State University; PhD, University of
Missouri-Columbia

PAMELA J. DRESSLER (2015)
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing; ADN, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College; BSN, University of Virginia; MSN, Old Dominion University, DNP, Eastern Mennonite University

BETH EASTERLING (2015)
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology; Director of Criminal Justice Program; BA, Roanoke College; MS, University of North Florida; PhD, University of Tennessee

KRISTEN EGAN (2011)
Associate Professor of English; BS, Le Moyne College; MA, State University of New York at Courtland; PhD, Loyola University

ALLISON L. ELLINGTON (2013)
Associate Professor, Program Director, Occupational Therapy Program; BS, MS, Ithaca College; OTD, Chatham University

MARY JANE EPPS (2015)
Associate Professor of Biology; BA, Duke University; PhD, University of Arizona

MARK ERATH (2017)
Assistant Professor, Healthcare Administration Program; BS, Louisiana State University; MBA, University of Tennessee

JANET S. EWING (1977)
Associate Professor of Business; BS, Virginia Commonwealth University; MBA, Emory University

BENJAMIN G. FARLEY (2015)
Associate Professor, Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program; BA, Bucknell University; MD, Medical University of South Carolina

MARTY W. FONTENOT (2015)
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program; BS, MS, Georgia Institute of Technology; DPT, University of Delaware

PAMELA FOX (2003)
Professor of Music and President; BA, MA, PhD, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

LOUISE M. FREEMAN (2000) 
Professor of Psychology (part-time); BS, Emory University; MA, PhD, University of California at Berkeley

NADINE GERGEL-HACKETT (2010)
Associate Professor of Physics; BS, PhD, University of Virginia

DREW E. GOGIAN (2014)
Associate Professor, Director, School of Nursing; AS, Blue Ridge Community College; BSN, University of Virginia; MSN, Old Dominion University; EdD, Walden University

EMILY GREENE (2016)
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program; BS, University of Mary Washington; MSPA, James Madison University

JENNIFER A. HANCOCK (2015)
Associate Professor, Clinical Anatomist, Health Sciences; BA, Capital University; PhD, Ohio University

GREGORY G. HANSEN (2014)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Program; BS, West Virginia University; MS, Western Michigan University; PhD, University of Virginia

REBECCA HABERMAN (2020)
Assistant Professor of Biology; BS, Duke University; PhD, University of North Carolina

CHRISTOPHER HARNISH (2019)
Founding Program Director and Assistant Professor, Exercise Science Program; BS, Ithaca College; MS, University of South Carolina; PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

MONICA HECK (2017)
Assistant Professor, Director of RN to BSN Program, School of Nursing; ADN, Blue Ridge Community College; BSN, Eastern Mennonite University; MSN, FNP, University of Virginia; DNP, Frontier Nursing University

MATTHEW HOLMAN (2021)
Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sports Science Program; BS, Appalachian State University; MS and PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

JENNA HOLT (2011)
Associate Professor of Psychology; BS, James Madison University; MS, Radford University; PsyD, James Madison University

ROBIN FAIN HOPKINS (2018)
Assistant Professor of Psychology; PhD, University of Louisville

JENNIFER B. HUNT (2014)
Associate Professor, Director of Academic Education, Physician Assistant Program; BS, Ohio Northern University; MMS, Arcadia University

JOSEPH JOHNSON (2012)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, BA, Western Michigan University; MA and PhD, University of Virginia

JINYOUNG KANG (2017)
Assistant Professor of Business; BA, University of Wisconsin; MA, Brandeis University; PhD, University of Massachusetts

LISE KEITER (1998)
Professor of Music; BM, Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music; MM, DM, Indiana University

SARAH KENNEDY (2000)
Professor of English; BA, MA, Butler University; PhD, Purdue University.

BRIANNA KURTZ (2021)
Assistant Professor of Education; BS, Vanderbilt University; MS, University of Nevada, Reno; PhD, University of Central Florida

KATHERINE LOW (2011)
Associate Professor of Religion and College Chaplain; BA, Doane College; MDiv and PhD, Texas Christian University

HEATHER E. MACALISTER (2003)
Associate Professor of Psychology; AB, Smith College; MEd, State University of West Georgia; PhD, University of Georgia

CHANDRA MASON (2008)
Associate Professor of Psychology; BA, University of Virginia; MA, James Madison University; PhD, The City University of New York

SARAH McCADDEN (2021)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Program; MSOT, Shenandoah University; OTD, Radford University Carilion

KATHY McCLEAF (1984)
Professor of Education and Gender and Sexuality Studies; BS, MS, James Madison University; EdD, University of Phoenix

CATHERINE FERRIS McPHERSON (1993)
Associate Professor of Business and holder of the Bertie Wilson Murphy Distinguished Chair in Business Administration; BA, Mary Baldwin College; MBA, West Virginia Graduate College

JENNIFER D. McPHERSON (2021)
Assistant Professor; Assistant Program Director for Nurse Anesthesiology Program; DNP Program; BS, St. Louis University; MS in Health Care Administration, Central Michigan University; MS in Nurse Anesthesia, Georgetown University; DNP, University of San Diego

PAUL D. MENZER (2007)
Professor of Shakespeare and Performance and English; Director of the MLitt/MFA Program in Shakespeare and Performance; Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts; BA, University of Maryland; MA, Georgetown University; PhD, University of Virginia

PAIGE MERKORD-REED (2020)
Visiting Instructor of Criminal Justice; BA, Mary Baldwin University; MS, Fairmont State University

AMY SIMS MILLER (2006)
Associate Professor of Asian Studies); BA, Wesleyan University; MA, PhD, University of Virginia

BRIAN MILLER (2019)
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences; BS, MS, MSEd, The University of Akron; MEd, Kent State University

KERRY MILLS (2005)
Assistant Professor of Art History; BS, BFA, MA, Virginia Commonwealth University

SHERI LEE MONTGOMERY (2018),
Associate Professor, Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program; BS, Tufts University-Boston School of Occupational Therapy; OTD, University of Utah

CAROLYN J. MOORE (2015)
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program; BS, University of Texas School of Allied Health Sciences; MHS, University of Indianapolis, Krannert School of Physical Therapy; DPT, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

JAMES ALLAN MOYÉ (1995)
Adjunct Faculty Member and Director of Communication Studios; BA, East Carolina University; MFA, University of New Orleans

NATALIE MURPHY (2021)
Associate Professor, Founding FNP Program Director; DNP Program; BSN, Thomas Jefferson University; MSN-FNP and PhD-Nursing, Florida Atlantic University

PATRICIA LYNN MURPHY (2004)
Associate Professor of Psychology; BS, George Washington University; MA, University of Vermont; PhD, University of Vermont, Burlington

JOHANNA NEWMAN (2021)
Associate Professor; Founding Director of Nurse Anesthesiology Program; DNP Program; BSN, William Paterson University; MSN, Georgetown University; DNAP, Virginia Commonwealth University

KIM L. NINE (2017)
Associate Professor, Director, School of Public Health, Program Director, Master of Healthcare Administration Program; AS, Farmingdale State College; BS, Empire State College; MS, Capella University; PhD, Walden University

MARINA OMAR (2017)
Assistant Professor of Political Science; BA, MA and PhD, University of Virginia

JOHN ONG (1989)
Associate Professor of Mathematics; BE, University of Malaya; MS, MA, University of Kansas; MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; PhD, University of Virginia

BRENCI PATIÑO (2011)
Associate Professor of Spanish; BA, University of Texas; MA and PhD, University of Illinois

RACHEL POTTER (2003)
Associate Professor of Education and Director of Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies; BA, MAEd, College of William and Mary; EdD, University of Virginia

CAITLIN POWERS (2021)
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program; BS, University of Rhode Island; MS, East Carolina University; MSPA, James Madison University

ANDREW RARIDON (2021)
Assistant Professor of Sociology; BA, Knox College; MS, Oklahoma State University; PhD, Purdue University

ELIZABETH RICHARDSON (2021)
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Program; BS and MS, James Madison University; PPOTD, University of St. Augustine

CRAIG ROBERTSON (2019)
Assistant Professor of Music and Choir Director; BME, Virginia State University; MM, Georgia State University; DMA, University of Colorado Boulder

ROBERT ROBINSON (2006)
Assistant Professor of Sociology; AS, Piedmont Virginia Community College; BS, Longwood College; MS, North Carolina State University

PETER RUIZ-HAAS (2008)
Associate Professor of Chemistry; BA, Hampshire College; PhD, Oregon State University

RYAN SAIN (2021)
Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis; BS, Eastern Washington University; MS, PhD, Washington State University

MARTHA SAUNDERS (2003)
Assistant Professor of Art; BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University; MFA, Mount Royal School of Painting, Maryland Institute, College of Art

JOHN P. SCHEIDLER (2004)
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Shakespeare and Performance; BA, Western Michigan University; MFA, University of Virginia

JIM R. SCONYERS JR. (2003)
Associate Professor of Art; BA, University of North Carolina at Asheville; MFA, Indiana University, Bloomington

EDWARD A. SCOTT (1990)
Associate Professor of Philosophy; BA, Slippery Rock State College; MA, PhD, Duquesne University

STEPHANIE SEBOLT (2015)
Associate Professor of Education; BA, Mary Washington College; MA, PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

MOLLY SEREMET (2020)
Assistant Professor of Theatre; BA, Allegheny College; M.Res, University of Roehampton; MLitt, MFA, Mary Baldwin University

LISA D. SHOAF (2012)
Professor and Dean of the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences; BS, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University; MS, James Madison University; PhD, DPT Virginia Commonwealth University

JULIE M. SKRZAT (2020)
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program; BS, DPT, Ithaca College; PhD, Temple University

JOSEPH SPRANGEL, JR (2010)
Associate Professor of Business Administration and the holder of the H. Gordon and Mary Beth Reed Smyth Chair in Business; Dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies; BBA, Eastern Michigan University; MBA, Spring Arbor University; DBA, Lawrence Technological University

PAMELA STEPHENSON (2015)
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Program; Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists, Ulster Polytechnic (UK); Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Croydon College/ Sussex University; MSHS, St. George’s Hospital Medical School/University of London; MSOT, St. Jose State University; OTD, Rocky Mountain University of Health Sciences

SUE W. STEVENS (2018)
Associate Professor and Senior Associate Dean of the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences; BA, Capital University; MS, Indiana State University; EdD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

GAIL M. TARLETON (2015)
Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Education, Physical Therapy Program; BS, Plymouth State University; BS, University of Vermont; DPT Utica College

MARY CLAY THOMAS (2008)
Associate Professor and Director of Social Work; BA, University of Montana; MSW, University of Vermont; DSW, University of St. Thomas

AMY J. TILLERSON (2004)
Professor of History; BA, MA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; PhD, Morgan State University

JOANNE TRITSCH (2014)
Assistant Professor of Business and Director of the Master of Business Administration Program; BA, University of Pennsylvania; MBA, New York University; MBA Fordham University; DM, University of Maryland

ANNMARIE TROST (2019)
Instructor of Chemistry; BS, Storrs University; MS, University of Massachusetts

KATHERINE TURNER (2005)
Professor of English; BA, University of Oxford (Balliol College); MPhil, PhD, University of Oxford

ANN E. TUZSON (2015)
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program; BS, University of Colorado; BS in PT, University of Illinois; MS, PhD University of Virginia

CAREY L. USHER (2002)
Associate Professor of Sociology, Dean of the Mary Baldwin College for Women, Associate Provost; BA, Converse College; MA, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

LAURA A. VAN ASSENDELFT (1994)
Professor of Political Science; BA, University of the South; PhD, Emory University

CARLA VAN DEVANDER (2013)
Associate Professor of Education and Academic Advisor; BA, George Mason University; MEd, Eastern Mennonite University

ALICE WADDELL (2003)
Assistant Professor of Education; BS, Radford University; MEd, James Madison University; EdD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

MARTHA J. WALKER (1996)
Professor of French and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; AB, Duke University; MA, University of Virginia; PhD, Harvard University

ANNE WICK (1997)
Assistant Professor of Music; BA Converse College; MM University of Michigan; DMA, James Madison University

ABIGAIL WIGHTMAN (2009)
Associate Professor of Anthropology; BA, Miami University; MA, PhD, University of Oklahoma

TYNISHA WILLINGHAM (2020)
Professor of Education and Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer; BS, The Pennsylvania State University; MEd, University of Texas, Pan-American; PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

ANGELA B. WILSON (2018)
Assistant Professor of Education; BS, Virginia Commonwealth University; MEd, PhD, Virginia State University

COREY B. WOLDENBERG (2020)
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program; BS, University of Kentucky; DPT, Washington University in St. Louis

SARAH W. WORMAN (2017)
Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Education, Physician Assistant Program; AAS, Cuyahoga Community College; BS, University of Dayton; MSPA University of Nebraska Medical Center

Additional Faculty

ANN C. RIDDER
Program Director, School of Clinical Laboratory Science, Augusta Medical Center; BA, Bridgewater College; MLS, Rockingham Memorial Hospital of Clinical Laboratory Science; MBA, Eastern Mennonite University