May 18, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Board of Trustees

Todd S. Voss, President of the University Central, South Carolina
B. Sue Rickman, Chair Clemson, South Carolina
J. Mike Hilson, Vice Chair La Plata, Maryland
Daniel A. Berry, Secretary Conyers, Georgia
C. W. Benson Franklin, Tennessee
William L. Benton Birmingham, Alabama
James B. Bross, Jr. Columbus, North Carolina
J. Wesley Brown Bessemer City, North Carolina
Waymond L. Burton III Greenville, South Carolina
Louise H. Carlton Saluda, Virginia
Thomas H. Cayce Goodlettsville, Tennessee
D. Mike Chambers Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Joseph R. Dongell Wilmore, Kentucky
Thomas L. Harding Central, South Carolina
Gregory R. Lewis Central, South Carolina
Jonathan W. Lewis High Point, North Carolina
Daniel N. Loggins High Point, North Carolina
Jerry L. Lumston Archdale, North Carolina
Donald W. Milstead Liberty, South Carolina
Kevin A. Myers Lawrenceville, Georgia
John W. Ott Roanoke, Virginia
Hershell A. Pruitt Mentone, Alabama
W. Marshall Rampey, Jr. Greenville, South Carolina
Gregory D. Reynolds Roanoke, Virginia
Frankie J. Rodriquez Greenville, South Carolina
Aaron P. Sherman Lexington, Kentucky
Henry F. Shigley Mentone, Alabama
Keith W. Smith Decatur, Georgia
Joseph W. Stallings Archdale, North Carolina
Patrick J. Styers Wesley Chapel, Florida

Church Representative

Russ Gunsalus, Executive Director of Education and Clergy
Indianapolis, Indiana
Wayne Schmidt, General Superintendent Indianapolis, Indiana

Trustee Emeriti

E. Keith Carroll Thomasville, North Carolina
Charles L. Joiner Birmingham, Alabama
Daniel E. LeRoy High Point, North Carolina
Herschel A. Smith Greer, South Carolina

President’s Cabinet

Todd Voss President
  BS, Michigan State University; MA, Western Michigan University; EdD, Western Michigan University
Tonya Strickland Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  BS, University of Wyoming; MA, University of Wyoming; EdD, Baylor University
William “Joe” Brockinton Vice President for Student Life
  BA, Asbury College; MS, University of Kentucky; EdD, University of Louisville
Lisa McWherter Vice President for Advancement
  BS, University of Tennessee; MBA, Middle Tennessee State University; EdD, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Chad Peters Vice President for Enrollment Management
  BS, Indiana Wesleyan; MSM, Southern Wesleyan University
Mark Reeves Vice President for Finance and Auxiliary Services; University Treasurer
  BSBA, Drake University; MBA, University of Wisconsin

Administrative Staff


Shannon Brooks, MLIS Director of Library Services
Vacant Vice Provost for Online Learning
Daryl Couch, PhD Chair, Division of Social Sciences
Jane Dill, MFA Chair, Division of Fine Arts
Janice Hartsoe, MEd Registrar
Robert Hudson, MPA Dean, Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning
Matthew Hunter, PhD OneLife/SWU Site Director
Randolph Johnson, PhD Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Sandra McLendon, EdD Dean, School of Education
Kenneth Myers, PhD Chair, Division of Humanities
Stephen Preacher, DBA Dean, Benson School of Business
Daniel Moore, MBA Director of Information Technology
Randolph Johnson, PhD Acting Chair, Division of Science
Michael Tapper, PhD Chair, Division of Religion
Mona Thornton, EdD Associate Dean, School of Education
April White, PhD Vice Provost for Academic Services


David Slabaugh, MSM Director of On-Campus Admissions


Chris Williams, MSM Director of Athletics

Financial Affairs

Devon Broome, MBA Controller
Wayne Collinsworth Director of Maintenance and Operations
Dana Frost, MBA Director of Human Resources

Public Relations/Alumni

Joy Bryant, MSM Executive Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations
Cody Thomas, MFA Director of Marketing
Ed Welch, MMC Director of Communications

Student Financial Services

Melanie Gillespie, MSM Director of Financial Aid

Student Life

Emily Bloxdorf, MBA Director of Retention
Dana Frost, MBA Title IX Coordinator
Kenneth Dill, MDiv AVP for Spiritual Life and University Chaplain
Ellen Pate, MA Director of Career Services Center
Monica Perez, MEd Director of Counseling & Health Services
Jason Tegen, MSML Director of Residence Life
Cindy Trimmier-Lee, MEd Director of Trio Progam

Faculty, Full-Time

(Dates in parentheses indicate the year of joining the faculty.)

Raymond Attawia, Assistant Professor of Business. Assistant Professor of Business, MA, Northern Illinois University; Doctorate of Economics, Northern Illinois University. (2016)

Lynn Brown-Bulloch, Associate Dean of the Benson School of Business; Associate Professor of Business. BN, Medical University of South Carolina; MN, University of South Carolina; DBA, University of Phoenix. (2014)

George Buzzy, Professor of Criminal Justice.  BBA, James Madison University; JD, George Mason University. (2017)

Don R. Campbell, Professor of Music. BA, California State University at Fullerton; MA, California State University at Fresno; DMA, Arizona State University. (1998)

Raul Chavez-Negrete, Associate Professor of Business. BS, Catholic University of Guayaquil; MS, Oregon State University; DBA, University of Sarasota. (2015)

Basil “Chad” Chisholm, Assistant Professor of English. AA, Hinds Community College; BA, The University of Mississippi; MA, Clemson University; PhD, The University of Texas-Arlington. (2014)

Daryl Couch, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Chair, Division of Social Science. BA, Spring Arbor College; MTS, Ontario Theological Seminary; MS, Shippensburg University; PhD, Clemson University. (1999)

Joseph Crosby, Assistant Professor of Recreation and Sport Management. BS, Clemson University; MS, Clemson University. (2015)

Gregory Day, Associate Professor of Music. BME, Furman University; MME, University of Southern Mississippi. (2000)

Jane Palmer Dill, Professor of Music; Chair, Division of Fine Arts. AA, Anderson College; BMus, Mars Hill College; MFA, University of Georgia. (1977-81, 1990)

Oliver Brent Dongell, Associate Professor of Youth Ministry.  BS, Indiana Wesleyan University; MDiv, Liberty University. (2018)

Keith East, Professor of Education. BA, Eastern Kentucky University; MA, Eastern Kentucky University; EdS, University of South Carolina; PhD, University of South Carolina. (2006)

Debra D. Eischen, Associate Professor of Business. BA, Columbia College; MS, Chapman University; PhD, Syracuse University. (2010)

Michelle Eller, Assistant Professor of Biology. BS, Southern Wesleyan University; PhD, Clemson University. (2017)

Stacia Emerson, Associate Professor of Education. BS, Louisiana Tech University; MS, Louisiana Tech University; PhD, University of North Texas. (2018)

Bradford Fipps, Professor of Religion; Coordinator of Studies in New Testament Greek. BA, Southern Wesleyan University; MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary; MPhil, Drew University; PhD, Drew University. (1991)

Bruce Gay, Professor of Criminal Justice. BA, Tennessee State University; ThG, Tennessee State University; MA, University of Texas-Dallas; PhD, Sam Houston State University. (2016).

Emily Germain, Assistant Professor of Psychology. BA, Southern Wesleyan University; MA Richmont Graduate University. (2011)

Tracy Hall, Assistant Professor of Education; Coordinator of Field Experiences. BS, University of South Carolina; MEd, University of South Carolina; MEd, University of South Carolina, EdD, Nova University. (2016)

Lisa Hall-Hyman, Associate Professor of Education. BA, South Carolina State University; MEd, Education/National Institute Teaching, Cambridge College; PhD, University of Southern Mississippi. (2016)

Priscilla Hammond, Assistant Professor of Business. BBA, Georgia State University; MBA, University of Hawaii at Manoa; MMin, Southern Wesleyan University; PhD, Indiana Wesleyan University. (2017)

Tingting Han, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. BS Applied Chemistry, Jiaotong University; PhD Chemistry, Clemson University. (2016)

Steven Hayduk, Professor of Psychology; Coordinator of Studies in Psychology. BA, University of Alberta; MA, McGill University; PhD, McGill University. (1996)

Walter Henley, Associate Professor of Marketing. MBA, University of Memphis; DBA, University of Memphis. (2017)

Patty Hovis, Associate Professor of Exercise Science. BS, University of South Florida; MS, University of Florida; PhD, University of Florida. (2015)

Amber James, Assistant Professor of Music.  BA, Southern Wesleyan University; MM, University of Georgia. (2018)

Kimberly Jedlicka, Assistant Professor of Special Education. BA, Clemson University; MEd, Clemson University; PhD, Clemson University. (2016)

Randolph Johnson, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor of Music. BS, Indiana University; MA, Ohio State University; PhD, Ohio State University. (2017)

Staci Johnson, Associate Professor of Biology; Lab Coordinator; Safety Officer. BS, University of Tennessee; MS, Clemson University. (2012)

Michael Keaton, Assistant Professor of History. BS and BA, Southern Wesleyan University; MA, Clemson University. (2008)

Lee Kizer, Professor of Business. BS, Centenary College of Louisiana; MBA, University of Arkansas; ScD, Nova Southeastern University. (2002)

Lewis Knight, Assistant Professor of Media Communications and Media Communication Program Coordinator. BA, Glassboro State College; MA, Texas State University; PhD, University of Texas. (2013)

Gunsung Lee, Assistant Professor of Psychology. BA, Yonsei University; MA, Yonsei University; PhD, University of Iowa. (2017)

Namhoon “August” Lee, Assistant Professor of Business. MS, Illinois State University; PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology. (2015)

James McDonald, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. BS, Furman University; MPA, Clemson University. (2012)

Sandra McLendon, Dean, School of Education; Associate Professor of Education. BA, Erskine College; MLS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; EdD, Nova Southeastern University. (2007)

Ann Mohr, Assistant Professor of Education. BA, University of Indianapolis; EdS, Converse College; PhD, University of South Carolina. (2017)

Jeffery Mohr, Associate Professor of Biology. MS, Oklahoma University; PhD, Clemson University. (2016)

Kenneth Myers, Chair, Division of Humanities; Professor of History. BA, Delta State University; MDiv, Oral Roberts University; MA, Mississippi State University; PhD, University of Oklahoma. (2009)

Kipling Pirkle, Professor of Management. BBA, University of Georgia; MBA, University of Georgia; PhD, Clemson University; (2017)

Stephen Preacher, Dean, Benson School of Business, Professor of Business. BA, Bob Jones University; MS, National University; MBA, National University; DBA Alliant International University. (2017)

Paul Schleifer, Professor of English. BA, Davidson College; MA, University of Georgia; PhD, University of Georgia. (1995)

Patrice Shearin, Associate Professor of Physical Education. BA, Columbia College; MEd, South Carolina State University; PhD, University of South Carolina. (2015)

Paul Shotsberger, Professor of Education. BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (2009)

Walter Sinnamon, Chair, Division of Science; Professor of Biology. BS, Houghton College; PhD, Clemson University. (1982)

Jonathan Sircy,  Associate Professor of English. BA, Murray State University; MA University of Kentucky; PhD, University of South Carolina. (2018)

Hyunjin Son, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. BS, Ajou University; MS, Ajou University; MS, Clemson University; PhD, Auburn University. (2018)

Kimberly Strike, Graduate Faculty and Coordinator of Doctoral Studies. BSE, University of Wisconsin; MEd, National Louis University; PhD, Marquette University. (2018)

David Stubblefield, Assistant Professor of English. BA, University of South Carolina; MA, University of South Carolina. (2015)

Andrea Summers, Assistant Professor of Religion. MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary. (2018)

Michael Tapper, Chair of Religion Division and Associate Professor of Religion. BA, Kingswood University; MA, Saint Paul University; MDiv, Tyndale Seminary; PhD Saint Paul University. (2017)

Virginia “Britt” Terry, Associate Professor of English. BA, Winthrop University; MA, Winthrop University; PhD, University of South Carolina. (2017)

Mona Thornton, Associate Dean of the School of Education; Professor of Education. BS, Howard University; MS, Howard University; EdD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. (2014)

Laura Timmerman, Assistant Professor of Economics. BS, Charleston Southern University; MA, Clemson University. (2013)

Mildred Williams, Assistant Professor of Psychology. BA, Rutgers University; MA, Webster University; PhD, Capella University (ABD). (2009)

Mark Wilson, Assistant Professor for Discipleship, Multiplication, and Renewal. BA, Indiana Wesleyan University; MA, Fuller Theological Seminary. (2017)

Jennifer Woods, Associate Professor of Special Education. BA, Clemson University; MEd, Clemson University; MA, Furman University; PhD, Clemson University. (2013)

Faculty Emeriti

Gloria J. Bell, Professor of English. BA, Southern Wesleyan University; MA, University of North Carolina; PhD, University of Colorado. (1977-2009)

Robert Black, Professor of Religion. BA, Southern Wesleyan University; MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary; PhD, Union Theological Seminary (VA). (1986)

Laura N. Black, Professor of English. BA, Newberry College; MEd, University of South Carolina; PhD, University of South Carolina. (1980-1989, 1991-2006)

James L. Bowen, Professor of Accounting; Coordinator of Studies in Accounting. BS, University of South Carolina; MPA, Clemson University; CPA. (1987-2013)

James B. Bross, Sr., Professor of Religion. BA, Southern Wesleyan University; MA, University of Illinois; PhD, University of Iowa. (1973-2008)

C. Keith Connor, Professor of Physical Education. BS, High Point College; MAT, University of North Carolina; EdD, University of Georgia. (1969-2015)

Martha S. Evatt, Librarian. BA, Furman University; BS, University of North Carolina. (1945-56, 1958-64, 1966-88)

Kenneth Foutz, Professor of Religion. BA, Southern Wesleyan University; MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary; MA, Presbyterian School of Christian Education; DMin, Emory University. (1970-98)

Darryl L. Jachens, Professor of Music; Coordinator of Studies in Music. BME, Florida State University; MM, University of Miami; PhD, Northwestern University. (1987)

Thomas E. Jennings, Professor of Education. AB, Asbury College; MEd, University of North Carolina; EdD, University of North Carolina. (1970-2004)

Jimmy J. Kimble, Registrar. BA, Southern Wesleyan University; MEd, University of North Carolina. (1968)

Martin LaBar, Professor of Science. BA, Wisconsin State University, Superior; MS, University of Wisconsin; PhD, University of Wisconsin. (1964-2004)

W. James Mahony, Professor of Business. BS, U.S. Naval Academy; MS, Webb Institute; PhD, Clemson University. (1986)

Betty A. Mealy, Professor of English. BA, Indiana Wesleyan University; MA, Ball State University; EdD, University of Sarasota. (2001-2014)

Robert R. Nash, Professor of Biology. BA, Southern Wesleyan University; MS, Clemson University; PhD, Clemson University. (1966)

Claude M. Rickman, Professor of Mathematics; Coordinator of Studies in Mathematics. BA, Southern Wesleyan University; MEd, Clemson University; EdD, University of Georgia. (1978-2014)

Hal G. Robbins, Jr., Professor of Education. AB, Indiana Wesleyan University; MA, Longwood College; EdD, University of Virginia. (1972-74, 1976-1995)

Don Schaupp, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. BS, Arizona State University; MCS, Texas A & M University. (1988-2008)

James L. Schmutz, Professor of Chemistry; Coordinator of Studies in Chemistry. AB, Kansas Wesleyan University; MS, Middlebury College; PhD, Pennsylvania State University. (1977-2009)

Donald D. Wood, Professor of Religion. BA, Southern Wesleyan University; BD, Columbia Theological Seminary; ThD, Fuller Theological Seminary. (1978)

Paul B. Wood, Professor Psychology. AB, Guilford College; MA, University of North Carolina; PhD, University of North Carolina. (1962-1994)

G. Fred Woodworth, Professor of Education. BA, Eastern Nazarene College; BEd, University of New Brunswick; MEd, University of New Brunswick; PhD, University of Connecticut. (1995-2014)