Jul 12, 2024  
Fall 2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
Fall 2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Board of Trustees

Todd S. Voss, President of the University Central, South Carolina
J. Mike Hilson, Chair La Plata, Maryland
Jerry L. Lumston, Vice Chair Archdale, North Carolina
Daniel A. Berry, Secretary Braselton, Georgia
C. W. Benson Franklin, Tennessee
William L. Benton Birmingham, Alabama
James B. Bross, Jr. Seneca, South Carolina
J. Wesley Brown Gastonia, North Carolina
Waymond L. Burton III Greer, South Carolina
Thomas H. Cayce Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Joseph R. Dongell Wilmore, Kentucky
R. Dale Hale Wilmore, Kentucky
Thomas L. Harding Central, South Carolina
Roger W. House Milton, Georgia
James A. Jensen Ashburn, Virginia
Amy Lynn Kelley Durham, North Carolina
Gregory R. Lewis Central, South Carolina
Jonathan W. Lewis High Point, North Carolina
Daniel N. Loggins High Point, North Carolina
Verna J. Lowe Nicholasville, Kentucky
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
Keith W. Smith Decatur, Georgia
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

Louise H. Carlton Saluda, Virginia
E. Keith Carroll Thomasville, North Carolina
D. Mike Chambers Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Charles L. Joiner Birmingham, Alabama
Daniel E. LeRoy High Point, North Carolina
Henry F. Shigley Mentone, Alabama

President’s Cabinet

Todd Voss President
  BS, Michigan State University; MA, Western Michigan University; EdD, Western Michigan University
April L. White Pugh Interim Provost
  BS, Florida State University; MS, Florida State University; PhD, Capella University
Chris Confer Vice President for Student Life
  BA, Anderson University; MDiv, Anderson University; EdD, University of Arkansas
K. Scott Drury Vice President for Advancement
  BA, Southern Wesleyan University; JD, University of South Carolina School of Law
Roger W. House Interim Vice President for Finance and Auxiliary Services
  BSBA, Southern Wesleyan University; MBA, University of Tulsa
Brian Swords Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing
  BSBA, Southern Wesleyan University; MHRD, Clemson University; PhD, Clemson University

Administrative Staff


Brian Bartlett, MBA
Executive Director of Information Technology
Shannon Brooks, MLIS Director of Library Services
Lynn Brown-Bulloch, DBA
Associate Dean of the Benson School of Business; RNBSN Program Administrator
Jane Dill, MFA Chair, Division of Fine Arts
Janice Hartsoe, MEd Registrar
Steven Hayduk, PhD
Chair, Division of Social Sciences
Robert Hudson, MPA Chief Strategy Officer
Matthew Hunter, PhD OneLife/SWU Site Director
Randolph Johnson, PhD Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Staci Johnson, PhD Chair, Dvision of Science
Danita Jones, MBA
Director of Academic Online Support Services
Karen Lee
Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence
Sandra McLendon, EdD Dean, School of Education
Kenneth Myers, PhD Chair, Division of Humanities
Stephen Preacher, DBA Dean, Benson School of Business
Tonya Strickland, EdD Executive Director of Student Learning
Michael Tapper, PhD Chair, Division of Religion
Mona Thornton, EdD Associate Dean, School of Education

Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications

David Slabaugh, MSM Assistant Vice President for Admissions
Brice Bickel, MBA Director of Recruitment and Data Analytics
Josh Mayfield Director of Marketing and Branding
Jared Trudel Director of CRM and Digital Marketing
Ed Welch, MMC
Director of Communications


Heath Mullikin Director of Alumni Relations
Tony Payne
Associate Vice President for Development


Julia Reininga, MA Director of Athletics
Drew Emory Director of Compliance

Financial Affairs

Devon Broome, MBA Associate Vice President for Finance and Controller
Wayne Collinsworth Director of Maintenance and Operations
Dana Frost, MBA Director of Human Resources

Student Financial Services

Melanie Gillespie, MSM Associate Vice President for Student Financial Services
Brittany Mann Director of Student Accounts

Student Life

Brittany Bickel
Director of Conference Services
Brad Bowen Director of Campus Safety
Kenneth Dill, MDiv Associate Vice President for Spiritual Life and University Chaplain
Dana Frost, MBA
Title IX Coordinator
Bob Kerstetter
Director of Worship and Discipleship
Gail Kerstetter Director of Music Ministry and Outreach
Ellen Pate, MA Assistant Vice President for Student Wellness and Career Development
Wes Pate Director of Campus Activities and Intramurals
Monica Perez, MEd Director of Counseling and Health Services
Jason Tegen, MSML Assistant Vice President for Campus Life and Housing
Cindy Trimmier-Lee, MEd Director of Student Support Services (TRiO Progam)

Faculty, Full-Time

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

Simone Adams, Assistant Professor of Special Education.  BA, Clemson University; MA, Furman University; PhD, Clemson University. (2020)

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

Lynn Brown-Bulloch, Associate Dean of the RN to BSN Nursing Program; Professor of Business. BN, Medical University of South Carolina; MN, University of South Carolina; DBA, University of Phoenix. (2014)

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, Associate Professor of English. AA, Hinds Community College; BA, The University of Mississippi; MA, Clemson University; PhD, The University of Texas-Arlington. (2014)

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

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

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

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

Keith East, Professor of Education; Coordinator of Graduate Field Studies. 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)

Derek Forrester, Assistant Professor of Recreation and Sport Management. BA, Clemson University; MA, Furman University; MA, Liberty University. (2019)

Charissa Fryberger, Visiting Assistant Professor of English.  BA, Colorado College; MA, Clemson University. (2020)

Robert Furr, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. BS, Southern Wesleyan University; MBA, Southern Wesleyan University. (2020)

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)

Mary Gibson, Assistant Professor of Accounting. BA, Southern Wesleyan University; MBA, Southern Wesleyan University; DBA, Liberty University. (2020)

Charles Hackney, Associate Professor of Psychology. BA, George Fox University; PhD, SUNY-Albany University. (2020)

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; Associate Director of FLEX Ministry Program. 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, Clemson University. (2016)

Steven Hayduk, Chair, Division of Social Sciences; 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)

Michael Hylen, Coordinator of Doctoral Studies; Associate Professor of Education. MEd, University of Missouri; PhD, University of Missouri. (2020)

Amber James, Assistant Professor of Music.  BA, Southern Wesleyan University; MM, University of Georgia; DMA, University of Southern Mississippi. (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, Chair, Division of Sciences; Associate Professor of Biology; Laboratory and Safety Coordinator. BS, University of Tennessee; MS, Clemson University; PhD, Clemson University. (2012)

Michael Keaton, Associate 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, Associate Professor of Media Communication; 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; 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 Graduate Faculty. 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, 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)

Michael Tapper, Chair, Division of Religion; 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)

Tyler Watts, Assistant Professor of e-Learning and Instructional Design.  BA, California Baptist University; MBA, University of Hawaii; PhD, University of Kentucky. (2019)

Mildred Williams, Associate Professor of Psychology; Program Coordinator for BS in Human Services. 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)

Janice Young, Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of Field Studies.  BA, Clemson University; MEd, Southern Wesleyan University; PhD, Capella University. (2019)

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)