May 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Board of Trustees

Dr. William D. Barker, 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
James B. Bross, Jr. Seneca, South 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
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

William L. Benton Birmingham, Alabama
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
Donald W. Milstead Liberty, South Carolina
Henry F. Shigley Mentone, Alabama

President’s Cabinet

William Barker President
  BA, Gordon College; MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; PhD, Cambridge University, England
April L. White Pugh  Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  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
TBD Vice President for Finance and Auxiliary Services
Brian Swords Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing
  BSBA, Southern Wesleyan University; MHRD, Clemson University; PhD, Clemson University

Administrative Staff


Joni Addis, MLIS
Director of Library Services
Don Campbell, PhD Department Coordinator, Music Studies
Joe Crosby, PhD
Department Coordinator, Social Sciences
Greg Denlea, EdD Executive Director of Information Technology
Michele Eller, PhD Department Coordinator, Life Science and Allied Health
Regina Bolding Harned, MBA Registrar
Steven Hayduk, PhD
Chair, Benson School of Business and Social Sciences
Matthew Hunter, PhD OneLife/SWU Site Director
Michael Hylen, EdD Department Coordinator, Education
Staci Johnson, PhD Chair, School of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
Danita Jones, MBA
Director of Academic Online Support Services
Sandra McLendon, EdD Vice-Provost of Academic Strategies, Chair, School of Education and Music Studies
Jonathan Sircy, PhD Department Coordinator, Humanities
Hyunjin Son, PhD Department Coordinator, Physical Science,Technology, and Mathematics
Laura Timmerman, MA Department Coordinator, Business
Michael Tapper, PhD Chair, School of Religion and Humanitites
Mark Wilson, DMin Department Coordinator, Religion

Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications

David Slabaugh, MSM Assistant Vice President for Admissions
Jennifer Walker Director of Marketing


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


Michael Gillespie Director of Compliance
Julia Reininga  Director of Athletics

Conference Services

Brittany Bickle Director of Conference Services

Financial Affairs

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

Student Financial Services

Tasha Morgan Director of Financial Aid
Brittany Mann Director of Student Accounts

Student Life

Brad Bowen Director of Campus Safety
Kenneth Dill Associate Vice President for Spiritual Life and University Chaplain
Lori Herron Director of Health Services
Ellen Pate Assistant Vice President for Student Wellness and Career Development
Wes Pate Director of Campus Activities and Intramurals
Caleb Southern Director of Retention Services
Matt Thorpe Assistant Vice President for Residence Life and Activities

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)

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

Joseph Crosby, Department Coordinator, Social Sciences; 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)

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)

Michele Eller, Department Coordinator, Life Sciences and Allied Health; Assistant Professor of Biology. BS, Southern Wesleyan University; PhD, Clemson University. (2017)

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)

Atrez “Trez” Flemings, Assistant Professor of Education. BS, University of South Carolina-Spartanburg; MAT, Liberty University; EdD, Liberty University. (2022)

Rebecca Fort, Math Instructor. BS, Clemson University; MED, Converse College. (2020)

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

Jessica Freeman, Assistant Professor of Counseling and Graduate Internships Coordinator. BS, Presbyterian College; MED, Clemson University; PhD, University of the Cumberlands. (2021)

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)

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, Benson School of Business and Social Sciences; Professor of Psychology; Coordinator of Studies in Psychology. BA, University of Alberta; MA, McGill University; PhD, McGill University. (1996)

Michael Hylen, Department Coordinator, Education; 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)

Staci Johnson, Chair, School of Science, Technology, and Mathematics; Associate Professor of Biology; Laboratory and Safety Coordinator. BS, University of Tennessee; MS, Clemson University; PhD, Clemson University. (2012)

Michael Keaton, Professor of History. BS and BA, Southern Wesleyan University; MA, Clemson University; PhD, Faulkner 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, Associate Professor of Psychology. BA, Yonsei University; MA, Yonsei University; PhD, University of Iowa. (2017)

Namhoon “August” Lee, Associate 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, Vice Provost of Academic Strategies and Chair, School of Education and Music Studies; Professor of Education. BA, Erskine College; MLS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; EdD, Nova Southeastern University. (2007)

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

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

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

Rosalyn Pitts, Assistant Professor of Education. BA, Clemson University; M.SpEd, Clemson University. (2022)

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)

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

Hyunjin Son, Department Coordinator, Physcial Science, Technology, and Mathematics; Assistant Professor of Mathematics. BS, Ajou University; MS, Ajou University; MS, Clemson University; PhD, Auburn University. (2018)

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

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

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

Joey Turner, Assistant Professor of Human Services and Coordinator of Studies and Internships for Human Services. BS, Bob Jones University; MA, Liberty University. (2021)

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); PhD, Carolina University. (2009)

Mark Wilson, Department Coordinator, Religion; 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)

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 - 2022)

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)

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

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)

Walter Sinnamon, Professor of Science. BS, Houghton College; PhD, Clemson University. (1982 - 2021)

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

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)