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Administrative Staff

 

Administrative Staff
(Current as of August 9, 2011)

Office of the President

Jennifer L. Braaten
President of the College
Moore Professor of Administration
B.S., University of Minnesota
M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University
Ed.D., Florida Atlantic University

C. Wesley Astin, Jr. ‘74
Dean of the Chapel and Director of Religious Life
A.A., Ferrum College
B.S., Averett College
M.Div., The Wesley Theological Seminary

Theresa M. Potter
Special Assistant to the President and Liaison to the Board of Trustees

Felicia H. Woods ’91, ’98
Executive Assistant to the President
A.A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College

 

Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President


Leslie T. Lambert
Provost and Executive Vice President
B.S., Averett College
M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Georgia

The Provost and Executive Vice President provides leadership and oversight for the following areas of the college: Academic Programs; Institutional Planning and Effectiveness; Library; Registrar; Information Services; Academic Support and Accessibility Services; Pathways to Success; Learning Opportunities Program; Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre; Boone Honors Program and Institutional Research

Jeanne Anderson
Executive Secretary for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness
J. Heather Childs
Academic Secretary and Administrative Support Liaison to the Provost
Sandra W. Prillaman
Executive Assistant to the Provost
C.P.S., Tomlinson College

Christine H. Stinson


Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer
B.S., Swarthmore College
M.A., College of William and Mary
M.B.A., University of Washington
Ph.D., University of Washington
Ph.D., Stanford University

Mattox, Marilyn
Executive Secretary

Registrar’s Office
Yvonne S. Walker ’91, ’99
Registrar
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College

Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Shively, ‘84
Assistant Registrar
B.S.W., Ferrum College

Becky P. Sigmon, ‘88
Secretary, Registrar’s Office
A.A.S., Ferrum College

Jennifer Whitlow
Registrar Office Clerk
B.S., Longwood University

Information Services
Timothy D. Belcher
Director of Administrative Computing
A.S., Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Margaret Drakeford
Staff Training and Technical Support

Eugene R. Hacker, III, ‘05
Manager of Help Desk and Technology Support
B.S., Ferrum College

Shawn P. Shirley
Administrative Computing Specialist
A.A.S., Dominion College

Diane Yates, ‘11
Administrative Computing Specialist
B.S., Ferrum College

Dwayne A. Young
Academic PC Support and Classroom Technology Specialist

Daniel K. Hodges
Director of Network and Computer Services
National Business College

Donna Jefferson
Network Specialist
B.A., National Business College

Academic Resource Center

S. Susan Crow
Director of Academic Resources Center and E-Term and Assistant Professor
A.A.S., Sandhills Community College
B.S., North Carolina A&T State University
M.S., Texas Tech University

Duncan, Tangie
Office Manager of ARC

Randall Simpson ‘04
ARC Evening Manager
B.A., Ferrum College

Gail L. Summer

Dean of Academic Planning and Programs
B.S., Indiana University
M.Ed., University of South Carolina
Ed.D., University of North Carolina

Mattox, Marilyn
Executive Secretary

Lori Fox
Research and Assessment Analyst
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College
B.B.A., Averett University

Nancy Beach ‘75
Director of Academic Accessibility Services
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., George Peabody College
M.Ed., Lynchburg College

Virginia R. Jones
Director of Instructional Design and Technology
B.S., Averett College
M.S., Longwood University
Ph.D., Old Dominion University

Elizabeth W. Smith
Assistant Director of Pathways to Success
B.A., University of Virginia
J.D., University of Virginia

Nilene Mosher
Learning Consultant
B.S., State University of Plattsburg
M.S., Winthrop College
M.Ed., Loyola University

Mr. Tom Steele
Consultant in Learning and Academic Support Specialist
B.S. Presbyterian College, 1982
M.H.R.D. (Masters in Human Resource Development), Clemson University, 1994

Delia Heck
Co-Director of Quality Enhancement Plan and
Associate Professor of Environmental Science

B.S., University of Arizona
M.A., University of Washington
Ph.D., University of Washington

Daniel A. Bowman
Co-Director of Quality Enhancement Plan and Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., University of Akron
M.S., Indiana University
Ph.D., Indiana University

School Deans


John W. Bruton
Dean, School of Arts and Humanities
Professor of English

B.A., Western Carolina University
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Elaine R. Carter ’90
Academic Secretary
B.A., Ferrum College

Cassandra H. Doss
Academic Secretary
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Jason D. Powell
Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics Education

B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Susan N. Cook
Academic Secretary

Lash, Frances (Chekka)
Laboratory Assistant & Sustainability Coordinator
B.S., Virginia Tech
M.S., Texas State University -- San Marcos

Carol C. Love
Laboratory and Field Coordinator
B.S., University of Connecticut

Eileen Maher
Laboratory Assistant/Sustainability Coordinator
B.S., State University of NY, at Oswego
M.S., Rutgers University

Kevin P. Reilly
Interim Dean, School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies
Associate Professor of Psychology

B.S., Bridgewater State College
M.A., Bridgewater State College
Ph.D., Lehigh University

J. Heather Childs
Academic Secretary and Administrative Support Liaison to the Provost

Joyce P. Creel
Academic Secretary
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Carrie Wright
Academic Secretary

 

Stanley Library


George Loveland
Director of the Stanley Library and
Associate Professor of Library Science

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.L.S., North Carolina Central University

Daniel D. Adams
Library Assistant
A.A., Virginia Western Community College
B.A., Roanoke College

Dana R. Allison
Secretary, Stanley Library
A.A.S., New River Community College

Peggie R. Barker
Associate Professor of Library Science,
Technical Services Librarian
B.S., Radford College
M.L.S. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Cheryl T. Hundley, ’77
Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
A.A.S., Ferrum College

Shawn Bethky
Assistant Professor of Library Science and Public Services Librarian
B.A., The University of Western Ontario
M.L.I.S., The University of Western Ontario
M.A., The University of Western Ontario

 

Lana A. Whited

Professor of English and Director of
the Boone Honors Program

B.A., Emory and Henry College
M.A., The College of William and Mary
M.A., Hollins College
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Jolene D. Hamm

Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre

Jody D. Brown
Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre
B.A., University of Nebraska
M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ph.D., University of Nebraska

R. Rex Stephenson
Distinguished Playwright and Artistic Director of Blue Ridge Dinner Theater
B.S., Ball State University
M.A., Indiana State University
Ph.D., New York University


Office of the Treasurer and Business Affairs

Bobby W. Thompson ’70
Senior Vice President for Administration and Treasurer
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.Adm., Lynchburg College

Deborah Adkins
Perkins Loan Administrator
B.A., Averret University

F. Allen Alderman
Purchasing Manager, Physical Plant

Kimberly M. Allen
Office Manager, Food and Auxiliary Services

C. Ruben Altice
Housekeeping Supervisor

Diane A. Bernard
Payroll and Student Employment Specialist

Timothy W. Bernard
Executive Chef
American Culinary Federation Certified;
Culinary French Pastry School Certification;
VA Culinary Apprenticeship Program Certification

Courtney L. Brown
Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Administration and Treasurer
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

Lawrence A. Chernick
Facilities Coordinator

Kathy Creech
Mail Service Supervisor

Donna Doss
Welcome Center and Administrative Support

Ken Downey
Sous Chef

Michael K. Ferguson, ‘81
Assistant Director of Dining Services
A.A., Ferrum College

Patricia T. Furrow
Office Manager, Physical Plant

Jeffrey L. Gring
Executive Director of Operations
B.A., Lynchburg College

Barbara D. Hatcher
Chief Financial Officer
B.S., Fairmont State College

Diane H. Hodges
Accounts Payable & Purchasing

Elizabeth Legg
Director of Campus Safety and Chief of Police
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Roanoke Police Academy

Jessica Luther, ’06
Accountant
B.S., Ferrum College

Michael A. Martin
Director of Dining Services
B.S., Bowling Green University

Wendi Major
Papa John’s Manager

Sammy Moran
Director of Physical Plant

Jay Prillaman
Groundskeeping Supervisor

Vicky A. Robertson
Controller
A.A.S., Virginia Western Community College
B.A., Mary Baldwin College

Alyson Seidel
Assistant Catering Manager

Patty P. Sigmon (Nebraska Book Co.)
Bookstore Manager

Vernese H. Smith
Student Accounts Associate

Jeffrey Sydenstricker
Sergeant

Jenaise C. Wade
Subway Manager

Mary Alice Whisenant, PHR
Director of Human Resources
B.A., Mary Baldwin College

Melissa R. Wright
Benefits and Employment Specialist

Susan Yates
Senior Student Accounts Associate
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Office of Student Affairs

 

Andrea P. Zuschin
Vice President for Student Affairs
B.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington
M.S. Ed., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., Kent State University

Jill Adams
Coordinator for Student Health Programming
B. S. Bluefield College

Patricia E. Butler
Secretary, Career and Leadership Center

William E. Byrd, III ’06
Residence Hall Educator
B. S., Ferrum College
M.Ed., Lynchburg College

Toni Davis
Residence Hall Educator
B.S., University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Joseph Fridley
Residence Hall Educator
B. A. James Madison University
M. A. Radford University

Demond Hairston
Residence Hall Educator
B.S., Averett University
M. A., Liberty University

Leslie Holden
Assistant Director of Career Services
B.S., University of Oregon
M.Ed., Plymouth State College

Jason A. Jones
Dean of Students
B..A., Radford University
M.S., Radford University

Justin L. Muse, ‘05
Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Engagement
B.A., Ferrum College

David A. Newcombe
Director of Student Leadership and Engagement
B.A., University of Pittsburgh
M.S., Shippensburg University

Edwin “Chip” Phillips ’75, ’77
Assistant Director of Housing
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College

Chris Rill
Coordinator of Intramural Programming and Wellness
B.S., Roanoke College

Lisa Stuart
Executive Secretary to the Vice President for Student Affairs

John Turbyfill
Student Activities Night Manager
B. S., North Carolina State

Roland E. Walters, Jr.
Director of Career Services
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University

 



Athletic Department

J. Abraham (Abe) Naff
Director of Athletics
B.A., Lynchburg College
M.Ed., Lynchburg College

Cleive L. Adams, ‘02
Assistant Football Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

T. J. Agee
Head Cheerleading Coach
B. S., Ferrum College

Robert C. Brown
Assistant Football Coach
B.S., College of William and Mary

Robert Glenn Byrd
Assistant Softball Coach

Nancy Castillo
Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
B.A., Emory and Henry College
M.E., Lynchburg College

Mario Erazo
Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach
B. S., Ferrum College

Andy Flora
Assistant Volleyball Coach
B. S., Radford University
M. S., Radford University

Mark H. Frey
Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach
B. A., Western Maryland College

Robert H. Fuller, III ‘08
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach and Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Katherine Gray 
Assistant Athletic Trainer
B.S., Quinnipiac University
M. Ed., Salisbury University

David G. Harper ’89
Head Football Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Karen M. Harvey
Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach
B.S., Roanoke College
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

W. Bryan Harvey
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
B.S., Roanoke College

James V. Hickam
Assistant Football Coach
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S., Radford College

Darren J. Hodges, ‘02
Head Baseball Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Gary A. Holden
Assistant Director of Athletics and SID
B.A. and M.Ed., Plymouth State College

Gail M. Holley
Office Manager for Athletics

Ralph Isernia
Assistant Football Coach
B. A., Davidson College
M. S., Western Connecticut

Robert M. James, ‘82, ‘84
Assistant Football Coach
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College

Sandra D. Lagana
Head Women’s Soccer Coach
B.A., Bridgewater College
M.S., James Madison University

Matthew A. McGuire
Assistant Baseball Coach
B.S., College of William and Mary

Liesl Narrow
Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach
B. S., West Virginia Wesleyan College

Andrew C. Pauly
Head Men’s Soccer Coach
B. A., Warren Wilson College

Mary Joe Ritchie
Assistant Athletic Trainer
B. S., Bridgewater College

Lauren Rizzo
Assistant Softball Coach
B. S., Ferrum College

Adam Sear
Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach
B. S., University of Maryland

Peter H. Shaw
Assistant Football Coach
B.S., State University of New York College
M.E., Western Kentucky University

William S. Tharp
Head Men’s Basketball Coach
B.S., United States Military Academy,
West Point, N.Y.
M.Ed., University of Missouri, Columbia

Vickie A. Van Kleeck
Sr. Women’s Administrator and Head Women’s Softball Coach
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Christopher J. Wendling
Head Athletic Trainer
B.S., Grand Valley State University
M.S., University of North Florida

Zachary J. Wimmer
Assistant Athletic Trainer
B.S., Bridgewater College
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

 

Office of Enrollment Management

 

Douglas E. Clark
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Assistant to the President for Government Relations
B.A., Roanoke College
M.A., George Washington University
M.B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania

Denna S. Austin ‘90
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
A.A.S., Ferrum College
B.B.A., Averett College

Stephanie F. Bailey
Financial Aid Assistant
A.S., National College of Business and Technology

Jason Byrd ‘03
Associate Director of Admissions
B.A., Ferrum College
M.B.A., Radford University

Kathryn R. Carter ‘07
Admissions Counselor
B.S., Ferrum College

Renee H. Dillon
Coordinator of Prospect Development
B.S., Elon College

Jessica Haynes ’08
Admissions Counselor
B.S., Ferrum College

W. Heather Hollandsworth ’00
Director of Financial Aid
B.A., Ferrum College
M.A., Hollins University

Kristina E. Horton
Database Processing/Office Assistant
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Donna Metz
Admissions Secretary

Julianne M. Nix
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
B.A., University of Spartanburg 

Stephanie L. Perdue 11' 
Telecounseling Assistant
B.A., Ferrum College

Shannon E. Peters
Admissions Coordinator and Assistant to Director of Admissions
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

E. Edwina Prunty
Admissions Counselor
B.S., Knoxville College
M.Ed., University of Virginia

Gilda Q. Woods ’87, ’92
Dean of Admissions
A.A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College
M.A. Ed., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Office of Institutional Advancement

 

Kimberly P. Blair
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
B.A., Roanoke College

Rebecca B. Austin
Coordinator of Educational Outreach and Interpretation

John Carlin
Director of Public Relations
B. A., State University of New York Plattsburgh

Brooke Gill ‘05
Lead Development Researcher
B.A., Ferrum College
M.A., Hollins University

Bryan Hantman
Web Manager/Lead Designer
B. A., University of Maryland College Park

Tracy S. Holley ’96
Director of Alumni and Family Programs
B.A., Ferrum College

Brenda Martin
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

J. Roderick Moore
Director of Blue Ridge Institute
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.A., Cooperstown Graduate Programs

Sheila P. Nichols
Alumni Coordinator and Assistant to the Director of Plans and Principle Gifts

Kathleen O’Malley
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

L. Kathi Renick
Prospect Researcher and Data Specialist

Jenny Rorrer
Office Manager, Blue Ridge Institute

George W. Seals
Director of Planned Giving and Principal Gifts
B.B.A., Roanoke College
M.E.D., University of Virginia

Elizabeth M. Stewart
Director of Advancement Services and Ferrum Fund
B.A., Meredith College

J. Vaughan Webb, Jr.
Assistant Director of the Blue Ridge Institute
B.A., University of Virginia
M.A., Western Kentucky University