Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Administrative Staff

(Current as of September 3, 2019)

Office of the President

David L. Johns
President of the College
Professor of Religion
B.A., Malone University
M.A., Earlham School of Religion
M.L.S., Kent State University
Ph.D., Duquesne University

Courtney L. Brown
Special Assistant to the President and Liaison to the Board of Trustees
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

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

Office of HumanResources

Christopher P. Chandler
Director of Human Resources
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Diane A. Bernard
Coordinator of Classification, Compensation, and Employment

Melissa R. Wright
Coordinator of Benefits and Training

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Aimé Sposato
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., University of Pittsburgh
M.M., Duquesne University
D.M.A., West Virginia University

Crystal Haley
Executive Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kevin P. Reilly
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Psychology
B.S., Bridgewater State College
M.A., Bridgewater State College
Ph.D., Lehigh University

Kathy Fletcher
Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Leslie A. Holden
Director of Career Services
B.S., University of Oregon
M.Ed., Plymouth State College
Eric Vanden Ekyel
Interim Director of General Education
B.A., Southern Methodist University
M.Div., Emory University
M.A., Marquette University
Ph.D., Marquette University
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


School of Arts and Sciences

Jason D. Powell
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Chemistry and Physics
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cassandra Doss Pagans
Administrative Assistant to the Dean, School of Arts, Sciences, and Business
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Sarah Isley ‘15
Titmus Farm Manager
B.S., Ferrum College

Carol C. Love
Laboratory Supervisor
B.S., University of Connecticut

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

School of Health Professions and Social Sciences

Angie L. Dahl
Dean, School of Health Professions and Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Concordia College
M.A., Luther Seminary
M.S., Utah State University
Ed.S., Utah State University
Ph.D., Utah State University

Elizabeth “Betsy” W. Smith
Director of Academic Progress and Evaluation Nursing
B.A., University of Virginia
J.D., University of Virginia

School of Graduate and Online Education Studies

Sandra Via, Director
Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., Ferrum College
M.A., Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University

Jennifer Whitlow
Program Assistant
B.S., Longwood University


Office of the Registrar

Kimberly J. Najduch
B.A. Juniata College
M.S.Ed. Purdue University

Ronda Bryant
Associate Registrar
B.A. Wake Forest University
M.A.Ed Wake Forest University
Ph.D. University of Virginia


Carter Center for Academic Success

David Wiggins
Dean of Student Success
B.A., Emory and Henry College
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Donna Winge
Office Manager
A.A.S., Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
B.A., James Madison University

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

Thomas W. Steele
Director of Academic and Athletic Initiatives
B.S., Presbyterian College
M.H.R.D., Clemson University

Michelle Carter
Coordinator of First-Year Experience
B.S., Liberty University
M.A., Liberty University

Tyler H. Brubaker, ‘13
Academic Support Counselor
B.S., Ferrum College
M.E., Averett University

Stanley Library

Eric Rector
Director of Stanley Library
B.A., Missouri State University
MLIS, University of Iowa

Sierra Alley
Information Literacy and Emerging Technologies Librarian
B.A., William Peace University
M.S.L.S., North Carolina Central University

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

Rachel Walton
Technical Services Library Assistant
B.S., Ferrum College ‘15

Office of Administration and Finance

Barbara Hatcher
Vice President for Business and Finance
B.S., Fairmont State College

Aaron Creasy
Manager of Capital Projects
B.A., St. Leo College

Business Office

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

Deborah Adkins
Payroll Accountant and Cashier
B.A., Averett University

Lola J. Cannaday
Accounting Specialist
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Lori Feazell
Student Accounts Associate

Diane H. Hodges
Accounts Payable and Purchasing Coordinator

Jessica Luther, ‘06
Director of Budgets
B.S., Ferrum College
M.B.A., Texas A&M University-Commerce

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

Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Assessment

Lynise Green
Director of Planning, Strategy and Effectiveness
Employee Wellness Program Coordinator
B.S., Prairie View A&M University
N.D., Trinity  College of Natural Health

Ursa Johnson
Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
B.S., Georgia Southern University
M.S., Capella University

Information Technology

Shawn P. Shirley
Director of Information Technology
M.S. Western Governors University

Eugene R. Hacker, III, ‘05
Director of Networking Services
B.S., Ferrum College

Margaret Drakeford
Senior Administrative Computing Specialist

Donna Jefferson
Help Desk Manager, Network Support Specialist and Academic Support
B.A., National Business College

Bradley Reed
Network Systems Specialist
A.A., Patrick Henry Community College
B.S., Liberty University

Vernese Smith
Staff Training and Technical Support Specialist

Campus Safety/Police Department

James F. “Jim” Owens
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety
Roanoke City Police Academy
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy
John Acord
Police Officer
Piedmont Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy

Dean Boitnott
Police Officer
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy

Joseph D. “Joe” Kelley
Police Sergeant
Piedmont Criminal Justice Academy
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy

E. Howard Painter
Police Officer
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy

Stephen “Steve” G. Pegram
Police Officer
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy

Timothy “Tim” G. Tatum
Police Officer
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy

Richard “Rik” Vaughn
Police Sergeant
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy

Physical Plant

Brad Bishop
Director of Physical Plant
A.S., Patrick Henry Community College
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Destiney Morris ‘16
Office Manager, Physical Plant
B.S., Ferrum College

C. Ruben Altice
Manager of Housekeeping Services

Kathy Creech
Mail Service Supervisor

Jim King
Manager of Grounds enhancement Manager
B.A., Penn State University

Conferences and Events

Michael Vaughan
Manager of Conferences and Events
B.A., Northland International University
M.B.A., Radford University

Ryan Sidhu
Assistant Manager of Conferences and Events
B.S., The University of Tennessee

Office of Enrollment Services and Admissions

Eric Grundman
Senior Enrollment Officer
B.S. Empire State College ‘92

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

Bernice Setliff
Admissions Office Assistant

Tiffany Coleman ‘10
Assistant Director of Admissions
B.A., Ferrum College
M.A., Charleston Southern University

Joyce Creel
Data Processing Specialist
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Shawnta’ Dandridge
Senior Admissions Counselor
B.S., Radford University

Sam Martin ‘19
Admissions Counselor and Athletic Liaison
B.S., Ferrum College

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

Gabrielle Gravely
Admissions Communications Coordinator
M.A., Columbia University

Financial Aid

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

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

Gregory Frith
Financial Aid Counselor
B.S., Liberty University 

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


Office of Student Life & Campus Engagement

Nicole Lenez
Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator
B.A., Roanoke College
M.A., Clemson University

Vanessa M. Stone
Coordinator of Student Administrative Services
M.A., Liberty University
B.S., Liberty University
Aaron R. Conover ‘93
Director of Ferrum Outdoors
B.S., Ferrum College
M.S., University of Illinoise

Lisa Stuart
Office Manager, Campus Engagement

Jessica Stallard, LCSW (Carillion EAP)
M.S., Radford University

Justin L. Muse, ‘05
Director of Student Activities
B.S., Ferrum College
M.A., Liberty University

Alli Colls Summers ‘15
Coordinator, Residential Education
B.A., Ferrum College
M.A., Regent University
Leya Deickman ‘19
Coordinator of Residential Life & Educational Programming
B.A., Ferrum College
M.Ed., Liberty University


Office of Institutional Advancement

Wilson Paine ‘07
Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Relations
B.S., Ferrum College
M.T.S., Harvard University

Brenda Martin
Executive Administrative Assistant
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Crystal Gibson ‘07
Director of Annual Giving
B.S., Roanoke College
M.A., Hollins University

Barton Smith
Director of Development
B.A., University of Tennessee

Jamie Peters Campbell, ‘06
Associate Director of External Relations
B.A., Ferrum College

Stephanie Bailey 
IA Data Manager and Gift Recorder
A.S., America National University

L. Kathi Renick
IA Database Manager and Gift Recorder

Laurie Adams 
Grants and Prospect Research Coordinator
B.S., Ferrum College

Marketing and Communications

Kristin C. Waters
Director for Marketing and Communications
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Diana Yates ‘11
Interactive Media and Design Manager
B.S. Ferrum College

Alumni Affairs

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

Blue Ridge Institute

Bethany Worley
Director of Blue Ridge Institute
B.A., Emory and Henry College
M.S., University of Memphis

Rebecca B. Austin
Coordinator of Educational Outreach and

Athletics Department

John Sutyak
Director of Athletics
B.A., Wheaton College (Mass)
M.Ed., Springfield College

Gary A. Holden
Assistant Athletics Director and Sports Information Director
B.A., Plymouth State College
M.Ed., Plymouth State College

Gail M. Holley
Manager of Athletics Administrative Operations

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

T. J. Agee ‘98
Head Cheerleading Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Ben Austin
Assistant Baseball Coach
B.A., Wofford College
M.A., East Tennessee State University

Carrie A. Austin
Senior Women’s Administrator and Head Field Hockey Coach
B.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Michael Baggetta
Men’s Head Lacrosse Coach
B.S., Salisbury University

Rodney “Rod” Baker
Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach
Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
B.S., College of William and Mary

Margaret Parcell Bisnett
Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Ryan C. Brittle
Head Baseball Coach
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.Ed., East Central University

Taylor Chitwood ‘20
Assistant Sports Information Director and Coordinator of Campus Livestream Events
B.S., Ferrum College

Jennifer Clune
Assistant Athletic Trainer
B.S., Washington College
B.A., Bridgewater College

Margaret Cornwell ‘02
Head Equestrian Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Erick Cox ‘13
Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Lauren Cox
Assistant Athletics Trainer
B.S., Radford University
D.A.T., Indiana State University

Robert “Seth” Crawford
Head Athletics Trainer
B.S., James Madison University
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Gerald D. Culler
Head Women’s Softball Coach
B.S., High Point University

Marshall Doss
Assistant Football Coach
B.A., Sports Mgmt., Emory and Henry
B.A., Business Mgmt., Emory and Henry

Ruthanne Duffy
Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
B.A., University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Olivia Earls
Assistant Volleyball Coach
B.S., Roanoke College
M.S., University of Charleston 

Rahsaan Ellis
Assistant Football Coach
B.A., Salisbury University
M.Ed., Salisbury University 

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

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

Rob Heffron
Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach
B.S., Wagner College

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

Nathan Jones
Assistant Athletics Trainer
B.S., University of Virginia Curry School of Education
M.S., University of Virginia Curry School of Education

Caitlin Keroack
Associate Head Athletics Trainer
B.S., Longwood University
M.S., Illinois State University

Jennifer Leahy
Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach
B.S., Berry College
M.S., University of Tampa

Wesley Lewis
Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach
B.S., James Madison University

Kelsey Long
Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
B.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.A., Queens University of Charlotte

Scott McConnell
Assistant Football Coach
B.A., Emory & Henry College

Jaquis McCray
Assistant Football Coach
B.S., Salisbury University
M.Ed., Salisbury University

Logan Meister ‘17
Assistant Men’s Wrestling Coach
B.A., Ferrum College
M.S., McDaniel College

Breonnah Neal
Head Women’s Wrestling Coach
B.A., King University

Haley Overstreet ‘17
Associate Field Hockey Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Ryan Riggs
Associate Head Men’s Wrestling Coach
B.A., Cleveland State University
M.A., Heidelberg University

Erin Saleeby
Head Women’s Soccer Coach
B.S., Queens University of Charlotte
M.S., Walden University

Matthew “Tyler” Sanborn
Men’s Head Basketball Coach
B.A., Guilford College

John David “J. D.” Shaw
Assistant Football Coach
B.S., West Virginia University
M.S., West Virginia University

Lucas “Luke” Summers
Assistant Football Coach
B.A., University of Mount Union

Felix Vu
Interim Head Men’s Soccer Coach
B.S., Alderson Broaddus University

Margrit White
Assistant Coach Women’s Softball
B.A., University of North Carolina-Wilmington
M.E., Boston University

Mark White ‘96
Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach
B.S., Ferrum College
M.S., Ohio University