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The School of Professional & Continuing Studies implements its programs through its full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, instructors, staff and leaders. This page is organized by department and includes full-time and part-time staff along with full-time faculty. Adjunct faculty are listed elsewhere, and professional education instructors and Osher course leaders are included in our Think Again and Osher Institute course schedules and catalogs.

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Academic & Student Affairs (Degree Programs)
Name Title Phone
Academic & Student Affairs
Tom Shields Associate Dean 289-8524
Tammy Alexander Academic Advisor 289-1748
Kelli Bradford Admissions Coordinator 287-6572
Gretchen Flynn Morris Director, Strategic Management 289-1747
Joel Hanel Accreditation & Assessment Specialist 662-3087
Becca Shelton SPCS Career Advisor (through Career Services) 289-8547
Lois Willis Academic Advisor 297-1946
Administrative Support
Name Title Phone
Administrative Support
Kay R. Robertson Assistant to the Dean 287-6364
Theresa Keefe Customer Service Representative 289-8133
Administrative, Technical & Financial Services
Name Title Phone
Administrative, Technical & Financial Services
Tom Walsh Senior Director 287-1926
Danica J. Rios Manager 662-3104
Anna Kay Travis Operations Coordinator 287-6676
Center for Leadership in Education
Name Title Phone
Center for Leadership in Education
Dr. Kate Cassada Director 289-8754
Claudia J. Mills Coordinator 287-1899
Dr. Dana Jackson Coordinator, Next Generation Leadership Academy 289-8133
Deans of the School
Name Title Phone
Dr. Jamelle Wilson Dean 289-8135
Dr. David E. Kitchen
Associate Dean, Professional Education & Special Programs 289-8382
Dr. Tom Shields Associate Dean, Academic & Student Affairs 289-8524
Faculty Appointments
Name Title Phone
Faculty Appointments
Dr. Kate Cassada Associate Professor & Assistant Chair, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies; Director, Center for Leadership in Education 289-8754
Dr. Frank Eakin Professor of Religious Studies & Chair, Master of Liberal Arts 289-8326
Gretchen Flynn Morris HR Management Instructor & Director, Strategic Management for Academic & Student Affairs 289-1747
Dr. Ann Hodges Interim Chair, HR Management & Professor of Law Emerita 289-8909
Dr. Laura Kuti Assistant Professor & Assistant Chair, Teacher Education 287-6621
Dr. Lionel Mew Assistant Professor & Chair, Information Systems 289-8944
Dr. Jim Narduzzi University Professor & Dean Emeritus 364-0110
Dr. Erik Nielson Associate Professor & Assistant Chair, Liberal Arts 287-1245
Dr. Daniel M. Roberts, Jr. Professor & Chair, Liberal Arts 287-6037
Dr. Andrew Schoeneman Assistant Professor & Chair, Nonprofit Studies 289-8681
Dr. Tom Shields Associate Professor & Chair, Graduate Education; Associate Dean, Academic & Student Affairs 289-8524
Dr. Bob Spires Assistant Professor, Education 289-8431
Porcher L. Taylor, III Professor & Chair, Paralegal Studies 289-8404
Dr. R. Dionne Ward Assistant Professor & Director of Internships, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies 289-8754
Institute on Philanthropy
Name Title Phone
Institute on Philanthropy
Kathy Laing Manager 287-1290
Marketing & Engagement
Name Title Phone
Marketing & Engagement
James D. Campbell Senior Director 287-6633
Erica L. De Pompeo Student Recruitment Coordinator 287-1291
Daniel L. Hocutt Web Manager 287-6658
Vivian Marcoccio Graphics Coordinator 287-6835
Philip J. Melita Communications Coordinator 287-6897
Linda Turner Director, External Relations 287-6338
John Zinn Director, Enrollment Management & Strategic Partnerships 287-6378
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Name Title Phone
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Peggy Watson Director 287-6344
Barbara Apostle Program Assistant 289-8582
Amy Edwards Stewardship Assistant 287-1946
Nell Smith Coordinator 287-6608
Partners in the Arts
Name Title Phone
Partners in the Arts
Rob McAdams Director 955-4012
Stacy Hull Coordinator 955-4016
Professional Education
Name Title Phone
Professional Education
Bobby Faithful Specialist, Beer Brewer Professional Program 289-8133
Amy Kemp Coordinator, Professional Education 287-6331
Kathy Laing Manager, Institute on Philanthropy 287-1290
Mary Catherine Raymond Senior Manager, Professional Education & Youth 287-6302
Garrett Stern Senior Manager, Professional Education 289-8937
Program Chairs (Degree Programs)
Name Title Phone
Program Chairs (Degree programs)
Dr. Frank E. Eakin Jr. Chair, Master of Liberal Arts 289-8326
Dr. Ann Hodges Interim Chair, HR Management 289-8909
Dr. Lionel Mew Chair, Information Systems 289-8944
Dr. Daniel M. Roberts Jr., Chair, Liberal Arts 287-6037
Dr. Tom Shields Chair, Graduate Education 289-8524
Porcher L. Taylor III Chair, Paralegal Studies 289-8404
Program Coordinators & Assistants (Degree Programs)
Name Title Phone
Program Coordinators & Assistants (Degree programs)
Jada Banks Coordinator, Portfolio Preparation 289-8133
Miriam Blackmon Admissions Coordinator, Teacher Licensure Preparation (TLP)
Julia Burke Manager, TLP, Curriculum & Instruction & Teacher Professional Development 484-1584
Liza Carpenter Administrative Assistant, Education 289-8428
Susan “Happy” Herbert Coordinator, Online Writing Lab (OWL) 289-8133
Beth Ann Howard Manager, Credit Programs (HRM, ISYS, Liberal Arts, NPS & Paralegal) 287-1810
Claudia Mills Coordinator, ELPS & Center for Leadership in Education 287-1899
Summer Studies (Degree Programs)
Name Title Phone
Summer Degree Programs
Cheryl Genovese Manager 289-8134

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