Personnel

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President's Advisory Council

John P. Marsden President of the University B.Arch., Carnegie Mellon University; M.Arch., University of Arizona; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Michigan
Carrie J. Christensen Vice President of Academic Affairs (Interim) B.S., Centre College; M.S., Tennessee Technological University; Ph.D., University of Louisville
Leah Barth Rice Vice President of Finance and Administration B.A., University of Kentucky; B.S., Midway University
J. Timothy Culver Vice President of Advancement B.A., Western Kentucky University
Ellen D. Gregory Vice President of Marketing and Communications B.A. and M.P.A., University of Kentucky
William "Rusty" Kennedy Vice President of Admissions and Athletics B.S., Oklahoma Wesleyan University; M.S., Southern Nazarene University
Joseph Ryan Dean of Students

B. A., General Studies, Eastern Kentucky University; M. A., Human Services, Eastern Kentucky University, 2012

Ph.D., Higher Education Leadership, Bellarmine University (In Progress)

Salah Shakir Dean of Online Admissions and University Technologies B.A. and B.S., Southern Illinois University, M.Ed., Western Governors University, D.B.A., North Central University

Academic Affairs

Carrie J. Christensen

Vice President of Academic Affairs (Interim) B.S. Centre College; M.S. Tennessee Technological University; Ph.D. University of Louisville
Christina M. Hayden Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs B.S. and M.B.A., Midway University
Carrie J. Christensen (Interim) Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Mark A. Gill Dean, School of Business, Equine and Sport Management B.S., Randolph-Macon College; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D., Arizona State University
Diane O. Chlebowy Dean, School of Health Sciences B.S., Nursing, The Ohio State University; M.A., Adult Education, The Ohio State University; M.S., Nursing Administration, The Ohio State University; Ph.D., Nursing, Minor Developmental Psychology, The Ohio State University
Susie Powers Registrar B.S. University of Pennsylvania Lock Haven; M.A. Regent University
Ellen Bloomfield Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

B.A., Mathematics and Secondary Education, Transylvania University; M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Eastern Kentucky University; Ph.D., Instructional Systems Designs, University of Kentucky

Michael Garner Director, Little Memorial Library B.A. University of Central Florida; MLIS, Florida State University
Mackenzie Hanes Director, Student Success

B.A., Psychology with a Concentration in Social Sciences; M.Ed., College and Student Personnel with a Concentration in School Counseling, University of Louisville

Jeff Summers Director, Institutional Research B.S. Georgetown College

Faculty of the University

Terry Adams Instructor, Health Care Administration A.S. and A.A., Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College; B.S. and M.B.A., Midway University; Ph.D., Liberty University
Matthew Antonik Associate Professor, Physics B.A., State University of New York at Albany; Ph.D., Univerity of Maine, Orono
Nancy Barnum Associate Professor, Nursing B.S.N., Michigan State University; M.S.N., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Robert Barrett Assistant Professor, Business B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., Rutgers University; A.B.D., University of Iowa*
Roxanne Bow Instructor, Mathematics B.A. and M.A., Eastern Kentucky University; B.S., University of Louisiana Lafayette
Rebecca Briley Assistant Professor, English B.A., Berea College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Dianne Carmody Associate Professor, Criminal Justice B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
Diane Orr Chlebowy Dean, Health Sciences, Professor of Nursing B.S., Nursing, The Ohio State University; M.A., Adult Education, The Ohio State University; M.S., Nursing Administration, The Ohio State University; Ph.D., Nursing, Minor Developmental Psychology, The Ohio State University
Laura Columbia Assistant Professor, Nursing B.S.N, University of Kentucky; M.S.N., University of Kentucky; D.N.P, Frontier Nursing University
Jason Custer Assistant Professor, English B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.A., Florida State University; Ph.D., Florida State University 
Gina DeArth-Pendley Associate Professor, Psychology B.A., Indiana University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
John Delfino Associate Professor, Biology B.A., University of North Carolina; M.S., West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky
N. Faye Deters Professor, Teacher Education

B.A., Alice Lloyd College; M.A., Morehead State University; Ed.D., University of Kentucky

Alex Gang Assistant Professor, Sport Management

B.A. Political Science, Oklahoma City University; M.P.A. Public Affairs, Indiana University; Ph.D. Sport Management, Indiana University

Mark A. Gill Dean, School of Business, Equine and Sport Management B.S., Randolph-Macon College; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D., Arizona State University
Jebediah Gorham Associate Professor, Sport Management B.A., Skidmore College; M.A., University of Maryland, College Park; Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
Paul Hamilton Visiting Professor, Economics B.S., University of Kentucky; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., Indiana University
Thomas Highley Assistant Professor, Education B.F.A, Eastern Kentucky University; M.Ed., University of Cincinnati
J. Andrew Hitron Assistant Professor, Chemistry

B.A. Chemistry, University of Kentucky; B.S. Biology, University of Kentucky; Ph.D. Toxicology and Cancer Biology, University of Kentucky

Janice Holland Professor, Equine Studies B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S. and Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Stephanie Keeley Instructor, Equine Studies B.A., Asbury University; M.B.A., Midway University
Kat King Assistant Professor, Biology B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. University of Louisville
Nicole Kowalski Assistant Professor, Marketing Communications B.B.A., University of Michigan; M.B.A., Eastern Kentucky University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Susan G. Lasky Assistant Professor, Education B.A. and M.A., University of California; Ph.D., University of Toronto
Carlos Linares Assistant Professor, Business Administration B.S., Catholic Saint Mary University – Peru; M.B.A., Institute for Executive Development; M.B.A. and Ph.D., Sullivan University
Keely Lowe Assistant Professor, Nursing A.S., and B.S., Eastern Kentucky University; M.S., University of Phoenix; D.N.P., Northern Kentucky University
Lorra McCarty Instructor, Nursing Skills Lab

LPN Certification, Fayette Plateau Vocational Center; A.S., Nursing, Bluefield State College; M.S., Nursing Education, Western Governors University

Edie McClellan Associate Professor, Psychology B.A., University of Kentucky; M.A. and Ph.D., West Virginia University
Jennifer Moore Assistant Professor, Equine Studies

B.S., Equine Studies, Mathematics, Emory & Henry College; Ph.D., Animal Science, North Carolina State University

Cynthia Ryder Assistant Professor, Biology B.S., Furman University; Ph.D., Wake Forest University
Michelle Sency Instructor/Coordinator Clinical Skills Lab A.D.N., Kentucky State University; B.S.N., Eastern Kentucky University; M.S.N., Midway University
Tonya Stephens Instructor, Nursing A.D., Eastern State University; A.D.N., Lexington Community College; B.S.N., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.S.N., Grand Canyon University
Jianning Su Assistant Professor, Mathematics B.S., Beihang University; M.S., Mississippi College; Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University
Teresa Vincent Assistant Professor, Nursing

A.A.S., Applied Science, Madisonville Community College; B.S., Vocational Technical Education & A.S., Vocational Technical Education, Murray State University; M.S.N, Nursing, University of Phoenix; Ph.D., Practice in Leadership, Bellarmine University

Brian Weldon Assistant Professor, Accounting  B.A., University of Michigan; M.B.A., University of Kentucky; CPA
Last updated: 08/26/2021