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Position: Assistant Professor of Art (Art History & Art Appreciation)
Campus Phone: 865-471-3333
Campus Box: 71911
Personal Website: http://chadwesleyairhart.com/
Dr. Chad Airhart is the latest addition to Carson-Newman's Art Department faculty. He teaches upper and lower level courses in Art History, as well as Art Appreciation. A native Texan, Chad received his Ph.D. in Aesthetic Studies (Art History emphasis) from the University of Texas at Dallas. His scholarly research centers on the connection of historical context, theoretical strategies, and aesthetic intent for American and European artists before and between the World Wars. Chad is also an active artist, emphasizing the expressive qualities of color, surface texture, and lively gesture. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and is represented by The Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden in Dallas, Texas.
Position: Orientation Leader
Position: Orientation Leader
Category: Admissions Staff
Position: Admissions Representative
Campus Phone: 865-471-3493
Campus Box: 72025
Favorite TV Show: Sons of Anarchy … or Friends. Polar opposites, but I love them both!
Favorite Food: Homemade macaroni and cheese!
Interesting Fact or Talent: I love to bake all things, but I have a special fascination with baking cupcakes, especially ones with interesting flavors.
Celebrity Lookalike: Admissions Staff says Minnie Driver, and she is really pretty, so I’ll take it!
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Disneyland – tea with the
Territory Assignment: Eastern TN counties, NC, VA
Cashier and Student Accounts
Category: Treasurer's Office
Position: Cashier and Student Accounts
Campus Phone: 865-471-3209 or 865-471-3206
This person accepts payments and inquiries on student accounts
Category: Education, Undergraduate
Position: Admissions and Services Advisor
Campus Phone: 865-471-3444
Campus Box: 72013
Mrs. Laura Andon advises students throughout the Teacher Education Program and certifies graduate and undergraduate students for teacher licensure. She also prepares reports and maintains policy and program standards. She has more than twenty-five years of combined administrative experience in private K-12 and higher education.
Laura and her husband, Tom, have two children who are graduates of Carson-Newman.
“I enjoy the opportunity to assist students as they progress toward their goal to teach.”
Campus Phone: 475-5611
Category: C-N VISTA Fellows
Position: AmeriCorps VISTA: Director of Resource Development
Alex was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. She has a tremendous love for the great outdoors and all things Pacific Northwest. Alex grew up fishing on the Columbia River, playing on the beaches of the Budd Inlet, and appreciating all that the natural world has to offer. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Public Service and Public Policy from Arizona State University in December 2013. After three short years in Tempe she made the trek to Jefferson County, Tennessee. Alex is currently the Director of Resource Development at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley.
Category: Honors Program
Position: Professor of Philosophy
Campus Phone: 865-471-3273
Dr. Brian Austin, Associate Professor and Director of the Philosophy program earned his B.A. in Philosophy, Spanish, and Religion from Samford University (1982), his Master of Divinity (1985) and Ph. D. (1989) degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has published articles and books in the philosophy of religion, specializing in the intersections of science and religion. He teaches courses in critical thinking, logic, history of philosophy, philosophy of religion, Christian ethics, and non-Western religious thought. Dr. Austin is also the director of the Carson-Newman College Honors Program, for which he teaches the course “Humanity and the Cosmos.” He has just completed a paper responding to the “new atheism” in which he argues that the natural sciences are unable to provide a grounding for human values.