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  • Philip Bailey

    Category: Business, Undergraduate

    Position: Assistant Professor of Business

    Campus Phone: 865-471-7174

    Campus Box: 71887

    Email: pbailey@cn.edu

  • Lesa Baker , M.A.

    Category: Education, Undergraduate

    Position: Director of Field Experiences

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3313

    Campus Box: 72013

    Email: lbaker@cn.edu

    B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    M.A., Carson-Newman College

  • Mary Baldridge

    Category: World Languages

    Position: Chair of Philosophy, Linguistics, and World Languages; Associate Professor of Spanish

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3473

    Campus Box: 72039

    Personal Website: http://cn.academia.edu/MaryBaldridge/

    Dr. Mary Baldridge, Chair of Foreign Languages, Associate Professor of Spanish, teaches Spanish language, literature and culture courses. She received her BA in Spanish from Berea College, her MS in Communications from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and her MA and PhD in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a specialization in Medieval Women’s Literature. Her current research interests include medieval women and religion. She is presently working on a book about four medieval Spanish women and conventual religious literature.

  • Glenda R. Bales

    Category: Physical Plant - Maintenance

    Position: Administrative Assistant for Physical Plant/Maintenance

    Campus Phone: 865 471-3352

    Campus Box: 71980

    Email: gbales@cn.edu


    Glenda Bales - Glenda came to Carson-Newman March 10, 2008. Glenda is married to Jeff Bales and has one daughter: Destiny Bales.

    Glenda's address is: 223 Americana Lane, Jefferson City, TN 37760.

    Phone Number: 865 475-1004.

  • Shelley Ball

    Category: Student Affairs

    Position: Dean of Students

    Campus Phone: (865) 471-3238

    Email: sball@cn.edu

    M.S., Higher Education Administration and Policy Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    M.Div, Baylor University
    B.A., Religion, Carson-Newman College

  • Wayne Ballard

    Category: Religion, Undergraduate

    Position: Associate Professor of Religion

    Campus Phone: (865) 471 - 3544

    Campus Box: 71922

    Email: wballard@cn.edu

    B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University (1985)

    M.Div., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (1990)

    Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1995)

    Ph.D., University of Tennessee (2011)

    Dr. Ballard joined the faculty at Carson-Newman in 2002, and he has taught in several places including Campbell University. Dr. Ballard teaches Old Testament, Hebrew, and Leadership. He has also served as a pastor for numerous years in Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, California, and Oklahoma. His wife Kim works in the Knox County schools. They have three children: Brack (a CN student), Zachary (high school senior) and Jake (d.5/07/00). Dr. Ballard’s primary hobbies include golf and supporting his sons in their sports and other activities.

  • Brian K. Ballinger

    Category: Maintenance

    Position: Maintenance - Air Condition & Heat

    Campus Phone: 865 471-3521

    Campus Box: 71980

  • David Barger

    Category: Athletics

    Position: Athletics Director Emeritus

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3367

    Email: dbarger@cn.edu

    Retirement Announcement          

  • Sheridan Barker

    Category: Communication

    Position: Professor of Communication

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3267

    Campus Box: 71961

    Ed.D., M.S. University of Tennessee, Knoxville;

    B.A. Carson-Newman College

    Sheridan Barker has been teaching at Carson-Newman since 1980. His primary teaching area is Advertising/Public Relations and also teaches speech communication. He was named C-N’s Adviser of the Year in 1987. He has worked with student media, and is co-founder of the Association of Christian Collegiate Media, which he serves as Special Events and Projects Coordinator. He is a frequent presenter at student media conferences, has co-authored a book, and has recently adapted an Appalachian novel into a stage play. His current focus is service learning related to non-profit organizations.

  • Victoria Barker , Ph.D.

    Category: English

    Position: Professor of English

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3580

    Campus Box: 71951

    B.A., Carson-Newman College; M.A., University of Tennessee;

    Ph.D., University of Tennessee

    Specialities: American Modernsim, American Puritanism, British Romanticism, and Rhetoric & Composition

  • Thomas Bass

    Category: Mathematics & Physics

    Position: Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics Program Coordinator

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3263

    Campus Box: 72037

    Email: tbass@cn.edu

    Office: DSC 113F

    Dr. Bass joined the C-N math faculty in 1995. He holds the Ph.D. in mathematics from Vanderbilt University, and obtained his undergraduate degree from Mercer University with majors in both Christianity and mathematics. Dr. Bass currently serves as the Mathematics Program Director and was previously the faculty advisor for Appalachian, the C-N annual. Dr. Bass is active in Jefferson City's First Baptist Church where he serves as a Sunday School teacher, and in the community where he serves as treasurer of the Jefferson City Swim Club.

  • Robert Bates

    Category: Army R.O.T.C.

    Position: Human Resource Technician

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3374

  • Hester Beecher

    Category: Business, Undergraduate

    Position: Associate Professor of Marketing

    Campus Phone: (865) 471-2048

    Campus Box: 71887

    Email: hbeecher@cn.edu

    Dr. Beecher received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Master of Science in Retail and Consumer Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Human Ecology, all from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She began her Carson-Newman University career in fall 2004.

    Before starting at Carson-Newman University, Dr. Beecher worked in the retail industry at Proffitt’s corporate office as well as in the commercial real estate field at Wood Properties, Inc. She previously taught courses at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and Tennessee Wesleyan College. She is a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. In her free time, she teaches aerobics and volunteers at several non-profit organizations in the Knoxville area.

  • Susan Bell

    Category: English Language Institute

    Position: Instructor

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3543

    Campus Box: 71953

    Email: sbell@cn.edu

    Ms. Susan Bell joined the ELI faculty in August 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Sull Ross State University, Alpine, TX, and a Master of Arts in Teaching: English as a Second Language from Carson-Newman University. She has broad experience serving internationals through teaching overseas in Chile, Mexico, Macedonia, Italy, and Japan. She has additional experience teaching immigrants in church-based ministries in east Tennessee.

    Ms. Bell is currently teaching Level 2 Reading & Writing and Level 2 Grammar.

  • Steve Benne

    Category: Music

    Position: Adjunct Instructor of Music - String Bass

    Campus Phone: 865.471.3328

    Campus Box: 72048

    Mr. Steve Benne is currently principal double bassist with the Knoxville Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. Before coming to Knoxville, he performed across the United States and Europe as the principal double bassist for the New American Chamber Orchestra (NACO), based first in Detroit and then in Granada, Spain. With NACO, Mr. Benne performed at many major European music festivals, including the Grec Festival (Barcelona), the Korsholm Music Festival (Vassa, Finland), the Priory of Chirens Chamber Music Festival (near Voiron, France), and the Uppsala Festival (Uppsala, Sweden), as well as performing at the Philharmonic Hall in Berlin and Salle Pleyel in Paris. In the U.S., Mr. Benne has performed with the Florida International Festival, the L.A. Philharmonic Institute, the Aspen Music Festival, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and the Spoleto Festival (Charleston, SC). As a recitalist, he has played in Granada, Spain, Asheville, NC, and Knoxville, TN. 

    Mr. Benne has studied with such noted teachers as Lawrence Hurst, Stuart Sankey, Murray Grodner, Eldon Obrecht, and Audrey Bush. He plays a Cremonese bass made in 1683 by Aegidius Barzellini and is the founder of the Knoxville Chamber Music Festival and Bass Workshop. In addition to his love to mountain bike and play tennis, he has discovered yoga since coming to Knoxville. He likes working on his old Volvo, and enjoys construction having remodeled and added a second story to the 1921 bungalow he and his wife share.

  • Chuck Benson

    Category: Athletics

    Position: Head Coach - Men's Basketball

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3371

    Email: cbenson@cn.edu

  • Marilee Betz

    Category: Residence Life

    Position: Residence Life Coordinator for Burnett Hall

    Campus Phone: 865-471-2017

    Email: mbetz@cn.edu

    Marilee Betz is currently serving in her third year as the Residence Life Coordinator for Burnett Hall. Marilee is a graduate of Carson-Newman, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary and Middle Grades Education. She is originally from Lawrenceburg, TN, and enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, running half marathons, and baking.

  • Kyle Biery

    Category: Communication

    Position: Associate Professor of Theatre

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3293

    Campus Box: 71999

    B.Arch. University of Tennessee – Knoxville

    M.F.A University of North Carolina – Greensboro

    Kyle Biery has been on faculty with Carson-Newman since 2008 and serves as the theatre program coordinator. While his primary work as a professional artist lies in set and lighting design, his focus as an artist is to be fully engaged in the collaborative process so as to seamlessly integrate all the elements of a production. Directing credits include The Crucible, Big River, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Godspell, My Fair Lady, The Grapes of Wrath, No Exit, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Miracle Worker. Kyle has also worked as a designer and technical director for productions with the Greensboro Children’s Theatre, The Community Theatre of Greensboro, UNCG Summer Repertory Company, Actor’s COOP, Struther’s Library Theatre, and Encore Theatrical Company, of which he is a founding company member.

  • Pat Bivens

    Category: Performance (instrumental, piano, voice)

    Position: Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Bands

    Campus Phone: 865.471.3496

    Email: pbivens@cn.edu

  • William Blevins , Ph.D., LMFT, LPC

    Category: Graduate Studies in Counseling

    Position: Professor of Counseling, Emeritus

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3274

    Campus Box: 71900

  • Becky Boatright

    Category: Human Resources

    Position: Human Resources Coordinator

    Campus Phone: 471-3212

    Campus Box: 71983

    Email: bboatright@cn.edu

  • Caitlin Bolden

    Category: Music

    Position: Adjunct Professor of Music - Voice

    Email: cbolden@cn.edu

    Caitlin Bolden earned her Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Tennessee, where she was a member of the Knoxville Opera Studio and performed several roles with the University of Tennessee Opera Theatre, including title role in The Medium, La zia Principessa in Suor Angelica, and Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro. Caitlin was the alto soloist in the University of Tennessee Symphony’s performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Tennessee Theater in Knoxville. A native of Akron, Ohio, Caitlin received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Ohio State University, where she sang Mrs. Herring in Albert Herring, and performed in several operatic scene programs. Caitlin studied opera at the Brevard Music Center, where she performed in productions of the Merry Widow, Falstaff, and in the world premiere of Speed Dating Tonight!. She also studied art song at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria in 2010. Caitlin is a member of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and of Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society.

  • Kimberly Bolton

    Category: Nursing, Graduate

    Position: Graduate Program Director, Graduate Studies in Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4056

    Campus Box: 71883

    Email: kbolton@cn.edu

    BSN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    MSN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Dr. Bolton began teaching in the graduate nursing program in 1997. She teaches course in both the family nurse practitioner and the nurse educator track. She has been a women’s healthcare nurse practitioner since 1991 and is certified by the National Credentialing Center as a women’s health nurse practitioner. She currently practices in collaboration with an OB/GYN physician in Knoxville once a week. Her research interests include women’s health and domestic violence.

    Dr. Bolton lives in Knoxville with her husband and her son. She enjoys working in her garden, relaxing outdoors, and spending time with family.

  • Grace Boone

    Category: Community Connections

    Position: Organizations and Teams Liaison

    Email: geboone@cn.edu

    The Organizations and Teams Liaison is responsible for managing relationships with other organizations, departments, and team on campus. The Organizations and Teams Liaison is primarily responsible for servings as a member of the Bonner Center Leadership Team, reaching out to organizations and teams to both create partnerships and service opportunities for other C-N students, and acting as the leader on general Community Connections marketing plans targeted toward organizations, departments, and teams.

  • Mark Borchert

    Category: Communication

    Position: Department Chair, Associate Professor of Communication & Director of Film Studies

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3294

    Campus Box: 71889

    Ph.D. University of Colorado

    M.A. University of Texas

    M.A.in Christian Education, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

    B.A., Carson-Newman College

    Mark Borchert worked in the communication industry as a writer, researcher, and producer before earning his doctorate in Communication. He now teaches students writing, research, and production, while overseeing Carson-Newman's growing film program. Mark enjoys helping students practice the ancient art of storytelling using the latest in media technology. Mark has published research on media and religion, filmmaking, and the changes brought about by new communication technologies. His current research examines the ways churches and other religious organizations structure identity through their communication efforts. He is developing the Communicating Church Conference, a communication resource for pastor and other church leaders

  • Karla Bowers

    Category: Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Position: Instructor of Chemistry

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3552

    Campus Box: 72037

    BS, Chemistry, Appalachian State University, 1990

    MS, Organic Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1993

    Other experience: Research Assistant, Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN

    Joined Carson-Newman in 1994

    I teach Introductory Chemistry for nursing and dietetics, General Chemistry labs, and Senior Seminar in Chemistry. Also, I administer the chemical safety and waste programs for the College.

    I have been at Carson-Newman for 17 years and consider the College community an extension of my home and family.   I like to enjoy some of the natural surroundings of the region through geocaching and I attend a local church in Sevierville.   I appreciated the privilege of having my son enrolled in the preschool (Child Development Lab) here at Carson-Newman in the 2001-2002 school year.

  • Christy Bowlin

    Category: Athletics

    Position: Head Cheerleading & Dance Coach

    Campus Phone: 471-4754

    Email: cbowlin@cn.edu

  • Patsy Boyce , Ph.D.

    Category: Biology

    Position: Professor of Biology

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3420

    Campus Box: 72037

    Email: pboyce@cn.edu

    Office: DSC 101B
    BA - Biology, Berea College
    MS - Zoology, University of Tennessee
    PhD - Reproductive Physiology, University of Tennessee

  • Susan L. Brantley , MS, RDN, CNSC, LDN

    Category: Family and Consumer Sciences

    Position: Adjunct Faculty

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3295

    Campus Box: 71881

    Susan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics and her Masters Degree in Nutrition Science at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She is a registered dietitian of the American Dietetic Association and is licensed in the state of Tennessee. She is certified in nutrition support practice by the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification and the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

    She began her practice as a generalist dietitian at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and later specialized in oncology and transplant nutrition. In 1987, she began working exclusively in nutrition support practice concentrating in intensive care using enteral and parenteral nutrition support. She is now the Metabolic Support Services team coordinator. She is involved extensively with the education of surgical and medicine residents and dietetic students and in 2004 received the Award for Excellence in Instruction and Teaching by the Department of Surgery.

    She also holds an adjunct faculty position at Carson-Newman University in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department teaching Medical Nutrition Therapy to dietetics students. She is also adjunct faculty at South College-Knoxville Campus, teaching Medical Nutrition to Physician Assistant students.

    Susan received the 2006-7 Academy Foundation Award of Excellence in Clinical Dietetics after nomination by her peers in the Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DNS) Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has been a member of this group since 1979. She has served her local and state dietetic associations as President and President-elect as well as in other capacities, both appointed and elected. She currently serves an appointed position on the state licensure board for dietitians/nutritionists. She has been elected DNS secretary and DNS chair. She also recently received the 2009 Award for Distinguished Service from the Dietitians in Nutrition Support Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the 2009 Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition in Denver. She recently received the 2014 Distinguished Practice Award from the Dietitians in Nutrition Support Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics presented at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta.

    Susan has served the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition as the chair of the Nutrition Practice Poster Selection Committee from 2005-2008. She was also a member of the ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Recommendations Task Force and a contributing author of the 2009 Enteral Nutrition Practice Recommendations published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Susan was selected to receive the ASPEN 2009 Distinguished Nutrition Support Dietitian Award: Advance Clinical Practice, presented at the 2009 CNW in New Orleans.

    Susan has served in an appointed three-year term for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on the Professional Development Committee. She also is serving as co-chair of the Standards of Professional Performance/Standards of Practice Committee for Nutrition Support Dietitians, a revision committee for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). The Revised 2014 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Nutrition Support which were recently published in both the ASPEN Nutrition in Clinical Practice and the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Susan is currently serving on the Malnutrition Committee to investigate the validity of measures for malnutrition. This committee is a dual appointment by the AND and ASPEN.

  • Courtney Breeden

    Category: Information Technology

    Position: Help Desk Coordinator / Manager

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3506

    Campus Box: C-N Box 72063

    Email: cbossert@cn.edu

    Courtney is a graduate of Jefferson County High School and is also a graduate from Carson-Newman with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Criminology.

    Before working in the ITS department, Courtney was working at Southern Belle Signs, her own business that she has had since she was sixteen. After graduating, she decided to pursue her dreams and degree and has started to work at the Help Desk.

    Outside of Carson-Newman, she enjoys being outdoors (fishing, hiking, horseback riding, etc.) and fall is her favorite time of year because of bonfires, lighting the fireplace, and haunted corn mazes. She is also an animal lover and is always tempted to take all of the strays home.

  • Carolyn Cole Brewer , Ed.D., NCC

    Category: Graduate Studies in Counseling

    Position: Associate Professor of Counseling and Director of Graduate Studies in Counseling

    Campus Phone: 865-471-2087

    Campus Box: 71900

    Email: cbrewer@cn.edu



  • John Brock

    Category: Music

    Position: Adjunct Instructor of Music - Organ

    Campus Phone: 865.471.3328

    Campus Box: 72048

    Mr. John Brock is Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he continues to teach organ and harpsichord in addition to teaching organ at Carson-Newman University. During his career, he has developed a wide reputation as an outstanding organ teacher and performer. He has presented concerts and workshops for conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society, and the Organ Historical Society, as well as for A.G.O. chapters, churches, colleges, and universities. He has also performed on historic and modern organs in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany, and France.

    Mr. Brock is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where he was an organ student of Warren Hutton. He is the author of an organ method, Introduction to Organ Playing in 17th and 18th Century Style (Wayne Leupold Editions). His recordings include two volumes of A Tennessee Organ Tour (Raven Recordings), on which he performs on several interesting mechanical action organs in Tennessee, and the complete organ works of Hugo Distler (Calcante Recordings, Ltd.).

    Mr Brock is Assistant Organist at Church of the Ascension, Knoxville, Tennessee. He also performs on the harpsichord as both solo and chamber musician and serves as a pipe organ consultant for churches. He is an active member of the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, the Music Teachers National Association, and a past-President of the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society.

  • Mark Brock , Ph.D.

    Category: Education

    Position: Director of TESL Program

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4793

    Campus Box: 72015

    Email: mbrock@cn.edu

    B.A., Carson-Newman College

    M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

    M.A., University of Hawaii

    Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Further study:  University of Kentucky

  • Jordan Bronkema

    Category: Community Connections

    Position: Public Relations Liaison

    Email: jlbronkema@cn.edu

    The primary role of the Public Relations Liaison is to raise awareness of Bonner Center and Community Connections events, news, and opportunities. The Public Relations Liaison is responsible for maintaining all Bonner Center social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), posting events on Eaglenet (employee and student), serving as the Organizational Congress representative, managing the Community Connections email account, sending out the Give Back Guide on a weekly basis, and sending out a weekly meeting recap email.

  • Mark Brown

    Category: University Relations

    Position: University Relations

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3204

    Email: mbrown@cn.edu

  • Ross Brummett

    Category: Religion, Undergraduate

    Position: Vice President of Student Affairs, Professor of Religion

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3235

    Campus Box: 71941

    Email: rbrummett@cn.edu

    B.A., Ouachita Baptist University (1977)

    M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1983)

    Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1990)

    Dr. Brummett joined the Carson-Newman faculty in 1987, where for many years he taught a wide-range of courses, particularly in theology and spiritual formation. Additionally, he has served numerous East Tennessee churches as interim pastor or supply preacher across the past two decades. In May 2011, Dr. Brummett was named Distinguished Faculty member for 2010-2011. He began his duties as Vice-President of Student Affairs in August 2011 and continues to teach our theology courses. He and his wife Lea Ann are the parents of Molly Brummett, a 2010 graduate of Carson-Newman and current student at Wake Forest Divinity School and Will Brummett, a student at Elon University.

  • Will Brummett

    Category: Bonner Center

    Position: Student Development Coordinator

    Campus Phone: 471-4315

    Campus Box: 72008

    Email: wbrummett@cn.edu

    Will joined the Bonner Center family in August 2013. Having grown up in the Jefferson County and the Carson-Newman communities, Will is excited to return to his home region once again. He received his college degree in Religious Studies with minors in Political Science and Nonviolence Studies from Elon University. Before joining the Bonner Center, Will worked two years as an intern with the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement at Elon University, where he oversaw leadership development and outreach efforts for the center. Will’s service interest areas include faith-based activism, community-based education initiatives, grass-root public policy, and environmental justice issues.

  • Scott Bryant , GS 11

    Category: Army R.O.T.C.

    Position: Recruiting Officer -

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3380

    Email: sbryant@cn.edu

    Mr. Scott Bryant is a native of Williamsburg, Kentucky. He has served as the Recruiting and Enrollments Officer for Carson-Newman for over 12 years. 

    He is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves and served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Andrew Bryenton

    Category: Music

    Position: Adjunct Instructor of Music - Cello

    Campus Phone: 865.471.3412

    Campus Box: 72048

    Email: bachbuster@bellsouth.net

    Mr. Andy Bryenton has been a member of the core ensemble of the Knoxville Symphony since 1986, and Principal Cellist since 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music, where he was a student of David Wells. His graduate studies were at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, studying with Walter Despalj and Leopold Teraspulsky, where he performed as a member of the Langdon Piano Quartet. Mr. Bryenton also has been a member of the Lake George Opera Festival in upstate New York and the Des Moines Metro Opera. He has summered with such festivals as Yellow Barn, Music Mountain, Hampden-Sydney, New Hampshire, Orford and Spoleto. Formerly Principal Cellist with the Oak Ridge Symphony, he has a busy teaching schedule as well, with a private studio at home and as adjunct faculty at Carson-Newman University. In addition to his classical output, he is cellist with the Johnson Swingtet, a local gypsy jazz ensemble which is unique worldwide in its instrumentation and scope. He has also appeared on recordings by several local pop artists.

  • Harold Bryson

    Category: Religion, Undergraduate

    Position: Visiting Senior Professor of Religion

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3495

    Campus Box: 72012

    Email: hbryson@cn.edu

  • Jeremy J. Buckner

    Category: Music

    Position: Dean of Adult and Graduate Studies

    Campus Phone: 865.471.3441

    Campus Box: 71967

    Email: jbuckner@cn.edu

    Dr. Jeremy J. Buckner serves as the Dean of Adult and Graduate Studies at Carson-Newman University. Dr. Buckner is a native Texan having "recently" moved to Tennessee in 2008; however, through several family lines, his genealogy has strong roots to East Tennessee and Appalachia. His primary teaching field is music, specifically music education.

    Education: Ph.D. (Fine Arts: Music Emphasis), Masters of Music, and Bachelor of Music. 
    Certification and Licensure: Texas and Tennessee Teacher Licensure, Kodály Certification (University of North Texas; Denton, TX and Portland State University; Portland, OR programs)
    Professional Membership: National Association for Music Education (NAfME); Tennessee Music Education Association, Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE) 
    Honors Society Membership: PI KAPPA LAMDA and PHI KAPPA PHI

  • Michael Bundy , Ph.D., NCC, CPC

    Category: Graduate Studies in Counseling

    Position: Associate Professor of Counseling and Coordinator of Professional School Counseling Program

    Campus Phone: 865-471-2085

    Campus Box: 71900

    Email: mbundy@cn.edu



  • Angie Burgess

    Campus Phone: 475-5611

  • Rachelle Burgett , Ms.

    Category: Art

    Position: Academic Administrative Assistant

    Campus Phone: (865) 471-4985

    Campus Box: Art Department 71995

    Email: rburgett@cn.edu

    Personal Website: http://www.facebook.com/rbphotographygo ; http://www.paintnite.com/

    Rachelle Burgett is the Academic Administrative Assistant in the Art Department. Ms. Burgett grew up in New England and served in the U.S. Army on active duty. Her military travel brought her to Tennessee where she now permanently resides. Ms. Burgett has an AS Degree in Business Administration from Walter’s State Community College as well as a BA in Art (Graphic Design / minor in Photography) from Carson-Newman. Ms. Burgett continues to pursue her freelance work mainly in graphic design and photography. She has recently expanded her art endeavors to include bringing Paint Nite to the East TN are.

  • John Burton

    Category: Mathematics & Physics

    Position: Professor of Physics, Emeritus

    Dr. John W. Burton (C-N '59) began to serve as Associate Professor of Physics and Department Chair in 1964. He retired in 2002, after 38 years of active service at Carson-Newman.

  • Vickie Butler

    Category: Advancement

    Position: Associate Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of Alumni Relations

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3233

    Campus Box: 72017

    Email: vbutler@cn.edu

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