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  • Lesa Baker

    Category: Education, Undergraduate

    Position: Director of Field Experiences

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3313

    Campus Box: 72013

    Email: lbaker@cn.edu

    Mrs. Baker directs student teaching and practicum field placements.  She has served as adjunct faculty teaching Literacy and Language Arts courses, Social Studies Methods, Home, School, and Community Relations, Reading Methods, and ASD Reading courses.  She has also served as a college coordinator supervising student teaching experiences.

    Mrs. Baker's areas of interest include Professional Development, Literacy, and Curriculum.

    She is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, International Reading Association, Mossy Creek Literacy Council, Jefferson County Historical Society, board member of the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance.

    Mrs. Baker enjoys spending time with her family, reading, hiking, water sports, gardening, Appalachian history and folklore.


  • 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: Associate 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

    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


  • Justin Barton

    Category: Community Connections

    Position: Community Outreach

    Email: jebarton@cn.edu


  • Thomas Bass

    Category: Mathematics & Physics

    Position: Associate 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


  • James Baumgardner , Ph.D.

    Category: History and Political Science

    Position: Professor of History

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3322

    Campus Box: 71929


  • Hester Beecher

    Category: Business, Undergraduate

    Position: Assistant 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 College career in fall 2004.

    Before starting at Carson-Newman College, 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.


  • 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


  • Anthony Bess

    Campus Phone: 471-3378


  • 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: Assistant 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.


  • Ashton Binkley

    Category: C-N VISTA Fellows

    Position: AmeriCorps VISTA: Coordinator of Refugee Education & Life Success

    Email: abinkley@cnvista.org

    Ashton comes from the small town of Midway, NC, outside of Winston Salem. As a kid she enjoyed reading, writing, and using her imagination. This sparked in her a desire for adventure. She graduated early from Western Carolina University where she double majored in English and International Studies. Ashton has had a long standing passion for working with children. While working with a children’s ministry at Lake Junaluska she was moved to compassion and intrigue by the stories of her African co-workers. Her love of new people and new things, along with the inspiration of her international friends, lead her to study abroad in Gaborone Botswana. There she taught English, and traveled to new places. Ashton has continued to be involved in International work including projects in Haiti and with Botswana Orphan Project. She currently resides in Knoxville, TN and works for Global SEEDS, a nonprofit committed to empowering Muslim Refugees. During Ashton’s VISTA year she will be serving as the Children’s Advocate and FunDay Coordinator. This a responsibility that she is honored to have. Ashton believes that children are exceptionally important to the success of communities. She believes that many of the answers to today’s issues can be found in the exchange of wisdom between cultures. She also knows that a background of love and support is necessary to create a safe and nurturing environment for kids to explore, grow, and eventually conquer the current problems facing present and future generations.


  • 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

    Category: Graduate Studies in Counseling

    Position: Professor of Counseling, Emeritus

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3274

    Campus Box: 71900

    William L. Blevins, retired Professor of Counseling, joined the Carson-Newman faculty in 1966. He has a BA degree from Carson-Newman College, a M.Div from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and an Ed.S from the University of Tennessee. He also has done postdoctoral studies at Oxford University, England. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a licensed Professional Counselor. He has authored four books and numerous articles in professional journals, and has contributed chapters to five other books. For over twenty years he has been writing a weekly newspaper column on family matters. He is married with four children and five grandchildren.


  • William Blevins , Ph.D.

    Category: The William Blevins Institute for Spirituality and Mental Health

    Position: Professor of Counseling

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3274

    Campus Box: 71900

    Email: bblevins@cn.edu

    William L. Blevins, retired Professor of Counseling, joined the Carson-Newman faculty in 1966. He has a BA degree from Carson-Newman College, a M.Div from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and an Ed.S from the University of Tennessee. He also has done postdoctoral studies at Oxford University, England. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a licensed Professional Counselor. He has authored four books and numerous articles in professional journals, and has contributed chapters to five other books. For over twenty years he has been writing a weekly newspaper column on family matters. He is married with four children and five grandchildren.


  • 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.


  • Caitlin Boldin

    Campus Phone: 471-3407


  • Katie Boleware

    Category: Orientation

    Position: Orientation Leader

    Email: keboleware@cn.edu


  • 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.


  • Lauren Kay Bonner

    Category: Residence Life

    Position: Residence Life Cooridnator for Alumni Hall & Swann Hall

    Campus Phone: 865.471.7111

    Email: lbonner@cn.edu

    Lauren Bonner is currently serving her first year as the Residence Life Coordinator for Alumni & Swann Hall. Lauren is a graduate of Carson-Newman, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Psychology. She grew up in Cleveland, TN, but spent the last 5 years living in Las Vegas, NV with her husband Mitchell Bonner & Yorkie-poo Vega. Her interests include floral design, painting, crocheting, home improvement, cooking, & coffee shop conversations.


  • Mark Borchert

    Category: Communication

    Position: Department Chair, Associate Professor of Communications & 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


  • Analyn Borthick

    Category: Orientation

    Position: Orientation Leader

    Email: arborthick@cn.edu


  • 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


  • Jared Boyd

    Category: Meet your Admissions Staff

    Position: Admissions Representative

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3226

    Email: jboyd@cn.edu

    Favorite tv show: Parks and Rec, Ron Swanson is the man!! I also love Criminal Minds and Burn Notice.

    Favorite Food: Fish Tacos…..it is even better if I get to do the fishing beforehand.

    Interesting Fact or Talent: I played collegiate soccer for four years and loved it. I was usually the smallest player on the field by about a foot so rarely ever had calls go against me. You can’t help but feel bad for the little guy!! Also within the right context I will eat almost anything on a dare.

    Celebrity Look Alike: I have heard James Franco especially in Batman but also a Disney Channel actor named Kent Boyd….look it up, it’s crazy!!

    If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go: I would love to travel all over the place with my wife and son Easton. I eventually want to visit all the major national parks in the United States especially “Glacier National Park” in Montana, we have done a pretty good job so far at covering the southern National Parks. If I could go one place I would love to visit Scotland and hopefully look up some family heritage.


  • Nancy Branim

    Category: Athletics

    Position: Softball - Assistant Coach

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4289

    Email: nbranim@cn.edu


  • Susan Brantly

    Category: Family and Consumer Sciences

    Position: Adjunct Faculty

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3295

    Campus Box: 71881


  • Sarah Brawley

    Category: Orientation

    Position: Orientation Leader

    Email: smbrawley@cn.edu


  • Carolyn Cole Brewer

    Category: Graduate Studies in Counseling

    Position: Program Director, Graduate Studies in Counseling

    Campus Phone: 865-471-2087

    Campus Box: 71900

    Email: cbrewer@cn.edu

    Dr. Carolyn Cole Brewer is the Program Director of Graduate Studies in Counseling and Associate Professor of Counseling at Carson-Newman University. Dr. Brewer’s passion is collaborative program development. During her career she has served as a classroom teacher, school counselor, school administrator, school district prevention coordinator, parent and family educator, safe haven and foster care coordinator, consultant, undergraduate and graduate school instructor in education and counseling, and the coordinator for a counseling program for a large oncology center. Her career includes experience with Knox County Schools, TN, Fairfax County Schools, VA, Little Rock School District, AR, Department of Defense Schools, Germany, Army Community Service, Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, George Mason University, Vincennes University, National-Louis University, University of Maryland Europe, and East Tennessee State University. Her professional career has been devoted to the development of quality educational and counseling programs that unite communities in service for children and families.

    Dr. Brewer received an A.A. Degree in Mathematics and Sociology from Martin College, a B.A. Degree in Mathematics and Sociology from Carson-Newman College, a M.S. Degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Tennessee, and an Ed.D. in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a former President of the European Branch of the American Counseling Association and a former American School Counselor Association Counselor of the Year for Middle Schools. In addition, she was awarded the European Branch of ACA Humanitarian Award and was both the Smoky Mountain Counseling Association and Tennessee School Counselor Association Counselor Educator of the Year for 2009. She served as the president of the Tennessee Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors and as the Professional Development Chairperson for the Tennessee Association of School Counselors. Dr. Brewer is married to Retired Colonel Max E. Brewer, also a C-N graduate, who is now a consultant. Together, their favorite activity is visiting their son and his family in Virginia. The role of grandparent is a priority and joy for both of them.

     


  • Holden Britton

    Category: Information Technology

    Position: Network and Systems Support Specialist

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4801

    Email: hbritton@cn.edu

    Holden is a Carson-Newman University graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration.

    After graduation, he worked as a web and mobile app designer before joining the ITS Department at Carson-Newman. Outside of Carson-Newman, he enjoys everything outdoors and being surrounded by nature. Some of his interests are mountain biking, playing sports, watching a great movie with friends, and volunteering at church.


  • 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

    Category: Education

    Position: Associate Professor of TESL

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4793

    Campus Box: 72015

    Email: mbrock@cn.edu

    Dr. Mark Brock teaches Advanced writing/research, ESL Methods, Syntax, Practicum, Language and Culture.

    His specialty areas are the teaching of writing and teacher training. His areas of interest included World Englishes and language standards.

    Dr. Brock is a member and past president of TNTESOL.

    He enjoys farming, reading, and gardening.


  • 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


  • Chelsea Buchanan

    Category: Orientation

    Position: Orientation Leader

    Email: cebuchanan@cn.edu


  • Jeremy Buckner

    Category: Vocal/General K-12 Music Education

    Position: Chair, Department of Music; Director of Music Education

    Campus Phone: 865.471.3328

    Email: jbuckner@cn.edu


  • Michael Bundy

    Category: Graduate Studies in Counseling

    Position: Director of School Counseling

    Campus Phone: 865-471-2085

    Campus Box: 71900

    Email: mbundy@cn.edu

    Michael Bundy, Director of School Counseling and Assistant Professor of Counseling, earned his master’s in educational psychology and guidance and his doctorate in counselor education and supervision from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He holds credentials as a Tennessee Professional School Counselor (K-6 & 7-12) with Career Level III status, a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Professional Counselor in Tennessee. For over twenty-five years, his work as a professional school counselor includes experiences in high school, middle school and elementary school settings. He has held a variety of leadership positions in many local and state professional organizations including president of the Tennessee Counseling Association, president of Tennessee School Counselor Association and Board of Directors member of the Tennessee Education Association. Dr. Bundy has authored or co-authored thirty papers in refereed journals, book chapters, and other professional publications. His editorial work includes six years as a reviewer for the Elementary School Guidance and Counseling journal and presently for the Tennessee Counseling Association Journal. Dr. Bundy has presented numerous research papers at national, state, and regional conferences on topics of school counseling and educational psychology. Dr. Bundy’s current research focus is on building evidence-based comprehensive school counseling programs with emphasis on social justice.

    Mike is married to Barbara Gresham Bundy, who is a retired Oak Ridge Schools special education teacher.  They enjoy activities their two adult children: Adrian, who is an accountant in Knoxville, and Erica, who is District Supervisor of Literacy Education for YesPrep Schools in Houston, TX.  


  • 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://rbphotodesign.zenfolio.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 two children who attend Hamblen County schools.


  • 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.


  • Jane Busdeker

    Category: English Language Institute

    Position: Director

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3543

    Campus Box: 71953

    Email: jbusdeker@cn.edu

    Ms. Jane Busdeker is the Director of the English Language Institute and an instructor in the ELI. She has held those positions since August 2000. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Bowing Green State University in Ohio and a Master of Arts in Teaching: English as a Second Language from Carson-Newman University. She also studied at Johnson University. Prior to coming to Carson-Newman, Ms. Busdeker spent 6 ½ years teaching English at Mashoko High School in Zimbabwe. She has also taught in Thailand and China.

    Ms. Busdeker is currently teaching Level 4 Reading & Writing and Level 4 Grammar.


  • Catherine Bush , EdD, CFLE, CFCS

    Category: Family and Consumer Sciences

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3540

    Campus Box: 71981

    EdD, New York University

    MS, The University of Tennessee

    BS, The University of Tennessee

    Dr. Bush is the leader of the Child and Family Studies major which includes Early Childhood Education.  Courses she teaches include Human Development through the Life Span, Infancy and Early Childhood, Parenting, Current Topics in Child and Family Studies, Family Relationships, and Administration of Programs for Young Children.

    She is a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, the National Council on Family Relations, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

    Her subject matter interests include parenting skills and outcomes and developmentally appropriate teaching. Recreational interests include travel, hiking, and reading.


  • 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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