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  • Nancy Farris , MS

    Category: Family and Consumer Sciences

    Position: Director - Child Development Lab

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3488

    Campus Box: 71895

    M.S., Elementary Education, emphasis in Early Childhood Education, University of Tennessee

     B.S., Elementary Education, Carson-Newman College

    Mrs. Farris is the Director of the Child Development Lab at Carson-Newman. Courses she teaches are Program Planning for Young Children I and II. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Southern Early Childhood Association, and the Knoxville Area Association for the Education of Young Children. She serves on the TECTA board and the Jefferson County Pre-K board.

    Mrs. Farris enjoys traveling, reading, and camping in Gatlinburg.

  • James (Slick) M. Farrow

    Category: Maintenance

    Position: Maintenance - Plumber

    Campus Phone: 865 471-3352

  • Katie Ferguson

    Category: Community Connections

    Position: Service Corps and Campus Outreach


  • Jeffery Fields

    Campus Phone: 471-3474

  • Jeffrey Fields , CPT

    Category: Army R.O.T.C.

    Position: APMS

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3474


    CPT Jeffrey Fields, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, initially enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 2001 as a 13F (forward observer).  In May 2004, he graduated from Slippery Rock University with a BA in History.  In October 2004, he attended the Infantry Officers Basic Course. Following Completion of IOBC, he attended the US Army Aiborne school, Army Mechanized Leaders Course and Mechanized Leaders Course (A3).  He was stationed at Ft. Benning, GA with 1st BN 29IN RGT, where he served as XO and assistant S3. He deployed in June o f2008 as a military Advisor to the Iraqi Army and the Iraqi Police in Tikrit.  Following redeployment, he attended the Signal’s Captains Career Course and the BN/BDE S6 course at Ft. Gordon, GA.  Upon completion of the two courses he was assigned to 5th BDE 2nd ID and served as the rear detachment S6 from April 2010 to October 2010.  Upon the BDE’s redeployment, he moved to 1st BN 17IN RGT and served as the BN S6 from October 2010 to December 2011.  In February of 2012, he assumed command of the 21st Signal Company, 2D Brigade Support Battalion. He served as the Company Commander during the BDE’s rotation of OEF 12-13 His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2), Army Accommodation Medal (2), National Defense service Medal, Iraqi Campaign service medal with campaign star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global war on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Army Parachutist Badge

  • Steven J. Finchum

    Category: Maintenance

    Position: Maintenance - Electrician and Phone Technician

    Campus Phone: 865 471-3352

    Campus Box: 71890


  • Lisa Flanary

    Category: Art

    Position: Assistant Professor of Art (Photography; Art Appreciation)

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4988

    Campus Box: 71995


    Personal Website:

    Ms. Lisa Flanary has been teaching classes in Photography, Art Appreciation, and Art Fundamentals at Carson-Newman since 1998. Ms. Flanary is a fine art photographer who primarily uses the 4x5 view camera. Her fine art, landscape photographs have been exhibited around the southeast. Ms. Flanary holds a BA in History, and earned her MFA (in Photography) from East Tennessee State University. She recently published a book of historical photographs of Dandridge, Tennessee.

  • Ryan Fogg

    Category: Music

    Position: Associate Professor of Music - Piano; Director of Keyboard Studies

    Campus Phone: 865.471.2057

    Campus Box: 72067


    Personal Website:

    Dr. Ryan Fogg is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies at Carson-Newman. A native Texan, he holds degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Houston, and East Texas Baptist University. Dr. Fogg maintains an active performing schedule, presenting solo recitals regularly throughout the United States. In addition, he has collaborated with the Blair String Quartet, appeared as concerto soloist with the Knoxville Wind Symphony, and recorded new works by American composers through Albany Records.

    Dr. Fogg currently serves as the President-Elect of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association and is also a member of the College Music Society and Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society. A dedicated teacher, he has been recognized by Carson-Newman University with the Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award (2010) and the Faculty Creativity Award (2008, 2012), and he was named the 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year by the Knoxville Music Teachers Association. He has written articles for Clavier Companion and Piano Pedagogy Forum and has previously served on the faculties of Northwest Missouri State University and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. His major teachers include Gregory Allen, Danielle Martin, Robert Brownlee and Dr. Randall Sulton. He resides in Jefferson City, Tennessee with his wife, Nicki, and their daughter, Cora.

  • Alison Fountain

    Category: Orientation

    Position: Orientation Leader


  • Karrie Foust

    Campus Phone: 471-5611

  • Shaleen Fowler

    Category: Meet your Admissions Staff

    Position: International Student Enrollment Services Representative

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3431

    Campus Box: 72025


    Favorite TV Show: Law and Order, Grimm, King of Queens, Monk

    Favorite Food: Anything international (no bugs!)

    Interesting Fact or Talent: I have fallen in a volcano and have been attacked by monkeys on numerous occassions!  But I love monkeys!

    Celebrity Lookalike: I have been told Demi Moore.

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? I haven't been to Italy or Ireland yet so it would be one of those.  I guess I would have to lean against the leaning tower of Pisa in Italy and kiss leprechauns in Ireland or is that, kiss the Blarney Stone?

  • Karina Fox

    Category: Advancement

    Position: Annual Fund Director

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3458

    Campus Box: 71970


  • Faye France

    Category: Mathematics & Physics

    Position: Administrative Assistant - Natural Sciences & Mathematics

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3250

    Campus Box: 72037


    Office: DSC 203

    Faye France joined the School of Science and Mathematics in 2005.  With her pleasant demeanor and keen mind, Faye has spoiled both faculty and students in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics as well as the college.

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