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Steve Karr , Ph.D.
Position: Professor of Biology; Departmental Chair; Interim Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Campus Phone: 865-471-3252
Campus Box: 72041
Personal Website: http://web.cn.edu/stkarr/
Dr. Steve Karr has been at Carson-Newman since 1987, having previously received his MS and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Georgia. Courses he teaches include Microbiology, Immunology, Judo, RAD, and Career Planning in the Health Professions. His office is room 203B in the science building (DSC). Hobbies include martial arts and hiking. Favorite secular book = Lord of the Rings; favorite music = classic rock.
Position: Instructor of Biology
Campus Phone: 865-471-3397
Campus Box: 72041
Susan earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Behavior and a Master of Science in Forestry from the University of Georgia. She teaches our Animal Behavior course and coordinates our non-majors courses in Human Biology and Environmental Science. She has led CN's campus recycling program from its start. Susan's office is in DSC 214 in the Science Building.
Position: Head Coach - Softball / Senior Women's Administrator
Campus Phone: 865-471-3424
Elissa Keck Hodge
Position: Adjunct Professor of Music
Elissa Keck Hodge, joined the Carson-Newman Music Department in 2013. Prior to this appointment, she taught at Walters State Community College in Morristown, TN. Originally from the East Tennessee area, she received a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory with an emphasis in voice and extensive study in composition from Carson-Newman. She also holds a Master of Music degree in Musicology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is currently in pursuit of the Ph.D. in Christian Worship from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
As a composer, Ms. Keck Hodge has written works for student composition competitions at Carson-Newman, one of which led to her selection as first-prize winner, and has also had the privilege of being commissioned by outside sources. Her two most recent commissions include, a four-part vocal arrangement of “O, The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” (2013) and an original collaborative work for Easter featuring choir and piano, entitled “The Third Gift” (2012). As an historical musicologist, she has published one book, Orientalism and the Continuation of the English Oratorio: Representation in William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast (2011).
As a member of the department, her teaching responsibilities have included Applied Voice, Class Voice, Music Appreciation, and Women Singers.
Campus Phone: 471-3329
Joe A. Kenley
Position: Maintenance - Locksmith
Campus Phone: 865 471-4462
Campus Box: 71890
Position: Orientation Leader
Category: Information Technology
Position: Enterprise Systems Programmer/Analyst
Campus Phone: 865-471-3213
Connie has been involved with higher education administrative software since 1979. As a software specialist in a previous role, she installed, trained, supported and modified proprietary software to meet the needs of the company’s clients.
Since coming to Carson-Newman College in 1999, she has been a programmer/analyst in the Information Technology Department. Currently working with the Ellucian Colleague Enterprise System software she provides training, testing, troubleshooting, and support for the administrative offices.
Connie and her husband live in Powell, TN, and have two grown children who both graduated from Carson-Newman. They also have a three year old grandson who keeps them busy during their spare time.
Category: University Relations
Position: University Relations
Campus Phone: 865 - 471- 3447
Robert Key , MBA
Category: Treasurer's Office
Position: Staff Accountant
Campus Phone: 865-471-2008
Position: Orientation Leader
Category: Meet your Admissions Staff
Position: Admissions Representative
Campus Phone: 865.471.2070
Favorite TV Show: Turtle Man --- LIVE ACTION!
Favorite Food: Golden onion rings with a delicious salad (pre-meal) followed by a juicy steak and a baked potato (butter only please!)
Interesting Fact or Talent: I was born on New Year's Day and I can speak "Donald Duck."
Celebrity Lookalike: Matt Damon OR Leonardo Dicaprio?
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Carson-Newman College! I can grow spiritually and meet tons of new people!
Territory Assignment: Middle and West TN counties, states West of TN
Position: Maintenance - Carpenter and Campus Events Set-ups
Campus Phone: 865 471-3352
Campus Box: 71980
Campus Phone: 471-3539
Position: Volleyball - Asst. Coach
Category: Religion, Undergraduate
Position: Adjunct Professor
Campus Phone: (865) 471-3272
Campus Box: 71899
Category: Business, Undergraduate
Position: Business Department Chair, Associate Professor of Economics, and Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Campus Phone: (865) 471-4803
Campus Box: 71887
Dr. Knight received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Tennessee and her Master’s and Ph.D. in Economics from North Carolina State University. Dr. Knight began her Carson-Newman teaching career in fall 2000.
Dr. Knight came to Carson-Newman from Triangle Economic Research where she worked as a Senior Economist. She previously taught at North Carolina State University.
Bruce G. Kocour
Position: Dean of Library Services
Campus Phone: 865-471-3336
Category: Safety & Security
Position: Patrol Officer
Campus Phone: 865-471-3588
Campus Box: 71892