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  • Tony Parilla

    Campus Phone: 471-3454

  • Saemyi Park , Ph.D.

    Category: History and Political Science

    Position: Assistant Professor of Political Science

    Campus Phone: 471-3327

    Campus Box: 72023


  • Linda Parks

    Category: Student Accounts

    Position: Accounts Payable

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3211

    Campus Box: 71983


  • Jackie Parlier

    Campus Phone: 471-4767

  • Jan Parman , B.A.

    Category: Registrar's Office

    Position: Administrative Assistant

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3241

    Campus Box: 71985


  • Truett Patterson , Emeritus

    Category: Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Position: Adjunct Faculty

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3259

    Campus Box: 71884

  • Paul M. Percy

    Category: Business, Undergraduate

    Position: Dean of Academic Affairs, Ted Russell Professor of Business, Director of Organizational Leadership Programs

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3471 / 865-471-3417

    Campus Box: 71989 / 71887


    Dr. Percy joined Carson-Newman University in July 2013. 

    He served as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at King University in Bristol prior to joining Carson-Newman.  He began his career at King as an assistant professor of business and department chair.

    Percy, with 25 years of experience as a college professor of business, is an exciting addition to the University team, according to Carson-Newman administration.

  • Anya Piotrowski , M.A.

    Category: Bonner Center

    Position: Community Development Coordinator

    Campus Phone: 471-4830

    Campus Box: 72019


    Anya joined the Bonner Center in February 2013. She is originally from WI, but TN is the 5th state she has spent some amount of time living in since 2008. Before joining us, Anya served as a NC Campus Compact VISTA at UNC-Greensboro; similar to our VISTA Fellows she worked on campus and at a community partner, the Interactive Resource Center. Prior to her year of service in NC, she earned her M.A. in American History from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a B.A. in History from the University of Tampa. Anya's areas of service interest include community gardening as a means of building community, food justice, and service-learning across disciplines. 

  • Aaron Porter

    Position: Dean of Enrollment Management

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3229


  • Michael Potts

    Category: Athletics

    Position: Assistant Coach - Women's Basketball

  • Julia Price

    Category: Education

    Position: Assistant Professor of Education; Director, Ed.D. and Ed.S. Programs

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4765

    Campus Box: 72013


  • Julia Price

    Category: MED: Educational Leadership Online

    Position: Assistant Professor of Education

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4765

    Campus Box: CN Box 72013


  • Cheryl Prose

    Category: Religion, Undergraduate

    Position: Adjunct Professor

    Campus Phone: (865) 471-3497

    Campus Box: 72012

  • Edward Pulgar

    Category: Music

    Position: Adjunct Instructor of Music - Strings

    Campus Phone: 865.471.3423

    Campus Box: 72048


    Born in Caracas, Edward Pulgar is a violinist and conductor from the National Youth Orchestra System of Venezuela. He began his musical studies at age eight in solfège, percussion and violin at the Youth Orchestra’s Academy and city of Coro’s School of Music. At thirteen years old, he won his first violin competition at the V National Violin Competition in Venezuela. While continuing his studies in violin, he also began studies in orchestral conducting in the city of Maracaibo. He then moved to Caracas where he continued his studies in violin and conducting at the Simon Bolivar Conservatory of El Sistema, and the Latin-American Violin Academy under the guidance of the eminent Venezuelan pedagogue José Francisco del Castillo.

    He made his debut as a conductor at age twenty with the Zulia Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela. In 1999, he obtained a scholarship to study violin in the U.S., and earned an Artist Diploma and a Masters in Music Performance from the Universities of Duquesne and Michigan State.

    Mr. Pulgar has appeared as a soloist and concertmaster with Symphonic Orchestras in Venezuela and South America, and more recently with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra at important concert halls such as Complejo Cultural Teresa Carreño of Caracas, Panama’s National Theatre, Beethovensaal of Stuttgart and Bonn, Teatro Colón of Bogota, the PNC Recital Hall and Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Greenville, TN and the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, among others.

    Currently, Mr. Pulgar is the Principal Second Violin of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the Knoxville Symphony’s Principal String Quartet, appearing throughout East Tennessee in recitals, concerts and radio and television appearances. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Strings at Carson-Newman University, and married to violinist Mary Pulgar and a proud parent of two daughters, Ana and Claudia. He eagerly continues to pursue solo and chamber music in the U.S. and Latin America along with guest appearances as conductor.

  • Mary Pulgar

    Category: Music

    Position: Adjunct Instructor of Music - Strings

    Campus Phone: 865.471.3423

    Campus Box: 72048


    Ms. Mary Pulgar is currently a member of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Adjunct Professor of Strings at Carson-Newman University and Walters State Community College. Prior to moving to Tennessee, she played with several professional orchestras including Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra , Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. She also played on a regular basis with Greater Lansing, Saginaw, Altoona and Youngstown Symphony Orchestras.

    Ms. Pulgar has served as Assistant Principal Second Violin of Battle Creek Symphony and Principal Second Violin with the Southwest Michigan Symphony. She spends her summers performing at music festivals. She has also been a member of the Ohio Light Opera Orchestra where she was Principal Second Violin for several productions. In 2002, she attended National Orchestral Institute where she worked under such eminent conductors as Gerard Schwartz, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Michael Stern. She has also been a member of the Crested Butte Music Festival Orchestra and participated in chamber music at Sunflower Music Festival in Kansas.

    Ms. Pulgar completed her Masters Degree in Violin Performance at Michigan State University in 2005. She also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Duquesne University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002.

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