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  • Laura Wadlington

    Category: Psychology

    Position: Dean; Professor of Psychology; Department Chair

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3270

    Campus Box: 72035

    B.A. Meredith College, M.S. University of Georgia, Ph.D. University of Tennessee

    Dr. Laura Wadlington is a Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider, who has experience in mental health, school psychology and private practice. She teaches in the areas of human development and abnormal psychology. Her research interests are multiple intelligences, optimism and self-efficacy. Dr. Wadlington also serves as Chair of the Department of Psychology and Dean of the School of Social Sciences. She enjoys hiking, smooth water kayaking, and singing with several groups.

  • Denares Waites

    Category: Athletics

    Position: Football - Safeties Coach

    Campus Phone: 471-3504

  • Ernie Walker

    Category: Education

    Position: Assistant Professor, Director of Educational Leadership

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3445

    Campus Box: 72013


  • Gloria Walker

    Category: Student Success Center

    Position: Academic Success Coach & Athletic Liaison

    Campus Phone: 865-471-2078 and 2072


    Walker has taught physical education and wellness for 13 years and coached high school girls basketball for four years.

    She has raised three children, all of whom have participated or are participating in collegiate athletics.

    Her son Darrion is a cheer and dance coach in Memphis, Tenn. Chris is a former defensive end for the University of Tennessee, while Briana is a senior psychology major and basketball player at Georgia Southwestern State University.

    Walker has offices in the Baker Building in the Student Success Center and in the Ken Sparks Athletic Complex. Students can contact her by email at

  • Jann Walker

    Category: Admissions Staff

    Position: Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

    Campus Phone: 865.471.2045


    Hometown: Born in Lake Wales Florida, moved to Jeddah Saudi Arabia, then moved to Flag Pond Tennessee before coming to Carson-Newman.

    What do you love most about Carson-Newman? The small family feel of campus and community.

    What is your favorite Carson-Newman tradition? Mudball (volleyball played in a mud pit)

    What advice do you offer to students regarding college? Learn time management, get involved and just enjoy your time at Carson-Newman!                                                                                                       
    If you get a three-day weekend, how do you spend it? On the lake, fishing, camping.

    Recruitment Area: All transfers, Readmits and Adults 25 and older.

  • Darlene Wambaugh

    Category: Financial Aid

    Position: Associate Director of Financial Assistance

    Campus Phone: (800) 678-9061 or (865) 471-3247


  • Mark Wankel

    Category: Art

    Position: Adjunct Art Instructor (Art Fundamentals; Painting & Drawing)

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4985

    Campus Box: 71995


    Mr. Mark Wankel has been teaching Art Appreciation & Art Fundamentals for us since the spring of 2008. Mr. Wankel is a painter who resides in Knoxville. His personal work is primarily abstract and colorful, but he has additional (more representational when necessary) talents in drawing and painting as well. He earned his BA from Emory & Henry College (in Virginia), and his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

  • Jean-Ann Washam

    Category: Student Affairs

    Position: Director of Appalachian Outreach

    Campus Phone: (865) 475-5611


    MTS, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
    BA, Human Services, Carson-Newman College

  • Ondes H. Webster

    Category: Physical Plant - Maintenance

    Position: Director of Physical Plant and Construction Manager

    Campus Phone: 471-3352 or 471-3356

    Campus Box: 71980


    Ondes Webster – Ondes is the Director of Physical Plant. Mr. Webster came to Carson-Newman College April 2, 2002. Mr. Webster came from Johnson & Galyon Contractors with nineteen (19) years of service, he was Job Superintendent. Mr. Webster is a graduate of State Tech where he studied management and training for superintendent.

    Ondes is married to Jennifer Webster and has three (3) children; Ondes III, Austin, and Kaylin.  Ondes address is 172 Barber Road, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871.

    Phone Number 865 932-7080.

  • Joshua Weiler

    Category: Information Technology

    Position: Enterprise Systems Programmer/Analyst

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4198


    Josh is a graduate of Jefferson County High school and received a degree in Computer Science from Walters State in 2010, and a degree in Computer Information Systems from Carson-Newman in 2013. He is an animal lover and a nature enthusiast due to his time spent hiking the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with his parents as a child. He also enjoys cooking and would someday like to travel the world to sample global cuisine. In his spare time, he likes to read, play video games, and care for his cats.

    Josh lives in Dandridge, TN.

  • Matt Weyer

    Category: Music

    Position: Adjunct Instructor - Percussion

    Campus Phone: 865.471.3328

    Campus Box: 72048


    Personal Website:

    Mr. Matt Weyer directs the percussion studio at Carson-Newman University with responsibilities including private studio instruction, directing the percussion ensemble, assisting with the Carson-Newman marching band, and teaching the percussion methods course for music education majors. In addition to these duties, Matt is the founder of Contemporary Percussion Concepts, a consulting and educational activity specializing in percussion lessons, clinics, arranging, group instruction, and program consulting.

    From 2005 - 2008, Mr. Weyer served as the percussion director at Plano West Senior High School in Plano, Texas, a position which involved teaching and supervision of percussion at six schools in the “west cluster” of Plano ISD. Matt’s duties in Plano included directing multiple percussion ensembles, leading the steel band, directing and arranging for the multiple drumlines, coaching the multiple concert band and orchestra percussion sections, and teaching 40 – 50 private lessons per week. During this period of time, the percussion groups under Mr. Weyer’s direction received high ratings and were recognized in the area for their excellence.

    Mr. Weyer has also held the positions of assistant band director/percussion director at Clinton High School in Clinton, Tennessee, and assistant band director at Gatesville High School in Gatesville, Texas. Matt holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Music degree in Music Performance from the University of Georgia, where he also completed course work toward the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Performance. Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, Matt is a proud alumnus of the 1999 Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps of Toledo, Ohio, and lives in Knoxville with his wife, Missi.

  • Heather Whaley , PhD, CFCS

    Category: Family and Consumer Sciences

    Position: Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3297

    Campus Box: 71902

    PhD, The University of Tennessee

    MS, The University of Tennessee

    BSHE, The University of Tennessee

    Dr. Whaley teaches Human Development through the Lifespan; Professional Orientation; Senior Seminar; Family Science; Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE); and Methods of Teaching FCSE; and she supervises students in FCSE at the secondary level.

    Her specialty area is secondary Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) education, and her areas of interest include student development and maintaining FACS education in public schools. Dr. Whaley’s research areas are sexual harassment prevention in the workplace and training design.

    Dr. Whaley is a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the National Council on Family Relations.

    She is a native Tennessean whose places of residence include Utah and Virginia. She enjoys spending time with her Lhasa Apso puppies and family, reading, and cooking.

  • Kip Wheeler

    Category: English

    Position: Associate Professor of English

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3283

    Campus Box: 71971

    Personal Website:

    B.A., West Texas A&M University; M.A., West Texas A&M University

    Ph.D., University of Oregon

    Specialities: Medieval Literature, Ancient Literature, History of the English Language, and Rhetoric & Composition

  • Bethany White

    Category: English

    Position: Associate Professor of English

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3546

    Campus Box: 71971

    B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.A., New York University

    Ph.D., University of Kentucky

    Specialties: African American Literature, American Literature, Critical Theory, and Rhetoric & Composition

  • Kenisha White

    Category: C-N VISTA Fellows

    Position: AmeriCorps VISTA: Coordinator of Programming & Support


    Kenisha White is from the Bronx, New York. She completed her Undergraduate degree at DePauw University in Greencastle. She is currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Carson-Newman University for its partner organization SEEED: Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development, which is a non-profit organization that serve low-income communities in Knoxville, TN. Her current role is the Coordinator for Program Development and Support. She facilitates the program's structure to accomplish the mission of SEEED.

    In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, chatting with new folks and engaging intellectual conversations. She hopes that this one-year commitment to serving the United States; more specifically Knoxville, will provide her with enough insights as to how she can leave the planet better than what it is.

  • Jessica Whitmill , C-N Class of 2013

    Category: Admissions Staff

    Position: Admissions Representative

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4145

    Campus Box: 72025


    Personal Website:

    Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother: Love to watch this with my dog and sister!

    Favorite Food: Japanese and Chocolate. I could eat at Narita’s every day!

    Interesting Fact or Talent: I double majored in Social Entrepreneurship and Theatre with a minor in Business Administration.  During my time at C-N, I was involved with over 20 theatre productions and I loved every minute of it! I also attended the Carson-Newman’s Child Development Lab Preschool when I was 4 years old and some of my pre-school classmates became my classmates in college as well. 

    Celebrity Lookalike: Maybe Judy Garland (I played Dorothy Gale in “The Wizard of Oz”).

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Anywhere, I love to travel which is such a fun part of this job!

    Territory: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Tennessee: Bledsoe, Hamblen, Hamilton, McMinn, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, Rhea, Roane, and Sequatchie Counties.

  • Matt Wilkerson

    Category: Biology

    Position: Assistant Professor of Biology

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3255

    After completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology at Carson-Newman, Matt pursued a variety of jobs, including being a Church Youth Director and owning a Bike Shop!  He also competed a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Tennessee.  When a position came open in the Biology Department, Matt decided to apply and we were lucky enough to be able to add him to our staff!  Matt was named Outstanding Student Advisor last year, evidence of how much our students appreciate and respect his advice.

  • Kathy Wilkinson , RN, MSN

    Category: Nursing, Undergraduate

    Position: Associate Professor of Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3508

    Campus Box: 71883


    Kathy Wilkinson joined the faculty at Carson-Newman University in Fall 2013 as an Associate Professor of Nursing and is from Abingdon, Virginia.  She received a Master of Science in Nursing from Radford University in July, 1995.  From Fall 2003 through Spring 2013, she taught in the School of Nursing at King College in Bristol, TN and had an additional 15 years of teaching experience in various other nursing programs prior to teaching full-time at King.  Her clinical experience includes Orthopedics, Neurology, Pediatrics and Medical-Surgical Nursing.  She is a wife to a great husband, a mother to a daughter and son, and a nurse with a passion for nursing education. She devoted her life to Jesus Christ many years ago, and He remains her true priority, focus, and hope.

  • Chad Williams

    Category: Bonner Center

    Position: Director

    Campus Phone: 2052

    Campus Box: 72008


    Chad Williams was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. It was in the midst of the violence & chaos of living in Chicago that Chad learned resiliency, persistence, and the ability to turn challenges into opportunities. Chad graduated from a college in Wisconsin with various honors & research awards. Chad returned to Chicago in order to work to empower young people, families and communities that are constantly marginalized to recognize and actualize on their transformative power and organize in their best interests.

    Chad joins Carson-Newman eager to continue and enhance the University's deep commitment to social justice and servant leadership. As the Director of the Bonner Center for Service Learning & Civic Engagement, Chad desires to ensure that C-N resources are effectively utilized to ensure that students become critically aware and socially engaged citizens and community organizations have an influential partner in building strong, sustainable local communities.

  • Shane Williams

    Category: Athletics

    Position: Assistant Coach - Men's Basketball

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4151


  • Angela Wood

    Category: Nursing, Graduate

    Position: Chair, Department of Nursing; Associate Professor of Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3442

    Campus Box: 71883


    BSN, MSN, PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Dr. Wood, who earned the PhD in Nursing from the University of Tennessee, joined the CN faculty in 1993. Her clinical specialty is maternal-infant nursing and she is certified as a High-Risk Perinatal Nurse and as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She is interested in Qualitative research and currently teaches the Undergraduate Research course. Married to her husband Sam, Dr. Wood has 2 adult children and one grandchild. She attends Monte Vista Baptist Church where she is the keyboardist. An avid costume designer and seamstress, Dr. Wood is the Costume Coordinator for the Appalachian Ballet Company.

  • Angie Wood

    Category: Health Pre-Professions

    Position: Associate Professor of Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3442

    Campus Box: 71883


    Dr. Wood, who earned the PhD in Nursing from the University of Tennessee, joined the CN faculty in 1993. Her clinical specialty is maternal-infant nursing and she is certified as a High-Risk Perinatal Nurse and as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She is interested in Qualitative research and currently teaches the Undergraduate Research course.

    Married to her husband Sam, Dr. Wood has 2 adult children and one grandchild. She attends Monte Vista Baptist Church where she is the keyboardist. An avid costume designer and seamstress, Dr. Wood is the Costume Coordinator for the Appalachian Ballet Company

  • Stacy N. Woods

    Category: Physical Plant - Maintenance

    Position: Administrative Assistant for Physical Plant/Maintenance

    Campus Phone: 865 471-3353

    Campus Box: 71980



    Stacy Woods - Stacy came to Carson-Newman February 1, 2007.  Stacy is married to Chris Woods and has three (3) children: Tanner, Tori, and Tayrn. 

    Stacy's address is 888 French Mill Road, Dandridge, TN 37725.

    Phone Number 865 397-8100.

  • Julie Wright

    Category: Music

    Position: Dept. Administrative Assistant, Music Librarian & Coordinator, and Director Preparatory Department

    Campus Phone: 865.471.3328

    Campus Box: 72048


    A 1993 music education Carson-Newman graduate, Mrs. Julie Hensley Wright returned to Carson-Newman as its Director of the Preparatory School of Music in 1998 and became Music Librarian in August, 2007. In 2012, her duties were broadened to include the role of academic administrative assistant in the music department.  

    Mrs. Wright is a private piano teacher and has maintained a studio in Jefferson City since 1998. As a member of the Music Teachers National Association, she obtained national certification in piano pedagogy in December, 2001.

    Mrs. Wright resides in Talbott, TN. She and her husband, Tom, are members of First Baptist Church, Morristown.

  • Stephen Wright , Ph.D.

    Category: Biology

    Position: Professor of Biology & Chemistry

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3562

    Campus Box: 72037


    Office: DSC 113E
    BS - Biology, University of Charleston
    MS - Biochemistry West Virginia University
    PhD - Biochemistry, Wake Forest University

  • Steve Wright

    Category: Health Pre-Professions

    Position: Associate Professor, Biology and Chemistry

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3562

    Campus Box: 72037


    Office: Dougherty Science Center, room 113

    HP Advising areas: Dentistry, Medicine

  • Jimmy Wyatt

    Category: Human Resources

    Position: Director of Human Resources

    Campus Phone: 471-7164

    Campus Box: 71983


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