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  • Susan Brantly

    Position: Adjunct Faculty

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3295

    Campus Box: 71881


  • Catherine Bush , EdD, CFLE, CFCS

    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.


  • Diana Carroll , PhD, AFC, CFCS

    Position: Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences; Director Duncan Cooperative Management Lab

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3296

    Campus Box: 71880

    PhD, AFC, CFCS

    PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    MS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    BS, Carson-Newman College

    Dr. Carroll is leader of the Consumer Services major and Director of the Duncan Cooperative Management Lab that focuses on leadership and teamwork development. She serves as advisor of the FCS Honor Society, Kappa Omicron Nu (www.kon.org). Dr. Carroll is an Accredited Financial Counselor (www.afcpe.org) and a trained Money Map Coach with Crown Financial Ministries (www.crown.org).

    She is a member of the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the Tennessee Jump$tart coalition (www.tnjumpstart.org). Her professional interests include personal financial counseling, time management and organizational skills, and balancing work and family issues.

    Dr. Carroll is worship pianist at her church and enjoys traveling, playing the piano, watching basketball and football games, and reading.


  • Kitty Coffey , PhD, RD, LDN, CFCS

    Position: School Dean, Professor of Family & Consumer Sciences

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3295

    Campus Box: 71881

    Post-doctoral work, The University of Tennessee

    PhD, The University of Tennessee

    MS, The University of Tennessee

    BS, The University of Tennessee

    Dr. Coffey is the Dean of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and leader of the Foods, Nutrition, and Dietetics major. She is Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE). Courses taught by Dr. Coffey include Food and People; Science of Nutrition; Senior Seminar in Foods, Nutrition, and Dietetics; and Field Experience in Foods, Nutrition, and Dietetics.

    Her research interests include childhood obesity, food lipids, academic accreditations, and leadership development. She has presented papers at national conferences, published in the FCS literature, and co-authored two books.

    She is a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences, the American Dietetic Association, the Institute of Food Technology, and Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society of North America.

    Her personal interests include travel, reading, writing, and aquatics.


  • Nancy Farris , MS

    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.


  • Tammy Hickle , BS

    Position: Lead Teacher, CDL

    Campus Phone: (865) 471-3300

    Email: trhickle@cn.edu


  • Stephen Huff , MS, NCIDQ # 18779

    Position: Instructor of Interior Design

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3299

    Campus Box: 71965

    Email: shuff@cn.edu

    Post-graduate work in Housing, Virginia Tech

    MS, Engineering Technology, East Tennessee State University

    BS, Interior Design, The University of Tennessee

    Mr. Huff teaches fundamentals of interior design, drafting and space planning, human factors and culture, CAD, materials and finished, residential and commercial studios, kitchen and bath design, history of interiors, portfolio design, and business procedures.

    Mr. Huff's areas of interest include materials and their meaning, sustainability, detailing, and kitchen and bath design.  He has worked in a variety of both residential and commercial design settings to help bring practice experience along with holistic thinking to design education.  In his spare, Mr. Huff enjoys spending time with family, "junking," and anything associated with Mid-Century Modern design.

    Mr. Huff is a member of Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and International Interior Design Association (IIDA).


  • Kimberly Johnson , PhD, RD, LDN

    Position: Assistant Professor of Family & Consumer Sciences

    Campus Phone: 865-471-2051

    Campus Box: 71881

    PhD in Food Science and Technology, The University of Tennessee
    MS in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship, Texas Woman’s University
    BS in Dietetics, Texas Tech University

    Dr. Johnson teaches Basic Nutrition, Science of Nutrition, Nutrition Education and the Community, Experimental Food Science, Food Service Management, Food Procurement, Production and Service and other foods related courses. She also co-advises the Student Dietetic Association and assist students in their Dietetic Externships.

    Her areas of interest include sensory and textural analysis of foods, bakery, and nutritional concerns during each of the lifecycle. She has worked in pediatric nutrition as a clinical dietitian, mostly with diabetes, gastrointestinal, and food allergy/intolerance. She has also had positions in long-term care consulting and patient care food services for a large acute care hospital.

    Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and The American Dietetic Association and the local and state affiliate organizations

    She enjoys spending time with her family, travel, and photography.


  • Amy Richey

    Position: Administrative Assistant for School of Family & Consumer Sciences

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3295

    Campus Box: 71981

    Email: arichey@cn.edu


  • Heather Whaley , PhD, CFCS

    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.


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