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  • Cynthia Acuff , PhD, RN

    Position: Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-2084

    Campus Box: 71883

    Email: cacuff@cn.edu

  • Gregory Casalenuovo , PhD, RN

    Position: Associate Professor of Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3236

    Campus Box: 71883

    Email: gcasalenuovo@cn.edu

    Greg Casalenuovo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing. He received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He came to Carson-Newman after working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diabetes Management. Additionally, Dr. Casalenuovo has worked as a staff nurse and manager in the areas of critical care, cardiovascular, surgical, and emergency nursing. His teaching areas include pathophysiology, medical-surgical nursing, critical care nursing, nursing research, professional issues, and statistics.

  • Mary Coleman , MSN, RN

    Position: Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4635

    Campus Box: C-N Box 71883

    Email: marmstrong@cn.edu

  • Sandra Farmer , DNP, RN

    Position: Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3482

    Campus Box: C-N Box 71883

    Email: sfarmer@cn.edu

  • Carolanne Henley , RN, MSN

    Position: Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies in Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4779

    Campus Box: 71883

    Email: chenley@cn.edu


    Carolanne Henley came to Carson-Newman in August of 2007 and currently serves as an Associate Professor and as the Academic Coordinator for the Undergraduate Studies in Nursing. Ms. Henley teaches in the undergraduate program and serves on various committees for nursing and college campus. Her background experience is in nursing education college level, medical/surgical, emergency medicine, critical care and many years in management in the acute care setting. Ms. Henley earned her RN degree from a diploma program in England, and then immigrated to the United States. She earned her BSN degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, BS degree from Oklahoma City University and her MSN degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from East Tennessee State University. Ms. Henley is very involved in mission work, frequently traveling with students on mission trips outside the US.

  • Bobbi Jones , RN, MSN

    Position: Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4083

    Campus Box: 71883

    Email: rljones@cn.edu

    Bobbi Jones is an Assistant Professor in the undergraduate nursing program at Carson-Newman University. She received her BSN from University of Michigan and her MSN from Carson-Newman University.  Bobbi’s clinical experiences include: Medical-Surgical, Emergency Department, and Perioperative.  She also has experience in hospital administration including: Quality/Risk Management, Patient Safety and Regulatory Compliance.  In addition to clinical and administrative experience, Bobbi has participated in both short term and long term international medical missions.


  • Sharon McAnear , MS, RN, FNP-BC

    Position: Associate Professor of Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4841

    Campus Box: 71883

    Email: smcanear@cn.edu

    BS, Texas Women’s University MSN, University of Oklahoma Post-Master’s Certificate, FNP, University of Nebraska

    Sharon McAnear joined the nursing faculty at Carson-Newman in 2000. She holds nursing degrees from Texas Woman’s University and the University of Oklahoma. She completed her Post Master’s Certificate at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and is a licensed board certified family nurse practitioner.She currently teaches Fundamentals of Nursing, Pediatric nursing and Pharmacology.  In addition, she practices part-time as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her professional areas of interest include student health, pharmacology, and pediatrics.

  • Sue McBee , RN, MSN

    Position: Associate Professor of Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3501

    Campus Box: 71883

    Email: smcbee@cn.edu


    Sue has been teaching in the undergraduate nursing program at Carson Newman since 1994. She received a Diploma in Nursing from Saint Mary’s in Knoxville, her BSN from East Tennessee State University and her MSN from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Sue’s clinical experiences include: Critical Care, Public and Community Health, One Day Surgery, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Nuclear Medicine and the Emergency Room. Sue further has participated in medical clinics abroad, leading students on medical mission trips in Belize, Central America, India, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. She has served on disaster relief teams in Florida, Missouri, West Virginia and Haiti. Sue has been a volunteer at the Baptist Center at Western Heights in Knoxville since 1996.

    Sue lives in Rutledge with her husband of 36 years. She has three children and two grandchildren.

  • Melina Rogers

    Position: Administrative Assistant, Department of Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3425fax4574

    Campus Box: 71883

    Email: mrogers@cn.edu

    A native of east Tennessee, Ms. Rogers serves as the welcoming voice to the Department of Nursing.  She came to CN in 1999, and uses her knowledge of finance as well as her wonderful "people skills" make her a favorite of both students and faculty.

    She has a teenage son and is active in CIvil War Reenactment where she has been know to cook over an open fire and do soap making demonstrations.

  • Pamela Rogers , RN, MSN

    Position: Associate Professor of Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3215

    Campus Box: 71883

    Email: progers@cn.edu


    Pam Rogers joined the nursing faculty at Carson-Newman in 2006. Pam received her BSN and MSN from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 1981 she completed a neuroscience clinical specialist program in Houston, Texas and was instrumental in the development of neuroscience services within one of the area hospitals. Pam is an example of the diverse roles that one can have during a nursing career. She has served as a nurse manager, director of nursing, Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer within a hospital setting, and Chief Operating Officer for a home care company. In addition to her passion for nursing leadership and neuroscience nursing, Pam has extensive experience in health care of the elderly.  Along with being licensed in nursing, Pam is a licensed nursing home administrator and has also served as administrator of a nursing home during her career. Pam attended the Johnson & Johnson-Wharton Fellowship Program in Management for Nurse Executives at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. Pam assists in teaching nursing fundamentals and teaches in health care of the elderly. She is course coordinator and teaches the nursing leadership course.

  • Kathy Wilkinson , RN, MSN

    Position: Associate Professor of Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3508

    Campus Box: 71883

    Email: kwilkinson@cn.edu

    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.

  • Angela F. Wood , PhD, RN

    Position: Chair and Professor, Department of Nursing

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3442

    Campus Box: 71883

    Email: awood@cn.edu

    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.

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