2022-2023 Catalog 
    May 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Board of Trustees

Mrs. Lisa Barnes Dr. Janice Bryant Howroyd (Hon.)
Mr. Paul A. Bauer ‘86, Vice Chair Mr. T. W. King
Mr. Dan L. Bell Mr. Baxter J. Myers, Jr. ‘66
Mr. Thomas A. Betts, Jr. Dr. LaWanda V. Peace
Mr.  Vernon T. Bradley, Jr. Mrs. Teri Sharpe
Mr. Harry Bynum Mr. Joe A. Shearin ‘78
Ms. Beth B. Covolo Mr. Roger G. Taylor ‘70
Dr. Daniel L. Crocker, Chair Mr. John A. Turnage, Secretary
Mr. Arnold Gordan-Bray Mr. Thomas A. Winstead
Mr. W. Ted Gossett Dr. Constance Williams (Hon.)
Mr. Kevin Jones  
Mrs. Leslie Hall  

Trustees Emeriti

Mr. J. Phil Carlton Mrs. Vel H. Johnson
Ms. Phyllis S. Cowell Mr. William Kincheloe
Mr. J. Richard Futrell, Jr. Dr. William B. Pittman
Dr. John Hartness Dr. Robert R. Zipf, Jr.

Honorary Trustee

Bishop Hope M. Ward

Ex Officio

Dr. Evan D. Duff, President
Rev. Ismael Ruiz-Millan (Ex Officio)

University Legal Counsel

Battle, Winslow, Scott and Wiley, P.A.

Administration and Staff

Allen, Joe - Admissions Counselor
Anderson, Ashley - Coordinator of Enrollment Management
Anderson, Jennifer - Director of Admissions-Processing 
Anderson, ReOtis - Financial Aid Advisor
Anderson, Teikisha - Assistant Controller/Payroll Coordinator
Armbruster, Mike - Assistant Athletic Director, Internal Operations
Batchelor, Mildred - Senior Programmer/Analyst
Batchelor, Vanessa - Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach
Battle, Charles - Housekeeper
Belcher, Chris - Assistant Cross Country/Track & Field Coach
Biancur, Beverly - Women’s Soccer Coach
Blake, Aeon - Assistant Football Coach
Blount, Joselyn - Admissions and Advising Coordinator - Goldsboro APS
Boone, Jason - Circulation Supervisor
Booth, Meredith - Assistant Softball Coach
Bowman, Mark - Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Boykin, Anthony - Security and Systems Administrator
Boykin, Greg - Director of Information Systems
Brackett, John - Softball Coach
Brackett, Suzanne - Senior Vice President/Administration
Bradley, Renee - Facilities Office Administrator
Brake, Wendy - Executive Assistant for Academics
Brandt, Kimla - NCWU Event and Summer Camp Coordinator
Brice, Albie - Head Tennis Coach/ISEF Director and Special Gift Officer
Brown, Laura - Associate Dean of Veteran Services
Brown, Ray - Groundskeeper
Brys-Wilson, Jessica - Director of Health Services
Carson, Carol - Assistant Athletic Director for Student Welfare
Carter, Derrick - Assistant Baseball Coach
Cashwell, Candy - Registrar
Cashwell, Nathan - Groundskeeper
Chichester, Doretha - Admissions Representative - Rocky Mount APS
Clark, Justin - Assistant Football Coach
Clift, Christine - Admissions and Advising Coordinator - Greenville APS
Clifton, Greg - Head Baseball Coach
Collins II, Bayden - Sports Information Director
Cooper, Jr., Joseph - Housekeeping
Cutchin, Vickie - Operations Analyst - PT
Davis, Denikee - Administrative Assistant for Student Life
Denton, Aaron - Vice President of Athletics
Dew, Tyler - Academic Advisor - Durham APS
Donovan, Tim - Head Athletic Trainer
Drew, Michael - Vice President of Enrollment
Duff, Evan - President of the University
Dunn, Bill - Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach
Edgerton, Larry - Painter - PT
Edwards, Cindy - Senior Executive of Operations
Edwards, Jessica - YTI Program Administrator/DSO
Elhoffer, Kent - Tutor - PT
Farrell, Katie - Associate Dean of Adult Studies: Strategy, Partnerships & Assessment
Ferguson, Edwin - Chaplain
Fields, Gail - Switchboard Operator
Filkovski, Jeff - Head Football Coach
Fryar, David - Director of Facilities
Frye, Michael - Sr. Graphic and Web Designer
Gentile, Vicky - Volleyball Coach
Good, Missy - Coordinator of Donor Gifts and Information
Grant, Chantoni - Admissions Counselor/Director of Bishop Gaming Association
Grimsley, Tonia - Head Cheer Coach
Gurganus, Elic - Technical Director
Hall, Cooper - Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach
Hammock, Alyssa - Assistant Athletic Trainer
Harrell, Kenny - Admissions Counselor
Harrell, Tammy - Manager of Faculty Records & Academic Projects
Hedgepeth, Ann - Housekeeper
Hedgepeth, Erma - Academic Advisor
Hening, Suzanne - International Student Services Coordinator
Hill, Crystal - Director of Marketing and Communications
Hill, Leah - Director of Financial Aid
Hinson, Mark - Senior Exective for Philanthropic Engagement
Judd, Lindsey - Director of Rocky Mount Adult Studies
Kelly, Jarrod - Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation
Kinney, Fabiola - Director of Advising
Lamm, Darleen - Education Administrative Assistant - PT
Lane, Joe - Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Lantman, Christina - Tutor - PT
Lassiter, Angie - Financial Aid Specialist - PT
Lawson, Kim - Reference Librarian - PT
Letchworth, Jason - Admissions Processing Coordinator
L’Heureux, Nadine - Admissions Counselor
Lilley, Ben - Assistant Director of Student Success
Macdonell, Kate - Admissions Counselor - Durham APS
Mann, Falesa - Housekeeper
Mann, Stephen - Social Media/Public Relations Manager
Manning, Jim - Groundskeeper
Marsh, Clint - Assistant Baseball Coach
Marsigli, Scott - Institutional Research Analyst
Martin, Sheila - Executive Director Dunn Center
McKinney, Jr., Quincy - Assistant Football Coach
Mercer, James - Director of Military Studies
Mercer, Wesley - Helpdesk Technician
Merrill, Evan - Head Lacrosse Coach/Director of Taylor Center & Intramurals
Meszaros, Allen - Network Administrator
Modlin, Jason - Dean of Students
Moody, Karen - Housekeeper
Moss, Allison - Director of Student Accounts
Moss, Courtney - Box Office Assistant - PT
Newton, Diane - Housekeeper
Nicholson, Trudy - Housekeeper
Nixon, Chelsea - Admissions Office Liaison
Patterson, Lynne - Financial Aid Advisor
Patterson, Payne - Groundskeeper/Maintenance Worker
Patterson, Zack - General Maintenance Worker
Perry, Sarah - Assistant Lacrosse Coach
Phipps, Jennifer - Admissions and Advising Coordinator for Graduate Programs
Pitchford, DeNasia - Head Dance Coach - PT
Porter, Fonda - Director of Counseling and Accessibility Services - PT
Price Wells, Paige - Director of Admissions
Ranke, Stephen - Infrastructure and Systems Administrator
Rich, Marcus - Rachel T. Dix Bookstore Manager
Richardson, Bryson - Assistant Football Coach - Intern
Richardson, Lee - Housekeeper
Robinson, Tammy - Director of Donor Engagement
Rowe, Matt - Assistant Tennis Coach
Scott, Anne - Housekeeper
Sears, Wayne - Director of Campus Safety
Shackleford, Connor - General Maintenance Worker
Sharpe, Kaley - Admissions Counselor
Sledge, Laquanna - Library Night Supervisor - PT
Smallwood, Joy - Associate Dean of Adult Studies: Operations Development
Smith, Elliott - Director of Student Activities
Smith, Zach - Assistant Athletic Trainer
Snow, Cornelius - Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Somerville, Monet - Aread Coordinator
Spragley, Kelvin - Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion Programming
Stallings, Stephanie - Lead Admissions Counselor
Stamper, Mackenzie - Director of Residence Life
Starling, John - General Maintenance Worker
Stone, Jordan - Multimedia Coordinator
Stone, Taylor - Director of Student Success Services
Sundbom, Ayra - Instructional Technologist
Sykes, Alana - Admissions Coordinator - Rocky Mount APS
Sykes, Mac - Head Golf Coach
Taylor, Judie - Graphic Designer
Taylor, Sherra - Admissions Processing/Quality Control Specialist
Thompson, John - Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Tobias, Quinn - Assistant Football Coach
Trader, Artina - Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Turner, Dawn - Director of International Student Services
Tyndall, Lori - Sr. Financial Aid Advisor - PT
Tyson, Lee - Counselor
Vath, Gabe - Database Analyst
Verner, Nadine - Admissions and Advising Coordinator
Vinson, Sr., Antonio - Housekeeping Supervisor
Votipka, Andrew - Controller
Wallace, Grace - Technical Services Associate
Watson, Ann - Assistant to the Registrar
Wheeler, Donna - Project Manager
Whitley, Darrell - Director of Human Resources
Whitmer, Meghan - Budget Analyst
Wilkins, Jessica - Coordinator of Academic Support/DSO
Williams, Brian - Assistant Head Football Coach
Wilson, DeOnna - Student Accounts Representative
Wilson-Ruffin, Kayla - Assistant Volleyball Coach
Wood, Amy - Senior Student Accounts Representative
Wyatt, Molly - Associate Provost
Young, Khira - Lab Supervisor


WENDY W. ACHILLES, Associate Professor of Accounting and Chair, School of Business
B.S., M.S., East Carolina University
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

AARON ALLEN, Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Northwestern College
M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ph.D., Iowa State University

REBA K. BEEMAN, Visiting Instructor of English
B.A., North Carolina Wesleyan College
M.A., University of North Carolina Greensboro

LUCAS BERRINI, Assistant Professor, Collection Development Librarian
B.A., M.S., East Carolina University
M.L.I.S., University of North Carolina Greensboro

VANESSA BATCHELOR, Visiting Instructor of Exercise Science
B.S., North Carolina Wesleyan College
M.S., University of North Carolina Greensboro

DIMITRI BLONDEL, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., Duke University
M.S., University of Florida
Ph.D., University of Florida

JAMES M. BOWERS, Associate Professor of English
B.A., M.A., University of Central Florida
Ph.D., Florida State University

DANIELLE BRAXTON, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion
B.S., North Carolina State University
M.Ph., R.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PATRICIA GAIL BREWER, Professor of Teacher Education and Chair of the Faculty
B.A., M.Ed., North Carolina Central University
M.Ed., East Carolina University
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

JASON W. BUEL, Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., Appalachian State University
M.A., Ph.D., North Carolina State University

SHANNON CROWLEY, Associate Professor of Public Health and Director of Masters in Public Health
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

BRENT DOZIER, Associate Professor of Mathematics
A.A., A.S., Nash Community College
B.S., M.S., Ph.D. North Carolina State University

BARRY DRUM, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.S., Emmanuel College
M.Div., Duke University
Ed.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

EVAN D. DUFF, President
B.S., Mount Olive College
M.S., Central Michigan University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

DANIEL ELIAS, Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., La Molina National Agrarian University
M.S., Washington State University
Ph.D., Ball State University

ROBERT E. EVERTON, Associate Professor of Business Administration and Marketing
B.S., Old Dominion University
M.S., Virginia Tech
M.B.A., Averett University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

PAUL EWELL, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
B.A., Virginia Wesleyan College
M.B.A., Salisbury State University
D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

JAY FORTENBERY, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
A.S., Nash Community College
B.A., North Carolina Wesleyan College
M.S.C.J., Methodist University
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

JESSE GAY, Visiting Instructor of English
B.S., M.A., East Carolina University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina Greensboro

MARIA GIL, Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.S., Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral
B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute
M.B.A., Wirtschafts Universitaet
M.B.A., University of South Caroilna
Ph.D., University of North Carolina Greensboro 

LESLEY GILLIAN, Visiting Instructor of Nursing
B.S., Liberty University
A.D.N., Nash Community College
M.S.N.., Gardner Webb University

WILLIAM J. GRATTAN III, Professor of English
B.A., Allegheny College
M.F.A., University of Texas-El Paso
Ph.D., University of Missouri

LOIS M. HART, Associate Professor of Teacher Education
B.S., Fayetteville State University
M.Ed., North Carolina Central University
Ed.D., Fayetteville State University

ALYSSA JONES, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Texas Wesleyan University
M.S., Texas A & M University-Commerce
Ph.D., Texas A & M University-Commerce

AMY L. KARNEHM WILLIS, Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.A., Wright State University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

JARROD T. KELLY, Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation
B.A., Miami University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

YOUNG HUN KIM, Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
M.A., Seoul National University
M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

VINCENT S. LARKIN, Assistant Professor, Instruction and Assessment Librarian
B.A., M.L.S., Rutgers University
M.F.A, University of Utah

CARLTON R. LEWIS, Assistant Professor of Justice Studies Criminal Justice
B.A., North Carolina Wesleyan College
M.S., East Carolina University
Ph.D., Northcentral University

JACQUELYNE LEWIS, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
B.S., North Carolina Wesleyan College
M.B.A., Campbell University
Ph.D., Northcentral University

HEATHER A. LOUCH, Professor of Biology and Director of the Zipf Teaching and Learning Center
B.S., Oregon State University
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

MARGARET LOVE, Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Rhodes College
M.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., Tufts University

CHRISTOPHER LUSBY, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., North Carolina Wesleyan College
J.D., Campbell University

MEIR MAGAL, Professor of Exercise Science and Chair, School of Mathematics and Sciences
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi

ELIZABETH S. MARSAL, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Meredith College
M.S.W., East Carolina University
Ph.D., Walden University

KIMBERLY A. MARTIN, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Massachusetts-Boston
M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

SHIRLEY T. MCLAUGHLIN, Associate Professor of Marketing/Finance
B.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S., Rollins College
D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

GEENA MESSER-KNODE, Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Dean of Business Innovation 
B.A., Radford University
M.S.A., Central Michigan University
Ph.D., Capella University

CRYSTAL OSTHEIM, Director of Nursing Programs and Initiatives, Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Barton College
M.S.N.-F.N.P, University of Cincinnati
D.N.P., Grand Canyon University

PAMELA MEADOWS PATTERSON, Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Concord College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

KAITLIN PERICAK, Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., American University
M.A., American University
Ph.D., University of Miami

MONICA PHILLIS, Visiting Instructor of Accounting
B.S., North Carolina Wesleyan College
M.S., Keller University

ROBIN PIETRYK, Assistant Professor of Sports Administration 
B.A., Bethany College
M.A., Kent State University
Ph.D., Walden University

JAMIE HATHAWAY POLLARD, Visiting Instructor of English
B.A., North Carolina Wesleyan College
M.A. Ed., East Carolina University

GREGORY S. PREUSS, Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Kentucky
M.A., Wake Forest University
Ph.D., Ohio University

CHAD ROSS, Associate Professor of History and Vice Chair of the Faculty
B.A., University of Texas-Austin
M.A., PhD University of Missouri–Columbia

RACHEL A. ROY, Associate Professor, Director of the Elizabeth Pearsall Library 
B.S., Milligan College
M.L.S., North Carolina Central University

FRED W. SANBORN, Professor of Psychology and Assistant Director of the Taylor- Crocker Honors Program
B.A., Kansas Wesleyan University
M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University

JONATHAN D. SARRIS, Professor of History
B.A., Washington College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia

TONY SAWYER, Assistant Professor of Music Production and Director of 301 North Records
B.M., Kennesaw State University
M.M., Northern Arizona University

KELVIN SPRAGLEY, Director of Teacher Education and Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion Programming
A.A., Chowan University
B.S., East Carolina University
M.Ed., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

GAIL T. STAFFORD, Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., North Carolina State University
M.A.Ed., East Carolina University

ANDREW H. STERN, Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Georgetown University
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
Ph.D., Emory University

KATRINA L. SWEET, Associate Professor of Business Administration
B.A, North Carolina Wesleyan College
M.P.A., DeVry University
Ph.D., Capella University

JOHN TEMPLE, Professor of Biology
B.S., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University

LEE TEMPLETON, Professor of English and Chair, School of Humanities
B.A., Florida Southern College
M.A., Ph.D., The University of North Carolina-Greensboro

DOREEN THIERAUF, Assistant Professor of English and Assistant Director of the Zipf Teaching and Learning Center
B.A., University of Rostock
M.A., University of Rostock
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

AMI THOMPSON, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

SHANE THOMPSON, Assistant Professor of the Bible and the Ancient Near East
B.A., Wake Forest University
M.A., University of Kansas
M.T.S., Emory University
Ph.D., Brown University

MONTANNA TORREY, Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute
M.F.A., The Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

EMILY WEBER, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., Augustana University
Ph.D., University of Rochester Medical Center

SHERRY WILLIAMSON, Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
B.S., North Carolina Wesleyan College
M.I.T., American Intercontinental University
D.B.A., California Intercontinental University

MOLLY A. WYATT, Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Sociology
B.S., Syracuse University
M.S., University of North Texas
Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

BILL YANKOSKY, Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Taylor-Crocker Honors Program
B.A., Western Maryland College
M.S., University of Maryland-Baltimore
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Faculty Emeriti

EVERETT MAYO ADELMAN, Professor Emeritus of Art
B.F.A., Cooper Union
M.F.A., Syracuse University

V. ANDERSON, Professor Emerita of English
B.S., St. John Fisher College
M.A., State University of New York - Brockport
Ph.D., Texas Christian University

ROBERT S. BUSSOM, Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University

DARRYL L. DALEY, Associate Professor Emeritus of Biology
B.A., M.A., Wayne State University
Ph.D., University of Illinois

ROGER E. DRAKE, Professor Emeritus of Theatre
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University
M.F.A., Ohio University

R. STEVEN FEREBEE, Professor Emeritus of English
B.A., University of Florida
M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico

KENNETH V. FINNEY, Professor Emeritus of History
B.S., Eastern Montana College
M.A., Ph.D., Tulane University

JANICE J. FLEMING, Assistant Professor Emerita of Education
B.S., Radford College
M.Ed., Radford University

NANCY FLOYD, Associate Professor Emerita of Computer Information Systems
B.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.B.A., Boston University
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

FRED A. GRISSOM, Professor Emeritus of Religion
A.B., University of Alabama
M.Th., University of Chicago
M.Div., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

JEFFREY J. KUGLITSCH, Associate Professor Emeritus of Earth Science
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
J.D., Washington University
M.Sc., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

ALBERT J. LAROSE, Professor Emeritus; Director of the Library
B.A., University of Maryland
M.A., University of Dayton
M.L.S., University of Maryland

L. CAROL LAWRENCE, Professor Emerita of Mathematics
B.A. Ed., M.A. Ed., University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

BARBARA L. PERRY-SHELDON, Professor Emerita of Education
B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Appalachian State University
Ed.D., University of Georgia

JAY R. QUINAN, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
B.A., Siena College
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ph.D., University of Georgia

STANLEY R. SMEDLEY, Associate Professor Emeritus of Business
B.S., Wittenberg University
M.S., North Carolina State University
M.B.A., Clemson University
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

LEVERETT T. SMITH, JR., Professor Emeritus of English
B.A., Middlebury College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

PATRICIA MATISZ SMITH, Professor Emerita of Business
B.S., Duquesne University
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Capella University

REXFORD F. TUCKER, Professor Emeritus of Religion
B.A., Oberlin College
B.D., Yale University
Ph.D., Drew University

RICHARD L. WATSON III, Professor Emeritus of History
B.A., Duke University
M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

GEORGE WHITWELL, Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute
M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

KATHLEEN R. WILSON, Assistant Professor Emerita of Business
B.A., Lake Forest College
M.B.A., Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

KATHERINE R. WINSLOW, Professor Emerita; Director of the Library
B.A. Smith College
M.S.L.S., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.B.A., University of Florida