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The Rosa DealSchool of Arts

School of Arts Faculty & Staff

ADMINISTRATION

DR. SCOTT GEIS, Dean of Rosa Deal School of Arts, Professor
B.A., Bethel College; M. Div. Bethel Theological Seminary; M.Th. Duke University; Ph.D. Marquette University
Phone: (901) 321-3349 • E-mail: sgeis@cbu.edu 

SEAN MACINNES, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (901) 321-3335 • E-mail: smacinne@cbu.edu

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

DR. TRACIE L. BURKE, Professor, Director of Honors Program
BS, University of Montana; MS, MA, EdD, University of Memphis
Phone: (901) 321-3357 • E-mail: tburke@cbu.edu

DR. MARY F. CAMPBELL, Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)
Phone: (901) 321-3107 • E-mail: mcampbe6@cbu.edu 

DR. KELLY JAMES, Assistant Professor
M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Phone: (901) 321-3356 • E-mail: kjames2@cbu.edu 

DR. CHANDA MURPHY, Instructor
B.A., Christian Brothers University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Memphis
Phone: (901) 321-3338 • E-mail: cmurphy6@cbu.edu 

DR. MAUREEN E. O'BRIEN, Associate Professor
B.A., Christian Brothers University; M.S. The University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of North Carolina Greensboro
Phone: (901) 321-4303 • E-mail: mobrien@cbu.edu 

DR. JEFFREY J. SABLE, Associate Professor
B.A., Drury College; M.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
Phone: (901) 321-3353 • E-mail: jsable@cbu.edu 

DR. COLBY D. TAYLORVisiting Assistant Professor
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Memphis
Phone: (901) 321-3822 • E-mail: ctaylo41@cbu.edu

DR. RODNEY J. VOGL, Chair, Professor
B.S., University of Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University
Phone: (901) 321-4297 • E-mail: rvogl@cbu.edu 

EDUCATION

DR. SAMANTHA M. ALPERIN, Chair, Professor, Director Undergraduate/Graduate Education Programs
B.S.B.A., University of Tennessee; MAT, Ed.D., University of Memphis
Phone: (901) 321-3116 • E-mail: salperin@cbu.edu 

DR. WENDY J. ASHCROFT, Associate Professor
B.A., Psychology (with Honors), Rhodes College; M.A., Special Education (Concentration: Multi-handicapped), University of Memphis; Ed.D., Special Education, University of Memphis 
Phone: (901) 321-3514 • E-mail: washcrof@cbu.edu 

COLLEEN BOYETTE, Director, LANCE/LEaPs
B.A., Christian Brothers University; M.A., University of Notre Dame 
Phone: (901) 321-3119 • E-mail: cboyette@cbu.edu

SHETAUJA COBURN, Administrative and Licensing Officer Assistant / Admissions Coordinator
Phone: (901) 321-4350 • E-mail: scoburn@cbu.edu

DR. CORT CASEY, Associate Professor
B.B.A., University of Mississippi; MAT, University of West Alabama; Ed.D., University of Memphis
Phone: (901) 321-4101 • E-mail: Cort.Casey@cbu.edu 

DR. RICHARD POTTS, Associate Professor
B.A., English, Southern Illinois University; M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Memphis; M.A., English, University of Memphis; Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Memphis
Phone: (901) 321-3020 • E-mail: rpotts@cbu.edu 

RITA RANISZEWSKI, Director of Assessment & Records Licensing Officer
B.A., in History with English minor, Siena College; M.A.T., English Concentration, Memphis State University; M.R.E., Loyola University; M.B.A., Christian Brothers University
Phone: (901) 321-3070/3076 • E-mail: rranisze@cbu.edu 

BROTHER MICHAEL A. SCHMELZER, Assistant Professor
B.A., English, Christian Brothers College; M.A.T., English/Communication Arts, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota; Ph.D., LLC/English Education, The Ohio State University
Phone: (901) 321-3583 • E-mail: mschmelz@cbu.edu 

DR. LAVERN TERRELL, Associate Professor
B.M., Samford University; M.A. Clark-Atlanta University; Ed.D., East Tennessee State University
Phone: (901) 321-3341 • E-mail: lterrell@cbu.edu 

NANCY P. WILDER, Assistant Professor, NCATE Assessment Coordinator
B.S., University of Memphis; M.Ed., University of Memphis; Graduate Studies in Special Education, Vanderbilt University
Phone: (901) 321-3385 • E-mail: nwilder@cbu.edu 

HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE

DR. MARIUS CARRIERE, Professor
B.A., University of Louisiana-Lafayette; M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Phone: (901) 321-3366 • E-mail: mcarrier@cbu.edu 

DR. BENJAMIN R. JORDAN, Associate Professor, Director of LLC
B.A. History, Bard College; Ph.D., United States History, University of California, San Diego; M.A., United States History, University of California, San Diego
Phone: (901) 321-4406 • E-mail: bjordan1@cbu.edu • Faculty Excellence Project: Profile Spotlight

DR. KARL A. LEIB, Associate Professor
B.A., SUNY Albany; M.A., SUNY Albany; Ph.D., Syracuse University
Phone: (901) 321-3337 • E-mail: kleib@cbu.edu 

DR. NEAL A. PALMER, Chair, Associate Professor
B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., The University of Rochester
Phone: (901) 321-3249 • E-mail: npalmer@cbu.edu

LITERATURE & LANGUAGES

DR. KAREN B. GOLIGHTLY, Associate Professor
B.A., Rhodes College; M.F.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
Phone: (901) 321-4483 • E-mail: kgolight@cbu.edu • Faculty Excellence Project: Profile Spotlight

FEDERICO C. GOMEZ-UROZ, Assistant Professor
B.S., M.S., University of Granada, Spain; M.A., The University of Memphis
Phone: (901) 321-3355 • E-mail: fgomezur@cbu.edu 

DR. JEFFREY GROSS, Chair, Associate Professor
B.A., Canisius College; M.A. Indiana State University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Phone: (901) 321-3467 • E-mail: jgross1@cbu.edu

DR. ALISON LUKOWSKI, Assistant Professor 
B.A. Alma College; M.A., Loyola University; Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Phone: (901) 321-3348 • E-mail: alukowsk@cbu.edu 

DR. KARYNA MCGLYNN, Visiting Assistant Professor 
B.A., Seattle University; M.F.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Houston
Phone: (901) 321-3351 • E-mail: kmcglynn@cbu.edu 

DR. VINCENT G. O'NEILL, Visiting Professor
B.A., M.A., University of Windsor, Ontario; Ph.D., University College of the University of London, England
Phone: (901) 321-3346 • E-mail: voneill@cbu.edu 

DR. CLAYANN GILLIAM PANETTA, Professor
B.A., Blue Mountain College; M.A., Ph.D., Old Dominion University
Phone: (901) 321-3955 • E-mail: cpanetta@cbu.edu 

DR. JULIETTE M. PAUL, Assistant Professor
B.A., Providence College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri
Phone:
(901) 321-4114 • E-mail: jpaul1@cbu.edu

DR. TAWNY LEBOUEF TULLIA, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Louisiana; M.A. Texas Woman’s University; Ph.D. Texas Woman’s University
Phone: (901) 321-3458 • E-mail: jltullia@cbu.edu 

SARAH K. WOODS, Instructor, Language Center Coordinator
B.A., M.A., University of Mississippi
Phone:
(901) 321-4112 • E-mail: swoods9@cbu.edu

DR. ANN M. WRANOVIX, Professor
B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
Phone: (901) 321-3352 • E-mail: awranovi@cbu.edu 

LANGUAGE CENTER 
SARAH K. WOODS, Instructor, Language Center Coordinator
Phone: (901) 321-4112 • E-mail: swoods9@cbu.edu

WRITING & COMMUNICATIONS CORNER
Phone: (901) 321-3360 

RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY

DR. REVEREND R. BRUCE CINQUEGRANI, Visiting Assistant ProfessorDirector of Master of Arts in Catholic Studies  
B.A., Assumption College; M.A., University of Notre Dame; M.Div., St. Meinrad School of Theology; D.Min, Barry University
Phone: (901) 321-3017 • E-mail: rcinqueg@cbu.edu 

DR. J. BURTON FULMER, Associate Professor
B.A., Georgetown University; M.A., George Mason University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Phone: (901) 321-3359 • E-mail: jfulmer@cbu.edu 

DR. SCOTT D. GEIS, Professor, Dean of Rosa Deal School of Arts  
B.A., Bethel College; M. Div. Bethel Theological Seminary; M.Th. Duke University; Ph.D. Marquette University
Phone: (901) 321-3349 • E-mail: sgeis@cbu.edu 

DR. EMILY A. HOLMES, Associate Professor
B.A., Tulane University; M.Phil., University of Cambridge; M.T.S., Harvard University; Ph.D., Emory University
Phone: (901) 321-3325 • E-mail: eholmes1@cbu.edu • Faculty Excellence Project: Profile Spotlight

DR. LEIGH M. JOHNSON, Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Memphis; M.A., Villanova University; Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University
Phone: (901) 321-3382 • E-mail: ljohns44@cbu.edu 

DR. PHILLIP J. (MAX) MALONEY, Professor
B.A., M.A., University of Montana; Ph.D., University of Memphis
Phone: (901) 321-3368 • E-mail: pmaloney@cbu.edu 

DR. JAMES BUCHANAN WALLACE, Chair, Associate Professor
B.A., Sewanee (The University of the South); M.Div., Candler School of Theology, Emory University; Ph.D., Emory University
Phone: (901) 321-3018 • E-mail: jwallac6@cbu.edu 

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

MATTHEW V. HAMNER, Associate Professor
B.F.A., Auburn University; M.F.A., University of Central Florida
Phone: (901) 321-3026 • E-mail: mhamner@cbu.edu 

NICHOLAS R. PEÑA, Associate Professor
B.F.A., Southern Illinois University; M.F.A., University of Missouri
Phone: (901) 321-3350 • E-mail: npena@cbu.edu
Website: www.nickpena.net

JANA BROUSSARD TRAVIS, Chair, Associate Professor
B.F.A., M.F.A., The University of Memphis
Phone: (901) 321-3386 • E-mail: jtravis@cbu.edu
Website: www.janatravis.com