Patrick Anderson
Technical Specialist
IT 145E

Patrick graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in May of 2011 with a B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems. Patrick began working for Lipscomb at the end of May in 2011. In December of 2012, he received a M.S. in Information Security at Lipscomb. His primary responsibilities include Windows computer support for faculty and staff, printer support, and management of student workers for the IT dept.

Ritchie Beard
Systems Administrator

IT 153B

Ritchie graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 2004 with a B.S. in Business Administration. He joined the Lipscomb Information Technology Department in October 2007. His primary responsibilities include supporting faculty and staff computers, as well as, printer support and the management of print quota software.

Philip Brackett
Technical Specialist

IT 172


Jason BurtonJason Burton
Telecommunications Technician
IT 145
Prior to joining Lipscomb's Infrastructure team in September 2014, Jason worked for the Kroger Facility Engineering Department and for Herring Technology.  Jason holds several certifications in the data/comm field, including BICSI Level II Installer and Journeyman Electrical License. 

Jennifer Cameron
Manager of
Administrative Systems

IT 162

Jennifer graduated from Harding University in May of 2002 with a B.A. in Computer Science and minors in English and Bible. Before moving to Nashville, she worked both as a programmer for the Advancement department at Harding and website manager for Truth for Today World Mission School ( Jennifer began working in the Information Technology Department in February of 2004, and became Manager of Administrative Systems in July 2011.


Marc Colley
Manager of
Technical Support

IT 165

Marc graduated from Lipscomb University in 1992. He began working for Lipscomb University in 2003. As a Programmer/Analyst, he provided Banner technical support and fulfilled various reporting needs for the Admissions, Housing, and University Communication & Marketing departments. In 2007, he began working as a Computer Technician where he provides hardware and software support to all faculty and staff.

Jan CroninJan Cronin
Technical Specialist

IT 172

Jan came to the Information Technology Department in September, 2014 after working for various telecommunications companies where he provided PC and network support. He has a B.S in Accounting from Lipscomb University. Jan’s primary responsibilities include hardware and software support for faculty and staff Windows computers.

Jessica Daniel

Identity & Access Management Administrator

IT 153A

Jessica graduated from Lipscomb University in 1999 with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. She began working as a programmer and Assistant Database Administrator in the Information Technology Department in January of 2000, moved to User Services in January of 2003 and began working in Infrastructure in 2008.  

Barry Graves
Telecomm Administrator

IT 145C

Barry graduated from Lipscomb University in May of 1999. He holds a B.A. in Bible and a Minor in Psychology. Barry is responsible for maintaining (configuring, testing, and analysis) all the voice communication network. He is Apple, A+, and Network+ certified.

Mike Green
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

IT 161

Mr. Green became the university's chief information officer in May 2007, after serving as the chief operating officer for PROFORMANCE, Inc., a document-imaging provider to the banking industry. Before that, he served as a senior director of IT for Hewlett Packard (HP) overseeing the Americas Region Services IT organization. He also served as the IT director of internet systems, CRM systems, and corporate testing and release management for Corporate Services at HP. Prior to his work at HP, Green served as a consulting practice director for Andersen Consulting, Digital Equipment Corporation, and DSC Communications specializing in multimedia and broadband networking. He has worked in defense systems at the Oak Ridge National Labs and E-Systems, and was also a full time instructor of computer science (graduate and undergraduate) at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Green is still active in Program Management training and organizations such as IEEE and ACM. He also serves as an elder at the Hillsboro Church of Christ in Nashville and has previously served as an elder at Bammel Church of Christ in Houston, Texas. He has a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee and a B.S. in Mathematics from Mississippi State University.

He may be reached at 615.966.5682 or via email at

Brad Ham
Technical Specialist

IT 172

Brad graduated from Lipscomb University in 2000 with a B. S. in Computer Science. He worked as a Systems Analyst with AIM Healthcare Services Inc. before joining Lipscomb full time in 2002. At Lipscomb he provides Apple computer support for Faculty and Staff offices. He also supports and maintains Lipscomb's Apple computer labs.

Cindy Mears
Administrative Assistant

IT 160

Cindy began working with the Information Technology Department in July 2008. She serves as a Coordinator and Assistant to the VP/CIO of Information Technology, as well as a liaison for four IT managers, the IT staff, and students who visit IT. She also assists with ordering computer equipment, software, phones, and pays for technical services for the university. She graduated from Nashville State Technical Community College, earning a Technical Communications Certification in May 2008, and a Web Page Authoring Technical Certification in December 2006, both Summa Cum Laude. She currently pursues a Bachelors degree in the fields of Psychology and Organizational Leadership within Lipscomb’s Adult Education program.Cindy previously worked as Computer Lab teacher for East Cheatham Elementary School for 10 years and columnist for the Ashland City Times for 6 years.

Elizabeth Owensby
Switchboard Operator
IT 145


Michelle Putnam
Database Administrator

IT 164

Michelle received a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics in June of 1984 from Lipscomb University and a M.S. in Computer Science in May of 1990 from Vanderbilt University. Michelle began working for the Information Technology Department in March of 1986. She is responsible for the integrity of the data in the administrative software. Michelle also teaches Information Systems Applications I, Information Systems Applications II, and Data Base Management courses for the Computing & Information Technology Department. 

Jeff Scott

Jeff Scott
Technical Specialist

IT 172


Jon Scott Smith

Jon Scott Smith
IT 167

Jon Scott graduated from Harding University with a B.A. in Computer Science and a minor in Writing in December of 2013. He started working at Lipscomb as a Programmer and Software Analyst on February 26, 2014. He currently develops web applications, development tools, and support Banner Student, myDegreePlan, and EMS. In his free time he continues to pursue filmmaking and writing.

Joe Trimble
Systems Analyst/DBA

IT 168

Joe graduated from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Minor in Computer Science June of 1984. Joe began working in the Information Technology Department in June of 1984.

Dave Wagner

Manager of Information Security and Infrastructure

IT 163

Dave came to Lipscomb as Director of Information Security and Infrastructure in 2008. He graduated from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems in 1998. Dave obtained his CISSP certification in 2003. He came to Lipscomb from Volunteer Corporate Credit Union where he served as the Information Security Officer.

Brenda West
Switchboard Operator

IT 145
Brenda came to Lipscomb in 1997, as director of Middle School Extended Day.  She also joined the switchboard in 2002.  She left the extended day program in 2007, to become one of the Receptionists at the switchboard in the Information Technology Department.

Greg Williams

/Web Developer
IT 145D

Greg came to the Information Technology Department in July 2011. Greg graduated from Lipscomb in June 1973, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Math. He has worked for Life and Casualty Ins. Co., Genesco, Middle Tennessee Health Systems Agency, GEIS (General Electric Information Services Co), EDS, SRS. All of his work has been programmer / systems analyst related. He works with Blackboard and myLipscomb (myCampus).