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Senior Fellow for Institute of Conflict Resolution
B.A. – Oakland University
M.A. – Oakland University
J.D. – Wayne State University Law School
Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Ethics – Albany Medical Center
Partner and counsel for Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis PLLC – 9 yrs, cumulative for both positions
Managing member for Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLC – 20 yrs
Associate attorney for Cox & Hooth, P.C. – 2 yrs
Judicial law clerk at Oakland County Probate Court – 3 years
Serves as an officer and principal in Strategic Resolutions Group, LLC
Counsels for Miller & Martin, LLP
President of Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators
Chairman of the Center for Public Trust
Bridgesmith is listed annually in notable attorney rating publications such as Chambers USA, Americas Leading Lawyers for Business and Woodward White Inc.’s, America’s Leading Lawyers.
He is an honorary member of the International Academy of Mediators.
He serves as fellow in the Nashville Bar Foundation and the Tennessee Bar Foundation.
Academic Director for the Institute for Sustainable Practice
Associate Professor of Sustainability.
B.S. - University of Arkansas-Little Rock
Ph.D. - University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
University of Notre Dame, research assistant professor in the biology department and director of the undergraduate environmental research program
University of Notre Dame, lead investigator for an ecology of infectious disease program
Combat medic with the U.S. Marine Corps
Experience with bio-warfare
Directed the U.S. Navy West Nile Virus Program
Directed a medical informatics department
Officer in charge of environmental issues in Iraq during much of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where his team became the first active duty armed forces unit to engage in habitat preservation and biological control/integrated disease management while under active combat situations.
Member of the Institutional Review & Development Degree Committee for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Member of the Board of Directors for the South Eastern Association of Naturalists
Former senior board member with the North Carolina State Academy of Science (2010-2011)
Former vice chair of the zoology and ecology branches of the Indiana Academy of Science (2005-2006)
Dr. English has performed research on a variety of field-based projects in the National Bison Range, Tribal Wildlands, U.S. national parks and state and county greenways.
Executive Director for Institute of Sustainable Practice
Assistant Professor of Sustainable Practice
B.S. – Tennessee Technical University
M.S. – University of Tennessee
Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award – 2007
Conservationist of the Year, Tennessee Conservation League – 1998
Served two former Tennessee governors of different parties managing environmental policy and interacted with the public, media, and other government officials.
Former Board Member at the US Green Building Council
Hosted and organized Tennessee’s only Green Business Summit at Lipscomb University – 2008 and 2009
Serving on the Tennessee Environmental Council
Serves on the Storm-water Managements Board and the Open Lands Advising Committee for the mayor of Tennessee
Galbreath led efforts to implement a nationally recognized wetlands conservation plan.
He created one of the nation’s first environmental justice plans.
Galbreath passed five legislative proposals for sustainable use of Tennessee’s water supplies and native rivers.
He has promoted natural/green infrastructure concepts for storm water management in Tennessee.
Galbreath has provided sustainability consulting services for clients of URS Corporation.
He is certified to present the Gore Climate Project presentation.
Managing Director for the Institute for Conflict Management
Professor of Conflict Management
D.Min- Leadership - Abilene Christian University
Post-Doctorate Certificates from Cornell University and Abilene Christian University
Managing Director for Institute of Conflict Management
Dean of the College of Biblical Studies at Lubbock Christian University
Involved in University accrediting issues for Southern Association
Consultant for over 100 businesses, religious organizations, non-profits, and public entities in facilitation and conflict management
International experience in managing conflict in Guatemala, Brazil, and Germany
Facilitated public policy decisions at the city and county level on land use issues.
Director of Institute for Christian Spirituality
Professor of Biblical Studies
B.S. – Lipscomb University
M.A. – Lipscomb University
Ph.D – Saint Louis University
Ohio Valley College Alumnus of the Year – 2008
Lipscomb University Outstanding Teacher – 2003, 2008
Instructor at Saint Louis University – 5 years
Missionary in Cervignano, Italy – 7 years
Currently serves as an adjunct professor at Abilene Christian University and Oklahoma Christian University.
Serves as a visiting professor at Oxford University every four years
Served at Lipscomb since 1991
Lavender has ministry experience in Italy, Illinois, and Tennessee.
He has published the following books:
• 1 & 2 Corinthians: Jesus, Cross, Church (commentary)
• Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, & Philemon (commentary)
• Luke:Jesus is Savior (commentary)
• Mark: Jesus is God’s Son (commentary)
• Living God’s Love (co-authored with Gary Holloway)
• Acts of the Apostles: Jesus Alive in His Church (commentary)
• A Biblical pattern for church growth : a study of Ephesians 4:1-16
• The Church of God’s Intent: Strategies For Renewal (co-authored with Robert Glenn)
He has also published numerous book reviews, articles, and lectures.
Lavender has coached various athletic sports including cross-country and baseball, and he holds a private pilot license.
Current research interest lies in measuring spirituality (in conjunction with his work as Director of Institute for Christian Spirituality)
Lavender is the former Director of Missional Studies at Lipscomb University.
Dean of the College of Professional Studies,
home of the Institute for Law, Justice, and Society
Associate Professor of Law
B.B.A. – Northern State University
J.D. – Oklahoma University
“Women of Influence” for Innovation, presented by the Nashville Business Journal – 2007
Director of corporate meetings for Apple Inc. in association with Maritz travel company – 1 yr
Lead Management for Walt Disney Resorts developing sales leads – 3 yrs
Founding Board Member of the Middle Tennessee Transit Alliance
Manages The Davidson Group for Nashville
Advisory Board for the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugees Rights Coalition
Long was named one of Nashville Business Journal’s Women of Influence for her innovative work at Lipscomb.
She is a licensed attorney and a civil mediator.
Her research interests include making trade work for the poor and the service industries.
She written a number of articles and recently presented papers on race issues, and hunger and poverty.
Long is featured on a monthly TV show titled On Modern Age that answers questions on ageing issues.
Experience in sales and managerial positions in the theme park industry with companies such as Silver Dollar City, Premier Parks, Six Flags and Walt Disney World.
Dean of the College of Education
Founding Director of the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation
Associate Professor of Education
B.S. - Lipscomb University
M.Ed. - Vanderbilt University
Ph.D. - University of Texas
2008 Lipscomb University Outstanding Teacher Award
U.S. Department of Justice literacy grant
Grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Teaching experience in Texas public schools and in a private middle school
Supervised student teachers for the University of Texas
Assistant instructor of reading and writing methods at the University of Texas, Austin
Vanderbilt University adjunct professor in reading methods
Managing Director of Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity
J.D. - University of Texas
Dr. Reid was the reviewer for several academic journals including the American Business Law Journal and the Atlantic Law Journal.
He was published in the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives and the Southern Law Journal.
Dr. Reid has also spent time researching employment law, business ethics, and the legal aspects of new media.
Linda Peek Schacht
Executive Director of the Institute for Civic Leadership
B.S. - Lipscomb University
M.A. - Ohio State University
Spokesperson for the Senate Majority Leader in the White House Press Office
Liaison in the Carter White House Office of Media Relations
Campaign press secretary for the 1980 Carter-Mondale campaign
Director of communications for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee
Served on bipartisan international Senate delegations
Held key communication positions for four Democratic conventions
Served as chairman, vice president, and global communication and public affairs strategist for Coca-Cola
Public affairs director for USA Today
Senior fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government
Held positions in the Centre for Public Leadership and the Centre for Business and Government at Harvard University
Chair for Emerson College's Organizational and Political Communication Department
She is a long-time board member of the International Women's Media Foundation
She represented Coca-Cola at the World Economic Forum