Faculty & Staff

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Faculty

Bob Chandler

Visiting Professor of Communication

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615.966.1757 (ext. 1757)

Aerial Ellis

Instructor

Aerial Ellis is a gifted speaker and strategist who launched her first public relations firm at the age of 22. Since, she has become sought-after for her ability to help organizations transform culture, improve diversity, enhance communication, navigate change, build community and drive innovation. She teaches courses in public relations,...

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615.966.5730 (ext. 5730)

Sarah Gibson

Associate Professor of Communication

Sarah Gibson earned her B.S. in Electronic Media from Abilene Christian University and her MFA in Radio, Television and Film from the University of North Texas. While at North Texas she specialized in documentary filmmaking and worked on six award winning films. She is an artist and filmmaker who started...

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615.966.5816 (ext. 5816)

Alan Griggs

Chair, Communications and Journalism
Associate Professor

Alan Griggs is a senior manager of communications with diverse experience including television news reporting and management, political and corporate communications and teaching. In his role as a media consultant, Griggs’ clients include respected regional, national, and international organizations. He has served as an associate professor of communications at Tennessee...

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615.966.5029 (ext. 5029)

Jimmy McCollum

Professor

Jimmy McCollum is a professor in the department, where he has taught since 1989 (after attending Lipscomb kindergarten through college). He earned his M.S. at Tennessee and his Ph.D. at Alabama; his dissertation researched pacing in children’s television. He is former adviser of The Babbler and current adviser of Lumination...

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615.966.5788 (ext. 5788)

Paul Prill

Director, Honors College
Professor

Paul Prill has taught at Lipscomb for over thirty years. During that time he has published book reviews in The Quarterly Journal of Speech and the Journal of the American Forensic Association, two articles in Rhetorica, and a chapter in Biblical Ethics. He has served as the President of the...

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615.966.5805 (ext. 5805)

Jim Thomas

Interim Senior Vice President for Student Services
Professor

Jim Thomas teaches in the Graduate Education and Communication programs at Lipscomb University. He has also served as Instructor in Speech, Director of Advance, Director of University 1101, Director of Student Retention, Assistant Registrar, Registrar, Dean of Enrollment, Dean of Students, Chair of the Department of Speech Communication, Dean of...

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615.966.5828 (ext. 5828)

Staff

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Radio Assistant

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615.966.6072 (ext. 6072)

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Director, Ops and Engineering

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615.966.6072 (ext. 6072)

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Administrative Assistant

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Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.1194 (ext. 1194)

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.6072 (ext. 6072)

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.5816 (ext. 5816)

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.6072 (ext. 6072)

Dave Donnelly

Adjunct Faculty - Speech

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615.966.6072 (ext. 6072)

Tim Ghianni

Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.6072 (ext. 6072)

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.6072 (ext. 6072)

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.6072 (ext. 6072)

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.6072 (ext. 6072)

Cory Woodroof

Program Manager for Graduate Business

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