Faculty & Staff

All bios are sorted alphabetically.


April Ezell


Ezell is an instructor in the kinesiology program. She was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Lipscomb from 1978-1983. While at Lipscomb, she was a member of the Lady Bisons, and played one year under coach Hodgson and one year under coach Bennett. She also played three years on the...

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615.966.5820 (ext. 5820)

Lynn Griffith


Griffith began working at Lipscomb in the fall of 1980. During his time at Lipscomb, Griffith has served as department chair of the former Health and Physical Education Department, men’s tennis coach, assistant baseball coach (served under Lipscomb Hall of Fame member, Ken Dugan), cross country coach and an assistant...

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615.966.5751 (ext. 5751)

Ruth Henry

Vice Chair, Kinesiology and Nutrition

Henry came to Lipscomb in 1992 as a teacher and employee wellness director. She attended Lipscomb kindergarten through college, receiving a B.S. degree in 1974. She earned the M.S. from Middle Tennessee State University in 1992, and completed the Doctor of Arts degree at MTSU in August 2000 with the...

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615.966.5757 (ext. 5757)

Kent Johnson


Kent Johnson has been at Lipscomb since 1984 and is a professor of Exercise Science. Prior to coming to Lipscomb, he taught at the high school level, coached high school track and directed a wellness program for a hospital in Mississippi. Johnson completed his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the...

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615.966.5770 (ext. 5770)

Anna Rose Robertson

Assistant Professor

Robertson is an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology at Lipscomb. She was raised near Tupelo, Miss., and came to Nashville to attend Lipscomb where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education. She later attended The University of Georgia where she obtained her master’s degree in Exercise Science....

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615.966.5759 (ext. 5759)

Matthew Ruiz

Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Director of Graduate Studies in Exercise and Nutrition

Matthew Ruiz joined the Lipscomb faculty in 2015 as an associate professor of kinesiology. From 2006-2015 he served as a tenured faculty member, department chair, and 2015 Professor of the Year at Huntington University (Indiana). He earned a B.S. degree in athletic training & exercise science from Lipscomb, an M.S....

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615.966.5203 (ext. 5203)

Jeremy Townsend

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Jeremy Townsend is currently an Assistant Professor in Exercise and Nutrition Science at Lipscomb University. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Harding University where he was a captain of the Bison Football Team. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Central Florida with a research emphasis in resistance...

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615.966.5618 (ext. 5618)


Linda Price

Administrative Assistant

Linda Price first came to Lipscomb in the fall of 1969 to attend college and graduated in 1973 with a B.S. teaching degree in Health and Physical Education. She taught Physical Education at David Lipscomb Elementary and Middle schools 1977 through 1983. That year she resigned from her position for...

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615.966.5922 (ext. 5922)

Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.5922 (ext. 5922)

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615.966.6181 (ext. 6181)