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Lipscomb University aims to provide excellent resources and connections for media professionals. This page offers everything you need to support your digital and web needs, including contact information of expert faculty and staff. Members of the media are invited to utilize these resources freely or contact our public relations office for inquiries. 

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Faculty Experts Guide

Many Lipscomb faculty are recognized for their scholarly expertise and excellence in their fields. The Lipscomb Experts Guide is designed to help you find experts who are available to provide their insights on a broad range of topics. Click on each faculty member's name to view their complete profile. A comprehensive list of all faculty and staff is provided in our Faculty & Staff Directory.

Please contact Kim Chaudoin at kim.chaudoin@lipscomb.edu or 615-966-6494 to make the arrangements for you.

Bible & Ministry

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Carlus Gupton
Assistant Dean, Director of Doctor of Ministry, and Professor in Hazelip School of Theology

Field: Church leadership, Congregational Health and Growth | Focus Areas: Coaching and Consulting with Church Leaders on Missional Strategies, Change Initiatives, Leadership Enrichment, Leadership Team Building

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Aaron Howard
Assistant Professor of Ethics, Worship, and Reconciliation

Field: Ethics, Racial Reconciliation, Worship Music, Gospel Music | Focus Areas: Diversity, Race, Black Church, Racial Reconciliation, Contemporary Worship, Gospel Music, Evangelicalism, Multiculturalism, Sexual Ethics

Business

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Andy Borchers
Professor and Associate Dean

Field: Business | Focus Areas: Operations and Supply Chain, Sustainability and IT

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Donita Brown
Instructor

Field: Health Care IT | Focus Areas: Leadership

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Joe Ivey
Professor

Field: Management | Focus Areas: Business Strategy

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Julio Rivas
Associate Professor of Finance

Field: Finance | Focus Areas: Finance, Economics

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Hannah Stolze
Associate Professor, Director of Supply Chain

Field: Management | Focus Areas: Sustainability, Transformative Supply Chain Research, Social Networks, Faith Integration

Education

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Emily Mofield
Assistant Professor

Field: Gifted Education | Focus Areas: Gifted Education, Creativity, Coaching, Curriculum Design, Differentiation, Social-emotional Learning, Perfectionism

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Megan Parker Peters
Interim Associate Dean, Director of Accreditation, Assessment, & Research

Field: Gifted Education, School Psychology, Teacher Preparation | Focus Areas: Gifted Education, School Psychology, Teacher Preparation

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Carol Santiago-Sota
Professor

Field: Education, Communication, Culture | Focus Areas: Education with Technology, (Digital) Storytelling, Violence and Nonviolence and Peace Education, Digital Cultures

Engineering

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Fort Gwinn
Professor and Associate Dean

Field: Mechanical Design | Focus Areas: Machinery, Pressure Vessels

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Kirsten Heikkinen Dodson
Associate Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering

Field: Engineering | Focus Areas: Thermal Fluid Sciences, Engineering Education Research, Humanitarian Engineering, Engineering Design, Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Engineering

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Todd Lynn
Professional Engineer

Field: Civil Engineering | Focus Areas: Construction Materials and Pavements

Entertainment and the Arts

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Beki Baker
Associate Professor; Chair of Theatre

Field: Theatre | Focus Areas: Directing, Performance

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Tom Bancroft
Founder of Undergraduate and MFA Animation Program

Field: Animation | Focus Areas: 2D Character Animation, Character Design , Filmmaking, Crowdfunding

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Beth Morrow
Director, School of Hospitality & Entertainment Management

Field: Hospitality | Focus Areas: Coaching, Conflict Management, Events Management, Workforce Development

Higher Education

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Elaine Griffin
Vice Provost for Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness

Field: Accreditation, Process Improvement, Strategic Planning | Focus Areas: Accreditation, Process Improvement, Strategic Planning

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Trace Hebert
Dean (interim), College of Education, Director, Doctor of Education

Field: Education Leadership | Focus Areas: Higher Education Leadership, Higher Education Issues, Enrollment Trends in Faith-based Universities

Public Service

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Michelle Cummings Steele
Associate Dean of Academics and Professor of Leadership

Field: Leadership and Professional Practice | Focus Areas: Leadership, Public Service, Community Development, Community Engagement

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G. Dodd Galbreath
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Programs

Field: Sustainability | Focus Areas: Stormwater, Flood Management, Sustainability/Environmental Careers, Natural Resource Conservation Planning, Soil Conservation and Erosion, Renewable Energy Technologies and Applications, Wetlands Conservation, State Environmental Law, Public Service for the Environment, Environmental Regulatory Boards

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Steve Joiner
College of Leadership and Public Service, Executive Director for Institute for Conflict Management

Field: Conflict Management and Mediation | Focus Areas: Organizational, Public Policy Conflict

Sciences

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Chelsia Harris
Executive Director & Associate Professor of Nursing

Field: Nursing | Focus Areas: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration and Leadership, Medical-Surgical, Advanced Family Practice, Occupational Health

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Kam Nola
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Field: Pharmacy Practice | Focus Areas: Rheumatology, Vulnerable and Underserved Populations, Communication Skills, Health Care Policy & Delivery, Pharmacoeconomics, Academic Affairs

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Jeremy Townsend
Associate Professor

Field: Nutrition and Exercise | Focus Areas: Dietary Supplements, Sport Nutrition, Sport Science, Muscle Health, Human Performance

Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Greg Carpenter
Instructor, Lipscomb Online

Field: Literature, English | Focus Areas: Comics, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, August Wilson, Tennessee Williams, Shakespeare

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T. Brian Cavitt
Professor

Field: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Polymers, Plastics | Focus Areas: Coatings, Biofilms, Healthcare-associated infections, Surface Chemistry, Bacterial

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Chris J. Gonzalez
Program Director and Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

Field: Therapy | Focus Areas: Mental health, Relationships, Emerging Adults, Congregations as Relational Systems, Spirituality

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Jan Elaine Harris
Tenured Associate Professor

Field: English, Poetry, Writing | Focus Areas: Poetry, Writing, Intersections of Faith and Art

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A.J. Heritage
Assistant Professor & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Field: Psychology | Focus Areas: Clinical Psychology, Mental Health, ADHD in Kids & Teens, Sport Psychology

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Bonny Millimaki
Associate Professor and Director of the Biomolecular Science

Field: Genetics | Focus Areas: Neural Development

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Hunter Stanfield
Assistant Professor

Field: Family Science, Marriage and Family Therapy | Focus Areas: Healthy Masculinity, Men's Mental Health Help-Seeking, Aging and Sexual Health, Intimate Relationships

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Susan Turner Haynes
Associate Professor

Field: Political Science | Focus Areas: First Amendment, International Security, International Development

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Amanda Williams
Assistant Professor

Field: Microbiology, Immunology | Focus Areas: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Immunology