Faculty & Staff

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Faculty

Tamara Baird

Instructor

Tamara Baird is originally from Henderson, Ky. Prior to starting her career in nursing, she earned her master’s degree in music theory from the Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. After teaching music at the collegiate level, Baird moved to Nashville and completed her bachelor of science degree in nursing...

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615.966.5046 (ext. 5046)

Ruth Corey

Executive Director of the School of Nursing
Professor

Ruth Corey is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and worked for many years in both public and private practice. As a nurse research scientist at Florida Hospital, Corey was the principal investigator and author of several major studies including infection prevention topics, falls...

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615.966.5072 (ext. 5072)

Freda Fuller

Assistant Professor

Freda Fuller is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. Her current teaching responsibilities include Nursing Leadership, Applied Christian Values, and Pharmacology. She has taught Nursing as a Kingdom Vocation, Evidence Based Practice, Women’s Health and Nursing Foundations. She holds a BSN from Tennessee State University, a master’s in...

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615.966.5184 (ext. 5184)

Chelsia Harris

Associate Professor of Nursing
Assoc Executive Director of Nursing for Degree Development

Chelsia Harris is originally from Hartman, Arkansas. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Arkansas Tech University in 2004, her master of science in nursing degree as a family nurse practitioner from Vanderbilt University in 2008; and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with an emphasis in...

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615.966.6650 (ext. 6650)

Mary Hesselrode

Associate Executive Director for Academics

Mary Hesselrode, assistant professor, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., and her Master of Science from Texas Woman’s University in Dallas. Hesselrode worked in emergency and trauma services at Baylor University Medical Center and at the Brentwood (Tenn.) Family Care Center before joining...

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615.966.5365 (ext. 5365)

Gail Humes

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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615.966.5045 (ext. 5045)

Roletha Pillow

Assistant Professor

Roletha Pillow is a native of Nashville. After her academia appointment, Pillow earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Union University. She holds several nursing licensures, certifications and professional nursing memberships. She served over 18 years with HCA Tri-Star hospitals. She has assumed various leadership roles such as charge nurse...

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615.966.5049 (ext. 5049)

Jenna Sissom

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Experiental Education Coordinator

Jenna Sissom is originally from Nashville. She earned her bachelor of nursing degree from Middle Tennessee State University. After 10 years of practice in cardiac, medical, home health and intensive care nursing, she went on to complete her master of science in nursing with a focus on education at Austin...

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615.966.5022 (ext. 5022)

Jill Stafford

Assistant Professor

Jill Stafford is originally from Tuscumbia, Alabama. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing at the University of North Alabama in Florence. She went on to complete a master of science in nursing degree from Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, Texas. She has worked as a nurse educator since...

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615.966.5363 (ext. 5363)

Katie Watson

Assistant Professor - RN-to-BSN Program

Katie Watson is a Nashville native who graduated from Lipscomb University with a bachelor of science in nursing in 2007. She spent her career as a registered nurse working at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Green Hills Pediatrics. In 2015, Watson graduated from Austin Peay State University...

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615.966.5047 (ext. 5047)

Jennifer Weber

Instructor of Nursing

Jennifer Weber is originally from Canton, Ohio. She earned her bachelor of science degree from the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. She went on to earn her master of science in nursing from Vanderbilt University with a gerontology specialty. Weber is currently a nursing instructor at Lipscomb University...

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615.966.5048 (ext. 5048)

Kathy Williams

Instructor of Nursing

Kathy Williams brings over 35 years of nursing experience into the nursing program here at Lipscomb University. She grew up in Henderson, Tennessee where she attended Freed-Hardeman College and earned an associate of arts degree in biology. She transferred to Union University where she received her associate of science in...

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615.966.5023 (ext. 5023)

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Nursing Open Lab Coord

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Melinda McCormac

Program Coordinator

Melinda McCormac is originally from Nashville. She earned her bachelor of science in biology from Lipscomb University. She went on to Vanderbilt University to complete her Medical Technologist certificate. She then conducted research and analyzed patient samples in the Molecular Infectious Disease Lab. McCormac is currently the Program Coordinator for...

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615.966.5019 (ext. 5019)

Kathryn Mick

Administrative Assistant

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615.966.5053 (ext. 5053)

Kim Smith

Coordinator of Operations

Smith is originally from Knoxville. She earned her bachelor of science degree in marketing in 1990 from Lipscomb University and a master’s degree in business with an emphasis in human resources from Lipscomb University in 2013. In 2014, she began completing work towards a Doctorate in Education from Lipscomb University....

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615.966.6624 (ext. 6624)

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Rachelle Driver

Assistant Professor

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Marty Kennedy

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Contact

Lipscomb University School of Nursing
Nursing and Health Sciences Center
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN, 37204
Office: 615-966-6650