Faculty & Staff

All bios are sorted alphabetically.

Faculty

Scott Akers

Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor

Akers received his Pharm.D. from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Kentucky, he was a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, served on graduate student advisory committees as full member of...

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615.966.7171 (ext. 7171)

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Pharmacy Resident

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Beth Breeden

Chair, Health Care Informatics
Associate Professor

Beth Breeden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Her practice and research efforts include healthcare informatics, cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, and innovative/disruptive technologies such as blockchain. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Austin Peay State University and the Samford University McWhorter School of...

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615.966.7112 (ext. 7112)

Abbie Burka

Assistant Professor

Abbie Burka has been an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Lipscomb University since 2012. Burka currently serves as Director of Interprofessional Education, where she coordinates collaborative learning opportunities for all of Lipscomb’s health science students. Prior to coming to Lipscomb, she received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the...

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615.966.7191 (ext. 7191)

Tom Campbell

Associate Dean, College of Pharmacy
Associate Professor

Thomas Campbell is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in Nashville. Campbell received his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and received board certification in pharmacotherapy in 1995. Campbell’s prior work...

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615.966.7164 (ext. 7164)

Kevin Clauson

Associate Professor

Kevin A. Clauson is an Associate Professor at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Clauson interacts with student pharmacists in courses including health informatics and independent research in pharmacy practice as well as an informatics advanced pharmacy practice experience. He also offers a consumer health informatics elective to...

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615.966.7001 (ext. 7001)

Zac Cox

Associate Professor

Dr. Zac Cox attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he studied pre-pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2008. Since graduation, Cox has completed a pharmacy practice residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and holds...

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615.966.7107 (ext. 7107)

Rachel Crouch

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Crouch received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Biochemistry and Spanish from Lipscomb University in 2008 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in 2012. Following pharmacy school, Crouch earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University in 2016 as a participant in the...

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615.966.6611 (ext. 6611)

Nate Daniels

Assistant Professor

Daniels received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at The Ohio State University in 2003 after which he worked in the pharmaceutical industry at Abbott Laboratories and Hospira Inc. doing analytical chemistry research and development. In 2010 he received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University...

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615.966.7182 (ext. 7182)

Roger Davis

Dean, College of Pharmacy
Professor
Vice Provost for Health Affairs

Roger L. Davis graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science in 1971 and a Doctor of Pharmacy in 1972. He served on the UT College of Pharmacy faculty from 1972 to 2000. During this time, he also served as the first associate executive...

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615.966.7161 (ext. 7161)

Joe Deweese

Associate Professor

Joe Deweese is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Freed-Hardeman University in 2004 and his Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry from Vanderbilt University in 2009. During his graduate career, he was trained in the enzymology of DNA topoisomerases....

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615.966.7101 (ext. 7101)

Kevin Eidson

Assistant Professor

Eidson joined Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice in August of 2010. He teaches Pharmacy Law and Ethics and assists with coordinating continuing educational opportunities for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Eidson is a member of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy and has served as...

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615.966.7190 (ext. 7190)

Danielle Falconer

Assistant Professor

Danielle Falconer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 2005 from Rockford College (now Rockford University), then pursued a Master’s in Public Health with a certificate in Disaster Management from Benedictine University. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in 2012, and...

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615.966.7013 (ext. 7013)

Chad Gentry

Associate Professor

Gentry currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy and is the Director of Experiential Education Quality Assurance. Gentry received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2008. He then completed a specialty residency in Primary Care through...

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615.966.7196 (ext. 7196)

Ben Gross

Associate Professor

Gross received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Murray State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Tennessee. Gross completed a specialty residency in primary care with the University of Tennessee and Holston Medical Group. Before joining the faculty, Gross spent five years as...

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615.966.7195 (ext. 7195)

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Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

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615.966.7099 (ext. 7099)

Klarissa Jackson

Assistant Professor

Jackson received her bachelor of science (B.S.) in Chemistry from Jackson State University in 2006 and her doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University in 2011. Her graduate research was conducted under the mentorship of Jason Morrow and L. Jackson Roberts in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology. Her...

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615.966.7011 (ext. 7011)

Randy Jerkins

Assistant Professor

Jerkins graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Biology. He received his Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy in 1985 and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1986 from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. After graduation, Jerkins became Assistant Director of Clinical Services at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin,...

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615.966.7186 (ext. 7186)

Justin Kirby

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Kirby has been an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Lipscomb University since 2017. His previous position was the clinical pharmacy services director at Perkins Drugs in Gallatin, Tenn. He maintains Perkins as his practice site where he serves as the site director for the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program...

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615.966.7014 (ext. 7014)

Jeff Lee

Associate Professor

Jeff Lee has been a senior leader in the pharmaceutical industry focused on pharmacoeconomic and health outcomes research for over 20 years. Most recently, Lee worked for Allergan, Inc., where he held multiple leadership positions, including Vice President of Global Health Outcomes Research in Irvine, CA. Lee has been extremely...

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615.966.7012 (ext. 7012)

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Pharmacy Resident

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Susan Mercer

Associate Professor

Susan L. Mercer, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, joined the faculty of the Lipscomb College of Pharmacy in 2008. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Seton Hill University and her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Maryland. She is an Adjunct...

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615.966.7178 (ext. 7178)

Lindsey Miller

Associate Professor

Miller received her Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Eastern Illinois University followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. She then went on to complete a PGY-1 specialty psychiatric pharmacy practice residency at West Virginia University Hospitals and School of Pharmacy. During...

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615.966.7116 (ext. 7116)

Ben Moore

Resident

Moore received his B.S. degree in Biology from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2013 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University in 2017. Currently, he is completing a PGY-1/PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency with LifePoint Health in Brentwood, Tenn. in partnership with the College of Pharmacy. His current interests include...

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615.966.1001 (ext. 1001)

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Pharmacy Resident

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Whitney Narramore

Assistant Professor

Narramore earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in 2014. Following graduation, she completed her first-year residency in pharmacy practice at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tenn. Narramore then completed an ambulatory care residency through Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. During both residencies, Narramore completed...

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615.966.1957 (ext. 1957)

Tracy Noerper

Assistant Professor of Nutrition
Director for the Dietectics Internship Program

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615.966.5640 (ext. 5640)

Kam Nola

Professor

Kam Nola received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University, Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, and Masters of Science Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Graduate Health Sciences. She completed a Community Pharmacy Residency at Bartlett...

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615.966.7102 (ext. 7102)

Robin Parker

Assistant Professor

Parker attended the University of Mississippi where she studied pre-pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 2013. Since graduation, Parker has completed a community pharmacy residency and ambulatory care pharmacy residency through Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and holds board...

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615.966.7155 (ext. 7155)

Steve Phipps

Associate Professor

Phipps earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Montana. Shortly after this, he joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ where he served for three years. He then returned to school and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky. After completing...

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615.966.7123 (ext. 7123)

Jon Pouliot

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Jonathon Pouliot received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Providence College in Providence, RI. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Pharmacy training from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as well as a Master of Science in Clinical Research from the same institution. Pouliot...

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615.966.7019 (ext. 7019)

Allison Provine

Assistant Professor
Director of VPIL

Allison Provine received her Bachelor of Science in Education and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Samford University. She then went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency at Emory Healthcare and a pediatric specialty residency at the University of Chicago Medicine. While completing her residencies, she earned a certificate of...

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615.966.7193 (ext. 7193)

Julie Stephens

Assistant Professor

Julie Stephens received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University in 2007 and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in 2010. She went on to complete a pharmacy residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a critical care specialty residency...

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615.966.7192 (ext. 7192)

Catherine Terry

Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Terry received the Bachelor of Science degree in Family Relations and Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science from Lipscomb University in 2006. She also received a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership from Lipscomb in December of 2008. Terry received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education...

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615.966.1964 (ext. 1964)

Brent Thompson

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Thompson studied Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology at The University of Tennessee as an undergraduate. In 2010, he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. After graduation, Thompson spent time in the community pharmacy setting, with his most recent position at Wake...

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615.966.7138 (ext. 7138)

Richard Thompson

Chair, Pharmacy Practice
Professor

J. Richard Thompson is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Tennessee, Thompson completed an Ambulatory Care/Family Medicine Pharmacy residency at the same...

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615.966.7172 (ext. 7172)

James Torr

Associate Professor

Torr completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Accounting from Lipscomb University in 2001 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 2006. He completed a Community Pharmacy Residency with the University of Tennessee and Reeves-Sain Drug Store in Murfreesboro, Tenn...

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615.966.7177 (ext. 7177)

Sarah Uroza

Assistant Professor

Uroza completed her pre-pharmacy course work at the University of Central Arkansas and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy in 2007. After graduation she went on to complete a community pharmacy residency with the University of Tennessee and Reeves-Sain...

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615.966.7189 (ext. 7189)

Matt Vergne

Assistant Professor

Vergne received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Harding University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University. Vergne completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Analytical Chemistry Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Prior to joining the faculty at Lipscomb University, Vergne was a...

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615.966.7010 (ext. 7010)

Jessica Wallace

Assistant Professor

Wallace received her Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She then went on to complete a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Nashville followed by a PGY-2 Internal...

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615.966.7194 (ext. 7194)

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Pharmacy Resident

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Greg Young

Associate Dean, Experiential Education
Assistant Professor

Prior to joining the faculty at Lipscomb University, Young served for six years as a Nuclear Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager for Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services. He previously served as the Pharmacy Manager for Marcrom’s Pharmacy and Clinical Care Services. Young has also held positions in hospital pharmacy, retail pharmacy...

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615.966.7169 (ext. 7169)

Staff

JD Atkinson

Associate Director of Admissions, College of Pharmacy

JD Atkinson earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a double major in International Affairs from Florida State University in 2008. Prior to joining the staff at Lipscomb University, Atkinson worked as a social media specialist for a $6 Billion global technology services company. He started his career...

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615.966.7181 (ext. 7181)

David Ayes

Assistant Director of Mission and Community Service

Ayes received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1995 from Dental School at National University of Honduras and has practiced dentistry for the past 14 years in Honduras. His most recent position was with the Baxter Institute and JMA Clinic in Honduras as the General Supervisor. Ayes was a...

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615.966.7109 (ext. 7109)

Angel Bebout

Budget Analyst

Angel Bebout received her Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Lipscomb University. Bebout came to Lipscomb in 2014 and currently serves as the Budget Analyst for the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

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615.966.7183 (ext. 7183)

Amber Bradley

Laboratory Manager

Amber Bradley comes to the College of Pharmacy from a Research Assistant position in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. There, she worked to provide research publication, grant, and lab management support for a lab that investigates the role of a family of transcriptional co-repressors, called MTGs, in the...

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615.966.7187 (ext. 7187)

Dana Bricker

Administrative Assistant

Dana Bricker earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Lipscomb University in 1993 and currently works as an Administrative Assistant in the College of Pharmacy. Prior to joining Lipscomb University, Bricker served as a preschool teacher and stay at home mom. Before leaving the workforce to...

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615.966.7186 (ext. 7186)

Lorie Browning

Program Coordinator

Browning received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Lipscomb University in 1988. After graduation she worked at the Susan Gray School for Children at Vanderbilt University before moving to Knoxville where she worked with at risk children. Prior to coming to Lipscomb, Browning taught preschool at Bellevue Church...

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615.966.7160 (ext. 7160)

Sam Cato

Coordinator of Admission Services

Samantha Cato earned her B.S. in Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. After graduating, Cato worked as a tour director in Alaska and the Yukon territory of Canada for four seasons. Prior to joining the Lipscomb community, Cato worked as a Buyer for Carmax after moving to Nashville...

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615.966.7166 (ext. 7166)

Kathryne Channell

Coordinator of Alumni Student Affairs

Kathryne Channell has been with the College of Pharmacy since 2007 and serves as the Coordinator of Alumni and Student Affairs. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lipscomb University with a major in Office Administration. Prior to her current role she served in the Office of Student Affairs...

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615.966.7176 (ext. 7176)

Kennedy Cheatham

Administrative Assistant for Experiental Education

Kennedy Cheatham joined the College of Pharmacy in November 2017 as an Administrative Assistant in the Experiential Education Office. Cheatham earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Freed-Hardeman University in the spring of 2017. She comes to Lipscomb University from Youth Villages where she completed s summer long post-graduate...

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615.966.7174 (ext. 7174)

Michaela Gregory

Admissions Specialist and Graduate Program Assistant

Michaela Gregory earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Sustainability Science from Lipscomb University in the Spring of 2017. After graduating, she spent three months working with critically endangered sea turtles on the Hawaii Island Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project in Volcanoes National Park. Gregory has now returned to...

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615.966.5775 (ext. 5775)

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Administrative Assistant, College of Pharmacy

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615.966.7185 (ext. 7185)

Sandra Hood

Dir Operations and Development

As director of operations and development for the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Sandra Hood is responsible for overseeing the daily operations, marketing efforts, and the overall development endeavors of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Hood serves on the College Leadership Team. Prior to this role, Hood...

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615.966.7165 (ext. 7165)

Ginger Saunders

Coordinator of Missions and Community Outreach

Saunders earned a degree in Psychology from Lipscomb University in 1979. She started with the College of Pharmacy in May of 2008 as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the College. In 2013 she transitioned into the role of Program Coordinator handling Pharmacy events and assisting the Academic Dean...

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615.966.7179 (ext. 7179)

Russ Sturgeon

Instructional Technology Coord

Russ Sturgeon is the Technology Coordinator for the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Mr. Sturgeon attended Lipscomb University for his undergraduate studies gaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems. He provides support to the faculty, staff, and students in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as...

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615.966.5913 (ext. 5913)

Laura Ward

Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, Health Sciences

Laura Ward brings 19 years of higher education experience in both undergraduate and graduate enrollment to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. Ward’s career in higher education began at Freed-Hardeman University. She transitioned to the College of Pharmacy at Lipscomb as Director of Admissions in September of 2007. In...

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615.966.7173 (ext. 7173)

Kerri Williams

Experiential Ed Coordinator

Kerri Williams earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education at Lipscomb University. Williams went on the earn a Paralegal Degree at Southeastern Paralegal Institute. She worked as a paralegal for 11 years at Bass, Berry & Sims prior to coming to Lipscomb University to work in...

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615.966.7184 (ext. 7184)

Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.7160 (ext. 7160)

Nena Bowman

Adjunct Faculty

Nena Bowman received her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at Middle Tennessee State University in 2010 and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in 2014. Bowman completed a specialty fellowship in toxicology with the Utah Poison Control Center at the University of Utah in Salt...

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615.966.1952 (ext. 1952)

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.7160 (ext. 7160)

Holli Dilks

Adjunct Faculty

Dilks received her Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University in 2002 and subsequently completed a three year postdoctoral Cancer Research Training Award in the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity at the National Cancer Institute. During her time as a postdoctoral fellow she also served as a visiting scientist...

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615.966.7182 (ext. 7182)

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.7160 (ext. 7160)

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.7185 (ext. 7185)

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.7160 (ext. 7160)

Contact Us

Roger Davis, Pharm.D.
Dean & Professor
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

615.966.7161
800.333.4358, x. 7161
Roger.Davis@lipscomb.edu

JD Atkinson
Admissions Recruiter
College of Pharmacy

615.966.7181
800.333.4358, x. 7181
JD.Atkinson@lipscomb.edu