Faculty & Staff

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Faculty

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Associate Professor
Director of Academic Programs

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615.966.5279 (ext. 5279)

Nina Morel

Dean of the College of Professional Studies
Professor

Nina Jones Morel is Professor of Education and Dean of the College of Professional Studies at Lipscomb University. Morel builds, develops, and inspires a team of individuals to achieve the college’s objectives to provide a rigorous, personalized and innovative academic experience for adult learners. Morel is a graduate of Lipscomb...

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615.966.1105 (ext. 1105)

Hope Nordstrom

Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Associate Professor

Hope Nordstrom is an assistant professor and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Professional Studies. As a director, she develops curriculum for the competency based education program. She collaborates with other faculty members and clients to develop new programs and courses for university and corporate uses....

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615.966.1107 (ext. 1107)

Emily Smith

Associate Professor of Professional Studies
Executive Director of Workforce Engagement

Emily Smith is a Faculty Fellow and the Executive Director of Workforce Engagement for Lipscomb University’s College of Professional Studies. She is focused on establishing effective, mutually beneficial partnerships with local businesses. Smith was previously the Senior National Dean of Program Development at DeVry University, where she coordinated the development...

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

Kate Watkins

Executive Director, LIFE Program
Academic Program Director of DMin
Assistant Professor

Kate Sullivan Watkins is an Assistant Professor in the college, partnering with students as they participate in Bible and Theology courses. Watkins’ strives to inspire students to look for the work of God not only in the sacred text but in each person they encounter. As the director of the...

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615.966.5722 (ext. 5722)

Staff

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Academic Programs Advisor

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615.966.1115 (ext. 1115)

Kelli Bratton

Assessment Center Manager

Kelli Bratton is the Assessment Center Manager in the College of Professional Studies. She schedules, organizes, and manages all aspects of the CORE Assessment Centers. Bratton is committed to supporting adult learners and professionals seeking career growth, ensuring that students and community partners have an opportunity to demonstrate competencies and...

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615.966.1113 (ext. 1113)

Nanci Carter

Director of Academic Systems

Nanci Carter is the Director of Academic Systems for the College of Professional Studies. She seeks to improve processes and develop systems that help students more easily navigate university systems and the path to their ultimate goal of degree completion. She began working with the College of Professional Studies in...

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615.966.1104 (ext. 1104)

Brad Gray

Faculty Fellow Prof Studies

Brad S. Gray is the Global Leadership Certificate Program Director. Gray develops, initiates, and coordinates course content and direction, program efficacy and relevance for students (particularly as it applies to the workforce), and engagement with diverse communities locally, inter-culturally, and globally. This made possible by working alongside other directors in...

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615.966.5948 (ext. 5948)

Whitney Holland

Program Advisor

Whitney Holland is the Academic Coaching Assistant in the College of Professional studies. Holland works alongside the academic coaching, academic systems, and admissions teams. She assists newly admitted students as they go through the enrollment process, and provides registration and general assistance to continuing students as well. Holland began working...

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615.966.1112 (ext. 1112)

April Jarnagin

Office and Budget Manager

April Jarnagin is the Office and Budget Manager for the College of Professional Studies at Lipscomb University. Originally from Louisville, Jarnagin moved to Nashville in 2013 to finish out her Bachelor of Arts degree in merchandising and entrepreneurship at Lipscomb. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in English...

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

Adjunct Faculty

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Faculty Fellow Prof Studies

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

Michael Cauley

Adjunct Faculty

Michael Richard Cauley is the Performance Coaching Program Director. Cauley works alongside other directors concerning recruitment, advertising, interviewing, scheduling, programming, and communicating with other faculty fellows concerning course content and students. Self-described as, “A curious learner passionate to help,” Cauley brings over 15 years of experience as a turnaround and...

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615.966.1016 (ext. 1016)

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

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Faculty Fellow

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

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Faculty Fellow Prof Studies

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Adjunct Faculty

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Faculty Fellow Prof Studies

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

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Faculty Fellow Prof Studies

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Faculty Fellow Prof Studies

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Faculty Fellow Prof Studies

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

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Faculty Fellow Prof Studies

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Faculty Fellow Prof Studies

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

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Adjunct Faculty Prof Studies

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Adjunct Faculty Prof Studies

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Mallory Whitmore

Adjunct Faculty Prof Studies

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Linda Zelnik

Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)