Faculty & Staff

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Faculty

Michael Cauley

Director of Instruction

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)

Regina Henry

Associate Professor
Assistant Dean of Advising

Regina Henry is the Assistant Dean of Advising at Lipscomb. She has worked in the online higher education space for over 13 years and worked in training and education 25+ years. She earned an undergraduate degree in Business Information Systems from Tennessee State University, a MBA from Regis University and...

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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)

Carol Santiago Sota

Faculty Fellow

Carolina Santiago-Sota earned her B.A. in Communication Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She also earned a M.A. in Education and Learning in Digital Environments from the University of Barcelona, Spain and a Ph.D. in Culture, Education, Communication from the Universities of Rome 3 and Foggia, Italy....

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615.966.1106 (ext. 1106)

Emily Smith

Associate Professor of Professional Studies
Associate Dean of Academic Excellence

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)

Staff

Stasha Bakliza

Enrollment Specialist

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Academic Programs Advisor

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615.966.1115 (ext. 1115)

Kelli Bratton

Director of Assessment

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)

James Bush

Associate Director, Adult Degree Recruiting

James Bush, Jr. is the Outreach and Admissions Counselor for the Adult Degree Program in the College of Professional Studies, where he works with those looking to complete their undergraduate degree. Bush meets with prospective students to discuss their educational goals and guides them through the admissions process. Bush comes...

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615.966.1111 (ext. 1111)

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Accountant/Student Accounts Manager

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

Nanci Carter

Registrar

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)

Kamille Cheatham

Office Manager

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615.966.5006 (ext. 5006)

Brad Gray

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)

Julie Harper

Director of Admissions, College of Professional Studies

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615.966.1108 (ext. 1108)

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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Associate Dean, Admissions and Enrollment Services

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615.966.1107 (ext. 1107)

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Admissions Counselor

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615.966.1114 (ext. 1114)

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Instructional Design Director

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615.966.1102 (ext. 1102)

Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

Caitlyn Browning

Event and Student Work Coordinator

Caitlyn Browning is the Undergraduate Program Director in the College of Professional Studies. She is also a Faculty Fellow within the department teaching wellness courses. Browning is an academic advisor and coach for students in the SET PACE program. She develops course progressions and coaches students in their academic and...

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

Cara Harris

Instructional Designer, College of Professional Studies

Cara Harris is the Instructional Designer for the College of Professional Studies. She works alongside the curriculum developers and subject matter experts to quality design online courses. Harris also works with the curriculum director to assist faculty in improving in instruction and to provide professional development opportunities. She also reviews...

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615.966.1109 (ext. 1109)

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Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

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Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty

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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

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

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Faculty Fellow Assessor

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Adjunct Faculty Prof Studies

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Faculty Fellow Assessor

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615.966.5950 (ext. 5950)

Linda Zelnik

Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)