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The Administration

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

William E. Troutt. President. B.A., Union University; M.A., University of Louisville; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Melody Hokanson Richey. Executive Assistant to the President. B.S., University of Arizona; M.Ed., University of South Carolina.

Patricia C. Fetters. Executive Administrative Assistant. B.S., University of Memphis.

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Michael R. Drompp. Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University.

Anita A. Davis. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

John S. Olsen. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. B.S., M.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Texas.

Brian W. Shaffer. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. B.A., Washington University; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

April L. Allen. Administrative Assistant II. B.B.A., Lambuth University; M.B.A., University of Memphis.

Margaret V. Handwerker. Administrative Assistant II. B.S., Mississippi State University.

Judith A. Pierce. Administrative Assistant II.

OFFICE OF FELLOWSHIPS

R. Scott Garner. Director of Fellowships. B.A., University of Missouri at Columbia; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Mike curb Institute for music

John B. Bass. Program Manager. B.M., University of Southern Mississippi; M.M., Ph.D., University of Memphis.

Buckman Center for International Education

Katherine Owen Richardson. Director of International Programs. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A., Georgetown University.

Erin R. Hillis. Education Abroad Advisor. B.A., M.A., University of Memphis.

Office of the Registrar

DeAnna S. Adams. Registrar. B.A., Rhodes College; M.B.A., Union University.

Office of British Studies at Oxford

Michael Peter Leslie. Dean. B.A., University of Leicester; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh.

Office of European Studies

Sally Dormer. Dean. B.A., University of Durham; M.A., Ph.D., Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.

Stevens Anderson. Associate Dean. B.A., University of the South; M.A., University of Virginia.

THE CLOUGH-HANSON GALLERY

Hamlett Dobbins. Director. B.F.A., University of Memphis; M.F.A., University of Iowa.

ACADEMIC STAFF

Jacqueline S. Baker. Departmental Assistant, Political Science.

Boyd, J. Barron. Buckman Executive Abroad, International Studies. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Karen L. Brunsting. Part-time Visual Resources Curator. B.F.A., School of the Art Institute.

Kevin J. Collier. Performing Arts Coordinator, McCoy Theatre. B.A., Rhodes College.

Glen W. Davis. Technical Associate, Physics. B.S., University of Memphis; M.S., Murray State University.

Richard L. Fisher. Executive in Residence, Commerce and Business. B.S., M.S., University of Virginia.

Garrick L. Florence. Instrument Technician and Chemical Safety Officer, Chemistry. B.S., Tougaloo College; M.B.A., Union University.

Kathy M. Foreman. Departmental Assistant, Modern Languages and Literatures.

Linda C. Gibson. Departmental Assistant, Economics, Commerce and Business. B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.L.S., George Peabody College.

Nannette P. Gills. Departmental Assistant, History.

Jeff R. Goode. Chemistry Storeroom and Laboratory Manager, Chemistry. B.S., University of Memphis.

K. Michelle Hammontree. Departmental Assistant, Mathematics and Computer Science. B.A., University of Southern Indiana, Evansville.

Sarah R. Hasty. Laboratory Supervisor and Biological Safety Officer, Biology. B.S., Louisiana State University; M.S., University of Memphis.

Victor O. Obadina. PT Instructional Support Technician, Physics. B.A., Fisk University; M.S., Alabama A&M University.

Eva L. Owens. Departmental Assistant, Physics.

Kimberly A. Stevenson. Departmental Assistant, International Studies. B.S., University of Memphis.

Karen F. Thomas. Departmental Assistant, Biology. B.A., Baylor University.

Christy M. Waldkirch. Departmental Assistant, Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology.

Amy R. Wilson. Administrative Assistant I, Music. B.B.A., M.M., University of Memphis.

Karen M. Winterton. Departmental Assistant, Religious Studies, Art, and Philosophy.

Lorie W. Yearwood. Departmental Assistant, English. A.A.S., Southwest Tennessee Community College.

OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

Carol E. Casey. Dean of Students. B.A., Wittenberg University; M.S., Miami University.

John R. Blaisdell. Associate Dean of Students. B.S., Arizona State University.

Kathleen M. Laakso. Associate Dean of Students. B.A. and M.A., University of Southern Mississippi.

Sabrina M. Brown. Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs. B.A., Elizabeth City State University; M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Kimberly A. Morton. Director of Student Conduct. B.S., University of Central Florida; M.S., Florida State University.

C. Regina Simmons. Director of New Student Programs. B.A., M.B.A., Campbell University.

Anthony C. DeCosta. Director of Student Activities. B.B.A, Hofstra University; M.A., Clark Atlanta University.

Nicole M. Choe. Student Leader Coordinator. B.S., Texas A&M University - College Station.

Elizabeth N. Hvasta. Administrative Assistant II. B.S., University of Alabama.

Emma B. Elliott. Administrative Assistant I. B.A., Lipscomb University.

Office of Campus Safety

S. Isac Sloas. Director of Campus Safety. A.A.S., B.S., Arkansas State University; M.S., Albany State University.

Robert J. Seals. Assistant Director of Campus Safety. B.A., Harvard; M.A., University of Alabama.

Johnny R. Austin. Shift Commander.

K. Lynn Barnett. Shift Commander.

Jennifer E. Logan. Campus Safety Coordinator. B.A., Howard University.

Office of Chaplain and Community Service

Walter B. Tennyson. Chaplain. B.A., University of California at Los Angeles; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; S.T.M., Union Theological Seminary, New York.

Anthony C. Siracusa. Community Service Coordinator. B.A., Rhodes College.

Office of Counseling and Student Development Center

Robert B. Dove. Director of Student Counseling. B.A., Tulane University; M.S.W., Smith College; L.C.S.W.

Pamela M. Detrie. Associate Director of Student Counseling. B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.Ed., Clemson University; Ph.D., University of Memphis.

Chenobia Webster. Assistant Director of Student Counseling. B.A., University of Memphis; M.S., University of Tennessee; L.C.S.W.

Office of disability services

Melissa B. Butler. Director of Student Disability Services. B.S., University of Washington; M.S., University of Memphis.

Office of Health Services

Patricia J. Sterba. Director of Health Services. R.N., South Chicago Community Hospital School of Nursing, B.S.N., St. Francis College.

Carolyn Felts. Staff Nurse - L.P.N.

Kelfey A. Williams. Administrative Assistant I.

Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics

Michael T. Clary. Director of Athletics and Head Women’s Golf Coach. B.A., Rhodes College.

Jeffrey M. Cleanthes. Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Baseball Coach. B.A., Drew University; M.B.A., Rutgers University.

Sarah R. Hatgas. Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Tennis Coach. B.S., M.A., Vanderbilt University.

Brent D. Barnes. Assistant Football and Assistant Track Coach. B.S., Rice University; M.A., Montclair State University.

Charles F. Boehme. Head Swimming and Diving Coach and Aquatics Coordinator. B.A., DePauw University.

Matthew V. Dean. Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Assistant Coordinator of Sports Information. B.S. and M.S., Drake University.

Michael E. DeGeorge. Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Assistant Coordinator of Recreational Services. B.A., Monmouth College; M.A., Viterbo University.

Richard A. DeMaio. Assistant Football Coach and Athletic Events Manager. B.S., M.B.A., Robert Morris University.

Andrew B. Gibson. Head Athletic Trainer. B.S., University of Memphis; M.S., Murray State University.

Daniel A. Gritti. Head Football Coach and Spring Sport Event Management. B.A., Vanderbilt University; J.D., University of Wisconsin.

Daniel S. Groot. Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach. B.A., University of Maryland; M.Ed., Castleton State College.

Jesseca L. Holcomb. Assistant Athletic Trainer. B.A., Huntingdon College; M.S., Oregon State.

Ryan D. Larsen. Assistant Football Coach and Assistant Lacrosse Coach. B.A., Claremont McKenna College; M.S., Indiana University.

Albert C. Lindon. Assistant Athletic Trainer. B.S., University of West Florida.

Andy J. Marcinko. Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Administrative Assistant. B.S., Virginia Tech University; M.S., University of North Texas.

Nathaniel A. Probst. Assistant Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track & Field Coach. B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Brice H. Queener. Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach and Athletic Events Manager. B.A., Georgetown University.

Robert D. Schrier. Assistant Baseball Coach and Coordinator of Sports Information. B.A., Rhodes College.

Robert L. Shankman. Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach. B.A., Rhodes College; M.Ed., University of Memphis.

David C. Szentesy. Assistant Football Coach and Strength & Conditioning Coordinator. B.S., Hobart College; M.E., Alfred Universtiy.

Joseph Vari. Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Coordinator of Recreational Services. B.A., Hiram College; M.Ed., Lynchburg College.

J. Lucas Wagner. Head Softball Coach and Assistant Coordinator of Recreational Services. B.A., Wittenberg.

Jane H. Wells. Head Field Hockey Coach and Coordinator of Athletic Facilities. B.A., Rhodes College.

J. David Zazzaro. Head Lacrosse Coach and Assistant Coordinator of Athletic Facilities. B.A., Drew University; M.B.A., Regis University.

Office Of Residential Life

Marianne C. Luther. Director of Residence Life. B.S., Ohio State University; M.Ed., Kent State University.

Charles W. Frame. Associate Director of Residence Life. B.S., St. Cloud State University; M.S., University of Akron.

Sarah L. Ray. Assistant Director of Residence Life. B.A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.S., University of Central Arkansas.

Office of External Programs

Russell T. Wigginton. Vice President for External Programs. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Warren A. Richey. Associate Vice President for External Programs. B.A., Louisiana Tech University; M.Ed., University of South Carolina.

Suzanne L. Bonefas. Director of Special Projects. B.A., Austin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Kimberly S. Bennett. Manager of Campus Scheduling. B.A., University of Memphis.

Tiffany M. Ford. Grants and Foundations Manager. B.A., Rhodes College; B.A., Christian Brothers University; M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Dorothy A. Cox. Learning Corridor Community Liaison.

Adam Alsamadisi. Community Development Liaison. B.A., Rhodes College.

Travis A Lux. Community Development Liaison. B.A., Rhodes College.

Angela G. Fletcher. Administrative Assistant II.

Office of Career Services

Sandra George Tracy. Director of Career Services. B.A., Purdue University; M.A., Bowling Green State University.

R. Johnson Brooksby. Assistant Director of Career Services. B.S. Brigham Young University; M.A., Gonzaga University.

Michael A. Koertel. Assistant Director of Career Services. B.A., M.Ed., University of Missouri.

Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning

John H. Rone. Director of the Meeman Center. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A., University of Memphis.

Tamara L. Sears. Administrative Assistant I. A.A., Richland Community College.

Elizabeth Whittaker. Administrative Assistant I. B.A., University of Memphis.

Office of Development

Jennifer Goodloe Wade. Vice President for Development. B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.Ed., Vanderbilt University.

Amanda G. Tamburrino. Senior Director of Development. B.A., Rhodes College.

Nichole E. Soule’. Director of Golden Lynx Programs. B.A., Rhodes College; J.D., University of Memphis.

James B. Duncan. Director of Athletic Giving and Senior Development Officer. B.S., University of Kansas.

J. Knight Champion. Senior Development Officer. B.A., Rhodes College; J.D., University of Alabama.

Michael A. Palazzolo. Senior Development Officer. B.A., Rhodes College.

H. Nicole Moore. Leadership Projects Manager. B.B.A., Northeast Louisiana University.

Kristen H. Hunt. Administrative Assistant II. B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Elizabeth H. Love. Administrative Assistant I.

Office of Advancement Services

Stephanie L. Chockley. Director of Advancement Services. B.A., Rhodes College.

Elisha J. Vego. Associate Director of Advancement Services. B.S., University of Memphis.

David W. Clark. Development Assistant. B.A., Centre College; M.F.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Michelle L. Parks. Development Assistant. B.S., Lambuth University.

Office of Alumni Relations

Tracy V. Patterson. Director of Alumni Relations. B.A., Rhodes College; J.D., University of Memphis.

Katherine E. Dunbar-Smith. Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. B.A., Rhodes College.

Office of Annual Giving

Kerry A. Connors. Director of Annual Giving. B.A., Marist College.

C. Layne Royer. Assistant Director of Annual Giving. B.A., Rhodes College.

Elizabeth K. Wyatt. Reunion Program & Gift Officer. B.S.W., Middle Tennessee State University; M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee at Memphis.

Holly E. Edwards. G.O.L.D. (Graduates of the Last Decade) Coordinator. B.A., Rhodes College.

Michael J. Turco. Alumni and Parent Engagement Coordinator. B.A., Rhodes College.

Jacquelyn S. Carney. Administrative Assistant I.

Office of College Events

John H. Rone. Director of College Events. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A., University of Memphis.

Office of Finance and Business Affairs

James Allen Boone, Jr. Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs. B.A., Rhodes College; M.P.A., University of Memphis.

Gayle A. Davis. Administrative Assistant II.

Office of Finance

J. Kyle Webb. Associate Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs and Comptroller. B.A., Rhodes College; C.P.A.

Wanda L. Jones. Associate Comptroller and Director of Accounting and Payroll. B.S., Christian Brothers University; M.S., Rhodes College.

Kathleen B. Cates. Director of Accounting Information Systems. B.B.A., University of Memphis; C.P.A.

Tina L. NeSmith. Payroll Manager.

Bama M. Strickland. Accounts Payable Manager. B.S., Mississippi State University.

Jennifer L. Flowers. Staff Accountant. B.S., Christian Brothers University.

Office of the Bursar

Richard F. Huddleston. Bursar. B.A., Rhodes College.

Office of Mail Services

Rashad E. Bonner. Mail Services Manager.

Cameron M. Ziegler. Mail Services Clerk. B.A., Christian Brothers University.

Office of Physical Plant

Brian E. Foshee. Director of Physical Plant and Chief Environmental Safety Compliance Officer. B.S., Christian Brothers University.

Tracy L. Adkisson. Associate Director of Physical Plant. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A., University of Memphis.

Jeffrey A. McClain. Superintendent of Maintenance.

W. Gregory Jones. Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance.

Kevin J. Sackett. Superintendent of Grounds. B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio.

Jesse Garner. Assistant Superintendent of Grounds.

Timothy H. Lucas. Superintendent of Housekeeping. B.A., University of Memphis.

Linda B. Burks. Assistant Superintendent of Housekeeping.

L. Mark Fleming. Assistant Superintendent of Housekeeping.

Angelo C. Johnson. Manager of Special Services.

Amy J. Radford. Business Manager.

Debbie Newsom. Administrative Assistant I.

Office of Human Resources

Claire Revels Shapiro. Director of Human Resources. B.S., M.B.A., Louisiana State University.

Lori Von Bokel-Amin. Associate Director of Human Resources. B.S., Southern Illinois University.

Martha A. McGeachy. Benefits Services Manager. B.A., Rhodes College; J.D., University of Memphis.

Leigh A. Powell. Human Resources Business Systems Analyst. B.A., University of Memphis, P.H.R.

Margaret H. Plunket. Wellness and Work Life Services Manager.

Office of Information Services

Robert M. Johnson, Jr. Vice President for Student and Information Services. M.A. and Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Marci Hendrix. Administrative Assistant II. B.A., Rhodes College.

Office of Institutional Research

Dena Selmer. Director of Institutional Research. B.S., Louisiana State University.

Information Technology Services

L. Charles Lemond. Director of Information Technology Services. Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Richard T. Trenthem, Jr. Associate Director for Systems and Networks. B.A., Rhodes College; M.L.I.S., University of Texas.

Stacy S. Pennington. Associate Database Analyst. B.A., Rhodes College.

Douglas G. Walker. System Administrator. A.A.S., State Technical Institute, Memphis.

Sue D. Hall. Programmer/Analyst. B.A., Rhodes College.

Jermaine S. Pickens. Application Specialist. B.S., Alabama A&M University.

Edward A. Trouy. Network and Computer Engineer. A.E.T., State Technical Institute, Memphis.

Caley A. Foreman. Senior Desktop Specialist. B.A., Mississippi State University.

S. Lance Kimbrell. Desktop Support Specialist. A.A.S., Mississippi Delta Community College.

Rose Ann Hicks. Media Center Manager. B.A. and M.Ed., Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

C. Joseph Wack, Jr. Multimedia Support Manager. B.A., Rhodes College.

Paul Barret Jr. Library

Darlene Brooks. Director of Barret Library. B.A. and M.L.I.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

William M. Short. Associate Director of Library Services. B.A., Rhodes College; M.L.S., George Peabody College. Curator for the Jessie L. Clough Art Memorial for Teaching.

Janet Carr James. Acquisitions Librarian. B.A., Rhodes College; M.S.L.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Janice G. Tankersley. Head of Cataloging. B.A. and M.S., University of Memphis; M.S.L.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Rachel Feinman. Catalogue and Collection Development Librarian. B.S. and M.L.S., Florida State University.

Elizabeth E. Gates. Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. B.A. and M.L.S., University of Rhode Island.

Kenan Padgett. Interlibrary Loan and Information Services Librarian. B.A., Elon College; M.L.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Kevin A. Leslie. Information Services Librarian. B.A., University of California at San Diego; M.L.S., San Jose State University.

Gregory J. Paraham. Information Services Librarian. B.A., University of Memphis; M.L.S., Louisiana State University.

Wendy L. Trenthem. Information Services Librarian. B.A.. Rhodes College; M.L.I.S., University of Texas at Austin.

Amanda Ford. Head of Circulation. B.A., Mississippi State University.

Andrew R. Grissom. Circulation Supervisor. B.A., Rhodes College.

Phyllis Gregory. Periodicals Manager. B.S., University of Memphis.

Office of Enrollment and communications

J. Carey Thompson. Vice President for Enrollment and Communications and Dean of Admission. B.A., Furman University; M.Ed., Vanderbilt University.

Heather C. Holt. Administrative Assistant II. A.A., Pensacola Junior College.

Office of Admissions

Jeff Norris. Director of Admission and Data Services. B.S.B.A., University of Arkansas.

Lauren B. Sefton. Associate Director of Admission. B.A., Rhodes College.

Megan A. Starling. Associate Director of Admission. B.A., Rhodes College; M.S., Kennesaw State University.

Benjamin B. Wescott. Senior Assistant Director of Admission. B.A., Roanoke College.

Katie E. Frink. Regional Admission Officer. B.A., Rhodes College.

Rebecca A. Williams. Assistant Director of Admission/Multicultural Recruiter. B.A., Rhodes College.

Chrystal N. Russell. Assistant Director of Admission. B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Daniel A. Schrader. Assistant Director of Admission. B.S., Rhodes College.

Kristin C. Wilkinson. Assistant Director of Admission. B.A., Rhodes College.

Jessica D. Wilson. Assistant Director of Admission. B.A., Rhodes College; M.P.A., University of Memphis.

Dorothy C. Brownyard. Director of Admission Guest Services and Rhodes Express.

Joye W. Myers. Campus Visit Service Coordinator.

Office of Communications

W. Kenneth Woodmansee. Director of Communications. B.A., University of Mississippi.

D. Lynn Conlee. Associate Director of Communications/Editor of Rhodes magazine. A.A., Northwest Mississippi Community College; B.S., Delta State University; M.F.A., University of Memphis.

Jana D. Files. Assistant Director of Communications. B.A., Rhodes College.

Charles W. Kenny. Assistant Director of Communications. B.F.A., University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Dionne R. Chalmers. Media Relations Manager. B.A. and M.A., University of Memphis.

Justin W. McGregor. Web/CMS Developer. B.S., Middle Tennessee State University.

Larry D. Ahokas. Graphic Designer. B.M.E., University of Nebraska.

Robert C. Shatzer. Graphic Designer. B.F.A., University of Memphis; M.F.A., Memphis College of Art.

Carson M. Irwin. Communications Manager. B.A., Rhodes College.

Office of Data services

Dawn M. Clement Cornies. Associate Director of Data Sevices. B.S., M.B.A., University of Tennessee, Martin.

Tierney T. Jackson. Business Systems Analyst. B.S., Rhodes College; M.B.A., University of Memphis.

Harold E. Robinson. Business Systems Analyst. B.S., University of Memphis.

S. Chris Moser. Information Coordinator. B.A., University of Memphis.

Rhodes Express

Reida B. Benson. Service Specialist. B.B.A., Mississippi State University.

Stacey L. Duncan. Service Specialist. B.A., University of Memphis.

Allie E. Word. Service Specialist. B.A., East Tennessee State University.

Office of Financial Aid

Ashley B. Bianchi. Director of Financial Aid. B.S., Mississippi State University; M.Ed., University of South Carolina.

Kimberly S. Prestridge. Associate Director of Financial Aid. B.A., Lambuth University.

Carrie J. McAdon. Assistant Director of Financial Aid. B.P.S., University of Memphis.

The Bookstore (Managed by Follett Higher Education Group)

Shalinda Barthelmy. Store Manager. B.A., University of Memphis.

Betty A. Mohler. Assistant Store Manager. B.A., Christian Brothers University.

Danielle McGregory. Course Materials Manager. B.A., University of Memphis.

Nicole Martin. General Merchandise Coordinator. B.A., Jackson State University.

Laura Knudson. Receiver/Shipper. A.S., Shelby State Community College.

Suzanne Cheney. Lead Cashier.




PLEASE NOTE: This document reflects information as it was published in the 2013-14 Rhodes Catalogue. You may find more current information elsewhere on rhodes.edu.