Jul 13, 2024  
2024 - 2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024 - 2025 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Health Sciences (Faculty & Staff)



Ronald De Vera Barredo, PT, DPT, EdD, FAPTA, Dean

Dental Hygiene

Mr. Gary-Lee A. Lewis, R.D.H., Department Chair

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Gary-Lee A. Lewis, R.D.H., Assistant Professor

B.S.,1992, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, AAS; 2000, Tennessee State University; M.Ed., 2006, Tennessee State University

 

Laura Nichols, DDS, Supervisory Dentist

Medical University of South Carolina, MS., Columbia University, MA., Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, DMD

 

Janice Williams, Associate Professor

BSDH, University of Mississippi, MS, Old Dominion University

 

Gwendolyn Battiste, Assistant Professor

AAS., 1999, Tennessee State University; BSDH., 2000, Tennessee State University; MPH., 2008, Walden University

 

Illeana Brandt, Assistant Professor

AAS., 2007, Tennessee State University; BSDH., 2008, Tennessee State University; MSHCLI., Trevecca Nazarene University

 

Toya Stoudemire, Assistant Professor

AAS., 2005, Tennessee State University; BSDH., 2006, Tennessee State University; MHA., 2022, Austin Peay State University

 

Clinical Supervisors: K. Sykes, T. Robertson, S. Beltran, K. Gordon, B. Kibbel, A. Armstrong

 

Public Health, Health Administration and Health Sciences

Elizabeth Brown, PhD, Associate Professor and Department Chair

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Charles Brown, Associate Professor

B.S., 2011, Tennessee State University; M.Ed., 2002, Belmont University; Ph.D., 2005, Middle Tennessee State University

 

Elizabeth Brown, Associate Professor

B.S., 1991, Tennessee State University; M.S.P.H., 2004, Meharry Medical College; Ph.D., 2008, University of Tennessee Knoxville

 

Jemal Gishe, Associate Professor

B.Sc., 1995, Addis Ababa University; M.Sc., 2000, Addis Ababa University; Graduate Diploma, 2001, Abdus Salaam ICTP; Ph.D, 2006, University of South Florida

 

Alexis Heaston, Assistant Professor

B.S., 2009, Austin Peay State University; M.S., 2009, Austin Peay State University; Ed.S., 2014, Tennessee State University; M.A.T., 2015, Austin Peay State University; Ed.D., 2018, Tennessee State University

 

Wendelyn Inman, Assistant Professor
B.A., 1978, Wittenberg University, Ph.D., 1985, Vanderbilt University

 

Owen Johnson, Associate Professor
B.S., 1995, Forth Valley State University; M.S., 1998, Dr.P.H., 2005, University of Kentucky

 

Mohamed Kanu, Associate Professor and Associate Dean 
B.A., 1989, University of Sierra Leone; M.A. 1999, University of Memphis; MPH, 2001, Saint Louis University; Ph.D., 2004, Saint Louis University

 

Frank Pleban, Associate Professor

B.S., Central Michigan University; M.A., Central Michigan University; M.S., Wayne State University; Ph.D., 2002, Southern Illinois University

 

Miranda Sanford-Terry, Associate Professor

B.A., 2006, Eastern Illinois University; M.S., 2008, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., 2013, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Tokesha Warner, Assistant Professor

B.S., 1996, Earlham College; M.H.A., 2009, Bellevue University; Ed.D., 2020, Tennessee State University

 

Respiratory Care & Health Information

Valerie Brock, EdD, RHIA, Department Chair

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Valerie Brock, EdD, EdS, MBA, RHIA, CPC, Assistant Professor, Program Director

B.S., 1977, Tennessee State University; M.B.A., 2000, University of North Alabama; EdS, 2000, Middle Tennessee State University; EdD, 2023, Tennessee State University

 

 

Brenda Batts, RRT-NPS, Assistant Professor,                                             

A.S, 1987, Tide Water Community College, B.S., 1991, Georgia State University, M.P.H., 1997, University of Alabama-Birmingham; DHA, 2023 Virginia University of Lynchburg

 
Phidomise Leveque, CRT, RRT-NPS Assistant Professor 
A.S. 2005, Nashville State Community College; B.S. 2014, Tennessee State University; M.S., 2017, Northeastern University
 
Krystal Massey, MPH, RHIA, Assistant Professor 
B.S. 2008, Tennessee State University; MPH 2011, Tennessee State University
 
 

Devin Sherman, Medical Director
M.D., 2004, East Tennessee State University

 
 

Human Performance and Sports Science

Jason Smith, EdD, Department Chair

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Agnes Boyd, Instructor
B.S., 1980, Tennessee State University; M.A.Ed., 1987, Tennessee State University

Jennifer Mayes-Brown, Instructor
B.S., 2008, University of North Alabama; M.A., 2009, University of North Alabama

Robbie Cochrum, Associate Professor
B.S., Greeneville College; M.S., 2010, Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., 2015, Middle Tennessee State University

Poliala Dickson, Associate Professor
B.S., 2004, Middle Tennessee State University; M.H.S., 2008, Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D., 2016, Middle Tennessee State University

 

James E. Heimdal, Associate Professor
B.S., 1980, Tulane University; M.Ed., 1988, University of New Orleans; Ph.D., 1992, The University of Southern Mississippi

William E. Johnson, Professor
A.A., 1978, De Anza College; B.S., 1980, California Polytechnic State University; M.A., 1981, Stanford University; Ph.D., 1993, University of New Mexico.

Sarah Martinez-Sepanski, Assistant Professor

Timothy Jones, Associate Professor
B.S., 1993, Ohio University; M.S., 1995, Frostburg State University; Ed.D., 2005, Tennessee State University

Jason Smith, AssociateProfessor
B.S., 2001, Tennessee State University; M.A., 2003, Ed.D., 2014, Tennessee State University

 

School of Nursing

Courtney Nyange, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, Executive Director 

Baccalaureate Nursing Degree Program

Shaquita Bonds, DNP, FNP-c, Director 

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Hamzah Alghzawi, Associate Professor

B.S.N., 2009, Al al-Bayt University; M.S.N., 2011, The Hashemite University; Ph.D., 2019, University of Maryland

 

Tiffany Barnett, Associate Professor

A.S.N., 2005, Columbia State Community College; B.S.N., 2009, Tennessee State University; M.S.N., 2013, Tennessee State University

 

Shaquita Bonds, BSN Program Director

Associate Professor B.S.N., 2007, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; D.N.P., 2017, East Tennessee State University

 

Francesca Bradshaw, Assistant Professor

B.S.N., 2002, Emory University; M.S.N., 2005, Emory University

 

Carol Campbell, Assistant Professor

B.S.N., 1975, Florida A&M; M.S.N., 1979, Vanderbilt University

 

Kennithia Carter, Associate Professor

B.S.N., 2006, Middle Tennessee State University; M.S.N., 2009, Tennessee State University; D.N.P., 2012, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

 

Rachel Faulkner, Associate Professor

B.S.N., 2012, Eastern Michigan University; D.N.P., 2023, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

 

Carmen Germany, Assistant Professor

B.S.N., 2008, Langston University; M.S.N., 2014, Walden University

 

Courtney Harris, Assistant Professor

B.S.N., 2003, University of Virginia; M.S.N., 2022, Middle Tennessee State University

 

Aaliyah Hunt, Assistant Professor

B.S.N., 2009, The University of Memphis; M.S.N., 2015, Frontier Nursing University

 

Cathy Lovelace, Associate Professor

B.S.N., 1980, M.S.N., 1983, University of Alabama at Huntsville; D.N.P., 2017, Grand Canyon University at Phoenix

 

Eddie Manley, Associate Professor

B.S.N., 2006, Mountain State University; M.S.N., 2009, Austin Peay State University; D.N.P., 2020, Murray State University 

 

Nancy Morton, Assistant Professor

B.S.N., 1993, Rhode Island College; M.S.N., 2014, Austin Peay State University

 

Marida Pace-Newbern, Associate Professor

B.S.N., 2004, Austin Peay State University; M.S.N., 2008, Austin Peay State University; D.N.P., 2020, Union University

 

Roslyn Pope, Assistant Professor

B.S.N., 1992, Bowling Green State University; M.S.N., 2011, Tennessee State University

 

Trenna Richardson, Associate Professor

A.S.N., 1993, Texarkana Community College; B.S.N., 1995, University of Texas at Arlington; M.S.N., 2007, University of Tennessee; D.N.P., 2022, Post University

 

Constance Shelton, Assistant Professor

B.S.N., 1983, Tuskegee University; M.S.N., 1994, Vanderbilt University

 

Britney Thorne, Assistant Professor

B.S.N., 2012, Alverno College; M.S.N., 2020, Tennessee Technological University