Faculty and Staff

Administration and Staff

Name Title
Dr. Christopher Mathews Dean, Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts
Professor of Music
Dr. Vickie Shamp Ellis Professor of Communication Arts
Chair, Division of Communication Arts
Corey Fuller Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Chair, Division of Art and Design
Ruth Jay Odom Professorship in Fine Arts
Mark Johnson Director of Community Relations and Recruitment for the College of Fine Arts
Deanna Spruiell Secretary, Communication Arts, Art and Design

Full-Time Faculty

Name Title
Rebecca Ballinger Assistant Professor of Voice
Prep Instructor
Dr. D. Brent Ballweg Burton H. Patterson Professor of Music
Director of Choral Activities
Dr. Kaylene Barbe Professor of Communication Studies
Benjamin Baxter Assistant Professor of Animation and Motion Graphics
Julie Blackstone Assistant Professor of Art
Joshua S. Brunet Assistant Professor of Art
Matthew Caron Assistant Professor of Theatre
Dr. Michael Dean Associate Professor of Music
Stephen Draper Instructor, Broadcast Journalism & Mass Communications
Holly Easttom Assistant Professor of Journalism
Dr. Lee Hinson Professor of Church Music
Worship and Music
David Kenworthy Assistant Professor of Theatre and Design Technician
Dr. Louima Lilite Associate Professor of Music
Tenor
Scot Loyd Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Director of Forensics and Debate
Justin Pierce Assistant Professor in Instrumental Music
Dr. Teresa C. Purcell Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Bands
Dr. Peter Purin Associate Professor of Music Theory
Dr. Kathy Scherler Assistant Professor of Music Education
Dr. Benjamin Shute Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Preparatory Department
Dr. Stephen Sims Assistant Professor of Music, Worship Leadership
Dr. James Vernon Professor of Music
Dr. Keith Whitmore Assistant Professor of Music
Staff Accompanist