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
Jessica Phillips Secretary to the Dean, Fine Arts
Deanna Spruiell Secretary, Communication Arts, Art and Design

Full-Time Faculty

Name Title
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
Director of Theatre
Kelsey D'Emilio Assistant Professor of Music
Dr. Michael Dean 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
Dr. Louima Lilite Associate Professor of Music
Scot Loyd Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Director of Forensics and Debate
Dr. Abigail Mace Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Preparatory Department
Dr. Patricia Nelson Associate Professor of Music Education
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. Stephen Sims Assistant Professor of Music, Worship Leadership
Dr. James Vernon Professor of Music
Jake Yenish Assistant Professor of Theatre, Design Technician