Faculty & Staff

Meet Our Staff

Executive Staff

Ralph Reavis

President (2000 – present) and sometimes Frumentius Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Global Missions

A.A. & B.A., Virginia Seminary & College; B.D., M.Div., Virginia Union University; S.T.M., Union Theological Seminary; & Ph.D., University of Virginia

Kathy C. Franklin

Provost, Executive Vice President, Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

B.S., Virginia State University; M.Ed. Educational Leadership and Supervision, Lynchburg College; L.H.D., Virginia University of Lynchburg; Ph.D. Higher Education Administration, Union Institute and University

Donald Leslie, CPA

Vice President of Finance

B.A., Bob Jones University; M.B.A. Management Control, Lynchburg College; D.B.A., Virginia University of Lynchburg

College Deans

Kathy C. Franklin

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

B.S., Virginia State University; M.Ed. Educational Leadership and Supervision, Lynchburg College; L.H.D., Virginia University of Lynchburg; Ph.D. Higher Education Administration, Union Institute and University

Marshall D. Mays

Dean of the School of Religion

A.A., Liberal Arts Virginia College; B.A. in Theology, Virginia Seminary and College; M.R.S., Eastern Theological Seminary; M. Div. and D. Min., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Jennifer Mason

Associate Dean School of Business and Online Technician

B.S. Organizational Management, Saint Paul’s College; M.Ed. School Administration, Cambridge College; Ph.D. Candidate , Higher Education Leadership, Northcentral University.

Administrative Support Services

Rachel Richardson

Director of Disability Services, Executive Secretary, Office of the Vice-President/Provost, Administratve Assistant Title III

A.A., B.A. Religious Studies; M.Div., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Joan Spencer

Program Support, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

A. S., Virginia Seminary and College; B.A. Social Sciences, Virginia Union University

Brenda Morton

Administrative Assistant for the School of Religion

B. A., Lynchburg College; M.Div., Virginia University of Lynchburg, D.Min., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Jacqueline Coleman

Financial Aid Support Specialist

B.A., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Gregory Langhorne

Computer Lab Assistant

B.A., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Houston Walthall

Recruiter/Admissions

A.A. Virginia University of Lynchburg, Candidate B.A. Religious Studies

Business & Financial Aid

Donald Leslie

CPA, Vice President of Finance

B.A., Bob Jones University; M.B.A. Management Control, Lynchburg College; D.B.A., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Layton Smith

Financial Manager

B. S., Cleveland State University; MBA, Baldwin Wallace College.

Bindiya Shah

Financial Aid Director

B.S., Microbiology, Gujarat University, (India); M.T. (American Medical Technologist), M.C. (Clinical Medical Coder), Central Virginia Community College; M.A.O.M Virginia University of Lynchburg.

Daphne Booker

Financial Aid Counselor

Patricia Coleman

Financial Aid Counselor

B.S., James Madison University; M.Div., Virginia Union University; D.Min., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Jacqueline Coleman

Financial Aid Support Specialist

B.A., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Donna Tyree

Financial Aid Counselor

Phillips Business College, Diploma

Enrollment Management, Admissions, & Registrar

Bindiya Shah

Enrollment Director

B.S., Microbiology, Gujarat University, (India); M.T. (American Medical Technologist), M.C. (Clinical Medical Coder), Central Virginia Community College; M.A.O.M Virginia University of Lynchburg.

Layman Franklin, Jr.

Registrar/Assistant Director of Enrollment

B.S., Virginia State University

Gianne Estocado

Director of Admissions/Marketing and Media Coordinator/Wide Receiver Coach

B.S. Olivet Nazarene University

Sarah Cunningham

Assistant Registrar

Candidate for A.A. Virginia University of Lynchburg

Alisa Walthall

Assistant Registrar

Attended Miller Monte Technical

Houston D. Walthall

Admissions Counselor/On-line Recruiter

A.A. Virginia University of Lynchburg

Institutional Effectiveness

Jason Randoo

Director of Institutional Effectiveness/Head Soccer Coach

B.A. Organizational Management, Virginia University of Lynchburg

Katrina Franklin

Director of Distance Learning

B.S. Information Security and Privacy, High Point University; M.A.O.M., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Joan Spencer

Program Support College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Assistant Director for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

A. S., Virginia Seminary and College; B.A., Social Sciences, Virginia Union University

Security Services

Robert Cabler

Director of Security

Attended Virginia State University

Student Services and Counseling

Charles Allen

Director of Student Affairs

B.S. & MAT, Bellhaven University; Candidate Ed.D., North Central University

Monroe G. Baldwin

Campus Physician/Associate Professor of Biology Lab

B.A. Chemistry, University of Virginia; M.D., University of Virginia; Board Certification in Urology (1976)

Selien Dorvulus

Student Affairs/Assistant Football Coach

B.S., Muskingam University

Tyler Jackson

Student Affairs/Assistant Football Coach

B.S. Belhaven University

Delbert Jones

Conferences/Special Events/Recruiter

B.S. Liberty University

Marcy Orr

Counseling Services

B.A., Hanover College; M.Div.,Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., Religious Studies, UVA; M.S., Mental Health Counseling, Longwood University

Royal Shiree

Director of Student Conduct and Discipline

Director of Student Conduct and Discipline. B.S. West Virginia State College; M.A., Lynchburg College

Chelsea Stephens

Student Affairs/Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

B.S. Lynchburg College

Disability Services

Rachel Richardson

Director of Disability Services, Executive Secretary, Office of the Vice-President/Provost, Administratve Assistant Title III

A.A., B.A. Religious Studies; M.Div., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Joan Spencer

Program Support, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

A. S., Virginia Seminary and College; B.A. Social Sciences, Virginia Union University

Library Services

Swannie P. Thompson

Assistant Professor of French and Religion/ Librarian

B.A. French and Psychology, Johnson C. Smith University; M.A. Educational Media and Technology (Library Science), North Carolina Central University; M.Div., Virginia Seminary and College; D.D., D.Min., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Melinda Mitchell

Library Assistant

B.S., Radford College; M.Ed., James Madison

Computer Operations & Support

Michael Dunn

Director of Information Technology

B.S., ECPI Technical College

Cordaro Ellis

IT Specialist

B.S., University of Pikeville

Gregory Langhorne

Computer Lab Assistant

B.A., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Distance Learning Services

Jennifer Mason

Associate Dean School of Business and Online Technician

B.S. Organizational Management, Saint Paul’s College; M.Ed. School Administration, Cambridge College; Ph.D. Candidate , Higher Education Leadership, Northcentral University.

Katrina Franklin

Director of Distance Learning

B.S. Information Security and Privacy, High Point University; M.A.O.M., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Robbi Adams

Assistant Director of Distance Learning

B.A. High Point University

Kieonna Strong

Online Specialist

Candidate B.A. Western Iowa Tech Institute

Athletics

Don Lee

Director of Athletics

B.S. Olivet Nazarene University. M.S. Olivet Nazarene University

Jeff Monroe

Assistant Athletic Director/Head Men’s Basketball Coach

B.S. Olivet Nazarene University

Daniel Brooks

Head Women’s Basketball Coach

B.S. Indiana State University

Jason Randoo

Director of Institutional Effectiveness/Head Soccer Coach

B.S. Virginia University of Lynchburg; M.S., Liberty University

Mary Lee

Cheerleading Coach/Compliance Officer

Wallace Community College

Robert Flood

Athletics Operations Manager

B.A. Lincoln University

Wesley Hoover

Band Director

B.S. North Carolina A&T University

Jonathan Brown

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach/Resident Director

B.A. Dominican College

Tensley Cowan

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach/Resident Director

B.S. Belhaven University

Selien Dorvulus

Student Affairs/Assistant Football Coach

B.S., Muskingam University

Gianne Estocado

Director of Admissions/Marketing and Media Coordinator/Wide Receiver Coach

B.S. Olivet Nazarene University

Tyler Jackson

Student Affairs/Assistant Football Coach

B.S. Belhaven University

Jerett Martin

Strength and Conditioning Coordinator/Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach

B.S. Olivet Nazarene University

Jeffery Maxwell

Offensive Coordinator/Academic Liaison for Athletics

B.S. Belhaven University

Chelsea Stephens

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach/Student Affairs

B.S. Lynchburg College

VUL Facilities

Gary Moss

Maintenance

Timothy Murphy

Maintenance

Directors of Off-Campus Locations

Millard Boone

Director of the VUL Petersburg Site

B.S. Shaw University, M.Div. Virginia Union University; D.Min., Virginia University of Lynchburg; D.D. Virginia University of Lynchburg

Philip Campbell

Director of the VUL Danville Site

B.R.S. Religious Studies, Virginia University of Lynchburg, M. R.S. , M. Div., D. Min., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Naomi Chambers

Director of the VUL Suffolk Site

B.S., Elementary Education, Elizabeth City State Teacher’s College; M.R.E., Religious Studies, Virginia University of Lynchburg/Virginia Seminary; L.H.D., Virginia Seminary and College

Vaurice T. Chambers

Assistant Director VUL Suffolk Site

C.C.L., Norfolk State University; B.Th., United Christian Institute; D.D., United Christian Institute; D.D. Virginia University of Lynchburg

Eleanor Morris

Director of the VUL Dawn Site

B.S., Virginia Union University; D.D. Virginia University of Lynchburg

Meet Our Faculty

Part-time Faculty

Sheldon Anderson

Q.C. Instructor

B.A. English, University of Virginia

Nicole Bailey Austin

Adjunct

. B.S. Psychology, Lincoln University; M. A., Liberty University; Ph.D. Psychology, Walden University

Kimberly Austin

Adjunct

B.S. Elizabeth City State University, M.Ed. Cambridge College

Monroe G. Baldwin

Associate Professor of Biology Lab

B.A. Chemistry, University of Virginia; M.D., University of Virginia; Board Certification in Urology (1976)

Victor Quinn Banks

Online Professor

B.A. Mathematics, Hampton University. M.S. Operations Research/Management Science, George Mason University. Candidate Ed.D., Organizational Leadership, NOVA Southeastern University

Gregory T. Berry

Instructor

B.S., Law Enforcement, University of Baltimore; M.S., Sociology, Criminal Justice Longwood University

Gayle Breakley

Instructor

B.A. English, Averett University, M.S. Education/Guidance & Counseling

Alexander Brown

Instructor

B.S., A &T State University, Industrial & Systems Engineer; M.B.A., Master of Business Administration, Hampton University; Candidate Juris Doctorate, Liberty University

Barbara Butler

Instructor of Religion/Office Assistant(Suffolk)

A.A.S. Paul D. Camp Community College; B. S., Saint Paul’s College; M.R.E., and M.Div., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Barbara L. Cain

Instructor

B.S Health and Physical Education, M.A., Guidance and Counseling, Virginia State University; M.Div., Virginia Union University, Ed.D., Educational Leadership Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Judith L. Bowman

Instructor

B.A., English, Hampton University, M.Div., Harvard School of Divinity, Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education

Virginia Bowman

Instructor

B.A. Elementary and Kindergarten Education, Pennsylvania State; M.A. Reading and Language Arts, University of Pittsburgh; M.A. Educational Administration, St. Mary’s College, Moraga; Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Administration

Philip L. Campbell

Assistant Professor in Homiletics

B.R.S., M.R.S. & M.Div., Virginia University of Lynchburg; D.Min., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Marie Chavis

Instructor

B.S. Elementary Education, M.S. Education-Reading Specialist

Paige L. Chargois

Assistant Professor of Religion

B.A. Accounting, Virginia Union University; B.A., Psychology/Journalism, Austin Peay State University; D.Min., Union Theological Seminary

Rose Cooper

Instructor of Religion

A.A.S., Tidewater Community College; B.A., Religious Studies, Virginia University of Lynchburg; M.R.E. and M.Div., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Milton Cox

Instructor

B.S., Virginia State University; M.Div., Virginia Union University. Chaplain, Naval Education, U.S. Navy

Vaughan M. Cunningham

Assistant Professor of Old Testament

B.R.S. Virginia Seminary and College, M.Div. Virginia Union University, D. Min. United Theological Seminary

Olivia Crawley

Instructor of Religious Studies

B.A., Norfolk State University; M.A., Hampton University; M.R.E., Religious Studies, Virginia University of Lynchburg

Steve Deckard

Instructor

B.A. Biology/Education, McKendree College; M.S., University of Illinois, Champion Master of Science; Ed.D., Argosy University

Ashraf Esmail

Instructor

B.A. Sociology, LSU; M.A. Sociology, Georgian State University; Ph.D. Sociology/Administration, Union Institute and University

Lloyd Fox

Instructor

B.A., Virginia Commonwealth; M.Div., Virginia Union University

Kathy C. Franklin

Professor. College Dean/Vice President of Administration

B.S., Virginia State University; M.Ed., Lynchburg College; L.H.D., Virginia University of Lynchburg; Ph.D., Union Institute and University

Katrina V. Franklin

Instructor

B.S. High Point University, Master of Arts in Organizational Management, Virginia University of Lynchburg

Eleanor Grasty

Professor

B.S. West Chester University, Foreign Service Institute, The School of Language Studies

Kenneth Goodman

Instructor

B.S. Psychology, M.S. Special Education, Old Dominion University, M.R.S. Virginia University of Lynchburg

Charles Haden

Assistant Professor

B.A. Biology, Hampton University, D.M., The University of Virginia School of Medicine

Kara Harris

Instructor

A.A.S., Electronic Systems Technology, Air University; B.A., McKendree University; MBA, McKendree University; M.A. Information Technology (ITM), Webster University

George M. Hartsfield

Online/Campus Professor

Bachelor of Business Administration, M.S. Business Education/Economics, Virginia State University. Economic Development Finance Professional Certification. Construction Management Certification

Marthia I. Haynie

Associate Professor

B.S. Biology, Hampton University, Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Hermina Hendricks

Assistant Professor

B.S. Music, Defiance College; Master of Music Education, James Madison University; Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Curriculum and Instruction, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Ann Watsons Hill

Instructor of Education

B.A., Bennett College; M.S., Old Dominion University, Ph.D. Business Administration, Kennedy Western University

Karl Hutchings

Adjunct

B.A. History, Old Dominion University, M.S. Mathematics, College of William and Mary

Ann Jones

Instructor

B. A., English, Political Science, University of North Carolina; English Candidate Liberty University, M.A. English, 23+ GSH

Robert Jones

Instructor

Collegiate Professional License, Math; M.Div. Virginia Union University

Gracie King

Instructor of Developmental English

B.A., Norfolk State University; B.A. Religious Studies, Virginia University of Lynchburg

Ralph King

Instructor of Health and Wellness

B.S., Winston State University; M.Ed., Lynchburg College, Post Graduate Professional License, Health Education

Stacy Rice-Lee

Instructor

B.S., English, M.A. English Literature, Old Dominion University

Carol Larson

Instructor

B.S. English, Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia; M.A. English Literature, Bowling Green State University, Ohio

Mamie Lee

Instructor

B.R.S., M.R.S, M.Div., D.Min., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Corine Lucas

Instructor

B.A., M.Div. Virginia Union University

Alice Mabry

Director of Continuing Education and Instructor

B.S., Virginia State University; M.Ed., Virginia State University

Jennifer Mason

Instructor

B.S. Organizational Management, Saint Paul’s College; M.Ed. School Administration, Cambridge College, Chesapeake, Virginia

Marion Matthews

Instructor of Religion

B.S., Norfolk State University; M.A.., Hampton University; D.Min., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Marshall D. Mays

Professor of Religion

A.A. Liberal Arts Virginia College, B.A. in Theology, Virginia Seminary and College; M.R.S., Eastern Theological Seminary; M. Div. and D. Min., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Lillian Morris

Instructor

B.A., History and English, Virginia Union, M.Ed. Reading Specialist, University of Virginia

Shirley Napier

Assistant Professor

B.A. Morgan State University, M.A. Loyola College, Ed.D. University of Tennessee

Sharon Thomas Parker

Adjunct

B.S. Psychology, M.Ed. Counselor Ed., Pennsylvania State University, Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University

Pelzetta Perry

Instructor of Foreign Language

B.S. Spanish, South Carolina State, M.S. Spanish, Bowling Green State University

Catherine Randolph

Instructor

B. S., Virginia Union University; M.Ed. & Science, Virginia State University

Florence Reynolds

Instructor

B.S., Virginia State University; M.R.E., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Rachel B. Richardson

Instructor of Religious Studies

B.A., Religious Studies, M.Div., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Joan Robinson

Instructor

M.Ed, Math Education, University of Virginia

Lona Tapper Rogers

Assistant Professor

B.S. Virginia Commonwealth University, M.Div., Duke University, D.Min. Union Theological Seminary Presbyterian School of Christian Education

James Samuel

Assistant Professor

B.A. Livingston College, M.Div. Duke University, D.Min. Drew University

Bindiya Shah

Instructor

B.S., Microbiology, Gujarat University, (India), M.T. (American Medical Technologist), M.C. (Clinical Medical Coder), Central Virginia Community College, M.A.O.M Virginia University of Lynchburg

Michael Shannon

Instructor

B.A. History and Political Science, M.Div. Virginia Union University

Clyde Shepherd

Professor of Psychology

B.A. Social Science, M.Ed. Developmental Disabilities, Ed.D., Developmental Disabilities, University of Virginia

Royal Shiree

Instructor

A.A.S. and B.S. in Communications with cognates in Theatre, Journalism, and Media Production; M.A., English, Lynchburg College

Ronnie Sidney

Instructor

A.A. Rappahannock Community College; A.A., A.Th., Fredericksburg Bible Institute; B.Th., B.A., M.Div., Richmond Virginia Seminary; M.Div. Virginia Union University

Joanne Singleton

Adjunct

B.S. Organizational Management, M.S. Instruction, Central Michigan University

Lena Thompson

Adjunct

B.S. Organizational Management, M.S. Instruction, Central Michigan University

Swannie P. Thompson

Assistant Professor of French and Religion/Librarian

B.A. French and Psychology, Johnson C. Smith University; M.A. Educational Media and Technology (Library Science), North Carolina Central University; D.Min., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Wally G. Vaughan

(Colonel, Air Force Chaplain) Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship

B.A. and M.Div., Virginia Union University; M.Th., Princeton University; D.Min., United Theological Seminary

Charles Williams

Instructor of Health and Physical Education

A.A.S. Kittrell Junior College. B.A., Health and Physical Education, Norfolk State University; M.A., Hampton University

Isaac E. Williams

Assistant Professor of History

B.A., Virginia Union University; M.A., Hampton University. M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.D., Virginia Seminary & College

Full-time Faculty

James Coleman

Director of the Doctoral Program/Professor of Theology and Homiletics

B.S. Political Science and Public Administration, James Madison University; M.Div. Virginia Union University; Th.M. Duke University; D.Min. United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH

Carlton Jackson

Instructor

B.S. Liberty University; M.B.A. Averett University; MATS, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min., Virginia University of Lynchburg

Joseph Olsen

Instructor

B. A., History, Lynchburg College; M.A. History, Lynchburg College

Marcy Cathryn Orr

Professor of New Testament

B.A. Theological Studies, Hanover College, M.Div. Biblical Studies, Harvard Divinity School, Ph.D. New Testament Studies, University of Virginia

Larry Robinson

Instructor

B.A., Education, Youngstown State University; M.A., Political Science and Sociology, Ohio University

Pamela Ward

Counseling Instructor

B.S. Criminal Justice, Elizabeth City, NC., Master of Education, School Counseling, Cambridge College

Keathen Wilson

Instructor

B.A., Central State University, Economics; M.A., Clark Atlanta University; Economics, Doctor of Philosophy, Walden University