Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Associate Professor Rank

Amy M. Biggs, Ed.D., 2006

Associate Professor of Education

B.S., 1994, M.Ed., 1999, and Ed.D., 2009, Ashland University

Karen S. Boyd, M.S.W., 1991

Associate Professor of Social Work

B.A., 1978, Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.A., 1984, and M.S.W., 1988, The Ohio State University

Timothy G. Chesnut, M.B.A., 1996

Associate Professor of Finance

B.A., 1990, Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.B.A., 1995, The Ohio State University

Kathleen A. Clark, Ph.D., 2011

Associate Professor of Social Work

B.S., 1979, The Ohio State University; M.S.W., 1994, The Ohio State University; and Ph.D., 1999, The Ohio State University

Willie C. Dishon, D.Min., 2002

Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Assistant to the Chaplain

B.A., 1964, Olivet Nazarene University; M.Div., 1969, Nazarene Theological Seminary; D.Min., 2002, Fuller Theological Seminary

Marilyn A. Greer, M.A., 1982

Associate Professor of Education

B.S. in Ed., 1963, and M.A., 1979, Ashland University

Daryl L. Gruver, M.A., 1976

Associate Professor of Business

B.S., 1969, Campbellsville College; M.A., 1972, Central Missouri State University

Kevin G. Hawthorne, Ph.D., 2010

Associate Professor of Humanities

B.A., 1991, Howard Payne University; M.A., 1995, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., 2004, University of Chicago

Chris A. Ingersol, M.S., 1986

Associate Professor of Biology

B.S., 1979, Southern Nazarene University; M.S., 1982, Southwest Missouri State University

Linda D. Miller, Ed.D., 2007

Associate Professor of Education

B.S., 1970, Wright State University; M.S., 1985, University of Dayton; Ed.D., 1995, University of Cincinnati

LeeAnn H. Miner, Ph.D., 2006

Associate Professor of Psychology

B.S., 1990, M.A., 1993, and Ph.D., 1996, The Ohio State University

J. Mark Nielson, Ph.D., 2001

Associate Professor of Education

B.S., 1980, Olivet Nazarene University; M.A., 1992, The Ohio State University; Ph.D., 2001, Walden University

John M. Nielson, B.D., 2006

Associate Professor of Religion

A.B., 1965, Eastern Nazarene College; M.A., 1967, Eastern Nazarene College; B.D., 1969, Nazarene Theological Seminary

C. Damon Osborne, Ph.D., 2006

Associate Professor of Education and Assistant Vice President for Online Education

B.Mus., 1991, Ashland University; M.S. in Ed., 2004, Walden University; Ph.D., 2008, Capella University

John E. Packard, D.A., 2004

Associate Professor of Music

B.A., 1996, University of Illinois; M.Mus., 1999 and D.A., 2008, University of Northern Colorado

Anderson M. Rearick, III, Ph.D., 1994

Associate Professor of English

B.A., 1978, Eastern Nazarene College; M.A., 1986, Lehigh University; Ph.D., 1992, University of Rhode Island

Philip K. Rickard, M.B.A., 1996

Associate Professor of Accounting

B.S., 1985, Concord College; M.B.A., 1995, Marshall University

Lanette M. Sessink, Ed.D., 2008

Associate Professor of Physical Education and Vice President for Student Life

B.A., 1983, Olivet Nazarene University; M.Ed., 1993, Oakland University; Ed.D., 2010, St. Louis University

R. Merrill Severns, M.S.M., 1985

Associate Professor of Education and University Registrar

B.A., 1985, Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.A., 1991, The Ohio State University, M.S.M., 2009, Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Debbie Shepherd-Gregg, Ph.D., 2000

Associate Professor of Education and Director of Teacher Education

B.A., 1978, University of Oklahoma; M.Ed., 1980, University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., 1984, The Ohio State University

Mark A. Shoaf, Ph.D., 1998

Associate Professor of Management

B.S., 1988, Kansas Newman College; M.B.A., 1995, Ashland University; Ph.D., 2006, Capella University

Paul P. Swanson, M.A., 1984

Associate Professor of Physical Education, Athletic Director, and Women’s Volleyball Coach

B.A., 1975, North Park College; M.A., 1979, Northwestern University

Edward A. Thomas, Ph.D., 2005

Associate Professor of Management

B.S., 1978, Olivet Nazarene University; M.B.A., 1995, Robert Morris College; Ph.D., 2005, Capella University

Melanie A. Timmerman, J.D., 2006

Associate Professor of Business

B.A., 1992, Mount Vernon Nazarene College; J.D., 2001, Capital University Law School

David E. Tipton, M.L.I.S., 2010

Associate Professor of Education and Director of Library

B.A., 1988, Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.B.A., 1999, Franklin University; M.L.I.S., 2004, Kent State

Michael G. VanZant, Ph.D., 2006

Associate Professor of Biblical Literature and Associate Vice President for Graduate and Professional Programs

B.A., 1991, MidAmerica Nazarene University; M.Div., 1996, and Ph.D., 2002, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Wayne A. Yerxa, M.B.A., 1985

Associate Professor of Business

A.B., 1967, Eastern Nazarene College; M.Div., 1976, Nazarene Theological Seminary; M.B.A., 1985, Suffolk University