Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Associate Professor Rank

Timothy L. Barrett, M.A., 2005

Associate Professor of Education

B.A., 1974, Oral Roberts University; M.A., 1980, The Ohio State University

Carrie D. Beal, Ph.D., 2007

Associate Professor of Biology

B.S., 1999, Ashland University; Ph.D., 2006, Emory University

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

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

Sharon K. Metcalfe, Ph.D., 2007

Associate Professor of Education and Associate Dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies

B.S., 1980 and M.Ed., 1989, Eastern Nazarene College; Ph.D., 2012, University of Phoenix

LeeAnn H. M. Couts, 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 Dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies

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

J. Matthew Price, Ph.D., 2009

Associate Professor of Christian Education

B.A., 1994, Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.Div., 1997, Nazarene Theological Seminary; Ph.D., 2001, The University of Kansas

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

Yvonne R. Schultz, Ph.D., 2000

Associate Professor of English and Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities

B.A., 1979, Crown College; M.A., 1994, University of Akron; Ph.D., 2009, Bowling Green State 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

Paul P. Swanson, M.A., 1984

Associate Professor of Physical Education and Women’s Volleyball Coach

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

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

Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Library

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

W. Brett Wiley, Ph.D., 2008

Associate Professor of English

B.A., 1998, Berry College; M.A., 2002, and Ph.D., 2008, University of Georgia

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