Faculty at the Chattanooga Campus

We take pride in our highly qualified and caring Christian faculty. We think you'll agree. You won't find this level of excellence and dedication just anywhere. Each highly qualified faculty member has a Ph.D. or master degree. And each one is available to walk with you through your studies.

Ron Pirtle, Dean of Faculty 

Ron W. Pirtle, Dean of Faculty

M.S., The University of Memphis
B.S., Crichton College

John Herberich John Herberich, Instructor of Biblical Studies

DMin, Westminster Seminary
MA, Covenant Seminary
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
BA, University of Akron

Dr. Virgil Mensah-Dartey, Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Ph.D., Cornell University
MS, Cornell University
BS, University of Science & Technology, Ghana
Deborah Shirley Deborah Shirley, Instructor of Business

PhD, Northcentral University
MA, Central Michigan University
BS, Covenant College


NameDegreeGraduate SchoolTeaching Field
Julian Atwood Ed.S University of Alabama Mathematics
Michaelia Black Ed.S Liberty University Accounting, Leadership
Jose Chavez M.S.Ed. Indiana University Education, Human Resources
Carla Clark M.B.A. Kennesaw State University Business, Management
Michael Clark M.B.A. Belhaven University Business, Management
Antonio Chiareli  Ph.D. Northwestern University Sociology
Edward Clower M.A., M.A.C. Covenant Theological Seminary Psychology, Counseling
Jeff Davis J.D. University of Mississippi School of Law Business Law, Ethics
Scott Douglass Ph.D. Florida State University English, Humanities
Lynn Dunlap M.S.N. St. Joseph's University Health Administration
Jeff Fairbanks ThM Dallas Theological Seminary Bible
Rachel Fisher J.D. J.D. Cumberland School of Law Business Law, Ethics
Sujey Garcia M.S.W. Barry University Sociology
Samuel Gowin J.D. University of Georgia Law School Business Law, Ethics
Dewey Hammond J.D. University of Virginia Law School Finance, Accounting
Jerry Harwood M.T. Cranmer Theological Bible, Christian WorldView
Cory Haughton M.B.A. Belhaven University Management
Joel Henderson Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi English, Humanities
John Herberich Dmin Westminster Seminary Bible, Christian WorldView
Martha Land Ed. D. Trevecca Nazarene University Accounting, Leadership
Omar Jones-Pearson M.B.A. Belhaven University Business ,  Management
Virgil Mensah-Dartey Ph.D Cornell University Economics, Policy Analysis, Management
Ed Pickel M.S. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Psychology
Tom Randolph Ed. D. Trevecca  Nazarene University Management, Education
Deborah Shirley M.A. Central Michigan University Education, Business Research
Joe Simpson M.S. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Biology
Ray Smith Ph.D. Regent University Management
Susan Smith M.B.A. Belhaven University Management, Human Resources
April Taylor M.A.  M.F.T. Richmont Graduate University Psychology, Counseling
Josh Tucker M.A. University of Alabama English
Pam Turner M.S.W. Florida International University Sociology
Paige Walters M.A. Tennessee State University English
Joel Warren Ed.S. Lincoln Memorial University History
Timothy Wehse M.A. Reformed Theological Seminary Bible, Christian WorldView
Lorna Wright M.B.A. Bryan College Business,  Human Resources