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.

Dr. Rick Upchurch Dr. Rick Upchurch, (2014) Associate Vice President for Adult, Graduate, and Online Studies

D.Min., Drew University
M.A., Olivet Nazarene University
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University
Kim Priesmeyer Dr. Kimberly Priesmeyer, Dean of Adult, Graduate, and Online Studies

Kim Priesmeyer is the Dean of Adult, Graduate, and Online Studies, which focuses on faculty support. Kim was an Associate Professor of English in the Adult Studies program in Houston for several years before moving to the Jackson campus as the Dean of Curriculum.
Dr. Lorna Wright  Dr. Lorna Wright., Instructor

Doctor of Business Administration, Argosy University
Masters of Business Administration, Bryan College
Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Bryan College


Name Degree Graduate School Teaching Field
Charles Barrett Ph.D. Bob Jones University Bible
Michael Clark M.B.A. Belhaven University Business, Management
Sean Corcoran Ed.D. Liberty University Business, Mathematics
Brian Cosby Ph.D. Australian College of Theology Bible
Jeffrey Davis J.D. University of Mississippi School of Law Business Law, Ethics
Jeffrey Fairbanks ThM Dallas Theological Seminary Bible
Samuel Gowin J.D. University of Georgia Law School Business Law, Ethics
Cate Green M.Ed. Liberty University General Education
Gerald Harwood M.T. Cranmer Theological Bible, Christian WorldView, Psychology
Roger Henderson M.A. Webster University Business
John Herberich Th.M. Westminster Seminary Bible, Christian WorldView
Eric Kruger M.A. New York School of Research Economics, Business
Shaun McKinley M.B.A. Bryan College Business
Joyce McPherson M.F.A. Pine Manor College English
Ed Pickel M.S. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Psychology, Business
Barry Poston M.B.A. Belhaven University Business, Mathematics
Thomas Randolph Ed.D. Trevecca  Nazarene University Management, Education
J. Christopher Raper M.B.A. Bryan College Business
Lisa Russell M.A. Kennesaw State University English
Samuel Shields MAcct University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Accounting, Business
Deborah Shirley Ph.D. Northcentral University Education, Business
Joseph Simpson M.S. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Biology
Calvin Sneller M.Ed. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mathematics
April Taylor M.A.  M.F.T. Richmont Graduate University Psychology, Counseling, Sociology
Pamela Turner M.S.W. Florida International University Sociology, Psychology
Tuwan Ussery M.S.W. Anderson University Sociology, Psychology
Erin Wallin J.D. Lincoln Memorial University Business Law, Ethics
Paige Walters M.A. Middle Tennessee State University English
Joel Warren Ed.S. Lincoln Memorial University History
Timothy Wehse M.A. Reformed Theological Seminary Bible, Christian WorldView
Lorna Wright D.B.A. Argosy University Business,  Human Resources