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.

Paul Criss, Dean of Faculty  Dr. Paul T. Criss, Regional Dean

Ph.D., University of Memphis
M.Div. Memphis Theological Seminary
M.M., Arkansas State University
B.A., Central Bible College


Ray Smith 

Dr. Stephen Ray Smith, Full-time Faculty Business

Ph.D., Regent University
MBA, University of South Carolina
BA, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Paige Walters

Paige Walters, Instructor of English

MA, Middle Tennessee State University
BA, University of California, Los Angeles


Name Degree Graduate School Teaching Field
Julian Atwood Ed.S University of Alabama Mathematics
Charles Barrett Ph.D. Bob Jones University Bible
Michaelia Black Ed.S Liberty University Accounting, Leadership
Michael Clark M.B.A. Belhaven University Business, Management
Edward Clower M.A., M.A.C. Covenant Theological Seminary Psychology, Counseling
Brian Cosby Ph.D. Australian College of Theology Bible
Jeff Davis J.D. University of Mississippi School of Law Business Law, Ethics
Terry Scott Douglass Ph.D. Florida State University English, Humanities
Jeff Fairbanks ThM Dallas Theological Seminary Bible
Samuel Gowin J.D. University of Georgia Law School Business Law, Ethics
Dewey Hammond J.D. University of Virginia Law School Finance, Accounting
Gerald Harwood M.T. Cranmer Theological Bible, Christian WorldView
Roger Henderson M.A. Webster University Business
John Herberich Th.M. Westminster Seminary Bible, Christian WorldView
Omar Jones-Pearson M.B.A. Belhaven University Business ,  Management
Martha Land Ed. D. Trevecca Nazarene University Accounting, Leadership
Deb Leal M.B.A. Belhaven University Business
Shaun McKinley M.B.A. Bryan College Business
Joyce McPherson M.F.A. Pine Manor College English
Virgil Mensah-Dartey Ph.D Cornell University Economics, Policy Analysis, Management
Ed Pickel M.S. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Psychology
Barry Poston M.B.A. Belhaven University Business
Tom Randolph Ed. D. Trevecca  Nazarene University Management, Education
Deborah Shirley M.A. Central Michigan University Education, Business Research
Joseph 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
Oliver Trimiew Ph.D. Vanderbilt University Bible
Pam Turner M.S.W. Florida International University Sociology
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 M.B.A. Bryan College Business,  Human Resources