Faculty & Staff

All bios are sorted alphabetically.

Faculty

Nina Morel

Nina Morel

Dean of the College of Professional Studies
Professor

Nina Jones Morel, Ed.D., is an associate professor of Education and Dean of the College of Professional Studies. Morel builds, develops, and inspires a team of individuals to achieve the college’s objectives to provide a rigorous, personalized and innovative academic experience for adult learners. Morel is a graduate of Lipscomb... [More]

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615.966.1105 (ext. 1105)

Hope Nordstrom

Hope Nordstrom

Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Assistant Professor

Hope Nordstrom, Ed.D., is an assistant professor and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Professional Studies at Lipscomb University. As director, she develops curriculum for the competency-based education program. She collaborates with other faculty members and clients to develop new programs and courses for university and... [More]

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615.966.1107 (ext. 1107)

Kate Watkins

Kate Watkins

Executive Director, LIFE Program
Academic Program Director of DMin
Assistant Professor

Kate Watkins, D.Min, is an assistant professor in the College of Professional Studies and the Executive Director of the LIFE program. Kate is a graduate of Lipscomb University with her Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Master's of Divinity as well as her doctorate. As Executive Director of the LIFE program Kate... [More]

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615.966.5722 (ext. 5722)

Staff

Joel Allen

Joel Allen

Assistant Director of Marketing and Enrollment

Joel Allen, M.Ed., is the Marketing and Enrollment Manager for the College of Professional Studies. Joel is one of the first points of contact for new students. He provides initial advising for all new students and guides their transition to Lipscomb. Joel also an adjunct faculty member for Seminar for... [More]

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615.966.1016 (ext. 1016)

Kelli Bratton

Kelli Bratton

Assessment Center Manager

Kelli Bratton, M.S., is the Assessment Center Coordinator in the College of Professional Studies. She schedules, organizes, and manages all aspects of the CORE Assessment Centers. Kelli is committed to supporting adult learners and professionals seeking career growth, ensuring that students and community partners have an opportunity to demonstrate competencies... [More]

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615.966.1113 (ext. 1113)

James Bush

James Bush

Outreach and Admissions Counselor

James Bush, Jr. recently moved from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the Nashville area. He serves as an Outreach and Admissions Counselor for the College of Professional Studies. James brings over ten years of experience from the mortgage lending industry, before transitioning into higher education. During the last ten years, James has... [More]

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615.966.1111 (ext. 1111)

Nanci Carter

Nanci Carter

Director of Academic Systems

Nanci Carter is the Director of Student Success Services for the College of Professional Studies. She seeks to improve processes and help students navigate the path to degree completion. She began work with the College of Professional Studies in June 2016 after previously working with the Registrar's Office at Lipscomb... [More]

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615.966.1104 (ext. 1104)

TaShunda Franklin

TaShunda Franklin

Outreach and Admissions Counselor

TaShunda Franklin is an Outreach and Admissions Counselor for the Adult Degree Program in the College of Professional Studies. She serves as the initial point of contact for prospective students seeking to complete their undergraduate degree by guiding them through the admission process. Her experience as a former student in... [More]

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615.966.5324 (ext. 5324)

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Brad Gray

Contact via email
615.966.5948 (ext. 5948)

Whitney Holland

Whitney Holland

Academic Coaching Assistant

Whitney is the Enrollment Assistant in the College of Professional Studies. Whitney works with students as they transition from admission to enrollment. She also works as an advisor with students completing the PACE program. A student in the College of Professional Studies herself, Whitney is happy to provide support and... [More]

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615.966.1112 (ext. 1112)

Yedid Minjares

Yedid Minjares

Office and Budget Manager

Yedid Minjares is the Office and Budget Manager of the College of Professional Studies. Yedid assists with budget management, coordinates events for the college, and serves as a liaison between outside vendors and organizations. She supports other team members with various projects and supervises the college’s Student Workers. Yedid is... [More]

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

John Williams

John Williams

Director of Academic Coaching

John Williams is the Director of Marketing and Enrollment. John works with the admissions and enrollment teams to provide a positive experience for students coming into undergraduate and graduate programs within the College of Professional Studies. He also manages communication with prospective students and develops programs and processes to foster... [More]

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615.966.5279 (ext. 5279)

Adjunct Faculty

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Michael Cauley

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615.966.5948 (ext. 5948)

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Marsha Crownover

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

Tiffany Freeze Denton

Tiffany Freeze Denton

Associate Professor of Education
Assistant Director of Assessment and Prior Learning

Tiffany Denton, Ed.D. & Ed.S., is the Assistant Director of Assessment and Prior Learning in the College of Professional Studies. Denton serves as a director for the CORE Assessment Center process. As a director, she facilitates assessment exercises for students and scoring processes for assessors to ensure that students are... [More]

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David Gilbert

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615.966.1015 (ext. 1015)

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Jim Selbe

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)

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Dan Turbeville

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615.966.5345 (ext. 5345)

Linda Zelnik

Linda Zelnik

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615.966.1103 (ext. 1103)