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Office of the Vice President for Student Learning

Diane Ward, Vice President for Student Learning, Professor of Education
B.S., West Virginia University-Secondary Education/Science
M.A., Tennessee Technological University-Education/Instructional Leadership
Ph.D. Capella University-Education (2009)

Cathy Smith, Administrative Assistant II
A.A.S., Roane State Community College-General Technology (1999)
Certified Professional Secretary (1990)

Advising Resource Center

Amy Keeling, Director,  Curriculum, Program Planning and Advising
B.S., MacMurray College-Deaf Education
M.S., Eastern Illinois University-Guidance and Counseling/College Student Personnel(1986)

Susan C. Pearson, Coordinator of Academic Advising
B.S., Tennessee Technological University - Secondary Education
M.S., Tennessee Technological University - School Counseling
Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University - Administration and Leadership (1997)

Donna Lanham, Advising Systems Analyst
A.A.S., Pellissippi State-Video Production Technology
A.A., Pellissippi State - General Studies
B.S., Austin Peay State University - Professional Studies (2016)

Center for Teaching Arts and Technology

Susan Sutton, Director, Center for Teaching Arts & Technology And Distance Education
B. S., Ball State University, Muncie, IN - Special Education K-12
M. S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Instructional Technology
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Instructional Technology (2010)

Stephanie L. Shipley, Instructional Design Specialist
B.S., Tennessee Technological University, Elementary Education
M.S., University of Tennessee – Instructional Technology (2015)

Igor Akpovo, Instructional Design Specialist
BA, TEFL/TESL, University of Benin, BENIN 
MA, TEFL/TESL, University of Benin, BENIN
MA, TESOL with high Honor, Oklahoma City University 
Ph.D., University of Wyoming – Curriculum Studies (2017

Dual Studies

Kelley Thomas,  Director of Dual Studies
B.S., University of Tennessee-Business Administration
M.Ed., Tusculum College-Human Resource Development (2008)
Ed.D, East Tennessee State University- Educational Leadership (2017)

Jacquelyn Wilson, Coordinator of Dual Studies
B.A. King College-Behavioral Science

International Education

Bruce Cantrell, Interim Director - International Education
A.S., Roane State Community College-General
B.S., Tennessee Technological University-Biology
M.S., The American University-Biology (1985)

Linette Legg, Secretary II
B.A., George Peabody College for Teachers - Music Education (1973)

Learning Centers and Learning Support

Michael D. Hill, Director of Learning Centers and Learning Support
B.A., Vassar College-English
M.A., University of Tennessee-English (1991)

Anna Davis, Mathematics Learning Support Specialist
B.S., Mathematics, Carson-Newman University (2008)

Robin Leib,  Learning Center Specialist-Oak Ridge
B.A., Speech and Hearing Science, University of Utah
M.A., English, Colorado State University (1991)

Holmes, Stefanie, Mathematics Learning Support Specialist
A.S., Roane State Community College, General
B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Mathematics
M.M., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Mathematics (2018)

Jennifer Rowan, Learning Center Specialist-Harriman
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University-English
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University-English (2010)


Robert M. Benson, Director of Library Services/Associate Professor 
B.A., University of Tennessee-English (1996)
M.S., University of Tennessee-Information Science (2000)

Laura Vaughn, Branch Library Manager/Associate Professor
B.S., Newberry College-Arts Management
M.S., University of Tennessee-Information Science (1996)

Ashlea Green, Cataloging/Metadata Librarian
B.A., Old Dominion University - English
M.A., Ohio University - Linguistics
M.S., University of Tennessee- Information Sciences (2018)

Becca Decker, Librarian
B.A., University of South Carolina - English
M.S., University of Tennessee – Information Science (2015)

Lyndy Wibking, Librarian
B.A., University of Tennessee-English
M.S., University of Tennessee – Information Sciences (2012)

Terri Hallman, Library Assistant
B.S., Auburn University-Education (1983)
Certified Administrative Professional (2013)

Christi Moss, Library Assistant
Certificate, Roane State Community College-Massage Therapy
AS, Roane State Community College - General Technology
B.B.A., King University - Business Administration (2015)

Pam Rudnitzki, Library Assistant
AAS, Roane State Community College – General Technology
B.S., Western Governors University – Business Management (2016)

Middle College

David Lane, Middle College Director, Associate Professor - Psychology
B.S., Middle State University-GeoScience
M.A., Tennessee Tech University-Health and Physical Education (1997)

Sarah Grant, Technical Clerk
A.A.S., Roane State Community College – Contemporary Management (2015)

Student Academic Support Services

M. Kathryn Rhodes, Dean of Student Academic Support Services
B.S., University of Tennessee-Business Administration
M.S., University of Tennessee-Human Resource Development (2003)

Matthew Ward, Administrative Secretary, TN eCampus Student Liaison
A.S., Roane State Community College-Business Administration
B.S., University of Tennessee-Business Administration (2001)

Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance

Emily Belitz, TECTA Coordinator
B.S., University of Tennessee - Chattanooga - Education (2002)

Crystal Cromwell, TECTA Specialist
M.S., Capella University - Early Childhood Education (2012)


Health Sciences

Patricia Jenkins, Dean, Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Tennessee - Nursing
M.S.N., University of Tennessee - Nursing
Ed.D., University of Tennessee - Educational Administration (2001)
Registered Nurse

Victoria Pittman, Administrative Secretary
Office Occupations Certificate
Medical Terminology Certificate

Tammy Robinette, Administrative Secretary
A.S., Roane State Community College-Business Management (1985)
Certified Administrative Professional (2011)

Michael Burtch, Health Sciences/Nursing Admissions Advisor
B.S., Bob Jones University – Radio/Television Broadcasting
M.S.L., Grand Canyon University – Business Leadership (2006)


Myra K. Peavyhouse, Dean, Professor of English
A.S., Roane State Community College-Biology
B.S., Tennessee Wesleyan College-Biology
B.A., Tennessee Wesleyan College-English
M.A., East Tennessee State University-English
Ed.D., University of Tennessee-Educational Administration and Policy Studies (2002)
Certified Developmental Education Specialist

Denise Cloyd, Administrative Secretary
A.S., Roane State Community College-Business Management (1985)
Certified Professional Secretary (2006)

Darren York, Manager of RSCC Theatres
A.A., Roane State Community College
B.A., Tennessee Technological University - English
M.A., Austin Peay State University - Psychology (1996)

Jon P. Chemay, Theatre Technician 
B.A., University of Tennessee-Psychology and Criminal Justice (2002)

Matthew Waters, TV  Station Manager-Channel 15 and Associate Professor of Mass Communications
B.S., University of Tennessee-Communications
M.S., University of Tennessee-Communications
Ed.D., East Tennessee State University-Educational Leadership (2016)

Mathematics and Sciences

Markus Pomper, Dean, Associate Professor of Mathematics
M.S., University of Illinois, Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Mathematics (2000)

Kathleen B. Voiles, Administrative Secretary
A.A.S., Roane State Community College-Office Administration (1993)
Certificate of Advancement-Microsoft Office Specialist (2002)
Certified Professional Secretary (2006)

Brett Longwith, Lab Technician - Oak Ridge Campus
M.S., Austin Peay State University - Biology

Adam Williams, Lab Docent - Scott/Campbell Campuses
B.S., Tennessee Technological University-Biology (2017)

Gordon Williams, Project Director - Mechatronics
M.S. Texas A&M University, Agricultural Engineering (1982)

Laura A Hofmam, Program Director - Chemical Engineering Technology
Registered Professional Engineer - Chemical (CA and TN)
B.S., Bucknell University - Chemical Engineering

Social Science, Business and Education

Donald L. Lanza, Dean, Professor of History
B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga-History
M.A., University of Tennessee-History
Ph.D., University of Tennessee-History (1991)

Tammy Guge, Administrative Secretary
A.S., Roane State Community College-Office Administration
B.S., Tusculum College-Applied Organizational Management (1990)

Fitness Center

Shaun Simpson, Coordinator
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University-Physical Education
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University- Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Safety (2004)

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