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Faculty Directory 

Our Faculty Interviews

Hear directly from our faculty about why they love to teach, why they love their discipline and why they love the Abbey!

Dr. David Williams– Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty

B.A., Georgetown University
M.A., Boston College
Ph.D., Boston College (Political Science)
Ph.D., Boston College (Theology)

Dr. Steven Shivone– Former Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs & Assistant Professor of English B.A., The College of Saint Thomas More M.A., Institute of Philosophic Studies, University of Dallas Ph.D., Institute of Philosophic Studies, University of Dallas

Dr. Amanda Kloo Associate Professor of Education 

B.A., Chatham College
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Matthew Siebert– Assistant Professor of Philosophy 

B.A., University of Winnipeg
M.Phil., University of Oxford
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Dr.Al Benthall– Associate Professor of English 

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Joseph Wysocki– Associate Professor of Government & Political Philosophy 

B.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.A., Baylor University
Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Heather Ayala– Associate Professor of Biology 

B.S., Azusa Pacific University
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Dr. Rajive Tiwari– Professor of Physics/Coordinator of Physics-Mathematics Minor

B.S., St. Stephens College
M.S., Rutgers University
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Jerome Murray– Business Lecturer, Former Center for Continuing & Professional Studies Students

B.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.B.A., Pfeiffer University

Dr. Ronald ThomasAssociate Professor of Theology

B.A., University of Memphis
M. Div., Emory University
Ph.D., University of Cambridge College
M.B.A., Pfeiffer University

Dr. Julia Foster BeemanChair and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Chair of Social Sciences Division

A.A.S., Central Piedmont Community College
B.S., University of North Carolina-Charlotte
M.S., University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Ph.D, Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Sara Davis Powell–- Chair and Professor of Education

B.S., Southern Nazarene University
M.A., University of Colorado-Denver
Ph.D., University of Colorado-Denver

Dr. Laura Campbell–- Director of Teacher Education, Charlotte Campus

B.S., Saint Thomas Aquinas College
M.Ed., University of South Florida-Fort Myers
Ed.S., Barry University-School of Education
Ed.D., Barry University

Dr. Farrell O’GormanProfessor of English

B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Simon DonoghueAssociate Professor of English, Theatre Arts Minor Coordinator, Director of Abbey Players, Chair of Humanities Division

B.A., University of Virginia
M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Dr. Patrick WaddenAssistant Professor of History

B.A., Trinity College, Dublin
M.St., University of Oxford
D.Phil., University of Oxford

Dr. John Daniel HutchinsonAssistant Professor of History

B.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.A., University of Alabama-Birmingham
Ph.D., Florida State University

Stephen BrosnanAssociate Professor of Math/Physics

B.A., University of Colorado
M.S., University of Michigan

Dr. Nathalie CotéProfessor of Psychology B.A., Furman University M.S., Vanderbilt University Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Dr. Hubert SalesAssistant Professor of Business

B.A., Trinity Christian College
M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas