2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Faculty & Staff



Higher Education Policy Commission Members

1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, West Virginia 25301

Andrew A. (Drew) Payne, III Chair
Michael J. Farrell, Esq. Vice Chair
Diane Lewis Jackson Secretary
Christina Cameron Ex-Officio
James Dailey  
Donna L. Schulte  
W. Clayton Burch Ex-Officio State Superintendent of Schools

Bluefield State College Board of Governors

Rev. Garry Moore, Sr., Chair Bluefield, West Virginia
Mrs. Rebecca Peterson Bluefield, Virginia
Mr. Charles Cole Bluefield, West Virginia
Mr. William Cole, III Bluefield, West Virginia
Ms. Cathy Deeb Bluefield, West Virginia
Mr. Michael Hastings Bluefield, West Virginia
Mr. Joseph S. Remines Bluefield, Virginia
Open (Student Representative) Bluefield, West Virginia
Mr. Michael Lilly (Faculty Representative) Bluefield, West Virginia
Dr. Deirdre Guyton (Classified Representative) Bluefield, West Virginia

President’s Administrative Staff

Robin C. Capehart (2019) President; B.A. West Virginia University, J.D. West Virginia University, L.L.M. Georgetown University.
Hon. Brent Benjamin (2020) Executive Vice President and General Counsel; B.S. Ohio State University, J.D. The OSU School of Law
Keith Olson (2020) Special Assistant to the President; B.S. West Liberty University
Ted Lewis (2018) Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs & Student Affairs; B.A. Texas Wesleyan University, M.S. University of North Texas, Ed.D. University of Texas at Austin.
J. Ronald Hypes (2021) Chief Financial Officer; A.S. Bluefield College, B.S. Concord University, CGMA
James A. Nelson (1991) Vice President for Media Relations; B.S., West Virginia University.
Jonette Aughenbaugh (2013) Vice President for Human Resources; B.A., University of Virginia.
John Spencer (2012) Chief Technology Officer:; B.S., Concord University.
Derrick Price (2020) Director of Athletics; B.S. Bluefield College
Ansel Ponder (2019) Chief Marketing Officer; B.A. Western Michigan University

Support Personnel

Academic Affairs Administrator Sarita A. Rhonemus, Ph.D.
Administrative Application Software Specialist Allonia Thompson, M.S.
Admissions Supervisor Jennifer Johnson, M.S.
Admissions Counselor Christina Nunley, M.B.A.
Admissions Counselor Vacant
Assistant to the Provost Darlene Gilley, M.S.
Associate Director of Administrative Computing Delano Sweeney, B.S.
Associate Director of Instructional Technologies Cody Chambers, M.S.
Associate Registrar Marviene Johnson, M.B.A.
Bookstore Manager Susan Plumley, M.B.A.
Chief Marketing Officer Ansel Ponder, B.A.
Chief Technology Officer John Spencer, B.S.
Counselor, Academic Success Center H. Scott Pitt, B.A.
Counselor, Academic Success Center Helena Taylor, B.S.
Dean of Students Ronald Shidemantle, M.A.
Director, Academic Success Center Carolyn Kirby, M.S.
Director, Advising and Counseling Cravor Jones, Ph.D.
Director, Alumni Affairs Deirdre Guyton, Ph.D.
Director, Athletics Derrick Price, B.S.
Director of Office of International Initiatives Sudhakar R. Jamkhandi, Ph.D.
Director, Intramurals & Wellness Programs Vacant
Director, Libraries David McMillian, Ph.D.
Director of Purchasing Paul Rutherford, B.S.
Director, Research and Sponsored Programs; Title III Timothy McKenzie, M.S.
Information Systems Manager Chris Shrader, B.S.
Information Systems Technician Vacan
Registrar (Interim) Marviene Johnson, M.B.A.
Staff Librarian/Archivist James Leedy, M.L.I.S.
Staff Librarian Nancy Adam-Turner, Ph.D.
Title IX Coordinator Jane Charnock
Transitional Studies Lab Specialist S. Beth Hashemzadeh, B.A./B.S
Video Operations Specialist Vacant
Web Developer Larry Zande, M.S.

Administrators of Instructional Units

Dean, W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business (Interim) Karen Grogan, MAEd, M.S.S.L.
Accounting Dept. Chair Michelle Taylor, Ed.D.
Business Administration  
Entrepreneurship  
Health Services Management  
Leadership  
Management  
Marketing  
Regents Bachelors of Arts  
Sports Management  
   
Dean, School of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences (Interim) Tamara Ferguson Ed.D
Criminal Justice Dept. Chair Mike Lilly, J.D.
Humanities Dept. Chair Bonnie Reese, Ph.D.
Social Sciences Dept. Chair Amanda Matoushek, Ph.D.
Teacher Education Director Terene Stiltner, Ed.D.
   
Dean, School of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Jan Czarnrcki, Ph.D.
Engineering Technology Dept. Chair Joey Hazelwood, M.A.
Computer Science Dept. Chair Bill Bennett, DBA
Applied Science Dept. Chair Dharshana Arachchi, Ph.D.
   
Dean, School of Nursing and Allied Health Angela M. Lambert, MSRT(R), Ed. D.
A.S. Radiologic Technology and B.S. Imaging Science Director Melissa O. Haye, Ed. S., MSRT(R)
Associate of Science Nursing/LPN-RN Director Sandra M. Wynn, M.S.N.
Bachelor of  Science Nursing Director Carol Cofer, MSN, M.Ed., B.S.N.ACNS-BC
   

Faculty

DHARSHANA ARACHCHI

(2013) Professor of Mathematics; B.S. University of Colombo; M.S., Ph.D. Southern Illinois University.

ADRIAN AYERSMAN

(2017) Visiting Instructor of English; B.A. Bluefield State College; M.A. Marshall University.

ERIK BALDWIN

(2007) Professor of Civil Engineering Technology; A.S., B.S., Bluefield State College; M.S.E. Marshall University; Professional Engineer, (OH, WV, VA); Professional Surveyor (VA, WV).

AMANDA B. BANKS

(2018)  Associate Professor of Education; B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S., Radford University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

TESFAYE BELAY                                                                   

(2005) Professor of Biology; B.S., Addis Ababa University; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

AMY L. BENNETT                      

(2011) Assistant Professor of Radiologic Technology and Clinic Coordinator;   A.S. and R.B.A., Bluefield State College. M.S., Walden University. Registered ARRT (R) (M) (MR).

WILLIAM BENNETT                   

(2018) Associate Professor of Computer Science; DBA, Northcentral University.

ALBERT N. BERKOH                         

(2009) Associate Professor of Business; B.A.  University of Ghana; M.P.A., Clark Atlanta University; M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University; Ph.D., Clark Atlantic University.

JEFFREY N. BOLTON

(2011) Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology; B.S; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

MARK BOTTS  

SHANNON R. BOWLING

(2011) Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology; B.S., Bluefield State College; M.S., East Tennessee State University; Ph.D., Clemson University.

COLIN S. CAVELL

(2012) Professor of Political Science; B.A., Louisiana State University. M.A. University of New Orleans; Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

CAROL A. COFER

(1981) Professor of Nursing and B.S.N. Program Director; A.S.N., B.S.N.  Gwynedd- Mercy College; M.Ed., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S.N., University of Virginia. Registered Nurse. 

DEBJANI CHAKRABARTI

(2018) Associate Professor of Sociology; B.A. Presidency College; M.A. Delhi School of Economics; Ph.D. Mississippi State University.

SEAN CONNOLLY

(2012) Professor of Humanities; B.A. Stony Brook University; M.A. Cornell University; D.E.A. Paris VIII University; Ph.D. Cornell University.

JAN CZARNECKI

(2008) Interim Dean of STEM, Professor of English; B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Purdue University; M.Ed., Ed.D. Wilmington University.

BILLY DAVIS

(2013) Associate Professor of Nursing; A.S., B.S.N., Bluefield State College; M.S.N., West Virginia University. M.F.A. WV Wesleyan. Registered Nurse. Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

TAMARA L. FERGUSON

(2003) Professor of English; B.A., Bluefield College; M.S., Radford University; Ed.D. University of Virginia.

SHEILA DUNN GATES

(2000) Assistant Professor of Nursing-Clinical Track; A.S.N., Bluefield  State College; B.S.N., West Virginia University; M.S.N., West Virginia University, Registered Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner.

VANESSA M. GODFREY

(2004) Instructor of Radiology Technology; A.S., B.S. Bluefield State College. Registered Radiographer ARRT (R).

KAREN N. GROGAN

(2016) Assistant Professor of Health Services Management; B.S. Bluefield College; A.S. Southwest Virginia Community College. M.Ed., Bluefield College; M.S., Mountain State University.

JACOB HALL  

JOSEPH HAZELWOOD

(2017) Assistant Professor of Engineering; A.A.S., New River Community College; B.S., Bluefield College; M.A., Marshall University.

MELISSA OXLEY HAYE

(1993) Professor and Program Director of Radiologic Technology and BS Imaging Science; A.S., Morris Harvey College; B.S., Bluefield College; M.S., Capella University, Ed.S., ABD, Northcentral University. Registered Radiographer, ARRT (R).

KRISTIN HICKS (2021)Instructor of Computer Science; B.S., Bluefield State College; M.S., Western Governor’s University

T. GEOFFREY HUNTER

(1982) Associate Professor of Business; B.S., Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia; M.B.A., University of Baltimore.

SUDHAKAR R. JAMKHANDI

(1986) Professor of English; B.A., Poona University; B.Ed., Poona University; M.A., Karnatak University; Ph.D., Texas Christian University.

YOUNG B. KIM

(2015) Associate Professor of Chemistry; B.A.  University of Mississippi; Ph.D. University of Mississippi.

THOMAS F. LAFONE

(1967) Professor of Mathematics; B.S., Lenoir Rhyne College; M.A., Appalachian State University.

ANGELA M. LAMBERT

(1991) Dean of Nursing and Allied Health; and  Professor of Imaging Science; A.S., Bluefield State College; B.S., Bluefield State College; M.S., Capella University; Ed.S., Liberty University; Ed. D., Liberty University.

MICHAEL H. LILLY

(1985) Professor of Criminal Justice; B.A., Hampden Sydney College; J.D., University of South Carolina.

DARREL MALAMISURA

 

(2006) Professor Business; B.S., Bluefield State College; M.B.A., St. Mary’s University; J.D., Ohio Northern University.

SHELIA SARGENT MARTIN

(2010) Professor of Education. B.A, University of Virginia at Wise; M.S. Radford University; Ed.S. University of Southern Mississippi; Ed.D., East Tennessee State University.

VINCENT MATEESCU

(2018) Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.A. Rutgers University; Ed. M. Rutgers University; M.S. University of New Hampshire.

AMANDA R. MATOUSHEK

(2013) Associate Professor of Psychology; B.S.  Bridgewater College; M.S. Ph.D., Binghamton University.

SARAH MILES (2020) Visiting Instructor of Business, A.A. New River Community College; B.A., Radford University; M.B.A., Radford University.

RODNEY MONTAGUE

(2013) Professor of History; B.A.  Wesleyan University; M.A. Columbia University; M.Phil. Columbia University; Ph.D. Columbia University.

TARA MULLINS

(2019) Visiting Instructor of Psychology; B.A., M.A. Marshall University.

BRUCE V. MUTTER

(1989) Associate Professor of  Engineering Management and  Associate  Dean  for Applied Research; A.S., B.S.E.T., Bluefield State College; M.S. Architecture, C.A.G.S, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; CEO and Chair, CART, Inc.

BETTY NASH

(1989) Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., University of Tennessee; M.S.N., West Virginia University; Registered Nurse. Certified Critical Care Nurse.

TINA NICHOLSON

(2009) Assistant Professor of Nursing-Clinical Track; A.S.N., Bluefield State College; M.S.N. Capella University. B.S.N. South University; Registered Nurse.

JULIE DEVOR ORR

(1990) Assistant Professor of Nursing; A.S., Bluefield State College;  B.S.N., Bluefield State College; M.S.N., Radford University. Post-master’s certification, Marshall University. Registered Nurse., Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

JAMES PRUETT

 

(2014) Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology; B.S.  Bluefield State College; M.E.M. Old Dominion University.

ROY E. PRUETT, JR

(1983) Professor and Department  Chair  of  Electrical Engineering  Technology; B.S.E.E., West Virginia Institute of Technology; P.E. M.S., West Virginia University College of Graduate Studies; Professional Engineer (WV).

AMANDA QUESENBERRY 2013) Associate Professor Imaging Science., B.S., M.S. Mountain State University. Registered Sonographer. RDMS (ABD) (OB/GYN)
PETER RONHOVDE  

ANTHONY S. RASNICK

(2016) Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; B.A. Bluefield State College; M.S., Bethel University.

BONNIE L. REESE (2015) Associate Professor of Communications; B.S. California University; M.A. Duquesne University; Ph.D. Duquesne University.
PETER RONHOVDE (2020) Visiting Instructor of Mathematics; B.S., M.S. University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis. 
SARA ROBERTSON (2020)  Assistant Professor of Biology; B.S., Sewanee: The University of the South; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. 
SALLY SALE 

(2017) Assistant Professor of Nursing; A.S.N., B.S.N. Marshall University; M.S.N. West Virginia University.

 

KELLI SARVER

(2010) Assistant Professor of Nursing; A.S.N., B.S.N., Bluefield State College; M.Ed., M.S.N., Marshall University. Registered Nurse; Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

MICHAEL W. SMITH

(1997) Dean of Arts & Sciences and  Professor  of  English; B.S.,  M.A.,  Virginia  Polytechnic  Institute  and  State University; Ph.D., Florida State University.

JOHN D. SNEAD

(1989) Professor of Business B.S. Bluefield State College; M.B.A., Radford University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

TIFFANIE SNYDER (2021) Associate Professor of Nursing; A.S.N., B.S.N., West Virginia University; M.S.N., Bluefield College. Registered Nurse. Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Certified Nephrology Nurse.

KERRY STAUFFER

(2000) Professor and Department Chair of Civil Engineering Technology, B.S., Bluefield State College, M.S., Ph.D. West Virginia University. Professional Surveyor P.S. (WV), Professional Engineer P.E. (WV, VA).

TERENE M. STILTNER

(2012) Associate Professor of Special Education; B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.Ed., Old Dominion University. ED.S. Liberty University.

KATHERINE ST. CLAIR (2021)Nursing Instructor, Beckley Campus BSN Mountain State University MSN Wheeling University: Education Specialist Track Registered Nurse

J. DARRELL THOMPSON

(2010) Professor of Education.  B.S., M.A., Ed.D. East Tennessee State University; Ed.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

MICHELLE TAYLOR

(2014) Associate Professor of Business; B.A., West Virginia University; M.B.A. West Virginia University; Ed.D., Benedictine University.

NATHAN J. TAYLOR (2019) Visiting  Instructor of Accounting; B.S. Accounting ; B.S.  Finance; B.S. Economics: West Virginia University.  M.A.C.C University of Alabama at Birmingham.

DEBORAH TONELLI

(2009) Associate Professor of Nursing-Clinical Track; A.S.N., West Virginia Institute of Technology; B.S.N.,West Virginia University; M.S.N., Post Masters certification in Nursing Administration, Marshall University. Registered Nurse.

DANIEL TRENT (2021) Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering: B.S., M.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D. Old Dominion University.
ELIZABETH F. WALTERS (2020) Visiting Professor of Biology, College of William and Mary, B.S., M.A.

JAMES W. WALTERS

(2013) Associate Professor of Biology; B.S. Arizona State University; Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania.

SHERRI L. WILLIAMS

(2002) Associate Professor of Nursing-Clinical Track; B.S.N., M.S.N., West Virginia University; Registered Nurse. Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

CHERYL WINTER

(1990) Professor of Nursing; A.S., West Virginia Institute of Technology; B.S.N., West Virginia University; M.S.N., Bellarmine College. Registered Nurse. Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Post Masters, West Virginia University.

SANDRA M. WYNN

(2002) Professor of Nursing; ADN Program Director; A.S., B.S.N., Bluefield State College; M.S.N., Radford University. Registered Nurse. Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Health Affiliate Faculty

Radiologic Technology Clinical Faculty
 

SUSAN ALMOND Clinical Instructor Radiology Technology, Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital; A.S. Bluefield State College. ARRT (R) (M).
 KATHERINE BELCHER Clinical Instructor Radiologic Technology, Welch Community Hospital; A.S.; B.S. Bluefield State College ARRT (R)(M).
ROBIN M. GIBSON Clinical Instructor Radiologic Technology, Princeton Community Hospital; A.S., Bluefield State College; B.S., Bluefield College. Registered ARRT (R) (CT).
JENNIFER SHELTON Clinical Instructor Radiologic Technology, VA Medical Center-Beckley; A.S. Mountain State University. Registered ARRT (R).