Faculty and Staff

   

Lorraine Ball | Associate Professor

Professor Lorraine Ball Office: Brock Hall – 1015
Phone: 423.236.2773
Email:  lball@southern.edu
Degrees:
MS Organizational Communication, Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
BA Communication, Atlantic Union College
Career:

Professor, Southern Adventist University
Outreach Coordinator, Multiple Intelligences School
Career Services, Atlantic Union College Coordinator
Personnel Assistant, The Ohio State University

Courses:

Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Communication
Writing for the Media
Public Relations Principles & Theory
Group Dynamics
Portfolio & Career
Professional Communication & Leadership

Hobbies: Traveling, Gardening, Reading, A good laugh!

Quote: "The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance." - Benjamin Franklin


 

Tara D. Hargrove | Associate Professor

Professor Tara Hargrove  Office: Brock Hall — 1015
Phone: 423.236.2762
Email: thargrove@southern.edu
Degrees:
MA Communication Studies, Colorado State University
Master's Certificate in Women's Studies, Colorado State University
BA Speech Communication, Colorado State University
Career:

Professor, Southern Adventist University
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University
Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University
Service Learning Coordinator, SPCC 207 Rhetoric and Argumentation, Colorado State University
Music Teacher, Beebe Christian School
Physical Education Teacher, Beebe Christian School

Courses:

Persuasion & Propaganda
Film Evaluation
Introduction to Public Speaking

Hobbies: Writing, Camping, Rock Climbing, Studying Nutrition

Quote: "In the twentieth century, one of the most important stories Americans have told about themselves as a nation has been the tale of equality." Celeste Michelle Condit & John Louis Lucaites


 

Pamela Maize Harris | Professor

Dr. Pamela Maize Harris  Office: Brock Hall - 1015
Phone: 423.236.2728
Email: pharris@southern.edu
Degrees: 
Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.L.S. Information Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
BA English and Speech Communication, Southern Adventist University
APR, Accreditation in Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America
Career:

Professor, Southern Adventist University
Assistant Professor - Communication-Public Relations, Western Carolina University
Walla Walla University

Courses:

Writing for the Media
Advertising Copywriting
Introduction to Public Speaking
Mass Media Law and Ethics
Public Relations Campaign
PR Strategy

Hobbies: Playing the organ, Collecting vintage typewriters, Cameras, Textiles, Genealogy


 

Andy Nash | Professor

Dr. Andy Nash  Office: Brock Hall - 1015
Phone: 423.236.2733
Email: anash@southern.edu
Degrees:
Ph.D. English-Creative Nonfiction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MA English, Andrews University
BA Print Journalism, BA English, Southern Adventist University
Career:

Professor, Southern Adventist University
Consultant, Reader's Digest magazine
Editor, Adventist Today magazine
Publisher, The Front Porch Syndicate
Assistant Professor, Union College
Assistant Editor, Adventist Review magazine
Author: Paper God, Tatum and Her Tiger (Children's), Growing Up Adventist

Courses:

Literary Journalism
Magazine & Feature Article Writing
Publication Editing
News Reporting
Introduction to Public Speaking

Hobbies: Sports, Travel, Saxophone, Reading, Whatever my three girls are currently interested in

Quote: “Simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau in Walden


 

Stephen Ruf | Associate Professor

Professor Stephen Ruf Office: Brock Hall - 1015
Phone: 423.236.2761
Email: sruf@southern.edu
Degrees:
MS Communications, Media Management emphasis, University of Tennessee
BS Broadcast Journalism, University of Tennessee
Career:

Associate Professor, Southern Adventist University
Reporter, WDEF-TV, Chattanooga
Assignment Editor, WDEF-TV, Chattanooga
Morning Anchor and Reporter, WKGN News/Talk Radio, Knoxville
Legislative Aide, Tennessee State Senate

Courses:

Broadcast News Writing
Foundations of Broadcasting
TV News Reporting and Performance
Introduction to Photography
Digital Photography

Hobbies: Hiking, Traveling, Blood Assurance volunteer

Quote: "Get it first, but first get it right." - Old Associated Press slogan


 

Greg Rumsey | Professor

Dr. Greg Rumsey Office: Brock Hall - 1015
Phone: 423.236.2745
Email: rumsey@southern.edu
Degrees:
Ph.D. Communication, Public Relations emphasis, University of Tennessee
MA Organizational/Interpersonal Communication, University of Colorado
BA Broadcast Journalism, Southern Missionary College
Career:

Professor, Southern Adventist University
Professor of Communication, Union College, Lincoln
Editor, Outlook magazine, Lincoln
Copy Editor, Lincoln Star, Lincoln
Public Relations Director, Porter Memorial Hospital, Denver
Music and Program Director, WSMC-FM, Collegedale

Courses:

Advertising Copywriting
Public Relations Techniques
Public Relations Campaigns
Introduction to Public Speaking

Hobbies: Camping & Hiking, Music, Photography, Radio, Writing

Quote: "When truth and error have fair play, the former is always an over-match for the latter." - Benjamin Franklin


 

Adjunct Faculty

DAVID BARASOAIN
Adjunct Professor - Digital Audio Production
Content Producer, National Public Radio affiliate in Atlanta; 90.1 FM, WABE

AUDREY COOPER-DEWILD
Adjunct Professor - Writing for the Media
Starbucks Coffee Company

JENNIFER CUMMINS-ASKEW
Adjunct Professor - Publication Tools & Techniques
McKee Foods Corporation

CAROLYN HAMILTON
Adjunct Professor - Fundraising for Nonprofits
Southern Adventist University

RYAN HARRELL
Adjunct Professor - Intro to Web Design
Southern Adventist University

MINDY JAMIESON
Adjunct Professor - Publication Editing
Southern Adventist Unveristy

JOHN KEYES, PH.D.
Adjunct Professor - Introduction to Public Speaking
Retired full-time professor in the School of Journalism & Communication

MELISSA LECHLER
Adjunct Professor - Mass Media Law and Ethics
It Is Written

SAM NKANA, PH.D.
Adjunct Professor - Introduction to Public Speaking
Received doctoral degree, Andrews University, August 2010

ALAN ORRISON
Adjunct Professor - Intro to Photography
Teacher at Atlanta Adventist Academy

BILLY WEEKS
Adjunct Professor - Photojournalism
Retired Photo Editor, Chattanooga Times Free Press


 

Avery Botticelli | Office Manager

Avery Botticelli 

Phone: 423.236.2330
Email: averymckinney@southern.edu
Degrees:
BS Mass Communication, writing/editing emphasis,
Southern Adventist University

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, Traveling, Writing
Quote:
 "The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain." - The Alchemist