Administration and Staff

Administration and Staff

Executive Leadership

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dondi E. Costin, Ph.D.
Sixth President

Jonathan Falwell, B.S., J.D.
Third Chancellor
Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development
Campus Pastor

Jerry Prevo
President Emeritus

President's Council

Scott Hicks, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Mark Hine, B.S., M.Div., D.Min.
Executive Vice President of Student Affairs

Ronald Kennedy, B.S., M.B.A., Ed.D.
Executive Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing

Ian McCaw, M.S.
Vice President and Director of Athletics

Brian Mentzer
Executive Vice President of Development

Robert Ritz, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Chief Financial Officer

Senior Leadership

Kristin Conrad
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications

David M. Corry, B.A., J.D.
General Counsel

Dan Deter, B.S.
Senior Vice President of Major Construction

Steve Foster
Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Cindy Gaebe
Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Investment Officer

John Gauger, B.S., M.B.A.
Chief Information Officer
Executive Vice President of Analytics

Ashley Reich
Senior Vice President of Equity Compliance

Charles Spence
Senior Vice President of Campus Facilities and Transportation

Louis Cambeletta, B.S.
Vice President of Auxiliary Services

Glenn Clary, B.S.
Vice President of Strategic Partnership and Alliances

Matt Cooper
Vice President of Student Financial Services

Greg Dowell
Senior Vice President of LU ONE

Kirk Handy, B.S.
Vice President and Athletic Director, Club Sports

Ryan Helfenbein, B.A., M.Div.
Vice President of Communications and Public Engagement

Chris Misiano, B.S., M.A.R., M.R.E., Ph.D.
Vice President of Campus Recreation and Logistics

Craig Pettitt
Vice President of Real Estate Management

Joshua Rutledge, B.S.
Vice President of Spiritual Development

Scott Spear
Vice President of Finance and Administration

Marcus Tinsley
Vice President of Security & Public Safety

Adam Wittcop
Vice President of Software Development and Engineering

Josh Zealand
Vice President of Information Services and Analytics

Academic Leadership

David Brat, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Vice Provost of Engagement and Public Relations

Jason Byrd, B.S., M.B.A.
University Registrar

Richard Diddams, D.B.A., CxA, LEED GA
Vice Provost of Engineering & Technology and Professional Engagement
Interim Dean of the School of Business

Deanna L. Keith, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Vice Provost of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
Dean of The Graduate School

Chris Kennedy, J.D.
Vice Provost of Health Professions

Michael Shenkle, B.S., M.B.A., Ed.D.
Vice Provost of Online Administration

Brian C. Yates, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Vice Provost of Resident Programs
Dean, College of Applied Studies & Academic Success

College of Applied Studies & Academic Success

Brian C. Yates, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Vice Provost for Resident Programs
Dean, College of Applied Studies & Academic Success

Professor of Education

Ester J. Warren, B.S., M.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Dean, General Education
Associate Professor of Psychology

Dwayne K. Melton, B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A.
Associate Dean, College of Applied Studies & Academic Success
Professor of Business

College of Arts & Sciences

Roger Schultz, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of History

Carey Roberts, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of History

Stephanie Blankenship, B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor of Spanish

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Joseph R. Johnson, D.O., FACOOG (Dist)
Dean
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Randy Litman, D.O., M.B.A., FACOFP, HPF, FAAO, FACOI
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and GME
Designated Institutional Official of the ONMM Residency Program

Melanie Hicks, M.B.A., D.B.A.
Associate Dean of Accreditation and Business Operations

Jeffrey Jasperse, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Medical Education and Curriculum
Professor of Integrative Physiology

Chris Kennedy, J.D.
Vice Provost Health Affairs

Michael Neville, Pharm. D., BCPS, FASHP
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Life
Professor of Pharmacology

Vacant
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Operations

Joseph Gigliotti, Ph.D.
LUCOM Director for Institutional Research and Scholarship
Associate Professor of Physiology

Helms School of Government

Joel Cox, A.S., B.S., M.P.A., Ed.D.
Interim Dean, Helms School of Government
Professor of Criminal Justice

Jason Ross, B.S., M.P.P., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Helms School of Government
Associate Professor of Government

Jerry Falwell Library

Angela M. Rice, B.A., M.L.S.
Dean, Jerry Falwell Library

Rory Patterson, B.A., M.A., M.L.I.S.
Associate Dean, Planning, Administration and Operations

Rorie Fredrich, B.S., M.L.I.S.
Associate Dean, Research and Customer Service

Gregory A. Smith, B.A., M.L.S., M.B.A., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Library Technologies and Collection Services

John W. Rawlings School of Divinity

Troy Temple, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Divinity
Professor of Theology and Family Ministries

Gabriel Etzel, B.S., M.A.R., M.Div., D.Min., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Divinity
Professor of Theology and Christian Leadership

Adam McClendon, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Divinity
Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality and New Testament

School of Aeronautics

Richard A. Roof, B.S., M.A.R., Ph.D., FAA ATP, COMM, INST, IGI
Dean, School of Aeronautics
Associate Professor of Aeronautics

Julie Speakes, B.C.A., M.B.A., M.C.A., Ph.D., FAA COMM, INST, ME, CFI, CFII, MEI, IGI, AGI, GS, RP 
Associate Dean, School of Aeronautics
Professor of Aeronautics

Steven Brinly, B.S., M.A., M.C.A.
Associate Dean, School of Aeronautics
Associate Professor of Aeronautics

School of Behavioral Sciences

Kenyon C. Knapp, B.A., M.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Behavioral Services

Kevin Van Wynsberg, M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Counseling

Shawn M. George, B.S., M.A.
Associate Dean, School of Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Psychology

School of Business

Richard Diddams, D.B.A., CxA, LEED GA
Interim Dean, School of Business
Vice Provost of Engineering and Technical & Professional Engagement

Stacie Rhodes, D.B.A., C.F.P.®, C.K.A.®, C.P.A.
Associate Dean – Accreditation, Curriculum, Assessment, School of Business
Professor of Business

Edward Moore, Ph.D.
Associate Dean – Academic Operations, School of Business
Professor of Business

School of Communication & the Arts

Scott M. Hayes, B.F.A., M.F.A., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Communication & the Arts
Professor of Theatre Arts

Kevin L. Rawls, B.S., M.A.R., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Communication & the Arts

School of Education

Don Raleigh, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Education

Laurie Rice, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, School of Education
Assistant Professor of Education

Michelle B. Goodwin, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, School of Education|
Professor of Education

School of Engineering

Mark Horstemeyer, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Engineering

Carl Pettiford, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Engineering

Kurt Bricker, B.S., M.A., M.Div., M.S.
Associate Dean, School of Engineering

School of Health Sciences

Heidi DiFrancesca, B.S., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Health Sciences

Brendan C. Haynie, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences

School of Law

Amb. Morse H. Tan,  B.A., M.A., J.D.
Dean, School of Law

Suzanne F. Caruso, B.S., M.B.A., M.S., J.D.
Associate Dean for Assessment and Online Operations, School of Law

Joseph J. Martins, B.A., J.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Law
Professor of Law
Director of the Constitutional Litigation Clinic

David Miller, B.A., M.A.
Associate Dean for Administration and Student Development, School of Law

Susan K. Patrick, B.A., M.A., J.D.
Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, School of Law

Timothy M. Todd, B.S., M.S., C.P.A., ChFC®, J.D., Ph.D
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Scholarship, School of Law
Professor of Law

School of Music

Stephen W. Müller, B.M., M.M., D.Min., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Music

Sean Beavers, B.M., M.M., D.M.
Associate Dean, School of Music

Paul Rumrill, B.A., M.M., M.A., D.W.S., D.M.A.
Associate Dean, School of Music

Gabriel Miller, B.A., M.A., D.W.S., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Music

School of Nursing

Tracey Turner, B.S., M.S.N, Ed.S., Ed.D., RNC-OB
Interim Dean, School of Nursing
Professor of Nursing

Dorothy Murphy, B.S., M.S., D.N.P., RN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE
Associate Dean, School of Nursing
Professor of Nursing

The Graduate School

Deanna L. Keith, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Vice Provost of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
Dean of The Graduate School

Terry Conner, B.S., M.A.
Associate Dean of Operations
Associate Professor of Business

Kevin D. Struble, B.S., M.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D. 
Associate Dean of Academics
Associate Professor of Education

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