Cumberland University

Administration & Faculty

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

Eric W. Cummings, Ph.D. - Dean of the School of Humanities, Education and the Arts

C. William McKee, Ed.D. - Program Director

TEACHING FACULTY

K. Charles Collier, Ed.D.
Eric W. Cummings, Ph.D.
James E. Farris, Ed.D.
Fred E. Heifner, Jr., Th.D.
Roy L. Jones, J.D.
Jason L. Lawson, J.D.
C. William McKee, Ed.D.
Mildred Saffell-Smith, Ph.D.
Joshua M. Hayden, Ed.D.
Natalie R. Inman, Ph.D.
James R. Shackleford, III, Ph.D.
Timothy J. Tuttle, J.D.

 

Faculty Credentials

 

Kenneth Charles Collier............................................................................Professor

B.S., University of Tennessee

M.A., and Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University

Ed.D., Vanderbilt University (Peabody College)

 

Professional Licensure:

Licensed Educational Professional (Tennessee)

 

Eric William Cummings…………………………………...…Associate Professor and Dean, School of Humanities, Education and the Arts

B.A., George Washington University

M.Ed., Harvard University

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

 

James Edward Farris...................................................................................Adjunct

B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

M.S., and Ed.D., University of Tennessee

 

Joshua Michael Hayden…………………………………………. Assistant Professor

B. A., University of Richmond

M.Ed., and Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

 

Fred Elmore Heifner, Jr........................................................................... Professor

B.A., Louisiana College

M.Div., and Th.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

 

Additional Graduate Study:

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Middle Tennessee State University

 

Natalie Rishay Inman……………………………………………Assistant Professor

B.A., University of Tennessee

M.A., Vanderbilt University

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

 

Roy Lee Jones.............................................................................................Adjunct

B.S., Tennessee Technological University

M.S., Cumberland University

J.D., Nashville School of Law

 

Professional Licensure:

Certified Public Accountant (Tennessee)

  

Charles William McKee.....................................................................Professor and Vice President for Academic Affairs

B.S., University of Tennessee

M.Ed., Auburn University

Ed.D., University of Tennessee

 

Additional Graduate Study:

Auburn University

University of Georgia

 

Professional Institutes:

Carnegie Mellon University, Academic Leadership Institute, and

Stevens Institute on Leadership and Administration of

Student Affairs in Higher Education

 

Professional Licensure:

Licensed Professional Counselor (Tennessee)

Listed Civil and Family Mediator (Tennessee)

 

James Rufus Shackleford, III…………………………………………………. Adjunct

B.E., Vanderbilt University

M.E., Vanderbilt University

Ed.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

 

Timothy James Tuttle...................................................................................Adjunct

B.G.S., University of Kansas

M.P.A., University of Texas (San Antonio)

J. D., University of Nebraska

LL.M., George Washington University

 

Professional Licensure:

Licensed to Practice Law (Nebraska)

 

 

Current MSP Alumni Association Officers and Advisors

President: Nancy R. Willis
Advisor: C. William McKee