LaToya McBride

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Adjunct Instructor of Engineering Management
Adjunct Faculty
The Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business
B.S., Tennessee State University
M.B.A., Union University
Ph.D., Capella University

Dr. LaToya McBride brings over 20 years of experience in the areas of Engineering and Project
Management to her role as adjunct instructor. Her professional career has allowed her to build
expertise in the areas of operations management, process improvement, change management,
and employee training. She currently holds the position of Senior Engineering Project Manager
at Schneider Electric. Dr. McBride previously volunteered as the Assistant Director for the New
Direction Community Development Corporation; a non-profit organization geared toward
improving the lives of families in the community. During her five years with the organization,
she was responsible for planning large scale outreach events, fundraising, and volunteer
engagement. Dr. McBride earned her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from
Tennessee State University, M.B.A. from Union University, and Ph.D. in Organization and
Management from Capella University.

Michael Moifolley

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Adjunct Instructor of Information Technology
Adjunct Faculty
The Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business
A.S., Tarrant County College
B.S., University of Texas
M.S., Dallas Baptist University
M.S., Dallas Baptist University
D.I.T., Capella University

Professor Moifolley’s esteemed career in information technology and business management spans over two decades, featuring pivotal leadership, consulting, and entrepreneurship roles. He holds a Doctor of Information Technology degree from Capella University, a testament to his deep expertise and scholarly achievements. His impressive career highlights include pivotal roles at prominent companies, such as Time Warner Cable, where he significantly improved operational efficiencies by implementing innovative solutions. His track record of international collaborations with organizations like the World Bank Group, the VA, Bell Helicopter, and Teladoc Health demonstrates his skill in promoting technological progress in a wide range of fields.

Professor Moifolley’s time spent serving in the United States Marine Corps was formative. The strong leadership, discipline, resilience, and teamwork he experienced during this time significantly impacted his professional ethos and laid the foundation for his future success in operations and strategic acumen. These qualities, which have been crucial in all of his many roles, have greatly improved his leadership and problem-solving abilities.

A number of prestigious credentials attest to Professor Moifolley’s dedication to information technology. These include Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Manager (CISM), Cisco, CompTIA, and ITILv4. These certifications show his commitment to lifelong learning and proficiency in a wide range of IT fields.

Professor Moifolley has made significant contributions to academia through his work as a dissertation chair and as an instructor at various US universities and technical institutions, where he has shared his expertise in the industry. Here, he mentors doctoral candidates, helping them navigate the maze of dissertation research while stressing the need for theoretical grounding and practical application. To help his students succeed in the ever-changing IT industry, he teaches in a way that connects theory with practice.

Reading, soccer, and walking are some of Professor Moifolley’s favorite ways to relax and recharge outside work and school. His interests highlight his commitment to lifelong learning, collaboration, and health. His unwavering commitment to his loved ones mirrors the enthusiasm and selflessness he brings to his work and studies; they are the center of his universe.

Due to his extensive background and dedication to teaching, mentoring, and leadership, Professor Moifolley is well-respected in the academic and professional IT communities.


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Adjunct Instructor of Information Technology
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The Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business
B.S., University of Wales
M.S., Stratford University
D.I.T., Capella University
Dr. Brian O. Williams is a .NET developer with over 11 years of experience in enterprise software development. With a strong foundation in .NET technologies, he has honed his skills in designing and implementing robust software solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of large-scale organizations.
Dr. Williams has demonstrated a knack for tackling complex challenges and delivering high-quality results. His expertise spans various aspects of software development, including architecture design, database management, and system integration.
Dr. Williams has a keen interest in emerging technology and business process re-engineering. In his role as an Adjunct Professor, Dr. Williams is committed to inspiring the next generation of technologists. Through dynamic teaching methods and real-world examples, he encourages students to explore the intersection of technology and business, fostering critical thinking and creativity.


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Adjunct Instructor Nursing
Adjunct Faculty
The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions
A.S., San Joaquin Delta College
B.S., Tennessee Technological University

Katherine Poston is an alumni from Cumberland University who graduated with her BSN in 2010. Katherine started her nursing career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at National HealthCare Corporation in Cookeville, TN.

While attending Cumberland University, Katherine was hired at Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) as a CNA. She worked on the weekends gaining experience while attending nursing school. Once she completed nursing school, she was hired on the Pulmonary Unit at CRMC. Katherine worked on this specialty floor from 2009-2014. From 2014-2015, Katherine took a break from working in the hospital setting to working for the State of Tennessee in their Newborn Screening Division.

In the Summer of 2015, Katherine returned to the hospital setting and started working for Livingston Regional Hospital (LRH) in their Intensive Care Unit. She has worked diligently to care for vulnerable patient populations. Katherine also floats to the Medical-Surgical, Rehab, and Same Day surgery units at LRH.  During this time at LRH, Katherine has found a love for mentoring and teaching new nurses.

Katherine believes that delivering nursing care to a person is an honor and teaching future nurses of tomorrow is a blessing. She is excited to apply this principle to her teaching role to help shape the next generation of Cumberland University nurses.

Outside of work, Katherine enjoys running, hiking and spending time with her family.


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Adjunct Instructor of Music
Adjunct Faculty
The Millard and JJ Oakley School of Humanities, Education and the Arts
B.M., Belmont University
M.M., Belmont University

Max Dvorin is a woodwind doubler who resides in Nashville, TN. Max graduated from Belmont University in 2018, with a Bachelor of Music degree in commercial saxophone. Max went back to Belmont in 2021 and earned his Master of Music Degree in Multiple Woodwinds with a concentration in flute in 2023.

In 2018, after graduating from Belmont University, Max became a full-time freelance musician and private music instructor in Nashville, TN. Teaching saxophone, clarinet, flute and oboe to students of all ages. Max enjoys sharing his love for music with his students, hoping to inspire and motivate them to achieve their very best on their instruments.

Max has a home studio where he records for clients on all of the woodwinds. Other gigs Max does frequently involve Television broadcasts, big bands, corporate events, musical theater, weddings, music festivals and other live performances. Currently, Max also co-leads a monthly big band with some of the finest musicians in Nashville.

Some artists and venues that Max has performed or have been a part of include Grand Ole Opry, Jon Pardi, Joss Stone, The Huckabee Show, Wendy Moten, Phil Vassar, Mike Farris, Here Come the Mummies, Tim Akers & The Smoking Section, Musicians Hall of Fame Concert and Induction Ceremony, Gaither Christmas, Sam Moore, The Nashville Jazz Orchestra, The General Jackson Showboat, Ann Hampton Callaway, Morgan James.



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Adjunct Instructor of English
Adjunct Faculty
The Millard and JJ Oakley School of Humanities, Education and the Arts
B.A., University of Florida
M.A., Arizona State University

Karah Cox is a versatile writer with a strong educational background and an avid new experience enthusiast with a passion for creating content that resonates with people. With a strong background in crafting compelling narratives and a commitment to delivering high-quality work, she is driven to engage and inspire through the written word.

She is eager to channel her creativity into projects that connect with audiences and make a meaningful impact. She seeks opportunities to apply her diverse skill set and passion for storytelling in a dynamic role.


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Adjunct Instructor of Accounting
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The Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business
B.A., African Bible College, (Malawi Southeast Africa)
B.B.A., Cumberland University
B.B.A., Tennessee State University
M.B.A., Tennessee State University
Ed.D., Tennessee State University


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Adjunct Instructor of Public Service Management
Adjunct Faculty
The Millard and JJ Oakley School of Humanities, Education and the Arts
B.A., Vanderbilt University
J.D., Vanderbilt University

Sheila Calloway, a native of Louisville, KY, came to Nashville, Tennessee in 1987 to attend Vanderbilt University Law School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications in 1991 and her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1994. After graduating from law school, Sheila Calloway worked at the Metropolitan Defender’s Office in the adult system as well as the juvenile system. In January 2004, she was appointed by Judge Betty Adams Green to the position of Juvenile Court Magistrate and served in that position until November 2013, when she announced her intention to run for the position of Juvenile Court Judge.

Sheila was elected Davidson County’s Juvenile Court Judge in 2014 and was sworn into office for her eight-year term on August 28, 2014. She was re-elected for another eight-year term in August of 2022. Judge Calloway also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University Law School where she teaches Trial Advocacy, and an Adjunct Professor Belmont College of Law where she teaches Juvenile Law.

Judge Calloway uses her unique combination of humor, passion, and judicial wisdom to change the way we look at justice in the United States.



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Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
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The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions
B.S., Central Michigan University
B.S.N., Grand Valley State University
M.S.N., Western Governors University

Deanna Walcutt was born in Lafayette, LA but grew up all around Europe, being a military child. She met her husband and relocated to Michigan. Deanna graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2006 with her BSN and began her nursing career on a Med/surg floor. A year later, she was in Emergency medicine where she stayed for 16 years.

Deanna and her husband relocated several years later to Orlando, FL, where she was involved in trauma emergency medicine, education skill fairs, Graduate nurse preceptor programs and Hurricane relief programs.

Right before covid, Deanna and her family decided to hit the road and travel. In 2018 she became a travel nurse, traveling to California, Florida, North Carolina, Michigan and Tennessee to name a few. Graduating with her master’s degree is 2019. Deanna and her family arrived in Tennessee in January 2021 and fell in love with the area and the people.  So, they decided to relocate.

Deanna currently works at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital in the surgical services area. Her family is a huge part of her life. She is married to a wonderful man name Terry Walcutt, and they have 3 beautiful children, 2 are adults, the last one attending Watertown high school, and one grandchild. Deanna and her family are very excited to call Tennessee home.

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