BILL PHILLIPS

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Adjunct Instructor / Lecturer of Public Service Management
bphillips@cumberland.edu
Adjunct Faculty
The School of Humanities, Education and the Arts
B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha

Since 1970 Bill R. Phillips, senior partner with Windrow Phillips Group, has been involved in and around government at the Federal, State, and Local levels. He has served in executive leadership positions at the local, state, and federal levels as well as a top executive in higher education, journalism, and government relations.

Prior to entering government relations consulting in 2007, Phillips served as Nashville, Tennessee’s first deputy mayor during the Administration of Mayor Bill Purcell. In 2000, Phillips returned to serve in the same position for Mayor John Cooper.

In 1994 he moved to Nashville from Washington, D.C. to assume the position of associate vice chancellor for university relations at Vanderbilt University at the conclusion of a year-long fellowship at The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.

As associate vice chancellor Phillips established a Washington, D.C. based government relations office for Vanderbilt as well as expanded government relations with Nashville and the State of Tennessee. As a fellow at the First Amendment Center he co-authored the book “Nothing Sacred” which examined the relationship between the media and political leaders with an emphasis on privacy and fairness issues. He currently is an adjunct professor at Lipscomb University, teaching public policy and politics. He has been a guest lecturer at Cumberland, Lipscomb, Vanderbilt, and Harvard universities.

Prior to moving to Nashville Phillips served in a variety of positions in the Administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Positions included chief of staff for the U.S. Department of Education, deputy director of U.S. Office of Personnel, chief of staff for the Republican National Committee, executive director of the political action committee, Fund for America’s Future, and CEO of the 1988 Republican National Convention. He was assistant campaign manager for operations of the 1992 Bush-Quayle Campaign Committee.

In Nevada Phillips was chief of staff for Gov. Robert List as well as campaign manager for his election committee. From 1970 to 1978 Phillips was a political reporter and editor for Gannett newspapers in California and Nevada, where he was member of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for Editorials at the Nevada State Journal.

Phillips has served as a political organization instructor and international elections observer in Russia, Republic of Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Liberia, East Timor, and Grenada.
He and his late wife, Candy, have three grown children and seven grandchildren. A native Texan, he is a Vietnam veteran where he served on Advisory Team 1 of MACV.

CAMMY TIDWELL

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Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
ctidwell@cumberland.edu
Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business
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The Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business Adjunct
B.S., University of Mississippi
M.C.S., Mississippi College

CAROLYN GOODIN

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Adjunct Clinical Instructor & Lab Instructor
cgoodin@cumberland.edu
McFarland Hall
Adjunct Faculty
The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions Clinical Adjunct Faculty
A.S., Nashville State Community College
B.S.N., East Tennessee State University

Carolyn will begin her teaching journey with Cumberland University as a Clinical Adjunct Instructor in the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing with the Spring 2022 Semester. She has worked with many clinical groups in the past while working at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Carolyn Goodin graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2021 and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Education. Carolyn has clinical experience in Medical-Surgical, Rehab, Family Practice, Home Health Nursing and Wound Care. She has a passion to educate tomorrow’s nurses and is currently working to craft a mentoring program for nursing students. She is a certified instructor in Basic Life Support (BLS). She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and Sigma Alpha Lambda. 

EMILY CATES

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Adjunct Clinical Instructor
ecates@cumberland.edu
McFarland Hall
Adjunct Faculty
The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions Clinical Adjunct Faculty
A.S., Motlow State Community College
B.S.N., Tennessee Tech University

TOM SEALS

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Adjunct Instructor of Religion
tseals@cumberland.edu
School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
Adjunct Faculty
The School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts Part Time and Adjunct Faculty
B.A., Lipscomb University
M.T..S., Wesley Seminary
D.Min., Memphis Theological Seminary

AMY MEARS

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Adjunct Instructor of English
amears@cumberland.edu
School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
Adjunct Faculty
The School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts Part Time and Adjunct Faculty
B.A., Furman University
M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

KELLY REYNOLDS

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Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
kreynolds@cumberland.edu
School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
Adjunct Faculty
The School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts Part Time and Adjunct Faculty
B.A., Western Kentucky University
M.S., Lipscomb University

JENNIFER RUBENS

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Adjunct Instrutor
jrubens@cumberland.edu
School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
Adjunct Faculty
The School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts Part Time and Adjunct Faculty
B.S., University of Houston
M.A., University of Houston
M.S., Lipscomb Univeristy
Ph.D., University of Houston

JESSICA MORGAN

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Adjunct Clinical Instructor
jmorgan@cumberland.edu
Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions
Adjunct Faculty
The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions Clinical Adjunct Faculty
B.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University
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