Our faculty continue the tradition of personal attention and academic excellence begun in 1876 by the first scholar-monks of Belmont Abbey. Every year, our campus Student Satisfaction Survey ranks “faculty helpfulness” among the highest areas of satisfaction, a clear signal that today’s teacher-scholars place students at the center of the Abbey’s educational mission.

Though diverse in background, training, and classroom methodology, all of our faculty members share a passion for their subjects and for academic excellence. Over 80% hold terminal degrees in their subject areas and all continue to develop professionally through workshops, conferences, research, and publications. They have been awarded national and international fellowships, including those of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Exchange Program; they pursue research in Britain, India, and the Middle East; and they engage students in hands-on learning, such as biological research in the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as a wide range of internship and study abroad opportunities.

The faculty of the college are organized for academic purposes into departments, signifying faculty engaged in a particular discipline; departments typically offer a major. Administrative purposes and the need to coordinate policies require a higher level of organization, which we call the division.

There are four divisions of the faculty: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Professional Studies, and Social Sciences. The links below offer complete lists of the college’s full-time and reduced-load faculty.

Last nameNamePositionAcademic Institution
AchterAndrewLecturer in Government and Political PhilosophyB.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.A.L.A., St. John's College (Annapolis)
AyalaHeatherChair and Associate Professor & Chair of Biology DepartmentB.S., Azusa Pacific University
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
BakerElizabeth M. Professor Emerita of BiologyB.A., George Washington University
M.S., University of Michigan
Ph.D., University of Virginia
BarbourPhyllisLecturer in BusinessB.S., Queen’s University of Charlotte
M.B.A., Gardner Webb University
BasilChristineAssistant Professor in the Honors College B.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.A., Baylor University
Ph. D., Baylor University
BauerStephenAssistant Professor of BiologyB.A., St. John Fisher College
M.S., University of Rochester
Ph.D., University of Rochester
BeemanJuliaChair and Associate Professor, Department of Criminal JusticeA.A.S., Central Piedmont Community College
B.S., University of North Carolina-Charlotte
M.S., University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
BloedeJill Associate Professor of Fine ArtsB.A., Kent State University
M.A., Bowling Green State University
M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
BostianStevenLecturer in Business B.S., Appalachian State University
M.A., Appalachian State University
BroylesScottAssociate Professor of Gov't & Pol. Phil.B.A., Wake Forest University
Director of the Thomas More Scholars
M.A., University of Dallas
Ph.D., University of Dallas
J.D., Washington & Lee University
Calhoun-SaulsAnnAssociate Professor of PsychologyB.A., University of North Carolina-Charlotte
M.A., University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Greensboro
CampbellLaura J. Director of Teacher Education, Charlotte Campus
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Saint Thomas Aquinas College
M.Ed., University of South Florida-Fort Myers
Ed.S., Barry University-School of Education
Ed.D., Barry University
ChambersMary BethAssistant Professor of Motorsports ManagementB.A., University of Kentucky
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University
CookTravisAssociate Professor of Government and Political PhilosophyB.A., University of Maine
M.A., Boston College
Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago
CorwinSvetlanaAssociate Professor of EnglishB.A./M.A., Herzen State University
M.A., Appalachian State University
Ph.D., Emory University
CotéNathalie Psychology Department
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Furman University
M.S., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
CroweIan Associate Professor of HistoryB.A., St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford, 1981
M.Litt., University of Bristol, 1992
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
Cundiff Br. Anselm, O.S.B. Assistant Professor of PhilosophyB.A., University of North Texas, 2003 M.A., University of Dallas, 2006
Ph.D., University of Dallas, 2015
CunninghamTreyChair, Sports Management
Associate Professor of Sports Management
B.S., Louisiana Tech University
M.S., Louisiana Tech University
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
DavisSusan Elizabeth MackLecturer of BusinessB.S., Pennsylvania State University
M.B.A., University of Rochester
Ph.D., Capella University
DonoghueSimon J. Coordinator, Theatre Arts Minor
Associate Professor of English
Director, Abbey Players
B.A., University of Virginia
M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
DudkoStanley J. Associate Professor Emeritus of Business and EconomicsB.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.A., Auburn University
EllingtonJenniferAssociate Professor of BiologyB.S., Siena College
M.S., University of North Carolina - Charlotte
Ph.D., Wake Forest University
ElliottDianaAssociate Professor of PsychologyB.S., University of New Hampshire
M.Ed., University of Houston
M.A., Biola University
Ph.D., Biola University
FeayTroyAssociate Professor of History B.S., Taylor University
M.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
FrazierBradfordAssociate Professor of BusinessB.A., Pfeiffer College
M.B.A., Pfeiffer University
Ph.D., Lynn University
GomesShane L.Associate Professor and Chair of PsychologyB.S., University of California, 1992
M.A., California School of Professional Psychology, 1994
Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, 2000
FridayDaphneLecturer in BusinessB.T., Appalachian State University
M.B.A., Appalachian State University
GunterLeoLecturer in BusinessB.S., Clemson University
M.B.A., University of North Carolina - Charlotte
GuptaGireeshAssociate Professor of Computer Information SystemsB.S., Meerut College
B.S., Harcourt Butler Technological Institute
M.S., The University of Rochester
M.B.A., The University of Rochester
HargettAmyLecturer in AccountingB.S., University of South Carolina
M.A., Gardner Webb University
HerndlGeorge C.Professor Emeritus of EnglishB.A., The Catholic University of America, 1950 M.A., University of North Carolina, 1955
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1965
HixsonRobert (Tad)Director, Interdisciplinary StudiesB.B.A. University of Georgia
M.B.A. Winthrop University
HrenJoshua M.Assistant Professor of EnglishB.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2005
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2009
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012
HutchinsonJohn Daniel Associate Professor of History, Chair of the History DepartmentB.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.A., University of Alabama-Birmingham
Ph.D., Florida State University
ImparatoMaryVisiting Assistant Professor in Gov’t & Political PhilosophyB.A., Harvard University
M.A., City University of New York/Queens College
Ph.D. (candidate), Rutgers University
JacobKaren HiteCoordinator of Arts at the AbbeyB.M., University of North Carolina - Greensboro
A.M.T., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
KlooAmanda M.Associate Professor of EducationB.A., Chatham College
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
La FlairLauraLecturer in EnglishB.S., Georgetown University
M.S., Georgetown University
LlewellynNancy E. Associate Professor of LatinB.A., Bryn Mawr College, 1986
M.A., Salesian Pontifical University-Rome, 1991
Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, 2006
MalsbaryGeraldDirector of First-Year SymposiumB.A., University of California at Berkeley
M.A., University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Martin-SchwanMarilynCoordinator, Chemistry Minor
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A., University of Maine
M.S., University of Maine
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
McDonaldJudithAssociate Professor of EducationB.S., University of West Virginia
M.Ed., University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Greensboro
McIntoshMitchellLecturer in BusinessB.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.B.A., University of South Carolina
M.A., University of South Carolina
McLeodMichael J. Biology Department
Coordinator of Environmental Studies
Professor of Biology
B.S., Lincoln Memorial University
M.S., East Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Miami University (of Ohio)
MunroRebeccaAssociate Professor of EnglishB.A., Gonzaga University
M.A., Gonzaga University
Ph.D., Baylor University
MurrayFrancis J.Professor Emeritus of HistoryB.A., King’s College
M.A., Niagara University
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
MurrayJeromeLecturer in BusinessB.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.B.A., Pfeiffer University
O’ConnorM. LesleyAssistant Professor of MathematicsB.Sc., University of London
M.A., University of California at Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
O'GormanFarrell W.Chair, English Division
Professor of English
B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
O’NeillLisaAssistant Professor of EducationB.S., Appalachian State University
M.Ed., University of North Carolina - Charlotte
Ed.D., Gardner-Webb University
PizzaJoseph S. Director of Rhetoric,
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Rider University
M.A., Ohio University
M.St., Oxford University
D.Phil, Oxford University
PowellSara Davis Professor of EducationB.S., Southern Nazarene University
M.A., University of Colorado-Denver
Ph.D., University of Colorado-Denver
ReardonLaurenceChair, Gov't and Political Philosophy Department
Associate Professor of Government and Political Philosophy
B.S., University College, Dublin
M.T. S., John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
M.A., Catholic University of America
Ph.D., Catholic University of America
ReillySheila S. Professor Emerita of BiologyB.S., Grove City College
Ph.D., State University of New York-Stony Brook
RovatiAlessandroInterim Chair & Full-Time Lecturer
Theology Department
Director of the Study Abroad Program
B.A., Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano
M.A., Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano
Ph.D., Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano
RussellJane E., OSFCoordinator, Justice and Peace Studies Minor
Associate Professor of Theology
B.A., Alverno College
M.A., University of San Francisco
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
SalesHughAssociate Professor of BusinessB.A., Trinity Christian College
M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
ScottGary JChair, Business Department
Professor of Business
B.A., Bowling Green State
M.A., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
ShoafLynneAssociate Professor of AccountingB.S., Indiana University
M.B.A., Indiana University
SiebertMatthewAssistant Professor of PhilosophyB.A., University of Winnipeg
M.Phil., University of Oxford
Ph.D., University of Toronto
SivakGaryTechnical Director of Theatre
Instructor of Fine Arts
B.A., University of North Carolina-Charlotte
SmalenbergerKellyVisiting Assistant Professor B.A., Northeastern Illinois University in Mathematics
M.S., University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Ph.D. (candidate), University of North Carolina-Charlotte
SolariPlacid D., OSBChancellor
Assistant Professor of Theology
B.A., Bellarmine College
S.T.B., Pontificium Athenaeum Anselmianum
S.T.L., Pontificium Institutum Patristicum “Augustinianum”
S.Th.D., Pontificium Institutum Patristicum “Augustinianum”
StrugarIgorChair, Mathematics/Physics Department
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Montenegro
M.S., University of Belgrade
Ph.D., University of Toledo
SummaMaryAssistant Professor of Criminal JusticeB.A., Chestnut Hill College
J.D., Campbell University School of Law
SuttonBenetteInstructor of Education
Director of Student Teaching
B.A., Sacred Heart College
M.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
ThomasRonaldAssociate Professor of TheologyB.A., The University of Memphis
M.Div., Emory University
Ph.D., University of Cambridge
ThuotEugene F.Professor Emeritus of Government and Political PhilosophyB.A., Assumption College
B.Th., University of Ottawa
M.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., University of Chicago
TiwariRajiveCoordinator, Physics Minor
Professor of Physics
B.S., St. Stephens College
M.S., Rutgers University
Ph.D., Rutgers University
TompkinsRobertAssociate Professor of BiologyA.A.S., Rutledge College
B.S., Guilford College
M.S., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., Clemson University
Van LearWilliam M.Professor of EconomicsB.A., Gettysburg College
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
WaddenPatrick Associate Professor of HistoryB.A., Trinity College, Dublin
M.St., University of Oxford
D.Phil., University of Oxford
WardStephenAssistant Professor of Criminal JusticeB.A., North Carolina State University
J.D., Mercer College
WatsonMichael V.Assistant Professor of EconomicsB.A., Indiana University, 2010
Ph.D. (candidate), George Mason University
WeirMary EllenAssociate Professor of EnglishB.A., Sacred Heart College
M.A., University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Greensboro
WilliamsDavid M.Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean of the FacultyB.A., Georgetown University
M.A., Boston College
Ph.D., Boston College (Political Science)
Ph.D., Boston College (Theology)
WilliamsGaryAssociate Professor Emeritus of SociologyB.S.Ed., Kent State University
M.Ed., Kent State University
M.A., Kent State University
Ph.D., Ohio State University
WindleyDebraLecturer in Business B.S., Appalachian State University
M.A., Appalachian State University
WysockiJoseph F.Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of Honors CollegeB.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.A., Baylor University
Ph.D., Baylor University