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Faculty & Staff

  • Administration

    Paul Thompson HeadshotH. Paul Thompson, Jr., Ph.D.
    Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences
    Chair of the Department of History
    Professor of History

    Dr. H. Paul Thompson, Jr. received his doctorate in American history from Emory University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. He is a diversity fellow of The Riley Institute at Furman University and an alum of Leadership Greenville class 44. Prior to teaching at NGU, Thompson had a 13-year career as a public school teacher and taught history at Lander University. His teaching and research interests include the 19th-century temperance movement, African American history, and the history of Christianity in America. He is also the 2015 NGU recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, given by the South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities. He is author of A Most Stirring and Significant Episode: Religion and the Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Black Atlanta, 1865-1887 and articles in various encyclopedias. Thompson also considers himself a foodie and enjoys eating at fine restaurants and traveling in his spare time.


    Marty Glass HeadshotMarti J. Glass, Ph.D.
    Director of Adult and Professional programs in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Associate Professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice

    Dr. Glass provides leadership and guidance for the NGU Online Behavioral Sciences Program. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, he brings experience and professional perspectives on mental health to the program. Dr. Glass also shares expertise from the criminal justice system as a former police officer. His work in private practice counseling has concentrated on marriage counseling, sexual/internet addictions, PTSD, and therapy for children and adolescents.

  • Department of Biology

    Jeffrey French HeadshotJeffrey French, Ph.D.
    Chair of the Biology Department
    Associate Dean of Science and Math
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Dr. Jeffrey French teaches courses in ecology, natural resource management, environmental science, and genetics. He earned his doctorate from the University of South Carolina in 2008 after managing a graduate program there from 2000 to 2005. He came to NGU in 2007 for the opportunity to direct his academic service towards the higher service of Christ. He enjoys spending time with his wife Karyn at home in Greer, S.C., and playing guitar with his son Jake. They are members of Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville, S.C.

    Phone: 864.977.7132
    Email: jeffrey.french@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 224


    Headshot Amy Burke.Amy Burke, M.S.
    Instructor of Chemistry

    Amy Burke is an instructor in chemistry. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating, she worked in commercial product research and development for electronics applications before becoming a full-time wife and mother to three children. Burke was previously an adjunct instructor at NGU beginning in 2014. She enjoys relaxing with many different crafts, primarily sewing.

    Phone: 864.977.7135
    Email: amy.burke@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 213


    Christina Eddy HeadshotChristina Eddy, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology

    Dr. Christina Eddy teaches Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Advanced Molecular Biology, First Year Experience, Sophomore Seminar and introductory biology labs at NGU. Eddy earned her bachelor’s with a double major in biology and chemistry from Cornell College in Iowa, where she graduated magna cum laude. She completed her doctorate in molecular biology from Marquette University. Prior to coming to NGU, she taught at Mississippi State University and Skidmore College. She was also a research scientist at the National Renewable Energy Lab. Eddy incorporates teaching, research, and missions to give as many students as possible the opportunity to apply critical thinking and the scientific method to solve practical problems and prepare to share the gospel by meeting the physical needs of people around the world. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, crocheting, and creating jewelry.

    Phone: 864.977.7730
    Email: christina.eddy@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 205


    Jan Foster HeadshotJan M. Foster, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Dr. Jan M. Foster teaches primarily Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Human Biology, Histology, and Advanced Physiology in the Biology Department at NGU. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Erskine College and her doctorate in biomedical sciences from the Medical College of Georgia, focusing on protein regulation in renal and cardiovascular physiology. She serves on numerous university committees and mentors students in undergraduate research projects using the soil nematode C. elegans. Foster is passionate about teaching all students to become health advocates for themselves and their families. She is married and has two girls. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and helping out with her daughters’ activities. She is also actively involved in her church.

    Phone: 864.663.0052
    Email: jan.foster@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 203


    Robert Knepp HeadshotRobert Knepp, D.C.
    Assistant Professor of Biology

    Dr. Robert Knepp holds a bachelor’s in human biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College. He owned and operated his own chiropractic clinic for a few years, but felt that God had something else for his life. After selling his practice, he began teaching as a full-time high school science teacher. While at the high school, he taught advanced courses in anatomy and physiology. During this time, he also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, also teaching anatomy and physiology course. Knepp has a passion for teaching others about the human body and currently teaches several different biology classes for both majors and non-majors. He is married and has three children: one son and twin daughters. Knepp enjoys spending time with his active family, watching sports, and painting.

    Phone: 864.663.0252
    Email: robert.knepp@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 230


    Randall Moss HeadshotRandall Moss, M.S.
    Instructor of Biology

    Randall Moss serves as an instructor in the Biology Department at NGU. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from NGU in 2012 and his master’s degree in biomedical sciences from Mercer University in 2014. Moss enjoys teaching with the aim of helping students experience God more deeply through a biblically sound understanding of the sciences. When he’s not teaching, Moss enjoys power lifting, hiking, and spending quality time with his wife and two children. His life goal is to live unashamed of the gospel (Romans 1:16) and to point others to the grace and truth of Jesus Christ.

    Phone: 864.977.2083
    Email: randall.moss@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 204


    Headshot Debo Nathaniel.Debo Nathaniel, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Dr. Debo Nathaniel earned her doctorate in Biology from Bowling Green State University. Nathaniel has vast experience in teaching in different cultural settings. Prior to coming to NGU in 2012, she taught courses such as Cytogenetics, Ecology, and Plant Biology, Concepts in Biology, and Environmental Science. She has enjoyed teaching at North Greenville University because it provides a unique opportunity of teaching in a godly atmosphere. Nathaniel’s research interests span the field of ecological genetics and developmental biology. Nathaniel is married with three boys. When she is not teaching or in the lab, she enjoys meeting people and spending quality time with her family.

    Phone: 864.977.7134
    Email: debo.nathaniel@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 239


    Gwendolen Watson, M.Ed.
    Instructor of Biology

    Gwendolen Watson graduated from NGU in 1998. She transferred to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, receiving her bachelor’s degree in marine biology. While at UNCW, she participated in field research as a member of the Marine Mammal Stranding Team. Watson also volunteered at the Fort Fisher Aquarium, where she was responsible for the care of the invertebrates, sea turtles, sharks, and stingrays. She received her Masters of Education in 2008 and taught high school biology for a total of 12 years. In 2015, Watson returned to NGU as a faculty member where she enjoys teaching in a Christian environment, fostering intellectual and spiritual growth, and appreciates the freedom to pray openly with her students. Watson enjoys spending time with her family. She has 3 daughters and a son. They enjoy arts and crafts and almost any outdoor activity. Watson and her family play an active role in church, leading a small group and a support group for spouses. Watson is currently working on her Doctorate in Public Health.

    Phone: 864.977.2086
    Email: gwendolen.watson@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 200

  • Department of Physical Sciences

    Ronald Marks HeadshotRonald C. Marks, Ph.D.
    Chair of the Physical Science Department
    Professor of Chemistry

    Dr. Ronald C. Marks is a Professor of Chemistry at NGU. He has three degrees in chemistry, all from The University of Tennessee (B.A., 1982; M.S., 1988; Ph.D., 1994). Before coming to NGU, Dr. Marks served for 20 years as an officer in the US Air Force that including teaching at the US Air Force Academy. Ron is an ordained elder and deacon, and has served in these positions in churches across the US. His research interests include novel synthetic techniques, computer-based modeling of chemicals and chemical reactions, and the interface of faith and science. Ron is a member of the Creation Research Society and Creation Study Group in Greenville, SC. When not teaching at NGU, Ron enjoys discussing philosophy, theology, and just about anything else that affects our work as missionaries in this world.

    Phone: 864.977.2087
    Email: ronald.marks@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 217


    Lee Mitchell HeadshotLee Mitchell, M.S.
    Instructor of Physical Science

    Lee Mitchell has taught part-time in Physical Sciences at NGU since 2008 and full-time since 2011. He has a BS in Geology from Furman University (1977) and an MS in Geology from the University of South Carolina (1984). He has had the privilege of serving as a Journeyman Missionary in Uganda, drilling water wells and telling others about our Lord’s Living Water, and has worked in the field of Uranium Exploration for the US Department of Energy. He also worked 26 years as a hydrogeologist with the SC Department of Natural Resources, covering the Piedmont Region. He loves teaching Earth Science at NGU, and sharing with students his love of the Creation and the Creator. He and his wife are the proud parents of two grown children, one of whom is a North Greenville graduate.

    Phone: 864.977.2056
    Email: lee.mitchell@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 228


    Headshot Julius Nfor.Julius Nfor Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Physics

    Dr. Julius Nfor serves as assistant professor of physics in the College of Science and Mathematics at NGU. Julius earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 2002 from the University of Calabar in Nigeria and a doctorate degree in accelerator physics in 2010 from Kangwon National University in South Korea. Prior to joining NGU, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in Kangwon National University and Old Dominion University, respectively. He also taught physics at Presbyterian College for three years. He enjoys reading, mentors teenagers, and does evangelism with his wife Sesonya, who is a violinist and gospel singer.

    Phone: 864.977.7702
    Email: julius.nfor@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 227


    David Stolze HeadshotDavid Stolze, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    Dr. David Stolze serves as an assistant professor of chemistry at NGU. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan and a PhD in organic chemistry with a minor in inorganic chemistry from Wayne State University. He completed a post doctorate in organic chemistry at North Carolina State University. Prior to teaching at NGU, Stolze worked in research, process development and quality control in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, specializing in organic, polymer and analytical chemistry. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife Stephanie, traveling and being active in his church.

    Phone: 864.895.1357
    Email: david.stolze@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 218

  • Department of Health Science

    Christine Haltiwanger HeadshotChristine Haltiwanger, Ph.D.
    Chair of the Department of Health Science
    Assistant Professor of Health Science

    Dr. Christine Haltiwanger serves as chair of the department of Health Science and an assistant professor at NGU. Haltiwanger holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Clemson University, a master’s in public health from the University of South Carolina, and a doctorate in public health from the University of Georgia. Before coming to NGU in 2009, Haltiwanger served as a health educator for Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia, S.C., and as a health coordinator for a private insurance brokerage firm in Greenville, S.C. Her research areas include health promotion efforts in corporate wellness settings, health policy and administration strategies, and nutritional needs of older adults. Haltiwanger enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling. She resides in Anderson, S.C., with her husband James and children Laura and Davis.

    Phone: 864.977.2911
    Email: christine.haltiwanger@ngu.edu
    Location: Younts 3


    Steven Pearce, M.S.
    Instructor of Health Science

    Steven Pearce serves as an instructor in the Health Science Department at NGU. He received his Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Mars Hill University, where he also earned all-conference in cross country. Pearce went on to Appalachian State University, where he earned his master’s degree in exercise science, with a concentration in strength and conditioning. Prior to NGU, Pearce worked as a fitness leader at the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, while also teaching as an adjunct professor in the Health and Exercise Science Department at Appalachian State University. Pearce continues to participate in local road races and enjoys anything outdoors.

    Phone: 864.977.2914
    Email: steven.pearce@ngu.edu
    Location: Younts 5


    Headshot Jillian Pfister.Jillian Pfister, M.P.H.
    Instructor of Health Science

    Jillian Pfister serves as a visiting instructor in the Health Science Department at NGU. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health science and a minor in outdoor leadership from NGU and a Master of Public Health from The George Washington University. Prior to teaching at NGU, Pfister worked as a nutritionist for the state of South Carolina in the WIC department as well as a health screener for the Greenville Health System. In her spare time, Pfister enjoys chasing after her one year old and keeping up with her outdoorsy husband.

    Phone: 864.977.7140
    Email: jillian.pfister@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 104


    Jeff Williams HeadshotJeff Williams, DPT
    Assistant Professor of Health Science

    Dr. Jeff Williams serves as an assistant professor in the Health Science Department at NGU. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in health promotion and wellness at NGU, he went on to pursue his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at The Medical University of South Carolina. He has previously worked in the physical therapy sector at Sports, Spine, and Industrial Physical Therapy and Physiotherapy Associates, and he has trained with some of the leading PTs and strength coaches across the nation. Williams is an avid surfer and fisherman, and he loves all things outdoors.

    Phone: 864.977.2189
    Email: jeffrey.williams@ngu.edu
    Location: Younts 4

  • Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

    Kerry Ravan HeadshotKerry Ravan, M.A.
    Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Instructor of Mathematics

    Kerry Ravan has served as a math instructor at NGU since August 2012. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (’05) and a master’s degree in teaching (’06), both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to teaching at NGU, Ravan taught secondary mathematics in North Carolina for six years. Because of her secondary education background, she serves as an advisor to NGU’s mathematics secondary education students and has written six mathematics recertification classes for NGU’s graduate school. She feels it is a privilege to teach mathematics at NGU, where she can openly share both her passion for mathematics and Jesus Christ on a daily basis.

    Phone: 864.977.6790
    Email: kerry.ravan@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 105


    Deborah Batson HeadshotDeborah Batson M.Ed.
    Instructor of Computer Science

    Deborah Batson serves as an instructor for the computer science program at NGU. She is a recognized Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), a recognition awarded to capable experts demonstrating proven proficiency in technical training and Microsoft Office programs. She is a member of Microsoft Partners in Learning for Educators and a participant in Microsoft Teaching with Technology. With a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Education degree, Batson has over 20 years of corporate training and teaching experience. She possesses an understanding of the value of technology literacy and the benefits it brings to education and business. Batson has delivered training seminars for school districts in South Carolina, as well as multiple corporations across the Southeastern United States. She and her husband attend Clearview Baptist Church and are parents to Scotty, Stacie, Sandi, and Sara.

    Phone: 864.977.2188
    Email: deborah.batson@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 231


    Brian Crane HeadshotCharles Brian Crane, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Mathematics

    Dr. Charles Brian Crane is a pure mathematician who has been teaching undergraduate college mathematics since 2001. Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, Brian attended Furman University as an undergraduate before earning his doctorate in mathematics from Emory University in 2005. Prior to arriving at North Greenville in 2016, he held teaching positions at Goshen College, Grand Valley State University, and Marygrove College. Brian’s primary research interest is graph theory, a branch of discrete mathematics that involves the study of structures used to model connections and relationships between objects. He is particularly interested in problems involving paths, cycles, hamiltonicity, and forbidden subgraphs. Graph theory has many modern applications involving internet modeling, computer networks, social networks (Facebook), utility design, scheduling, and even topics as diverse as psychology, trust, and linguistics. Brian’s other mathematical interests include abstract algebra, combinatorics (the science of counting), and calculus. He is always interested in working with undergraduates who want to explore research topics in mathematics. In his free time he loves running, basketball, music, movies, being outdoors, and writing.

    Phone: 864.663.0062
    Email: brian.crane@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 106


    Patricia Freeman HeadshotPat Freeman, M.Ed.
    Instructor of Mathematics

    Pat Freeman serves as a math instructor at NGU. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Furman University and her Master of Education from Clemson University. She has also done postgraduate work at the University of Louisville and at Clemson University. Having previously taught at NGU for 12 years, she returned in 2015 after teaching at Spartanburg Community College. She is very active in her church at First Baptist North Spartanburg, where she sings in the choir and serves on mission trips. Freeman enjoys hiking, planting flowers in her yard, and riding her bicycle on the beach.

    Phone: 864.977.7700
    Email: pat.freeman@ngu.edu
    Location: Neves 310


    Hyunju Kim HeadshotHyunju Kim, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Director of Pre-Engineering

    Dr. Hyunju Kim serves as an assistant professor in the Mathematics Department at NGU. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics at Kyungpook National University, South Korea. He also holds a master’s degree in applied mathematics, a master’s degree in computational mechanical engineering, and a doctorate in applied and computational mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has a short period of researcher experience at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. Kim’s main interests are tuning up and assembling PCs and IT devices, but he spends his spare time in pursuit of publishing good, quality research papers.

    Phone: 864.977.2190
    Email: hyunju.kim@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 103


    Roy Liu HeadshotXuhua “Roy” Liu, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Mathematics

    Dr. Roy Liu is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at North Greenville University. He enjoys Bible study, family, teaching, and reading.

    Phone: 864.977.7130
    Email: roy.liu@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 107


    Tim Ross, B.S. ’14
    Instructor of Mathematics

    Tim Ross serves as an instructor in the Department of Mathematics for NGU. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from NGU in 2014. After working 20 years in the retail automotive business, Ross felt called by God to return to school at age 46 to pursue a dream he had deferred at age 18. He feels incredibly blessed to be in a position to help shepherd our NGU students who are in pursuit of their dreams and aspirations. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics from Western Florida. In his spare time, Ross delights in spending time with his wife, son, and grandson. While he also enjoys fly fishing for trout and playing golf, there is an ongoing debate concerning whether he is more inept as a fisherman or as a golfer.

    Phone: 864.977.7261
    Email: tim.ross@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 109


    Tim Van Den Meiracker, M.S.Tim Van Den Meiracker Headshot
    Instructor of Computer Science

    Tim van den Meiracker serves as an instructor of computer science at NGU. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from USC-Spartanburg in 1986. He completed his master’s in computer science at Clemson University in 2006. His research areas involve language and compiler design. Van den Meiracker worked 20 years in various software development areas prior to his position here at NGU, where he has served since 2005.

    Phone: 864.977.7133
    Email: tim.vandenmeiracker@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain 232

  • Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice & Legal Studies

    Marty Glass HeadshotMarti J. Glass, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice
    Director of Adult and Professional programs in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Dr. Glass provides leadership and guidance for the NGU Online Behavioral Sciences Program. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, he brings experience and professional perspectives on mental health to the program. Dr. Glass also shares expertise from the criminal justice system as a former police officer. His work in private practice counseling has concentrated on marriage counseling, sexual/internet addictions, PTSD, and therapy for children and adolescents.

    Phone: 864.663.0147
    Email: marti.glass@ngu.edu
    Location: Greer Campus


    Mark Roeder, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Political Science

    Dr. Mark Roeder serves as an associate professor of political science at NGU. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University, his master’s in international affairs from the University of Drayton, and a master’s and doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. Roeder has worked in a number of local, state, and national campaigns. Before coming to NGU in 2008, Roeder taught at Patrick Henry College and the University of Cincinnati. He is an avid music-lover, sports fan, and car guy.

    Phone: 864.663.0065
    Email: mark.roeder@ngu.edu
    Location: White Hall 111


    Staci Rollins HeadshotStaci M. Rollins J.D.
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Staci Rollins is an assistant professor in criminal justice at NGU. Rollins received an associate’s degree in theatre and a bachelor’s in English from NGU. She then received her Juris Doctor degree from Roger Williams University School of Law. In private practice, she focused on family law and served as an attorney for guardians ad litem in DSS abuse and neglect cases. In her spare time, Rollins enjoys gardening and watching movies with her family.

    Phone: 864.663.0053
    Email: staci.rollins@ngu.edu
    Location: AV Wood


    Joshua Styles HeadshotJoshua Styles, J.D.
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
    Assistant Professor of Christian Studies

    Dr. Joshua Styles serves as instructor in the Christian studies program at NGU and also teaches courses in criminal justice and legal studies. Styles graduated from NGU with a bachelor’s degree in Christian studies and earned his master’s in Christian ethics from Southeastern Seminary. After graduating from Southeastern, Styles worked for the Raleigh Police Department before earning his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to spending time with his family, Styles enjoys watching college sports and playing Spikeball, Settlers of Catan, and other strategy board games.

    Phone: 864.663.0278
    Email: joshua.styles@ngu.edu
    Location: White Hall 114

  • Department of Psychology

    Headshot Shannon Dobson.Shannon Dobson, Ph.D.
    Chair of the Department of Psychology
    Associate Professor of Psychology

    Dr. Shannon Dobson serves as associate professor of psychology at NGU. She is a native of Greenville, S.C., but spent 10 years at the University of South Carolina obtaining her bachelor’s degree in psychology, master’s in experimental psychology, graduate certificate in gerontology, and doctorate in experimental psychology. Dobson teaches several different classes, ranging from statistics and research methods to courses in developmental, cognitive, and health psychology. Her current research focuses on the impact of anxiety on performance in math classes. She has also studied cognitive change in memory, learning, and problem-solving over the adult lifespan. When she is not at work, she likes to garden, play with the newest technology available, and look at the stars through her telescope.

    Phone: 864.977.7699
    Email: shannon.dobson@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain Science 101


    Headshot Robert Gaddis.Robert Gaddis, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology

    Dr. Robert Gaddis serves as an professor in the Psychology Department at NGU. He earned his master’s degree in student personnel services (counseling) from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and a doctorate in educational psychology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Besides teaching a variety of classes at NGU, Gaddis enjoys the many opportunities for outdoor recreation and cultural events available in the Upstate area.

    Phone: 864.977.7698
    Email: robert.gaddis@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain Science 210


    Marty Glass HeadshotMarti J. Glass, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice
    Director of Adult and Professional programs in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Dr. Glass provides leadership and guidance for the NGU Online Behavioral Sciences Program. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, he brings experience and professional perspectives on mental health to the program. Dr. Glass also shares expertise from the criminal justice system as a former police officer. His work in private practice counseling has concentrated on marriage counseling, sexual/internet addictions, PTSD, and therapy for children and adolescents.

    Phone: 864.663.0147
    Email: marti.glass@ngu.edu
    Location: Greer Campus


    Lorene Heuvelman-HutchinsonLorene Heuvelman-Hutchinson, Ed.S., Ed.D.
    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.) and General Studies
    Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies

    Dr. Lorene Heuvelman-Hutchinson serves as an Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and is also a professor of Psychology at NGU. She earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology, Education Specialist degree in school psychology, and doctorate in education. Hutchinson is a licensed professional counselor and a nationally certified school psychologist who has served the needs of children in the school system and in private practice for 25 years. Hutchinson lives with her husband Greg in Simpsonville, S.C. They have four children: Rebekah, Rachel, Sarah, and Zacharias. Her three oldest children have all attended NGU for some part of their college studies.

    Phone: 864.663.0267
    Email: lorene.hutchinson@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain Science 212


    Lisa Snyder HeadshotLisa Snyder, LISW, CP, & AP
    Instructor of Psychology

    Lisa Snyder provides instruction and counseling services at NGU. She is a licensed independent social worker and provides direct clinical services to individuals, families, and groups, as well as managerial, supervision, administrative, and consultation services to organizations and communities. Her experience prior to NGU included more than 20 years in crisis intervention, trauma response and interventions, medical social work, clinical assessment, diagnostic evaluations, and treatments in both nonprofit and private sectors. In her personal time, Snyder enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. She serves in ministry alongside her husband, who is a pastor at a local Baptist church.

    Phone: 864.663.0253
    Email: lisa.snyder@ngu.edu
    Location: Crain Science 216


    Headshot Jared Thomas.Jared Thomas, MMFT, Th.M.
    Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling
    Associate Vice President for Student Engagement

    Jared Thomas serves as the assistant director for Student Life and as an adjunct instructor for the Psychology Department at NGU. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Christian studies from NGU and his master’s in marriage and family counseling and his master’s in theology from New Orleans Baptist Seminary. Thomas is currently working on his doctoral dissertation through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Thomas also serves as a counselor, and he is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in the state of South Carolina. He and his lovely bride Lindsay have two children that keep them both busy. Thomas loves to meet with students and invites you to visit him anytime at his office in Campus Ministries and Student Engagement.

    Phone: 864.663.0148
    Email: jared.thomas@ngu.edu
    Location: Tingle Student Center 126

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