Faculty at the Memphis and Desoto Campuses

Belhaven University boasts distinguished faculty who are ready and available to lead students in the adult degree program toward their educational goals. Our professors are qualified and experienced across multiple fields, often working full-time in local businesses and introducing first-hand knowledge of their subject matter into the classroom. Call or email today and let our faculty help you discover your area of expertise!

Dr. Paul T. Criss, Dean of Faculty Dr. Paul T. Criss, Regional Dean

Ph.D., University of Memphis
M.Div. Memphis Theological Seminary
M.M., Arkansas State University
B.A., Central Bible College
 Lee Denton

Dr. Lee Denton,Instructor of Business

J.D., University of Mississippi Law
BA, Millsaps College

Charles Green Dr. Charles Green, Instructor of Education

PhD, Iowa State University
MEd, Loyola University
BS, Southern University
Dr. Ken Jones, Instructor of Social Services

PhD, University of South Dakota
MA, University of South Dakota
Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary
BA, University of Oregon
Everett Wade

Dr. Everett Wade, Assistant Professor of English

Ph.D. – University of Memphis
M.A. – University of Memphis
B.A. – University of Memphis

Carol Ward

Dr. Carol Ward, Instructor of Business

DBA, University of Phoenix
MBA, Webster University
BA, Mississippi Valley State University

Name Degree Graduate School Teaching Field
Mr. Greg Abernathy M.S. University of Mississippi Mathematics
Mr. Doug Arnold Ed.S. Mississippi College Education, Mathematics
Dr. Darrell Barnes D.C. Palmer College of Chiropractic Biology
Ms. Cari Barney M.A. Liberty University Psychology
Dr. Fredonia Bean Ph.D. Capella University Education
Mr. Raymond Bradford M.S. Belhaven University Leadership, Business
Mr. David Butler M.F.A. Memphis College of Art Art
Mr. John “Scott” Carmichael M.S. University of Arkansas Business
Dr. Paul T. Criss Ph.D., M.Div., M.M. University of Memphis/Memphis Theological Seminary/ Arkansas State University Bible, Christian Worldview,
Leadership, Humanities
Ms. Vicki Dabney M.A. University of Memphis Communication, Marketing
Dr. Patrick Dandridge J.D. Georgetown Law Center Law
Dr. Douglas Cupples Ph.D. University of Memphis History, Humanities
Dr. Lee Denton J.D. University of Mississippi Law School Law, Accounting
Mr. Robert Dowty M.B.A. Dallas Baptist University Business
Dr. Yolanda Draine D.H.A. Central Michigan University Health Administration, Human Resources
Mr. Anthony Embry M.A. Murray State University Mathematics
Ms. Peggy Faulkner M.A. University of Memphis English
Dr. Curt Fields Ph.D. Michigan State University Graduate Education
Dr. Andrea Foxx Ed.D. University of Memphis Education
Dr. Florida Garmon Ed.D. University of Memphis Education
Dr. Charles Green
Full Time Instructor 
Ed.D., Ed.S., M.Ed. Iowa State University
Loyola University
Graduate Education
Mr. Wade Hinton M.S. University of Mississippi Mathematics
Dr. Jason Hostutler Ph.D. Marquette University History
Mr. William Houston M.B.A. University of Mississippi Business
Mr. Paul Husband M.A. Reformed Theological Seminary Bible
Dr. Andrew Hynes Ph.D. Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Bible
Dr. Brodie I. Johnson
Full-Time Instructor
Ph.D., M.A.R., M.S. Capella University/Memphis Theological Seminary/Memphis State University Leadership
Ms. Erica Johnson M.B.A. Belhaven University Business
Mr. Don Jones S.C.C.T. Arkansas State University Education
Dr. Kenneth B. Jones
Full-Time Instructor 
Ph.D., M.A., M.Div. University of South Dakota/Princeton Theological Seminary Psychology, Bible
Ms. Kathryn Jordan M.A. University of San Diego History
Mr. Dominic Jordon M.B.A. Belhaven University Business
Dr. James Corey Latta Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi English
Ms. Kathy Mangum Ed.S. Mississippi College Education, Psychology
Dr. Ron McMillan D.Min. Memphis Theological Seminary Bible
Mr. Matt Meador M.A. American Military University History
Mr. Bryan S. Mitchell M.B.A. Union University Business
Mr. David Nanney M.B.A. Christian Brothers University Business,Finance, Accounting
Ms. Rhonda Nelson M.P.A. University of Memphis Health Administration
Mr. Douglas Newson M.A. DeVry University Business, Accounting
Altonious Peterson M.B.A. Belhaven University Business
Dr. James Quillin D.Min. Memphis Theological Seminary Bible
Dr. Jacques Singleton Ed.D. University of Memphis Education, Social Services
Dr. James L. Sylvester Ed.D. University of Memphis Biology, Education 
Ms. Ashley Taggart Ed.S. Delta State University Education
Dr. Beverly Tillman D.M. University of Phoenix Business
Dr. Susan Thomason J.D. University of Memphis Law
Dr. Vinson Thompson, Jr. Ed.D. Union University Education, Research
Dr. Darryl Tukufu Ph.D. University of Akron Sociology
Norman Van Nostrand M.A. Cumberland University Education, Information Technology
Dr. Everett Wade
Full-Time Faculty
Ph.D., M.A. University of Memphis English
Ms. Shirley Walker M.S. University of Arkansas Business
Dr. Carol Ward D.B.A. University of Phoenix Business
Dr. Waid Wilkes Ph.D. Capella University Education