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. Rick Upchurch Dr. Rick Upchurch, (2014) Associate VP for Regional Campuses
rupchurch@belhaven.edu

D.Min., Drew University
M.A., Olivet Nazarene University
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University
 Lee Denton

Dr. Lee Denton,Instructor of Business
ldenton@belhaven.edu

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

Dr. Ken Jones, Instructor of Social Services
kbjones@belhaven.edu

PhD, University of South Dakota
MA, University of South Dakota
Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary
BA, University of Oregon
Carol Ward

Dr. Carol Ward, Instructor of Business
cward@belhaven.edu

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


Name Degree Graduate School Teaching Field
Dr. James Baker Ed.D.
M.A.
Delta State University
University of Mississippi
History
Mrs. Cari Barney M.A. Liberty University Psychology
Ms. Mable Barringer M.S. University of Tennessee Sociology
Dr. Carlos Bibbs J.D. Loyola University Business Administration
Dr. Louis Brenton D.Min.
M.Div.
Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
Memphis Theological Seminary
Biblical Studies and Ministries, Christian Worldview
Dr. Robert Brooks Ph.D.
M.B.A.
M.Ed.
Northcentral University
Dowling College
Boston University
Business Administration
Mr. Michael Bunyard M.B.A.
M.H.A
Mississippi College Business Administration, Health Administration
Dr. Cynthia Calhoun Ed.D.
M.A.
University of Memphis Sociology
Mr. John "Scott" Carmichael M.S. University of Arkansas Business Administration
Dr. Paul T. Criss Ph.D.
M.Div.
M.M.
University of Memphis
Memphis Theological Seminary
Arkansas State University
Business Administration, Biblical Studies and Ministries, General Education, Christian Worldview, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies
Mrs. Vicki Dabney M.A. University of Memphis Business Administration, General Education
Dr. Lee Denton J.D. University of Mississippi Business Administration
Mr. Robert Dowty M.B.A.  Dallas Baptist University Business Administration
Mr. Anthony Embry M.A.T. Murray State University Mathematics
Ms. Peggy Faulkner M.A. University of Memphis English
Dr. Charles Green Ph.D.
M.Ed.
Iowa State University
Loyola University
Teaching, Reading Literacy, General Education, Business Administration
Ms. Annette Harris M.B.A. University of Memphis Business Administration
Mr. William "Bill" Houston M.B.A. University of Mississippi Business Administration, Economics
Mr. Paul Husband M.A. Reformed Theological Seminary Biblical Studies and Ministries, General Education
Dr. Brodie Johnson Ph.D.
M.A.R.
M.S.
Capella University
Memphis Theological Seminary
University of Memphis
Business Administration
Mrs. Erica Johnson M.B.A. Belhaven University Business Administration, General Education
Dr. Don Jones Ed.D.
S.C.C.T.
M.B.A.
Arkansas State University
Arkansas State University
University of Phoenix
Business Administration, General Education, Education
Dr. Jana Jones J.D. University of Memphis Business Administration
Dr. Ken Jones Ph.D.
M.A.
M.Div.
University of South Dakota
University of South Dakota
Princeton Theological Seminary
Psychology, Biblical Studies and Ministries
Dr. William "Tom" Marshall Ph.D.
M.Div.
M.S.
Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
Troy University
Business Administration, Biblical Studies and Ministries 
Mr. Jamie McDonald M.A.Ed. Union University General Education
Dr. Lloyd "Ron" McMillan D.Min.
M.Div.
M.A.
Trinity International University
Memphis Theological Seminary
Union Theological Seminary
Biblical Studies and Ministries
Dr. R. Evan Nelson Ph.D.
M.B.A. 
Capella University
University of Phoenix
Business Administration
Mr. Shaun Payne M.Div. Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Biblical Studies and Ministries
Mr. Altonious "Tony" Peterson M.B.A. Belhaven University Business Administration
Dr. Jacques Singleton Ed.D.
M.S.W.
University of Memphis
University of Southern Mississippi
Sociology
Dr. James L. Sylvester Ed.D.
M.S.  
University of Memphis
University of Mississippi
Biology
Dr. Vernita Thornton D.B.A.
M.S.A.
California Intercontinental University
Central Michigan University
Health Administration
Dr. Beverly Tillman D.M.
M.P.A.
University of Phoenix
University of Mississippi
Business Administration
Dr. Mechell Toles Ph.D.
M.Ed.
Walden University
University of Mississippi
Psychology
Mr. H. Norman Van Nostrand M.A.Ed. Cumberland University Business Administration
Dr. Everett Wade Ph.D.
M.A.
University of Memphis English, General Education
Mr. James "Nick" Walters M.A. Mississippi College History
Dr. Carol Ward D.B.A.
M.B.A.
University of Phoenix
Webster University
Business Administration
Ms. Beverly Washington M.S.L Belhaven University Business Administration