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Gothard to Serve as Assistant Professor of Physics at BJU

Dr. Nick Gothard Assistant Professor of Physics Bob Jones University

Dr. Nick Gothard
Assistant Professor of Physics
Bob Jones University

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 24, 2015) – Dr. Nick Gothard will serve as an assistant professor of Physics in the College of Arts and Science at Bob Jones University this fall.

“We are very pleased that Dr. Gothard is joining our physics department this year, said Dr. Renae Wentworth, dean of the College of Arts and Science at BJU.  “Students will greatly benefit from his extensive knowledge, his practical expertise in the field of physics, and his desire to instill in them a passion for the subject matter.”

Gothard earned a BS in Physics (2001) from BJU, an MS (2003) and a PhD in Physics, both from Clemson University (CU).

Gothard previously served as a visiting research scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory and a National Research Council Research Associate, both at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, a graduate research assistant in the Nanomaterials Synthesis Laboratory at CU and a National Science Foundation REU Research Assistant at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. He also served as adjunct faculty at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, a graduate teaching assistant at CU and an undergraduate teaching assistant at BJU.

He authored peer-reviewed articles in a number of publications including the Journal of Applied Physics, Nano Letters, Applied Physics Letters, Materials Science and Engineering, Journal of Electronic Materials, Materials Letters, Physica Status Solidi, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Carbon, and the Astronomical Journal.

Gothard also gave conference presentations to the American Physical Society March Meeting in San Antonio, Texas (2015), 30th International Conference on Thermoelectrics in Traverse City, Michigan (2011), the Materials Research Society Fall Meetings in Boston, Massachusetts (2010, 2007, 2005), the 28th International Conference on Thermoelectrics in Freiburg, Germany (2009), Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2008), the 24th International Conference on Thermoelectrics in Clemson, South Carolina (2005), and the American Physical Society March Meeting in Austin, Texas (2003).

He is a member of the American Physical Society, Materials Research Society and the International Thermoelectric Society, and is a reviewer for several major peer-reviewed journals.

Gothard holds two patents, has a provisional patent and another under consideration.

Binns to Serve as Assistant Professor of Nursing at BJU

Janiece Binns, RN, MSN Assistant Professor of Nursing  Bob Jones University

Janiece Binns, RN, MSN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Bob Jones University

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 21, 2015) – Janiece Binns RN, MSN will serve as an assistant professor of Nursing in the College of Arts and Science at Bob Jones University this fall. Binns previously served as a professional staff nursing instructor at BJU.

“We’ve been looking forward to Janiece’s coming on board as a full-time faculty member in the nursing division,” said Dr. Renae Wentworth, dean of the College of Arts and Science at BJU. “She has a true passion for nursing and a genuine desire to educate young men and women to serve as the next generation of Christian nursing professionals.”

Binns earned a BSN (2010) from BJU and an MSN (2015) from Western Governor’s University in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Binns has served in various capacities with the Greenville Health System as a registered nurse in pediatrics and a staff nurse. She also served as an RN in ortho/med-surg at Pelham Medical Center in Greer and in orthopedics at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. Binns has earned certifications in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support.

A resident of Travelers Rest, Binns is an active member of Faith Baptist Church of Taylors. She participated in a medical missions trip to Trujillo, Peru this summer and has been an active medical volunteer for her church at various community events.

Denny to Serve as Division Chair and Women’s Volleyball Head Coach at BJU

Dr. Vickie Denny Chair, Division of Health, Exercise and Sport Science  School of Education Bob Jones University

Dr. Vickie Denny
Chair, Division of Health, Exercise and Sport Science
School of Education
Bob Jones University

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 20, 2015) – Dr. Vickie Denny will join the Bob Jones University faculty this fall as chair for the Division of Health, Exercise and Sport Science in the School of Education. In addition, Denny will also serve as head coach for the BJU Bruins women’s volleyball team which will begin competition in fall 2016. Denny previously served as chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at Clearwater Christian College (CCC) in Clearwater, Florida, and as the women’s volleyball coach.

“Vickie brings a wealth of leadership experience to BJU—as a professor, a division chair and intercollegiate coach,” said Dr. Brian Carruthers, dean of the School of Education at BJU. “I am looking forward to having her lead the division and help take it to the next level.”

Denny earned a BS in Health and Physical Education (1978) from BJU, an MS in Physical Education/Psychomotor Development from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1982) and a PhD in Physical Education/Teacher Education from Florida State University (1992) in Tallahassee, Florida. She also completed some graduate work at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to her twenty-six years of service at CCC, Denny served as an adjunct online professor at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, a teaching assistant at The Ohio State University, and an associate professor of physical education at Maranatha Baptist University (MBU) in Watertown, Wisconsin.

She served as CCC’s director of Athletics beginning in 2014 and currently serves as a board member of the National Christian College Athletic Association.

An inductee into both the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) and CCC Halls of Fame, Denny was named NCCAA District Coach of the Year (seven years in a row), NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year (ten years), NCCAA National Tournament Coach (three times), and NCCAA National Coach of the Year (six years). She also served as the NCCAA’s Division II National Chair for Volleyball.  Denny’s teams at MBU and CCC won the NCCAA National Championship fourteen times, including winning the national championship eight years in a row.

Denny made a number of professional presentations across the nation and authored numerous articles in various periodicals regarding sports, exercise and coaching volleyball.

Denny is a member of the Society of Health and Physical Educators, the American Volleyball Coaches Association, the National Christian College Athletic Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Mullholand to Serve as Associate Professor of Exercise Science at BJU

Daryl Mullholand

Daryl Mullholand

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 19, 2015) – Daryl Mullholand will join the Bob Jones University faculty this fall as an associate professor of exercise science in the School of Education’s Division of Health, Exercise and Sport Science. Mullholand previously served as an associate professor of exercise and sports science at Clearwater Christian College (CCC) in Clearwater, Florida, and as an adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

“We are excited to welcome Daryl to the BJU faculty,” said Dr. Brian Carruthers, dean of the School of Education. “He brings a wealth of experience and an enthusiasm to teach and work with students to enable them to excel academically and in the workforce.”

Mulholland earned a BS in Physical Education (1987) from Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, and an MA in Physical Education (1989) from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

In addition to his work at CCC and St. Petersburg College, Mullholand served as an adjunct professor at Barry University in Seminole, Florida, a medical magnet health and physical education teacher at Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Florida, an elementary physical education teacher at Northside Christian School in St. Petersburg, Florida and lead teacher for College for Kids at St. Petersburg Junior College.

In addition to his duties in the classroom, he will serve as an assistant athletic trainer for the BJU Bruins. Mullholand brings extensive experience as an athletic trainer having served in that capacity at CCC, Pinellas County United Women’s Soccer, Boca Ciega High School and Northside Christian School. He also served numerous times as a host athletic trainer for the National Christian College Athletic Association’s national soccer tournaments.

Throughout his professional career, Mullholand was a member of CCC’s Safety Committee and Athletic Committee. He chaired their Wellness Committee and served as a board member for CCC’s Institutional Review Board.

He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, licensed as a Florida Athletic Trainer and certified as an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider.

Mullholand has participated in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship (2006), Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon (2009) and the Boston Marathon (2011).

Wilkie to Serve as Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at BJU

Dr. Sharon Wilkie Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Dr. Sharon Wilkie
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 18, 2015) – Dr. Sharon Wilkie will serve as an assistant professor of teacher education in the School of Education at Bob Jones University this fall. Wilkie previously served as an adjunct professor at BJU.

“Dr. Wilkie brings a wealth of practical experience to the classroom which will help prepare our teacher candidates for their clinical practice experience and future careers,” said Dr. Brian Carruthers, dean of the School of Education. “We are excited to have Dr. Wilkie join the School of Education this fall,”

Wilkie earned a BS in Social Studies Education (1977) from BJU, an MPM (1990) from Troy University in Troy, Alabama, an EdS in Administration and Supervision (2005) from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, and an EdD in Leadership (2015) from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Wilkie previously served as an adjunct professor at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, The Citadel in Charleston, and the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She also served in various capacities with elementary, middle and secondary schools and school districts in South Carolina and Georgia.

A consultant to the South Carolina Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technology Education, she has given conference presentations to the Georgia Graduation Coach Conference (Macon, Georgia), the Cobb County Area 5 Professional Development Regional Conference (Acworth, Georgia), Cobb County Leadership Summit (Marietta, Georgia) and the South Carolina Business and Education Summit (Charleston, South Carolina).

Wilkie was nominated as Teacher of the Year at Barber Middle School (2007), awarded the Barbara A. James Career Specialist of the Year Award for the State of South Carolina (2003) and is a graduate of the Cobb County School District Leadership Academy (2007). She is a member of the National Career Development Association and has served as a member of the South Carolina Association for Career and Technical Education, the South Carolina Career Guidance and Placement Association, South Carolina Tech Prep Association, National Tech Prep Network and the Georgia Professional Association of Certified Educators.

A resident of Greenville, she and her husband have one adult child and three children who attend Bob Jones Academy.

Wood Named as Chief Enrollment Officer at BJU

Dr. Bobby Wood Chief Enrollment Officer Bob Jones University

Dr. Bobby Wood
Chief Enrollment Officer
Bob Jones University

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 17, 2015) — Bob Jones University President Steve Pettit announced this evening the appointment of Dr. Bobby Wood Jr. as chief enrollment officer at BJU. Wood will assume this cabinet-level position in October.

As chief enrollment officer, Wood will lead undergraduate and graduate recruitment efforts to meet BJU’s enrollment objectives. He will oversee Admission, Financial Aid, Marketing Communication, Events Management and the marketing-related aspects of Public Relations.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Wood join the BJU team,” said Steve Pettit, BJU president. “Through his career, he has distinguished himself as one prepared to lead our recruitment and marketing teams forward as we continue to compete in the higher education market.”

Wood currently serves as Minister of Education at Harvest Ministries in Guam, a position he has held since 2011. In that position he oversaw strategic planning and activities of both Harvest Christian Academy and Harvest Baptist Bible College.

Prior to serving in Guam, he was chief operating officer of Northland Mission, Inc., Dunbar, Wisconsin, for nine years; research assistant while completing a PhD at Clemson University, and camp director, business manager and board member of Hawaii Christian Camping Association in Hilo, Hawaii.

Dr. Wood holds a BS in Financial Management from BJU (1994), an MS in Biblical Counseling from BJU (1997) and a PhD in Educational Leadership – Higher Education Administration (2008) from Clemson University.

He is married to the former Robin Sisney and they have three children. The Woods will reside in Greenville.

Carl to Serve as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at BJU

Lewis Carl

Lewis Carl

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 14, 2015) – Lewis Carl will join the faculty of Bob Jones University as an assistant professor of Graphic Design in BJU’s School of Fine Arts and Communication this fall. For the last 11 years, Carl served as a freelance artist and missionary with Biblical Ministries Worldwide in Venice, Italy.

“We are thrilled to have Lewis Carl returning to the graphic design faculty,” said Dr. Darren Lawson, dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication.  “He brings a wealth of experience with him from his work in Venice, Italy. I know the students will greatly benefit from his expertise and passion for excellence.”

Carl earned a BS in Graphic Design (1997) and an MA in Art—Studio Performance (1999), both from BJU.

Prior to his service as a freelance artist and missionary, Carl served as a graphic designer, art teacher, drawing instructor and director of BJU’s art agency.

A resident of Greenville, Carl is married and has two children.

Ironside to Serve as Assistant Professor at BJU

Brandon Ironside

Brandon Ironside

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 13, 2015) – Brandon Ironside will join the Bob Jones University faculty this fall as an assistant professor in the Division of Music in the School of Fine Arts and Communication at BJU. Ironside previously served as a teaching assistant at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and as an applied music violin instructor at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute in Hudson, North Carolina.

“We are thrilled to have Brandon Ironside joining the string faculty here at BJU, said Dr. Darren Lawson, dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication. “He is nearing completion of his DMA in violin performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has been playing with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.  His expertise and experience will greatly benefit our music students.”

Ironside earned a BMus in Violin Performance (2009) from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in Montreal, Québec, Canada, and a MMus in Violin Performance (2011) from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He is a DMA candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

He has been a string apprentice, clinician, violin instructor and orchestral coach in a number of venues including the MasterWorks Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana, Guildford County Schools in Greensboro, North Carolina, Biltmore Preparatory Academy in Phoenix, Arizona, Gilbert Unified School District in Gilbert, Arizona, as well as a private and group instructor in his own studio, Ironside Music Studio.

Ironside has also performed recitals and presented master classes, presentations and workshops with the Ironside Duo and the Hendiatris Trio in Arizona, North Carolina and South Carolina. Some of his notable appearances in the Carolinas include events at Clemson University, Dorman High School in Roebuck, South Carolina, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Weaver Academy for Performing and Visual Arts in Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Durham Arts Academy in Durham, North Carolina.

Additionally, his work with major symphony orchestras, including collegiate orchestras, and opera companies include performances with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Winston-Salem Symphony, Fayetteville Symphony, Greensboro Opera Company, Greensboro Light Opera and Song, Bel Canto Company, Aspen Music Festival, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Orchestra, Arizona State University Orchestra and the McGill University Symphony Orchestra.

Patterson to Serve as Division Chair at BJU

Dr. Jeremy Patterson

Dr. Jeremy Patterson

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 12, 2015) – Dr. Jeremy Patterson will serve as an assistant professor of Modern Language  and as Chair of the Division of Modern Languages and Literature in the College of Arts and Science at Bob Jones University this fall.

“We are extremely pleased that Dr. Patterson will be joining BJU this fall in his dual role as professor and division chair,” said Dr. Renae Wentworth, dean of the College of Arts and Science at BJU. “His excellent rapport with both faculty and students coupled with his expertise in modern languages will make him a true asset to our modern language division.”

Patterson earned a BA in Print Journalism (2006) and an MS in Counseling (2008) from BJU. He also earned an MA in Translation Studies (2011) from the University of Portsmouth in Portsmouth, England, and a DML in French/Spanish from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. Patterson is currently pursuing a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of South Carolina.

Patterson previously served as a graduate assistant and adjunct professor of BJU. Additionally, he served as an English and Japanese instructor at inlingua Southeast in Greenville, South Carolina, a project coordinator for BJU Press and a senior teaching associate at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.

Patterson authored articles in a number of periodicals including French, Review, Contemporary French Civilization and Postcolonial. He also gave conference presentations to the Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literature (Savannah, Georgia), the British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference (Savannah, Georgia), the Language, Literature and Religion Conference of Alfa University (Belgrade, Serbia) and the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers Association (Columbia, South Carolina).

A resident of Greenville, Patterson is a deacon at Iglesia Bautista Tabernáculo. He and his wife have three children.

 

 

Bradley to Serve as Professor of Social Science at BJU

Dr. Roger Bradley

Dr. Roger Bradley

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 11, 2015) – Dr. Roger Bradley will join the Bob Jones University faculty this fall as professor of social science in the College of Arts and Science. Bradley previously served as an assistant professor of economics in the Department of Business Administration at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida.

“Roger is a seasoned professor who loves making the subject of economics come alive for his students, and we are greatly looking forward to his joining our social science faculty this fall,” said Dr. Renae Wentworth, dean of the College of Arts and Science at BJU.

Bradley earned a BS in Social Studies Education (1987) and an MEd in Teaching History (1989) from BJU and a PhD in Applied Economics from Clemson University (1995).

Bradley previously served on the faculty of BJU, as a teaching assistant at Clemson University, an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida, an instructor at DeVry University in Tampa, Florida, an associate professor of Economics at Clearwater Christian College (CCC) in Clearwater, Florida, and an assistant professor of Economics at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida. Bradley also served as registrar and director of Institutional Research at CCC.

Throughout his professional career, he served as a member of the Flagler College Faculty Senate and on a number of faculty committees. Bradley chaired Flagler’s Assessment Committee (2012-2014) and Faculty Search Committee (2014).

Bradley co-authored the 2nd edition of Economics for Christian Schools published by BJU Press in 2010. In addition, he has authored a number of working papers and made academic and civic presentations to a number of community organizations. His essay entitled “Empty Promises: Plymouth’s Kennebec Fur Trade Monopoly” is tentatively scheduled to be published in the Mayflower Journal in 2016.

A resident of Greenville, Bradley is a member of the Economic History Association, the New England Historical Association and the Florida History Society.