Category: First Year Faculty

Get to Know First-Year Faculty

Alexis Lee Faculty Fellow, School of Music The Juilliard School, Bachelor of Music Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music Boston University, Doctorate of Musical Arts What is your educational/professional background? I started playing the piano at age five, and cello at age eleven. Since then I have dedicated 20 years of my life practicing …

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Kendall C. Shultes, Pharm.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice BA, Communication, SUNY at Geneseo PharmD, Belmont University What is your educational/professional background? I graduated with my BA in Communication and a minor in Business Studies from SUNY Geneseo. Prior to graduation, I had decided I wanted to attend pharmacy school and immediately began fulfilling …

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Jane Gilliland Dalton, J.D. Associate Professor of Legal Practice BA, Political Science, University of Kansas MA, Latin American Studies, University of Kansas JD, Georgetown University Law Center LLM, University of Virginia School of Law What is your educational/professional background? I served in the U.S. Navy for 28 years, first as a line officer on ships …

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First Year Faculty Thoughts

Heather Finch, Ph.D. Faculty Fellow, Department of English B.S., English, Tuskegee University M.A., English, Auburn University Ph.D., English, Auburn University When I stepped into the college classroom as an instructor of record for the first time over 10 years ago, I could have never anticipated the needs this career path would meet for me as …

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First Year Faculty Thoughts

Sue Iliff, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Kansas M.A., Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University Ph.D., Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University Accepting a faculty position at Belmont University was a serendipitous moment in my life.  Everything seemed to fall into place in a very short period of time.  I …

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First Year Faculty Thoughts

Amy Bryson Smith, J.D. Assistant Professor of Music Business B.B.A., Business Management, Belmont College B.S., Education, Belmont University J.D., Nashville School of Law It seems just like last week that I was running around the campus of Belmont College as a full-time student. Yes, we were a college until 1991. So much has changed since …

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First Year Faculty Thoughts

Matthew Heard, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology B.A., College Scholars (Emphasis in Ecology & French), University of Tennessee Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University Part of the reason that I decided to become a teacher was that every day is different. Despite teaching the same classes over and over again and covering the same …

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First Year Faculty Thoughts

Ken Corbit, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Public Relations B.A., Communication Studies, Arkansas State University M.A., Communication Studies, Arkansas State University Ph.D., Strategic Communication, University of Alabama   Integration into a new institution has the potential to be a comic adventure of signature mishaps. Yet, my assimilation into the Belmont community has been nearly seamless. Throughout …

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First Year Faculty Thoughts

      Michelle Corvette, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Art – Painting BFA Painting & Drawing, University of Tennessee MFA Interdisciplinary Art, New York University PhD Educational Psychology, University of Tennessee PhD Visual Art Research, University of London, Goldsmiths On the first day of classes I promised students that I would help increase their creativity …

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