Category: First Year Faculty

Get to Know First-Year Faculty

Christopher Born, PhD Assistant Professor of Japanese and Asian Studies BA, Valparaiso University MA, Washington University PhD, Washington University What is your educational/professional background? My love of learning foreign languages began at age five, when my mother gave me some audiobooks and learning tapes in French. I began studying German from age 8-15. Despite being …

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Dr. Ashley Scism, DNP, FNP-BC Assistant Professor of Nursing BS, Nursing, Treveca Nazarene University DNP, Belmont University What is your educational/professional background? I have been a Registered Nurse for almost 7 years with experience in various specialties including medical/surgical nursing, urology/gyn, and women’s health. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I managed patients primarily with Endocrine …

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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

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

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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