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Norma Acord

Adjunct Faculty - Art

Dr. Ramona Alger

Adjunct Faculty - Mathematics

Chris Allen

Assistant Baseball Coach

Baylee Allen

Head Softball Coach

Katrina Allen

Student Accounts Manager

Dr. Yinka Amon

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Ramu Anandakrishnan

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Dr. John Anstrom

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Debra Austin

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Juleigh Bailey

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Melissa Baker

Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Stephen Baldwin

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Sarah Ballance

Professor of Biology

Sheila Ballard

Admissions Coordinator, Biomedical Sciences Program

Mike Bandy CPA MTX

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dr. Cynthia Bascom

Professor of Communication,
Department Chair, Communication

Paula Beasley

Senior Assistant Librarian,
Co-Director of Library Services

Wendy Beavers

Assistant Professor of History,
Department Chair, History

Erika Bell

Head Athletic Trainer

Dr. Paul Bennett

Assistant Professor of Economics

Gabe Blakman

Advancement Services Coordinator & Office Manager

Ruth Blankenship

Vice President for Administration & Finance

Alandra Blume

Piano Accompanist

Derek Bolden

On-Campus Admissions Counselor

Jacob Braswell

Online Enrollment Counselor

Dr. Lewis Brogdon

Associate Professor of Christian Studies,
Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Research

George Brown

Director of Academic Advocacy

Michelle Brown

Adjunct Faculty - Education

Dr. Shellie Brown

Associate Professor of Education,
Director of Teacher Education

Cindy Bunker

Adjunct Faculty - Biology

Kathleen Buterakos

Adjunct Faculty - Mathematics

Dr. Lewis Buterakos

Associate Professor of Mathematics,
Department Chair, Mathematics

Nikki Byrd

Advising & Student Success Coach

Ashley Cahalan

Director of Admissions - MHSA Program

Eric Campbell

Head Track & Field Coach

Monica Capp

Assistant Professor of Nursing,
Director of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Practitioner Program

Daniel Cawley

Faculty - MHSA Program

Katrina Chaffin

Adjunct Faculty - English

Dr. Henry Clary

Assistant Professor of Christian Studies

Dr. Angela Cline

Dean, Caudill School of Business

Josh Cline

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Ernest Compton

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Emily Cook

Director of Counseling Services,
Title IX Confidential Counselor,
Adjunct Faculty - Psychology & Human Services

Emily Coppola

Senior Admissions Counselor,
Title IX Deputy

Markell Cox

Head Women's Basketball Coach

Hal Crenshaw

Campus Bus Driver

John Crowder

Adjunct Faculty - Criminal Justice

Dr. Yosely Cruz-Fernandez

Assistant Professor of Nursing,
Assistant Dean of the School of Nursing,
Program Director for the Baccalaureate Nursing Program

Susan Davis

Adjunct Faculty - Criminal Justice

Dr. Jeff Disibbio

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Caroline Dixon

Human Resources Specialist,
IST Financial Manager,
Title IX Coordinator

Kevin Downer

Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sports Science,
Director of Sports Management

Phillip Dunford

Assistant Football Coach

Miranda Edwards

Staff - MHSA Program

Dr. Elizabeth Elam

Adjunct Faculty - English

John Embrescia

Campus Safety Officer

Dr. Steven Enkemann

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Jennifer Fain

Adjunct Faculty - Nursing

Dr. Abiola Fapetu

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Dr. Kimberly Farmer

Professor of Criminal Justice,
Dean of the School of Criminal Justice,
Department Chair, Criminal Justice,
Title IX Investigator

Dr. Jenna Fitzgerald

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Leslie Floyd

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Department Chair, Early Childhood Education

Buddy Gallemore

Head Women's Volleyball Coach

Dr. Tara Garland-Matthews

Adjunct Faculty - Human Services

Anne Geraci

Adjunct Faculty - Mathematics

Dr. Mark Gettle

Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership,
Department Chair, Organizational Leadership,
Assistant Professor of Psychology & Human Services,
Interim Department Chair, Psychology & Human Services

John Graeber

Assistant Program Director for Simulation - MHSA Program
Faculty - MHSA Program

Harold Graham

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Josh Grubb

Director of Business Intelligence

Michael Gutu

Data Analyst

Dwain Harwick

Adjunct Faculty - Mathematics

Karl Hatton

Vice President for Admissions & Student Development

Hazel Sharp

Emotional Support Animal & Future Certified Therapy Dog

Michael Hedrick

University Site Director (Highlands Fellowship)

Dr. Mike Henry

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Shanna Her

Enrollment Support Specialist

Lynn Heramis

Adjunct Faculty - Education

Jean Herndon

Assistant Director, Biomedical Sciences Program

Alisa Hewitt

Admissions Technician, Biomedical Sciences Program

Dr. Brian Hill

Director, Biomedical Sciences Program

Stormy Hill

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Nick Hinkle

Adjunct Faculty - Music

Dr. Julia Hood

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Hannah Ingo

Graduate Assistant for Counseling Program

Keven John

Head Men's Volleyball Coach

Chris Johnson

Director of Residence Life

Dr. Teresa Johnson

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Ellen Jones

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Gary Jones

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs - MHSA Program

Bethany Justis

Executive Assistant to the President

Dino Kaklis

Assistant Football Coach

Hal Keene

Director of Financial Services

Mike Ketchum

Assistant Football Coach

Jacob Key

Associate Athletic Director

Crystal Kieloch

Assistant Professor of English,
Supervisor for the Confident Communicator Program and the Writing Tutors

Dr. Nick Kinney

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Olivia Kinser

Student Accounts Assistant

Linda Kirby

Adjunct Faculty - Nursing

Amanda Kowalewski

Faculty - MHSA Program

Jennifer Lamb

University Registrar

Chip Lambert

Adjunct Faculty - Business/Cybersecurity

Dr. Emily Lambert

Associate Professor of Biology,
Dean of the College of Sciences & Biomedical Sciences Program

Jon Leftwich

Campus Safety Officer

Dr. Paul Lemon

Dean of Registration Services,
Assistant Professor of Education & Church Music

Vince Lewis

Adjunct Faculty - Music

Steve Lilly

Head Golf Coach

Werner Lind

Co-Director of Library Services

Melissa Linkous

Adjunct Faculty - American Sign Language

Dr. Barry Losey

Adjunct Faculty - Christian Studies

Gil Lusk

Assistant Football Coach

Dewey Lusk

Head Football Coach

Mily Lusk

Executive Director of the New Opportunity School for Women

Dr. Challen Mabry

Assistant Professor of Counseling,
Assistant Professor Psychology and Human Services

Elizabeth Maddox

Faculty - MHSA Program

Dr. Jim Mahaney

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Alisha Maloyed

Enrollment Operations Manager

Dr. Darrin Martin

Associate Professor of Education,
Dean of Academic Support & ACE,
Interim Dean of the School of Education & Social Sciences,
Moving the Needle Campus Project Manager,
Title IX Deputy

Dr. Theresa McCann

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Burma McChesney

Director of Academic Services,
MTN Project Manager

Rebecca McCoy-Reese

Assistant Professor of Theatre,
Technical Director & Artist in Residence,
Department Co-Chair, Theatre

Aundrea McDaniel

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Brittani McInturff

Adjunct Faculty - Music

Dr. Pawal Michalak

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Mark Milberger

Assistant Professor of Music & Worship Arts
Director, The Center for Worship Arts

Dr. Doug Minnix

Associate Professor of Exercise & Sport Science,
Department Chair, Exercise & Sport Science,
Director of Exercise Sport Medicine

Richard Morgan

Head Men's Basketball Coach

Sherelle Morgan

Director of Alumni Relations,
Coordinator for Belonging

Gary Mount

Faculty - MHSA Program

Jessy Mounts

Director of Finance and Administration

Corey Mullins

Director of Athletics

Daniel Mullins

Creative Content & Social Media Coordinator

Shirley Mutter


Dr. Andrew Necessary

Assistant Professor of Music

Dr. Patricia Neely

Executive Vice President for Online & Distance Education

Michael Nichols

Dean, Anesthesiologist Assistant Programs
Program Director, Master of Health Sciences in Anesthesia Program
Faculty - MHSA Program

Dr. Okey Nwokolo

Adjunct Faculty - Counseling

Dr. Kimberly (Jill) O'Quin

Adjunct Faculty - Education

Dr. David Olive

University President

Brooke Osborne

On-Campus Admissions Counselor

Troy Parker

Director of Facilities

Justin Parnell

Network Support Specialist

Cathy Payne

Student Success Coach

Judy Pedneau

Director of Human Resources,
Title IX Deputy

Wayne Pelts

Assistant Director of the Academic Center for Excellence

Dr. Joshua Pittman

Assistant Professor of English

Lauren Pizzo

Director of Financial Aid

Dr. Gary Poulton

Adjunct Faculty - History

James Powell

Senior Director of Student Thriving and Success

Rachel Price

Bluefield Central Customer Support Specialist

Tabi Price

Assistant Registrar,

Jonathan Pruitt

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Dr. Karen Raymond

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Bob Redd

Sports Information Director

Charles Reese

Professor of Theatre,
Artistic Director,
Department Co-Chair, Theatre

Dr. Irene Rieger

Associate Professor of English

Patrick Ritter

Head Women's Soccer Coach

Dr. Kelly Roballo

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Allen Roberts

Assistant Professor of Graphic Communication,
Department Chair, Graphic Communication,
Digital Technologist

Tim Robinette

Director of Technology Services

Dr. Lisa Robinson

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Dr. Deborah Rullman

Adjunct Faculty - Human Services

Gary Ruth

Director of Campus Safety,
Title IX Investigator

Dr. Michael Salmeier


Melanie Sarver

Accounts Payable Manager

Dr. Joe Saunders

Professor of Chemistry,
Department Chair, Chemistry

Railynn Saunders

Adjunct Faculty - Chemistry

Garrett Schilling

Assistant Baseball Coach,
Game Day Assistant

Dr. Jessica Sharp

Professor of Nursing,
Dean of the School of Nursing

Haley Shaw

Online Enrollment Counselor

Amanda Shelton

Financial Aid Advisor

Dr. Robert Shippey

Adjunct Faculty - Christian Studies

Chris Shoemaker

Assistant Professor of Communication

Dee Shoemaker

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Josh Shroyer

Associate Athletic Trainer

Walter Shroyer

Adjunct Faculty - Art

Laquodra Simmons

Online Enrollment Counselor

Brandy Smith

Assistant Professor of Education and Counseling,
Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling,
Title IX Confidential Counselor

Chelsie Smith

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Mary-Beth Smith

Executive Administrative Assistant - MHSA Program

Robert (Robbie) Smith

Director of Web Services

Willie Sparks

Assistant Softball Coach

Dr. Chris Stacy

Adjunct Faculty - Education

Jordan Stadvec

Adjunct Faculty - Music

Taisha Steele

Adjunct Faculty - Education

Dr. Ward Stevens

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Alexis Stoner

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Kristy Stout

Adjunct Faculty - Human Services

Dr. Tracey Stout

Associate Professor of Christian Studies,
Dean of the College of Arts and Letters,
Department Chair, Christian Studies,
Title IX Deputy

Dr. Timothy Stover

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Dr. Betsy Summerfield

Adjunct Faculty - Business

William Summerford

Faculty - MHSA Program

Ashley Taylor

Head Cheerleading Coach

Crystal Taylor

Adjunct Faculty - Nursing

Dr. Jeff Teo

Professor of Cybersecurity,
Department Chair, Cybersecurity

Jennifer Thorn

Accreditation Specialist for School of Education

Dr. Janice Tucker

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Dr. Robin Varghese

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Jason Waelti

Head Wrestling Coach

Todd Wagnar

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Robert Walker

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Dr. Kelly Walls

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Mason West

Campus Pastor

Mike White

Head Baseball Coach,
Assistant Athletic Director

Dr. Shawn White

Assistant Professor of Christian Studies,
Director of General Education,
Faculty Athletic Representative,
Title IX Deputy

Audrey Whitt

Administrative Assistant, School of Education & Counseling

Dr. Meghan Wilson

Assistant Professor of Biology,
Department Chair, Biology

Dr. Eric Workman

Adjunct Faculty - Education

April Workman

Adjunct Faculty - Special Education

Dr. James Wright

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Dr. Robert Wynn

Assistant Professor, Nursing,
Coordinator of Clinical Practicums for the MSN Programs

Melissa Yowell

Adjunct Faculty - Music

Melinda Zosh

Adjunct Faculty - Sports Communication

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231


Meet our core Counseling faculty

Dr. Challen Mabry

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Dr. Kristen Moran

Associate Professor of Counseling

Brandy Smith

Assistant Professor of Education & Counseling,
Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling Program,
Title IX Confidential Counselor

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