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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 Assistant

Alfonso Alvarez

Head Men's Volleyball Coach,
Assistant AD for Compliance

Dr. Yinka Amon

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Ramu Anandakrishnan

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Dr. John Anstrom

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Josh Arnold

Vice President for Student Development & Admissions

Dr. Debra Austin

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Juleigh Bailey

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Melissa Baker

Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Stephen Baldwin

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Sheila Ballard

Admissions Coordinator, Biomedical Sciences Program

Mike Bandy CPA MTX

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Jim Bartlett

Adjunct Faculty - Music

Lynnette Bartlett

Associate Librarian,
Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian

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

Ryan Bradley

On-Campus Admissions Counselor

Jacob Braswell

Online Enrollment Counselor

Dr. Thomas Brewster

Associate Professor of Education,
Dean of the School of Education

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

Monica Capp

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

Katrina Chaffin

Adjunct Faculty - English

Dr. Henry Clary

Assistant Professor of Christian Studies

Josh Cline

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Ernest Compton

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Larry Connatser

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Emily Cook

Director of Counseling Services

Emily Coppola

Senior Admissions Counselor

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

Gail Davidson

Adjunct Faculty - Nursing

Susan Davis

Adjunct Faculty - Criminal Justice

Jordan Dillon

Executive Assistant to the President

Dr. Jeff Disibbio

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Caroline Dixon

Human Resources Specialist,
IST Financial Manager,
Title IX Deputy

Kevin Downer

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

Ross Duncan

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Phillip Dunford

Assistant Football Coach

Dr. Elizabeth Elam

Adjunct Faculty - English

Connie Elkins

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Services

John Embrescia

Campus Safety Officer

Dr. Steven Enkemann

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Abiola Fapetu

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Dr. Kimberly Farmer

Professor of Criminal Justice,
Dean of the School of Criminal Justice,
Department Chair, Criminal Justice

Dr. Richard Farmer

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Services,
Department Chair, Psychology and Human Services

Shannon Farris

Faculty Support Coordinator, Online & Distance Education

Leah Feyh

Adjunct Faculty - Nursing

Linda Flowers

Adjunct Faculty - Music

Dr. Marshall Flowers

Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Leslie Floyd

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

Dr. Diana Foley

Professor of Nursing

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

Dr. Fred Gillispie

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Harold Graham

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Josh Grubb

Director of Business Intelligence

Michael Gutu

Assistant Campus Store Manager,
Data Analyst

Lexi Harmon

On-Campus Admissions Counselor

Dwain Harwick

Adjunct Faculty - Mathematics

Kendall Haynes

Head Cross Country & Outdoor Track & Field Coach

Hazel Sharp

Emotional Support Animal & Future Certified Therapy Dog

Dr. Mike Henry

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Shanna Her

Enrollment Support Specialist

Lynn Heramis

Adjunct Faculty - Education

Jean Herndon

Assistant Director, Biomedical Sciences Program

Christian Hershey

Director of Facilities

Carl Hess

Adjunct Faculty - Music

Alisa Hewitt

Admissions Technician, Biomedical Sciences Program

Dr. Brian Hill

Director, Biomedical Sciences Program

Stormy Hill

Assistant Athletic Trainer

David Hite

Assistant Professor of Business,
Department Chair, Business Administration

Dr. Julia Hood

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Rod Howard

Assistant Football Coach

Jeremy Howell

Adjunct Faculty - Nursing

Hannah Ingo

Graduate Assistant for Counseling Program

Devon Jackson

Assistant Football Coach

Dr. Teresa Johnson

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Ellen Jones

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Bethany Justis

Enrollment Support Specialist

Dino Kaklis

Assistant Football Coach

Rebecca Kasey

Director of Public Relations and Marketing

Rodney Kasey

Strength & Conditioning Coach,
Director of Sims Center

Hal Keene

Director of Planned Giving & Major Gifts

Mike Ketchum

Assistant Football Coach

Jacob Key

Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement,
Title IX Deputy

Crystal Kieloch

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

Dr. Nick Kinney

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Tom Kinney

Professor of History

Olivia Kinser

Financial Aid Advocate

Amber Kinzer

Financial Aid Advisor

Linda Kirby

Adjunct Faculty - Nursing

Jennifer Lamb

University Registrar

Chip Lambert

Vice President for Operations & Technology

Dr. Emily Lambert

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

Kelley Lambert

Campus Store Manager

Venus Laney

Director of Warmth and Welcome

Zoe Laney

Director of Student Engagement

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

Librarian,
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

Alyssa Lyons

Online Enrollment Counselor

Dr. Challen Mabry

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education,
Assistant Professor Psychology and Human Services

Dr. Jim Mahaney

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Alisha Maloyed

Enrollment Technology and Automation Specialist

Dr. Darrin Martin

Associate Professor of Education,
Dean of Academic Support & ACE,
Moving the Needle Campus Project Manager

Dr. Theresa McCann

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Burma McChesney

Director of Academic Services,
MTN Project Manager

Ashley McClanahan

IST Network Manager

Rebecca McCoy-Reese

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

Aundrea McDaniel

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Brittani McInturff

Adjunct Faculty - Music

Dr. Robert Merritt

Professor of English,
Department Chair, English,
Director of Honors Program

Dr. Pawal Michalak

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Doug Minnix

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

Dr. John Moir

Assistant Professor of Music

Dena Monroe

Assistant Registrar,
Bluefield Central Advocate

Richard Morgan

Head Men's Basketball Coach

Sherelle Morgan

Director of Online Admissions,
Coordinator for Belonging

Jessy Mounts

Assistant Director of Finance and Administration

Corey Mullins

Head Women's Basketball Coach

Shirley Mutter

Controller

Dr. Andrew Necessary

Assistant Professor of Music

Dr. Patricia Neely

Executive Vice President for Online & Distance Education

Dr. Okey Nwokolo

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Dr. David Olive

University President

Brooke Osborne

On-Campus Admissions Counselor

Cathy Payne

Student Success Coach

Dave Pedde

Director for the Center of the Worship Arts & Church Partnership Program,
Praise Team Director

Judy Pedneau

Director of Human Resources

Wayne Pelts

Assistant Director of the Academic Center for Excellence

Dr. Sharon Perot

Associate Professor of Business,
Executive Director of the MBA

Whitley Phipps

Director of Athletic Business Operations

Dr. Joshua Pittman

Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Gary Poulton

Adjunct Faculty - History

Rachel Price

Administrative Assistant, Nursing

Tabi Price

Assistant Registrar,
Operations

Jonathan Pruitt

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Dr. Karen Raymond

Adjunct Faculty - Education

Bob Redd

Sports Information Director

Charles Reese

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

Dr. Irene Rieger

Associate Professor of English

MyKenzie Roach

Associate Cheerleading 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

Sally Sale

Adjunct Faculty - Nursing

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

Dr. Robert Shippey

Adjunct Faculty - Christian Studies

Chris Shoemaker

Assistant Professor of Communication

Dee Shoemaker

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Josh Shroyer

Associate Athletic Trainer

Linda Shroyer

Art Gallery Director

Walter Shroyer

Professor of Art,
Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Letters,
Department Chair, Art

Brandy Smith

Assistant Professor of Education and Counseling,
Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling

Jess Smith

Director of Residence Life

Alex Smith

Head Men's Soccer Coach

Alan Smith

Senior Director of Student Thriving & Success

Chelsie Smith

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Robbie Smith

Director of Web Services

Willie Sparks

Assistant Softball Coach

Dr. Chris Stacy

Adjunct Faculty - Education

Taisha Steele

Adjunct Faculty - Education

Dr. Ward Stevens

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

Dr. Timothy Stover

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Dr. Betsy Summerfield

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Ashley Taylor

Head Cheerleading Coach

Dr. Jeff Teo

Professor of Cybersecurity,
Department Chair, Cybersecurity

Jennifer Thorn

Accreditation Specialist for School of Education

Dr. Janice Tucker

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Paul Upton

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Dr. Robin Varghese

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Catherine Vollmer

Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sports Science

Jason Waelti

Head Wrestling Coach

Clayton Wagner

Grounds Supervisor

Todd Wagnar

Adjunct Faculty - Biomedical Sciences

Robert Walker

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Tonia Walker

Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics

Dr. Kelly Walls

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Audrey Whit

Administrative Assistant, School of Education & Counseling

Mike White

Head Baseball Coach,
Assistant Athletic Director

Michele White

Student Accounts Manager

Dr. Shawn White

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

Autumn Williby

Online Enrollment Counselor

Dr. Meghan Wilson

Assistant Professor of Biology,
Department Chair, Biology

Brenda Workman

Associate Director of Online Recruitment & Corporate Partnerships

Dr. Eric Workman

Adjunct Faculty - Education

April Workman

Adjunct Faculty - Special Education

Cary Wright

Director of Financial Aid

Dr. James Wright

Adjunct Faculty - Business

Dr. Robert Wynn

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

Dr. Melissa Yowell

Adjunct Faculty - Music

Dr. Maria Zalduondo

Associate Professor of Languages,
Director of Global Education,
Chair, Modern Languages Department

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