SARAH CATHEY earned a B.S. in Biology from Lipscomb University in 2001. She earned an M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Florida in 2005. She also earned a Ph.D. in Agronomy from The University of Florida in 2010. She worked as a graduate research assistant from 2003-2005 at the University of Florida, a research fellow from 2006-2009 at the University of Florida and a research associate from 2010-2013 at the University of Florida. In 2010 Sarah won the Award of Excellence for Research Contributions in the Agronomy Profession at the University of Florida. She has given numerous presentations and been published extensively. Sarah and her husband, Marcus, have three children.
ROBERT CHAMBERS moved from a part-time position to a full-time position at Johnson University. He is serving as a professor of music in the School of Creative Arts. Robert earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas Christian University in 1971, a Master of Music Education degree from Texas Christian University in 1973, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Church Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1984. Robert also took post graduate coursework in voice and vocal pedagogy at West Texas A&M University. He has taught music since 1971 and has also served as minister of music at churches in Kentucky, Virginia, Texas and Tennessee. Most recently he served as minister of music at First Baptist Church in Maryville, Tennessee. Robert is a member of several professional associations including the American Choral Directors Association, the Tennessee Choral Directors Association and the East Tennessee Baptist Church Music Association of which he served as vice-president from 1998-1999. Robert has been published in Handbells, Choral Journal and Lion’s Pride UAPB Research Journal. Robert and his wife, Cheryl, have two grown children. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Johnson University since 2001.
TREVOR EGLI earned a B.A. in Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College in 2008. He earned a M.S. in the Kinesiology program at Georgia Southern University in 2010 and a Ph.D. in the Sport Psychology & Motor Behavior program at The University of Tennessee in 2013. Trevor served as a teaching assistant, graduate assistant and co-instructor in the Health & Kinesiology Department at Georgia Southern University from 2008-2010. He also served as a guest lecturer, adjunct instructor and graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sports Studies at The University of Tennessee from 2010-2013. Trevor has also had experience as a sports psychology consultant with the Toronto Marathon Psyching Team, Major League Baseball International, Hillview College, the University of the West Indies, Georgia Southern University, and The University of Tennessee. Trevor was awarded the A.W. Hobt Teaching Award at The University of Tennessee in 2012 and the Most Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award at Georgia Southern University in 2010. He is married to Meagan.
HEATHER GORMAN earned her B.A. in Biblical Studies from Cincinnati Christian University in 2007. She earned her M.A. in New Testament from Abilene Christian University in 2009 and the Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Baylor University in 2013. Heather served as an instructor at Abilene Christian University in 2009 and a co-teacher at Baylor in 2011. She has also served as a guest lecturer, teaching assistant, and graduate instructor. Heather has been published in Christianity Today and Leaven. She has also made numerous presentations. She has served on the Graduate Theological Fellowship Steering Committee at Baylor University, serving as president from 2010-2011. She has also served as associate editor for Perspectives in Religious Studies since 2010. She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the North American Patristics Society. Heather is married to James.
KRISTEL HEADLEY moved from a part-time position to a full-time position at Johnson University. Kristel is an assistant professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences. Kristel earned her B.A. in English from the University of Richmond in 1998, her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2005, and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from Regent University in 2012. Kristel has worked as the clinical director at Peninsula Hospital in Louisville, Tennessee, from 2009-2013. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider Designation in Tennessee and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Kristel is a member of the American Counseling Association and served as chair of the Tennessee Counseling Association Licensure/Legislative (Mental Health) Committee from 2010-2011. She has made numerous presentations and has been published in the Journal of Psychology and Theology. Kristel and her husband, Chris, have two children.
LILA HOLT moved from a part-time position to a full-time position at Johnson University. Lila is a professor of education in the Templar School of Education. She earned a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee in 1981, a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee in 1992, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Tennessee in 2011. She was the manager of Information Systems at Daugherty Manufacturing in Knoxville from 1992-2002. She was also a self-employed consultant from 1995-2007. Lila served as department head and instructor at Draughon’s Junior College in Knoxville from 1983-1988. She worked as a graduate teaching assistant and a lecturer from 1989-2004 at the University of Tennessee. Lila worked as an adjunct instructor at Emory and Henry College in Virginia from 2005-2006 and at Maryville College from 2006-2007. She served as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Tennessee from 2007-2011. Lila is a member of the Mid-South Educational Research Association and the American Educational Research Association. Lila is married to Dirk.
DUAN HUA moved from a part-time position to a full-time position at Johnson University. She is serving as the director of international relations and an instructor in education in the Templar School of Education. Duan received her Vice-Bachelor of Arts in English Language Arts and Literature at Henan University in 1992, her Bachelor of Arts in TESOL at Henan Institute of Education in 1996, and her M.A. in Bible and Educational Technology from Johnson University in 2011. Duan was at Johnson University in 2008 as a visitor from our sister school in ZhengZhou, China. Since returning to the United States in 2009, she has served as a representative of China’s Confucius Classroom program at Johnson University. She also worked at The King’s Academy in Seymour teaching Chinese to middle school and high school students. Duan has one teenaged daughter.
APRIL KILINSKI earned her B.A. in English Literature from Bluefield College in 1995, her M.A. in English Literature from the University of Tennessee in 2000, and her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Tennessee in 2006. April worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee from 1998-2006. She worked as an adjunct lecturer at Lincoln Memorial University in 2005 and as a lecturer at the University of Tennessee from 2006-2007. April then worked as faculty in the Department of English at North Georgia College and State University from 2007-2013. April is a member of the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature in the United States. She served as Conference Session Chair for the society at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in 2009. April received the Hugh Schott Award for English Faculty at North Georgia College and State University in 2009. She and her husband, Charles, have a son named Gabriel.
CYNTHIA NORTON earned her B.S. in Physical Education from the University of Tennessee in 1978, her M.S. in Safety Education and Services from the University of Tennessee in 1979, and her Ed.D. in Health Education from the University of Tennessee in 1982. Cynthia worked as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Tennessee from 1981 to 1982. She worked at the Appalachian Adolescent Health and Education Project, Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority in Morristown, Tennessee as a health counselor from 1982-1983, the associate director of prevention from 1983-1984 and the project director from 1984-1985. She worked as an associate professor at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, from 1985-2001. She also worked as the Health, Exercise and Sport Science department chair at the University from 2001-2013. Cynthia is a member of the American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the American Public Health Association and the American Association for Health Education. She received the Honored Professor Award from the University of the Cumberlands in 2006-2007. Cynthia is married to Benny Hodges.
JON WEATHERLY earned his B.A. in Bible and Christian Ministry from Cincinnati Christian University in 1981, his M.A. in New Testament from Cincinnati Christian University in 1982, a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity International University in 1984, and earned his Ph.D. in New Testament Exegesis from the University of Aberdeen in 1991. Jon served as faculty at Cincinnati Christian University from 1982-2013. Most recently, he served as academic dean of the College from 2001-2013 and vice president for academic affairs from 2007-2013. He has been published extensively. Jon is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature. He received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities in 1996. Jon is married to Tamra.
MARK WEEDMAN earned his B.A. in Biblical Studies from Milligan College in 1990, his Master of Divinity in New Testament from Emmanuel Christian Seminary in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Marquette University in 2004. He was a lecturer in theology at Marquette University from 1990-2000. He was a professor of Biblical and Historical Theology at Crossroads College from 2000-2013. Mark has been published extensively. In 2007, he was the recipient of the “Colin Gunton Memorial Essay Prize” from the Society for the Study of Theology. He is a member of the North American Patristics Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the American Academy of Religion. Mark and his wife, Michelle, have four daughters.