ASC Staff

Bethany Smith, Academic Support Center Director

After many years of teaching college developmental reading and writing, I came to Bryan in 2011. I enjoy the variety that comes from teaching students of many ages and backgrounds. My passion is developing the next generation of educators and helping Bryan College students reach their full potential as scholars. I have a Bachelor’s of Arts in English with a writing concentration and a Master’s of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition. 

Caroline Redmond, AGS Academic Support Center Director

Daniel Gleason, Writing Studio Director

After graduating from Bryan College with a degree in English (2005), I spent eight years teaching high school and coaching soccer in Chattanooga.  While teaching, I completed my masters' degree at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where I took courses in literature, rhetoric, and composition and defended my thesis on William Faulkner.  Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in literature and criticism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where I have spent the last two summers.  My wife, Kathleen, and I have a son named Daniel, and we enjoy outdoor activities and cooking-out with our friends.  In my spare time I like camping and following Liverpool Football Club and the Braves.

Sam Youngs, Proctoring Services Coordinator

Sam Youngs (Instructor of Critical Thought, Bible, and Worldview) serves part-time as the Proctoring Coordinator for our Dayton campus. Currently in his third year at Bryan College, Sam teaches a full spectrum of courses in the Christian Studies department, and he has served as Proctoring Coordinator since 2012. All issues regarding proctoring appointments, procedures, and materials can be directed to him in-person at his office (Anderson Annex, top floor) or at this designated email account: proctoring@bryan.edu. 

Sam and his wife Anna currently live in Chattanooga with their daughter Zira. They are active in their church (Mission Chattanooga) and enjoy exploring theology and culture and building edifying relationships with students and peers.