Office of Academics

Dr. Douglas F. Mann, Vice President of Academics and Provost

Douglas F. Mann joined Bryan College in July 2018 as the Vice President of Academics and Provost. He is responsible for the administration of all of the College’s academic programs including the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Adult and Graduate Studies, and the Vogel School of Engineering. He also is a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet. Dr. Mann earned a Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Georgia (2005), a Master of Arts from Trinity International University (1997), and a Bachelor of Arts from Bryan College (1992).

With a career in higher education spanning more than two decades, Dr. Mann has extensive experience both in teaching and administrative roles. He has taught history for nearly 20 years specializing in European and British Atlantic World Studies. Dr. Mann has also held senior leadership positions including experience in academic planning and assessment, new program development, academic relations, budgets and facilities planning, as well as academic policy development.

Dr. Mann served at Liberty University from July 2006 to July 2018 holding various positions throughout his tenure there. Most recently he operated as Administrative Dean for the graduate programs and also functioned as the Dean of the Graduate School supporting the Provost initiatives with particular focus on the academic administration of programs and compliance with regional and programmatic accreditation. He also worked collaboratively with Deans and Graduate Program Directors to enhance and ensure the quality of graduate and professional education and also to ensure that students received the best possible education experience.

Doug has deep roots at Bryan College. Following the footsteps of his parents who met while they attended Bryan in the 1950s, he came to Bryan in 1988 and completed his studies in 1992 majoring in both History and Bible. While at Bryan he met a math major named Susi Simpson who he later married. He and Susi live in Dayton and have four children: Robert, Andrew, Margaret and Jacob.


Adina L. Scruggs, D.B.A., Associate Vice President of Academics | Dean, School of Professional Studies | Associate Professor of Business | Secretary of the Faculty

Samuel Youngs, Ph.D., Associate Dean, School of  Humanities and Christian Studies | Accreditation Liaison | Assistant Professor of Christian Studies

Thomas Marshall, Ph.D., Dean, Vogel School of Engineering | Professor of Engineering


Gary Fitsimmons, Ph.D., Director of Library Services | Professor of Information Literacy

Stacey Gates, B.S., Director of Dual Enrollment

Luke Morris, M.B.A., Director of Career Services

Jack Saunders, B.A., Director of Leadership & Culture

Mandi K. Sullivan, M.Ed., Director of Academic Programs, SPS

Academic Success Center

Sandra Godsey, M.B.A., ADA Coordinator, PT

Linda Hill, Testing Center

Simpson, Sunny, M.S., Director, Academic Success Center


Joshua Hood, M.A., Director of Admissions 

Jordan Betz, B.S., Admissions Assistant

Jody L. Cheon, Associate Director of Admissions 

Caleb Julin, B.A., Admissions Counselor 

Hannah Ledford, B.A., Admissions Counselor 

Leigha Miller, Senior Admissions Counselor 

Kerrie Murphy, B.A., Campus Visit Coordinator 

Paula Schiffer, M.Ed., Admissions Counselor 

Andrew Smith, B.A., Assistant Director of Admissions 

Angie Stephens, Admissions Assistant

Pat Wesolowski, Homeschool Specialist 

Bryan Centers

Tina Benkiser, J.D., Assistant Director, Center for Faith, Freedom and the Constitution | Instructor of Business & Constitutional Law

Kevin Clauson, J.D., Director, Center for Faith, Freedom and the Constitution | Professor of Government and Law

Neal A. Doran, Ph.D., Director, Creation Research Center | Professor of Biology

Gail Francis, M.S., Director, Ruth Heflin Cofer ASL & Interpretation Center | Instructor in American Sign Language

K. Daniel Gleason, Ph.D., Director, Center for Undergraduate Research | Member at Large, FLC | Assistant Professor of English

Dennis Miller, M.S., Director, Center for International Development

John A. Sterling, J.D., Assistant Director, Center for Faith, Freedom and the Constitution | Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Government | Director of College Safety and Security

Department Chairs

David Che, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Engineering | Professor of Engineering

Judson Davis, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Christian Studies & Philosophy | Professor of Greek

Benton Jones, M.B.A., Chair, Department of Business, Communication, & Economics | Vice Chair of the Faculty | Assistant Professor of Business

Kimberly A. Keck, D.M.A, Chair, Department of Performing Arts | Assistant Professor of Music

Alice D. Lawrence, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biology | Assistant Professor of Biology

Raymond E. Legg, Jr., D.A., Chair, Department of Humanities | Professor of English | Director of Study Abroad

David E. Perron, Ed.D., Chair, Department of Exercise & Health Science | Associate Professor of Exercise and Health Science

Clark C. Rose, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Psychology | Professor of Psychology | Faculty Athletic Representative

Kathryn A. Saynes, Ed.D., Chair, Department of Education |Professor of Education

Lyle Smith, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences | Associate Professor of Mathematics & Physics

BC Online

Josh Cash, Admissions Counselor, PT

Elizabeth Dahl, B.A., Admissions Counselor

Tracy Davidson B.A., Admissions Counselor

Donna Eldridge, B.S., Academic Advisor, BC Online

Audrey Henderson, B.S., Administrative Assistant, BC Online

Michael Kennedy, M.A., Coordinator of Military Recruiting

Josie Riggs, B.S., Academic Advisor, BC Online

Faculty Officers

Michael Palmer, M.A., Chair of the Faculty | Associate Professor of Communication 

Benton Jones, M.B.A, Vice Chair of the Faculty | Chair, Department of Business & Economics  | Assistant Professor of Business

Adina Scruggs, D.B.A., Secretary of Faculty | Associate Vice President of Academics | Dean, School of Professional Studies | Associate Professor of Business

Daniel Gleason, Ph.D., At Large Member  |  Assistant Professor of English

Daniel Gates, D.B.A., Representative, SPS  | Assistant Professor of Business

Peter A. Held, Ph.D., ex officio | Professor of Christian Studies | Senior Fellow for Christian Worldview


Gary Fitsimmons, Ph.D., Director of Library Services | Professor of Information Literacy

LaVonne M. Johnson, M.L.S., Public Services Librarian | Assistant Professor

Polly E. Revis, B.S., Technological Services Manager

Erin Sanchez, B.S.,  Library Outreach Technician

Kevin W. Woodruff, M.S.I.S., Special Collections and Projects


Janet M. Piatt, M.S.Ed., Registrar

Brenda Wooten, Associate Registrar

Support Staff

Ken Froemke, D.Phil, Special Consultant to the Office of Academics

Erica Holloway, B.A., Administrative Assistant | Music Coordinator

Curtis Jolley, B.A., Associate Director of Marketing

Rhonda Kettenring, B.S., Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Academics and Provost

Steve Paulson, B.S., Lead Instructional Designer

Clark C. Rose, Ph.D.., Faculty Athletic Representative | Professor of Psychology | Chair, Department of Psychology

Hannah L. Schultz, J.D., Title IX Coordinator | Coordinator of Liberal Arts Program | Assistant Professor of History, Government, & Justice

Jennifer A. Travis, B.S., Coordinator of Field Experiences | Education Specialist

Annette Watt, M.M., Academic Operations Coordinator

Annie Whitlock, B.S., Social Media Manager

Julie York, Marketing Content Coordinator