Dr. Kathryn Saynes

Kathryn Saynes
Dr. Kathryn Saynes

Dean of Professional Studies and Bryan College Online/ Professor of Education


Direct Office Phone: 423-775-7335

Field of Study: Education

Office: Education Department

Academic Degrees
  • Doctor of Education, Northcentral University, Prescott Valley
  • Master of Arts in Instructional Leadership, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville
  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts: Elementary Education, Bryan College, Dayton
  • Professional Educator certification, Association of Christian Schools International


Dr. Saynes graduated from Bryan College and spent several years teaching middle school Math in the Rhea County area before returning to Bryan to teach in the Education Department.  While at Bryan, she has served in a variety of capacities including Education Department Chair, Faculty Chair, Curriculum Committee Chair, and now Dean of Professional Studies and Bryan College Online.  She is passionate about educating future teachers to serve in whatever capacity God has called them.

Publications, Research, & Editing

  • Do Student Teachers Add Value to Their Placement School: A Focus Group Study, Field Experience Journal, Volume 16. Co-author: Dr. Steven DeGeorge
  • Small College Teacher Preparation Program Evaluations: A Multiple Case Study, Northcentral University.
  • The Impact of Mastery Learning on High Stakes Test Scores, Tennessee Technological University.

I have had the privilege to walk beside students and faculty in both joy and grief.  They have also lifted me up during similar seasons in my life.  The community is what drew me to Bryan as a student and what keeps me here.  My time at Bryan was transformational as a student and continues to be as I continue to learn and grow in my various roles.  

— Kathryn Saynes

Dean of Professional Studies and Bryan College Online/ Professor of Education  |  Class of 2004

Education Department
721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321
Rankin, Box #7805

Office Phone: 423-775-7319