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School of Rhetoric Faculty

Scott McCurley, B.S., M.A. Academic Dean (interim)

Scott McCurley, B.S., Public Health, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; M.A., Liberal Arts, St. John’s College;
Teaches mathematics and science;
serving since 2004
Rev’d John Heaton, Headmaster B.A., M.A., , Theology, Bob Jones University; Liberal Studies, MALS Hollins University; other graduate work, Reformed Seminary, Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture. John is an ordained minister in the Reformed Episcopal Church and served for twelve years as a parish priest in Orlando, Fl.;
Teaches Greek;
serving since 1998
2016---Benedict Allyn Benedict, B.Mus., Indiana University (piano performance); M.Mus., Indiana University (Composition); M.Div. Yale University. Allyn was a professional musician for 20 years (composer, pianist, conductor, teacher); a parish priest in Connecticut for 15 years; teaches music theory/composition and theology; serving since 2014 2016---Brenning - web Christie Brenning, B.S. Mathematics, Liberty University; teaches mathematicsServing since 2016

A. Chris Deneen, BA, Milligan College, History, MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary; teaches history and theology; coaches varsity cross country

serving since 2015

Ford,-C---2016 Cameron Ford, B.A., English, Liberty University
Teaches Latin;
serving since 2015
Forshey,-J---2015 Jeremiah Forshey, B.A, Bridgewater College, Computer Science, English Literature; M.A., James Madison University, English Literature; teaches American Literature and Rhetoric; serving since 2015 Lamagna,-J---2015

Joe LaMagna, B.A. Biology, Air Force Academy; M.A. Liberal Arts, Johns Hopkins University; Teaches biology, chemistry, geometry;

serving since 2015


Kyra Marken, B.A, English Liberty University; M.A., English, Liberty University; Teaches Ancient, British and American Literature, and Rhetoric;

serving since 2010



Sarah Mays B.S., Physical Therapy, Medical College of Virginia, Lynchburg College (LC-Teach, Art)
Teaches Art
serving since 2002

2016---Mitchell Gail Mitchell, Registrar, B.A., Mathematics, Longwood College, M.Ed., Educational Guidance, Virginia Commonwealth University; other graduate work, Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture; Teaches Literature, Drama
serving since 1995

The Rev’d Davidson Morse, B.A. Philosophy, Mississippi State University; Diploma of Theology, St. Andrews University; M.Div Nashota House; Davidson is an ordained minister in The Reformed Episcopal Church and has served parishes in the Diocese of Ft.Worth, TX. Teaches theology and history;

Serving since 2011

Nigro,-J---2013---web Joe Nigro, B.A., M.F.A., Manhattan School of Music; Director of Orchestra; serving since 2010  2016---Phaup

Jessica Phaup, B.Mus. Instrumental Performance, Liberty University; M.A. Counseling; Jessica is a member of the James Chamber Players

teaches orchestra;

Serving since 2015

Nancy Sattler, M.A. Latin, University of Florida; S., Classics, Liberty University; Latin studies, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College;
Teaches Latin/Greek, Drama, Graphic Arts, Yearbook
serving since 1991
Shipp,D  Dallas Shipp, B.S., M.A. History, Liberty University; teaches Literature and History; serving sing 2014
 2016---Sperrazza William Sperrazza B.A., Instrumental Performance Education, Lynchburg College; Teaches Band and Chorus; middle school fife and drum corps; serving since 2016