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Ten Faculty Receive Promotion in Rank

The Lee University Board of Directors recently awarded promotion in rank to 10 faculty members. Two faculty were promoted to professor, two to associate professor, and one to assistant professor. Additionally, two faculty were promoted to senior lecturer and three to associate lecturer.

The faculty members promoted to professor are Stacey Isom Campbell and Dr. Bill Kamm.
Stacey Isom Campbell
Stacey Isom Campbell

Campbell joined the Department of Language and Literature an assistant professor of creative writing in 2007. She earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in script and screenwriting from Regent University and an MFA in creative writing from Old Dominion University, where she was the recipient of a teaching assistantship, as well as the David Scott Sutelan Memorial Award. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Lee College. An accomplished playwright, Campbell’s work has been seen or won awards at the Barter Theatre, the Playwright’s Theatre (Dallas), Pittsburgh New Works Festival, L.A. First Stage, 3rd Course: Theatre (Austin), and the Great Plains Theatre Conference, among others. Campbell is also a Fellow of the Hambidge Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico.
Dr. Bill Kamm

Kamm joined the Helen DeVos College of Education’s Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education as an assistant professor in 2007. He earned a Doctor of Education from Liberty University, a Master of Arts (MA) from Appalachian State University, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Concordia University. Prior to Lee, he served as an administrator and classroom teacher for 30 years in private Christian schools in Ohio, Kentucky, and North Carolina. He received his principal’s certification from the University of North Carolina. Kamm also serves as Lee’s director of graduate studies in education.

Dr. Carmen Guerrero and Dr. Taz Kicklighter were promoted to associate professor.
Dr. Carmen Guerrero
Dr. Carmen Guerrero

Guerrero has served as an assistant professor of Spanish at Lee since 2007. She received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Florida, an MA from Miami University of Ohio, and a BA from Corporcion Universitaria de la Costa, Columbia. Prior to Lee, Guerrero was an assistant to the coordinator of second year programs in Spanish at the University of Florida where she received the Cooperative Leadership in Teaching prize. She also was the recipient of the Teaching Distinction for the Best Instructor Award at Colegio Americano.
Taz Kicklighter
Dr. Taz Kicklighter

Kicklighter began his work at Lee in 2010 as an assistant athletic trainer and clinical education coordinator for the Athletic Training Education program. He earned his PhD in athletic training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, a Master of Science (MS) degree from Georgia State University, and BS degrees from Carson-Newman College and Kennesaw State University. Kicklighter joined Lee’s full-time faculty in 2013 and in the spring of 2017 was named the director of Athletic Training Education, overseeing the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in athletic training. Prior to Lee, he was the head athletic trainer and an adjunct faculty member in health education sport studies at Reinhardt University.
Anthony Minutolo
Anthony Minutolo

Anthony Minutolo was promoted to assistant professor.

Minutolo joined Lee’s Department of Natural Sciences in 2017 as a lecturer in chemistry and physical science. Prior to Lee, Minutolo taught at Chattanooga State Community College and Cleveland State Community College. He earned an MS and BS in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Minutolo was a Gann Teaching Fellow recipient and received the Harry Row Scholarship for use of technology in the classroom, given by the UTK Department of Mathematics in 2015.

The faculty promoted to senior lecturer are Amy Mercer and Diette Ward.
Amy Mercer

Mercer joined the Lee University staff in 2009 as a lecturer and technical services/serials librarian for Squires Library where she has served since 2003. In addition, she contributes in the areas of reference service, library instruction, student advising, and departmental liaison duties. Mercer earned a Master’s in Library Science and Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Kentucky.
Diette Ward

Ward joined Lee’s faculty in 2007 as a lecturer and was promoted to associate lecturer and instruction/electronics resources librarian at the Squires Library in 2016. Before coming to Lee, she spent five years working at the Science Library at the University of California, Riverside. Ward received a Master of Science (MS) in library and information sciences from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a Bachelor of Music Education from Lee.

The faculty promoted to associate lecturer are Amanda Jones, Jessica Price, and Ashlee Stephens.
Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones graduated from Lee in 2009, where she was a Hicks Scholar and the recipient of the Mathematics Education Award, and came to work at Lee as a lecturer in mathematics in 2013. She received an MS from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Lee. Prior to teaching at Lee, Jones taught algebra and geometry at Cleveland High School and was a graduate teaching assistant in calculus while at Clemson. She also was the graduate teacher of record at Clemson in Introduction to Mathematical Analysis.
Jessica Price

Price joined the Lee faculty as a lecturer in nursing in 2016. She earned an MS in nursing from Southern Adventist University and a BS in nursing from Tennessee Wesleyan College. Price has served as a community health nurse at Sweetwater Hospital Home Health since 2012. Her primary duties have included patient care as a field nurse, intake nurse, education and training of new employees, public relations, and educational presentations to other staff members. Price has more than six years of clinical experience in both intensive care and community health nursing.
Ashlee Stephens

Stephens joined Lee’s faculty as a visiting lecturer in mathematics in 2016. She earned a Master of Arts (MA) in teaching from Clemson University and a BS in mathematics from the University of Louisiana, Monroe (ULM). Prior to Lee, Stephens worked at Eastside High School as a student teacher, at Greenville Technical College as a mathematics adjunct instructor, and was a teaching assistant in the Mathematics Department at Clemson. Stephens was a National Merit Finalist in 2008 and a recipient of the ULM Emerging Scholars Program.
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