Academic Division

Chad Berry, Ph.D.

Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty

Goode Professor of Appalachian Studies; 

Professor of History

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1986;

M.A., Western Kentucky University, 1988;

Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, 1995.

Berea, 2006

Richard Cahill, Ph.D.

Director of International Education;

Associate Professor of History

B.A., Westmont College, 1988;

M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990;

Ph.D., 1996.

Berea, 2005

Mark R. Cartmill, M.A.

Director of Athletics and Seabury Center

B.S., St. Lawrence University, 1975;

M.A., Western Carolina University, 1983.

Berea, 2008

Wilma Chambers, B.A.

Director of Child Development Laboratory

B.A., Berea College, 1991.

Berea, 2004

Anne Chase, M.L.S.

Director of Library Services;

Associate Professor of Library Science

B.A., University of Louisville, 1981;

M.L.S., Indiana University, 1982.

Berea, 1995

Ashley Cochrane, M.S.

Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning through Service

B.A., University of Virginia, 1995;

M.S., University of Kentucky, 2001.

Berea, 2003

Judy Ginter, M.B.A.


B.A., Wake Forest University, 1981;

M.B.A., 1996.

Berea, 2016

Chris Green, Ph.D.

Director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center;

Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies

B.A., University of Kentucky, 1991; 

MFA, Indiana University, 1996;

M.S., 1998;

Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2004.

Berea, 2012

Luke Hodson, M.A.

Director of Admissions

B.S., Berea College, 2002.

M.A., Union College, 2007.

Berea, 2005

Monica Jones, M.A.

Director of the Black Cultural Center

B.A., Ohio University, 1991;

M.A., 2004.

Berea, 2012

Chris Lakes, M.S.

Director of First-Year Initiatives

B.A., Berea College, 1999; 

M.S., University of Tennessee, 2001.

Berea, 2001

Esther Livingston, M.S.

Director of Internships

B.A., Midway College, 2001;

M.S., University of Kentucky, 2006.

Berea, 2011

Theresa Lowder, M.A.

Director of Student Financial Aid Services

B.A., Berea College, 1977;

M.A., Eastern Kentucky University, 1985.

Berea, 1978


Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Transformative Learning;

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

B.A., Hope College, 1983;

M.A., Indiana University, 1988;

Ph.D., 1999.

Berea, 2012

Curtis T. Sandberg, Ph.D.

Director of Academic Services

B.S., University of Wyoming, 1992;

M.S., 1995;

M.P.A., 2001;

Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2015.

Berea, 2007

Robert J. Smith, Ph.D

Director of Academic Assessment;

Associate Professor of Psychology

B.S., University of Arizona, 1997;

M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1999;

Ph.D., 2003.

Berea, 2003

Scott R. Steele, Ph.D.

Dean of Curriculum and Student Learning;

Professor of Economics

B.A., Texas Christian University, 1990;

M.A., Texas A & M University, 1992;

M.S., 1993;

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997.

Berea, 2002

Linda Strong-Leek, Ph.D.

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion;

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs;

Professor of Women’s Studies and General Studies

B.A., North Carolina Central University, 1988;

M.A., 1990;

Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1994.

Berea, 2002

Amanda Tudor, M.S.

Director of Career Development

B.A., Houghton College, 1988;

M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, 1992.

Berea, 2015

Alicestyne Turley, Ph.D.

Director of the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education;

Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies

B.A., Georgetown College, 1994; 

MPA, Mississippi State University, 1996; 

M.A., University of Kentucky, 2000;

Ph.D., 2009.

Berea, 2012