University Leadership, Staff and Faculty

Hartwell University Leadership and Staff

Matthew Flippen, Founder & President

Dr. LaChristy Reed, Chief Academic Officer

Jessica Bowman, Vice President of Communications, Director of Admissions, Registrar and Student Services

Chris Merrell, Vice President of Advancement and Development

Ann Jagert, Financial Manager

Hartwell University Board of Regents

Dr. Donetrus Hill – Chairman, Executive Leadership Consultant with RJH & Associates, LLC and Senior Consultant with Global Schools Consultants

Dr. Kelly Bingham – Secretary, Former Superintendent of Liberty University K-12 Online

Dr. Eddie Coulson, Partner in the education consulting firm N2 Learning

Dr. Rick Fernandez, Accenture, Founder of the Path Forward Podcast

Dr. Jacqueline King, CEO of Black Women Empowerment, BWE Network and Black Women Empowered Safe Haven

Dr. Toby Travis, Founder of TrustED and Superintendent of The Village Christian Academy

Hartwell University Advisory Board

Dr. Lindsie Almquist – Education Leadership, Human Resource Management, Austin Independent School District – Executive Director of School Leadership & Campus Support

Dr.  Marla Behler – Education Leadership, Education Technology, Edgenuity Inc – Academies Instructional Supervisor

Dr. Lillie Cox – Education Leadership, WE LEAD Women in Educational Leadership – Owner/Founder

Kevin Dougherty – Education Technology, 806 Technologies – Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Alex Granados – Higher Education Leadership, Calvary University – President

Pattie Griffin – Education Human Resources and Leadership, San Angelo School District – Former Business Operations Director

Dr. Mark Haywood – Higher Education Leadership, Grace School of Theology – Provost

Dr. La’Keisha Newsome – Education Leadership, Special Education, Henry County Schools – Special Education Supervisor

Hartwell University Faculty

Ms. Natalie Barletta – B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Houston; J.D. South Texas College of Law – Adjunct Instructor of Government Courses

Mr. Perry Barrett – B.S. in Social Sciences, Florida State University; Master’s in Education (History), Delta State University – Adjunct Instructor History and Economics Courses

Dr. Marla Behler – B.S. Early Childhood Education, University of Mobile; M.A. Instructional Technology, Ashford University; Ed.D. Organizational Leadership, Northcentral University – Adjunct Instructor Education and Technology Courses

Mr. David Blaschke – B.B.A. Management, Texas A&M University; M.S. Management, Texas A&M University; MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, Biola University; Master of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD Candidate Biblical Spirituality, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – Adjunct Instructor Bible, Ministry, Sociology and Theology Courses

Dr. Shannon Cox-Kelley – B.S. in Kinesiology, Texas A&M University Commerce; M.S. in Biological Science, Texas A&M University Commerce; Ed.D. in Higher Education, Texas A&M University Commerce – Adjunct Instructor Science Courses

Mr. Dennis Deeb – B.S. in Political Science, University of Massachusetts; M.S. in Political Science, Suffolk University; M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, University of Massachusetts; M.A. in History, Salem State University – Adjunct Instructor of History Courses

Dr. Naomi Estrada – B.A. in Psychology, University of Texas at El Paso; M.S. in Counseling, Webster University; Ph.D. in Criminal and Forensic Psychology, Walden University – Adjunct Instructor Statistics and Social Sciences Courses

Dr. Joseph Francis – B.S. in Microbiology and Public Health, Michigan State University; Ph.D. Biology, Wayne State University – Adjunct Instructor Science Courses

Dr. Pearl Garden – B.S. in Kinesiology, Texas A&M Commerce, M.Ed. in Advanced Literacy, Concordia University, Ed.D., Supervision Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M Commerce – Adjunct Instructor of Science of Teaching Reading and English Courses

Dr. Peggy Johnson – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science, Tarleton State University, M.Ed. in Education Leadership, Tarleton State University, Ed.D. in Leadership in Educational Administration, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor – Adjunct Instructor Education Courses

Dr. LaKeisha Newsome – A.A. in Liberal Arts, Wallace Community College; B.S. in Education, Troy University; M.S. E. Administration and Supervision, University of Phoenix; Educational Specialist Teaching and Learning, Liberty University; Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Liberty University – Adjunct Instructor Education and Communications Courses

Dr. LaChristy Reed – B.S. in Criminal Justice, Troy University; Master’s in Public Administration, Troy University; Post Master Certification in Enrollment Management, Capella University; Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education – Full-time Instructor Education and Communications Courses

Dr. Brandi Robinson – B.A. in Education and Language, University of Tennessee; Master’s in Education, Mathematics Curriculum & Instruction, University of New Orleans; Ed.D. in Mathematics Curriculum & Instruction, Liberty University – Adjunct Instructor Mathematics Courses

Ms. Traci Wilmoth – B.A. in English Literature, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.A. in English, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.B.A., Stayer University – Adjunct Instructor English and Literature Courses