Meet the Admissions Staff LMU-DCOM Admissions Staff


Casey Bassett, PhD, Associate Dean of Student for Medical Programs

Janette Martin, Director of Admissions

Patricia (Pat) Peace, Director of Financial Services

Amy Arnold, Assistant Director of Financial Services

Daniel Goodpaster, MS, Recruiter

Robin Lamb, Admissions Assistant

Blair Combs,  Student Services Activity Coordinator

Becky Barnett, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students

Bob Jackson, Shuttle Driver

Dr. Casey Bassett is originally from Cookeville, TN and received her BS from Tennessee Technological University in Biochemistry. She earned her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from Vanderbilt University, where she studied altered lipoprotein and lipid metabolism in Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Bassett served as an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Montevallo in Alabama for 6 years, where she taught introductory biology, anatomy, physiology, and histology to undergraduates. Since joining the inaugural faculty of LMU-DCOM in 2007, she has served as Course Director for Molecular Fundamentals of Medicine I and II, Course Director for Medical Histology, Chair of the Molecular Sciences Department, Chair of the Student Progress Committee, and Chair of the Curriculum Committee. Dr. Bassett now acts as the Associate Dean of Students for both the osteopathic medical program, as well as the College of Veterinary Medicine. She is an active member of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), the Team Based Learning Collaborative (TBL-C), American Association of Anatomists (AAA), and serves as a reviewer for the Medical Science Educator journal.

Patricia (Pat) Peace is a 1972 graduate of Lincoln Memorial University with a BS in accounting. Following graduation she began working as director of financial aid at LMU and continued in that capacity until January 1993, when she accepted the position of director of financial aid at Pellissippi State Technical Community College in Knoxville, Tenn. She retired from Pellissippi in June 2006, and came back to Harrogate and LMU. She was appointed director of financial services for LMU-DCOM in August 2006.

During her 35 years in financial aid, Pat has conducted hundreds of financial aid workshops for students and parents throughout East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky. This has been one of the most rewarding parts of her jobs because parents and students going through the financial aid process for the first time are often lost and are so appreciative of the information and assistance they receive. Pat has been a member of the Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators for 35 years, during which time she has held various offices and has been a presenter for numerous conferences sessions. She has served on the TSAC Advisory Board and on the TSAC Lottery Scholarship Advisory Board.

Over the years, Pat has seen momumental changes in financial aid and is amazed at the number of programs and amount of money available to student today. When asked what she enjoys most about her job, her reply is always "seeing a student walk across the stage at commencement, knowing the financial struggle the student had gone through and knowing that what I did made a difference."

Janette Martin moved to Harrogate from Wichita, Kansas. Janette worked in social service for over 30 years in the Wichita area, where she received her undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management from Friends University. She managed a reintegration facility for juvenile offenders for 15 years and spent the other 15 years working with children and adults with developmental disabilities. Her community volunteer work included being a volunteer conservator through the Kansas Guardianship Program, volunteering with the Teen Heartline, a suicide prevention service for young people, and countless hours of volunteer service with the Special Olympics. Janette received her master's in education degree concentrating on counseling from LMU in December 2010.

LMU-DCOM Admissions Office
phone: 1.800.325.0900 ext. 7090
fax: 423.869.7172