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Academic Support Staff

Meet the Academic Support Team


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Sean Long, MBA, Executive Director for Academic Success 

Finley Resource Center, RM  113
phone: 423.869.6712
email: [email protected]
Make an appointment with Mr. Long

Mr. Long began working at LMU in 2012. He has a B.S. in Communications Studies from East Tennessee State University, an MBA from Lincoln Memorial University, and he is in the process of completing the Ed.D. program at Lincoln Memorial University. He resides in Morristown with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping, watching movies, and board games.



Jill Neeley

Jill Neeley, MEd, Director of the Cornerstone Program

Finley Resource Center, RM  114
phone: 423.869.6757
email: [email protected]
Make an appointment with Mrs. Neeley

Mrs. Neeley has worked at LMU since 2001 in the areas of Student Financial Services and Academic Support Services.  She has a B.A. degree in Business Management, and a M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance, both from LMU.  She resides in Speedwell, TN with her husband, daughter, and their miniature Yorkie named Ziggy.  During her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family traveling, watching movies, or just having a game night at home. 


Stephanie Wright, MACE, Director of the Tagge Center for Academic Success

Finley Resource Center, RM 106 
phone: 423.869.6060   
email: [email protected] 
Make an appointment with Ms. Wright.

Ms. Wright is a SC native and started working at LMU in 2021. She has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of South Alabama and a M.A. in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She resides in Tazewell, TN with her son, daughter, Maggie the dog, and Axy the axolotl. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her children, photography, attending live sporting events, and hiking the local trails.


Jennifer Gambrel, BA, Writing Support Coordinator & Institutional Editor 

DAR, RM 309B 
phone: 423.869.6485  
email: [email protected] 
Make a paper review appointment with Ms. Gambrel.

Ms. Gambrel began working at LMU in 2018. She has a B.A. degree in English with a minor in Writing from Lincoln Memorial University. She has five grown children and stepchildren and resides in Cumberland Gap, TN with her husband and their two boxers, Squatch and Ellie. In her spare time, she enjoys wandering the countryside with her husband in their Jeep, baking, reading and writing, and spending time with her children.