Academic Support Staff

Meet the Academic Support Team


Ted Booth, PhD       Dr Ted Booth
Director of Academic Support
Finley Resource Center, RM 113
phone: 423.869.6080
email: [email protected]  

Dr. Booth has worked at LMU for over 9 years. He has a B.A. in History from Milligan College, a MSSW from the University of Tennessee, a MAR in Historical Theology from Emmanuel Christian Seminary, and a PhD in Renaissance and Reformation History from the University of Tennessee. He also teaches history and religion courses at LMU. He is a big University of Tennessee fan and is a part -time minister at his church. He is originally from Kingsport, Tennessee but now lives in Jonesville, VA with his wife, and three daughters.


Jill Neeley

Jill Neeley, MEd  

Academic Support Counselor 

Finley Resource Center, RM  114

phone: 423.869.6757
email: [email protected]


Mrs. Neeley has worked at LMU for 20 years 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. 


Jennifer Butcher, MEd Jennifer Butcher

Academic Support and Career Services Counselor

For Athletes and International Students 

Duke 304

phone: 423.869.6679

email: [email protected] 


Mrs. Butcher is a native of Claiborne county and has worked at LMU for over 9 years. She started out working in the Math and Natural Sciences department and then worked in the Physician Assistant program for 7 years. She has a B.S. in psychology from LMU and a M.Ed. in Allied Health education from Widener University. Some of her favorite pastimes are hanging out with her family and two bunnies, traveling, and hiking in the mountains. 


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