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Meet Our Faculty

Melody Amason

 

Amason

Phone: 865.531.4109

Office Location: Cedar Bluff 116

Email: [email protected]


Personal Bio

Mrs. Amason is the Academic Support Assistant for the Associate Dean of the School of Education and the Doctor of Education program. She oversees student admissions, scheduling, and candidate program of study. Melody has a passion for helping people which is why she pursued her Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling through Liberty University in 2020.


 

Dr. Cherie Gaines

 

Gaines

Phone: 865.531.4154

Office Location: Cedar Bluff 123

Email: [email protected]


Personal Bio

Cherie Barnett Gaines began her career in 2001 as a middle school teacher of science, reading, and English. Cherie earned her PhD from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a concentration in Educational Administration and Supervision, and she currently works as an Associate Professor of Education in the doctoral program at Lincoln Memorial University. Dr. Gaines's research includes rural schools, teacher leadership, school climate, social justice, middle school education, and leadership preparation.


  

Dr. Chris Stotts

 

Stotts

Phone: 865.531.4165

Office Location: Cedar Bluff 123

Email: [email protected]


Personal Bio

Dr. Chris Stotts currently serves as an Assistant Professor in Lincoln Memorial University’s Doctor of Education program. Before earning his EdD at LMU, he served as a science instructor, STEM coordinator, and assistant principal at LMU’s college preparatory school, the J. Frank White Academy. His research interests include STEM education, K-12 education, private education, educational technology, and educational leadership. He resides in Middlesboro, KY with his wife, Katie, and son, Eli.


 

Please see our Scholarly Activity Page for more information concerning presentations and publications from our faculty.