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Division of Professional Studies

Fields of study in the Division of Professional Studies:

  • Business Administration
  • Economics*
  • Equine Studies
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Ed)
  • Sport Management
  • Social Work

*minor

Faculty in the Division of Professional Studies:

Nancy Brown, M.A. (Interdisciplinary Studies/Teacher Ed)
B.A., Tennessee Tech
M.A., East Tennessee State University
nancybrown@vic.edu

276-466-7894

Brenda G’Fellers, Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Studies/Teacher Ed)
B.S., East Tennessee State University
M.A., East Tennessee State University
Ed.D., East Tennessee State University
brendagfellers@vic.edu

276-466-7175

Jacob Haught, D.M.V. (Equine Studies)
D.V.M., University of Georgia

Jodi Helbert, M.S.W.(Social Work)
B.S.W., Virginia Intermont College
M.S.W., Radford University
Ph.D. (Candidate), Norfolk Stae University
jodihelbert@vic.edu
276-466-7989

David Hite, M.S.
(Business)
A.S., Northeast State Community College
B.S., University of Tennessee
M.S., University of Tennessee
davidhite@vic.edu

276-466-7943

Charlotte Hoover, MSW (Social Work)
B.A., Louisiana State Univeristy
M.A., Mc.Neese University
M.S.W., Louisiana State University
Ed.D. (Candidate), East Tennessee State University
charlottehover@vic.edu
276-466-7906

Heather McCloud, B.A., (Equine Studies)
B.A., Virginia Intermont College
heathermccloud@vic.edu

276-669-8398

Lisa Moosmueller-Terry, B.A.
(Equine Studies)
B.A., Virginia Intermont College
lisamoosmueller-terry@vic.edu

276-669-8398

Jerry Opp, M.S. (Business/Economics)
B.S., Geneva College
M.S., Florida State University
jerryopp@vic.edu

276-466-7984

Sharon Perot, Ed.D (Business)
B.A., Lake Forest College
M.B.A., DePaul University
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University
sharonperot@vic.edu
276-466-7153

E. Clorisa Phillips, Ph.D. (Public Service & Leadership)
B.A., College of William and Mary
M.Ed., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Virginia
clorisaphillips@vic.edu

276-466-7911

Joseph Shehigh, Ed.D. (Health/Physical Education)
A.S., Chowan College
B.S., University of Richmond
M.S., Eastern Kentucky University
Ed.D., Arizona State University
josephshehigh@vic.edu

276-466-7922

Anne Shumaker, Ph.D./M.S.S.W. (Political Science)
B.S., East Tennessee State University
M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee
Ph.D., University of Tennessee
anneshumaker@vic.edu
(276) 466-7160

Mary Lou Smith, M.A.
 (Physical Education)
A.A., Virginia Intermont College
B.S., East Tennessee State University
M.A., East Tennessee State University
marylousmith@vic.edu

276-466-7941

Alicia “Nikki” Stewart, M.A.
(Sport Management)
B.S., Virginia Intermont College
M.A., East Tennessee State University
aliciastewart@vic.edu

276-466-7995

Patty Graham-Theirs, Ph.D. (Equine Studies)
B.S., University of Massachusetts
M.S., University of Florida
Ph.D., Virginia Tech
pattythiers@vic.edu

276-669-8398

Minors

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Cultural Heritage Studies & Public Arts
  • English
  • Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning
  • Equine Studies
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Photography and Digital Imaging
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Theatre