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The NCU Team

Meet Our Team

Dr. Axely Congress


Dr. Mary Beth Finn

Vice-President, Provost

Dr. Tim Harrington

Academic Dean

Kristina Arcutt

Operations Director

Timberly Partlow

Marketing Director

Faleen Lobato

Marketing Assistant

Valerie Hernandez

Student Services Advisor

Megan Brennan


Randall Robbins

Data Analytics, Technical Support

Our Instructors

Rick Abshier


M.A.R. Theological Studies, Reformed
Theological Seminary
C.A.S. Business Education and
Administration Services, Northern Illinois
M.B.A. Marketing, Benedictine University
B.A. Political Science, Benedictine University

Dr Gwen Dooley


ABD Business Administration, Walden
EdD, Organizational Leadership, Nova
MPPA, Public Policy and Administration,
Jackson State University
BS, Office Administration, Jackson State

Dr. Oleg Maksimov


PhD, Chemistry, City University of New York
BS, Chemistry, City University of New York

Dr. Jill Legare


Ed.D Educational Leadership-Argosy University
MBA, Keller Graduate University
MA History, Claremont Graduate University
B.A. Journalism, Baylor University

Kris Sutton


MS, Management and Leadership, Western
Governors University
MBA, Management and Strategy, Western
Governors University
BS, Finance, Western Governors University

Dr. Darrien Bush


Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration, Walden University
MPA, Justice Administration, Columbus State University
BA, Criminal Justice, St. Leo University

Deryl E. Gulliford RRT, RCT, MHA, FAAMA, FACCA


Distinguished Faculty of the Year- Columbia Southern University
William Newcomer Healthcare Executive of the Year for the United
States Ashland University-Best Practices in Online TeachingCertificate
University of Cincinnati- Community Health Administration and PlanningMHA
Ohio State University- Allied Medicine (Summa Cum Laude with

Dr. Pamela Parkinson


Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Utah
MA, Clinical Psychology, counseling,
University of Minnesota (Thesis not
BS, History, Political Science, Weber State

Tina Miller


Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, National University
BS in Middle Childhood Education with Concentration in Language Arts and Mathematics,
Cleveland State University
Slippery Rock University – studied English Literature, communications, and journalism

James Monroe


Instructor of the Year- Indiana Business College
2003, 2005 Master Instructor for Microsoft Word
Core Certification MBA- Anderson University
B.S. Accounting- Indiana University

Ronda Jantz


Ph.D. candidate, International Business, University of Southern Mississippi
MS, Economics, Oklahoma State University
BS, Milling Science and Management, Kansas State University

Jordan Hudgens

Computer Science Curriculum Developer

Ph.D. in progress, Computer Science, Texas Tech University
BS, Computer Science, Grantham University

Kartessa Bell


PhD (ABD), Organization and Management, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
PhD, Organizational Leadership, Northcentral University, San Diego, CA (currently enrolled)
MS, Communication, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
BA, English and History, Belhaven University, Jackson, MS

Dr. Joseph Bocchi


Doctor of Arts (1985) SUNY, Albany: English – Professional Writing and Pedagogy.
Master of Arts (1981) SUNY Albany: English.
Bachelor of Arts (1975) State University College, Oneonta: Language Arts-Literature

Dr. Lynn Soots


PhD, Education Psychology, Capella University
MEd, Counseling and Personnel Services, University of Maryland
BA, Management, University of Maryland
BA, Human Resources, Park University