While part-time and adjunct faculty make valuable contributions to the teaching at LMU, only full-time employees holding faculty rank in academic schools offering undergraduate degrees are listed below. The date following each name indicates the year of initial LMU faculty appointment.

Tammy Dean, 1988 
Professor of Nursing 
BSN, University of Tennessee-Knoxville 
MSN, University of Tennessee-Knoxville 
DNP, Samford University 

Leanna Ferguson, 2019 
Instructor of Nursing 
AS, Indian River Community College 
BSN (Nursing), Florida State University 
MA (Nursing), Concordia University - Wisconsin 

Tina Malone, 2019 
Assistant Professor 
ASN (Nursing), Manatee Community College 
BSN (Nursing), University of West Florida 
MSN (Nursing-FNP), University of South Florida 
DNP (Nursing), University of South Florida 

Kelly Nunn, 2013 
Chair BSN Program

Assistant Professor of Nursing 
ASN (Nursing), Lincoln Memorial University 
BSN (Nursing), Lincoln Memorial University 
MSN (Nursing-FNP), Lincoln Memorial University 
DNP (Nursing), University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 

Sonja Noesen, 2018 
Instructor of Nursing 
Diploma (Nursing), St. Francis Hospital 
BA (Allied Health Care), National Louis University 
BSN (Nursing), The College of St. Scholastica 
MA (Health Information Management), 
MSN, Simmons College

Virginia O'Bourke, 2023
Instructor of Nursing
BSN (Nursing), East Tennessee State University
MSN (Nursing Education), East Tennessee State University

Teresa Ousley, 2023
Tampa Program Director and Instructor of Nursing
BSN (Nursing), Indiana Wesleyan University
MSN (Nursing Education), Indiana Wesleyan University

Amy Pettit

Assistant Dean Undergraduate Programs, Chair ASN Program

Assistant Professor of Nursing

BSN (Nursing), University of Tennessee Knoxville

MSN (Nursing), Vanderbilt

DNP Samford University


Carrie Skaggs, 2021 
Instructor of Nursing 
ASN, Harrisburg Area Community College 
BSN, Albright College 
MSN, Widener University 

Jonathan Smallwood, 2009 
BA, (American Studies), Lincoln Memorial University 
MA (Museum Studies), University of Oklahoma 
MBA (Management), Lincoln Memorial University 
EdS (Curriculum & Instruction), Lincoln Memorial University