MMI employs highly qualified faculty who are dedicated to the success of their students.  Eighty percent of the faculty members are full-time, and out of 26 faculty, 11 have terminal degrees.


Eric Allison

Computer Science Instructor (Adjunct)

B.S., Jacksonville State University

M.S., Nova Southeastern University


Joyce Allison

Developmental Math & SAT/ACT Prep Instructor

B.A., Western Kentucky University


Jason Aylward 

Director of Performing Arts

B.M.  Concordia College

M.M. Central Michigan University

M.M. Central Michigan University

D.M.A. (ABD) Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University


Kenneth R. Berry 

Chemistry Instructor

B.S. Furman University

M.S. Furman University


Kirtley Brown

Criminal Justice Instructor

B.S., University of Alabama

J.D., University of Alabama


LaJaycee Brown

Business Instructor (Adjunct)

B.S., Wayne State University

MBA, Strayer University


Mrs. Beatriz Castro-Nail

Spanish & Humanities Instructor

B.A., Universidad del Quindio, Colombia

MATL, University of Southern Mississippi


Ms. Brenda Cook

Director, Counseling

B.S., Judson College

M.S., Troy University


Ms. Courtney Deason 

English Instructor

B.S., Judson College

M.Ed., University of West Alabama 


Dr. Mark Doyle

Department Chair, Humanities and English Instructor

B.S., Virginia Military Institute

M.B.A., The College of William and Mary

M.A., The College of Saint Rose

Ph.D., Indiana University


CAPT R. Todd Gatlin, USCG

Mathematics Instructor

B.S., Troy State University

M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Ms. Mariah Hodge

Biology Instructor

B.S. Mississippi State University

M.S. Mississippi State University


Carol Hughes

Chemistry Lab and Library Assistant

B.S., Judson College

M.Ed., University of Montevallo


David P. Ivey

Chief Academic Officer, Sociology Instructor

A.A., Marion Military Institute

B.S., Judson College

M.S., University of West Alabama


Ms. Gabriel L. Johnson

English Instructor

B.A., Judson College

M.A., The University of Texas at Tyler


Mrs. Camie Jones

Coordinator, Developmental Education

B.S., Auburn University

M.Ed., Troy University


Patrick McCormick

Mathematics Instructor

B.S. Marietta College

B.S. Marietta College

M.S. Ohio University


LCDR Curtis Meisenheimer, USN (Ret)

Physics Instructor

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

M.S., Naval Postgraduate School


Mrs. Eva Painter

Director of Academic Success Center, Adjunct Professor for Public Speaking

B.A. University of Georgia

M.A. University of Alabama


Ms. Nichole Peacock

English Instructor

B.A., Huntingdon College

M.A., University of Montevallo


Mrs. Ashley Plummer

Director of Library Services

B.A., Judson College

M.A. University of Montevallo

M.A. University of West Alabama


Mrs. Joy K. Roche

Biology Instructor

B.S., Towson State University

M.S., Towson State University


Dr. Rankin Sherling

History Instructor

B.A., University of Mississippi

M.A., University of Mississippi

Ph.D., Queen’s University


Dr. David Spewak

Philosophy Instructor

B.A. University of Valley Forge

M. Phil. University of Glasgow

M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara


LTC Jody Spinks, USAR   

Adjunct Religion Instructor

B.S., University of Montevallo 

M.A., Liberty University 


Mr. Brett Stiefel

Math Instructor

B.S. University of Montevallo

M.S. University of Alabama at Birmingham 


Mrs. Jillian Stone

Academic Success Specialist, Adjunct Psychology Instructor

B.S., Troy University

M.S., Troy University


MAJ Brant Thomason

Department Chair, History and Social Science, History Instructor

B.S., University of Montevallo

M.A., University of Alabama

M.Ed., University of Georgia


Buffy Walters

Art Instructor

B.A., Auburn University

M.F.A., University of Alabama


Dr. Xiaoli Yang

Mathematics Instructor

B.S., Yunnan Normal University, China

M.S., East China Normal University

Ph.D., University of Alabama