Faculty

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