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Faculty and Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Larry Goins (2013), Chair, Department of Nursing; Director, Professional Nursing Studies; Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., Tennessee Technological University; M.S.N., Andrews University; Ed.D., Argosy University; R.N. Diploma, Baroness Erlanger Hospital School of Nursing; N.E.-B.C., G.C.N.S.-B.C., A.C.N.S.-B.C. Office: N-128; Phone: (910) 630-7063; E-Mail:

Dr. Marcella Atwater (2014), Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University; M.S.N., Hampton University; M.A., North Carolina Central University; Ph.D., Capella University. Office: N-130; Phone: (910) 480-8425; E-Mail:

Dr. Shelley Barry (2012) Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S., University of Alberta; B.S.N., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S.N., George Washington University; D.N.P., University of South Alabama; APRN, FNP-C. Office: N-131; Phone: (910) 480-8448; E-Mail:

Ms. Cheryl Bearringer (2012), Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., Spring Arbor University; M.S.N., George Washington University. Office: N-132; Phone: (910) 480-8449; E-Mail:
Ms. Sharry Malpass (2014), Instructor of Nursing; B.S.N., Lees McRae College; M.S.N., East Carolina University; R.N. Office: N-118; Phone: (910) 480-8464; E-Mail:
Ms. Shannon Matthews (2013), Instructor of Nursing and Simulation Director; B.S.N., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S.N., East Carolina University. Office: N-130; Phone: (910) 480-8479; E-Mail:

Mr. Jake M. Terry, Jr. (2014), Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., M.S., M.S.N., University of Tennessee at Knoxville; M.A., Tusculum College. Office: N-129; Phone: (910) 480-8403; E-Mail:

Professor Terry is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Administrative Staff

Ms. Jennifer Caviness, Nursing Office Manager; B.S., Methodist University. Office: N-127; Phone: (910) 630-7578; Fax: (910) 630-7006; E-Mail:

Ms. Nancy Grimes, Administrative Assistant; B.S., Middle Tennessee State University. Office: N-101; Phone: (910) 480-8428; Fax: (910) 630-7006; E-Mail:

Adjunct Faculty

Ms. Hope J. Beatty-Ellis, MSN, RN-CNM
Adjunct Nursing Instructor

Ms. Susan W. Bowers, MSN, RN-BC
Adjunct Nursing Instructor

Ms. Elyse Carreno, BSN, RN
Adjunct Nursing Instructor

Mr. Jarold T. Johnston, Jr.
Adjunct Nursing Instructor

Ms. Diana M. Shipp
Adjunct Nursing Instructor

Ms. Jennifer M. Skane, BSN, RN
Adjunct Nursing Instructor

Professor Skane is currently pursuing her MSN at the University of Alabama.