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									                                   Campbell University

  Department of History, Criminal Justice and Political Science

 We want to tell you a few of the more important facts about our programs, students, and faculty. If
you have questions, we hope that you will write or call, or see one of the faculty advisors (see the last
page of this document for our department's address, e-mail, and phone information).

                            WHY CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY?

For those hoping to enter law school, Campbell is one of the few schools to offer a focused and
integrated Pre-Law program design to help students both gain admission to law school and do well
once they are there. Of those who have attended Campbell's own law school, almost 100% have passed
the bar examination upon graduation, and many have stayed at or near the top of their class.

The Department's program in Public Administration is one of the few undergraduate majors in the
region to offer that focus. This concentration, combined with a strong commitment to internships,
helps Campbell graduates land excellent public service jobs.

The teaching profession offers great opportunities for “molding the future” in both secular and
religious environments. The Department's programs for secondary social studies teacher candidates
combine a degree in History or Social Science with Teacher Licensure and access to one of our
nation's most important careers. For those who do not wish to teach, career opportunities in public
history, which entails museum and historical site projects, are viable alternatives.

No other institution in eastern North Carolina has a Criminal Justice Administration major like
Campbell's. Graduates will obtain the knowledge and tools they need to land positions in Law
Enforcement, Crime Solving, Crime Prevention, Interdiction and Intervention, Educational Programs,
Court Systems, Prison Administration, Security Agencies, Drug Enforcement, Technical Analysis,
State and Federal Investigative Agencies, Counseling Programs, and Graduate Education. Campbell is
also located only forty-five minutes from the resources of the North Carolina Justice Academy in

Elective courses included in most of our majors also provide ample opportunity to pursue a minor in
some other field of study. One of the more popular minors is Business Administration, which can be
completed by adding to the two economics and mathematics courses required of most department
majors another five courses in accounting and management. A recent national study recommended
such a combination of a liberal arts degree and a business minor for all students considering a career
in the corporate world, and one past dean of the University of North Carolina graduate school of
business, a former IBM vice-president, recently recommended the liberal arts degree as the best
degree for those hoping to pursue a career in business.

Campbell and the Department of History, Criminal Justice and Political Science maintain a Christian
purpose. Unlike secular institutions which often neglect the opportunity to teach a comprehensive
view of academic relevance to the "real world," we pride ourselves on emphasizing a wide teaching
perspective instead of a narrow, preconditioned approach to a student's understanding; we are intent
on preparing individuals for important roles in society.

MAJORS: The Department offers two degrees in four different majors.

    Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science, History, or Criminal Justice Administration.
    Bachelor of Science with a major in Social Science and a concentration either in Political
     Science, History, Criminal Justice Administration or Homeland Security.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: In addition to the four majors, students may concentrate their efforts in
   one of several special programs for students with specific career goals:

1.   Majors in either Political Science or History may pursue the Pre-Law program which supplements
     either program with courses in Constitutional Law, British and American History, U.S. Political
     Science, logic, public speaking, business, psychology, economics, and quantitative methods. The
     result of the program is a transcript that looks attractive to law school admissions officers and
     more importantly, the development of the reasoning, communication, and study skills essential
     for success in law school and the legal profession.

2.   The Public Administration program supplements a Political Science major with courses in
     organizational, financial, and personnel management; it also includes classes in economics, public
     relations, and speech plus a government internship. The concentration is open to all Political
     Science majors. Those completing the program are excellent candidates for our nation's public
     service jobs, and such individuals also possess the reasoning ability and communication skills
     highly desired by both business corporations and non-profit organizations.

3.   The International Studies program can be entered through a major in Political Science or History
     which is supplemented with courses in comparative government, area studies, international policy
     making, foreign languages, and multinational economics. This variant of the Political Science or
     History major would be very suitable for someone hoping to enter the foreign service or one of
     the federal intelligence agencies. The concentration would also be appropriate for individuals
     seeking a career in journalism or employment with a company that does business abroad.
     International Studies majors are encouraged to broaden their horizons through interning in
     foreign countries; our department majors have been able to spend a semester in such locations as
     Egypt, Great Britain, Italy, and Spain. Campbell recently inaugurated a Study Abroad program
     and students have participated in summer trips to Costa Rica, Germany, Great Britain and Italy.

4.    History and Social Science majors can also pursue Social Studies Teacher Licensure, a program
     which combines with the major all the education courses and student teaching required for high
     school licensure in North Carolina. Campbell‟s School of Education is accredited by the National
     Council on Teacher Education, and if you are planning to teach outside North Carolina, 36 states,
     including all on the East Coast plus the District of Columbia, have reciprocal contracts with North
     Carolina‟s Department of Public Instruction for accepting our licensure standards.

5.   The Department provides a four-year program in Criminal Justice Administration which leads to
     a Bachelor of Arts in that field. This course of study is suggested for individuals interested in any
     aspect of the criminal justice system (police, courts, or corrections) and is especially helpful for
     those wishing to go on to law or graduate school. The course of study includes such classes as
     criminology, criminal law, justice administration, theories of justice, criminal investigations,
     forensics, and terrorism. The Department has recently inaugurated a Homeland Security
     concentration under the auspices of both Criminal Justice and Social Science majors.

INTERNSHIPS: The department's internships, which are open to all its majors, constitute one of its
   special features. With the state capital, several county seats, and many small towns within an hour
   drive of the campus, interns continue their studies at Campbell while working for one of a wide
   variety of public officials or governmental bodies including city managers, county commissioners,
   district attorneys, state senators, and more. Many students complete summer internship in places
   as a law office near their hometown, a state museum or historic site, or in the Washington office
   of a member of Congress.

    For those wishing to spend a semester outside North Carolina, Campbell's Washington-based
    American Studies Program offers four months in our nation's capital. During that period interns
    take four seminar courses stressing various aspects of domestic and foreign policy and gain first-
    hand experience of Government by working as an aide to a member of Congress, doing research
    in a think tank (e.g., Institute for International and Strategic Studies, Heritage Foundation), or
    serving in one of the agencies of the federal government.

CAREERS: The largest group of the Department's majors go immediately to graduate school,
   frequently law school. Some begin graduate studies in Political Science or History. The next
   largest group enters government service, usually as secondary-school social studies teachers or as
   administrators with a local or state agency. Most of the remaining graduates find positions in
   business ranging from banking to real estate. Typically, several become army officers as a result
   of completing Campbell's nationally ranked ROTC program, and a few students have also
   attended seminary.

ACTIVITIES: The Department's activities constitute one of its most attractive features. For the last
   ten plus years Campbell has often received the “Best Small School Delegation” award at the
   annual session of the North Carolina Student Legislature. Our delegations have also won
   accolades for Best Bill and Best Speaker in the House of Representatives. The Mock Trials
   Team has competed successfully at the University of Maryland, Furman University (South
   Carolina), Hamline University (Minnesota), Howard University, Eastern Kentucky University,
   College of Charleston (2006 Champions), University of South Carolina-Upstate, and Stetson
   University Law School (Florida). We have also held regional Mock Trials tournaments at
   Campbell. The Model United Nations has competed in New York City. Our Pi Gamma Mu
   (Social Sciences Honor Society) chapter has won grants as well as national recognition for the
   strength of its programs, and we have chapters of Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society) and
   Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society). Our majors frequently lead the campus
   College Democrats and the College Republicans, and always hold significant positions in Student
   Government. In 2007, Campbell inaugurated a Pre-Law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law
   Fraternity (actually co-ed), a national organization with many distinguished attorneys in its ranks.

FACULTY: The Department's faculty constitute a diverse and well-qualified group of individuals. All
   of our full-time Political Science and Criminal Justice faculty have a Ph.D. in their field, and they
   have earned advanced degrees from the following institutions: Duke University, Old Dominion
   University, Syracuse University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of
   South Carolina, University of Southern California, University of Vermont and Campbell‟s
   Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. Most have written articles in major journals and/or

    have published books. The Department's full-time History faculty are a diverse group with
    advanced degrees from Duke, East Carolina University, Emory University, University of
    Alabama and the University of South Carolina. All have Ph.D.s and acquired teaching
    experience at a variety of institutions.

    The members of the faculty have a deep interest in each student. They come to know their
    advisees well, and they give careful attention to academic needs. Unlike many large universities, at
    Campbell you learn from your professors, not graduate assistants. Classes are relatively small
    (the capstone seminars generally have no more than fifteen members), and professors are
    available for consultation and assistance.


Whether you are anticipating a career in law, business, government, international studies, journalism,
education, armed forces, or the ministry, the time to prepare is now. If you are a high school
sophomore or junior, take as many courses as possible in English, foreign language, Political Science,
history, mathematics, and natural science. If you are a senior, spend some time reviewing what you've
learned during your academic career. If you are transferring to us from another institution or
department, see one of our faculty for advice. The Department of History, Criminal Justice and
Political Science prides itself on offering some of Campbell University's most challenging programs,
and our majors are respected on campus and in the community. Good preparation and motivation
will result in success!

                                      MEET OUR FACULTY


CATHERINE B. COWLING, Instructor of Criminal Justice, has been at Campbell as a full time
faculty member since August 2003. She has served as Interim Director of Criminal Justice since 2008.
 Before joining our department, Ms. Cowling served as a domestic violence attorney for Cumberland
County Legal Aid for three years and as an adjunct professor of criminal law and mock trial coach to
criminal justice majors at Campbell. She also served as a child support attorney for the Moore County
Child Support Enforcement Agency, a law clerk for East Central Community Legal Services, and as a
sixth-grade grade teacher at Dunn (North Carolina) Middle School. A three-time Campbell alumna,
she received a Bachelor of Science in Social Science in 1993, a Master of Education in 1996, and a
Juris Doctorate from Campbell‟s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in 1999. In 2003, she was
presented with the Campbell University Department of Government History and Justice Distinguished
History Alumna award. She is currently pursuing a PHD in criminology and criminal justice at Old
Dominion University. Her primary research interest is in the area of domestic violence. She teaches
criminal law, criminal procedure, court systems and ethics. Ms. Cowling, a Southern Pines, North
Carolina, native, is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Sociological
Society, the Southern Sociological Society, the Southern Criminal Justice Association, and the North
Carolina Criminal Justice Association. She is also a member of the North Carolina State Bar and the
bar for the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. She and her
adopted daughter, Elizabeth Laura live in the Buies Creek area and are members of Divine Street
United Methodist Church.

DAVID H GRAY, Visiting Professor of Criminal Justice, has been at Campbell since August
2011. He is a native of California and completed his undergraduate work at Brigham Young
University and holds a doctorate from the University of Southern California. A retired U.S. Air
Force officer, Dr. Gray is also a former Foreign Service/Central Intelligence Agency officer and
program director. He has extensive experience in the national and international security and
intelligence communities and has completed assignments for the United States Departments of
Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Justice, and State, as well as, the United Nations, the
Congress and the National Intelligence Council. He also served in a number of overseas
assignments in various parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and has worked with
many defense, corporate, law enforcement, security and intelligence organizations and services
worldwide. Specializing in International, National, and Homeland Security affairs, his expertise
includes U.S. and international security and strategic studies; current global security issues; U.S.
foreign and national security policy formulation and strategy; globalization and international
security; political violence and insurgency; international terrorism; and international weapons

LLOYD JOHNSON, Professor of History and Director of Historical Studies, has been at Campbell
since August 1991. A North Carolina native, he earned a B.A. in History from Campbell and also
received a M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from the University. He earned a Master of Arts in
History from East Carolina University and received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in

1995. He has a specialty in United States History with a concentration in Colonial America; his
research interests include African-American and religion in colonial America. In the summer of 1998,
he was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the University of Virginia. Dr. Johnson
teaches Western Civilization, United States History, Colonial America, the Old South, and the New
South, and the African Area Study. He has published The Frontier in the Colonial South: South
Carolina Backcountry, 1736-1800 (1997). This book is listed in The Best Books for Academic
Libraries (2002). Altogether Professor Johnson has produced seventeen book reviews and over 70
encyclopedia articles in various publications. Dr. Johnson co- advises the College Democrats and also
co-advises the Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the International Honor Society in
History. He is also the advisor for Pi Gamma Mu. He is a member of Erwin First Baptist Church, and
he is involved in many civic and community activities. He is a member of several historical societies on
the national and state level. He is currently researching a community study of Cumberland County,
North Carolina during the period 1750-1850.

JAMES I. MARTIN, SR., Professor of History and Chair of the Department, has been at Campbell
since August 1991. He is a native of Pennsylvania and completed his B.A. degree (cum laude) at Duke
University. He also holds an M.A. from East Carolina University and a Ph.D. from Emory University
in Atlanta. Before coming to Campbell, Dr. Martin was employed as a social studies teacher and
coach at James Kenan High School (Warsaw, North Carolina) and also served as an adjunct at Mount
Olive and Sampson Community Colleges. In addition to Western Civilization, he has taught courses
dealing with East Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Modern Germany, South Asia
and Southeast Asia. His research interests include social studies teaching and ethnohistory, particularly
the Jewish community of North Carolina. Dr. Martin and Dr. Johnson serve as co-advisors for the
Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honor Society. Professor
Martin attends Angier United Methodist Church; he and his wife Linda have one son.

BRUCE G. MCNAIR, Associate Professor of History, has been at Campbell since August 1993. A
native of Ohio, Dr. McNair earned his B.A. degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from Purdue University
(Indiana) and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University. Before coming to Campbell, he
taught history at St. Augustine's College in Raleigh and worked in computer programming and
architectural drafting for a computer firm in Durham, North Carolina. At Campbell, Professor
McNair teaches courses in Western Civilization, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Renaissance and
Reformation, Early Modern Europe, England and Modern Europe. Dr. McNair has studied Latin,
Italian, French, and German, and his research interests concern the intellectual traditions of the Italian
Renaissance. He and his wife Barbara attend Fuquay Presbyterian Church and are the parents of a
son and daughter.

SALVATORE MERCOGLIANO, Assistant Professor of History, has been at Campbell since
2001 as a part-time and now full-time instructor. He earned his B.S. in Marine Transportation
from the State University of New York Maritime College, his M.A. in Maritime History and
Nautical Archaeology from East Carolina University and his Ph.D. in Military and Naval History at
the University of Alabama. He has a forthcoming publication “Sealift: The Evolution of
American Military Sea Transportation,” and a volume in the Naval Historical Foundation's series
about the Vietnam War. Professor Mercogliano has produced articles and reviews for Sea
History, Parameters, The Nautical Research Journal, Northern Mariner, and the Journal of

Military History. In 2006, Professor Mercogliano taught at the United States Military Academy
(West Point), where he filled in for an officer deployed to Iraq. At Campbell he offers courses in
Western Civilization and United States History. Before coming to Campbell full-time, Dr.
Mercogliano taught full-time at Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, and also served
as a lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also works as an adjunct
professor in Maritime Industry Policy at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Dr.
Mercogliano and his wife Kathy, a Campbell law alumna, have one son.

JOHN C. MERO, Assistant Professor of Political Science, came to Campbell in August 2008. He
grew up in a small paper-mill town in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. Professor Mero
holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and an M.A. from the University of
Vermont. He completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at Syracuse University‟s Maxwell School of
Citizenship and Public Affairs. His fields of study are American governmental institutions and public
administration. Throughout his career, Dr. Mero has blended these two interests in academia and the
private sector. After earning his M.A., he worked as a survey associate conducting social policy
research at Mathematica Policy Research in Princeton, New Jersey. More recently, he was a research
associate at the Center for Community Alternatives, a non-profit agency in Syracuse focused on finding
alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders. Dr. Mero spent extensive time in Bolivia
conducting field research for his master‟s thesis on state policies promoting the eradication of Chagas‟
disease. He spent time in Chile in the early 1990s and witnessed the transition of power from General
Pinochet to Patricio Aylwin and his democratic coalition government. Other research brought him to
Peru, Argentina, and Mexico. Before joining Campbell, Dr. Mero served as a Visiting Professor of
Political Science at High Point University and taught summer classes at Guilford College. He teaches
American National Government, State and Local Government, Organizational Theory, Public
Administration, and Public Policy.

DONALD N. SCHROEDER, Associate Professor of Political Science, has been at Campbell since
1978. A native of Illinois, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago
Circle and received the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Political Science from
Duke University. Before coming to Campbell, Dr. Schroeder taught at Louisiana State University, St.
Xavier College (Chicago), Oakton Community College (Illinois), and Lamar University (Texas).
Professor Schroeder's primary fields of interest are political philosophy (particularly those of Aristotle
and John Rawls) and constitutional law. During his tenure at Campbell he has taught American
National Government, Ancient Political Thought, Medieval Political Thought, Modern European
Political Thought, American Political Thought, Constitutional Development, and Constitutional Law.
He is presently working on articles dealing with Aristotle's political philosophy. Dr. Schroeder serves
as advisor to the Campbell chapters of the North Carolina Student Legislature and College
Republicans. He is also a gourmet chef.

JACLYN STANKE, Associate Professor of History, came to Campbell in 1999. Dr. Stanke is a Phi
Beta Kappa graduate of Washington State University, where she earned B.A. degees in both Political
Science and Foreign Languages and Literatures (Russian). She holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in
History from Emory University. Before coming to Campbell, Professor Stanke taught at Emory and
Carroll College (Waukesha, Wisconsin). At Campbell she teaches introductory classes in Western
Civilization and American history, and upper-division courses in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century

United States History, American Foreign Policy, and Eastern European/Russian History. She also
offers graduate courses in American and European history. Her research interests include: US-Soviet
relations during the Cold War, Popular Culture and the Cold War, and oral history. Dr. Stanke
attends St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Fuquay-Varina.

DAVID W. THORNTON, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Political Science
Studies, has been at Campbell since August 1994. He was born in Texas and grew up in Chapel Hill,
North Carolina. Dr. Thornton holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of South Carolina.
 Before embarking on his graduate career, Professor Thornton was involved in the business world; his
book Airbus Industrie: The Politics of an International Industrial Collaboration (1995) reflects his
interests in both economics and world affairs. Dr. Thornton presently teaches American National
Government, Comparative Government, International Relations, Economic History, and Foreign
Policy; he also advises the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society and the Campbell
delegation of the Model United Nations. He presently resides near Willow Springs, North Carolina,
with his wife Diane, son, and daughter.

CATHY MERCADO, our Administrative Assistant, joined the department in April 2011. She was
born in Hamlet, North Carolina and presently lives in Coats, North Carolina. She has operated a
business with her husband, and worked as administrative assistant at First Presbyterian Church in
Dunn. In her nineteen years at Campbell University, Cathy held positions at Photo Graphics and
Enrollment Management and Marketing. She is also a real estate agent with ERA Strother Real Estate.
She is married to J.T. Mercado and they are the parents of a daughter, Amy, and three sons, Bucky,
Paul and Clayton. She has one granddaughter named Abbey. Her daughter, Amy, graduated from
Campbell in 2007 and 2009. Her daughter in-law, Barbara, graduated in 2005.


ROBERT BIDWELL, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, holds a B.S. from Campbell ,
an M.S. from The George Washington University and a Fellowship in Forensic Medicine from the
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the
Mumford Institute of Polygraphy. He is a retired Army CID Special Agent, police chief and deputy

JENNIFER DAVIS-DOYLE, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, holds a B.A. from Meredith
College and an M.A. from North Carolina State University. She is a licensed secondary teacher who is
pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (History Concentration) at N.C. State.

KENDRA ERICKSON, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, holds a B.A. from Campbell
University in English and an M.A. from North Carolina State University in Public History. Born in
Texas and raised in North Carolina, her research interests include U.S. Southern history, Civil Rights
in U.S. Memory, and international funerary customs and memorialization.

THOMAS LLOYD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Geography, has taught at Campbell since 1991.
He is Director of Planning and Inspection for Cumberland County, North Carolina, and holds a

Master of Arts degree in Geography from Appalachian State University.

PHILLIP L. MELVIN, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, is an Asian area specialist who is
currently teaching at Campbell as an adjunct. Prior to coming to Campbell in February 1982, he
retired from the United States Air Force with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after 23 years service
as a pilot, operations officer, flight safety officer and intelligence officer. He held the position of
dean of students at Campbell for 18½ years prior to retiring in 2000. Colonel Melvin‟s educational
background includes a B.A. from the University of Maryland in History and M.A. in Asian Studies
from Florida State University plus numerous service schools. While on active duty in the Air
Force, he spent six years in Japan, one year each in Thailand and Vietnam and traveled extensively
throughout East and Southeast Asia. His assignments included serving in special operations and as
commander of an intelligence operations unit.

DENNIS NATHANIEL, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Geography, has taught at Campbell since
1993. He holds a B.A. in Geography from India's Agra University and an M.A. in the same discipline
from Allahabad University. He is a full-time professor at Fayetteville State University.

JENNIFER ZEMA PITTMAN, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, holds a BS (2006) and
Masters (2009) in Secondary Social Science Education from Campbell University. She also received
National Board Certification in 2010. She has taught at Triton High School (Erwin, NC) since 2006,
where she also served as the Social Studies Department Chair and AIG (Academically/Intellectually
Gifted) Coordinator. She married JEREMY PITTMAN, a Criminal Justice graduate from our
department, in 2007, and has two young children.

MICHAEL SLATTERY, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science, is a retired Naval Officer
who has taught Political Science and History courses at Campbell University since 1995. He earned
his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, and holds a
Master of Arts degree in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of South
Florida. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and the National
War College of the National Defense University, Washington, DC. Captain Slattery has been featured
in various books on military history including: SEALS in Vietnam by Eric Micheletti and The History
of the U.S. Navy SEALs by David Jordan. He also participated in the production of a documentary
video entitled Prepared to Serve, the U.S. Naval Academy during the Vietnam War. This award
winning video outlined the combat experiences of Naval Academy graduates during the Vietnam War.
 The article that he co-authored with an Academy classmate for the U.S. Naval Institute‟s Proceedings
describing the role of Navy SEALs during an attempted top secret rescue of two escaping American
POWs from North Vietnam was instrumental in the formal recognition of those SEALs for heroism
by the Secretary of the Navy after more than three decades of secrecy. His related article paying
tribute to his Naval Academy classmate and SEAL Teammate who led and was killed during the
mission was cited in remarks during the award ceremony in which the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff presented the Bronze Star with Combat “V” Distinguishing Device to the surviving family
members. The event was covered by several national and local news media, including the Washington
Post. Professor Slattery teaches National Government, American Military History, The Political and
Military History of the Cold War and the Vietnam War.

KAREN G. WOOD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, has been at Campbell since
2000. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State
University (1996), and holds a Master of Criminal Justice Degree from the University of South
Carolina (1998). She holds the position as Deputy Director for the NC Conference of District
Attorneys. The NC Conference of District Attorneys is a state agency comprised of the 44 Elected
District Attorneys across the state. She has taught the following courses for Campbell University
over the last 11 years: Ethics in Government, Victimology, and Youth at Risk.

                          MEET OUR DEPARTMENTAL ALUMNI

CHAD ABOUD (B.A. ‟06) graduated with honors from Campbell as a Government major with a
Business Administration minor. He was captain of the men‟s soccer team, and since graduating
from Campbell, has furthered his education at the Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich
School of Business in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He will be graduating with both his JD and MBA
degrees in May 2010 and will commence as a lawyer at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, a major
corporate law firm located downtown Toronto, in August. Chad spent his time at Osgoode and
Schulich heavily involved in student organizations. He acted as President of the JD/MBA
Students‟ Association, founded a mediation clinic at the law school, worked on disaster legislation
in the Philippines and founded the Osgoode Community Outreach Club, which offers academic,
employment and social opportunities to those in need. In his own words, “the education
Campbell provided has proven to be sound fundamental training. The tools that were gained from
caring professors and intimate class sizes, built relationships with professors, teammates and
colleagues which continue strong to this day.”

NORRIS ADAMS, II (B.A.‟01) graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law and is now
employed by Essex Richards, a law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is married to JULIE KERR
ADAMS (B.A. ‟01), also a Wake Forest Law School alum. She practices with Littler, Mendelson in

PEPE AGUILAR (B.A. ‟03) has been employed as a police officer by the City of Dunn, North

JESSICA ARCHER (B.A. ‟10) is a second year student at Campbell‟s Norman Adrian Wiggins
School of Law.

DUSTIN BAKER (B.A. ‟97) has been employed as a social studies teacher in both public and private
school settings. He presently teaches at Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and was
our department‟s 2008 Distinguished History Alumnus Award recipient.

BOB BARKER (B.A. ‟65) is a very successful entrepreneur in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. He
was our 2004 Distinguished History Alumnus.

BRIAN BARNES (B.A. ‟10) graduated Cum Laude from Campbell as a Government major with
a concentration in Public Administration / Public Policy. During his time at Campbell he served as
a Firefighter / EMT with Buies Creek Fire & Rescue working up to the rank of Lieutenant. Barnes

is now employed with the North Carolina Department of Crime Control & Public Safety‟s Division
of Emergency Management. He serves the state in the Planning Section as the Risk Management
Program Coordinator. He has completed an M.S. degree in Safety, Security, & Emergency
Management from Eastern Kentucky University.

JOHN ASHLEY BARNES (B.A. ‟00) earned a full scholarship to North Carolina State University‟s
Ph.D. program in Public Administration. In 2002, he completed a Master of Public Administration
degree at UNC-Chapel Hill, and is now employed by Arlington County, Virginia.

BRANDY BERRY MILAZZO (B.A. ‟97) graduated from the University of South Carolina with
degrees in law and international business. She is employed as an attorney by McGuire Woods in
Charlotte, North Carolina. Brandy was our 2006 Distinguished Government Alumna recipient.

DAVID BRAGDON (B.A. „99) is a 2002 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.
During his tenure at Campbell, David was the recipient of numerous accolades, including the $7000
Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship and Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award. He was employed by the
law firm of Burr and Forman in Birmingham, Alabama, and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Clarence Thomas. He is presently working as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern
District of North Carolina, and received our 2007 Distinguished Government Alumnus Award. He is
married to ELLEN WHITAKER BRAGDON (B.A. ‟01) who is an alumna of our department.
Ellen earned an M.A. in History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, along with top
honors from the History faculty. The couple has two sons, Seth and Evan.

HEWITT A. “BUDDY” BROWN, JR. (B.S. ‟66, Ed.S. ‟89) was employed as a teacher, coach and
principal in the Harnett and Cumberland County, North Carolina, public schools during the period
1966-2000. He is an avid historian with particular interests in North Carolina‟s Celtic heritage and the
War Between the States. His wife Brenda is a Campbell alumna. Buddy was the recipient of our
2007 Distinguished History Alumnus Award.

JONATHAN BUMGARNER (B.A. ‟00, J.D. „03) is employed by the Williams Mullen law firm in

TEDDY J. BYRD (B.S. ‟85) administers two Nationwide Insurance agencies in Harnett County. He
is a Colonel in the Army National Guard and chair of the Harnett County Board of Commissioners.
In 2001, he received the Department's Distinguished History Alumnus Award.

JULIA L. CAVA (B.A. ‟07) earned a Master of Business Administration from Methodist University in
May 2010. She currently works as Assistant to the Managing Director, Philanthropic Services at The
Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Pew, she worked as Scheduler for U.S.
Representative Bob Etheridge on Capitol Hill. She married Justin Lamb (B.A. ‟09) on May 29, 2011.

JOHN TIMOTHY COLLINS (B.A. „89) earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of
Virginia. He presently teaches Political Science in the Department of History and Political Science at
the University of North Alabama. In 2001, he received the Department's Distinguished Government
Alumnus Award.

KASEY COOK (B.A. '02) worked for the Ethics and Public Policy center in Washington, DC.

JOHN CROSMUN (B.A. ‟05) has completed a Master of Arts in History at the University of South
Carolina, and hopes to pursue doctoral work in the same field.

TOMMIE L. CULPEPPER, JR. (B.A. '90) was a chaplain with Athletes in Action, an outreach of
Campus Crusade for Christ, at the University of Dayton (Ohio). He later earned a Juris Doctorate
from the University of Dayton School of Law.

JAMES H. "JIM" CURRIN (B.S. '74, M.Ed. '88) teaches social studies at Triton High School in
Erwin, North Carolina. Jim has been very active in academic and community affairs; he has
supervised numerous student teachers and was voted Harnett County Teacher of the Year for 1992-
93. Jim served as Chairman of the Harnett County Board of Elections from 1990 through 1993 and is
presently on the Board. He is a deacon at the Summerville Presbyterian Church, and a member of
both the Boone Trail Ruritan Club, and Boone Trail Emergency Services Board of Directors. He
received our Distinguished Government Alumnus Award in 1995.

KENYA DAVIS-HAYES (B.A. ‟98, M.Ed. ‟00) earned a Ph.D. in American Studies at Purdue
University. She has taught United States History in China and at Campbell as an adjunct. A Los
Angeles native, she teaches at Pacific Baptist University in Riverside, California. Kenya was our 2005
Distinguished History Alumna. In 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed her to the
California Humanities Council.

KASSIE M. DENT (B.A. „07) graduated magna cum laude from Campbell with a B.A. in History.
Kassie attended Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio graduating cum laude in 2010.
During her time at Capital, Kassie was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Children
& Family Law Advocates Organization, the Capital University Law School Republicans, the Capital
University Equality Alliance, and earned an award for excellence in the area of Health Law. Kassie
interned for the Justice League of Ohio, a victim‟s rights advocacy group dedicated to the
protection of victims of violent crime, and worked for the Office of the General Counsel of
Nationwide Children‟s Hospital.

HENRY “HANK” DUNBAR (B.S. ‟81, J.D. ‟92) is a Vice-President in Trust at Branch Banking and
Trust in Raleigh, North Carolina. He formerly served as counsel for Campbell University. He
received our Distinguished Government Alumnus Award in 1999.

HUNT DUNLAP (B.A. '89) earned a Master of Library Science degree at the University of North
Carolina-Greensboro. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Hunt had this to say in correspondence:

"My B.A. in history prepared me well for graduate study. I continually look back to my time at
Campbell and am grateful for the professors who challenged me intellectually and who set high
standards....I have noticed in recent newsletters that professors have been presenting papers at national
and regional forums and have been publishing articles in journals. This is encouraging!"

Hunt is employed at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. He recently completed a book
entitled Open Source Datbase Driven Web Development: A Guide for Information Professionals.
The work includes a history of software development.

JEFFERSON CLAY "JEFF" EASLEY (B.A. '84) is a commercial banker. The recipient of our 1995
Distinguished History Alumnus Award, Jeff had the following to say about his degree:

"A successful banker today must have in-depth knowledge on a variety of subjects. Federal and state
regulatory agencies and laws affect all businesses but few more than banks. In order to make sound
decisions on a timely basis, bankers must be creative and insightful. The ability to transition from one
idea to the next is a must. My degree in History helps me to be versatile and open to new ideas and to
determine key issues quickly. Campbell's Department of Government and History is an excellent
place to obtain these important tools." Jeff is married and the father of two sons.

CHARLENE EDWARDS (B.A. '90, J.D. „93) practices law in Lillington, North Carolina. She is a
graduate of Campbell Law School and has helped advise the Campbell Mock Trials Organization.
She received our Distinguished Government Alumna Award in 1996.

DANIEL ENTZMINGER (B.A. ‟00, J.D. ‟03) is an attorney in Greenville, North Carolina, who in
2006 ran as a candidate for district court judge in Pitt County.

TRACY EFIRD (B.A. „02) earned a fellowship to pursue graduate work in History at the University of
North Carolina at Greensboro. During the summer of 2001, she interned at the North Carolina
Transportation Museum at Spencer, North Carolina.

JAMES FAULKNER (B.A. ‟04) earned an M.B.A. from Campbell and has begun a corporate finance
career in his native England.

JENNIFER FELTIS (B.A. ‟03, M.B.A. „04) is a research scientist with the New Jersey Department of
Environmental Protection‟s Office of Planning and Sustainable Communities. After completing her
Campbell education, Jennifer earned a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the Edward
J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in
2007. She presently resides in Princeton, New Jersey.

KATHRYN FLINCHUM (B.A. ‟07) graduated with her bachelor degree in government, with a minor
in business management, from Campbell University in 2007. After taking a year away from school to
pursue personal interests, Kathryn enrolled at North Carolina Central University School of Law.
Kathryn graduated from law school on May 14, 2011, sat for the July 2011 NC State Bar Exam, and
was sworn in to the practice of law on September 20, 2011. She now resides in her hometown of
Wadesboro, NC, and practices workers‟ compensation and personal injury law at the law offices of
Poisson, Poisson and Bower, PPLC.

SARAH FRANKS (B.A. ‟06) has completed a Master of Public Administration degree at East
Carolina University.

THOMAS FRITH (B.A. '94) has served as a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Marine
Corps; he was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

CLARISSA GALVIN (B.A. ‟06) completed her Juris Doctorate at Appalachian School of Law
(ASL) in Grundy, Virginia. She served on ASL‟s Moot Court Board and is a member of Phi Delta
Phi legal fraternity. She also won the "Angela Dales Spirit of ASL Award" for her first year class.
During the summer of 2007 Clarissa worked with Legal Aid of North Carolina.

JASON GREENAWALT (B.A. ‟03) works as a civilian employee for the Pentagon in
Washington, DC. He is pursuing at Master of Public Policy degree at George Washington
University. Jason was our 2006 Distinguished History Alumnus recipient.

MARIE HARE MOBLEY (B.A. „01, J.D. ‟05) is an attorney in Smithfield, North Carolina.

ANDREW LEWIS HARRIS (B.A. ‟10) graduated from Campbell University‟s history department
Graduated Cum Laude. Andrew is currently a senior project manager in the business development
department for Microbac Laboratories in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to this position Andrew worked
as the manager for the sales team with Valutex, Inc in Fuquay Varina, NC.

ANTHONY HARRINGTON (B.A.‟ 85) teaches history at Central Carolina Community College in
Sanford, North Carolina. He holds a Doctor of Education degree from North Carolina State
University and received the 1993 Distinguished History Alumnus Award.

BRIAN HAYES (B.A. ‟97, J.D. „99) is an attorney with the Ferguson, Scarbrough, Hayes, Hawkins
and DeMay firm in Concord, North Carolina.

STEPHANIE HAYES (B.A. ‟98) earned a master‟s degree in Environmental Law from Indiana

ELIZABETH HENDERSON (B.A. ‟06) is completing a joint Master of Public Administration/Juris
Doctor degree at Regent University. During the summer of 2009 she worked for Justice Edward
Brady of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

TED HENSON (B.S. ‟69, M.Ed. „80) has been employed as a teacher and administrator in a number
of North Carolina school districts; he has also served on the staff of the North Carolina Center for the
Advancement of Teaching in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Ted has received numerous teaching
accolades and in 2001 was awarded a Doctor of Education degree from Western Carolina University.
He was the recipient of our 1999 Distinguished History Alumnus Award.

DAVID HESSELMEYER (B.A. ‟02) has been employed as a Regional Emergency Management
Planner with the Public Health Regional Surveillance Team in Fayetteville N.C. since 2008. He
serves as a volunteer firefighter with Patetown Fire Department and EMT-Intermediate with Pitt
County EMS. He is also a contributing writer for the Carolina Fire Rescue Journal. David serves on
many local governmental boards including the Wayne County Local Emergency Planning Committee

and the Wayne Community College Criminal Justice/Emergency Preparedness Advisory Board.
David furthered his education at East Carolina University where he earned his MPA in 2004.

JODI HILDEBRAN (B.A. ‟05) graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University School of
Law. She is presently employed by Allman, Spry, Leggett and Crumpler in Winston-Salem, North

JEFF HOLMES (B.S. ‟93) worked for the Secret Service as a Special Agent in Washington, DC. He
now resides in Lexington, North Carolina.

JAMES HOPF (B.A. „83) is a prominent attorney in Greenville, North Carolina. He received the
2000 Distinguished Government Alumnus Award.

D. STEPHEN HOWELL (B.S.‟ 83. M. Ed. ‟05) is Field Representative with Congresswoman
Renee Ellmers, N.C.-2. Steve previously taught at Wayne Community and at Mount Olive College.

JEFFERY L. HUDSON (B.A. '92) is County Manager of Onslow County, North Carolina. He
received an M.A. in Public Administration from Webster University in December 2001.

JAMES “JIM” HUMPHREYS (B.A. '85) taught Government and History classes at Sampson
Community College in Clinton, North Carolina. He earned an M.A. at North Carolina State
University and taught at a number of high schools before moving on to the community college level.
Jim went on to complete a Ph.D. in History at Mississippi State University, and presently teaches
Southern history at Murray State University in Kentucky. He recently published a biography of
Southern historian Francis Butler Simkins. Jim received our Distinguished History Alumnus Award in

CARL IVARSSON (B.A. ‟83, J.D. „85) is an attorney in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was the
recipient of the 2003 Distinguished Government Alumnus Award.

PAUL IVEY (B.A. „96) graduated from Mercer University‟s Walter F. George School of Law and is
now the managing partner of the Columbus, Georgia, office of Hall, Booth, Smith and Slover.

KEVIN TODD JOHNSON (B.A. ‟86) was the curator of the Johnston County Museum in
Smithfield, North Carolina, and the author of the Picture Book of Johnston County. He was also a
contributing editor to Architecture in Wake County (1995). He received an M.A. in History from
North Carolina State University in 1991. Mr. Johnson was the recipient of the 2002 Distinguished
History Alumnus Award.

SAMUEL WESTON “WES” JOHNSON (B.A.‟ 01, J.D. ‟04) practices law in Elizabethtown, North

TRINITY KELLY (BA ‟03, MSA ‟07) is an assistant principal at Triton High School in Erwin NC.
She earned her undergraduate degree in History/Social Studies Education at Campbell as well as a
Master of School Administration. Trinity was our 2011 Distinguished History Alumna.

JUNG “JERRY” KIM (B.A. ‟99) earned an M.A. in Political Science at Western Michigan University
at Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee.

JASON KIMBLE (B.A. ‟01, J.D. „04) is an attorney with the Smith, Dickey, Dempster, Carpenter
and Harris firm in Sanford, North Carolina.

JUSTIN KIRKLAND (B.A. ‟03) pursued graduate studies in political science at Appalachian State
University (MA „07) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD „12). He has accepted a
position as an assistant professor of political science at the University of Houston beginning in August
of 2012.

MELISSA KNIGHT MATTHEWS (B.A. with teaching licensure „03) earned a M.A. in American
History from NC State University in 2011. She is teaching Social Studies for Alamance Burlington
Schools. From her experiences at Campbell she wrote “Those four years were some of the best years
of my life.. The professors were willing to work with me since I was practically a double major. My
education at Campbell prepared me for further historical research in graduate school and for the
classroom teaching I love.”

FRANKLIN F. "FRANK" LANIER (B.S. '72, J.D. „82) is a senior resident superior court judge for
District 11A (Harnett and Lee Counties) of North Carolina. A graduate of Campbell‟s law school,
Frank had the following to say about his undergraduate experience:

"I must give all credit for any of my success in life to Dr. Elmer Puryear, who, in Constitutional Law
awakened my interest in politics and government. He truly is the best instructor I have ever
encountered in my academic career."

DAVID LEWIS (B.A. „94) serves as a Representative for Harnett County in the North Carolina
General Assembly.

MICHAEL V. LITTLE (B.S. ’06) graduated with a Social Science-Government degree.
Formerly a District Representative for U.S. Congressman Bob Etheridge and field director for the
Congressman’s campaign, he now is a member on the staff of U.S. Congressman John Barrow in

ASHLEY LOCKHART (B.A. '10) graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Criminal Justice degree. She
is now employed with the North Carolina Correctional Institute for Women and will be attending
graduate school at the University of Colorado to get a Master's in Public Administration with a
concentration in Domestic Violence.

BRAD LONG (B.S. '80, J.D. „83) is a superior court judge in Asheboro, North Carolina. He received
our Distinguished Government Alumnus Award in 1993.

MARK G. MAYER (B.A. „92) earned a Master of Arts degree in History at North Carolina State
University. He completed a Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina and taught at Coastal Carolina

University in Conway. South Carolina.

CHARLES V. MCFADDEN (B.S. '68) has served as the Director of Management and Analysis
Appeals for the Internal Revenue Service; he lives in suburban Washington, DC. Charles had the
following to say about his Campbell experience:

"I have worked in the Federal Budget system for over 25 years and have been amazed by the high
number of History degrees in the field. My off the cuff analysis is that a History degree gives you a
good understanding of action/consequence and a wide view (big picture) background. My Campbell
degree has helped me in my chosen profession (although I still enjoy reading a history now and then)."

CHRISTINA MCKINNISH TOMLINSON (B.A. ‟10) is pursuing a Master's in History at the
University of Missouri-Kansas City, with a focus on Medieval Europe. Here‟s what Christina had to
say about her preparation at Campbell:

“As a grad student, I am definitely thankful now that I went to Campbell…. I am more than
 prepared    for    these    [graduate]     courses….I   think    that   small   class-size
 as an undergraduate, paired with professors that were willing to push my
 academic limits, has given me a great advantage here. I am holding my own in a
 class where I am the youngest and the only Master's candidate in the room; the
 others are accomplished 30 and 40 year-olds finishing their coursework for Ph.D.

JOSHUA MERGLER (B.A. ‟06) has completed a master‟s degree in Professional Arabic Studies at
the University of Maryland-College Park.

EMILY MORALES (B.A., '03) earned a master‟s degree at George Mason University in Fairfax,

WES MORRISON (B.S. '71) is employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Pittsburgh,

SUZANNE NELSON MATTHEWS (B.A. ‟02) is a 2005 graduate of Seton Hall University Law
School. She was Campbell‟s 2002 nominee for a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship and also
received the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award at her graduation. Suzanne works as an Assistant
District Attorney in Harnett County and received the Department‟s 2008 Distinguished Government
Alumna Award.

ALLEN NORFLEET (B.A. ‟05) completed an Master of Public Administration degree at Virginia
Tech in 2007. During his time at Virginia Tech, he was selected as an intern for the Secretary of
Labor Elaine Chao and worked within the Employment and Training Administration. He now
lives in Alexandria, Virginia, and is employed by the Federal Election Commission as a Campaign
Finance Analyst in Washington DC.

JASON OSBORNE (B.A. ‟95) completed an M.A. in Classical History at East Carolina University.

He is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Classical Studies at the University of Iowa.

NICHOLAS J. OVERBY (B.A. ‟08, J.D. ‟11) received his Juris Doctor from Campbell University‟s
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law where he served as an officer for the Campbell Law Federalist
Society and the Men‟s Legal Caucus while participating in the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and
working for LexisNexis and Legal Aid of North Carolina. Nicholas has since joined the Law Offices
of J. Tyrone Browder in King, NC where he works as an associate attorney in Estate Planning, Real
Property, Elder Law, and other general practice areas. He is married to Anna Sullivan Overby,
formerly Anna Marie Sullivan, a Campbell University alumna (B.A. ‟03).

ANDREW PAGE (B.A. ‟06) completed his Juris Doctor degree at Regent University School of Law.
In 2010. At Regent, he was a Senior Editor for the Regent Law Review, Chairman of the Trial
Advocacy Board, and Associate Presiding Officer for the Honor Council. He was a finalist in the
Regent ADR Intramural Competition, 3rd Best Advocate in the Regent Cup Moot Court Competition,
& the Regent Intramural Trial Competition Champion. He has interned at Hayes, Williams, Turner,
& Daughtry P.A. as a law clerk in Dunn, NC, and is currently serving as a legal intern for Portfolio
Recovery Associates, Inc. in Norfolk, VA. He is married to Ann Dove Page, formerly Ann Dove
Wilson, a Campbell alumna (B.A. ‟04).

MARK L. PENNY (B.A. ‟98, J.D. ‟03) is employed as an attorney in Lillington, North Carolina.

FRANKLIN DOUGLAS PHELPS (B.S. '91) has served as Vice Chief of Staff, State Operations for
the North Carolina National Guard. Frank had the following to say about his Campbell program:

"I completed my degree work as a part-time adult student (I was age 50 when I graduated). I had a very
responsible position with the National Guard and military duty to perform from time to time. All my
professors were very understanding and helpful. They wanted me to succeed as much as I wanted to.
I have nothing but high praise for Campbell and its faculty."

JENNIFER PITTS MCKENNA (B.A. ‟00) is a 2004 graduate of the George Mason University
School of Law. She has won the following scholarship pageant titles: 2001 Miss Northern Virginia,
2002 Miss Virginia, and 2005 Miss Virginia USA . She has been employed by the Virginia Attorney
General‟s Office in Richmond, and is presently serving as Director of Development for the Miss
America‟s Most Outstanding Teen Organization in Tampa, Florida.

CHELSIE POOLE (B.A.‟07) graduated Cum Lade with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.
At Campbell University, she was awarded the James Shouse Scholarship where she was inducted to
the Epsilon Pi Eta and Pi Gamma Mu Honor Societies. Also, she was involved with the North
Carolina Student Legislature, Criminal Justice Club, and the Mock Trial Team. Chelsie
participated in the externship program and worked with Randolph County District Attorney‟s
office. Upon graduation in 2007, she pursued a Master‟s of Science graduate degree in Criminal
Justice from the distance education program at East Carolina while working full-time as a Security
Site Supervisor at a local company. In the fall of 2009, she started her legal studies at Charlotte
School of Law where she had the opportunity to work with the Randolph County District Judge‟s
office. Currently, she is serving as the Student Bar Association Treasurer and a member of the

Student Bar Executive Board at Charlotte Law.

JOSEPH WILLIAM POWELL, JR. (B.S. '82) is a teacher and coach at Coats-Erwin Middle School
in Erwin, North Carolina. He obtained his M.A. in History from East Carolina University and has
written and researched numerous articles about the history of eastern North Carolina. Joey received
our 2000 Distinguished History Alumnus Award.

SARA RIGGINS (B.A. ‟10) is a policy analyst with the North Carolina Family Policy Council in

BEN LOGAN ROBERTS (B.A. „01, J.D. ‟04) serves as a staff attorney for the Smithfield office of
North Carolina Legal Aid.

LINDA MOORE ROBINSON (B.A. ‟71) earned her M.D. degree from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a family physician in Coats, North Carolina. Linda received our
Distinguished History Alumna Award in 1997.

JOSHUA ROYSTER (B.A. ‟97) worked as an aide for three years to United States Senator Jesse
Helms. He graduated in 2002 from the University of North Carolina Law School and practiced with
the firm of Maupin Taylor in Raleigh, North Carolina. Josh serves as an Assistant United States
Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He was our 2005 Distinguished Government

MICAH SANDERSON (B.A. ‟00) attended the University of North Carolina Law School and is an
attorney in Denver, North Carolina.

CRISTINA SEGUI QUANTOCK attended Campbell's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
and graduated in May of 2009. She graduated second in her class and with honors (Magna cum
laude). While there, she participated in various student associations including the Campbell Law
Review (Comments Editor), Intramural Moot Court (Top Sixteen), Susie Sharp Inn of Court,
Student Body Association (Class and Exam Scheduling Committee), and Teaching Scholars. She
received various academic awards including Book Awards for Criminal Law, Civil Procedure II,
and Remedies.

While a student at Campbell, she spent her summers working as an associate at Blue Cross Blue
Shield of North Carolina (Durham, NC) and Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP (Raleigh, NC).
After graduation, she took a position as an Assistant District Attorney in Hoke and Scotland
Counties. In this position, she was responsible for Juvenile and District Court.

Cristina presently resides in Fort Benning, Georgia, with her spouse, CPT DAVID E.
QUANTOCK, JR.. (also a Campbell Alumni from the Criminal Justice program). The couple will
soon be relocating again to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Cristina was our 2011 Distinguished
Criminal Justice Alumna.

L.E. SHEARER (B.S. '94) has served as an investigator with the Raleigh police department. He

considers himself "100% Campbell," and urges Campbell graduates to apply for positions in his

LEIGH ANN SMITH (B.A. ‟02) completed a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (Religious Studies)
degree at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and is employed part-time by Faith and Public
Life, a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. She served as Special Assistant to the Chief of
Staff for the Democratic National Convention, and worked for U.S. Senator John Edwards in Missouri
and Iowa during his quest for the Presidency. She was also employed by the Washington, DC office
of U.S. Representative Bob Etheridge. In 2007, Leigh Ann participated in a summer study abroad
program in Turkey.

PHILIP STRACH (B.A. '96) earned a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina School of
Law. He completed his Juris Doctorate and Master of Public Administration degrees in the spring of
2000. Philip is an attorney with the firm of Ogletree and Deakins in Raleigh. He was our 2011
Distinguished Government (Political Science) Alumnus.

KATHERINE STRAND ACHTER (B.A. ‟06) teaches at a Christian school while pursuing an M.A.
in History at the University of Rochester (New York).

DANIEL LARSON SPELL (B.A ‟06) is a Detective in the Special Operations Division with the
Burlington Police Department

HEATHER STRICKLAND (B.A., ‟06) earned a Master of Public Administration degree at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is presently employed by the Wake County (NC)
Department of Human Resources.

RUTH ANN STRICKLAND (B.A. '81) served as Chair of the Government and Criminal Justice
Department at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Ruth Ann earned a Ph.D. in
Political Science from the University of South Carolina in 1989; her specialties include public policy,
judicial politics, and American government. Her published works include The Constitution Under
Pressure: A Time for Change? as well as number of articles and book chapters. Ruth Ann received
the 1994 Distinguished Government Alumna Award.

SCOTT TART (B.A. '98) earned his law degree at UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2001. He is a member
of Narron, O'Hale & Whittington, P.A, a. law firm in Benson, North Carolina. He was our 2004
Distinguished Government Alumnus.

BRYAN THOMPSON (B.A. ‟04) earned a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration at
Appalachian State University. He pursued a management internship with the Town of Troy, North
Carolina, and now serves as Erwin, North Carolina‟s Town Manager.

MOLLIE VARNADORE CAMPBELL (B.A. „92) earned a Master of Arts degree in Environmental
Studies at Colorado State University. She is presently teaching Political Science at Bay de Noc
Community College in Escanaba, Michigan.

VEVERLYN WATSON (B.A. „92) is a specialist in research designs in higher education at the
Department of Education Administration and Foundations at Illinois State University in Normal, IL.
She obtained her Ph.D. in Education Administration from Illinois State in May 1998.

JUSTIN D. WILLIAMS (B.A. ‟07) graduated with a Government major and History minor. During
his time at Campbell, he served three years on the Student Government Association, where he held
various cabinet positions and chaired the Rules Committee. Justin was inducted into the Pi Sigma
Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Pi Gamma Mu Honor Societies. Since graduation, Justin has
consulted on state political campaigns, served on various charity committees, and is pursuing his
private pilot‟s license. Currently he is serving as Deputy Clerk to the Wake County Clerk of Superior
Court of North Carolina. Justin anticipates a career of public service, attributing his interest to his
parents‟ state government accomplishments—in his words “betterment for ALL of North Carolina.”

JACQUELINE WILSON PENDLEY (B.A. ‟10) is employed by the Department of Health and
Human Services as a Disability Examiner.

BRANDON WOODRUFF (B.A. ‟07) is a Conservation Police Officer in Sussex County,
Virginia. Conservation Police Officers have the most authority of any law enforcement positions in
the state. As an officer he deals with boating, hunting, and trapping regulations, but he can also
enforce all other laws. After two years of service he will become a US Special Agent, which will
allow him to enforce federal game laws.

DEMETRIUS "DEE" WORLEY BERRY (B.A. '94) earned a full scholarship to the University of
North Carolina School of Law. Dee had the following to say about her Campbell experience:

"During my years at Campbell, the Department of Government and History felt like a small family
community. The professors and faculty were genuinely concerned about your performance inside as
well as outside the classroom. They often provided helpful advice and direction for the future. While
part of this community, I served as secretary and president of the Campbell Political Science
Association. I was an active member of Phi Eta Sigma, Epsilon Pi Eta, Pi Gamma Mu, and Phi Kappa
Phi Honor Societies. I also received the Elmer Puryear Distinguished Student of Government
Award….I truly believe that my experiences at Campbell University have allowed me to further define
my career aspirations."

Dee earned a law degree at UNC in 1997. She is employed in the firm of Brotherton, Ford, Yeoman,
and Berry in Greensboro, North Carolina.

BENJAMIN “BEN” LEE WRIGHT (B.S. ‟77, J.D. „80) is an attorney in Clinton, North Carolina.
He is very active with alumni affairs and served on Campbell University‟s Board of Trustees.

TIMOTHY M. YOUNG (B.A. '00) is a Senior Researcher with the Office of Development at Duke
University. In 2003, he earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from North Carolina State
University, with concentrations in International Studies and Political Science.

                         BY DR. LLOYD JOHNSON

Courses currently taught by the Department of History, Criminal Justice and Political Science were
offered in the nineteenth century when Campbell was known as Buies Creek Academy. Some of the
earliest textbooks used were Moore‟s North Carolina and Hansell‟s United States. (Buies Creek
Academy Catalogue, 1893-94, p. 6).

When Buies Creek Academy became Campbell Junior College in 1926, Professor Johnnie Edward
Ayscue joined the faculty that year. He taught for twenty-four years and retired in 1950. He offered
courses in speech and debate as well as classes in history and government. “Uncle Johnnie” was one of
the first faculty members to teach introductory government and civics courses at Campbell, beginning
in the 1920s. (Pierce, Campbell College, pp. 107-08). One of the first Ph.D.s in Social Sciences to join
the faculty was Dr. Marvin L. Skaggs, who came to Campbell in 1934. He obtained his doctorate at
the University of North Carolina and taught at Campbell until 1948, when he embarked on a college
teaching career in Greensboro. He also made a tremendous impact on one of his students, whom he
inspired to attend graduate school. That student was Dr. Elmer Puryear, who graduated from
Campbell College and later obtained his Ph.D. in history at Chapel Hill. Another faculty member
who taught in the Social Science Department was Gilbert Allen Tripp, who began at Campbell in the
fall of 1944 and retired in the mid-1960s. He taught primarily North Carolina and American History.
The 1958 Pine Burr college yearbook was dedicated to him.

Professor George Graham joined the faculty in 1958 and taught government courses full-time. He
might be considered one of the first full-time government professors at the College. Campbell
obtained four-year status in 1961 and graduated its first class in 1963. The move to a four-year
institution allowed the Social Science Department to offer more diverse course offerings in both
history and government. History courses included the Far East, Diplomatic History of the United
States, Ancient History, Medieval History, and the History of Modern England (taught for the first
time by Professor William Tuck, who joined the faculty in 1958). Other history courses included
Modern and Contemporary Europe and the Recent History of the United States. Government classes
included National Government, State and Local Government, Municipal Government, American
Political Parties, and Comparative Government. The chairman of the Social Science Department
from 1960-64 was Dr. Tennyson Chang; he obtained his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University
(New York) and had taught at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, before coming to
Campbell. Under him the Social Science Department began to offer sociology and economics as
majors; the Department also offered courses in geography. In 1960, there were 15 full-time faculty
members in the Department: 4 professors, 8 associate professors, and 3 assistant professors. In the
mid-1960s the Business Department absorbed the economics division of the Social Science
Department. (Campbell College Bulletin, 1963-64, pp. 82-84).

In 1964 Dr. W. Conard Gass, who had come to Campbell from Tennessee in 1955, became chair of
the Department of Social Sciences; he had earned his Doctor of Education degree from Duke
University. Also in 1964, Dr. Anne Moore, who had been teaching at the College since 1962, received
her Ph.D. in European History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Elmer Puryear joined the faculty in 1971

and became chairman of the newly created Government Department; Social Sciences continued to
function as a separate entity. Dr. Puryear helped establish the Bachelor of Applied Science major in
Police Science (Criminal Justice). He also distributed a survey to many law school deans throughout
the United States, asking them what courses could best prepare undergraduates for careers in law.
The responses to that survey resulted in the creation of the Pre-Law Government major at Campbell.
Dr. Puryear also occupied the endowed Barden Chair of Government, which was established in 1971.

On January 5, 1982, the Social Science Department merged with Government and became the
Government and History Department. Dr. Puryear headed this new department and his office was
located in Baldwin Hall. Dr. David Funderburk joined the Government and History Department in
1978; he taught history and briefly served as departmental chair in 1984, before stepping down to run
unsuccessfully for the United States Senate. In 1984 also, Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor
society in the social sciences, was formally installed at Campbell. Dr. Walter Barge, Dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences, served briefly as departmental chair in the spring of the same year,
followed by Dr. Puryear in 1985. From 1986 through 1991, Dr. James Abrahamson, a Stanford Ph.D.
and Army colonel, chaired the Department of Government and History. Under his leadership the
Department became involved with the Kenelm Seminar in Southern Pines, and in 1989, the Moore
History Lecture was inaugurated in honor of Dr. Anne Moore. Dr. Harold Parker of Duke University
delivered the first History Lecture. In 1990, the departmental newsletter, The Messenger, came into

In 1991 Dr. Martin P. Sellers became chairman of the Government and History Department. Under
Dr. Sellers, the Department has added several majors, including Public Administration, International
Studies, and Criminal Justice Administration. Dr. Angela West, the first full-time Criminal Justice
Administration faculty member, commenced teaching in fall of 1998; Dr. Bruce Gay was appointed
Director of Criminal Justice in 2000. In the spring of 1999, the Campbell chapter of Phi Alpha Theta,
the honor society in history, was inaugurated, and a chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the criminal justice
honor society, was chartered soon after. In 2000 the Department took on the appellative Department
of History, Criminal Justice and Political Science, and in the spring of 2001 Campbell installed a
chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, honor society in Political Science. In recent years the Department has
added Social Science-Criminal Justice and Homeland Security concentrations.

Dr. James I. Martin, Sr. became chair of the Department in May 2003. Currently there are nine full-
time faculty members, and eight have earned Ph.D.s. The alumni of the Department now number
over 1,700. These individuals work in various careers, including government service, law, teaching, the
ministry, and business.

In August 2011, the Department’s appellative was changed to History, Criminal Justice and Political

Campbell University

History, Criminal Justice and Political Science Department

P.O. Box 356

Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506

Phone: 910-893-1480 or 1-800-334-4111 Ext. 1480


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