DeLoach, Long And Stephenson Promoted To Associate Professor At Lee

Friday, August 16, 2013

Lee University faculty members Drs. Guy DeLoach, Lisa Long and Lisa Stephenson have earned promotion in rank to associate professor from assistant professor.

Dr. DeLoach joined Lee's Department of Business in the fall of 2005. He is a certified quality and certified reliability engineer having served organizations such as the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Department of Defense. Prior to joining Lee, he was an executive vice president for Toyota North America.

In addition to teaching, Dr. DeLoach continues his work as an international speaker and consultant in the fields of quality and business excellence, a visiting lecturer for many universities, and helps improve efficiency and performance in the pharmaceutical, chemical and healthcare industries. 

He earned his doctorate in business administration at Baker College in Dearborn, Mich., his master’s in business administration from Union University, and his bachelor’s from Guilford College.

Dr. Long joined the Department of Christian Ministry in the fall of 2006. She is an associate professor of Christian formation and the Director of Graduate Studies in Christian Ministry. She also serves as the coordinator for the Children’s Ministry major. 

Dr. Long is a member of the Society of Professors in Christian Education, the Society for Pentecostal Studies and the Christian Adult Higher Education Association. She serves as an area book review editor for the Journal of Christian Education, has published numerous articles on a variety of topics related to Christian formation, and is a contributing author in the Encyclopedia of Christian Education.

She earned her doctorate from Biola University, her masters from the Church of God Theological Seminary, and her bachelor’s from Lee University. 

Dr. Stephenson joined Lee’s Department of Theology in 2007. She has taught introductory classes in Christian theology and ethics, upper level theology classes, and graduate seminars. In 2012 she received Lee’s Excellence in Scholarship Award.

Dr. Stephenson’s scholarly interests include theological anthropology, ecclesiology, political theology and feminist theology. She has presented at several conferences, as well as published articles concerned with these issues in Scottish Journal of Theology, Journal of Church and State, Religions, and Pax Pneuma.  She is the co-chair for SECSOR’s “Women, Gender and Religion” group.

Dr. Stephenson earned her doctorate from Marquette University in religious studies, and her master’s and bachelor’s from Lee University.


Lee Catches World Youth Fly Fishing Champion To Lead New Team

Lee University signed Mason Sims, the 2015 world champion U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Team member and silver medalist, on Thursday to Lee’s recently established fly fishing team.  The university created their fly fishing program in spring 2014 in conjunction with the International Federation of Fly Fishers. Dr. Guy DeLoach, associate professor of business, heads the program.  ... (click for more)

Lee Announces 2016 Rymer Scholarship Winners, Charles Paul Conn And F.J. Lee Awards

Lee University announced the 2016 Rymer Scholarship winners. Three Gold Scholars, three Silver Scholars, and three Bronze Scholars were presented awards at the annual Rymer Scholars banquet at Lee on Friday.  The scholarships are awarded annually by the Rymer Foundation, established by Hoyle Rymer and his father, the late Robert Rymer. The awards honor exceptional achievement ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Firefighter Arrested For Robbery Of Hixson Convenience Store

The Chattanooga Police Department has arrested a Chattanooga firefighter in connection with a robbery on Sunday morning. The firefighter has been identified as Steven Kyle Ratledge. Firefighter Ratledge was assigned to Station 19 in Hixson and has been with the department for approximately 3 1/2 years. Firefighter Ratledge has been placed on leave without pay as the investigation ... (click for more)

Rescuers Help Man After He Falls 30 Feet From Signal Bluff

Rescuers helped a man back up after he fell 30 feet on a Signal Mountain bluff on Saturday night. However, he was not seriously injured. At 11 p.m., a 911 call was made reporting the fall. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded to 1425 East Brow Road. When rescue personnel arrived on the scene, they reported a 25-year-old male had fallen 30 feet off the side of ... (click for more)

Being Proactive With Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. It affects an estimated one million Americans and four to six million worldwide,  There is no cure for Parkinson’s, and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone. Source: National Parkinson’s Foundation  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In May

Back when we were kids this day’s battle cry was, “Hooray, hooray for the First of May! Outdoor swimming starts today! With temperatures in the high 80s and we dive in to a new month, our monthly walk in a garden heavy with spring time pollen looks promising … AN ORCHID for the movie “Rocky” on its 40 th anniversary: “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t ... (click for more)