5 Lee Faculty Receive Promotion In Rank

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The Lee University Board of Directors has awarded promotion in rank from associate professor to professor to two faculty members, promotion from assistant professor to associate professor to two faculty members, and promotion from lecturer to assistant professor to one faculty member.

The faculty members promoted to professor are Stacey Isom Campbell and Dr. Bill Kamm.

Ms. Campbell joined the Department of Language and Literature an assistant professor of creative writing in 2007. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in script and screenwriting from Regent University and an MFA in creative writing from Old Dominion University, where she was the recipient of a teaching assistantship, as well as the David Scott Sutelan Memorial Award.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Lee College. An accomplished playwright, Ms. Campbell’s work has been seen or won awards at the Barter Theatre, the Playwright’s Theatre (Dallas), Pittsburgh New Works Festival, L.A. First Stage, 3rd Course: Theatre (Austin), and the Great Plains Theatre Conference, among others. Ms. Campbell is also a Fellow of the Hambidge Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico.

Dr. Kamm joined the Helen DeVos College of Education’s Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education as an assistant professor in 2007. He earned a Doctor of Education from Liberty University, a Master of Arts from Appalachian State University, and a Bachelor of Science from Concordia University. Prior to Lee, he served as an administrator and classroom teacher for 30 years in private Christian schools in Ohio, Kentucky, and North Carolina. He received his principal’s certification from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Kamm also serves as Lee’s director of graduate studies in education.

Dr. Carmen Guerrero and Dr. Taz Kicklighter were promoted to associate professor.

Dr. Guerrero has served as an assistant professor of Spanish at Lee since 2007. She received a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Florida, an MA from Miami University of Ohio, and a BA from Corporcion Universitaria de la Costa, Columbia. Prior to Lee, Dr. Guerrero was an assistant to the coordinator of second year programs in Spanish at the University of Florida where she received the Cooperative Leadership in Teaching prize. She also was the recipient of the Teaching Distinction for the Best Instructor Award at Colegio Americano.

Dr. Kicklighter began his work at Lee in 2010 as an assistant athletic trainer and clinical education coordinator for the Athletic Training Education program. He earned his PhD in athletic training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, a Master of Science degree from Georgia State University, and BS degrees from Carson-Newman College and Kennesaw State University. Dr. Kicklighter joined Lee’s full-time faculty in 2013 and in the spring of 2017 was named the director of Athletic Training Education, overseeing the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in athletic training. Prior to Lee, he was the head athletic trainer and an adjunct faculty member in health education sport studies at Reinhardt University. 

Anthony Minutolo was promoted to assistant professor.

Mr. Minutolo joined Lee’s Department of Natural Sciences in 2017 as a lecturer in chemistry and physical science. Prior to Lee, Mr. Minutolo taught at Chattanooga State Community College and Cleveland State Community College. He earned an MS and BS in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Mr. Minutolo was a Gann Teaching Fellow recipient and received the Harry Row Scholarship for use of technology in the classroom, given by the UTK Department of Mathematics in 2015.


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