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Milligan welcomes new faculty and staff for 2019-20

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2019)—Milligan College welcomes several new faculty and staff members to start the fall 2019 semester.

New faculty and staff include:

Dr. Adam Bean serves as visiting assistant professor of biblical studies at Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan. Bean received his Master of Divinity from Emmanuel and a master’s degree and doctorate in near eastern studies from Johns Hopkins University. Bean has been teaching at Emmanuel as an adjunct for several years.

Beverly Brown joins Milligan as assistant professor of nursing. Brown has served as a nurse and administrator with Ballad Health for several years, most recently serving as the education coordinator at Indian Path Community Hospital. Brown received her BSN and master’s degree in nursing education from East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Daniel Cutshall serves as assistant professor of electrical engineering. Cutshall holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in electrical engineering from Clemson University. Cutshall previously served as an instructor at Clemson University.

Gwen Ellis joins Milligan as the director of multicultural engagement and the Goah Scholars Program. Ellis holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has many years of experience serving in various community and leadership roles, including on the Bristol Tennessee School Board, Bristol YMCA Executive Board and River’s Way Board of Directors.

Rev. Beth Jarvis serves as director of Emmanuel’s Ministry Resource Center. Jarvis most recently served with Christian Missionary Fellowship, where she helped coordinate pastoral care for 220 missionaries in 25 countries. She received her Master of Divinity from Emmanuel.

David Lilly serves as instructor of international business and sports management. Lilly received a master’s degree in kinesiology and sports management, as well as a MBA from East Tennessee State University. He received a bachelor’s degree in business from Milligan and previously served as a head coach with the Milligan men’s soccer team.

Ashleigh Lingerfelt will serve as clinical fieldwork coordinator for Milligan’s occupational therapy program. Lingerfelt is currently a doctoral student in occupational therapy at the University of St. Augustine’s School of Health Sciences. She received her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Milligan and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from East Tennessee State University.

Deanna Ottinger joins Milligan as assistant professor of occupational therapy. Ottinger most recently worked with Ballad Health’s Home Healthcare Program. She received her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Milligan and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from East Tennessee State University.

To learn more about Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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