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1000 Neal Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM
1005 Neal Street, Cookeville, 38501 (Map)
Open to all first-time students that have applied to the college. Have your A# ready: faculty advisors will be available to help with advising/registration at the end of the information session.
|Date||Day||Time / Location|
|August 13||Tuesday||12:00 pm - Cookeville Campus|
|August 13||Tuesday||6:00 pm - Cookeville Campus|
Please sign up early as Cookeville Campus New Student Orientations fill up quickly: Reserve your seat.
Contact Brittany Walker, Cookeville Campus Admissions Clerk
Phone: 931-520-0551, ext 125
Testing Center Hours
Monday–Friday: 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
Stacy Brown is an Assistant Professor of mathematics at the Cookeville Campus of Nashville State, where she began teaching in January 2007. She has obtained the following degrees from Tennessee Technological University: B.S. Mathematics (1989), M.S. Mathematics (1991), and Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (1995). Stacy spent several years in the engineering field, working as a quality engineer. She lives in Rickman, Tennessee, with her husband Bill and daughter Katie, and enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and training the family dog Buddy.
Tim Dean is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology at Nashville State’s Cookeville Campus. Starting as an adjunct instructor in 1994, then teaching full-time since 1995, Tim has taught classes in Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Electrical Maintenance, Computer Technology, and Physical Science. Tim has seen the Cookeville Campus grow from fewer than 50 students, with classes held in borrowed facilities, to over 800 students in the current 72,000 square foot building. Tim received his B.S. Electrical Engineering (1992), M.S. Electrical Engineering (1995), and Ph.D. Engineering (2004) from Tennessee Technological University. Tim and his wife Lisa live in Cookeville with their four children. He enjoys spending as much time with family as possible, participating in cross country races with his children, gardening, and church activities.
Wes Dulaney earned a B.S. with a double major in cell & molecular biology and chemistry from King College at Bristol, Tennessee, (2005). Wes attended Vanderbilt University for his graduate studies, performing research in the Department of Biological Sciences. The focus of his thesis research was how the virus SV40 enters cells and manipulates the host cell to replicate new viruses. He graduated with a M.S. from Vanderbilt (2011). Wes has been a tutor and biology adjunct instructor at Nashville State’s main campus. He is especially interested in the application of new technologies in the science classroom. Wes is a local food aficionado and has written for the blog Nashville Foodies, which highlights local restaurants and food producers. Wes plays a variety of percussion
instruments and loves attending live concerts of all types of music.
Currently an Associate Professor, Sam Garner has served on the Electrical Engineering Technology faculty for more than 30 years. A Nashville State alumnus, in 1980 he earned an A.A.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from the college, then Nashville State Technical Institute. He earned a B.S. in Electro-Mechanical Technology from Middle Tennessee State University (1989). Sam’s duties went beyond the traditional classroom on Nashville State’s main campus, where he taught industrial apprenticeship programs for Corp Engineers, Dupont, Nissian, Reemay, TVPPA, and in specific areas of interest within the industrial environment. Sam served as the Nashville State Cookeville Campus Director in 1994, returning to his teaching duties in 1997. Sam is married and has one son.
Since being hired as a full-time instructor precipitated her move to Cookeville in August 2005, Linda Houck has been teaching English at Nashville State’s Cookeville Campus. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Linda received her B.A. in English (2000) and her M.A. in English (2003) from San Diego State University. She also co-runs and tutors for the Cookeville Campus Writing Center. Linda, whose husband works for Cookeville Raceway and Hobby, lists classic muscle cars among her spare-time interests. A die-hard football fan, Linda also enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time outside with her kids.
Detective Sergeant Ed Madge (ret)
Sergeant Madge is a 36 year veteran of law enforcement. His experience was acquired as a uniform road patrol officer and supervisor as well as a plain clothes Detective and Detective supervisor with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Sergeant Madge has degrees in Police Science and Criminal Justice. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and regent emeritus of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as well as the Associations recipient of the International Certified Fraud Examiner of the year award in 2002. Sergeant Madge is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police teaching staff and has taught and co-taught several courses for Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the United States. Sergeant Madge was an adjunct professor at Broward Community College CJI and taught several police academy courses over a period of 15 years. He conducts courses on credit card and bank fraud at Miami Dade Community College in Miami, Florida for law enforcement personnel.
He has taught courses on other fraud related issues for law enforcement and at numerous colleges and universities throughout the US, Canada, and the Bahamas Islands. He provides training for law enforcement as well as private firms and has been guest speaker at many national conferences and seminars. Sergeant Madge began teaching police courses at Nashville State Community College (Cookeville) after his retirement from law enforcement in 2003.
Sergeant is president and CEO of his own consulting firm involved in corporate fraud detection and prevention. He is a recognized expert in identity theft detection and prevention and has authored several articles on these topics.
John (Jody) Mantle
Jody Mantle earned a B.A. from Middle Tennessee State University (1994), a M.S. from Vanderbilt University (1997), and has been teaching all levels of undergraduate mathematics for 15 years. Starting as a Vanderbilt University teaching assistant, Jody was an adjunct instructor at Cumberland University for four years, and has been a full-time instructor at Nashville State’s Cookeville Campus since 2004. He currently resides in Cookeville with his wife Cindy and several furry friends. He is passionate about music, movies, baseball, football, and especially math and science.
Ami Massengill, Assistant Professor of English, has been teaching full-time at Nashville State Community College since August 2005. She received her M.A. in English from Tennessee Technological University in May 2005. Ami teaches a wide variety of classes, including English Composition I and II, College Success, British Literature, Fiction, and Themes in Literature and Culture. She enjoys teaching because it enables her to be in the discourse community of composition and literature. In her spare time, she enjoys books and travel. Ami has been teaching in study abroad programs as a member of the Tennessee Consortium of International Studies since 2010. She teaches ENGL 2220 (Survey of British Literature II) in Ireland and ENGL 2030 (Themes in Literature & Culture) in Scotland.
Kelvin Norman, Assistant Professor, teaches information technology courses at Nashville State’s Cookeville Campus as part of the Computer Networking Technology and Computer Technology A.A.S. degree programs. He specializes in teaching the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum, preparing students for the CCNA certification, as well as for careers in network administration and design. Beginning his career at Nashville State in 2003, Kelvin has taught various courses related to computer hardware, operating systems, Web design and networking. A former naval officer, he received a B.S. degree in Physical Science from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1985. He is currently a graduate student in the Ed. D. program at Trevecca Nazarene University, where he had received a M.Ed. degree in Instructional Technology (2006). His professional certifications include Cisco CCNA, CCAI, COMPTIA A+ and Network +. When not working or studying, Kelvin enjoys playing the banjo and the fiddle.
Bill Pardue is an Assistant Professor at Nashville State’s Cookeville Campus. He teaches in the Business Management A.A.S. program, but also teaches AutoCAD, MS Office, and education classes. Bill has earned the following from Tennessee Technological University: B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (1990), M.B.A. (1992), Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction (1995), and all but thesis in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is the advisor for Nashville State Cookeville Campus students majoring in Business Management. Bill and his wife Paula live in Cookeville with their three children. He enjoys Boy Scouts, swimming, sailing, and more.
Carolyn Powell received an A.A. in History from the College of Lake County in Illinois (2001), then completed a B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (2003). While an undergraduate, she worked at the Field Museum in Chicago, assisting with the conservation and preservation of many objects in their extensive anthropology collection. She also assisted with setting up and taking down of both the Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years exhibit and the Macchu-Pichu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas exhibit. After relocating with her husband to Tennessee, she attended Middle Tennessee State University for her graduate studies where she earned a M.A. in History with a concentration in Public History (2010). Her thesis topic examined the relationship between the community of Crossville, Tennessee, and Camp Crossville, a prisoner of war camp in operation during World War II that housed over a thousand German and Italian enemy officers and servicemen. Carolyn enjoys reading, travel and hiking with her dogs.
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