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Faculty Profiles

Get To Know Them

CTU selects faculty with demonstrated experience, advanced degrees and teaching qualifications to deliver industry-current education. The university’s distinguished faculty are focused on fostering student success and highly interactive student development. Meet and connect with some of CTU’s “real-world gladiators” now.

Business & Management

Michael E. Alexander, DM

Program Chair - Online, College of Doctoral Studies

Retired Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer. Criminal Justice professional. Advocate of student success.

Meet Michael E. Alexander, DM


Tara Bell, M.Ed.

Nursing Advisory Council

Lifelong science, CTE, and health science educator.

Meet Tara Bell, M.Ed.

Security Studies

David Browne, JD

Program Chair-Online, College of Security Studies

Law Enforcement Veteran. Influential Educator.

Meet David Browne, JD

Information Systems & Technology

Janet Durgin, Ph.D.

Program Chair-Online, College of Computer Science & Technology

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Equestrian hunter jumper.

Meet Janet Durgin, Ph.D.


Sharon Fiveash, MSN, RN

Nursing Advisory Council

Patient safety advocate. Experienced nursing professional.

Meet Sharon Fiveash, MSN, RN

Academic Leadership

Connie Johnson, Ed.D.

Chief Academic Officer and Provost

Top academician. Practical educator. Former broker

Meet Connie Johnson, Ed.D.


Elizabeth A. Kallenborn, MBA, MSN, RN, CCTC

Nursing Advisory Council

Transplant expert. Nurse of four decades.

Meet Elizabeth A. Kallenborn, MBA, MSN, RN, CCTC

Engineering & Computer Science

D. Brian Letort, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Proponent of Big Data. Innovator. Kayaker.

Meet D. Brian Letort, Ph.D.

Business & Management

Tony Lyons, DM

Dean, College of Business and Management and Doctoral Studies

Motivated Mentor and Educator. Business-IT Expert. Loving Father.

Meet Tony Lyons, DM


Rose Nieves, PhD, ARNP, FNP-c, CNE, RN

Nursing Program Director

Nursing educator. Passionate volunteer. Recognized professional.

Meet Rose Nieves, PhD, ARNP, FNP-c, CNE, RN


Ruth Tarantine, DNP, MSN

University Dean, Nursing

25-Year Nursing Industry Leader, Educator, Researcher

Meet Ruth Tarantine, DNP, MSN

Business & Management

Stephen W. Volz, D.B.A., PMP, CMQ/OE, BSP, SPHR

Assistant Professor, Business and Management

Project Management Professional. Strategy Consultant. Family man.

Meet Stephen W. Volz, D.B.A., PMP, CMQ/OE, BSP, SPHR


Shelley Watters, DNP, RN

Nursing Advisory Council

Nursing educator. Passionate volunteer. Recognized professional.

Meet Shelley Watters, DNP, RN

Business & Management

Melissa Williams, DM

Program Director, College of Business & Management

Social Justice Advocate. Enthusiastic Educator and Administrator.

Meet Melissa Williams, DM


Sharon Wright, DNP, MSN

Nursing Program Chair

Passionate Nurse, Educator, and Curriculum Expert

Meet Sharon Wright, DNP, MSN