• CBAS
    MTSU's 360-degree,
    wrap-around simulator
    provides an unequaled level of preparation for air traffic controllers
  • CBAS
    Racing alternative-fueled vehicles requires technology, skill, and luck
  • CBAS
    Jeannie Stubblefield's research on mass fatalities won first place at a Homeland Security Summit
  • CBAS
    Chemistry professor
    Tibor Koritsanszky
    helps scientists peer
    deep inside molecules
  • CBAS
    More than 800 technology-related jobs go unfilled
    in the mid-state area annually
  • CBAS
    Heather Brown, researcher and department chair, shows a piece of pervious concrete
  • CBAS
    At NASA's annual race, MTSU's moon buggy team is consistently the state's number one
  • CBAS
    Rain gardens fulfill a vital ecological role on campus
  • CBAS
    Geology students are on the crater rim of Mt. St. Helens volcano
  • CBAS
    Professor Xiaoya Zha examines the beginning of graph theory
  • CBAS
    Physics professor Daniel Erenso uses laser beams to investigate sickle cell diseases
  • CBAS
    MTSU's Naked Eye Observatory offers a unique way to study the solar system

College of Basic and Applied Sciences Administration

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences administrative offices are located in the Science Bldg. located next to the James E. Walker Library. The college office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Associate Dean for Research and Outreach position is vacant. The Instructional Technology Specialist has an office in Voorhies Engineering Technology (VET) Bldg. Detailed contact information can be found on the individual staff pages below. We invite you to view our home pages as well as those from each of the ten departments/schools that make up our college.

Dean Associate Dean  Cheatham

Dean

Bud Fischer
Office:  SCI 1022

Associate Dean

Saeed D. Foroudastan
Office: SCI 1026

Director, TSEC

Tom Cheatham 
Office: Fairview 102

 

 
 

CBAS Development Director

Vacant 
Office: SCI 1010

Assistant to the dean

Assistant to the dean

Marlene Lawson
Office: SCI 1018
Phone: 615-898-5419
Mail: MTSU Box 86 | Murfreesboro, TN 37132  

Responsibilities
The Assistant to the Dean is responsible for coordinating administrative duties of the dean's office, including synthesis of data and material for college-wide reports for analysis and planning purposes, coordinating and reconciling budgets of the dean's office, providing information and oversight in human resource management, and planning and executing projects and special duties as assigned. 

 

vacant

Executive Secretary

Nancy Miller
Office: SCI 1020
Phone: 615-898-2613
Mail: MTSU Box 83 | Murfreesboro, TN 37132 

Responsibilities
The Executive Secretary to the Dean is responsible for coordinating and providing administrative and secretarial support to the office of the Dean. The Executive Secretary serves as a resource to the ten reporting departments within the College and is also responsible for researching policies, procedures and guidelines, overseeing work presented from chair's for accuracy and coordinating/planning special events and projects. 

 

Exec Aide

Executive Aide

Elizabeth Lamb
Office: SCI 1024
Phone: 615-494-7618
Mail: MTSU Box 83 | Murfreesboro, TN 37132 

Responsibilities
The Executive Aide for the college provides secretarial and clerical support to the associate dean of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and to the directors of the following graduate programs: M.S. in Professional Science, Ph.D. in Computational Science, Ph.D. in Mathematics and Science Education and Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences. She is responsible for assisting with the coordination and planning of special events and projects in the college including the MSPS internship presentations, the MSPS and PhD budgets, monitoring the MSPS and PhD web pages, assisting students with application and registration processes, ordering for the programs and maintaining student files. 

Professional Background
Ms. Lamb began working at Middle Tennessee State University in 2007. She received her B.S. in Mass Communications in 1994 from MTSU with a concentration in Advertising and minors in Art and Psychology. While in college, she performed with the MTSU Band of Blue for four seasons, was an officer in the Ad Club and completed an internship with Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Professionally, Ms. Lamb has worked on proposal teams for various defense contractors and performed communications support at the University of the South in Sewanee. Before coming to CBAS, she served as secretary in the Department of Engineering Technology, during which time she earned her Certified Professional Secretary rating and was recognized as "Making a Difference in the Lives of Students."; 

Personal Information
Ms. Lamb is married to John Lamb, who received his B.S. and M.S. from MTSU and works as a Conservation Biologist at Arnold Engineering Development Center. They have one daughter, Olivia Marie Lamb. In her spare time, Ms. Lamb enjoys sewing, readi ng, playing piano, and baking with her daughter.

Grants Coord

CBAS Grants Support Specialist

Rose Johnson
Office: SCI 1013
Phone: 615-494-8720
Mail: MTSU Box 83 | Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Responsibilities
The duties of the Grants Support Specialist are to maintain and reconcile grant and match account budget expenditures; place orders and receive invoices; initiate cost transfers, salary redistributions, payment authorizations, travel claims and other types of forms as needed; maintain correspondence files and financial records; and serve as a resource to the Dean, PI’s and ORS. 

Professional Background
While her children were growing up, Rose attended MTSU on a part-time basis and worked in the family business.  She graduated from MTSU in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  She began her employment at MTSU in 2006.  

Personal Information
Rose is married to Tim Johnson.  Tim is an area manager at Nissan.  They have 3 children:  Chelsey-21, Chase-20 and Chaney-16.  In her free time, Rose enjoys reading, sewing, cooking, traveling and most of all, spending time with her family.

ITS

Instructional Technology Specialist

Melissa Flowers
Office: VET 179
Phone: 615-898-5518
Mail: MTSU Box 19 & 83 | Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Work Order Requests

Responsibilities
The Instructional Technology Specialist for the College of Basic and Applied Sciences assists the college's departments in determining and modifying web content, GTA labs, researching computer needs and requirements, hardware repair, dealing with warranty issues, updating hardware/software  and maintaining other associated equipment.

 

 

Local Service Provider

Vacant
Office: VET 179

Joyce Miller

Technical Manager of MIMIC

Joyce Miller
Office: SCI 1028
Phone: 615-494-7976
Mail: MTSU Box 378 | Murfreesboro, TN 37132
MIMIC

Responsibilities
The Technical Manager is responsible for the daily management of MTSU’s Interdisciplinary Microanalysis and Imaging Center (MIMIC) core facility for microscopy and other characterization equipment. Her responsibilities include overseeing the daily operation of MIMIC, maintaining instrumentation, training new users, managing the accounting of MIMIC; assisting with teaching the microscopy courses, and, as time permits, service and contract work. 

Professional Background
Joyce Miller obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at Eastern Kentucky University and her master’s degree from Washington State University. After earning her M.S., Joyce worked at the Electron Microscopy Center (EMC) at Washington State University for 14 years, from July 1977 to May 1991. She was the Supervisor of the EMC during her last five years of employment at WSU.  After relinquishing her supervisory position from the EMC, she moved to Tennessee to be with her husband and begin a family. Shortly after moving to middle Tennessee, she was hired as the Freshman Laboratory Coordinator in the Biology Department at MTSU. During the spring of 2006 she began working half-time at the newly formed MTSU Interdisciplinary Microanalysis Center (MIMIC) as the Technical Manager. She became full time at MIMIC during August 2007.  Ms. Miller is also interested in the natural history of amphibians and reptiles and has authored or co-authored several publications and short notes on this topic.  She is a member of The Southeastern Microscopy Society.

Personal Information
Ms. Miller is married to Dr. Brian Miller, who is a professor in the Biology Department at MTSU. They have two children, Joshua and Jacob. Her interests include gardening, studying amphibians and reptiles, walking, reading, and music.