Faculty Advising

Welcome to Faculty Advising.  Here you may explore any of the following academic areas to learn more about the program. Students who have selected a specific academic program (major) are advised by a faculty advisor in that program area. Students should meet with their faculty advisor at least once a term to review their academic progress.

If you need assistance contacting your faculty advisor, contact the respective department:

  • Allied Health Science Emphasis
  • Dietetic Technician
  • Emergency Medical Science - Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Food Preparation, Safety and Service
  • Laboratory Phlebotomy Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology

Business and Legal Studies

Macon Cove Campus Academic Building, Wing B,              Room 271
Fax: 901-333-4377

Interim Department Head: Charles Edward Baker
Email: cebaker@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-4245

Secretary: Niki Free
Email: nfree@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-4130

  • Accountancy
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business and Commerce
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Customs Brokerage
  • Economics
  • General Education Core
  • General Technology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Logistics/Transportation Management
  • Mid-Management
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Law Emphasis
  • Quality Assurance
  • Tax Preparer

Communications, Graphics and Fine Arts

Macon Cove Campus Academic Building, Wing B,                Room 271C
Union Avenue Campus A Building, Room 220

Department Head: Patsy R. Fancher
Email: pfancher@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-4151/5251

Secretary: Cathy Levine
Email: cfarr@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-5346

  • Art
  • Graphic Arts Technology
  • Music
  • Speech and Theater

Languages and Literature

Macon Cove Campus Whitehead Building, Room 23
Union Avenue Campus E Building, Room 223
Fax: 901-333-4330/5212

Department Head: Thad Cockrill
Email: tcockrill@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-4604/5210

Secretary: Patricia Stevens
Email: pastevens@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-5208

  • English Emphasis
  • Foreign Language Emphasis
  • General Studies Emphasis


Macon Cove Campus Whitehead Building, Room 39
Union Avenue Campus F Building, Room 216
Fax: 901-333-4537

Technical Clerk: Alicia Toliver
Email: atoliver@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-4474

  • Engineering Emphasis
  • Mathematics Emphasis

Natural Sciences

Union Avenue Campus Nursing, Natural Sciences, and Biotechnology Building, Suite 118
Fax: 901-333-5768

Department Head: Robert A. Blaudow, Ph.D.
Email: rblaudow@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-5108

Secretary: Ora Harris
Email: oharris@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-5220

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology Technician
  • Natural Science


Union Avenue Campus Nursing, Natural Sciences, and Biotechnology Building, Suite 104
Phone: 901-333-5425
Fax: 901-333-5443

Department Head: Sheila Bouie
Email: sbouie@southwest.tn.edu

Secretary: Deborah Whitelo
Email: dwhitelo@southwest.tn.edu

  • Generic Track
  • LPN Mobility Track

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Macon Cove Campus Whitehead Building, Room 42


Union Avenue Campus A Building, Room 216

Department Head: Jesse Lipford
Email: jlipford@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-4115

Secretary: Jacqueline Hale
Email: jhale@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-5196


  • Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Education Emphasis
  • Education Emphasis
  • Health and Physical Education Emphasis
  • History Emphasis
  • Human Services Emphasis
  • Philosophy Emphasis
  • Political Science Emphasis
  • Psychology Emphasis
  • Public Administration Emphasis
  • Social Work Emphasis
  • Sociology Emphasis
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Teaching


Macon Cove Campus Fulton Building, Room 303
Union Avenue Campus F Building, Room 202F

Department Head: Willie Burley
Email: waburley@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-5322

Secretary: Bernice Neal
Email: bneal@southwest.tn.edu
Phone: 901-333-4150

  • Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology
  • Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Architectural/Construction Fundamentals
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Basic Electronics
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Computer Software Specialist
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electrical/Electronic Fundamentals
  • Electronic Technology
  • Industrial Computer Fundamentals
  • Information Systems Emphasis
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing CAD
  • Office Technology
  • Quality Assurance