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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


Bud Fischer
Office:  SCI 1022

Associate Dean

Saeed D. Foroudastan
Office: SCI 1026

Director, TSEC

Tom Cheatham 
Office: Fairview 102




CBAS Development Director

Nicole Chitty
Office: SCI 1010
Phone: 615-898-5003
Mail:  MTSU Box 83 l Murfreesboro, TN  37132
The CBAS Development Officer is responsible for all aspects of fundraising for the College of Basic &  Applied Sciences. Duties include raising funds for scholarships,  professorships, building projects, and capital campaigns. Most importantly, the Development Officer facilitates relationships with donors, which leads to larger gifts in the future and also helps build a history of giving to Middle Tennessee State University.
Assistant to the dean

Assistant to the dean

Marlene Lawson
Office: SCI 1018
Phone: 615-898-5419
Mail: MTSU Box 83 | Murfreesboro, TN 37132  

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. 


Executive Secretary

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

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. 


Executive Aide

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

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. 

Grants Coord

CBAS Grants Support Specialist

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

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. 


Instructional Technology Specialist

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

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.

 Joshua Love


Local Service Provider

Joshau K. Love
Office: VET 179

Phone: 615-904-8206
Mail: MTSU Box 19 | Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Work Order Requests

Service MTSU inventoried computers, both hardware and software for the College of Basic and Applied Sciences. Additionally supply support for computer peripherals and give quotes on new equipment.

Joyce Miller


Technical Manager of MIMIC

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

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. 

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