Director of Athletics Office
Philip Hutcheson
Athletic Director
Frank Bennett
Associate AD for Internal Affairs
Brent McMillian
Associate AD for External Affairs
John Ezell
Associate AD for Compliance and Budgets
Dr. Lin Garner
Associate AD for Academics/SWA
Andy Lane
Associate AD
Dr. Kent Johnson
Faculty Athletic Representative
Phillip Beeman
Coordinator of Athletic Business Services
Chris Klotz
Director of Spiritual Formation
Sherie Eubanks
Cheerleading Coach/Administrative Assistant for Compliance and Academics
Grace Ann Miller
Director of Academic Services
Shelby McCreary
Administrative Assistant
Paul Nance
Director of Creative Services
Rhonda Lehmer
Administrative Assistant
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Dr. Lin Garner

Dr. Lin Garner

Associate AD for Academics/SWA

Phone (615) 966-5743
Fax (615) 966-1806

Dr. Lin Garner serves as the Associate Athletic Director for Academics and Senior Woman Administrator. She oversees academic support and other services for student athletes. Dr. Garner is also a professor of English at Lipscomb University.

A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Garner graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1972. She then went on to receive her undergraduate degree from Harding University in 1975. Two years later she earned an M.A. from the University of Mississippi. Ten years later in 1987 she received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

In 1987, Dr. Garner was hired as a full-time professor in the Lipscomb English Department and remained a full-time English professor until 2000. From 1998-1999 she served as the Interim Chair of the English Department.

Dr. Garner has achieved numerous awards and distinctions among the academic community. Some of these achievements include: past secretary and president of Tennessee Philological Association; past president of Region III of Alpha Chi Honor Society; published in TPA Bulletin, the University of South Carolina Literary Journal, History of Southern Women's Literature, and Dictionary of American Literary Characters.

Along with her many other duties, Dr. Garner currently serves on the Athlete Advisory Committee and is the sponsor for Lipscomb's chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society.

In her spare time, Dr. Garner loves to read, watch movies, and cross-stitch. She enjoys watching Arkansas Razorback football and basketball as well as all the Lipscomb teams. She also enjoys anything related to the Civil War.

Dr. Garner is a proud great aunt and enjoys playing with her nine-year-old great niece Fiona and her three-year-old brother Kai.