Academic Support Staff

Ted Booth, PhD       Dr Ted Booth
Director of Academic Support
Finley Resource Center, RM 113
phone: 423.869.6080

Dr. Booth has worked at LMU for over 8 years. He has a B.A. in History from Milligan College, a MSSW from the University of Tennessee, a MAR in Historical Theology from Emmanuel Christian Seminary, and a PhD in Renaissance and Reformation History from the University of Tennessee. He also teaches history and religion courses at LMU. He is a big University of Tennessee fan and is a part -time minister at his church. He is originally from Kingsport, Tennessee but now lives in Jonesville, VA with his wife, and three daughters.


Simeon Edosomwan, PhD 

Academic Support Coordinator for the Cornerstone Program 

Finley Resource Center RM 106

phone: 423.869.7002



Dr. Simeon Edosomwan recently joined the LMU family as Academic Support Coordinator. He has a PhD in Dr Simeon EdosomwanOccupational and Adult Education from North Dakota State University, a MED with Business Concentration from Minot State University, and a B.A in History and International Studies and Diplomacy from The University of Benin City, Nigeria. Dr. Edosomwan is also a motivational speaker that empower individuals and groups to rise above the odds of life. He recently published an international bestseller You Have the Power to Excel. He is originally from Nigeria and blessed with a wife and three kids. He enjoys soccer, traveling, meeting people, and giving hope to people.


Jill Neeley, MEd  
Academic Support Counselor 

Finley Resource Center, RM  114Jill Neeley
phone: 423.869.6757


Mrs. Neeley has worked at LMU for 19 years in the areas of Student Financial Services and Academic Support Services.  She has a B.A. degree in Business Management, and a M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance, both from LMU.  She resides in Speedwell, TN with her husband, daughter, and their miniature Yorkie named Ziggy.  During her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family traveling, watching movies, or just having a game night at home. 


Jennifer Butcher, MEd Jennifer Butcher

Academic Support and Career Services Counselor

For Athletes and International Students 

Duke 304

phone: 423.869.6679



Mrs. Butcher is a native of Claiborne county and has worked at LMU over 8 years. She started out working in the Math and Natural Sciences department and then worked in the Physician Assistant program for 7 years. She has a B.S. in psychology from LMU and a M.Ed. in Allied Health education from Widener University. Some of her favorite pastimes are hanging out with her family and two bunnies, traveling, and hiking in the mountains. 


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