Virtual Mentoring Program

mentoringAdvice from those who have come through the program before you!

They have all sat where you sit now.. and survived. They have taken many of the same classes, probably had some of the same professors, struggled with some of the same challenges, graduated, and today work in a wide range of fields.They have all VOLUNTEERED to serve as virtual mentors to our current students. They are more than happy to hear from you and offer professional or even personal advice, share their thoughts about career choices and opportunities, or even share stories about their times in Peck Hall and MTSU.For tips on How to Approach a Mentor, click here. Email an alum... adopt a virtual mentor.

Alumni are grouped into the following areas:
Administrative  |  Education  |  Government-related  |  International  |  Law  |  Students (still)  |  Other  |  Graduates of the Master's in International Affairs


Occupation/title Place of Employment Name Email Address Year
Provider Contractor Prime Health Services (Brentwood, TN) Jacob Butler 2011
Branch Manager Accu-Tech Corporation Brent Campbell 2002
Vice President & General Counsel ECS (Engineering Consulting Sercies) Douglas J. Cole

PS minor

Financial Services Rep and Loan Officer First Tennessee Bank Brad Lamb 2009
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Poppy Lee 2017
Director International School-Runda in Nairobi Kenya (part of SABIS Network) Adrian Mackie 2011
Transportation Planner Headwaters Regional Development Commission Bemidji, MN Bryan McCoy 2008
Supervisor Jean Crowe Advocacy Center Megan Moore

Area Compliance Officer Sigue Corporation Cameron Parrish 2003
Trade Union  Team Leader New South Wales Nurse & Midwives Association Jordan Petit 2007
President Market Wise, Inc Guy W. Pridgen, Jr. 1983



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Occupation/ Title Place of Employment Name Email Address Year Grad
Program Coordinator

Office of Transition Programs
Vanderbilt University

Tassany Henderson,M.Ed. 2008
Assistant Principal/
Mid-Cumberland Representative
White House Middle School/ Tennessee Department of Education, common Core Leadership Council Scott Langford 1995



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Occupation/ Title Place of Employment Name Email Address Year Grad
Program Coordinator St. Clair Senior Center, City of Murfreesboro Drew Anderson

Assistant Director AccessTN Ryan Bouldin 2002
Legislative Assistant & Correspondence Manager U.S. House of Representatives (Congressman Crawford, AR-01) Abi Burgess 2008
Assistant Director, Division of Budget Department of Finance and Administration, State of Tennessee Mike Dedmon 1989
Program Analyst Dept of Justice -Office of Inspector General Joseph Meyer 2014
Professional Relations Officer DHS-State of Tennessee Dustin K. Mitchell 2001
Logistics officer & attorney Marine Corps Officer Capt. Sherman Neal II 2010
Homeland security analyst Library of Congress Shawn Reese 1994


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Occupation/ Title Place of Employment Name Email Address Year Grad


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Occupation/ Title Place of Employment Name Email Address Year Grad
Attorney Law Office of Adra E. Burks Adra E. Burks 1972
Assistant Executive Director Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference Chelsea Curtis 2011
Attorney Southern California Amy Depuy 2014
General Counsel Healthways, Inc Mary Flipse 1989
Attorney Buerger, Moseley&Carson Scott C. Gardner 2005
Associate Attorney
(commercial law)
Bass, Berry and Sims, PLC Nathaniel Greene

Assistant State Attorney Broward County State Attorney’s Office in Fort Lauderdale, FL Elizabeth Kirkpatrick

Freelance Paralegal & Magistrate (part-time) (part time Magistrate w/ Williamson County General Sessions Court) Matthew Mezzatesta

Immigration Attorney Grant, Konvalinka, & Harrison (Chattanooga) Patrick Morrison 2012
Attorney Sobel, Poss & Moore Michelle Poss michelleposs@spmlawfirm,com 1992
Attorney The Stubbs Law Group Walter H. Stubbs 1978

Still Studying

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Degree Sought/Program Institution Name Email Address Year Grad
M.A. in In Global Affairs,
Concentration: International Security
University of Oklahoma Sydney Brandon 2017
Law Student Widener University Commonwealth Law School Morgan CampBell 2021
Ph.D. Student, Grad Instructor & Fulbright Fellow  Washington State University  Adam Emerson  2012
Law Student University of Tennessee -Knoxville Alexander Ford 2013
Law Student University of Memphis Garrett Haynes 2011
M.A in International Affairs (former Fulbright Scholar) George Washington University Dalton Lauderbach

MA Int. Relations/Int. Law Univ of Kent, Canterbury, England Kayla McCrary 2016
Law Students (*also a clerk at the Juvenile Court) Nashville School of Law Hannah Meeks 2011

Ph.D. in History
(adjunct professor of American history and Constitutional law)

University of Montana
(U of Montanta and Bitterroot College)
Jared Norwood 2009
MBA University of New South Jordan Petit 2007
PhD student, Politcal Science UT Knoxville Erin Rowland 2004


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Occupation/ Title Place of Employment Name Email Address Year Grad
 Senior Trainer and Curriculum Developer Grassroots Leadership Academy Matthew Hurtt 2009
Partner Coordinator Better Lives Justin Sewak Global Studies Major 2011


Graduates of the Master's in International Affairs

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Title Place of Employment / School Name Email Undergrad Degree MA Conc. Degree Year
Statistical Analyst TN Supreme Court (Admin Office) James Griffin UT-Martin- History Development / Globalization 2018
Ph.D.student Emory University-Political Science Rachel Harmon MTSU- Int. Relations Security/Peace 2012
Instructor MTSU - pol. science/ IR Cassie Smith MTSU -Pol. Sci. Development / Globalization 2014
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