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Faculty

Nina Heckler Nina Heckler

  • Department Chair
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Family Studies
  • Education: B.A., University of Central Florida
    M.A., Baylor University
    M.A., St. Mary’s University
    Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Office: PAC J-5, 731-661-5399 (voice)
  • E-mail: nheckler@uu.edu
  • University Profile
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  • Dr. Nina C. Heckler is Chair of the Department of Sociology and Family Studies and Assistant Professor at Union University. Dr. Heckler received her PhD in Sociology & Instructional Technologies from the University of Alabama, MA from St Mary's University in Community Counseling and MA from Baylor University in Sociology. Since affiliating with Union, she has published in Teaching Sociology (Jan 2013) and Journal of Research on Technology in Education (Spring 2013).

Adjunct Faculty

Rachel Ryan Rachel Ryan

  • Adjunct Instructor of Family Studies
  • Certified Child Life Specialist at Ayers Children's Medical Center of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
  • Education: B.A., Union University
  • M.S., University of Tennessee at Martin
  • E-mail: rachelryan05@hotmail.com
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Ginny HatchGinny Hatch

  • Adjunct Instructor of Family Studies
  • Food Service-Nutrition Director for the Humboldt City School System & Registered Dietitian
  • Education: B.S., University of Tennessee at Martin
  • M.S., University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Email: boyd.ginny@yahoo.com
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Gail HouseGail House

  • Adjunct Instructor of Sociology
  • Assistant Director of Administration, Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis
  • Education: B.S., University of Memphis
  • M.S., University of Memphis
  • E-mail: gkhouse@bellsouth.net
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KingJennifer King

  • Adjunct Instructor of Family Studies
  • Law Partner, King & King, PLC
  • Education: B.A., Lipscomb University
  • J.D., University of Memphis School of Law
  • Email: Jennifer@kingplc.com
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Jenni ThornJenni Thorn

  • Adjunct Instructor of Family Studies
  • Community Outreach Director, Regional Interfaith Association
  •  Education: B.A., Samford University
  • M.S.W., University of Alabama
  • Email: thornfamily05@gmail.com
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