Ross Brummett has a B.A. from Ouachita Baptist University, and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He joined the Carson-Newman faculty in 1987, where for many years he taught a wide-range of courses, particularly in theology and spiritual formation. Additionally, he has served numerous East Tennessee churches as interim pastor or supply preacher across the past two decades. In May 2011, he was named Distinguished Faculty member for 2010-2011. He began his duties as Vice-President of Student Affairs in August 2011 and continues to teach theology courses. He and his wife Lea Ann are the parents of Molly and Will.