Dr. Kina Mallard



Dr. Kina Mallard is Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Carson-Newman College. Prior to coming to Carson-Newman, she served as Academic Dean at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts and Associate Provost at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. A native of Knoxville, Dr. Kina Mallard returned to East Tennessee in 2009 and has become an active member of the community. Currently, she serves on the board of the Historic Mossy Creek District. Dr. Mallard speaks and writes on various leadership topics. Her most recent publication is titled Joyful Chairing: Finding Joy in Departmental Faculty, in the current issue of The Department Chair.  She serves as Senior Fellow for Faculty Development with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Kina is married to Steve Dietz, business developer with Food Donation Connections and together they have five children. Kina and Steve are members of First Baptist Church, Jefferson City.