Our Faculty

Ran Whitley
Ran Whitley is the Professor of Music Education at Campbell.  His educational background includes a BM degree from Appalachian State University, MDiv and DMin in Music Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, PhD in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Master Certification in Orff Methodology from the University of Memphis.  Dr. Whitley instructs courses in music education and music theory for the College of Arts and Sciences, and church music ministry for the Divinity School.  Dr. Whitley is an ordained Baptist minster and actively serves in music ministry at Macedonia Baptist Church, Cary, NC.

Richard McKee
Richard McKee is the Chair of the Division of Fines Arts and Professor of Music.  He received the Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Birmingham-Southern College, then an MM from Manhattan School of Music and a PhD degree in Musicology from UNC-Chapel Hill. In 1994 he became a Professor of Music at Campbell University, where he is currently Director of Piano Studies and teaches Applied Piano, Music History, Piano Pedagogy, and Piano Literature. In May, 2000, he was selected for the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

Sally Zeigler Thomas
Sally Zeigler Thomas, soprano, is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Vocal Studies in the Fine Arts Department of Campbell University. She has served in this capacity since the fall of 2008. Dr. Thomas holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Master of Music degree from The Ohio State University, and the Bachelor of Music degree from Meredith College. She also holds Kodaly Certification from Sam Houston State University, K-12 Music licensure in North Carolina and has studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Dr. Thomas has been active in the Triangle as a recitalist and adjudicator for many years. She is a member of NATS, MENC, NOA, PKL, and SAI. Prior to her appointment at Campbell, she served on the faculty of Meredith College.

Charles Dwayne Wilson
Dr. Charles Dwayne Wilson is the Director of Bands /Instrumental Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Campbell University. He has served as conductor for the Triangle Wind Ensemble, guest conductor at the North Carolina Mozart Festival, guest conductor of the North Carolina Pops Orchestra and is currently the artistic director and conductor of the Cape Fear Wind Symphony.

Phillip J. Morrow
Phillip J. Morrow is Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music in the Fine Arts Division. Dr. Morrow has taught on the faculties of the North Carolina Governor’s School, North Greenville College (South Carolina) and Indiana University Southeast. He is co-founder of C-4, the Campbell Children’s Choir Camp (in 2000), and its subsequent manifestation, the community children’s choir known as C3. He remains active as a church musician and clinician, and has toured nationally and internationally as conductor of the Campbell University Choir. Dr. Morrow holds advanced degrees in choral conducting from UNC-Greensboro and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.