randall moss

Randall Moss, EdD

Program Director, Ed.D. and Ed.S.
Associate Professor, Education
Unit: College of Education, Graduate Education, Education, Graduate Faculty
Location: Greer

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24, ESV
  • Teaching & Education

    Bachelor of Science in Biology
    North Greenville University
    Tigerville, SC

    Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
    Mercer University School of Medicine
    Macon, GA

    EdD in Higher Education Leadership
    North Greenville University
    Greer, SC

  • Professional Experience

    After completing my masters degree, I enjoyed working in Biomedical Research at Mercer University School of Medicine. During that period of my career, I discovered a passion for teaching at the university level in addition to my love for research. My areas of expertise include: Higher Education Leadership, Student Engagement Teaching, Curriculum Design Program Coordination, Curriculum Planning Quantitative Research Methods, Statistical Analysis Biomedical Sciences, Neurobiology, Biology, and Physiology

    My research interests span a broad spectrum from higher education practices and student engagement to intricate biomedical research on sensory neurons and viral mechanisms. Diverse education and professional experiences have enabled me to integrate and apply diverse research methodologies across different fields. Some of my specific research interests include: The impact of faculty practices on student engagement The effectiveness of first-year experience programs in supporting student engagement and academic success The intersection between faith and science Integrating a biblical worldview in teaching and practicing my academic disciplines Biomedical sciences and neurobiology Ion channel physiology and membrane protein biology

  • Selected Publications
    • Selby, T. L., Biel, N., Varn, M., Patel, S., Patel, A., Hilding, L., Ray, A., Ross, T., Cramblet, W. T., Moss, C. R., Lowrey, A. J., & Bentz, G. L. (2019). The Epstein-Barr virus oncoprotein, LMP1, regulates the function of SENP2, a SUMO-protease. Scientific Reports, 9(9523), 1 – 16.

    • Salahuddin, S., Fath, E. K., Biel, N., Ray, A., Moss, C. R., Patel, A., Patel, S., Hilding, L., Varn, M., Ross, T., Cramblet, W. T., Lowrey, A., Pagano, J. S., Shackelford, J., & Bentz, G. L. (2019). Epstein-Barr virus latent membrane protein-1 induces the expression of SUMO-1 and SUMO-2/3 in LMP1-positive lymphomas and cells. Scientific Reports, 9(208), 1 – 13.

    • Gu, Q. D., Moss, C. R., Kettelhut, K. L., Gilbert, C. A., & Hu, H. (2016). Activation of TRPV4 regulates respiration through indirect activation of bronchopulmonary sensory neurons. Frontiers in Physiology, 7(65), 1 – 12.

    • Bentz, G. L., Moss, C. R., Whitehurst, C. B., Moody, C. A., & Pagano, J. S. LMP1-induced sumoylation influences the maintenance of Epstein-Barr virus latency through KAP1. Journal of Virology, 89(15), 7465 – 7477.

    • Moss, C. R., Gilbert, C. A., Gabriel, S. A., & Gu, Q. (2015). Protease-activated receptor-2 inhibits BK channel activity in rat vagal bronchopulmonary sensory neurons. Neuroscience Letters, 589(1), 13 – 18.

    • Vysotskaya, Z. V. Moss, C. R., & Gu, Q. (2014). Differential regulation of ASICs and TRPV1 by zinc in rat bronchopulmonary sensory neurons. Lung, 192(6), 927 – 934.

    • Vysotskaya, Z. V., Moss, C. R., Gilbert, C. A., Gabriel, S. A., & Gu, Q. (2014). Modulation of BK channel activities by calcium-sensing receptor in rat bronchopulmonary sensory neurons. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, 203(1), 35 – 44.

    • Gu, Q., Vysotskaya, Z. V., Moss, C. R., Kagira, M. K., & Gilbert, C. A. (2013). Calcium sensing receptor in rat vagal bronchopulmonary sensory neurons regulates TRPV1 function. Experimental Physiology, 98(11), 1631 – 1642.

  • Selected Awards Received
    • NGULeads Cohort Member (2024-2025), North Greenville University
    • Sigma Xi Research Honors Society Member. (2015 – Present)
    • Mercer University Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honors Society Member. (2013 – 2014)
    • Mercer University Outstanding Senior Honors Project Award. (2012)
    • North Greenville University Honors Scholar. (2008 – 2012), North Greenville University
  • My Network

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  • My Story

    When I was pursuing my undergraduate education, I had many interests and little clarity my first few years. All I knew was that God had called and equipped me to pursue a Christian higher education for my own spiritual maturity and to set me on the vocational and ministry paths for which He designed me. Later in my undergraduate education, I narrowed my focus to biology and decided to pursue a graduate degree in biomedical research. In my brief scientific research career, it became exceedingly clear that God was calling me to teach college students and to serve the local church. After teaching as an adjunct professor and volunteering as a youth minister in Georgia for a few years, God opened the opportunity for me to pursue a full-time career in higher education as an instructor of biology here at NGU. During my first few years as a college professor at NGU, God burdened my heart further for education, and I decided to pursue a doctoral degree in education.

    Today, I have the privilege of serving as the director for the doctor of education degree program here at NGU. As much as I love teaching and helping students grow, I am even more grateful for the opportunity to help equip our EdD and EdS students to serve as transformational educators and leaders in their schools, communities, and local church.

    My wife Morgan and I have been married since 2012 and have three wonderful children: Berkley, Lena, and Griffin. We are members at Christ Fellowship Northwest where I serve as one of the pastors. In my free time, I enjoy reading, camping, mountain biking, and competitive powerlifting.

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