Faculty Transfer Mentors

A Faculty Transfer Mentor is a faculty or staff member interested in developing supportive, academic relationships with prospective and new Appalachian transfer students. Mentors, ideally in the student's area of study, will provide help in understanding the curriculum and the student's remaining required coursework as well as provide guidance, support, and referral to resources that will benefit new students in a new environment. Mentors have the ability to influence, encourage, and guide transfer students to enhance their academic success.

Mentors should:

  • Be appreciative and knowledgeable of the unique path and needs of transfer students
  • Take advantage of professional development opportunities and materials provided by the Office of Transfer Services to better understand the transfer process and the support faculty can provide transfer students
  • Be available and approachable to prospective and current transfer students
  • Advocate for transfer students with colleagues and in your department
  • Consider the effects curriculum development and changes have on transfer courses and articulations

Mentors agree to have their name and contact information provided to prospective and current transfer students, listed on the Office of Transfer Services webpage, have a sticker displayed on their office door, and respond to inquiries from students in a timely manner. Faculty interested in becoming a Faculty Transfer Mentor should contact Kim Morton at mortonka@appstate.edu for information on upcoming trainings.

Below is a list of our current mentors:

Department

First

Last

Email

Phone

Concentration

Accounting

KenBrackneybrackneyks@appstate.edu828-262-6210  
 RebeccaHutchinskaenzigr@appstate.edu828-262-6207 
 NaomiFawfawns@appstate.edu828-262-8779 

Applied Design

RichardPrisco priscors@appstate.edu828-262-2464 

Art

Lisa Stinson stinsonlm@appstate.edu 828-262-2567 BFA Studio 
 DanielColecoledt1@appstate.edu828-262-8184 
 BrianBookwalterbookwalterbe@appstate.edu828-262-7049 Commercial Photography 
 MauriceMeilleurmeilleurmj@appstate.edu828-262-2571Graphic Design
 HeatherWaldroupwaldrouphl@appstate.edu828-262-7476 Art History, Art Management, BA Studio 

Arts & Sciences Dean's Office

DianaNelsonnelsondj@appstate.edu828-262-3076 
 KathyHensonhensonmk@appstate.edu828-262-2689  

Astronomy and Physics 

Mike Briley brileymm@appstate.edu 828-262-4956  

Biology 

Sarah Marshburnmarshburnse@appstate.edu828-262-3026 
 SheaTubertytubertysr@appstate.edu828-262-6857 
 TedZeruchazeruchat@appstate.edu828-262-2083  

Chemistry 

Amanda Howell howellac@appstate.edu 828-262-2757  
 CarolBabyakbabyakcm@appstate.edu828-262-2756 
 MarilouWheelerwheelerme1@appstate.edu828-262-7841  
 BridgetTubertytubertybi@appstate.edu828-262-6113  
 WendyLewislewiswl2@appstate.edu828-262-8181  

College of Business BB&T
Student Leadership Center

VeronicaLozano-Toublozanotoubvm@appstate.edu828-262-7455 
 AnnieLoveloveam2@appstate.edu828-262-2057  
 Amy Odom odomah1@appstate.edu 828-262-8119  

Communication

Lynn Gregory gregoryld@appstate.edu 828-262-2218  
 Susan Poorman poormanss@appstate.edu 828-262-2221  
 William Purcell purcellwh@appstate.edu 828-262-6531  
 Nina-JoMooremoorenj@appstate.edu828-262-2171 
 StephenDanieldanieles@appstate.edu  

Computer Information Systems

SamanthaFuentesfuentesse@appstate.edu828-262-2034 
 ReginaHartleyhartleyrd@appstate.edu828-262-7447  

Computer Science 

Rahman Tashakkori tashakkorir@appstate.edu 828-262-7009  
 Alice McRae mcraeaa@appstate.edu 828-262-2385  

Curriculum & Instruction 

Jeff Goodman goodmanjm@appstate.edu 828-262-2176  
 HerbBrownbrownhf@appstate.edu828-262-3132 Career & Technical Education 
 Angela Brown brownaq@appstate.edu 828-262-7656 Career & Technical Education 

Distance Education

MariaHofmanhofmanmc@appstate.edu828-262-2136Student Services/Resources
 JuanEsRamirezramirezje@appstate.edu828-759-4644 Appalachian Center at Caldwell 
 Bronwen Sheffield sheffieldbl@appstate.edu 828-488-6142 Appalachian Center at Burke 

Education, College of (Advising )

AliciaMuhammadmuhammada@appstate.edu828-262-8914 

Education, College of (Recruitment)

OctaviaLittlelittleos@appstate.edu828-262-8915 Admissions Office 

English 

Tammy Wahpeconiah wahpeconiaht@appstate.edu 828-262-7689  
 Carl Eby ebycp@appstate.edu 828-262-2156  

 JenniferWilson wilsonjp@appstate.edu 828-262-2338  
 SusanWeinberg weinbergsc@appstate.edu 828-262-2871  
 GailYorkyorklg@appstate.edu828-262-2155Non-traditional students 
 BethanyMannonmannonbo@appstate.edu828-262-8545 Rhetoric & Composition 
 AmyTillytillyac@appstate.edu828-262-8504 Rhetoric & Composition 
 KatherineAbramsabramskj@appstate.edu828-262-7108 Rhetoric & Composition 
 KellyTerzakenterzakenks@appstate.edu828-262-8556 Rhetoric & Composition 

Family & Child Studies

Denise Brewerbrewerdm@appstate.edu828-262-7966  

Fine & Applied Arts Advising Office

VivekShastryshastryv@appstate.edu828-262-7617  

General Education

Kristin Hylehylekm@appstate.edu828-262-2139  

Geology

AndyHeckert heckertab@appstate.edu 828-262-7609  
 SteveHagemanhagemansj@appstate.edu828-262-6609 

Government & Justice

JeffHolcombholcombje@appstate.edu828-262-6347  
 CathyMarcummarcumcm@appstate.edu828-262-3075 
 KirstinMorganmorganka2@appstate.edu828-262-6167 
 BarbaraZaitzowzaitzowbh@appstate.edu828-262-6344 
 MarianWilliamswilliamsmr4@appstate.edu828-262-6039  

Health & Exercise Science

TravisTriplett triplttnt@appstate.edu 828-262-7148 Exercise Science 
 BeckiBattistabattistara@appstate.edu828-262-3047Exercise Science/Research
 JenniferZwetslootzwetslootjj@appstate.edu828-262-6800Public Health 
 JenniferHowardhowardjs@appstate.edu828-262-7985Athletic Training 
 AdamHegehegeba@appstate.edu828-262-7201 Public Health 

Health Sciences Advising Office 

TravisEricksonericksontm@appstate.edu828-262-6529 
 CatherineSherrillsherrillca@appstate.edu828-262-6718  

History

DonnaBlyblyd@appstate.edu828-262-2088 

The Honors College

JeffVahlbuschvahlbuschjb@appstate.edu828-262-7573 
 Angela Meadmeadad@appstate.edu828-262-2580  

Interior Design

AlexPoorman poormanja@appstate.edu 828-262-7397  

Languages, Literatures & Cultures

AlexandraHellenbrandhellenbranda@appstate.edu828-262-7225 Study Abroad

Library

JenniferNatalenatalejj@appstate.edu828-262-2085 
 GeraldinePurpurpurpurgm@appstate.edu828-262-6903 

Math

TrinaPalmer palmerk@appstate.edu 828-262-2912  
 VickyKlima klimavw@appstate.edu 828-262-2610  
 DebbieCrocker crockerda@appstate.edu 828-262-2381  
 NateWeigl weiglna@appstate.edu 828-262-2908  
 AlanaBairdbairdam@appstate.edu828-262-3080 
 Marie Barrierbarrierpm@appstate.edu828-262-8892  
 Tyrel Winebarger winebargerjt@appstate.edu 828-262-2356  

Management

Ben Powellpowellbc@appstate.edu828-262-8332 

Music

JayJackson jacksnjc@appstate.edu 828-262-6459  
 CathyMcKinney mckinneych@appstate.edu 828-262-6444 Music Therapy 
 ScottKallestad kallestadsd@appstate.edu 828-262-3020 Performance 
 KimWangler wanglerkl@appstate.edu 828-262-8674 Music Industry Studies 

Nutrition

SarahJordan jordansr@appstate.edu 828-262-8619  

Physics

JenniferBurrisburrisjl@appstate.edu828-262-4956  

Provost Office

SueEdwardsedwardssl@appstate.edu828-262-2643Biology
 JulieHayeshayesjh@appstate.edu828-262-2644 

Psychology

KenSteele steelekm@appstate.edu 828-262-2272  
 LisaEmeryemerylj@appstate.edu828-262-2272 
 CherylFoxfoxcf@appstate.edu828-262-8942  
 Jacqueline Belhumeurbelhumeurjr@appstate.edu828-262-8932 
 MarkZrullzrullmc@appstate.edu828-262-8930  
 LucindaPaynepaynesmithlo@appstate.edu828-262-8959 Internship Coordinator 

Rec. Management & Phys. Ed.

MelissaWeddell weddellmj@appstate.edu 828-262-6303  
 ErikRabinowitzrabinowitze@appstate.edu828-262-2540 

Social Work

SarahDonovandonovanss@appstate.edu828-262-6399 

Sociology

JerrodYaroshyaroshjh@appstate.edu828-262-7730  

Supply Chain Management

SamanthaFuentesfuentesse@appstate.edu 828-262-2034  

Sustainable Tech & Built Environ

SusanDolldollsc@appstate.edu828-262-3119  
 JaewonOhohj@appstate.edu828-262-2617  

 

ChipDebelius debeliusca@appstate.edu 828-262-6575  

Theatre & Dance

MarthaMarkingmarkngma@appstate.edu828-262-6377 
 Sue Williams willimsss@appstate.edu 828-262-6855  

Writing Center

JulieKarauskarausje@appstate.edu828-262-3144