Faculty Transfer Mentors

A transfer faculty mentor is a professor interested in developing supportive, academic relationships with prospective and new Appalachian transfer students. Faculty 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, 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 

Art

Lisa Stinson stinsonlm@appstate.edu 828-262-2567  
 DanielColecoledt1@appstate.edu828-262-8184 

Arts & Sciences Dean's Office

DianaNelsonnelsondj@appstate.edu828-262-3076 

Astronomy and Physics

Joe Pollock pollockjt@appstate.edu 828-262-2433  
 Mike Briley brileymm@appstate.edu 828-262-4956  

Biology 

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

Chemistry 

Amanda Howell howellac@appstate.edu 828-262-2757  
 CarolBabyakbabyakcm@appstate.edu828-262-2756 
 MarilouWheelerwhellerme1@appstate.edu  

College of Business BB&T
Student Leadership Center

VeronicaLozano-Toublozanotoubvm@appstate.edu828-262-7455 

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 
 BeckeSirmonsirmonra@appstate.edu828-262-2221 

Computer Science 

Rahman Tashakkori tashakkorir@appstate.edu 828-262-7009  
 Alice McRae mcraeaa@appstate.edu 828-262-2385  
 Dee Parks parksda@appstate.edu 828-262-2740  

Curriculum & Instruction 

Jeff Goodman goodmanjm@appstate.edu 828-262-2176  

English 

Tammy Wahpeconiah wahpeconiant@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  
 JillEhnenn ehnennjr@appstate.edu 828-262-2334  
 GailYorkyorklg@appstate.edu828-262-2155 

Geology

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

Health & Exercise Science

TravisTriplett triplttnt@appstate.edu 828-262-7148  
 BeckiBattistabattistara@appstate.edu828-262-3047 
 JenniferZwetslootzwetslootjj@appstate.edu828-262-6800 

Health Sciences Advising Office 

TravisEricksonericksontm@appstate.edu828-262-6529 

History

DonnaBlyblyd@appstate.edu828-262-7691 

Honors College

Ted Zerucha zeruchat@appstate.edu 828-262-2083 Biology

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.edu 828-262-3080 

Management

Ben Powellpowellbc@appstate.edu828-262-8332 

Music

JayJackson jacksnjc@appstate.edu 828-262-6459  
 CathyMcKinney mckinneych@appstate.edu 828-262-6444 Music Therapy 
 JobyBell belljr@appstate.edu 828-262-6467 Performance- Sacred Music 
 ScottKallestad kallestadsd@appstate.edu 828-262-3020 Performance 
 KimWangler wanglerkl@appstate.edu 828-262-8674 Music Industry Studies 

Nursing

KimPriode priodeks@appstate.edu 828-262-8004  

Nutrition

SarahJordan jordansr@appstate.edu 828-262-8619  

Provost Office

SueEdwardsedwardssl@appstate.edu828-262-2643Biology

Psychology

KenSteele steelekm@appstate.edu 828-262-2272  
 LisaEmeryemerylj@appstate.edu828-262-2272 

Rec. Management & Phys. Ed.

MelissaWeddell weddellmj@appstate.edu 828-262-6303  
 EdgarPeck peckel@appstate.edu 828-262-6330  
 DaleAdkinsadkinskd@appstate.edu828-262-4989 
 ErikRabinowitzrabinowitze@appstate.edu828-262-2540 

Technology & Env. Design

JeffTiller tillerjs@appstate.edu 828-262-7708  
 ChipDebelius debeliusca@appstate.edu 828-262-6575  
 RichardPrisco priscors@appstate.edu828-262-2464  Applied Design

Theatre & Dance

MarthaMarkingmarkngma@appstate.edu828-262-6377 

Writing Center

JulieKarauskarausje@appstate.edu828-262-3144