2018-2019 Catalog

Faculty and Staff

ADAMS, GERGANA V.

Department Head, English & Humanities 

B.A., Montreat College; M.A., California State University at Domingues Hills; M.A., East Carolina University; Ph.D., Capella University

ADAMS, TERRY L.

Administrator, BRIDGE Program

B.S., Lee University

 ALDRIDGE, LESLIE A.

Division Assistant

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

ANGLEY, ROBERT W.

Instructor, Human Services

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College; B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., Appalachian State University

ARNEY, MONICA F.

Assistant Controller

A.A.S., Catawba Valley Community College; B.S., Gardner-Webb University 

BAILEY, CHRISTOPHER C. 

Division Assistant

B.A., Gordon College 

BARRON, DORI

Director, Financial Aid

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., M.A., Appalachian State University

‡BENNER, DAVID C.

Coordinator, Physical Education

B.S., Appalachian State University; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

BERLEY, SUSAN A.

Director of Institutional Research & Evaluation

B.A., Augustana College; M.C.R.P., Clemson University

*BERRY, ANITA J.

Benefit/Recruitment Specialist

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

BERRY, BEVERLY A.

Coordinator, MLT Program

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Western Carolina University; M.A., Appalachian State University

BERRY, JOSHUA S.

Career Coach

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S.B.A., Appalachian State University  

BIDDIX, DAVID K.

Coordinator, Marketing

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.P.A., Western Carolina University  

BOBO, MICHELLE D.

Instructor, Nursing

A.D.N., Western Piedmont Community College, B.S.N., Winston-Salem State University; M.S.N., Western Carolina University

BOWMAN, LAURA L.

Accounts Payable/Equipment Specialist 

A.A.S., Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute  

BRADSHAW, RACHEL E.

Department Head, Health Sciences

(Liason for the MAERB)

A.A., A.A., A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

BRANCH, CARLA

Payroll Accounting Specialist

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College

BREWER, DIANA E.

Instructor, Nursing

A.D.N., Bluefield College; B.S.N., Winston Salem State University; M.S.N., East Carolina University

*BRISSON, RUTH ANN

Circulation Administrative Technician

BRITTAIN, ROBERT W.

Mechanic/Electrician

BROWN, STAR P.

Department Head, Public Services

B.S.B.A., M.S., Ed.S., Ed.D., Appalachian State University

BUCHANAN, GREGORY S.

Coordinator, Computer & Electrical Engineering

A.A.S., A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

BUFF, JOY L.

Director, College and Career Readiness

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Ed.S., Appalachian State University   

CANTWELL, EVGUENIIA M.

Instructor, English

B.A., Shimer College; M.A., University of Chicago

CAROWAY, JEREMY K .

Equipment Operator

CARPENTER, HARRY E., III

Instructor, History/Geography

B.CER.E, Georgia Institute of Technology; M.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Auburn University

*CARSWELL, LINDA J.

Director, Purchasing

A.A.S., Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute; B.S., M.B.A., Gardner-Webb University  

CAUDILL, JESSICA L. 

Coordinator of Student Affairs & Recruitment

B.S., Campbell University; M.A., East Carolina University

CHANEY, WESLEY C. 

Counselor, College and Career Readiness/Coordinator, Secondary Education

B.F.A., M.A., Ed.S., Appalachian State University 

CHAPMAN, JENNA M.

Instructor, Cosmetology

Diploma, A.G.E., Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute 

CHILDERS, WILLIAM M.

Instructor, Computer Information Technologies

B.S.B.A., M.A., Appalachian State University

CHILDRES, MATTHEW G.

Instructor, English

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Appalachian State University; M.A., East Carolina University 

‡COATES, TONYA L.

Instructor, Accounting

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; A.A., Okaloosa Walton Community College; B.S., Gardner-Webb University; M.S., Appalachian State University

COLEMAN, JAMES R.

Dean, Information Technology 

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Gardner-Webb University; M.A., Ed.S., Appalachian State University; Ed.S., Wingate University

COLEMAN, MARGARET

Registration Technician, Workforce & Continuing Education 

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

COLLIANDER, BETSY D.

Coordinator, Office Systems

B.S., Clemson University; M.A., Webster University

CRAWFORD, RHIA M.

Vice President for Academic & Student Success

B.S.B.A., Freed-Hardeman College; M.A., Appalachian State University

CRUMPLER, JONATHAN T.

Coordinator, DEAT & SGD

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Appalachian State University; M.S., University of Arizona

CURRY, SUSAN C.

Educational Talent Search Project Assistant

A.G.E., Western Piedmont Community College

DALE, JASON P.

Instructor, Computer Information Technologies

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Gardner-Webb University; M.B.A., Western Carolina University

DALE, TIMOTHY P.

Carpenter

DANIEL, NANCY L.

Library Director

B.F.A., University of Florida; M.L.I.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

DANIELS, MICHAEL B.

Dean, Health, Engineering & Applied Technology

A.A.S., Forsyth Technical Community College; B.S., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; M.A., Appalachian State University

DEMITER, ANISSA R.

Instructor, English

B.A., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte; M.A., Gardner-Webb University

‡DIXON, DANIEL K., JR.

Coordinator, Criminal Justice

A.A.S., Fayetteville Technical Community College; B.S., Fayetteville State University; M.S., Boston University

DOYLE, TERRY A.

Instructor, Social Sciences

A.A., Wilkes Community College; B.A., Lees-McRae College; M.A., Appalachian State University

DUCKWORTH, BRENDA L.

Coordinator, Mathematics/ACA

A.A., Brevard College; B.S., M.A., Western Carolina University


DULA, H
. BLAKE

Coordinator, Cosmetology

A.A.S., Isothermal Community College

DULA, LAURIN N.

Financial Aid Technician

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

DUNNAGAN, KATIE M.

Financial Aid Counselor

B.S.B.A., Western Carolina University

DURHAM, KATHY F. 

Executive Assistant to President 

A.A.S., Rockingham Community College; A.A., Spartanburg Community College; B.S., Limestone College

FARLEY, KRISTI R.

Coordinator, Academic Programs 

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Gardner-Webb University

FERGUSON, JOHN C.

Instructor, Professional Crafts Wood

B.S., Appalachian State University

FISHER, JUDY B.

High School Equivalency Examiner

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

FREEMAN, MELISSA A.

Division Assistant

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

FRIZSELL, J. TODD 

Director, Emergency Services Programs  

FROST, THOMAS W.

Department Head, Mathematics

B.S., Clarion University; M.S., University of New Hampshire

FURSE, THOMAS R.

Director, Industry Services & Customized Training

B.A., The Citadel; M.B.A., Gardner-Webb University

GAITHER, GRADY E.

Facility Services Aide

GARDNER, KASEY M.

Coordinator, Early Childhood Education 

B.S., Appalachian State University; B.S., Western Carolina University; M.A., East Carolina University  

GIESE, TERESA H.

Instructor, Nursing

B.S.N., Western Carolina University; M.S.N., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

GLOVER, TAMMY S.

Coordinator, Dental Assisting

Diploma, Western Piedmont Community College; A.A.S., Catawba Valley Community College; B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

GOODMAN, EMILY A.

Division Assistant 

B.A., Western Carolina University

GRAHAM, ZEBEDEE T.

Chief, Security & Safety 

B.S., Fayetteville State University 

GRAY, RONALD M.

Director, Facility Services

GRUBBS, JOHN B.

Instructor, Mathematics

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Appalachian State University

HALL, ROBIN C.

Accounting Specialist

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Gardner-Webb University 

HARRIS, BRYAN S. 

Coordinator, IST & Mechatronics

B.S., North Carolina State University; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology 

HARRISON, RANDOLPH C.

Instructor, Psychology

B.S., Western Carolina University; M.Ed., The Citadel in Charleston, SC 

HELMICK, MICHAEL S. 

President 

A.A., University of South Florida; B.S., University of West Florida; M.S., Ed.D., East Tennessee State University 

HENSLEY, G. BRANDON

Department Head, Engineering 

B.S., B.S., North Carolina State University; M.S., East Carolina University

HIGHTOWER, VALERIE M. 

Division Assistant 

B.S., Valdosta State University

HILDEBRAN, CANDIS

Computer Support Technician

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College  

*HOGAN, JOAN P.

Director, Records & Registration

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Western Carolina University

*HOILMAN, SANDRA K .

Vice President for Administrative Services/Chief Financial Officer

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Gardner-Webb University; M.A., Appalachian State University

HOLDER, VICKI L.

Career Counselor

B.A., Wright State University; M.A., Liberty University

HOOVER, KATHRYN L.

Instructor, English

B.A., Appalachian State University; M.A., East Carolina University  

HOWELLS, JESSICA M.

Instructor, Biology

B.S., North Carolina State University; M.A., M.S., Appalachian State University

HUFFMAN, KAREN C.

Records Specialist, Workforce & Continuing Education & Curriculum

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

HUFFMAN OAKS, CATHY L.

Instructor, Office Systems

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne College; M.S., East Carolina University

ISAACS, MAYNARD (KENNY)

General Maintenance 

JOHNSON, STACEY A.

Instructor, Chemistry

B.S., Eckerd College; M.S., Emory University

JONES, VALERIE M.

Management Information Systems Assistant

A.A.S., Mayland Community College; B.S., Gardner-Webb University

JORDAN, MAX Y., JR.

Coordinator, Welding Technology

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S. Western Carolina University

JOY, ANNETTE B.

Director, Career & Testing Services

A.A.S., University of Louisville, B.S., Texas A&M University

KAYLOR, WESLEY D.

Records Specialist, Admissions & Curriculum 

B.S., Gardner-Webb University

KELLER, DEANNA M.

Disability Services Assistant

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College, B.S.N., Marian College  

KINCAID, SHANNON D.

Department Head, Science 

B.S., Lenoir-Rhyne College; M.S., Utah State University; Ed.D., Western Carolina University

KISER, JOHN R.

Coordinator Physical Science

A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., M.S., Furman University

KISER, W. LEE

Dean, Workforce Development & Continuing Education

B.S., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; M.E., North Carolina State University

*LEAK, VONDRA D.

Assistant Director, Financial Aid

A.A., A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Fayetteville State University

LANIER, KARLA M.

Coordinator, Disability Services

B.S., M.A., Appalachian State University

LOGAN, YVETTE C.

Registration Technician, Workforce & Continuing Education 

A.A.S., McDowell Technical Community College 

LONG, COURTNEY N.

Coordinator, Professional Crafts

B.F.A., West Virginia University, M.F.A., Syracuse University  

LOWDERMILK, KAYLA N.

Cashier/Accounting Specialist 

A.A., A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College 

MCGIMSEY, EDWARD C., JR.

Director, Small Business Center

B.S., North Carolina State University; M.A., Western Carolina University  

MCNEELY, ANN MARIE

Dean, Arts & Sciences

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College; B.A., M.A., University of Central Florida; Ed.S., Appalachian State University

MCPETERS , HOPE L.

Collections/Payroll Specialist

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

MACHOVEC, MARGARET M.

Instructor, Nursing

A.S., Community College of Baltimore County; B.S.N., M.S.N., Queens University of Charlotte

MANEY, WENDY E.

Administrative Assistant, Business Office

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

*MAUNEY, LISA G.

QEP Director/Coordinator, Academic Success Center

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Gardner-Webb University; M.A. Ed., Western Carolina University; Ed.S., Appalachian State University

MILLER, KYLE W.

Computer Support Administrator

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

MILLER, LISA

Director, Grant Development & Administration

B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne University

MILLER, PATSY D.

Coordinator, College and Career Readiness 

B.A., M.A., Appalachian State University

MILLS, BRIAN T.

Coordinator, Paralegal 

B.A., B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne University; J.D., West Virginia University  

MOORE, CHARLES M.

Coordinator, Human Services

B.S., M.A., Appalachian State University

MOORE, MICHAEL L.

Instructor, Biology 

B.A., B.S., M.S., Appalachian State University; Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University  

MOUA, JENNIFER K.

Financial Aid Counselor

A.A., A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Appalachian State University

MOULTON, STEVEN J.

Instructor, Criminal Justice

B.A., State University of New York at Oswego; M.A., Ed.S., Appalachian State University

MULL, TIMOTHY E.

Equipment Operator

NILE, TEAH G.

ETS Resource Facilitator

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Appalachian State University

*NORRIS, NANCY E.

Director, Management Information Systems

B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Appalachian State University; Ed.S., Wingate University

NUTT, ROBIN S.

Division Assistant

A.A.S., Richmond Community College  

PARDUE, JOHNATHAN L. 

Instructor, DEAT & SGD

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S.B.A, Appalachian State University  

PATTON, JENNIFER S.

Director, Educational Talent Search

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Gardner-Webb University; M.A., Appalachian State University

PAYNE, SARAH L.

Instructor, Mathematics

B.S., M.S., Western Carolina University  

PELLATT, MARK E.

Department Head, Social Sciences

B.A., University of South Carolina at Spartanburg; M.A., Appalachian State University  

PITTMAN, TIMOTHY M.

Administrator, Media Services

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Lenoir-Rhyne College

POTEAT, MARK B.

Coordinator, Visual Arts

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College; B.F.A., East Carolina University; M.F.A., East Tennessee State University

PRESNELL, KARA K.

Instructor, Communication

B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne College; M.A., Bond University; Ph.D., Regent University

PRITCHARD, KAREN R.

Director, Associate Degree Nursing Program

A.D.N., Tennessee State University, B.S.N., M.S., Western Carolina University

PROPST, JENNIFER N.

Director, Enrollment Management

B.A., M.A., Appalachian State University

PUTT, DOUGLAS A.

Controller 

A.A.B., Cincinnati State Technical and Community College; B.S., University of Cincinnati 

QUEEN, DONALD R.

Coordinator, Civil Engineering Technology & Geomatics

A.A.S., Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College; A.A.S., Mayland Community College; B.S., Appalachian State University; M.S., Western Carolina University 

QUINTO-ELLIS, LINDA G. 

Instructor, Psychology

B.S., Florida State University; M.A., Appalachian State University

RASMUSSEN, KRISTINA J.

Bookstore Manager

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College; B.F.A., University of North Carolina - Wilmington

RECTOR, VIRGINIA D.

Computer Support Technician

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; A.A.S., Catawba Valley Community College

RITCHIE, SHERILYN M.

Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering

A.A.S., Central Piedmont Community College, B.S., Western Carolina University

ROBERTS, MEAGAN M.

Instructor, Sustainable Agriculture & Horticulture Technology

B.A., Denison University; M.S., North Carolina State University

ROBERTS, NAOMI G.

Department Head, Developmental Education

A.S., Midland College; B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville; M.A., Western Carolina University

SEALS, MARY A.

Administrator, Instructional Technology

A.A.S., A.A.S., Catawba Valley Community College; B.S., Kaplan University

SELMAN, JIMMI S.

Curriculum Records Technician 

A.A., Kansas City Kansas Community College; B.A., Park University; M.A., Marshall University

*SESSIONS, LISA H.

Director, Human Resources

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Gardner-Webb University

SHOLAR, STACEY B.

Administrative Assistant, External Affairs & Workforce Development

SHUPING, VICKI S.

Instructor, Medical Assisting

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

SIMPSON, ATTICUS J.

Vice President for External Affairs & Workforce Development

B.A., Western Carolina University; B.S., Appalachian State University; M.S., North Carolina State University  

‡SPATH, MICHAEL C.

Coordinator, Life Science

B.S., Texas A&M University, M.A.Ed., Western Carolina University

STAMEY, ANGELA R.

ETS Resource Facilitator

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College, B.S. Appalachian State University

‡STEELMAN-BRIDGES, D. DANETTE

Coordinator, Interpreter Education

B.A., M.A., Lenoir-Rhyne College

STEWART, TINA E.

Network/Computer Support Technician

A.A.S., ECPI University

STORY, STONEY D.

Coordinator, Building Construction Technology

STRAND, KEITH A.

Network Administrator

B.S., University of Wisconsin - Parkside

STREET, ERIC L.

Facility Services Aide

SURBY, LISA D.

Instructor, Nursing

B.S.N., Appalachian State University; M.S.N., East Carolina University 

TALLENT, M. CATHY

Bookstore Technician I

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

THOMAS, STACEY H.

Instructor, Nursing

B.S.N., M.S.N., Lenoir-Rhyne University; D.N.P., University of North Carolina at Greensboro 

THOMPSON, LARRY R.

Instructor, Computer Integrated Machining Technology

A.I.T., Midlands Technical College

VASILE, ROBERT A.

Instructor, Computer Information Technologies

B.S., Concord College; M.S., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

VEGTER, SAM E.

Coordinator, Business Administration

B.A., B.S., M.B.A., Appalachian State University

WARREN, STEVE R.

Director, Law Enforcement Training

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College; B.S., Gardner-Webb University

WEINER, L. MICHELLE

Coordinator, College & Career Readiness/LEIS Data Specialist

A.S., Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute; B.S., M.A., Appalachian State University

WELLS, ASHLEY L.

Division Assistant

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College  

WHISNANT, MARK

General Maintenance Mechanic

WHITE, T. ANDREW

Instructor, Physics and Astronomy

B.S., M.S., East Carolina University

WILLIAMS, CATHY

Academic Records & Graduation Specialist 

A.A., A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

WILLIAMS, DAKOTA M. 

Admissions Coach

A.A., Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute; B.S.W., Appalachian State University

WILLIAMS, SUSAN M.

Dean, Student Services

A.A.S., Catawba Valley Community College; B.T., Appalachian State University; M.A.Ed., Western Carolina University

WINFREE, J. KEVIN 

Instructor, Mathematics

B.S., B.S., North Carolina State University; M.A., Appalachian State University

WRIGHT, KATHARINE M. 

Coordinator, Recreational Therapy Assistant Program

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S., East Carolina University

YANG, J. CRYSTAL 

Project Manager 

A.A., Central Piedmont Community College; B.S.B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

‡ Recipient Western Piedmont Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award

* Recipient Western Piedmont Foundation Outstanding Staff Award