2020-2021 Catalog

Faculty and Staff

ADAMS, GERGANA V.

Instructor, English 

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.

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

BERLEY, SUSAN A.

Vice President for Student Services & Support Services

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.

Director, 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, Allied Health & New Media/

Program Director, Medical Assisting

(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.

Maintenance Lead

‡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   

BUFF, KAYLA S.

Instructor, Cosmetology

A.A.S., Isothermal Community College

BURCHETTE, STACEY E.

Instructor, Mathematics

B.S., Appalachian State University; M.S., University of West Florida

BURNS, RANDALL S.

Project Manager for Innovation & Partnerships

A.A.S., Catawba Valley Community College

CANTWELL, EVGUENIIA M.

Instructor, English

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

CAROWAY, JEREMY K .

General Maintenance

CARPENTER, HARRY E., III

Instructor, History/Geography

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

Coordinator, Cosmetology

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

CHILDERS, WILLIAM M.

Instructor, Information Technology

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., Ed.D., Wingate University

COLLIANDER, BETSY D.

Coordinator, Office Systems

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

CRAWFORD, RHIA M.

Vice President for Academic Affairs

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

CRAWFORD, ROBERT S.

Coordinator, Computer Integrated Machining Technology

A.A., Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute

CRAWFORD, SUZANNE C.

Liaison, Burke County Public Schools

B.A., North Carolina State University; 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.

Department Head, Business

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

DALE, JEFFREY S.

Facility Services Aide

DALE, TIMOTHY P.

General Maintenance

*DANIEL, NANCY L.

Director, Library

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

DANIELS, MICHAEL B.

Dean, Applied Technologies

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

DAVIDSON, LAURA E.

Instructor, English

B.A., Montreat College; M.A., Western Carolina University

DEMITER, ANISSA R.

Instructor, English

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

DOYLE, TERRY A.

Coordinator, Social Sciences

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

DUCKWORTH, BRENDA L.

Instructor, Mathematics

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

DULA, LAURIN N.

Financial Aid Technician

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

DUNNAGAN, KATIE M.

Coordinator, Institutional Research & Evaluation

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

EDWARDS, BRANDON L.

Director, Emergency Services Programs

EDWARDS, LADONYA A.

Coordinator, Simulation Lab

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

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 

‡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

GRAHAM, ZEBEDEE T.

Chief, Security & Safety 

B.S., Fayetteville State University

GRAY, RONALD M.

Director, Facility Services

HALL, ROBIN C.

Director, Purchasing

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.

Department Head, Humanities & Social Sciences

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

HIGHTOWER, VALERIE M. 

Division Assistant 

B.S., Valdosta State University

HILDEBRAN, CANDIS R.

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

HOUSTON, TERRY A.

Director, Occupational Extension Programs

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 

HUSS, LESLIE B.

Instructor, Mathematics

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

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

KANIA, MIRIAM S.

Cashier Accounting Specialist

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College

KAYLOR, WESLEY D.

Records Specialist, Admissions & Curriculum 

B.S., Gardner-Webb University

*KELLER, DEANNA M.

Disability Services Resource Specialist

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 Continuing Education

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

LANIER, KARLA M.

Coordinator, Disability Services

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

*LEAK, VONDRA D.

Assistant Director, Financial Aid

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

Accounts Receivable Specialist 

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

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, Administrative Services

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

*MAUNEY, LISA G.

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

MENDOZA, ERIN W.

Instructor, Spanish

A.A., Western Piedmont Community College; B.A., M.A., 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, 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.

Coordinator, Criminal Justice

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

NESTOR, EMILY B.

Director of Distance Learning

A.A.S., Catawba Valley Community College; B.S., Purdue University Global; M.A., Ed.S., Appalachian State University

NILE, TEAH G.

ETS - Educational 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., Ed.D., 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  

PATTERSON, LILLIAN M.

Coordinator, Physical Education

B.A., University of North Carolina-Wilmington; M.S., Smith College

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, Humanities & Social Sciences

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

PITMAN, BRANDON K.

Coordinator, Horticulture Technology

A.A.S, A.A.S.,  North Carolina State University; B.S., North Carolina A&T State University

PITTMAN, TIMOTHY M.

Administrator, Media Services

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

PONS, CLARISSA T.

Division Assistant

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

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, Nursing/Department Head, Allied Health CU/WCE

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

QUEEN, DONALD R.

Department Head, Engineering

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

REED, JESSICA R.

Career Coach

B.S., Appalachian State University

RITCHIE, SHERILYN M.

Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering

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

ROBERTS, NAOMI G.

Instructor, Mathematics/ACA Coordinator

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

SCRUGGS, HANNAH R.

Career Coach

A.A., A.S., Isothermal Community College; B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

SEALS, MARY A.

Administrator, Instructional Technology

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

*SESSIONS, LISA H.

Director, Human Resources

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

SHOLAR, STACEY B.

Director, Western Piedmont Foundation

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

SHUPING, VICKI S.

Instructor, Medical Assisting

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College  

SIMMONS, LUKE E.

Grounds Technician

SMITH, AMANDA M.

Bookstore Technician II

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

‡SPATH, MICHAEL C.

Coordinator, Life Science

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

STAFFORD, BRANDON S.

Instructor, English

A.S., Virginia Western Community College, B.S., M.S., Radford University

STAMEY, ANGELA R.

ETS - Educational Resource Facilitator

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

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

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 

VANG, TOU H.

Admissions Coach

B.S., M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

VASILE, ROBERT A.

Instructor, Information Technology

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

WALLACE, SUZANNE R.

Director, Small Business Center

B.S.B.A., Western Carolina University; M.B.A., High Point 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 Utilities

WHITE, T. ANDREW

Instructor, Physics and Astronomy

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

WILKES, CHADWICK A.

Grounds Lead and General Maintenance

A.A.S., Western Piedmont Community College

WILLIAMS, CATHY

Academic Records & Graduation Specialist 

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

WILLIAMS, SUSAN M.

Dean, Student Services

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

WILLIS, EMILY G.

Coordinator, Student Affairs & Recruitment 

B.A., Western Carolina 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