Amanda Waterman

While Amanda is new to being an Appalachian State Mountaineer, she has called herself a Mountaineer for quite some time. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English/Secondary Education and Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from West Virginia University. During this time, she focused her studies on student success, retention, and support systems. Prior to being at App State, Amanda worked primarily with RISE WVU, a student success program that centered on providing academic community to underrepresented and traditionally underserved students and increasing persistence towards graduation and beyond. Amanda is passionate about making higher education a more equitable and accessible place and is excited to be able to bring that to her position as Coordinator of Academic Success and Resilience at Appalachian State University.

Amanda strongly believes in a holistic approach to supporting students, and she is thrilled to join the Student Learning Center where she has the opportunity to coordinate intentional interventions for students, oversee peer academic coaching, and conduct workshops on academic success and strategy. She works closely with a team of graduate assistants and peer academic coaches to provide support and community to students at Appalachian.

Originally from New Jersey, Amanda is excited to be experiencing Boone for the first time. When she is not at work, she can be found hiking, spending time with family and friends, and listening to Taylor Swift on repeat.


Title: Coordinator of Academic Success and Resilience
Department: Student Learning Center

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8546

Office address
229 D. D. Dougherty Hall