I went to James Madison University and received my B.S. in Health Assessment and Promotion, which led me to Appalachian State University to pursue a M.S. in Clinical Exercise Science. I had goals to pursue a career in strength protocol development for astronauts with NASA. I began working as a full-time graduate assistant in the Learning Assistance Program with "at-risk" student athletes. I worked one-on-one with students implementing organizational strategies, study skills, and strategic tutoring methods. I fell in love with working in a higher education setting with students and pursued a practicum in the Learning Assistance Program working as the Men's Tennis and Baseball Academic Advisor. Upon graduation with my Master's, I had abandoned my originial career goals and accepted a position working as the Director of As-U-R with College STAR. I love this job and I am thankful for the experience in the Learning Assistance Program that molded me to assist in the growth of As-U-R on Appalachian's campus.
My office is located in our Study Central Suite in Edwin Duncan and I teach two seminars to incoming and current As-U-R students. Seminar 1 is for incoming students and focuses on goal development, organizational skills, study strategies, life skills, and discussion. Seminar 2 is open to all As-U-R students who are not currently enrolled in Seminar 1. It is a book club class that focuses on gaining comfort with discussion-style classes. We read "Learning Outside the Lines" by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole, as well as "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" by Carol Dweck. Students take turns being the discussion leader and are encouraged to participate in engaging discussion.
Title: As-U-R Director
Department: Student Learning Center
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-6332