Program Administration Contacts

Graduate School

Dr. Max Poole, Dean of the Graduate School, (828) 262-2130
Dr. Robert Sanders, Associate Dean, sandersrl@appstate.edu, (828) 262-2130

Graduate Programs - Contacts effective July 1, 2016

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Graduate Program Program Director(s) Department & Chair Academic Dean & College
Accounting: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Bill Pollard
828-262-6206
Dr. Doug Roberts (Interim)
Accounting
Dr. Heather Norris
Walker College of Business
Addiction Counseling Certificate
Dr. Mark Schwarze
Dr. Cathy Clark - Interim
Human Development & Psychological Counseling
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Appalachian Studies Certificate
Dr. Dave Wood
828-262-7199
Dr. William R. Schumann, Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Appalachian Studies: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Dave Wood
828-262-7199
Dr. William R. Schumann, Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Applied Data Analytics: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Lakshmi Iyer
828-262-6823
Dr. Dinesh Dave
Computer Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
Dr. Heather Norris
Walker College of Business
Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate
Dr. Woody Trathen
Dr. Woody Trathen
Reading Education & Special Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Biology: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Ece Karatan
828-262-6742
Dr. Zack Murrell (Interim)
Biology
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Business Administration: MBA Degree Program
Dr. Sandra Vannoy
828-262-2922
Dr. Heather Norris
Walker College of Business
Business Analytics Certificate
Dr. Sandra Vannoy
828-262-2922
Dr. Dinesh Dave
Computer Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
Dr. Heather Norris
Walker College of Business
Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Mark Schwarze
828-262-6047
Dr. Cathy Clark - Interim
Human Development & Psychological Counseling
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
College Student Development: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Catherine Clark
828-262-2448
Dr. Cathy Clark - Interim
Human Development & Psychological Counseling
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Computer Science: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Jay Fenwick
828-262-2708
Dr. Rahman Tashakkori
Computer Science
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Curriculum Specialist: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Sara Zimmerman
828-262-2216
Dr. Sara Zimmerman (Interim)
Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Educational Administration: Education Specialist Degree
Dr. Barbara Howard
828-262-2109
Dr. Terry McClannon
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Educational Leadership: Doctor of Education Degree
Dr. Audrey Dentith
828-262-8382
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Educational Media: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Amy Cheney
Dr. Herb Brown
828-262-6091
Dr. Terry McClannon
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Elementary Education: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Chrystal Dean
828-262-8009
Dr. Sara Zimmerman (Interim)
Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Elementary Mathematics Education Certificate
Dr. Chrystal Dean
828-262-8009
Dr. Sara Zimmerman (Interim)
Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Engineering Physics: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Brad Johnson
828-262-7318
Dr. Michael Briley
Physics & Astronomy
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
English: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Susan Staub
828-262-2335
Dr. Carl Eby
English
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Exercise Science: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Scott Collier
828-262-7145
Dr. Kelly Cole
Health & Exercise Science
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate
Dr. Melia Snyder
Dr. Cathy Clark - Interim
Human Development & Psychological Counseling
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
French Certificate
Dr. Beverly Moser
828-262-2303
Dr. Jim Fogelquist
Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies Certificate
Dr. Sushmita Chatterjee
Dr. Mark Nunes
Cultural, Gender and Global Studies
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Geographic Information Science Certificate
Dr. Baker Perry
Dr. Kathleen Schroeder
Geography & Planning
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Geography: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Baker Perry
Dr. Kathleen Schroeder
Geography & Planning
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Gerontology Certificate
Dr. Bradley Nash
828-262-2486
Dr. Amy Dellinger Page
Sociology
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Health Administration: Master of Health Administration Degree
Sandi Lane
Dr. Margaret Barth
Nutrition & Health Care Management
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Higher Education: Education Specialist Degree
Dr. Vachel Miller
828-262-2280
Dr. Terry McClannon
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Higher Education: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Vachel Miller
828-262-2280
Dr. Terry McClannon
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
History: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Judkin Browning
828-262-6022
Dr. James Goff
History
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Tim Huelsman
Dr. Rose Mary Webb
Psychology
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Instructional Technology Facilitation Certificate
Dr. Amy Cheney
Dr. Herb Brown
828-262-6091
828-262-3132
Dr. Terry McClannon
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Library Science: Master of Library Science Degree
Dr. Kim Becnel
828-262-7753
Dr. Terry McClannon
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Marriage and Family Therapy: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Jon Winek
828-262-4890
Dr. Cathy Clark - Interim
Human Development & Psychological Counseling
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Mathematics: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Holly Hirst
Dr. Ross Gosky
828-262-3050
Dr. Eric Marland
Mathematical Sciences
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Middle and Secondary Teaching Certificate
Dr. Holly Thornton
Dr. Tracy Goodson-Espy
828-262-8007
828-262-7680
Dr. Sara Zimmerman (Interim)
Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Middle Grades Education: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Chris Cook
828-262-8008
Dr. Sara Zimmerman (Interim)
Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Music Performance: Master of Music Degree
Dr. Victor Mansure
828-262-6442
Dr. James Douthit
Hayes School of Music
Music Therapy: Master of Music Therapy Degree
Dr. Cathy McKinney
828-262-6444
Dr. James Douthit
Hayes School of Music
New Media Literacies and Global Perspectives Certificate
Dr. Amy Cheney
Dr. Herb Brown
828-262-6091
828-262-3132
Dr. Terry McClannon
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Non-profit Administration Certificate
Dr. Kathryn Webb Farley
Dr. Mark Bradbury
828-262-6700
828-262-7913
Dr. Phillip Ardoin
Government & Justice Studies
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Nursing: Master of Science in Nursing Degree
Dr. Susan Lane
Dr. Kathleen Rayman
Nursing
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Nutrition: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Martin Root
828-262-2064
Dr. Margaret Barth
Nutrition & Health Care Management
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Online Learning and Professional Development Certificate
Dr. Amy Cheney
Dr. Herb Brown
828-262-6091
828-262-3132
Dr. Terry McClannon
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Planning Certificate
Dr. Baker Perry
Dr. Kathleen Schroeder
Geography & Planning
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Political Science: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Renee Sherlen
Dr. Tatyana Ruseva
828-262-6094
828-262-8238
Dr. Phillip Ardoin
Government & Justice Studies
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Professional School Counseling: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Jill Van Horne
828-262-2590
Dr. Cathy Clark - Interim
Human Development & Psychological Counseling
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Psychology: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Twila Wingrove, experimental track
Dr. Denise Martz (Interim), clinical track
828-262-2272, ext. 440
828-262-2272
Dr. Rose Mary Webb
Psychology
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Public Administration: Master of Public Administration Degree
Dr. Mark Bradbury
Dr. Phillip Ardoin
Government & Justice Studies
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Reading Education Certificate
Dr. Woody Trathen
828-262-2182
Dr. Woody Trathen
Reading Education & Special Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Reading Education: Master of Arts
Dr. Elizabeth Frye
828-262-7623
Dr. Woody Trathen
Reading Education & Special Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Rhetoric and Composition Certificate
Beth Carroll
Bret Zawilski
Dr. Carl Eby
English
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Romance Languages: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Beverly Moser
828-262-2303
Dr. Jim Fogelquist
Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
School Administration: Master of School Administration Degree
Dr. Barbara Howard
828-262-7619
Dr. Terry McClannon
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
School Leadership Certificate
Dr. Barbara Howard
828-262-7619
Dr. Terry McClannon
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
School Psychology: Combined Master of Arts & Specialist in School Psychology Degree
Dr. Pamela Kidder-Ashley
828-262-2272, ext. 426
Dr. Rose Mary Webb
Psychology
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Social Work: Master of Social Work Degree
Dr. Kelly Williams
828-262-7942
Dr. Lauren Renkert
Social Work
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Sociology Certificate
Dr. Bradley Nash
828-262-2486
Dr. Amy Dellinger Page
Sociology
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Spanish Certificate
Dr. Beverly Moser
828-262-2303
Dr. Jim Fogelquist
Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Special Education: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Rebecca Shankland
828-262-2865
Dr. Woody Trathen
Reading Education & Special Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Speech-Language Pathology: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Kim McCullough
828-262-7182
Dr. Gail Donaldson
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Strategic Communication Certificate
Dr. Ed Brewer
828-262-2405
Dr. Jean DeHart
Communication
Phyllis Kloda
College of Fine & Applied Arts
Systemic Multicultural Counseling Certificate
Dr. Laura Gambrel
828-262-2231
Dr. Cathy Clark - Interim
Human Development & Psychological Counseling
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Technology: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Marie Hoepfl
828-262-3122
Dr. Brian Raichle
Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment
Phyllis Kloda
College of Fine & Applied Arts