Program Administration Contacts

Graduate Programs - Contacts effective July 1, 2021

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Graduate Program Program Director(s) Department & Chair Academic Dean & College
Accounting: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Lynn Stallworth
828-262-6189
Dr. Penelope Bagley
Accounting
Dr. Sandra Vannoy (Interim Dean)
Walker College of Business
Addiction Counseling Certificate
Dr. Mark Schwarze
Dr. Amy Milsom
Human Development & Psychological Counseling
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Aging, Health, and Society Certificate
Dr. David Russell
828-262-6391
Dr. Cameron Lippard
Sociology
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Appalachian Studies Certificate
Dr. Julie Shepherd-Powell
828-262-7199
Dr. Mark Nunes
Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Appalachian Studies: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Julie Shepherd-Powell
828-262-7199
Dr. Mark Nunes
Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Analytics Concentration, MS and Business Administration - Interdisciplinary Business Concentration, MBA
Dr. Jason Xiong
Dr. Neel Das
Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS and Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management, MA
Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS and Public Administration - Not-for-Profit Management Concentration, MPA
Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS and Public Administration - Public Management Concentration, MPA
Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS and Public Administration - Town, City and County Management Concentration, MPA
Applied Data Analytics: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Jason Xiong
828-262-2351
Dr. Sandra Vannoy (Interim Dean)
Walker College of Business
Athletic Training: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Ashley Goodman
(828) 262-7711
Dr. Kelly Cole
Health & Exercise Science
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Autism Certificate
Dr. Susan Hedges
828-262-8379
Dr. Woody Trathen
Reading Education & Special Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Biology: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Ray Williams
828-262-6511
Dr. Zack Murrell
Biology
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Birth through Kindergarten Graduate Certificate
Dr. Pamela Shue
Dr. Denise Brewer
Family & Child Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Business Administration - Interdisciplinary Business Concentration, MBA and Higher Education - Community College and University Leadership Concentration, MA
Business Administration - Interdisciplinary Business Concentration, MBA and Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management, MA
Business Administration - Interdisciplinary Business Concentration, MBA and Public Administration - Public Management Concentration, MPA
Business Administration: MBA Degree Program
Dr. Neel Das
828-262-2922
Dr. Sandra Vannoy (Interim Dean)
Walker College of Business
Business Analytics Certificate
Dr. Jason Xiong
828-262-2351
Dr. Sandra Vannoy (Interim Dean)
Walker College of Business
Climate Change Certificate
Dr. Derek Martin
828-262-8905
Dr. Saskia van de Gevel
Geography & Planning
Dr. Neva Specht
College of Arts & Sciences
Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, General Concentration, MA and Music Therapy, MMT
Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Dominique Hammonds
828-262-6047
Dr. Amy Milsom
Human Development & Psychological Counseling
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Clinical Psychology, PsyD with en route Psychology - Clinical Psychology Concentration, MA
Clinical Psychology: Doctor of Psychology Degree
Dr. Lisa Curtin
828-262-8936
Dr. Rose Mary Webb
Psychology
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
College and University Teaching Certificate
Dr. Krista Terry Wojdak
828-262-6052
Dr. Shawn Ricks
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Computer Science: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Mitch Parry
828-262-2149
Dr. Rahman Tashakkori
Computer Science
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Curriculum Specialist: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Sara Zimmerman
828-262-2216
Dr. Beth Campbell
Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Educational Administration: Education Specialist Degree
Dr. Julie Hasson
828-262-8060
Dr. Shawn Ricks
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Educational Leadership - Educational Administration, EdD and Educational Administration, EdS
Educational Leadership - Higher Education Concentration, EdD and Higher Education - Community College & University Leadership Concentration, EdS
Educational Leadership: Doctor of Education Degree
Dr. Vachel Miller
828-262-2280
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Educational Media: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Patrick O'Shea
828-262-6044
Dr. Shawn Ricks
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Elementary Education Graduate Certificate
Dr. Chrystal Dean
828-262-8009
Dr. Elizabeth Campbell
Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Elementary Education: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Chrystal Dean
828-262-8009
Dr. Beth Campbell
Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Elementary Mathematics Education Certificate
Dr. Chrystal Dean
828-262-8009
Dr. Beth Campbell
Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Graduate Certificate
Dr. Christopher Van Loan
828-262-2624
Dr. Woodrow Trathen
Reading Education & Special Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Engineering Physics - Systems and Laboratory Automation Concentration, MS and Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Analytics Concentration, MS
Engineering Physics: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Michael Briley
828-262-2432
Dr. Jennifer Burris
Physics & Astronomy
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
English: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. David Orvis
828-262-7299
Dr. Leonardo Flores
English
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Exercise Science: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Kym Fasczewski
828-262-7987
Dr. Kelly Cole
Health & Exercise Science
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate
Dr. Amy Milsom
828-262-3133
Dr. Amy Milsom
Human Development & Psychological Counseling
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
French Certificate
Dr. Darci Gardner
828-262-2928
Dr. Catherine Fountain, Asst. Chair
Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies Certificate
Dr. Sushmita Chatterjee
828-262-8992
Dr. Mark Nunes
Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Geographic Information Science Certificate
Dr. Derek Martin
828-262-8905
Dr. Saskia van de Gevel
Geography & Planning
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Geography: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Derek Martin
828-262-8905
Dr. Saskia van de Gevel
Geography & Planning
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Health Administration: Master of Health Administration Degree
Sandi Lane
828-262-7482
Dr. Margaret Barth
Nutrition & Health Care Management
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Health and Physical Education Graduate Certificate
Dr. Ben Sibley
828-262-6300
Dr. Melissa Weddell
Recreation Management & Physical Education
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Higher Education: Education Specialist Degree
Dr. Krista Terry Wojdak
828-262-6052
Dr. Shawn Ricks
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Higher Education: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Stacey Garrett
828-262-3112
Dr. Shawn Ricks
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. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Tim Huelsman
828-262-2272
Dr. Rose Mary Webb
Psychology
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Instructional Technology Facilitation Certificate
Dr. Patrick O'Shea
828-262-6044
Dr. Shawn Ricks
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Instructional Technology Leadership Certificate
Dr. Patrick O'Shea
828-262-6044
Dr. Shawn Ricks
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
International Leadership Certificate
Dr. Paul Wallace
828-262-6571
Dr. Shawn Ricks
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Library Science, MLS and Educational Media - Instructional Technology Specialist/K-12 Concentration, MA
Library Science: Master of Library Science Degree
Dr. Kim Becnel
828-262-7753
Dr. Shawn Ricks
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Marriage and Family Therapy: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Kristen Benson
828-262-8884
Dr. Amy Milsom
Human Development & Psychological Counseling
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Mathematics - College Teaching Concentration, MA and Engineering Physics - Systems and Laboratory Automation Concentration, MS
Mathematics: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Holly Hirst
828-262-2869
Dr. Eric Marland
Mathematical Sciences
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Middle and Secondary Teaching Certificate
Dr. Jerianne Taylor
828-262-6352
Dr. Beth Campbell
Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Middle Grades Education: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Chris Cook
828-262-8008
Dr. Beth Campbell
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 Theory Pedagogy Research and Practice Certificate
Dr. Jennifer Snodgrass
828-262-7231
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. Patrick O'Shea
828-262-6044
Dr. Shawn Ricks
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Non-profit Administration Certificate
Dr. Patricia Mitchell
828-262-6342
Dr. Phillip Ardoin
Government & Justice Studies
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Nursing Education Certificate
Dr. Tammy Haley
828-262-8005
Dr. Kathleen Rayman
Nursing
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Nursing: Master of Science in Nursing Degree
Dr. Tammy Haley
828-262-8005
Dr. Kathleen Rayman
Nursing
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Nutrition (Dietetics): Master of Science Degree
Dr. Melissa Gutschall
828-262-2698
Dr. Margaret Barth
Nutrition & Health Care Management
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Nutrition (Public Health Nutrition Practice): Master of Science Degree
Dr. Kyle Thompson
828-262-3113
Dr. Margaret Barth
Nutrition & Health Care Management
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Online Learning and Professional Development Certificate
Dr. Patrick O'Shea
828-262-6044
Dr. Shawn Ricks
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Planning Certificate
Dr. Derek Martin
828-262-8905
Dr. Saskia van de Gevel
Geography & Planning
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Political Science: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Tatyana Ruseva
828-262-8238
Dr. Phillip Ardoin
Government & Justice Studies
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Professional School Counseling: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Jill Van Horne
828-262-2590
Dr. Amy Milsom
Human Development & Psychological Counseling
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Psychology: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Twila Wingrove
828-262-2272, ext. 440
Dr. Rose Mary Webb
Psychology
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Public Administration: Master of Public Administration Degree
Dr. Patricia Mitchell, CEcD
828-262-6342
Dr. Phillip Ardoin
Government & Justice Studies
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Public Health Nutrition Practice Certificate
Dr. Kyle L. Thompson
828-262-2631
Dr. Margaret Barth
Nutrition & Health Care Management
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Reading Education Certificate
Dr. Beth Frye
828-262-7623
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
Dr. Bethany Mannon
Dr. Leonardo Flores
English
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Romance Languages: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Darci Gardner
828-262-2928
Dr. Catherine Fountain, Asst. Chair
Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
School Administration: Master of School Administration Degree
Dr. Precious Mudiwa
828-262-3230
828-262-7619
Dr. Shawn Ricks
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
School Leadership Certificate
Dr. Precious Mudiwa
828-262-3230
Dr. Shawn Ricks
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
School Psychology, SSP/MA
School Psychology: Master of Arts & Specialist in School Psychology Dual Degree Program
Dr. Jamie Yarbrough
828-262-2272, ext. 417
Dr. Rose Mary Webb
Psychology
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Social Work: Master of Social Work Degree
Dr. Deborah Phillips
828-262-7982
Dr. Lauren Renkert
Social Work
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Sociology Certificate
Dr. David Russell
828-262-6391
Dr. Cameron Lippard
Sociology
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Spanish Certificate
Dr. Darci Gardner
828-262-2928
Dr. Catherine Fountain, Asst. Chair
Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Special Education Graduate Certificate
Dr. Debra Prykanowski
828-262-8388
Dr. Woody Trathen
Reading Education & Special Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
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
Student Affairs Administration: Master of Arts Degree
Dr. Diane Waryold
828-262-6067
Dr. Amy Milsom
Human Development & Psychological Counseling
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Systemic Multicultural Counseling Certificate
Dr. Kristen Benson
828-262-8884
Dr. Amy Milsom
Human Development & Psychological Counseling
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Teaching Emergent Bilingual Populations in the Content Areas Certificate
Dr. Shanan Fitts
Dr. Beth Campbell
Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Technology - Appropriate Technology Concentration, MS and Engineering Physics - Systems and Laboratory Automation Concentration, MS
Technology - Renewable Energy Engineering Concentration, MS and Engineering Physics - Systems and Laboratory Automation Concentration, MS
Technology: Master of Science Degree
Dr. Jeff Ramsdell
828-262-6662
Dr. Brian Raichle
Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment
Dr. Shannon Campbell
College of Fine & Applied Arts