Graduate Program Director Contacts

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Graduate Program Program Director(s) Department & Chair Academic Dean & College
Accounting (MS)
Dr. Mary Ann Hofmann
Dr. Dwayne McSwain
828-262-6228
828-262-6200
Dr. Penelope Bagley
Accounting
Dr. Sandra Vannoy
Walker College of Business
Addiction Counseling Certificate
Dr. Mark Schwarze
Dr. Amy Milsom
Counseling, Family Therapy, and Higher Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Appalachian Studies (MA)
Dr. Julie Shepherd-Powell
828-262-7199
Dr. Maria Pramagiorre
Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Applied Data Analytics (MS)
Dr. Jason Xiong
828-262-2351
Dr. Sandra Vannoy
Walker College of Business
Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Analytics Concentration, MS and Business Administration - Interdisciplinary Business Concentration, MBA
Dr. Jason Xiong
Dr. Neel Das
Dr. Sandra Vannoy
Walker College of Business
Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS and Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management, MA
Dr. Jason Xiong
Dr. Tim Huelsman
Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS and Public Administration - Not-for-Profit Management Concentration, MPA
Dr. Jason Xiong
Dr. Patricia Mitchell
Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS and Public Administration - Public Management Concentration, MPA
Dr. Jason Xiong
Dr. Patricia Mitchell
Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS and Public Administration - Town, City and County Management Concentration, MPA
Dr. Jason Xiong
Dr. Patricia Mitchell
Athletic Training (MS)
Dr. Jennifer Howard
(828) 262-7985
Dr. Gail Donaldson
Rehabilitation Sciences
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Autism Certificate
Dr. Debra Prykanowski
828-262-8388
Dr. Woody Trathen
Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Biology (MS)
Dr. Lynn Siefferman
828-262-7082
Dr. Ava Udvadia
Biology
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Birth through Kindergarten Graduate Certificate
Dr. Pamela Shue
Dr. Woody Trathen
Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Business Administration (MBA)
Dr. Neel Das
828-262-2922
Dr. Sandra Vannoy
Walker College of Business
Business Administration - Interdisciplinary Business Concentration, MBA and Higher Education - Community College and University Leadership Concentration, MA
Dr. Neel Das
Dr. Stacey Garrett
Business Administration - Interdisciplinary Business Concentration, MBA and Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management, MA
Dr. Neel Das
Dr. Tim Huelsman
Business Administration - Interdisciplinary Business Concentration, MBA and Public Administration - Public Management Concentration, MPA
Dr. Neel Das
Dr. Patricia Mitchell
Career & Technical Education Graduate Certificate
Dr. Jerianne Taylor
828-262-6352
Dr. Herb Brown, Interim Chair
Media, Career Studies, and Leadership Development
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Climate Change Certificate
Dr. Derek Martin
828-262-8905
Dr. Saskia van de Gevel
Geography & Planning
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
Dr. Dominique Hammonds
828-262-6047
Dr. Amy Milsom
Counseling, Family Therapy, and Higher Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA and Music Therapy, MMT
Dr. Dominique Hammonds
Dr. Melody Schwantes
Clinical Psychology: (PsyD)
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. Amy Milsom
Counseling, Family Therapy, and Higher Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Computer Science (MS)
Dr. Mitch Parry
828-262-2149
Dr. Rahman Tashakkori
Computer Science
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Curriculum Specialist (MA)
Dr. Shanan Fitts
828-262-8083
Dr. Lisa Poling
Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Digital Media Literacy Certificate
Dr. Patrick O'Shea
828-262-6044
Dr. Herb Brown, Interim Chair
Media, Career Studies, and Leadership Development
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Educational Leadership: (EdD)
Dr. Vachel Miller
828-262-2280
Dr. Shawn Ricks
Leadership & Educational Studies
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Elementary Education Graduate Certificate
Dr. Ashley Whitehead
Dr. Eric Groce
828-262-3162
828-262-7315
Dr. Lisa Poling
Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Elementary Mathematics Education Certificate
Dr. Ashley Whitehead
828-262-3162
Dr. Lisa Poling
Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Graduate Certificate
Dr. Christopher Van Loan
828-262-2624
Dr. Woodrow Trathen
Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Engineering Physics (MS)
Dr. Michael Briley
828-262-2432
Dr. Tonya Coffey
Physics & Astronomy
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Engineering Physics - Systems and Laboratory Automation Concentration, MS and Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Analytics Concentration, MS
Dr. Michael Briley
Dr. Jason Xiong
English (MA)
Dr. Zackary Vernon
828-262-8127
Dr. Leonardo Flores
English
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Exercise Science (MS)
Dr. Kym Fasczewski
828-262-7987
Dr. Kelly Cole
Public Health & Exercise Science
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate
Dr. Amy Milsom
828-262-3133
Dr. Amy Milsom
Counseling, Family Therapy, and Higher Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
French Certificate
Dr. Benjamin Souza
828-262-2305
Dr. Paul Worley
Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies Certificate
Dr. Dylan Blackston
828-262-6400
Dr. Maria Pramagiorre
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 (MA)
Dr. Derek Martin
828-262-8905
Dr. Saskia van de Gevel
Geography & Planning
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Health Administration (MHA)
Dr. 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. Ben Sibley
Recreation Management & Physical Education
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Higher Education (MA)
Dr. Stacey Garrett
828-262-3112
Dr. Amy Milsom
Counseling, Family Therapy, and Higher Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
History (MA)
Dr. Bruce Stewart
828-262-7325
Dr. James Goff
History
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management (MA)
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. Herb Brown, Interim Chair
Media, Career Studies, and Leadership Development
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Instructional Technology Leadership Certificate
Dr. Patrick O'Shea
828-262-6044
Dr. Herb Brown, Interim Chair
Media, Career Studies, and Leadership Development
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Library Science (MLS)
Dr. Kim Becnel
828-262-7753
Dr. Herb Brown, Interim Chair
Media, Career Studies, and Leadership Development
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Library Science (MLS) and Media, Technology, and Learning Design - Instructional Technology Specialist/K-12 Concentration (MA)
Dr. Kim Becnel
Dr. Patrick O'Shea
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Literacy Education (MA)
Dr. Beth Buchholz
828-262-6059
Dr. Woody Trathen
Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Literacy Education Certificate
Dr. Beth Buchholz
828-262-6059
Dr. Woody Trathen
Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MA)
Dr. Kristen Benson
828-262-8884
Dr. Amy Milsom
Counseling, Family Therapy, and Higher Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Mathematics (MA)
Dr. Quinn Morris
828-262-2365
Dr. Tracie Salinas
Mathematical Sciences
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Mathematics - College Teaching Concentration, MA and Engineering Physics - Systems and Laboratory Automation Concentration, MS
Dr. Quinn Morris
Dr. Michael Briley
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Media, Technology, & Learning Design (MA)
Dr. Patrick O'Shea
828-262-6044
Dr. Herb Brown, Interim Chair
Media, Career Studies, and Leadership Development
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Middle and Secondary Teaching Certificate
Dr. Casey Wells
828-262-8378
Dr. Lisa Poling
Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Music Performance (MM)
Dr. Dakota Corbliss
828-262-6456
Dr. James Douthit
Hayes School of Music
Music Therapy (MMT)
Dr. Melody Schwantes
828-262-8216
Dr. James Douthit
Hayes School of Music
Non-profit Administration Certificate
Dr. Patricia Mitchell
828-262-6342
Dr. Cathy Marcum
Government & Justice Studies
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Nursing (MSN)
Dr. Tammy Haley
828-262-8005
Dr. Kathleen Rayman
Nursing
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Nursing Education Certificate
Dr. Tammy Haley
828-262-8005
Dr. Kathleen Rayman
Nursing
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Nutrition - Dietetics (MS)
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 (MS)
Dr. Kyle Thompson
828-262-3113
Dr. Margaret Barth
Nutrition & Health Care Management
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy (MS)
Dr. Jenny Womack
828-262-7044
Dr. Gail Donaldson
Rehabilitation Sciences
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Online Design, Communication and Engagement Certificate
Dr. Patrick O'Shea
828-262-6044
Dr. Herb Brown, Interim Chair
Media, Career Studies, and Leadership Development
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 (MA)
Dr. Tatyana Ruseva
828-262-8238
Dr. Cathy Marcum
Government & Justice Studies
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Political Science - American Government Concentration, MA and Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS
Dr. Jason Xiong
Dr. Tatyana Ruseva
Political Science - Environmental Politics and Policy Analysis Concentration, MA and Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS
Dr. Jason Xiong
Dr. Tatyana Ruseva
Political Science - International Relations/Comparative Politics Concentration, MA and Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Concentration, MS
Dr. Jason Xiong
Dr. Tatyana Ruseva
Professional School Counseling (MA)
Dr. Jill Van Horne
828-262-2590
Dr. Amy Milsom
Counseling, Family Therapy, and Higher Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Psychology - Psychological Science Concentration (MA)
Dr. Twila Wingrove
828-262-8965
Dr. Rose Mary Webb
Psychology
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Public Administration (MPA)
Dr. Patricia Mitchell, CEcD
828-262-6342
Dr. Cathy Marcum
Government & Justice Studies
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Public Health (MPH)
Dr. Rich Christiana
828-262-6335
Dr. Kelly Cole
Public Health & Exercise Science
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health 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
Rhetoric and Composition Certificate
Dr. Bethany Mannon
Dr. Leonardo Flores
English
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Romance Languages (MA)
Dr. Benjamin Souza
828-262-2928
Dr. Paul Worley
Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
School Administration (MSA)
Dr. Kimberly Money
828-262-8380
Dr. Herb Brown, Interim Chair
Media, Career Studies, and Leadership Development
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
School Leadership Certificate
Dr. Kimberly Money
828-262-8380
Dr. Herb Brown, Interim Chair
Media, Career Studies, and Leadership Development
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
School Psychology: (MA/SSP)
Dr. Jamie Yarbrough
828-262-2272, ext. 417
Dr. Rose Mary Webb
Psychology
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Social Work (MSW)
Dr. Deborah Phillips
828-262-7982
Dr. Gail Donaldson
Social Work
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Sociology Certificate
Dr. Anastacia Schulhoff
828-262-6897
Dr. Cameron Lippard
Sociology
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Spanish Certificate
Dr. Benjamin Souza
828-262-2305
Dr. Paul Worley
Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Dr. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Special Education (MA)
Dr. Aftynne Cheek
828-262-7833
Dr. Woody Trathen
Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Special Education Graduate Certificate
Dr. Debra Prykanowski
828-262-8388
Dr. Woody Trathen
Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Speech-Language Pathology (MS)
Dr. Kim McCullough
828-262-7182
Dr. Gail Donaldson
Rehabilitation Sciences
Dr. Marie Huff
Beaver College of Health Sciences
Student Affairs Administration (MA)
Dr. Dena Kneiss
828-262-6049
Dr. Amy Milsom
Counseling, Family Therapy, and Higher Education
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Teaching Emergent Bilingual Populations in the Content Areas Certificate
Dr. Shanan Fitts
828-262-8083
Dr. Lisa Poling
Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum
Dr. Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Technology (MS)
Dr. Andrew Windham
Dr. Marie Hoepfl
828-262-8224
828-262-3122
Dr. Ok-Youn Yu
Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment
Dr. Shannon Campbell
College of Fine & Applied Arts
Technology - Appropriate Technology Concentration, MS and Engineering Physics - Systems and Laboratory Automation Concentration, MS
Dr. Andrew Windham
Dr. Michael Briley