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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Office of the Chancellor

Anne Ponder Chancellor
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Christine Riley Chief of Staff
B.A., Averett College; M.A., Antioch New England Graduate School
Elizabeth R. Bagwell Director of Human Resources
A.S., Roane State Community College; B.S.W., East Tennessee State University; M.S., Western Carolina University
Lucien “Skip” Capone, III General Counsel
B.A., North Carolina State University; J.D., Wake Forest University  
Julia Fuog Caudill Director of Advancement Services 
B.A., University of Illinois; M.A., University of San Diego  
Catherine Ann Frank                                                                                             Director of the N.C. Center for Creative Retirement
B.A., M.A.,Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  
Kevan D. Frazier                                                                                                      Director of Alumni Relations and University Events
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville; M.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., West Virginia University  
Paul David Gardner                                                                                   Executive Director of N.C. Center for Health and Wellness
B.S., M.A., Appalachian State University, D.A., Middle Tennessee State University  
Deborah Griffith Director of Marketing and Communications 
B.A., Wake Forest University   
Julie C. Heinitsh Director of Development
B.S. Ed., Southwestern University; M.Ed., Vanderbilt University  
Albert L. Marts                                                                                                          Employee Relations and Affirmative Action Officer
B.A., Manhattan Christian College; M.A., New Mexico State University; D.C.C., Bethany Theological Seminary
William M. Spellman National Director ofCOPLAC
B.S., Suffolk University; Ph.D., Syracuse University
Monique Taylor Director of Internal Audit
B.A., University of District of Columbia; M.Ed., Howard University; M.A., Florida Atlantic University

Academic Affairs

Jane K. Fernandes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
B.A. Trinity College; M.A., Ph. D., The University of Iowa
Gwen McNeill Ashburn Dean of Humanities
A.B., Queens College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Edward Joseph Katz Associate Provost and Dean of University Programs
B.A., University of Washington; B.S., Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester
Jeffrey Michael Konz Dean of Social Sciences
B.A., Iowa State University; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill    
Keith Eric Krumpe Dean of Natural Sciences
B.S., Allegheny College; Ph.D., Emory University
Patricia P. McClellan Assistant Provost for Academic Administration
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College; M.A.Ed., Western Carolina University
Patrice B. Mitchell Dean of Admissions
B.A., Salem College; M.P.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Susan Allman Director of Continuing and Distance Education
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville; M.A., Western Carolina University   
Joseph Chaffin Berryhill                                         Director of the Key Center for Community Citizenship and Service Learning
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Holly Beveridge Director of Office of Cultural and Special Events
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville  
Patricia E. Catterfeld Director of Academic Budgeting
A.A.S., Tompkins Cortland Community College; B.A., University of Michigan; M.S., State University of New York College at Cortland  
Richard Steven Chess Director of the Center for Jewish Studies
B.A., Glassboro State College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida  
James F. Fox                                                                                       Director of the Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center 
B.S., University of Missouri; M.I.T., American Intercontinental University
Lisa Friedenberg Director of Academic Assessment
B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University  
Archer R. Gravely Director of Institutional Research
B.S., Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.Ed., North Carolina State University  
Mark Lee Harvey Director of the Undergraduate Research Program

B.A., University of Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University

Tommy Hays Director of the Great Smokies Writing Program
B.A., Furman University; M.F.A., Warren Wilson College
Melissa Jayne Himelein Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

A.B., Brown University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Blake Hobby Director of the Honors Program

B.M., Stetson University; M.H., University of Dallas; Ph.D., University of Miami

Joshua Kaufman                                                                              Assistant Director of Disability Services and Learning Support

B.A., Western State College of Colorado; M.S., Radford University

Peter W. Kendrick Director of the Parsons Mathematics Lab 
B.S., M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook
James R. Kuhlman  University Librarian and Chief Information Officer 
B.A., University of Louisville; M.L.S., George Peabody College; M.A., University of Georgia 
Deborah Miles  Director of the Center for Diversity Education
B.A., Hendrix College  
Bonnie Parker Director of Study Abroad/Study Away Programs
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., School for International Training
Debbie Race Registrar
B.S., University of North Carolina at Asheville; M.B.A., Western Carolina University
Alicia H. Shope Associate Registrar
B.S., North Carolina State University
Brent H. Skidmore Director of Craft Studies Program
B.F.A., Murray State University; M.F.A., Indiana University
Deaver Traywick, Jr. Director of University Writing Center
B.A., Davidson College; M.F.A., University of South Carolina   
Gerard Voos                                           Director of Office of Graduate Studies, Continuing Education, and Sponsored Programs
B.S., University Kentucky; M.S.,Colorado State; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
Nancy C. Williams Coordinator of Professional Education Programs
B.A., Mars Hill College; M.Ed., Western Carolina University

Student Affairs

William K. Haggard Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
B.M.E., Florida State University; M.A., University of South Florida; Ed.D., Florida State University
Kimberly Newsome Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
B. A. Florida Atlantic University; M. S., Ed.D., Florida State University   
Jacquelyn Carr McHargue Dean of Students
B.S. Florida State University; M.Ed. Clemson University  
Vollie Barnwell Director of Housing Operations
B.S. Mars Hill College
Eric S. Boyce Director of Public Safety 
B. A., Winston-Salem State University; M.P. A., Appalachian State University
Mary A. Chakales Director of Special Programs
B.A., Meredith College; M.Ed., Georgia State University
Jay Cutspec Director of Student Health & Counseling
B.A., University of Buffalo; M.S., Duke University
Alison Fearn Director of Dining Services
A.S., Newbury College  
Melanie R. Fox Director of Residential Education
B.A. University of North Carolina at Asheville; M.A. Western Carolina University 
Jill Moffitt Director of Campus Recreation
B.S. New Mexico State University; M.S. Ball State University; Ed.D. University of Vermont
Nancy Yeager Director of Student Affairs Planning and Assessment
B.S., Bucknell University; M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania  

Finance and Operations

John G. Pierce Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations
B.S., Wake Forest University
Suzanne W. Bryson Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance
B.B.A., James Madison University
Clayton Fogg, Jr. Director of Budget
B.S., University of South Alabama  
Brenda L. McKinney Director of Business Services
A.A.S., Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, B.S., Mars Hill College
Betty Ponder Director of Purchasing
A.A.S., Asheville Buncombe Technical College
Karen Shaw Controller
B.S., University of North Carolina Asheville
David F. Todd Director of Physical Plant
B.S., North Carolina State University


Janet R. Cone                                                                     Senior Administrator for University Enterprises and Director of Athletics
B.A., Furman University; I.M.A., University of South Carolina
Eddie Biedenbach  Head Coach, Men’s Basketball
B.A., North Carolina State University
Betsy Blose  Head Coach, Women’s Basketball
B.A., M.A., James Madison University
Terri D. Brne Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs
B.S., Illinois State University, M Ed. Tarleton State University
Michelle Demko Head Coach, Women’s Soccer
B.S., University of Maryland
Mike Gore
Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs
B.S., Appalachian State University
Lise Gregory
Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Tennis
B.S., University of Miami
Kenneth H. Hogue
Director of Athletic Development and Alumni Affairs
B.S., University of Alabama
Rebecca Nelms Keil
Director of Student Athlete Services
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Matt Kern Head Coach, Men’s Soccer
B.A., Hartwick College  
Jesse Norman
Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Track and Cross Country
B.S., Western Carolina University; M.A.Ed, Western Carolina University
Matt Pellegrin Director of Athletics Media Communications
B.S., Mississippi State University  
Aaron Sanders Event, Ticket and Facility Coordinator
B. A., University of New Mexico  
Frederico Santos Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville   
Tom Smith 
Head Coach, Baseball
B.S., Western Carolina University
Erin Spence Director of Athletic Marketing and Corporate Sales 
B.S., Indiana University; M.Ed., University of Arkansas
Tim White Director of Sports Medicine

B.S., Cumberland University; M.S., Middle Tennessee State University