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2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 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
Lucien “Skip” Capone, III General Counsel
B.A., North Carolina State University; J.D., Wake Forest University  
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  
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   
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
Christy Williams Interim Director of Human Resources
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville

University Advancement

Elizabeth R. Bagwell Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
B.S.W., East Tennessee State University; M.S., Western Carolina University
Kevan Frazier Associate Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville; M.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., West Virginia University
Cynthia Clarke Executive of the UNC Asheville Family Business Forum
B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Julie Heinitsh Director of Planned Giving
B.S. Ed., Southwestern University; M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Laura Herndon Director of the Annual Fund
B.A., Wake Forest University; J.D., Samford University
Ann Martin Director of Alumni Relations and University Events
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville
Sophia Engert Major Gifts Officer
B.A., Tufts University  
Karen Wallace-Meigs Major Gifts Officer
B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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
C. Patrick Bahls Director of the Honors Program
B.S. University of Denver; M.S., Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
Holly Beveridge Director of Office of Cultural and Special Events
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville  
Jeffrey J. Brown Chief Information Officer
B.A., University of South Florida
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  
Leah M. Dunn University Librarian 
B.A., M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jessica Dunsmore Director of Institutional Effectiveness
B.A., Tennessee Wesleyan College; Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville
James F. Fox                                                                         Director of the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center 
B.S., University of Missouri; M.I.T., American Intercontinental University
Shannon Earle Director of Admissions
B.S., Tennessee Wesleyan College
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

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
Lisé Kloeppel                                                             Director of the Key Center for Community Citizenship and Service Learning
B.S., Missouri State University; M.F.A., Arizona State University 
Deborah Miles  Director of the Center for Diversity Education
B.A., Hendrix College  
Stephanie Moore                                                                             Executive Director of the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design
B.A., James Madison University; M.A., George Washington University
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
Deaver Traywick, Jr. Director of the 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
Jacquelyn Carr McHargue Dean of Students
B.S. Florida State University; M.Ed. Clemson University  
Vollie R. 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
Jay Cutspec Director of Student Health & Counseling
B.A., University of Buffalo; M.S., Duke University
Melanie R. Fox Director of Residential Education
B.A. University of North Carolina at Asheville; M.A. Western Carolina University 
Stephanie Franklin Director of Transition and Parent Programs 
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.Ed., Western Carolina
Lamar Hylton                                                                        Director of the Intercultural Center and Multicultural Student Programs
B.A., Morgan State University; M.Ed., Ohio University
Jill N. Moffitt Director of Student Life
B.S., New Mexico State University; M.S., Ball State University; Ed.D., University of Vermont
David Weldon Director of Emergency Management
B.S., Western Carolina University  
Nancy A. 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  
Joy Flora Business Officer
B.S., Valparaiso University; M.S., Northern Illinois University; M.S., Western Carolina University
Don Gordon Director of Design and Construction
B.S., M. Arch., University of Michigan
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

Athletics and University Enterprises

Janet R. Cone                                                                     Senior Administrator for University Enterprises and Director of Athletics
B.A., Furman University; I.M.A., University of South Carolina
Omar Ahmad Director of Sport Performance
B.S., University of North Carolina Asheville; M.A., University of North Carolina Pembroke
Eddie Biedenbach  Head Coach, Men’s Basketball
B.A., North Carolina State University
Terri D. Brne    Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs/SWA
B.S., Illinois State University, M Ed. Tarleton State University
Brady Buresh Facilities Manager
B.A., Simpson College; M.S., Western Illinois 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
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  
Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick Head Coach, Women’s Basketball
B.A., M.A., Wake Forest University
Elizabeth Lykins Head Coach, Women’s Swimming
B.S., College of Charleston, M.S., Georgia Southern University
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 Director of Event Management
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
Harmon Turner Box Office Manager
B.S., Clemson University
Tim White Director of Sports Medicine

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