WAC Committee

The University WAC Committee is composed of Appalachian faculty members from various disciplines who advise the WAC program and Gen Ed. Council about matters concerning Composition, WID, and other writing courses. 


2017-2018 WAC Committee

Georgia Rhoades, Chair (WAC Program Director) rhoadesgd@appstate.edu

Sherry Alusow Hart (Assessment Director for WAC) hartsa@appstate.edu

Joe Klein (Communication Sciences and Disorders) kleinjf@appstate.edu

Joe Klein headshotJoe Klein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Joe teaches classes in fluency disorders and research methods and supervises therapy for people who stutter. Joe has presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and The National Stuttering Association annual conventions in the United States and for Friends: The Association of Young People who Stutter in India and the US. He has also published articles about stuttering in Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders,Perspectives in Fluency Disorders, and The Journal of Fluency Disorders. Joe’s research interests are in the areas of support and therapy for people who stutter. Joe lives in Boone, NC with his wife, Holly, and children, Zachary, Greta, Emaline, and Abraham. 


Tonya Coffey (Physics and Astronomy) coffeyts@appstate.edu

Tonya Coffey headshotDr. Tonya Coffey is a professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department. She came to Appalachian in 2004 after receiving her Ph.D. in Physics from North Carolina State University. She has previously taught both the upper (PHY4210) and lower level (PHY2210) WID courses in her department.

 

 

 

Aleksander Lust (Government and Justice Studies) lusta@appstate.edu 

Alexander Lust headshotDr. Aleksander Lust joined the Department of Government and Justice Studies in 2013. He earned a BA from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is interested in international security, regional integration, and social protest in Europe and the Russian realm. He teaches a wide range of courses in comparative politics and international relations, including International Politics and Foreign Policy, Ethics of War, and European Government and Politics. A founding member of the Estonian Social Democratic Party, he thinks that the world would be a better place if more politicians studied social science and more social scientists participated in politics.

 

 

2016-2017 

Georgia Rhoades, Chair (WAC Program Director) rhoadesgd@appstate.edu

Sherry Alusow Hart (Assessment Director for WAC) hartsa@appstate.edu 

Joe Klien (Communication Sciences and Disorders) kleinjk@appstate.edu

Kim Priode (Nursing) priodek@appstate.edu

Kim Becnel (Library Science) becnelke@appstate.edu


2015-2016 Committee Members

Georgia Rhoades, Chair (WAC Program Director) rhoadesgd@appstate.edu

Sherry Alusow Hart (Assessment Director for WAC) hartsa@appstate.edu

Joe Klein (Communication Sciences and Disorders) kleinjf@appstate.edu

Kim Priode (Nursing) priodeks@appstate.edu

Leslie Cook (English) cookls@appstate.edu

 

2014-2015 Committee Members

Georgia Rhoades, Chair (WAC Program Director) rhoadesgd@appstate.edu

Sherry Alusow Hart (Assessment Director for WAC; WAC Program Interim Director, Spring 2014) hartsa@appstate.edu 

Dee Parks (Computer Science) parksda@appstate.edu

Ila Prouty (Art) proutyi@appstate.edu

Jeff Tiller (Technology and Environmental Design) tillerjs@appstate.edu 

Amanda Finn (WAC Consultant) finnae1@appstate.edu

 

2013-2014 Committee Members

Sherry Alusow Hart, Chair (WAC Assessment) hartsa@appstate.edu

Dee Parks (Computer Science) parksda@appstate.edu 

Jeff Tiller (Technology & Environmental Design) tillerjs@appstate.edu

Ila Prouty (Art) proutyi@appstate.edu

2011-2013 Committee Members

Georgia Rhoades, Chair (WAC Program Director) rhoadesgd@appstate.edu

Bob Heath (Curriculum & Instruction) heathrr@appstate.edu 

Gabe Fankhauser (Music) fankhauserg@appstate.edu

Jammie Price (Sociology) pricejl@appstate.edu

Sherry Alusow Hart (WAC Assessment)  hartsa@appstate.edu


2010-2011 Committee Members

Georgia Rhoades, Chair (WAC Program Director) rhoadesgd@appstate.edu

Bob Heath (Curriculum and Instruction) heathrr@appstate.edu

Jessica Wood (Anthropology) woodj@appstate.edu

Carla Meyer, (Language, Reading, and Exceptionalities) meyerck@appstate.edu

Sherry Alusow Hart (WAC Assessment) hartsa@appstate.edu
 

2009-2010 Committee Members

Georgia Rhoades, Chair (WAC Program Director) rhoadesgd@appstate.edu

Sherry Alusow Hart (WAC Assessment) hartsa@appstate.edu

Jammie Price (Sociology) pricejl@appstate.edu

Susan Perry (Health, Leisure and Exercise Science) perryss@appstate.edu

Gabe Fankhauser (Music) fankhauser@appstate.edu

 

2008-2009 Committee Members

Georgia Rhoades, Chair (WAC Program, Director) rhoadesgd@appstate.edu

Ray Williams (Biology) willmsrs@appstate.edu

Jammie Price (Sociology) pricejl@appstate.edu

Anna Ward (Theater and Dance) wardag@appstate.edu

Sherry Alusow Hart (WAC Assessment) hartsa@appstate.edu