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. 

2019-2020 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.

 



Beth Fiske (Nursing) fiskeea@appstate.edu

Dr. Beth Fiske profile photoDr. Fiske received her BSN from West Virginia University and her MSN and PhD from the University of Tennessee. Most of her clinical experience is in Maternal/Child Nursing, and she has been employed as a staff nurse, traveling nurse, transport nurse, nurse educator, Maternal/Child Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Her research interests include contemplative practice and pedagogy, self-efficacy, self-transcendence and stress reduction. She is a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International, American Nurses Association, North Carolina Nurses Association and the Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education.


2017-2019 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

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

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


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