WID Consultants

About WID Consultants

WID consultants offer support to the WAC Program and serve as liaisons between RC 2001 (Introduction to WAC) faculty and WID programs. WID consultants serve on panels discussing their writing and teaching and read scholarship on WID concerns, discussing their work with the WAC Program. 

If you are interested in being a WID Consultant, please email Director Elizabeth Carroll (carrollel@appstate.edu).

Current WID Consultants

  • headshot of Dr. Whitney Bevill

    Dr. Whitney Bevill

    Dr. Whitney Bevill is the Humanities Librarian for Collection Management at App State's Belk Library and Information Commons and has several overlapping scholarly interests. She earned a Ph.D. in French from the University of Virginia, where she specialized in Francophone Algerian literature. While working on her dissertation, she won grants to interview the subject of her research, the exiled Algerian author Malika Mokeddem, about her craft and her life. She is also the author of the Library of Congress Guide to French and Francophone Cinema, which showcases Library resources to help users learn about different French-language film genres, movements, actors, directors, and film industries. As co-organizer of App State's first Francophone film festival, she is excited to bring the Francophone world to Boone and to boost interest in the humanities. Dr. Bevill also holds an M.Ed. in language education from the University of Charleston, where she won an award for Outstanding M.Ed. in Languages Student and helped organize a delegation to welcome Chinese professors to the university.

    Her interest in culture, literature, and language has been lifelong, and was especially sparked by her time as an ESL teacher in China, Poland, Turkey, and France. During those years, she taught English grammar, conversation, civilization, writing, phonetics, and test-taking to beginning to advanced learners, from 5-year olds to adults. While teaching, she also learned the value of travel and of different ways of living, which informed her scholarship as well as her interest in social justice through education. She has presented conference papers and workshops both nationally and internationally on topics such as the impact of poverty on education, cinematic representations of racism, the ethics of filmic representations of colonization, North African Francophone literature, and the role of information capitalism in information literacy instruction.
  • headshot of Melinda Bogardus

    Dr. Melinda Bogardus

    Melinda Bogardus joined App State in August 2021 as an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing. She teaches students in the pre-licensure nursing baccalaureate, registered nurse baccalaureate, and master of nursing education programs. Melinda obtained a PhD in Nursing from East Tennessee State University in May 2020. She holds a master’s degree in nursing with a family nurse practitioner concentration and a bachelor’s degree in History and Anthropology.

    Before joining App State and since 1999, Melinda worked as a family nurse practitioner in urban and rural community and public health and some specialty service settings, most significantly providing primary and women’s health care to women with HIV/AIDS in Miami and Homestead, FL. Over the past several years, Melinda has provided primary care services to Latino/a/x folks, immigrant and immigrant-affected, and to individuals and families engaged in farm work. She currently volunteers with AppHealthCare’s Farmworker Health Program to provide care to its clients in Ashe and Alleghany counties. Additionally, Melinda has worked with and served as secretary and treasurer for a local grassroots organization focused on welcoming and integrating immigrants into the communities of the High Country, the Immigrant Justice Coalition.

    Melinda has lived in the High Country for roughly 14 years—13 years in Boone. She and her partner Tim enjoy hiking and gardening in this beautiful part of the country. They have a wonderful canine
    companion named Mie.
  • Dr. John Craft

    John R. Craft is Professor in the Graphic Communications Management Program at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, USA. He has served as a full member of the Graduate Faculty and has had articles published in GATF (Graphic Arts Technical Foundation) World, Visual Communications Journal, International Circle of Graphic Arts Journal and other numerous publications. He teaches courses in cross-media production, digital media composition, and Web development. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and has a doctorate in Technology Education from North Carolina State University.

    He serves on the Graphic Arts Merit Badge Committee (1967 Eagle Scout). Additionally, he has served as First-Vice President for the International Graphic Arts Education Association (now Graphic Communications Education Association). He also served as Regional Vice President for Region 3 for the IGAEA. He was elected as the first president of the National Association of Industrial Technology’s (now the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering) Graphics Division in 1998. He served as president for a two-year term and as past president for two years. He was elected for a second term as President of the Graphics Division for 2009 — 2011. He has received a research grant from the Electronic Documents Systems Foundation for the study “Catalog Production: Breaking away from tradition”. He acquired a $1,044,000 software donation from EskoGraphics. In 1990, he established Appalachian State University as an Authorized Training Center for the Aldus Corporation, leading to software site license agreements with Adobe, Inc. Appalachian State University was the only Aldus authorized training center in North Carolina.
  • Corie Haylett

    Corie Haylett has been at App State since 2013 and is Lead Faculty Mentor for the Business Communications course in the College of Education. She also teaches the Workforce Venture and Innovation course and has taught a variety of communication and management courses prior to joining App State. Professionally, she was self-employed as a promotional marketing manager and served as Managing Paralegal for a small law firm in Ohio for many years.    Her education includes the completion of an Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership and Management at St. Thomas University (ABD), and she earned a Master's Degree in Communications from Northwestern University, a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, and an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Administration from the University of Toledo. Corie is also a Stanford University Certified Project Manager.     On a more personal level, she has lived in Boone for the past 15 years, is married with two children, and she is a huge animal lover. Her hobbies include traveling, boating, watching movies with her family, and spending time with her dogs.  
  • headshot of Dr. Jacqueline Tilton

    Jacqueline Tilton

    Jacqueline Tilton is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at Appalachian State University where she teaches Business Ethics. She earned her PhD from the University of Arkansas as the Frank & Donna Oldham Doctoral Fellow and was recognized as the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher.

    Her research aims to understand and give voice to the disparate experiences of diverse employees and additionally discover the mechanisms that serve to mitigate or exacerbate organizational and societal inequality. In particular, much of her research focuses on economic diversity.

Previous WID Consultants


Ann Ward, Communication

Marc Kissel, Anthropology

Melissa Medaugh, Management

Sarah Beth Hopton, Rhetoric & Writing Studies (English)


Beth Ellington, Marketing & Supply Chain Management

Ellen Lamont, Sociology

Heather Waldroup, Art History & Honors College

Belinda Walzer, Rhetoric & Writing Studies (English)


Carol Babyak, Chemistry

Beth Fiske, Nursing

Paul Gaskill, Recreation Management

Damiana Gibbons Pyles, Curriculum & Instruction

Jonathan Sugg, Geography & Planning


Jeanne Dubino, English and Global Studies

Anna Cremaldi, Philosophy

Brooke Hester, Physics and Astronomy

Rick Klima, Math

Saskia van de Gevel, Geography & Planning


Rick Elmore, Philosophy

Jennifer Zwetsloot, Health and Exercise Science

Darci Gardner, French

Aleksander Lust, Government and Justice Studies


Margot Olsen, Applied Design

Della Marshall, Social Work

Megan Johnson, Library Sciences 

Allison Harl, Rhetoric and Composition 

Kim Becnel, Leadership and Education Studies 


Emily Daughtridge, Theatre & Dance

Bill Schumann, Appalachian Studies

Brian Smentkowski, Government and Justice Studies

Jeanne Dubino, Global Studies


Rachel Forrester, Business and Professional Writing

Linda Johanson, Nursing

Joe Klein, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Tony Bly, History


Dee Parks, Computer Science

Jeff Tiller, Technology and Environmental Design

Rebekah Cummings, Family and Consumer Sciences

Ila Prouty, Art 


Cameron Lippard, Sociology

Rodney Duke, Philosophy/Religion

Becky Batista, Health, Leisure, Exercise Science

Laura England, Sustainable Development


Katie Adams, Creative Writing

Leslie Cook, English Education

Tracy Smith, Curriculum and Instruction

Jim Young, Geography


Gabe Fankhauser, Music

Susan Perry, Health, Leisure, Exercise Science

Sarah Greenwald, Math

Amy Galloway, Psychology

Kathy Schroeder, Geography


Jammie Price, Sociology

Anna Ward, Theatre and Dance

Ray Williams, Biology

Sheila Phipps, History

Nikki Bennett, Chemistry