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

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    Beth Ellington, PhD

    Beth Ellington is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management at the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. She received her Ph.D. in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.B.A. from Elon University and holds a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Supply Chain, Logistics & Transportation from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Bryan School of Business and Economics. Dr. Ellington's experience includes sixteen years in the manufacturing sector, holding titles of Quality Control Coordinator, Statistical Process Control Coordinator and Production Supervisor, and most recently in academia as Project Manager for the NC Health Info Project at the UNC Health Sciences Library. She has also been an Instructor at Elon University where she taught Computer Information Systems courses and an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she taught courses in Database Systems and Human Resources Management. Dr. Ellington's research interests are in the areas of operations management, supply chain management, human-computer interaction, usability, web design, task analysis, workflow modeling, process improvement, activity theory, and information overload. She has published in The IUP Journal of Operations Management,  IUP Journal of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems Education Journal, and Journal of Web Librarianship. Dr. Ellington has also presented her research at the Appalachian Research in Business Symposium and the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).
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    Ellen Lamont, PhD

    Ellen Lamont is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her current research uses in-depth interviews to examine how gender and sexuality shape people's hook up, dating, and relationship behaviors and narratives. She has published articles in Gender & Society, Men & Masculinities, and Sociological Forum. Her book project, The Mating Game: Courtship in an Era of Gender Upheaval, is under contract with the University of California Press. She teaches Constructions of Gender, Sociology of Families, Women, Crime, and the Justice System, and Sociology of Intimate Relationships at Appalachian State University.
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    Heather Waldroup, PhD

    Heather Waldroup is Associate Director of the Honors College and professor of art history at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Her research examines the intersection of Western and Oceanic visual cultures since the late 19th century, with a focus on colonial photography, contemporary Indigenous art, and museum collection and display. Her work has been published in journals including Journal of Pacific History, History of Photography, Photography and Culture, Modernism/Modernity, Journeys, and Women's History Review and the anthologies Gauguin’s Challenge: New Perspectives After Postmodernism and Shifting Focus: Colonial Australian Photography, 1850-1920. Her current projects examine the work of photographers Anne Brigman and Doris Ulmann, and nineteenth-century photographic albums.
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    Belinda Walzer, PhD

    Belinda Walzer is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the English Department at Appalachian State University. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro specializing in rhetoric and composition, human rights discourse, and transnational gender studies. While completing her Ph.D., she  spent time as a Research Associate at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.  Her current research focuses on human rights and temporality. Her monograph, provisionally titled _The Right Time: Human Rights, Temporality and Rhetorical Invention_ examines temporality and invention in difficult human rights claims. Her work has been published in collections by MLA, Ohio State Press, and Routledge and journals including Philosophy and Rhetoric, College Literature, and Comparative Literature Studies.  Her teaching focuses on introductory and advanced level writing, including advocacy, social justice, and community-based writing, rhetoric and composition studies, gender studies, human rights, postcolonial studies, and global studies. 

Previous WID Consultants


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