WAC Committee

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. 

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, 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. 

Kim Priode (Nursing) priodeks@appstate.edu

Kim Priode is very excited to be teaching with the ASU nursing faculty. Originally from the mountains of western Virginia, North Carolina has become Kim's home for her family which includes her husband, their two Malamutes, and two kitties. She has earned many degrees, including a BSN from Radford University, an MSN from University of North Carolina - Greensboro, and a PhD from East Carolina University. In addition to her degrees, she currently holds certifications as a Nurse Educator from the League for Nursing as well as certification from the Association of Critical Care Nurses. Her research interests in the last several years has been centered upon nursing student matriculation, graduation, and successful performance on the NCLEX-RN examination. Other areas of research include student performance in simulation, nursing student diversity, and the disparity of health issues especially within the Appalachian culture. The majority of Kim's clinical experience stems from staff and management in Neuro-Trauma Intensive Care as well as Administrative Director and supervision of a local regional medical center. Kim currently maintains membership in Sigma Theta Tau, The Southern Nursing Research Society, The National League for Nursing, The American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and The North Carolina Association of Nurses.  

Leslie Cook (English) cookls@appstate.edu

Leslie Cook completed B.A. degrees in English and French and a Ph.D. in English Education at the University of Georgia. She received her teaching certification and her M.S. in English Education at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Dr. Cook has taught English and French in public and private schools in Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee and Charlotte, North Carolina. She also taught three years at Gainesville College in Athens, Georgia. Before joining the English department in 2008, she taught at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for four years. Her current research agenda includes multimodal composition, narrative self construction, concept development, multicultural teacher education, and cognitive diversity.

2014-2015 WAC Committee

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

 

2013-14 WAC Committee

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

2012-2013, 2011-2012 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

Contact Us

For information about the Writing Across the Curriculum Program please contact Director Georgia Rhoades at (828) 262-2075 or e-mail at rhoadesgd@appstate.edu

Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Appalachian State University
253 Anne Belk Hall
ASU Box 32033
Boone, NC 28608-2033

(828) 262-2075 (office)
(828) 262-2032 (fax)

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