Every program through Distance Education at Appalachian State University has a program director who can help you select university courses, discuss your career goals and ensure you’re on track to graduate.

Distance Education staff can guide you on what you need to do before, and while studying at, Appalachian as well as connecting you with any campus resources to help you along the way.

Distance Education wants to remind you of the importance of sharing any problems or challenges that arise during degree completion so that your program director can assist you. Your academic success is our primary focus.

Find yours below.

Admissions questions

Office of Distance Education

Phone: 828-262-3113

distance@appstate.edu

Undergraduate

Career and Technical Education

Dr. Jerianne Taylor
taylorjs@appstate.edu

Child Development

Dr. Dionne Busio
sillsbusiodm@appstate.edu

Communication Advertising

Dr. Thomas Mueller
muellerts@appstate.edu

Communication Studies

Dr. Lynn Gregory
gregoryld@appstate.edu

Elementary Education

Dr. Lisa Gross
grossla@appstate.edu

Management

distance@appstate.edu
828-262-3113

Middle Grades Education

Dr. Laurie Ramirez
ramirezla@appstate.edu

Nursing

Dr. Jean Bernard
bernardjs@appstate.edu

Social Work

Dr. Michael Howell
howellml@appstate.edu

Special Education

Dr. Rebecca K. Shankland
shanklandrk@appstate.edu

Certificates

Gerontology

Dr. Brad Nash
nashb@appstate.edu

Instructional Technology Facilitation

Dr. Amelia Cheney
cheneyal@appstate.edu

Instructional Technology Leadership

Dr. Amelia Cheney
cheneyal@appstate.edu

Middle and Secondary Teaching

Dr. Holly Thornton
thorntonhj@appstate.edu

New Media Literacies and Global Perspectives

Dr. Herb Brown
brownhf@appstate.edu

Online Learning and Professional Development

Dr. Herb Brown
brownhf@appstate.edu

School Leadership

Dr. Barbara Howard
howardbb@appstate.edu

Sociology

Dr. Brad Nash
nashb@appstate.edu

Strategic Communication

Dr. Ed Brewer
brewerec@appstate.edu

Graduate

MBA

Kim Kirby
kirbyko@appstate.edu

Curriculum Specialist

Dr. Sara Zimmerman
zimmermansj@appstate.edu

Educational Media

Dr. Amelia Cheney
cheneyal@appstate.edu

Dr. Herb Brown
brownhf@appstate.edu

Elementary Education

Dr. Chrystal Dean
deanco@appstate.edu

MHA

Dr. Sandi Lane
lanesj1@appstate.edu

Higher Education

Dr. Vachel Miller
millervw@appstate.edu

Library Science

Dr. Kim Becnel
becnelke@appstate.edu

Middle Grades Education

Dr. Chris Cook
cookcm5@appstate.edu

MSN

Dr. Susan Lane
lanesh@appstate.edu

MPA

Dr. Mark Bradbury
bradburymd@appstate.edu

Reading Education

Dr. Beth Frye
fryeem@appstate.edu

MSA

Dr. Barbara Howard
howardbb@appstate.edu

MSW

Dr. Kelly Williams
williamska3@appstate.edu

Special Education

Dr. Rebecca K. Shankland
shanklandrk@appstate.edu

EdS

EdS

Dr. Barbara Howard
howardbb@appstate.edu

Higher Education

Dr. Vachel Miller
millervw@appstate.edu

EdD

Dr. Audrey Dentith
dentitham@appstate.edu