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Summer Ventures Program Director - Lori Tyler

The director of the ASU Summer Ventures Program is Ms. Lori Tyler. Ms. Tyler has completed Ph.D. coursework at Vanderbilt University in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Mathematics Education. She holds academic degrees in mathematics and mathematics education from Elon College (NC Teaching Fellow) and Wake Forest University, has studied school administration, biostatistics and public health at UNC-Chapel Hill, and University Leadership at Appalachian State University. Her research interests include the impact of the Summer Ventures in Science & Mathematics program on NC, university and teacher leadership, the development and sustaining of professional teaching communities, and supporting middle-school mathematics teachers' instruction of statistical concepts. She recently completed an Ed.S. degree in University and Community College Leadership in May and is currently working on a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Appalachian State University.

Ms. Tyler's professional experience in secondary schools includes teaching mathematics in North Carolina at Orange High School (1998-2001), Cary High School (1996), and South Mecklenburg High School (1992-1996). She has supervised student interns, developed mentoring programs for novice teachers, and coordinated many professional development seminars. She has also taught at the post-secondary level at several community colleges and Appalachian State University, including coordinating the ASU Math Contest. Ms. Tyler has been involved with both residence life and academic instruction with Summer Ventures at ASU since 1991. Her dedication to ASU's Summer Ventures originates with her own experience as a student in 1986!

2015 Residence Advisors

Residence Director

Mr. Matt Hinson - B.M., Music Education, ECU; Director of Musical Theater, Northwest School of the Arts (Charlotte)

Head Resident Advisor

Mr. Brian Post - B.S., History Secondary Education, ASU; World Languages/Spanish Teacher at Millbrook High School (Raleigh)

Residence Advisors

Mr. Austin Golding - studying Elementary Education at ASU

Mr. Ryan Gresalfi - studying Biochemistry at UNCG

Mr. Travis Jones - B.S. History Education, NCCU; History Teacher at J.D. Clement Early College High School (Durham)

Mr. Woody Madison - studying Mathematics Education at ASU


Ms. Hannah Godwin - studying Secondary Geology Education at ASU

Ms. Stephanie Harrison - B.S. & M.Ed., School Health Education, ECU; Title I Teacher at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy (Wilmington)

Ms. Nina Johnson - studying Geology Education at ASU

Ms. Kelsey Thomas - studying Psychology at ASU

2015 Instructors

Research Course Faculty

  • Dr. John Cockman, Department of Physics & Astronomy, ASU
  • Mr. Caleb Marsh, Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute; Department of Mathematical Sciences, ASU
  • Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, Department of Computer Science, ASU
  • Dr. Shea Tuberty, Department of Biology, ASU

Research Course Assistants

  • Mr. Miles Guzman, Department of Physics & Astronomy, ASU
  • Mr. Daniel Ingram, Department of Physics & Astronomy, ASU
  • Mr. Kelly Ruff, East Burke High School, Burke County Schools
  • Ms. Stephanie Smith, Department of Psychology, Ohio University
  • Mr. Brandon Tate, Department of Biology, ASU
  • Mr. Scott Taylor, Hibriten High School, Caldwell County Schools

Demonstration Course Faculty

  • Mrs. Jamie Branch, West Caldwell High School, Caldwell County School
  • Mr. John Hollandsworth, Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute; Department of Astronomy & Physics, ASU
  • Mrs. Sharareh Nikbakht, Department of Mathematical Sciences, ASU
  • Mrs. Susan Reece, West Caldwell High School, Caldwell County Schools
  • Mr. Chris Taylor, Department of Computer Information Systems, ASU

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Contact

Lori Tyler
Program Director
121-B College of Education
828-262-6369
tylerle@appstate.edu

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