Staff

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 university and teacher leadership, the development and sustaining of professional teaching communities, and supporting middle-school mathematics teachers' instruction of statistical concepts. She will complete an Ed.S. degree in University and Community College Leadership in May and will begin a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership next semester 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!

2014 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, ASU; World Languages/Spanish Teacher at Anson High School

Residence Advisors

Mr. Jim Hemphill - B.S., Communications, ASU

Mr. Jacob Hines - studying Special Education at ASU

Mr. Woody Madison- studying Mathematics Education at ASU

Mr. Josh Prince - B.S. Geology, ASU; Earth Science Teacher at East Burke High School


Ms. Hannah Godwin - studying Secondary Geology Education at ASU

Ms. Stephanie Harrison - B.S. & M.Ed., School Health Education, ECU

2014 Instructors

Research Course Faculty

  • Dr. John Cockman, Department of Physics & Astronomy, ASU
  • Ms. Ginger Kelly, Department of Geography & Planning, ASU
  • Mr. Caleb Marsh, Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute; Department of Mathematical Sciences, ASU
  • Dr. Nathan Mowa, Department of Biology, ASU
  • Dr. Pete Soule, Department of Geography & Planning, ASU
  • Dr. Shea Tuberty, Department of Biology, ASU

Research Course Assistants

  • Ms. Anna Law, Department of Speech Sciences, WSSU
  • Ms. Takako (TK) Ohaski, Department of Biology, ASU
  • Ms. Stephanie Smith, Department of Psychology, Ohio University
  • Mr. Kelly Ruff, East Burke High School, Burke County Schools
  • 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. Brenda Kimberlin, West Caldwell High School, Caldwell County Schools
  • Dr. Dawn Medlin, Department of Computer Information Systems, ASU
  • Mrs. Kimberly Morgan, West Caldwell High School, Caldwell County Schools
  • 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
  • Mrs. Carol West, West Caldwell High School, Caldwell County Schools

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Contact

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

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