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 holds an Ed.S. degree in University Leadership & Higher Education from 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 is currently pursuing 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 teachers, developed mentoring programs for novice teachers, written mathematics curriculum, 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!

2016 Residence Life Staff

Residence Director

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

Head Student Life Instructor

Ms. Stephanie Harrison - B.S. & M.Ed., School Health Education, ECU; Health Education teacher, Olympic High School (Charlotte)

Student Life Instructor

Mr. Austin Golding - studying Elementary Education at ASU

Mr. Ryan Gresalfi - studying Biochemistry at UNCA

Mr. Jim Hemphill - B.S. Communications, ASU; English teacher in Seoul, Korea

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

Mr. Woody Madison - studying Mathematics Education at ASU


Ms. Pearl Choi - studying Political Science at ASU

Ms. Laura Gruer - studying Biology at ECU [also a FDSC RA]

Ms. Nina Johnson - studying Geology Education at ASU

Ms. Che'lynn Randolph - studying Family & Community Services at ECU

Ms. Kelsey Thomas - B.S. Psychology, ASU; Psychology graduate student at ASU


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Lori Tyler
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