Summer Ventures Program Director - Lori Tyler

The director of the AppState 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 AppState Math Contest. Ms. Tyler has been involved with both residence life and academic instruction with Summer Ventures at AppState since 1991. Her dedication to AppState's Summer Ventures originates with her own experience as a student in 1986!

2019 Residence Life Staff

Residence Director

Mr. Matt Hinson - B.M., Music Education, East Carolina University; Teacher/Director: Musical Theater, Northwest School of the Arts, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Assistant Residence Director

Ms. Stephanie Harrison - B.S. & M.Ed., School Health Education, East Carolina University; Teacher: Health Education, McKee Road Elementary School, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Student Life Instructors (SLIs)

Ms. Megan Aeschleman - studying Middle Grades and Special Education (science & history concentrations) at Appalachian State University

Mr. Robert Hinchliffe - studying Elementary Education at Appalachian State University

Ms. Tori Hunt - studying Chemistry (Education concentration) at Appalachian State University

Ms. Nina Johnson - B.S. Geology Education, Appalachian State University; Teacher: Science,  Bunn High School, Franklin County Schools

Mr. Woody Madison - B.S. Mathematics Education, Appalachian State University; Teacher: Mathematics, Caldwell Career Center Middle College, Caldwell County Schools

Ms. Sarah Pickert - studying Biomedical Anthropology at Appalachian State University

Mr. Josh Prince - B.S. Geology, Appalachian State University; studying Social Work (MSW) at Appalachian State University (beginning Fall 2019)

Mr. Dalton Stroup - studying Hospitality and Tourism Management at Appalachian State University


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Lori Tyler
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