The Dean's Office

Located on the second floor of I.G. Greer Hall, 201

The Dean's Office

Neva_Specht
Dr. Neva J. Specht
Dean
828-262-3078
spechtnj@appstate.edu

Contact us about:

The Dean's Office and CASSH are
available to answer any of your
questions, please don't hesitate
to contact us. 


Jennifer_Burris
Dr. Jennifer L. Burris
Associate Dean
828-262-6879
burrisjl@appstate.edu 

Contact me about:

  • Assessment
  • Summer School
  • Seats Management
  • Commencement
  • Outstanding Alumni 

 

Ruth_Cook
Ruth C. Cook
Business Officer
828-262-3078
cookrc@appstate.edu

Contact me about:

  • Assistant to the Dean (Dean's Calendar)
  • Contracting, Personnel and Position Management
  • Reappointments; Promotion/Tenure; Post Tenure & Annual Reviews;
  • Faculty leaves (OCSA, Medical & Family)
  • Distinguished Professorship Endowment Funds
  • Summer School
  • Policies and Procedures 

 

Lauren_Maltba
Lauren Maltba
Administrative Support Specialist
828-262-3078
maltbaln@appstate.edu 

Contact me about: 

  • Donations
  • Assistant for Executive Director Advancement
  • Faculty/Staff Awards Program and Honor's Day
  • Administrative assistance for the Dean's & Departmental Chair Searches
  • Faculty compliance with SACS requirements
  • Travel
  • Curriculum Proposals 

 

Jennifer_Coffey
Jennifer Coffey
University Program Associate
828-265-8629
coffeyjg1@appstate.edu

Contact me about:

  • Travel 
  • Program Management - (Blue Ridge Parkway, Humanities, Bill Morgan Fund)
  • Honorariums and Speaker Funds
  • Grant proposals
  • Administrative assistance for the Dean's office

  



Dru Henson 
Dr. Dru A. Henson
Senior Associate Dean
828-262-3078 
hensonda@appstate.edu

Contact me about:

  • Curriculum Proposals
  • Scholarships
  • Student Issues/Grade Appeals
  • Faculty and Staff Awards

  

Carey Fissel
Carey Fissel
Director of Development
College of Arts and Sciences
828-262-7622
fisselcm@appstate.edu 

Contact me about:

  • Contributing to the College of Arts and Sciences through current, planned or in-kind gifts
  • Supporting or establishing student scholarships
  • Supporting faculty and staff, including professorships, publications, research and travel for scholarly activities
  • Supporting the College's annual fund, The Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund
  • Involvement with the College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Council
     

Tracie McLemore Salinas 
Tracie McLemore Salinas
Director of Teacher Education & Engagement 
106 I.G. Greer
828-262-3088
salinastm@appstate.edu 

Contact me about:

  • Collaborates with the Reich College of Education, and other stakeholders
  • Outreach & Engagement activities

 

Ellen Gwin Burnette
Ellen Gwin Burnette
Public Relations and Communications Director
828-262-8035
burnetteeg@appstate.edu

Contact me about:

  • Communications and publications for the college, including electronic and print materials   
  • News and stories about faculty, students and alumni - submit your ideas through our online form
  • Assististance with website troubleshooting, event promotion and marketing material creation
  • Photographic skills and coverage of select college events and other creative needs
  • Alumni and Donor stories, news and awards - Share with us!
  • Acting Communication Liaison for the College
     

 Sharon L. Huntley
Sharon L. Huntley
Budget Coordinator
828-262-8861
huntleysl@appstate.edu 

Contact me about: 

  • State and special funds
  • Distance Education program (contracts and operational funds)
  • Policies, procedures, & spending guidelines