Meet our Staff

The James Center staff serves in a variety of roles to support and advise teacher education majors at Appalachian State University. Click on the staff profiles below to book an appointment with a staff member.


Mr. Adam Warren

Director of the James Center for Student Success and Advising

(828) 262-7171

 Adam Warren earned his undergraduate degree in History, Secondary Education from Appalachian State in... [read more]


Assistant Director for Student Engagement

(828) 262-6095

Octavia Little

Associate Director of Admissions for Teacher Education Recruitment

(828) 262-8915

Octavia Little formerly taught second and third grades in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System. She... [read more]

Laney Crumbley

Scholarship Coordinator and Accelerated Admissions Recruiter

(828) 262-8554

Virtual Advising

Undergraduate Teacher Education Advisor

(828) 262-8914

Justin Hites attended the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in... [read more]

Michael Jones

Undergraduate Teacher Education Advisor

(828) 262-2685

Michael Jones is a native of New York City. He earned his undergraduate degree in History from Clarion University.... [read more]

Headshot for Dr. Mel Falck

Undergraduate Teacher Education Advisor

(828) 262-2696

Mel S. Falck earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology and Art from West Liberty University in 2002.  Upon... [read more]

Student Employees

Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement