Meet our Staff


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]

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]

Undergraduate Teacher Education Advisor

(828) 262-8914

Alicia Muhammad is a passionate and committed education professional with over 15 years of service as an... [read more]

Scholarship Coordinator and Accelerated Admissions Recruiter

(828) 262-2663

Rebekah graduated with a BA in English/Communication Arts from Lees-McRae College in 2002 where she was a scholarship... [read more]

Director of the James Center for Student Success & Advising

(828) 262-7171

Jan is a former 4th and 5th grade teacher who loves working with future and current teachers. She received her... [read more]

Assistant Director for Student Engagement

(828) 262-3168

Having previously worked in high schools and college orientation, Megan loves combining these experiences to work with... [read more]

University Program Associate

(828) 262-6095

Being around teachers is not new for Melissa as she previously has spent time at Hardin Park Elementary working in the... [read more]

Student Employees

Graduate Assistant

Kelly is from Millers Creek, NC. She graduated May 2018 with a B.S. in English, Secondary Education, and is currently... [read more]

Office Assistant

Brandon is a English, Secondary Education major with a minor in Medieval Studies. He is a James Scholar and a founder... [read more]

Recruitment Assistant

Tiffanie is a senior English major with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Child Development. She... [read more]

Graduate Assistant

Jessica Krpejs is from Trinity, North Carolina. She spent the last four years in the High Country earning her B.S. in... [read more]