CEAP Graduate Appointed Director of Athletics

MNashMyranda Nash has been appointed director of athletics for the Tornados at Brevard College, effective July 1. Nash is the associate athletic director and senior woman’s administrator at Winona State University. She is a two-time Western Carolina University graduate, having completed her B.S. in Health and Human Performance (2007) and her M.B.A (2012).

Schultz Leads Teaching and Research Presentation

calliephotoDr. Callie Schultz, faculty member in the Department of Human Services, led a teaching and research presentation at The Academy of Leisure Sciences’ Annual Conference. The papers, “Teaching Social Justice from Positions of Privilege” and  “From “bad feminists” to “nasty women:” Rethinking empowerment in the age of Tr*mp,” were presented in collaboration with scholars from Arizona State, University of Utah, and UW LaCrosse.

Clapp Wins Distinguished Service Award from the NCSTA

HollyAwardAmanda Clapp, science teacher at The Catamount School, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA). NCSTA’s Distinguished Service Awards are presented to recognize the excellence of contributions to science education in North Carolina. Awardees have exhibited leadership in science education beyond their school district or position and have contributed to improvements in science education, as well.

Watterson, Wells, Beaudet Publish Article

WCU LogoDrs. Watterson, Wells and Beaudet, faculty in the Health and Physical Education Program, published an article entitled, “Can a Mobile App Motivate Adolescents into a Healthier Lifestyle?” In the Journal of Modern Education Review.

Dr. Curtis Featured on Podcasts

Russ CurtisDr. Russ Curtis, Professor of Counseling was recently interviewed by The Thoughtful Counselor on integrated care. The interviews became podcasts for practitioners in counseling. They can be accessed at the links below.


Integrated Care – Part 1: Foundations, Effectiveness, and Predictions for the Future with Russ Curtis

Integrated Care – Part 2: Models, Ethics, and Spirituality with Russ Curtis

Ellie Blair Publishes Book Article

WCU SealEllie Blair, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction recently published chapter in Forgotten Places:  Critical Studies in Rural Education (2017) edited by William M. Reynolds (Peter Lang Publishers).