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HESA Faculty

April Perry

Assistant Professor

Higher Education Student Affairs, Program Director

Needham Yancey Gulley

Associate Professor

Higher Education Student Affairs; Faculty Coordinator, LEAD minor

Adjunct Instructors:

Dr. Carol Burton, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Western Carolina University
Areas of Specialization: Organization, Administration, & Finance in Higher Education; Program Assessment and Evaluation

Dr. Beth McDonough, Reference Librarian – Education Liaison & Associate Professor
Western Carolina University
Areas of Specialization: Teaching & Learning Strategies; Academic & Student Affairs Partnerships; Community Engagement in Higher Education

Dr. Sam Miller, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Western Carolina University
Areas of Specialization: Organization, Administration, & Finance in Higher Education; Film in Higher Education

Dr. Dana Patterson, Director of Intercultural Affairs
Western Carolina University
Areas of Specialization: Counseling Theories & Techniques; Student Judicial Issues in Higher Education; Film in Higher Education; Inclusive Excellence in Higher Education; Academic & Student Affairs Partnerships; The College Environment & Student Success

Dr. Lane Perry, Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
Western Carolina University
Areas of Specialization: Community Engagement in Higher Education; Teaching & Learning Strategies; Academic & Student Affairs Partnerships; Film in Higher Education; The College Environment & Student Success

Dr. Shauna Sage, Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness
Western Carolina University
Areas of Specialization: Facilities Management in Higher Education; Human Resources Management in Higher Education; The College Environment & Student Success

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