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First-Generation Faculty & Staff Directory

This directory is not an exhaustive list. This showcases First-Generation Faculty & Staff across campus.

Are you a first-generation faculty and/or staff member? Complete the form in the box to be added to the First-Generation Faculty & Staff Directory.

 FAculty & Staff Directory 

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Kayla Pendergast

Staff, Alumni Engagement

Office Number: 







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Bobby Hobgood

Faculty, Languages and Culture Studies








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Sejal Foxx

Faculty, Counseling






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Nicole Benford

Alumn and Staff, Niner Financies



King 211




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Katie Russo

Staff, Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS)







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Asanté Littleton

Staff, Housing and Residence Life 



Housing and Residence Life (HRL) 123




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Tracy Beauregard

Alumni and Staff, Office of Registrar






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Deborah Beete

Faulty, Public Health Sciences/CHHS



College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) 335G





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Matthew Parrow

Faculty, Biological Sciences







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Ellissa Brooks Nelson

Staff, Student Affairs Research and Assessment







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Teresa Stafford Cronell

Faculty, School of Nursing







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Tehia Glass

Faculty, Reading and Elementary Education







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Becky Croxton

Faulty, Atkins Library






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Sean McCloud

Faulty, Religious Studies


Office: Macy 215





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Ysatiz Piñero

Staff, Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement

Office: Popp Martin Student Union 252C




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Debbie Rose

Staff, University Career Center







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A.J. Simmons 

Alumni and Staff, Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion


Office: Colvard North Suite 2400





Karen Shaffer

Karen Shaffer

Staff, Student Affairs









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Nana Sledzieski

Staff, External Relations for CHESS and COS








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Tonya Bates

Alumni and Faculty, Biological Sciences


Office: Woodward 214A





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Gabrielle Jones

Alumni and Staff, Facilities Management


Phone Number: 7046876165





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Ron Smelser

Faculty, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science

Office: 222 Duke Centennial Hall






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Olya Keen

Faulty, Civil & Environmental Engineering


Office Number: (704) 687-5048

Office: EPIC 3171




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Krystle Kunnathur

Alumni and Staff, School of Professional Studies







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Chris Walls

Alumni and Staff, Office of Undergraduate Admissions


Office Number: (704) 687-7276

Office: Gage Undergraduate Admissions Center, Room 210




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Tierra Williams

Staff, University Career Center


Office Number: (704) 687-0686

Office: UCC Career Center- Atkins 174




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Marie White

Alumni and Staff, School of Social Work







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Denise Sabo

Staff, Writing, Rhetoric, & Digital Studies