Advising Staff

Faculty/Staff Member About
Daniel Byrd

Daniel Byrd

Academic Advisor
828-262-6557 (phone)
Duncan Hall 102

Education: 

  • PhD and MS, Social Studies Education, University of Georgia
  • BS, Psychology, Auburn University

Areas of Interest: Academic Advising, Student Success, Career Exploration, Social Justice

Biography: Daniel has served in a variety of educational roles, including teaching, guidance, and administration. He enjoys seeing App State students graduate and achieve their highest potential. Daniel also likes good music, cooking, watching the Atlanta Braves, and relaxing at home with his wife and cats.

Appointments: Click here to schedule an appointment with Daniel.

Matthew Crump

Matthew Crump

Interim Director Assistant Director of Advising Academic Advisor
828-262-6526 (phone)
828-262-8975 (fax)
Duncan Hall 102A

Education: 

  • Ed.S, Higher Education, Appalachian State University
  • MHA, Master of Health Administration, Pfeiffer University
  • BS, Recreation Management, Appalachian State University
  • AAS, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute

Areas of Interest: Areas of Interest: Academic Advising, Student Success, Retention, Organizational Culture, Higher Education Policy, Leadership, Access, Equity, Diversity

Biography: Prior to coming to ASU, Matt worked for the NC Community College System where he served in many different roles in Student Development. Matt is an avid outdoorsmen and enjoys traveling with his wife. 

Appointments: Click here to schedule an appointment with Matt.

Catherine Greene

Catherine Greene

Student Records (Gi-O)
828-262-6718 (phone)
828-262-8975 (fax)
Duncan Hall 100C

Education: 

  • Community Counseling, Appalachian State University
  • BFA, Drawing and Painting, University of Georgia

Biography: After a brief move to Maryland, Catherine loves being back home in the North Carolina mountains where she enjoys spending time with her little boy and yoga.  She also enjoys trips to the beach as often as possible.

 

Caroline Burgess

Caroline Burgess

Administrative Assistant
828-262-8590 (phone)
828-262-8975 (fax)
Duncan Hall 102

Education: 

  • Masters Student- Higher Education Community College and University Leadership, Appalachian State University
  • BS Psychology, Appalachian State University

Areas of Interest: Failure Prevention, School Counseling, School Psychology, Religious/Spiritual Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy

Biography: Caroline graduated from Appalachian in May 2015 where she spent her time as a student employee in the BCHS Dean's office. She graduated with a BS in Psychology and a minor in marketing. She enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, and spending time with her adopted pit-bulls, Holmes and Pearl.

Hera Haas

Hera Haas

Student Records (P-Z)
828-262-8152 (phone)
828-262-8975 (fax)
Duncan Hall 100C

Hera has been employed at Appalachian State University for ten years, most recently as a Student Services Specialist in the Registrar's Office. She finds fostering student success very satisfying and has a soft spot for high risk students. She also embraces diversity.  Hera finds peace in music, the woods and the beach and enjoys cooking, gardening, and the gift of her three children.

Janice Koppenhaver

Academic Advisor
828-262-6527 (phone)
828-262-8975 (fax)
Duncan Hall 101D

Education: 

  • MA, Public Administration, Minnesota State University – Mankato
  • BS, Community Health Education, UNC-Greensboro

Areas of Interest: Student Success, At Risk Students, Career Exploration, and helping students think about volunteering and student employment that prepares them for a career.

Biography: Prior to joining Academic Advising and Support,Janice began her career at Appalachian in the College of Education’s Teaching Fellows/Appalachian Educator’s program where she worked from 2006-2015.  She has also worked as a health professions advisor at a small college, a training & employee relations officer for a local government, as the management development specialist at a healthcare facility, and as a health educator for a district health department. She enjoys gardening, volunteering, and exploring walking trails in Watauga County as well as traveling and spending time with her family.

Appointments: Click here to schedule an appointment with Janice.

Tanya Randall

Tanya Randall

Student Records (A-Ge)
828-262-8151 (phone)
828-262-8975 (fax)
Duncan Hall 100C

Areas of Interest: At-Risk Students, Orientation, Academic Advising, Student Success, Millennials, the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator, Intuitive Advising

Biography: Tanya also came to Appalachian State University in 2000 and transferred from University College Advising & Orientation Center to CHS in 2010.  Prior to coming to ASU, Tanya worked as a recruiter in the healthcare industry.  She represents the Dean's Office at ASU's Staff Council.  Tanya enjoys fishing, living in the country and being outdoors, growing older with her husband and spending time with grandson Kane.

Celeste Crowe

Celeste Crowe

Director, Health Professions Advising
828-262-8970 (phone)
828-262-8975 (fax)
Duncan Hall 101B


Education: 

  • Certificate, Core Concepts in Public Health, University of North Carolina
  • MS, Biology, East Tennessee State University 
  • BS, Biology, East Tennessee State University 

 Areas of Interest:  Health Professions Advising, Student Success, Disadvantaged and Underrepresented Students, Health Policy, Access and Equity, and Leadership 

Biography:  Celeste worked at ETSU, Tusculum College, and Union College before arriving at Appalachian in 2007.  She is active in many professions associations; currently serving as HPANC President and NAAHP 2018 National Meeting Co-chair.  She enjoys dance, pilates, travel, college sports, and being CeCe to her niece.

Appointments: Click here to make an appointment with Celeste.

Tron Buff

Academic Advisor
828-262-6528 (phone)
Rm 102D

Education: 

  • MA, Higher Education, Appalachian State University
  • BA, History, North Carolina State University

Areas of Interest: Academic Advising, Student Success, Transfer Student Transition, Student Athletes

Biography:Before coming back to ASU, Tron taught History and served as an academic advisor at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh.   He enjoys reading, music and sports.  Mostly, though, he prefers to spend time with his dog and the two of them continue to seek a way to make fall arrive a little earlier and winter last a little longer.

Appointments: Click here to make an appointment with Tron.

Callie Hutchens

Academic Advisor
828-262-6529 (phone)
Edwin Duncan Hall Rm 102

Education: 

  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Appalachian State University
  • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Appalachian State University

Areas of Interest: Academic Advising, Student Success, Career Exploration, Resource Referrals, Transfer Student Transition and Wellness

Biography: Callie is a Nationally Certified Counselor and has worked in the NC Community College system as Academic Advisor, Career Counselor, and Personal Counselor. She has experience working in residential camping camping and facilitating expressive arts groups. Callie enjoys playing music, cycling, and gardening with her husband and dog. 

Appointments: Click here to schedule an appointment with Callie.

Travis Erickson

Assistant Director of Technology/Academic Advisor
828-262-6530 (phone)
828-262-8975 (fax)
Rm 102C

Education:

  • MS, Human Performance, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse
  • BS, Exercise Science, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse

Areas of Interest:  Academic Advising, Student Success, Exercise Science 

Biography:  Travis served as a collegiate coach, program director, and (most recently) an Exercise Science faculty member at Appalachian prior to becoming an academic advisor for the Beaver College of Health Sciences.  He enjoys helping students uncover their true potential while allowing them to explore all of their options at Appalachian.  Travis enjoys messing around with different kinds of technology, lifting weights, and watching sports and traveling with his wife and dog.

Appointments: Click here to make an appointment with Travis.