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Meet the Staff

Susan Wolverton

Susan Wolverton

Associate Dean for Student Academics & Professor of Theatre Arts

Email: swolvert@coe.edu

Coordinates Learning Commons staff, resources and activities. Helps faculty provide academic support for students, including developing new initiatives and resources. Offers students guidance with academic planning including majors, practicum and the college's other requirements and opportunities.

Dr. Laura Hayes

Interim Director of TRIO & Co-Director of the Learning Commons

Email: lhayes@coe.edu

Manages TRIO federal grant. Coordinates TRIO staff, resources and activities. Provides academic coaching and mentoring. 

Michelle McIllece

Michelle McIllece

Associate Director of TRIO & Tutoring Coordinator

Email: mmcillec@coe.edu 

Assists the director of Coe's TRIO program. Coordinates the tutoring program. Provides academic coaching and mentoring. 

Jane Nesmith

Dr. Jane Nesmith

Director of the Writing Center & Assistant Professor of Rhetoric

Email: jnesmith@coe.edu

Recruits, hires and mentors Coe Writing Center consultants. Directs the Writing Center. Coordinates the FYS Writing Fellows program. Colaborates with the Writing Across the Curriculum Director to provide support for writing pedagogy on campus.

Melanie Ostmo

Accessibility Services Coordinator 

Works with students with disabilities. Facilities accommodations across campus. Provides academic coaching and mentoring. 

Nikki Slack

Nikki Slack

Learning Commons Program Coordinator

Plans and coordinates Learning Commons programs and services. Provides academic coaching and mentoring. 

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Spencer Stout

Supplemental Instruction Coordinator & Biology Support Specialist

Email: spstout@coe.edu

Facilitates and organizes the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program. Provides academic support for biology classes. Provides academic coaching and mentoring.

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Steve Bean

Math Support Specialist

Email: sbean@coe.edu

Provides tutoring and support to students for math-based classes.