Shirley E. Arnold
Director of the Academic Enrichment Center
M.A. Education, University of Phoenix, 2003
B.A. Christian Education, Centenary College of Louisiana, 1980
As the inaugural director of the Center, Shirley considers her primary goal is that of student advocate. She enjoys the opportunity to serve and work with a wide variety of students. Her previous experiences as Minister of Religious Education, College Chaplain, and Director of Admissions have provided lots of experience working with 17 – 20+ year olds. Helping students realize their academic potential by developing an individual plan to reach the student’s goal brings her great pleasure.
Director of the Office for Career Exploration and Development
M.ED Counseling & Human Development, Lindsey Wilson College, 2005
B.A. Liberal Studies, Lindsey Wilson College, 1999
Nacole moved from Kentucky to North Carolina in 2006 upon completion of her Master's degree at Lindsey Wilson College. After working for several years in Campus Life at Brevard College, she elected to move to the Academic Enrichment Center to assist students with the many transitions they face during their time at BC.
M.A. Counseling, Appalachian State University, 1998
B.A. Psychology, Rhodes College, 1989
Rob comes out of a background in counseling, teaching and program administration and has worked in several capacities within the field of higher education. He joins the staff of the Academic Enrichment Center as Disability Specialist, understanding his primary role to be that of a support for students who face special challenges in their learning process. Helping students learn to advocate for themselves and to claim the unique gifts and skills they bring that enrich the Brevard College community is especially satisfying for Rob.
Director, Writing Center
Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsyvania, 2006
M.A.Ed. Western Carolina University, 1994
B.A. Wake Forest University, 1987
A.A. Brevard College, 1985
A native of Brevard, North Carolina, Tina returned to Brevard College after completing her bachelor degree at Wake Forest University. A full-time faculty member, Tina spends her time both teaching English courses and working with students in the AEC. Completing her doctoral work in rhetoric and linguistics, she enjoys focusing on student writing and helping students become accomplished, confident writers. Her love of the Appalachian Mountains has not only kept her in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, but also led to her doctoral work exploring language attitudes of native Appalachian English speakers.
Associate Professor of Mathematics; Coordinator of the Mathematics Program
Ph.D. (Mathematical Sciences), Clemson University, 1994
M.S. (Mathematical Sciences), Clemson University, 1990
B.S. (Computer Science), North Carolina State University, 1984
Charles Wallis is an associate professor of mathematics at Brevard College. He is the coordinator of the mathematics program, and he and Shirley Arnold jointly oversee the Mathematics Lab in the Academic Enrichment Center. His previous teaching experience includes a year at Gainesville College in Georgia and 11 years at Western Carolina University. His research interest is graph theory, and one of his favorite activities is hiking and enjoying the scenery in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.