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An Adventure of the American Mind
Western Carolina University
Killian Building 110
Cullowhee, NC 28723
WCU's AAM Staff
Dr. Beth Rodgers Coulter, WCU's An Adventure of the American Mind Director and Assistant Professor of Education, is a graduate of Western Carolina University with an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership. Her background includes teaching at the university level and 16 years of community college experience and over 5 years of university experience with instructional technology, research, and planning. More information about Dr. Beth Coulter
Nell Knight, Project Assistant also serves as assistant for the PT3 Project. She attended Georgia State University and worked as a case manager to the Chief Judge of Fulton Superior Court, Atlanta, GA. Prior to joining the AAM Project, she worked part-time as Office Assistant to Dr. Myron Coulter, Chancellor Emeritus of WCU.
Other Members of the Team
Dr. Benjamin M. Coulter, Director of Instructional Technology for the College of Education and Allied Professions and Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations, completed his Ed.D. in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University. His background includes 10 years experience in the field of Instructional Technology, teaching graduate-level courses in Instructional Design and Two-Year College Curriculum Development and program development of the WCU Teacher Education Technology Initiative. He also worked for 2 years at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching as a Program Coordinator and has retired from the United States Army as a Major in Military Intelligence.
Dr. Tyler Blethen is Creighton Sossomon Professor of History and director of the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University. He teaches Appalachian history, specializing in the Scotch-Irish migration to the region and the pioneer settlement period before the Civil War. He has written several books and numerous articles on those topics and is active in history and museum organizations in the region. He helped the Center develop its permanent exhibition on the Scotch-Irish settlement of western North Carolina, which is designed for eighth-grade classes, and he has worked with teachers on various projects to develop supplemental curriculum materials, including print, audio-visual, and Web resources. For more information visit The Mountain Heritage Center.