Joseph M. Green
Executive Director, Retention, Progression, and Completion & Student Success Center

Telephone: (336)256-0114
Office: Forney Building, 214-E
Education: Ph. D. in Political Science, Public Administration and American Government; Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology; Bachelors Sciences Degree in Sociology and Anthropology at Howard University & Bowie State University
Interests: Film, Reading, Cooking, Sports, 70’s & 80’s R & B Music, the Theatre and African American History
Expertise: Graduate School Transitions; Career Development; Decision Making and Undergraduate Research (High Impact Educational Practices)
Hometown: Clinton, Maryland
Tutoring and Academic Skills Programs (TASP)
Emily Polk
Senior Assistant Director

Telephone: (336) 334-4860
Office:Forney Building, 114-A
Education: MA in Education with an emphasis in Counselor Education from Clemson University; BA in Psychology from Arcadia University, Semester Abroad at University of Ulster (Coleraine, Northern Ireland)
Interests: crafting, reading, cooking, spending time with friends and family, travel, and Clemson football
Expertise: tutor training and active, metacognitive & collaborative learning strategies
Hometown: Rindge, NH
Erin Morrison
Coordinator for Tutoring Services

Office: Forney Building, 114-C
Education: BA in Spanish and International Studies from UNCG, Alumna of Lloyd International Honors College, study abroad in Madrid, Spain
Interests: reading, music, spending time with friends, family, and my cat Scampers, travelling, going to the beach
Expertise: tutoring, training and supervising student employees, active learning, helping students become independent learners, mentoring
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Favorite Animal: Ocelot
Shawn O’Neil
Assistant Director

Telephone: (336)334-4415
Office: Forney Building, 114-F
Pronouns: he/his/him or they/their/them
Education: M.Ed in Teaching ESL from UNCG; BA in Education from Northern Michigan University. In progress: M.Ed in Training and Development from NCSU.
Interests: reading, calligraphy, chilling with my pets, having great ideas
Expertise: facilitating learning, goal setting, planning, teaching, & learning strategies
Hometown: Small towns all over Michigan
Sam Cole
Coordinator for Academic Skills
Telephone: (336) 256-1395
Office: Forney Building, 114-E
Pronouns: he/him/his
Favorite Animal: Red Panda
Education: BA in Education and History from Guilford College. M.Ed in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) in progress at The University of North Carolina Greensboro
Interests: Baking/Cooking, Animals, Video Games, Sleeping, Sports, Weight Lifting, Travel.
Expertise: Teaching, Facilitating Learning, Motivation, Higher Education, Student-Athlete Development
Hometown: Earlysville, Virginia
Thomas Baxter
Database Manager
Telephone: (336) 334-3750
Office: Forney Building, 214-F
Education: Guilford Technical Institute
Interests: Family, Music, Golf, Reading
Expertise: MS Access
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Ella Thompson
Position: Office Assistant
Telephone: (336) 334-3191
Office: Forney Building, 114-B
Education: MA in Human Services Counseling from Regent University: BA in Psychology from Guilford College
Interests: completing my Ph.D, sewing, singing, writing, and spending time with my 5 grandchildren
Expertise: foster parenting, GAL, teaching K-5
Hometown: Staley, NC
Student Support Services (SSS)
Kara Baldwin

Telephone: (336) 256-0194
Office: Forney Building, 214-D
Education: PhD in Irish & Postcolonial Literature from UNCG; MA in Literature from Clemson University; BA in Geology and English from UNC-CH
Interests: travelling, reading, music, Tar Heels basketball, food, and exploring downtown Greensboro
Expertise: writing, research, developing independent learning, and working with access and equality education programs
Hometown: Hickory, NC
Kelly Young
Assistant Director for Academic Skills

Telephone: (336) 334-9763
Office: Forney Building. 214-G
Education: MA in Higher Education-Adult Education with a concentration in Sociology from Appalachian State University; BA in History from Appalachian State University
Interests: live music, television and movies, and trivia
Expertise: active learning, reading and writing instruction, and educational opportunity programs
Hometown: Galax, VA
Justin Massey
Assistant Director for Tutoring Services

Telephone: (336) 334-9764
Office: Forney Building, 214-H
Education: Ph.D. student Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations; MA in Adult Education from East Carolina University; BS in Management with a concentration in Marketing from the University of NC Asheville
Interests: Food, baking, travel, men’s fashion, reruns of The Golden Girls
Expertise: Supervision and training of student employees, Adult Learning Theory and non-traditional student programming, Critical Theory, curriculum and academic advising
Hometown: Marshall, NC
Gavin Mitchell
Assistant Director for Counseling Services

Telephone: (336) 256-1127
Office: Forney Building, 214-C
Education: MA in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; BA in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Interests: Cuisine, family, dabbling in music, mindfulness, self-improvement, Go Heels!
Expertise: College counseling/admissions, financial literacy, academic advising, personal counseling (CBT)
Hometown: Durham, NC
Kim Sawyer
SSS Office Assistant

Telephone: (336) 334-7537
Office:Forney Building, 214-J
Education: Attended Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC.
Interests: cooking, shopping, love going to the beach, spending time with my rescue maltese, Lilly Kate, hanging out with my 19 year old twin daughters
Expertise: budget and personnel issues, networking
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Supplemental Instruction Program (SIP)
Chris Dizon
Coordinator for Supplemental Instruction Program

Telephone: (336) 334-3562
Office:Forney Building, 114-D
Education: B.A. in History and Classical Studies from UNCG
Interests: Reading, travel, food, and Ancient Greece
Expertise: Training and supervision of SIP leaders, facilitation techniques, and active learning
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC