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
Carrington R. Murray
Graduate Assistant for Retention, Progression, and Completion
Office:Forney Building, 214-A
Education: BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina-Columbia; In progress: MS/EdS School Counseling Program at University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Interests: reading, singing, public speaking, traveling, shopping, Netflix and YouTube
Expertise: event coordinating, directing, mentorship and communications
Hometown: Sumter, SC
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
Katie Reed
Graduate Assistant for Academic Skills

Telephone: (336)334-3878
Office: Forney Building, 114
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Education: BS is Psychological Science from UNC-Charlotte; In progress: MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UNC-Greensboro
Interests: Reading, Singing, Crafting, NFL and Collegiate football, coaching volleyball, public policy and healthcare
Expertise: planning, active learning, mentoring, SPSS, coaching
Hometown: Advance, NC
Will Smith
Graduate Assistant for Tutoring Services

Office:Forney Building, 114
Education: BA in English Education from Campbell University, In Progress: MA in English from UNCG, concentration in Medieval Literature
Interests: Books, Comic Books, Video Games, Music, serving as a coach for UNCG co-ed cheerleading team
Expertise: writing instruction, tutor training, assessment strategies
Hometown: Eden, 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 with a concentration in Attic Greek and Ancient Greek history
Interests: Reading, travel, food, karaoke, theatre, and campy movies
Expertise: Training and supervision of SIP leaders, facilitation techniques, and active learning
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Latisha Chambers
Graduate Assistant for Supplemental Instruction Program

Office:Forney Building, 107
Education: B.A. in Psychology from Winston-Salem State University; M.S. student in Counseling, concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Interests: Music, travel, marching bands *Go RSOS!*, food, and spending time with family/friends
Expertise: Database management, facilitation techniques, and active learning
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Student Support Services (SSS)-TRiO
Kara Baldwin
Director of Federal TRiO Programs

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, 211-A
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
Emily Savoie DiRoma
Assistant Director for Tutoring Services

Telephone: (336) 334-9764
Office:Forney Building, 211-F
Education: MA in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Bachelors of Social Work from Western Illinois University.
Interests: Food and Restaurants, Traveling, Health and Fitness, Self Development & Growth, and Animal Rescue Programs.
Expertise: First Generation College Students, Emerging Women in Leadership Positions, and Student Development.
Hometown: Chicago,Illinois
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, individual 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
Michelle Sorrells
Graduate Assistant for Academic Skills

Office:Forney Building, 113
Education: BA in Sociology and minor in Spanish from North Carolina State University; In progress: Masters of Public Affairs with concentration in Nonprofit Management from UNC Greensboro
Interests: education access, public/private partnerships, nonprofit law, and program evaluation
Expertise: student advising, college planning, financial aid, and data management
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Nicole Osborne
Graduate Assistant for Counseling

Office:Forney Building, 214-A
Education: BA in Psychology from University of Southern California; In progress: Master of Science/Specialist in Education
in Counseling, with a concentration in School Counseling from UNC Greensboro
Interests: fitness, traveling, faith, nature, food, mental health and personal development
Expertise: counseling, academic advising, graduate school and career exploration, student development
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program (McNair)-TRiO
D. Clinton Williams
Associate Director

Telephone: (336) 334-3786
Office:Forney Building, 214G
Education: Ph.D (ABD)- American Studies, Harvard University; MA,- History, Harvard University; MTS Harvard Divinity School; BA- History and Religion, Oberlin College
Interests: American History, Urban Cities
Expertise: African American History; Intrusive Advising; Undergraduate Research; Student Success
Hometown: Chicago, IL