As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina System, WCU attracts students from around the globe for its nationally ranked programs, affordability through NC Promise and exceptional student support. Recognized as a top adventure college and surrounded by the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, students can explore the region's vast natural diversity through unrivaled experiential learning and recreational activities. Offering residential, hybrid and online programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees at our main campus in Cullowhee, WCU in Asheville located at Biltmore Park, and wherever students are through distance learning.
Vittal Anantatmula’s current research is focused on project management teams, integrating knowledge management and project management.
Global Projects Project Management Performance Project Management Agile Project Management Project Success
Distinguished Professor of Visual Art
For more than 30 years, Tom Ashcraft has navigated his inquiry based practice, combining object making and community engagement.
Collaborative, Community and Socially Engaged Art Contemporary Art Sculpture Public Art
Patrick Baron's work focuses on social and environmental determinants of health and disparity.
Social Determinants of Health Mixed-Methods Research and Study Design Environmental Health Sciences Epidemiology Community Health Disparities
Andrew J. Bobilya
Professor, Program Director of Experiential and Outdoor Education
Andrew Bobilya's background includes serving as a field instructor and program manager for various summer outdoor adventure programs.
Outdoor Programming Human-Nature Relationship Wilderness Solitude Autonomous Student Experiences Spirituality
Kathleen M. Brennan
Kathleen M. Brennan's research interests include mental health, medical sociology and social psychology.
Sociology of Emotions Social Psychology Mental Health Medical Sociology Work and Occupations
Professor, CEAP Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Patricia Bricker's primary areas of expertise are science education and teacher professional development.
Elementary Education Teacher Professional Development STEM Education Science and Literacy Community Engagement Projects
Professor, Director of Emergency and Disaster Management
Lisa Briggs specializes in forensic based criminology with a focus on missing persons, as well as the use of scent detection K9s.
Crime and Deviance Forensic Based Criminology Criminology Missing Persons Scent Detection K9s
Kelli R. Brown
Kelli R. Brown is the chancellor of Western Carolina University, serving more than 11,000 students with a wide range of bachelor’s degrees.
Institutional Planning Community Engagement Leadership Higher Education Management Health Sciences
Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance
Brian Byrd's research focuses on domestic mosquito‐borne diseases, specifically La Crosse encephalitis.
Global Health Medical Entomology Epidemiology
Industry Experience (1)