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Meet Our Team

Julia Schmitz

QEP Director
Associate Professor of Biology
 

Perry Rettig

Vice President for Enrollment Management and the Athens Campus
 

Michelle Irvin

QEP Administrative Assistant
 
 

QEP Steering Committee 

Julia Schmitz, Chair

QEP Director
Associate Professor of Biology
 

Sandra Maughon, Co-chair

Fellow in the Walker School of Business
 

Alyssa Emmett

Student Representative
 

Leslie Lopez

Student Representative—Demorest

 
Steve Jacobs

Associate Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor of Sociology
 

Kelly Land

Assistant Professor, Education
Coordinator of Clinical Experiences


Jim Peeples

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
 

Megan Ramsey

Compass Program Coordinator
 

John Roberts

Director of Marketing & Communications
 

Margaret Ryder

Director, Athens Walker School of Business Operations
Associate Professor, Business
 

‚ÄčLaura Starrett

Associate Professor of Nursing
 

Melissa Tingle

Assistant Professor, Mass Communications (News Media)
 

Vickie Turner (Ex-Officio)

Director of Institutional Effectiveness
 

Dan Silber (Ex-Officio)

Vice President for Academic Affairs
 

QEP Communication Committee 

John Roberts

Director of Marketing & Communications
Members:  Alyssa Emmett (Student), Michelle Leach, Danielle Percival, Julia Schmitz, Joanna Tucker
 
 

QEP Student Committee

Alyssa Emmett

Leslie Lopez

 
Members: TBA
 
 

QEP Athens Committee

Margaret Ryder, Chair

Director, Athens Walker School of Business Operations
Associate Professor, Business
 
Members:  Mitzi Heck, Wilma Hutcheson-Williams, Michelle Leach, Julia Schmitz, Laura Starrett, Danny Shapiro (Student), Jessica Varsa
 
 

QEP Assessment Committee

Melissa Tingle, Chair

Assistant Professor, Mass Communications (News Media)
 
Members: John Brooks (As Needed), Ed Carmack, Kim Crawford, Clay Crowder, Cindy Peterson, Perry Rettig, Julia Schmitz
 

QEP Piedmont Lions P.R.I.D.E. Committee 

Julia Schmitz, Chair

QEP Director
Associate Professor of Biology
 
Members: Jeff Bowers, Windy Charles, Kim Crawford, Abbey Dondanville, Kelly Land, Sandra Maughon, Megan Ramsey, John Roberts, Susanna Warnock