Faculty & Staff Members

Full-Time SAA Program Faculty

To visit faculty profiles, please click on their names. 


Dr. Catherine Clark, Associate Professor

Dr. Catherine Clark Faculty Photo

Dr. Catherine Clark (she/her) received her Doctorate from Indiana University and has taught at Appalachian State University for 25 years. She works with the Leadership Center on campus and is a member of the Leadership Minor Advisory Council. In addition, she has served as a co-lead for LeaderShape for 25 years. She is passionate about understanding the college student experience and in supporting and mentoring graduate students. Much of her service throughout her career has been working with various Student Affairs departments. She is a Nationally Certified Health and Wellness coach and her current research interest coalesce around how we develop a culture of wellness in Student Affairs. In her spare time, she volunteers as an EMT with a small rural fire department and enjoys the outdoors and coffee!







Contact Dr. Clark:

Email: clarkcr@appstate.edu

Phone: 828-262-2448

 Office: 336A College of Education


Dr. Diane Waryold, Professor

Dr. Diane Waryold Faculty PhotoDr. Diane M. Waryold (she/her) is a Professor in the Student Affairs Administration program. She is in her 18th year of teaching at App State. Dr. Waryold prides herself in identifying as a first-generation college student and a native New Yorker. She was an accomplished student affairs administrator for 25 plus years before moving into the faculty role and served as Executive Director of the Center for Academic Integrity and Program Administrator for the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. She is a founding and charter member of the Association for Student Judicial Affairs (ASJA), now the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA), and served as president in 1995. Dr. Waryold has presented programs, published, and consulted on campus student conduct, sexual misconduct, campus safety and policing, crisis management, and academic integrity throughout the country. She is an active Disaster Services volunteer for the American Red Cross. In her “free” time, she likes to spend time in the great outdoors- hiking, cycling, kayaking, camping etc. 

Contact Dr. Waryold:

Email: waryolddm@appstate.edu 

Phone: 828-262-6067

Office: 334B College of Education