Wes Shipley

Shipley, Wes

Wes Shipley is an Appalachian alum, earning his BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and a dual Master's degree in Higher Education: Teaching and Educational Media: New Media Literacies and Global Perspectives. Wes has taught classes on Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age, Critical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning, and Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone. Wes's academic interests include critical theory, social justice, education, and media literacy.

Wes believes we live in a rapidly changing world and that education is a key element in helping us to collectively meet the emergent challenges we face. Considering his role as an educator to be a facilitator of challenging conversations, critical thinking, reflection, metacognition, significant learning, and the development of resilient and adaptive skills he looks forward to working with First Year Seminar students at the beginning of an exciting journey.

Outside of academia Wes lives in a tiny treehouse with his partner Rachael and their pupper Sasha and enjoys gardening, hiking, and practicing acroyoga.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Rick Klima

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