Sue McGuire
  • Sue McGuire
  • Associate Instructor, Program Director of the First-Year Experience

  • Email:
  • Phone: 828.898.2561
  • Office: Shelton Learning Commons 26
  • Department: Academics


MA, Appalachian State University
BS, Appalachian State University

Common Courses Taught

First Year Seminar
Peer Tutor Seminar

Professional Achievements

I am passionate about learning and helping others discover how to learn well. I studied higher education, developmental education, and learning strategies as I pursued my masters degree. Attending the Kellogg Institute and Advanced Kellogg, I earned my Developmental Education Specialist certification.

Institutional Service and Responsibilities

As Director of First Year Experience, I work closely with all incoming students, specifically traditional freshmen taking First Year Seminar. I also work closely with First Year Seminar instructors as they serve as freshman advisors. I currently serve on the Early Intervention Team, General Education Committee, and Executive Committee. I have an open-door policy and am available for students as often as possible.

Personal Interests

I absolutely love baking and sharing my treats with others. Spending time with my husband, daughter, and soon-to-be-son-in-law is also one of my favorite pastimes!