Linda M. Foulsham
As the director of EDC, Linda provides advice and counsel to academic and administrative units and university constituencies on all matters related to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. Linda oversees the AA/EEO components of EPA job searches on campus, closely monitors the university's EPA AA/EEO plan, and reviews university policies and practices for compliance with state and federal law.
Linda responds to complaints of harassment and/or discrimination filed by university employees and students. She conducts investigations in accordance with the university's nondiscrimination policies and assists with dispute resolution. Linda is available to provide educational and professional development programs on issues related to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and other equity issues.
Linda has extensive experience as a practicing attorney in the areas of labor and employment, and higher education. She joined the university in the fall of 2007 after serving as Assistant General Counsel for the University System of New Hampshire.
Linda earned a B.A. degree in political science from the University of New Hampshire in 1984, and a J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1987.
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Susan is responsible for directing and developing diversity education and training programs for classes, student organizations, units, and residence halls at Appalachian, as well as for organizations in the greater community, on request. Workshops are tailored to the needs of the class, organization or sponsoring agency. Her interactive presentations explore - in numerous ways and from various angles - the fundamental but complex concept of building respectful living, learning, and working environments by valuing and celebrating differences. For a complete of workshops, go to http://edc.appstate.edu/diversity-education-and-outreach/diversity-educa....
Susan's responsibilities also include writing, editing and producing articles, newsletters, and promotional materials representing the office's mission and services, and supervising the Open Door program. She is a member of the Diversity Celebration Planning Committee, the LBGT Advisory Board, and the GLBT Task Force.
After earning a bachelor's degree in theatre performance from Mars Hill College in 1976, Susan worked in professional theatre from 1976-1998 as an actor, director and general manager. She came to ASU in 1998.
Amy Carson is the primary contact person for EDC. Her duties include overall responsibility for the EPA faculty and non-faculty hiring process including posting EPA job announcements and processing EPA compliance paperwork for all applicants. In addition, she processes and tracks compliance form data, affirmative action data request forms and EPA hiring information. She works with all university divisions and their subdivisions/units to ensure compliance with the EPA hiring process.
Amy is the first contact for clients reporting complaints of harassment and discrimination. She oversees the organization of client intake data, maintains the client intake database, and prepares reports as needed. She manages all financial records, processes payroll and is responsible for the design and maintenance of the office web site. Additionally, she books webinars, performs research for the director, manages the director's calendar and supervises student workers.
Amy graduated from Appalachian State University in 1988 with a B.A. degree in Communications. She worked in the Equity Office from 1999 until 2003.