EDC Staff

Jordyne Blaise, J.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Compliance
Title IX Coordinator  blaisej@appstate.edu
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Susan King

Education and Outreach Coordinator
kingsh@appstate.edu

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. In numerous ways and from various angles, her interactive presentations explore the fundamental but complex concept of building respectful living, learning, and working environments by valuing and celebrating differences. For a complete list of workshops, click here

Susan completed the training modules "The Law of EEO" and "Harassment Prevention" at Cornell University IRA School, New York City, in April of 2010, and "Developing Diversity Training for the Workplace" and "Teaching Skills and Cultural Competency" with the National Multicultural Institute in Washington, D.C, in 2000 and 2004.

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

Program Specialist
carsonap@appstate.edu

Amy Carson is the primary contact person for EDC. Her duties include overall responsibility for the EHRA faculty and non-faculty hiring process including posting EHRA job announcements and processing EHRA compliance paperwork for all applicants. In addition, she processes and tracks compliance form data, affirmative action data request forms and EHRA hiring information. She works with all university divisions and their subdivisions/units to ensure compliance with the EHRA 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 website. 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. 

Liz Mason

Title IX/EEO Investigator
masone@appstate.edu

As one of the Title IX/EEO Investigators, Liz investigates cases alleging discrimination based on a protected class including employee and student-related sexual misconduct to include sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.  She conducts prompt, neutral, and thorough investigations and prepares detailed investigative reports. 

Liz joined the Office for Equity Diversity and Compliance in the summer of 2017. Prior to this position she served as Adjunct Faculty for the School of Social Work and a Case Manager in the Office of the Dean of Students. She earned her Bachelors of Arts at Luther College in Decorah IA and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. 

Jeremy Ancar

Title IX/EEO Investigator
ancarja@appstate.edu

As one of the Title IX/EEO Investigators, Jeremy investigates cases alleging discrimination based on a protected class, employee and student-related sexual misconduct to include sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.  He conducts prompt, neutral, and thorough investigations and prepares detailed investigative reports.

Jeremy joined Appalachian State University in the summer of 2017.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Tennessee and his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center.