EDC Staff

Dr. April Paul Baer

Director of Investigations/ Interim Title IX  Coordinator

baerap@appstate.edu

Dr. Baer serves as the chief Title IX Officer fro Appalachian State University. In this capacity, Dr. Baer is responsible for overseeing institutional compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendmens of 1972, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, and other federal and state laws and mandates. Dr. Baer provides leadership and support to all institutional Title IX efforts including, but not limited to, policy and procedure development and maintenance, investigation oversight, federal and state compliance, prevention, training, and response management. 

Dr. Baer joined EDC in April 2018. She has more than 10 years' experience in effective Title IX and conduct administration, student development, investigation management, compliance leadership, program implementation and assessment, crisis response, and wellness promotion. Dr. Baerholds a Doctorate of Education from Frostburg State University, a Master of Arts in Communication from East Carolina University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Public Relations from East Carolina University. 

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 associate vice chancellor, manages the associate vice chancellor'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, Iowa 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.