The James Center Welcomes Two New Staff Members: Octavia Little & Alicia Muhammad

The James Center for Appalachian Educators in Appalachian's Reich College of Education welcomes two new staff members: Octavia Little and Alicia Muhammad.

Octavia Little
Associate Director of Admissions for Teacher Education

Octavia LittleOctavia Little formerly taught second and third grades in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System. She earned her master's degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Higher Education from North Carolina A&T State University, and her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Winston-Salem State University. She joins Appalachian State University as the Associate Director of Admissions for Teacher Education. 

She has a passion for education and is very excited to share her classroom experiences with future teacher educators at Appalachian. When she is not working, Little enjoys trying new foods and spending time with her family and friends. 

Dr. Alicia Muhammad
Undergraduate Teacher Education Advisor

Alicia MuhammadAlicia Muhammad is a passionate and committed education professional with over 15 years of service as an administrator and instructor in the postsecondary and secondary education sectors. She earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Phoenix, a master's in Elementary and Secondary Education Administration from Capella University and a bachelor's in Business/Finance from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She joins Appalachian's Reich College of Education as an undergraduate teacher education advisor. 

Muhammad is driven to support the academic and personal goals and successes of a culturally diverse learner population. Her common-sense and collaborative approach to leadership and program development has been successfully implemented to organize student academic support and personal success programs throughout her career. Her research interests focus on equity issues in higher education in the areas of leadership, the contingent faculty workforce, and academic engagement of diverse student populations.

Muhammad's community service efforts have been geared toward facilitating community engagement as relates to youth and women's issues.  And, she is a Trekkie! She serves as Lieutenant Junior Grade on the ship USS Bonaventure of STARFLEET. 

Welcome, Octavia Little and Alicia Muhammad.

Octavia Little & Alicia Muhammad
Published: Sep 19, 2017 3:28pm