2014-2015 Executive Board

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President - Jack Kelly


Jack Kelly is currently pursuing an MA in English. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, class of 2013. Rivers are his main interest: reading about them, writing about them, watching them, paddling them. Basically anything with rivers. He is looking forward to teaching composition classes next year, along with working on the GSA to continue to develop interdisciplinary connections between graduate students.


Jordynn Knott

Vice President - Jordynn Knott


Jordynn received her Bachelors in Social Work from UNCW and is now in her final year of obtaining her Masters in Social Work. She is an intern at Wilmington Counseling where she is concentrating on integrating Mindfulness in Couples and Family Counseling. Jordynn is also a GA for the School of Social Work where she is assisting Dean Hardy and Dean Browder. After graduation she plans on moving West Coast to attend a Ph.D program in Spiritual Psychology. Her highest aspiration is to be the next Deepak Chopra!!



Treasurer - Terrie Nelson



Terrie is in her final year of obtaining a Masters in Conflict Management and Resolution. She graduated from UNCW with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies in May 2012. After earning her bachelors, Terrie worked for UNCW's Office of Admissions as the Freshman Counselor for Eastern North Carolina. She currently works for the New Hanover and Pender County District Attorney, Benjamin David, as a Victim Witness Legal Advocate. Terrie also serves as the President for the Conflict Management and Resolution program's Graduate Student Association (GSA). In her free time, Terrie enjoys photography, theatre, and volunteering with local non-profit organizations.

As Treasurer for the GSA, Terrie looks forward to helping graduate students utilize the different resources afforded to them and to assist them in learning outside of the classroom, whether it be attending conferences, collecting data, or traveling to present their research.




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Secretary - Brittney Knotts


Brittney Knotts is currently and English graduate student and departmental T.A. in her last year of study.  She graduated from UNCW in the Fall of 2012 with degrees in English and Elementary Education.  Ultimately, she doesn't know what age she wants to teach, but she knows that she is a teacher at heart.  Her areas of interest within the English department focus on media studies, popular culture studies, and Tennessee Williams.


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