Meet the CASA Staff

Nancy Bucknall Nancy Bucknall, Director
103D Foust Building
B.A. in English & Philosophy from the University of Central Arkansas. M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Before coming to UNCG, I taught at both Chapel Hill & Duke. I've been teaching at UNCG for 16 years, and have been Director of CASA for 11 years. I especially like working with Undecided students who are eager to learn more about the world and more about themselves. My hobbies include reading (especially North Carolina writers) and hiking (especially in the North Carolina mountains).
Jennifer Reich Jennifer Reich, Associate Director
103C Foust Building
BS in Commerce and Art History from the University of Virginia. MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University. I have worked at CASA since 2006, first as the Program Manager and now as the Associate Director. My faculty appointment is the in Department of Art, and I have taught freshman seminars on American art and current topics in art (theft, vandalism, censorship, are video games art?) as well as ART 100 Introduction to Art. I have three young children, so you can find me at the park, playground, children's museum, or science center on the weekends. My hobbies include home decorating, reading, and watching college basketball, football and baseball. I love working at UNCG, especially working with first year students.
Eleanor Cowen Eleanor Cowen, Assistant Director
103G Foust Building
B.A., University of Georgia, M.A., Georgia State University. Media credits include working for National Geographic Television and Discovery Communications as an Assistant Editor/Sound Editor, and a variety of roles in narrative, commercial, and industrial productions. I worked as Post-Production Manager in the School of Filmmaking at UNC School of the Arts, and taught in the School of Communications at Elon University before coming to CASA. In addition to academic advising, I teach in the Media Studies department at UNCG.
Caitlin Saraphis Caitlin Saraphis, Assistant Director
103K Foust Building
BA in History and English, UNC-Greensboro 2007. MA in European History, UNC-Greensboro 2009. I have worked with CASA during SOAR since 2008, and now work full-time as an advisor. My faculty appointment is in the History department, where I teach pre-modern History courses such as Western Civ and Medieval Legacy. My interests include plagues, purgatory, and picking fights with the History Channel.
  Sarah Hamrick, Program Manager
103M Foust Building
I have a B.A. in English and Women's and Gender Studies from UNCG and studied abroad at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. I worked in UNCG's Writing Center for 3 years, and love working with students! I started at CASA in July of 2010. I am also a mentor with the UNCG Guarantee Scholarship program.
Jeff Colbert Jeff Colbert, Advisor
414 Graham Building
I am a two-time alumnus of UNCG (BA in Political Science--December, 1984/Masters in Public Affairs--May, 1986) and I began teaching at UNCG in Spring, 1988. I principally teach PSC 100, 105, and 210, but I also regularly teach in the Warren Ashby Residential College and in the Freshman Seminar Program. I have served as an academic advisor at UNCG for almost 20 years. My daughter graduated from UNCG several years ago with an Elementary Education degree and her husband is a UNCG alumnus as well (Computer Science). I am an avid UNCG Spartan fan and can be frequently seen (and heard) at UNCG athletic events! My wife and I are active members of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
  Lydia Fritz, Advisor
152 Petty Building
MS Computer Science, UNCG, 2002
Teaching and professional interests: Elementary Data Structures and Algorithms, Foundations of Computer Science, Introduction to Computer Science, Academic Advising for College of Arts and Sciences, faculty advisor to UNCG Student Chapter of the ACM.
Robin Maxwell Robin Maxwell, Advisor
325 Sullivan Science Building
B.A. and M.A. in Biology at UNC Greensboro. I teach Microbiology, Invertebrate Zoology, and General Biology. I have taught and advised at UNCG for 32 years, in addition to moonlighting teaching in a Physician Assistant program, doing research in microbial contamination of a consumer product, and grading AP exams for College Board. I am currently the Chair of the Health Careers Advisory Committee and Director of the Post-Bac Pre-Med Program, so I help students trying to get into medical, dental, veterinary, and other schools as they plan, prepare, and apply to the program of their choice.
Margaret Hood Margaret Hood, Advisor
323 Sullivan Science Building
B.S. in Marine Biology from Auburn University. M.S. in Biology from UNCG . I am the anatomy lab coordinator, and I teach introductory biology courses for majors and non-majors as well as physiology and anatomy labs. I have been an academic advisor for CASA since 2006.


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