Lyn O'Hare - Director
I am the Director of Academic Support Services, teach a section of the College Academic Skills course, work with the Peer Group Leaders and teach study abroad short term courses. I graduated from Warren Wilson with an undergraduate degree in Intercultural Studies with a focus on International Development. My graduate degree is in Education with a focus on educational psychology.
I am fascinated by the learning process and how the brain functions as we go through the never ending human experience of trial and error in the pursuit of knowledge. Prior to working at Warren Wilson, I directed and taught at a community school in the cloud forest in Costa Rica.
As a student at WWC, I traveled extensively, learned a lot and found the process of putting theory to practice across the Triad to be one of vibrant discovery. Now, years later, I am so happy to be working with students who are doing the same.
Deborah Braden - Educational Access Coordinator
I am the Educational Access Coordinator serving students with disabilities by assisting them with developing accommodation plans and connecting them with other resources. I also teach a section of the College Academic Skills course.
Prior to my coming to WWC in 2006, I lived in Morro Bay, CA (on the beach) and worked for San Luis Obispo County Office of Education in special education administration. In ancient days, I was and still am a licensed, credentialed speech/language pathologist, primarily in California but also in Missoula, Montana (a favorite place).
I love working with the students at WWC and love what I do. I'm grateful to be living in Black Mountain with my husband of almost 40 years and close to our children and their families, including five grandbabies.
Judith E. Huber - Director of Program Initiatives
As Director of Program Initiatives, I am responsible for setting up the peer tutoring and undergraduate assistant programs and assisting in the development of the Academic Support Center. I continue my involvement with first year student Early Support interventions. In addition to providing academic support counseling, I also teach the College Academic Skills course for first year students.
My bachelor and masters degrees in Technology from Kent State University have served me well in my career pursuits at the college for I have been able to utilize them in a variety of capacities, which includes creating and updating handbooks (Faculty Advising Manual, Student Handbook, SL Crew Handbook), developing and distributing newsletters (Governance newsletter and Student Life's "The Hoot"), developing and maintaining websites (Student Life, Academic Support Services, and New Student Welcome).
I live in Black Mountain with my mate David and our cat Louie. I have two sons and two grandsons in Ohio. I am a musician who belongs to a band called Hobos and Lace where writing, playing, and performing our songs is among my many passions.