Our Team

The Coulter Faculty Commons Team works to create an environment where faculty can come together in the spirit of creativity, collaboration, and community, where becoming an even better teacher or mentor is the most significant and recognized achievement that any faculty member can seek and where students have superior learning opportunities and experiences.

Dr Eli Collins-Brown


Dr. Eli Collins-Brown, Director

Eli has been working in Higher Ed since 1998 in various roles. Raised in a family of educators, artists, and musicians, it isn’t surprising that she gravitated to education. Her areas of focus are instructional design, instructional technology, online education (design, teaching, administration), inclusive pedagogy, and really, anything having to do with learning experience in higher ed.

She has worked at UT Arlington, Illinois State University, Western Michigan University (both the Homer B. Skryker School of Medicine and the main campus), Winston-Salem State University, and now Western Carolina.

She started teaching in 2003, first for the University of Phoenix, and in 2009 for the University of Maryland Global Campus. She also taught in the Instructional Design and Technology program at Western Michigan.

She consults on every aspect of course design, curriculum design, teaching excellence in any modality, and administration of online programs.

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Angela Fulk, Administrative Support Associate

Angela is the new face at the CFC.  It was apparent that she was destined to be involved in education when, at 3 years old, she would often be spied “reading” to her stuffed animals.  A proud native Texan, “y’all” frequently punctuates her speech. Angela earned her BA in History from the University of Dallas.  She moved to the Cullowhee area win August 2020 with her husband, Dr. Kevin Fulk, who is a faculty member in the College of Business.  Before joining the CFC, her work experiences include teaching high school, teaching preschool, working at the YMCA, working at the WCU Covid vaccine clinic, and working for the Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance. 

Angela’s favorite things include the Houston Astros, Texans and Rockets; coffee, chocolate, books, and autumn leaves.

Knowing that it is important to feed mind, body and soul; Angela is sure to keep the CFC stocked with treats for the team and any visitors. 

Angela Fulk – CFC Administrative Associate. 828-227-7196


Angela Fulk
John Hawes

Vacant – Educational Developer

We are currently looking to fill this position. 

Kong Chen (CK), Research Support Specialist

CK is the research support specialist at WCU. He partners with faculty in survey design, research methodology, and data analysis.

Schedule a consultation with CK

Kong Chen Research Support Specialist