Academic Services Staff

Diana Garcia

Diana Garcia, MS

Coordinator, Accessibility/Disability Services
(910) 630-7402
Pearce 102
Diana Garcia
Diana Garcia, MS

Coordinator, Accessibility/Disability Services

B.S.W., Fayetteville State University; M.S., Winston-Salem State University; Certificate in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace, University of South Florida

(910) 630-7402
Pearce 102
Kadejah Horne

Kadejah Horne, MSW

Academic & Career Advisor
Berns Student Center, Lower Level
Kadejah Horne
Kadejah Horne, MSW

Academic & Career Advisor

B.S.W., Methodist University; M.S.W., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Berns Student Center, Lower Level
Tavares Hunter

Tavares Hunter, MS

Director, Academic Support & Student Services
(910) 630-7249
Berns 10
Tavares Hunter
Tavares Hunter, MS

Director, Academic Support & Student Services

B.S., Methodist University; M.S., Walden University

Bio:

Tavares joined the staff in 2010 and received his master’s degree in higher education in 2015. He worked as a Residential Coordinator from 2010 until 2016, when he was appointed Student Solutions Coordinator. He became Director of the Center for Student Success in 2018. He also teaches MU Journey courses.

(910) 630-7249
Berns 10
Eugenia Johnson

Eugenia Johnson, PhD

Academic & Career Advisor
(910) 630-7588
Berns 15
Eugenia Johnson
Eugenia Johnson, PhD

Academic & Career Advisor

B.S., Pembroke State University; M.S., East Carolina University; Ph.D., Walden University

Bio:

Dr. Johnson earned her Ph.D. in Management with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change. She is a professional Academic Advisor and Coordinator of the Culture of Reading Program.

 

(910) 630-7588
Berns 15
Rebcecca King

Rebecca King, MFA

Director, Writing Center
(910) 630-7264
Davis Memorial Library 111
Rebcecca King
Rebecca King, MFA

Director, Writing Center

B.A., Methodist University; M.F.A., University of Southern Maine

Bio:

Rebecca King is the Director of the Writing Center at Methodist University, where she graduated, magna cum laude, in 2012 with a B.A. in Writing. She teaches the Dirty Dozen workshops and the internship course, ENG 4160, to prepare students to be writing consultants. She moved in 2007 to the Carolinas from Maine, where she owned and operated a cafe for many years, sold real estate, and started a furniture repurposing business. Rebecca values time spent with family and friends, reading, writing, traveling when possible, baking, and being in the great outdoors. She completed an MFA in creative writing at the University of Southern Maine and is currently working on her first novel. Her poetry has been published in various publications including Third Wednesday and FEM.

(910) 630-7264
Davis Memorial Library 111
Wilma Leinonen

Wilma Leinonen, MSEd

Writing Consultant
(910) 630-7264
Davis Memorial Library 111
Wilma Leinonen
Wilma Leinonen, MSEd

Writing Consultant

B.A., Boston State College; M.S.Ed., University of Southern Maine

Bio:

Wilma Leinonen moved to Fayetteville from Kennebunk, Maine, and is delighted to be a professional consultant with the Writing Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English, magna cum laude, from Boston State College; a chef’s diploma from Creative Cuisine in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and her M.S.Ed., summa cum laude, from the University of Southern Maine. Wilma enjoyed working as a resource teacher in the public school system for more than twenty years, and developed and taught a variety of early childhood education courses at York County Community Technical College. Wilma volunteers for the Fayetteville Symphony, the Museum of the Cape Fear, and the Cumberland County Schools. She treasures time with her family and friends, and enjoys year-round outdoor photography in the warm North Carolina climate.

(910) 630-7264
Davis Memorial Library 111
Christopher Miller

Christopher Miller, BS

Writing Consultant
Writing Center
Christopher Miller
Christopher Miller, BS

Writing Consultant

Degrees:

B.S., Methodist University

Bio:

Christopher Miller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  He graduated cum laude from Methodist University, where he also completed the Honors Program.  Christopher enjoys writing, reading, botany, gardening, video games, the outdoors, the indoors, the doors of perception, listening to music of all types, and a good laugh.

Writing Center
Cheri Todd Molter

Cheri Todd Molter, MLS

Writing Consultant
Writing Center
Cheri Todd Molter
Cheri Todd Molter, MLS

Writing Consultant

Degrees:

B.A., Methodist University; M.L.S., East Carolina University

Bio:

Cheri Todd Molter is a Methodist University alumna who graduated summa cum laude in May 2017 with a B.A. in English, History, and Writing. She is also the Content Development Specialist and Librarian at the N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center in Fayetteville. Cheri earned a Master of Library Science with a concentration in Academic Libraries from East Carolina University. Before Cheri moved to Fayetteville from West Virginia in 2011, she was a floral designer and a retail store manager. Originally from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Cheri loves to be near the ocean. She also enjoys reading, transcribing primary documents, and writing poetry and nonfiction essays. Her poetry has appeared in the 2016 and 2017 editions of Kakalak, and in 2018, one of her creative nonfiction stories was published in a Jack Walker Press anthology entitled Corners: Voices on Change.

Writing Center
Rocio Serna

Rocio Serna, BS

Academic & Career Advisor
(910) 480-8476
Berns Student Center, Lower Level
Rocio Serna
Rocio Serna, BS

Academic & Career Advisor

B.S., Methodist University

(910) 480-8476
Berns Student Center, Lower Level
Jimarr Williams

Jimarr Williams, MS

Director, Academic & Career Advising
(910) 480-8513
Berns 14
Jimarr Williams
Jimarr Williams, MS

Director, Academic & Career Advising

B.S., East Carolina University; M.S., Troy University

Bio:

Mr. Williams leads and manages our centralized academic and career advising initiatives, including ensuring equitable academic and career advising for all MU students, facilitating ongoing communication and collaboration between academic and career advisors and faculty, collaborating with faculty and staff for student intervention, outreach, and advocacy when needed, and serving as a key liaison for student services with Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Registrar offices. Mr. Williams holds a B.S. from East Carolina University, a Master’s degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Leadership in Work Force Development from Troy University, and he is currently working on his Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy from Walden University. 

(910) 480-8513
Berns 14