Bill is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Ph.D. in early modern English history. He served as Dean of Humanities at UNC Asheville from 2002-2009 and has been a faculty member in history since 1988, serving as chair from 1998-2001. He became COPLAC's director in March 2009.
Claire, Program Associate at COPLAC, is a native of Asheville, NC. She has a degree in Parks Recreation and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University with minors in English and Outdoor Leadership.
Chelsea supports COPLAC's Teagle Foundation distance mentoring project and is the assistant for public relations and communications. She is a senior at UNC Asheville, majoring in History.
Michael is the Webmaster for COPLAC. He is a senior at UNC Asheville, majoring in Computer Science. He previously received a BS in Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill with minors in Chemistry and Russian. He administers and maintains the COPLAC website.