Dr. Alan Mueller is a native of the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. He holds multiple degrees from Appalachian State University including a B.A. in Philosophy & Religion, an M.A. in College Student Development, an Ed.S. in Higher Education Administration and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Alan has worked in sales, customer service, consumer lending and has spent the last 15+ years as an administrator in higher education. While in higher education, Alan has worked in student leadership, orientation, career services, academic advising and campus activities. He has presented and published regionally and nationally on a variety of topics including experiential education, multiculturalism, campus-based marketing, values-based education, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. In addition to his work as an administrator, Alan regularly teaches on the undergraduate and graduate levels. Also, he is called on regularly to consult, conduct workshops and conduct program evaluations. Dr. Mueller is a supporter of the arts and in particular loves Drum and Bugle Corps, he is a coffee fanatic and loves spending his time with his family, especially when they visit Disney World. He is a proud brother of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. and Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity Inc.