As an alumnus of the Department of Technology and Environmental Design, you serve as an ambassador by helping to promote the department's programs and by helping to build important relationships with our broader professional communities. We encourage and welcome your continuing involvement in the department. Please let us know how you're doing!
Stay in touch
Share your knowledge by being a guest speaker in classes or to a Department of Technology and Environmental Design student organization. Consider hiring one of our student interns, or taking part in a Jobs Fair to interview prospective employees. If interested in pursuing these options, contact the department chair, Jeff Tiller at firstname.lastname@example.org or the program coordinators listed for each program of study.
Joseph Montemurno, Appropriate Technology master's program graduate (2004), is working as a Building Systems Consultant/Green-Renewables Specialist at Steven Winter Associates, Inc., in Norwalk, Connecticut. Joseph had this to say about his experience in the graduate program in the Department of Technology: "I have been fortunate to be involved in many exciting projects in my time at SWA and I want to thank each one of you for your part in helping make this possible for me. I feel my graduate experience and time in Boone was wonderful and that ASU and the surrounding community is fortunate to have such a fine group of people, classes, and programs all under 'one' roof."
Edwin K. Woods
Edwin K. Woods, a 1998 graduate of Appalachian State is the President of the North Carolina Division of Dan Ryan Builders. After graduating from ASU in 1998, Edwin joined Centex Homes' Charlotte operation in 1998 as a Field Manager and was named Project Manager in 2000. He became an Area Construction Manager in 2002 for a short period before becoming the Division Service Manager. In 2004 he worked again as the Division's Area Construction Manager until in 2006 when he became the Construction Services Manager. In December 2007, Edwin was named Director of Construction Operations for the Charlotte Division.
When Centex was purchased by Pulte Homes, Edwin went to work for D.R. Horton homes as President of their new Fayetteville area operations. In 2011, he was hired at Dan Ryan Builders as President of the North Carolina Division.
Edwin has a B.S. in Construction Management from ASU and received his MBA from Queens University in Charlotte in 2009. He remains involved with Appalachian State and is Chair of the Department of Technology and Environmental Design Advisory Board. Edwin and his wife Shannon are pictured above with their 3 girls Ella, Chloe and Alexa.
"My education at ASU prepared me for professional success. The influence of my professors and classmates has given me the winning spirit that has driven me to succeed both personally and professionally."
Mr. Jeff Tiller
Katherine Harper Hall
Main Office Room 20
397 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608