Nick Rudisill splits his time between teaching First Year Seminar and working as an Academic Advisor in University College. Born in South Carolina, he wanted to attend Appalachian ever since he realized there was a college so close to all of the skiing and camping he loved as a kid. He transferred to Appalachian State after almost failing out of the College of Charleston in the early 90's and earned a BA in English with a minor in History. After graduation, he moved to Oregon and travelled extensively throughout the Western United States, eventually returning to Boone and his home in the southern Appalachians. He earned his Master's Degree in English and taught writing courses and the original Freshman Seminar class for many years, before becoming an Academic Advisor and instructor in the new and improved First Year Seminar. He loves working with App State students and exposing them to challenging new ideas in his Maya to the Matrix class. When he's not teaching or advising, you can find him hiking, climbing, skiing, or camping in the mountains that have always been his home.