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Faculty and Staff


Mark Jones
Mark Jones, M.S. 
Teaching Assistant Professor and Chair
B.S. in Sport Management, Delaware State University, 2002
M.S. in Sport Management, Indiana State University, 2003 
Carter Hall, Room G10
Phone: 304.929.1283 

Mr. Jones initially began full-time employment as a lecturer in the Department of Physical Education at WVU Tech in the fall of 2007. He also serves as a Program Coordinator for the Sport Management major. He participated four years as a student-athlete at NCAA Division I Delaware State University in Cross Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track. Mr. Jones’ hobbies include running, hiking, kayaking, camping, and all outdoor activities. His hometown is in Milford, Delaware. He has one daughter, Natalie Jones, who resides with him in Charleston, West Virginia.

Caroline McKelvie, M.S 
Visiting Instructor
M.S. Sports Management, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013 
B.S. Athletic Coaching Education, West Virginia University 2011 
Office Carter Hall G1B 

Ms. McKelvie is a Visiting Instructor in the Sport Studies department at WVU Tech. She was a member of the WVU Tech Women’s Soccer program from 2007-2011 and represented Scotland at the Under 15’s and U’17’s level. Ms. McKelvie’s research interests include culture shock among international student-athletes, professional athlete endorsement and psychology of coaching. In her free time, she enjoys playing and watching soccer, as well as spending time with family. Ms. McKelvie is originally from Drongan, Scotland.

Laura Spiers
Laura Spiers, M.S. 
Teaching Instructor
B.S. in Athletic Coaching Education ,West Virginia University , 2011
M.S. in Education-Physical Education, Canisius College, 2013
Carter Hall, Room G1A
Phone: 304.929.1282

Ms. Spiers began full-time employment as a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Sport Studies Department at WVU Tech in the Fall of 2015. She was a member and captain of the WVU Tech Women’s Soccer team for four years. Ms. Spiers’ hobbies include fitness, sports, cooking, kayaking. She is from Courtice, Ontario, Canada.


Mary Ida Nugent

Mary Ida Nugent 
Program Assistant III
A.S. in Office Administration-Executive Emphasis, WVU Technology, 1998 
Carter Hall, Room G11
Phone: 304.929.1281 

Mary Ida splits her time between the Department of Sport Studies and WVU Tech Athletics. She has 22 years of service to WVU Tech in various positions. Mary Ida resides in Pratt, WV with her husband, Bo, and dogs Rocky and Jax.