The School - Our Objectives - And Faculty
A FEW PERSONAL THOUGHTS FROM THE DIRECTOR, Charles Green
Thank you for your interest in the Asheford Institute of Antiques distance-learning program. Since 1966, the AIA's purpose and objective has been to offer thorough and complete professional-level home-study training in the decorative arts fields of antiques, collectibles, estate sale services, and appraising. Since that time, a great deal of care has been exercised in making sure that each student receives the guidance and help of an accredited instructor who is qualified by experience, training, and background, to impart the necessary knowledge required in order for each student to succeed in this field of endeavor.
From the very beginning of the Plans, until the day the student graduates and receives a Diploma, their work is directed by not only a capable instructor, but one who also takes a genuine interest in helping the student, and is always ready to do a little more than is required.
In constructing the Asheford Program, the aim of the writers at all times was to make every step, and every Study Plan, so simple and clear, and so well illustrated, that speedy progress could be expected by the average student even though they may have had no previous training in antiques or similar fields of study. Every phase of the training was carefully prepared and thoroughly examined in its relation to the Plan as a whole, before the first student was ever invited to enroll.
The staff here at the Institute take great pride in the high ideals that were set forth by the original founder of the school, and will do everything within their means to pass along these goals of encouragement and mentorship to all of our students.
That's our promise to you...
MEET SOME OF THE FACULTY AT THE SCHOOL
Peter Green - Asheford Institute, Founder
Tony Drew - Asheford Board Member
Gregory J. DeMarco - Business Director
Henriette Logstrup - Course Content Development
Gina Rhodes - Vintage, Retro, & Twentieth Century Trends
Susan Close - A.I.A. Textbooks, Bulletin Editor, and European Buying Trends
Scott Syvert - Care & Restoration
Sherry Winston - e-Course Development Engineer
Phillip Roth - Student Accounting
Mr. Roth is the newest member of the Asheford family, and will be in charge of all Student Account Operations at the A.I.A. Once you've completed your enrollment, should you have any questions regarding your account, status of your Course materials, payment plans or just general questions about your account activity, don't hesitate to call or write and let Mr. Roth and his team help you out. Additionally, should you require information on such services as, supplemental materials, or the student sales programs, Mr. Roth and his staff will always be on hand to answer your questions regarding these subjects as well.
Chalmers Gilmore, Has Been With The School Since 1986...
Born and raised in Manchester, England, Mr. Gilmore has a vast working knowledge of continental and North American antiques - to most of the staff here at the school he's simply the Scholarly English Gent... Today, Mr. Gilmore heads up both the Research Department and the Appraisal Service for all enrolled students. When you send us your research and appraisal questions, they'll be under Mr. Gilmore's direct supervision. Mr. Gilmore is also the resident writer for the Appraising & Methodology module of the Asheford Course.
Janie Gregory Is The A.I.A.'s Office Manager, and Admissions Assistant
Ms. Gregory is in charge of making sure that everything runs smoothly between all school departments, and that all Admissions requests are handled promptly. If you've got any questions about how the e-Course works, your pass-codes, accounting updates, or which enrollment Plan might best suit your needs, just let her know, and she'll be more than happy to help.
Click here to ASK JANIE...
Questions? Let Our Staff Help...
You'll find our dedicated office team is always willing to go that extra mile to help with any student queries. Whether it be about updating a student account, new pass-codes, or just recommending a good antique site on the Internet to find that certain something - they'll always be on hand to help with the answers you're looking for...
Admissions Office Toll Free Hotline: 1 877-444-4508