Faculty & Staff

The 457 full-time faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences represent a rich diversity of educational background and professional expertise. Most of the faculty in the College hold terminal degrees in their discipline, and all faculty members are dedicated to their teaching and research. Quality teaching and instruction has always been, and remains, the primary mission of the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences. The honors and awards of our faculty provide convincing evidence of the faculty’s exceptional performance in the classroom and in their fields.  

New Faculty & Staff 2019

Faculty & Staff News

Dr. Beverly Moser, a professor of German at Appalachian State University accepting a Foreign Language Association of N.C. (FLANC) Honorary Life Member award for her long service to foreign language education in the state and in the region. Presented by Delynda Ramirez-Carter, President of FLANC (on the left) and board member and Appalachian alumnus Jeff Pageau ’11 on the right.

Beverly Moser receives honorary life membership award from the Foreign Language Association of N.C.

Dr. Beverly Moser ProfessorDepartment of Languages, Literatures and CulturesHonorary life membership awardThe Foreign Language Association of NC ...

Mark Powell, author and professor of creative writing in Appalachian’s Department of English. Photo submitted

Creative writing professor Mark Powell awarded Fulbright for teaching and research in Romania

Appalachian State University’s Mark Powell, associate professor of creative writing in Appalachian’s Department of English, has been named a grant...

 Dr. Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Department of English, has received the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry. Photo by Jesse Barber.

Department of English Poet Dr. Kathryn Kirkpatrick wins 2019 North Carolina Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry

Dr. Kathryn KirkpatrickProfessor of EnglishDepartment of EnglishRoanoke-Chowan Award for PoetryNorth Carolina Literary and Historical Association ...

Dr. Kathryn Kirpatrick, Department of English professor at Appalachian State University. Photo by University Communications.

Faculty Author Spotlight: Kathryn Kirkpatrick talks about her book “The Fisher Queen”

Dr. Kathryn Kirpatrick, Department of English professor at Appalachian State UniversityMonday, Nov. 11, 20195 p.m.Plemmons Student Union 169Parking In...

Dr. Christina Sornito-Carter, a 2019–20 Fulbright recipient and assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropology. Photo submitted

Fulbright awardee Dr. Christina Verano Sornito-Carter to conduct heritage conservation and disaster management research in the Philippines

Dr. Christina Verano Sornito-Carter, assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Anthropology, has been awarded a 2019...



Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes several members of the faculty and staff for outstanding service, teaching or scholarly work. Read more about these many awards, view previous winners or learn how to nomintate faculty and staff members for these honors at: https://cas.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/awards

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