Faculty & Staff

The 480+ 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. 

Faculty & Staff News

Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce, professor and chair in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences and a National Geographic Explorer

Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce featured in documentary about ancient footprints in Tanzania

BOONE, N.C. — Research directed by Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce, professor and chair in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and En...

Dr. William Armstrong, assistant professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, conducts fieldwork on the Athabasca Glacier in Alberta, Canada in 2022. Photo by Zach Montes (Orjin Media)

Dr. William Armstrong receives NSF RUI award to study glacial change

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. William Armstrong, assistant professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, is t...

Dr. Daniel Caton, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University

In the News: Dr. Daniel Caton discusses the Brown Mountain Lights [faculty featured]

Amidst the majestic peaks of Brown Mountain in North Carolina lies a phenomenon that defies explanation. Join Dan Caton, an astronomer and astrop...

Dr. David Nieman

In the News: What to Eat Before and After Your Workout [faculty featured]

In this feature in TIME magazine, health experts explain why people should focus on foods in addition to proteins before and after workouts. Dr. David...

An App State graduate waves to family and friends after walking across the stage at the Spring 2024 Commencement for App State’s College of Arts and Sciences on May 11. Photo by Kyla Willoughby

Over 4,000 App State grads set to innovate, embrace new challenges and better their communities

BOONE, N.C. — Thousands of graduates, each with their own unique stories, crossed the stage at Appalachian State University’s Spring 2024 Commence...