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.  

Awards

Faculty and Staff Awards 2016-17

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

Advising Information

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Faculty & Staff News

Joseph Bathanti, professor of creative writing and the McFarlane Family Distinguished Professor in Interdisciplinary Education at Appalachian. Photo submitted

Joseph Bathanti wins Lee Smith Award for his literary contributions to Appalachian culture

Appalachian State University’s Joseph Bathanti — North Carolina’s seventh poet laureate (2012–14) — was recently honored with the Lee Smith ...

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Appalachian State’s Appalachian Journal, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed quarterly, releases volume 46

The new edition of Appalachian Journal, vol. 46. 1-2, features articles on foodways in Appalachia, the literature of Ron Rash, LGBTQ topics and a live...

Appalachian is partnering with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity to build a home from the ground up, with groundbreaking scheduled for September. This is the first time the university has taken ownership of a project with Habitat. A build such as the one pictured here will be a reality soon. Photo submitted

App State engages with local community to build Habitat for Humanity home

Appalachian State University is partnering with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity (WCHH) to build a home from the ground up. While Appalac...

The HR Science Research Team visits Eastman Chemical Co.’s facility in Kingsport, Tennessee, in September 2018 to meet with their project collaborators. The team also toured the facility, hard hats and all, allowing them to meet the people who carry out and are affected by safety protocol and gain a better understanding of the conditions in which they work. Pictured, from left to right in the front row, are IOHRM graduate students Lauren Ferber ’16 and Matthew Laske; Dr. Yalçin Açikgöz, assistant professor

App State partners with Eastman Chemical Co. for NIOSH-funded study on data analytics and workplace safety

At Appalachian State University, the Human Resources (HR) Science Research Team — a group comprising faculty members and graduate students in Appala...

Dr. Amanda C. Howell, senior lecturer and chemistry lab coordinator in Appalachian’s A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, is one of 12 educators across the nation to be recognized as Faculty Member of the Year by the Sun Belt Conference. Image provided by Appalachian State University Athletics

Sun Belt names App State’s Dr. Amanda C. Howell a 2019 Faculty Member of the Year

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Amanda C. Howell, along with 11 other educators in the Sun Belt Conference, was recognized Monday as the lea...

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Dr. Cameron Gokee awarded NSF grant to conduct archaeological research in Bandafassi

During the next two academic years, Dr. Cameron Gokee, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University...