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.  

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Faculty & Staff News

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UNC System Office grant supports ‘STEM Pathway’ at App State

BOONE, N.C. — During the 2019–20 academic year, new courses offered by Appalachian State University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences, ...

Counterclockwise from front: (sitting)Antonio West, Dr. Cameron Gokee, professor, Department of Anthropology, Alexandra Zacher, Matilynn Maltba, Killian Cochran, Callia Cortese, Johnny Serencsics; (tanding) Sarah Thompson, Cory Dalton and Andrew Barringer. Photo by Dr. Sarah Carmichael.

NASA Rocks App State Geological and Environmental Sciences classroom

Students in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences get a unique opportunity each year to research someth...

Diana J. Nelson has been named Director of the  College of Arts and Sciences, College Advising and Support Services Hub (CASSH) office. Photo by University Communications.

College of Arts and Sciences Advising office announces new leadership

Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences announces new leadership of the College Advising and Support Services Hub (CAS...

The North Carolina map, left, and the Colorado map generated through Dr. Johnathan Sugg’s grant-funded GIS analysis show points of engagement (colleges/universities, outdoor retailers and guides, and climbing gyms) for nonprofit Protect Our Winters, which advocates for climate change policy. The maps also display metropolitan statistical area populations for each state, along with winning margins, votes and parties for the 2012, 2016 and 2018 presidential elections. Images courtesy of Johnathan Sugg

Grant-funded App State GIS analysis aids in advocating climate change policy

BOONE, N.C. — In this election cycle, the issue of climate change may factor into many voters’ choice of presidential candidate.Research conducted...

A heavy snowfall blankets the campus of Appalachian State University — one of five universities selected nationally to conduct rural climate resiliency research as part of AT&T’s Climate Resiliency Community Challenge. The Appalachian research team will suggest opportunities for improving access to services in rural communities. For example, expanded broadband is a critical component for overcoming obstacles created by weather cancellations. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State awarded AT&T grant to examine climate change resiliency, community impact

 AT&T has selected Appalachian State University as one of five universities nationally to conduct research designed to help communities ...