Faculty & Staff

The over 430 faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences come from throughout the world and represent a rich diversity of educational background and professional expertise. Most of the faculty in the College hold terminal degrees in their disciplines; in fact, over 90% of the faculty at Appalachian hold the doctorate or first professional degree in their disciplines--a statistic befitting a university consistently ranked as one of the best, and most efficient, comprehensive universities in the South.

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 rewards of faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences provide compelling and convincing evidence of the faculty’s exceptional performance in the classroom.


2016 Awards

 Back row: Cindy Day, Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce, Bradley Johnson; Front row: Michael Gangloff, Eric Marland, and Interim Dean Neva Specht;  Not pictured: Jari Eloranta, David Orvis, Elika Sparks

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes several members of the faculty and staff for outstanding service, teaching, or scholarly work. The College is now accepting nominations for the following awards. Read more.

Advising Information

The College of Arts and Sciences takes its advising mission seriously. We are committed to providing you with the tools and information you need to be effective advisors.