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

Virtual Evening events at DSO, via Zoom. Graphic of the facility.

Upcoming Dark Sky Observatory Sessions

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Appalachian State University scientists Dr. Gregg Marland, left and Dr. Dennis Gilfillan ’08 are among 86 scientists worldwide who contributed their expertise to the Global Carbon Project’s 2020 Global Carbon Budget — an annual, in-depth report on the amount of CO2 produced by the world’s nations and how much enters the ocean, is taken up by growing plants or accumulates in the atmosphere. Marland holds a dual appointment as an adjunct research professor in App State’s Department of Geological and Environme

Climate change and the rise of CO2: App State scientists contribute to 2020 Global Carbon Budget

The Global Carbon Project (GCP) has released its annual 2020 Global Carbon Budget, which estimates CO2 emissions for the year have decreased by 2...

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa, associate vice chancellor of international education and development; director of international research and development; and professor of public administration. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State’s Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa selected as founding member of the American Academy of International Education

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa, associate vice chancellor of international education and development, director of int...

A bat displaying signs of white-nose syndrome — a fungal disease that, according to the National Park Service (NPS), has killed millions of U.S. bats since its discovery in 2006. Dr. Mark Spond, Appalachian State University’s liaison to NPS, recently conducted studies of bats along North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway as part of an NPS grant-funded project — data from which will help expand NPS knowledge of the parkway’s rare and WNS-affected bat populations. NPS image

App State funded to study rare bats along Blue Ridge Parkway area, investigate disease

With grant-funded assistance from Appalachian State University, the National Park Service (NPS) is expanding its knowledge of rare bat speci...

During fall 2020, Appalachian State University students developed and supported peer accountability programs to encourage members of the Appalachian Community to comply with safety precautions related to COVID-19. Pictured are Wellness Ambassadors Melina Tirrell, left, a sophomore social work major from Pineville, and Jessica Phillips, a sophomore finance and banking major from Charlotte, handing out face coverings. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Reflections on a year defined by COVID-19

Three hundred and thirty-five days ago, Appalachian State University began its COVID-19 campus planning discussions, and on March 1 it formally activa...