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

Research & Creative Activity at Appalachian

App State hosts virtual celebration of research and creative activity, honors two faculty members

BOONE, N.C. — The Appalachian State University Community had a virtual front row seat to a wide-ranging selection of faculty research and creative a...

Pictured, from left to right, are the members of Appalachian State University’s ADVANCE APPALACHIAN team: Dr. Jennifer Burris, professor in and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy; Dr. Claudia Cartaya-Marin, chair of and professor in the A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences; Dr. Willie C. Fleming, App State’s chief diversity officer; Dr. Brooke Hester, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy; and Dr. Andrew Bellemer, associate professor in the Depa

App State awarded nearly $1M grant to ADVANCE APPALACHIAN women in STEM academic careers

Appalachian State University has been awarded nearly $1 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to implement ADV...

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CAS continues Zoomer Series for Alumni Engagement

Over the summer and in the midst of a global pandemic, the College of Arts and Sciences started a virtual zoom series to engage with Appalachian alumn...

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4 Lauded authors to appear in App State’s first virtual Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

Pivoting in response to 2020’s pandemic plot twist, Appalachian State University has adapted its fall 2020 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writ...

Dr. Felicia Arriaga, assistant professor, Department of Sociology. Photo by University Communications.

Dr. Felicia Arriaga publishes timely article on social issues during COVID-19

So far, 2020 has seen the emergence and strengthening of various social movements. More than ever, there are discussions of what our society can impro...