Faculty & Staff

The 480+ 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. 

Faculty & Staff News

The 47th Annual Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) Conference will be held on the campus of Western Carolina University, in Cullowhee, for the first time from March 7 through 9, 2024. The theme of this year's conference is “Beloved Community: Pride in Identity, Culture and Geography.”

The Appalachian Studies Program Prepares for the Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) Conference

BOONE, N.C. — The 47th Annual Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) Conference will be held on the campus of Western Carolina University, ...

Jen Serling and Ann Wortinger

Veterinary Technology Program Celebrates Dr. Earl H. Rippie Veterinary Nurse Leadership Scholarship Recipients

We are delighted to announce that Jen Serling and Ann Wortinger from the Veterinary Technology program at Appalachian State Univer...

Dr. Shea Tuberty, professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Biology and director of the university's Quality Enhancement Plan.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Shea Tuberty

Dr. Shea Tuberty, Professor, Department of BiologyStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund Recipient: Spring 2023Project: "CAS Sponsorship of the 20...

Jessica Cory

Border Belt People: Jessica Cory Brings Awareness to Lumbee Literature

Jessica Cory, a lecturer at Appalachian State University, grew up hearing about the Lumbee tribe from her mother-in-law, who grew up in Robeson County...

Dr. Robert Freeland, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Robert Freeland

Dr. Robert Freeland, Assistant Professor, Department of SociologyStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund Recipient: Spring 2023Project: "Political ...