Faculty and Staff

Dr. Beverly Moser, a professor of German at Appalachian State University accepting a Foreign Language Association of N.C. (FLANC) Honorary Life Member award for her long service to foreign language education in the state and in the region. Presented by Delynda Ramirez-Carter, President of FLANC (on the left) and board member and Appalachian alumnus Jeff Pageau ’11 on the right.

Beverly Moser receives honorary life membership award from the Foreign Language Association of N.C.
Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Beverly Moser ProfessorDepartment of Languages, Literatures and CulturesHonorary life membership awardThe Foreign Language Association of NC ...

Mark Powell, author and professor of creative writing in Appalachian’s Department of English. Photo submitted

Creative writing professor Mark Powell awarded Fulbright for teaching and research in Romania
Nov 8, 2019

Appalachian State University’s Mark Powell, associate professor of creative writing in Appalachian’s Department of English, has been named a grant...

 Dr. Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Department of English, has received the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry. Photo by Jesse Barber.

Department of English Poet Dr. Kathryn Kirkpatrick wins 2019 North Carolina Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry
Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Kathryn KirkpatrickProfessor of EnglishDepartment of EnglishRoanoke-Chowan Award for PoetryNorth Carolina Literary and Historical Association ...

Dr. Kathryn Kirpatrick, Department of English professor at Appalachian State University. Photo by University Communications.

Faculty Author Spotlight: Kathryn Kirkpatrick talks about her book “The Fisher Queen”
Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Kathryn Kirpatrick, Department of English professor at Appalachian State UniversityMonday, Nov. 11, 20195 p.m.Plemmons Student Union 169Parking In...

Dr. Christina Sornito-Carter, a 2019–20 Fulbright recipient and assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropology. Photo submitted

Fulbright awardee Dr. Christina Verano Sornito-Carter to conduct heritage conservation and disaster management research in the Philippines
Nov 6, 2019

Dr. Christina Verano Sornito-Carter, assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Anthropology, has been awarded a 2019...

Dr. Richard Gray, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Photo by Chase Reynolds

2019–20 Fulbright awardee Dr. Richard Gray to ‘unite the sky’ through astronomical partnership with South Africa’s UFS
Nov 5, 2019

Dr. Richard Gray, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded a grant through the Fu...

 total of seven Appalachian State University faculty received Fulbright awards for 2019–20 as a result of the 2018 Fulbright competition: six as Fulbright Scholars and one as a Fulbright Administrator. Photos collage by University Communications.

App State receives record number of Fulbright awards for faculty
Nov 4, 2019

A total of seven Appalachian State University faculty received Fulbright awards for 2019–20 as a result of the 2018 Fulbright competition: six as Fu...

Interviewee Bill Alexander, right, instructs Appalachian State University graduate student Chelsey Johnson, of Knoxville, Tennessee, in how to strip hickory bark for lacing baskets and weaving chair bottoms. Johnson interviewed Alexander for her South Arts-funded grant project documenting living folk traditions in Appalachia. Johnson is an M.A. candidate in Appalachian State University’s Appalachian studies program. Photo by Jesse Barber

South Arts supports App State documentary on living folk traditions in Appalachia
Nov 1, 2019

Living folk traditions practiced by the people of diverse cultures in Western North Carolina will be preserved for generations to come thanks to the d...

Dr. Cara Fiore, visiting assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Biology, dives off the coast of Bocas del Toro, Panama, during her summer 2019 research to study sea sponge filtration. Photo courtesy of Dr. Cara Fiore

App State receives more than $600K from NSF in support of sea sponge research
Oct 31, 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Dr. Cara Fiore, visiting assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Depa...

Toad bones from the pit at the Western North Carolina site, examined by Dr. Tom Whyte, professor of anthropology at Appalachian, and student researchers in his Experimental Archaeology class. Photo submitted

The archaeologist and the headless toads: A ‘trilling’ tale from Appalachian’s Dr. Tom Whyte
Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Tom Whyte likes to dig in the dirt — and solve old mysteries while he’s at it. As a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropolo...