Faculty and Staff

Beekeeper Dr. James Wilkes ’87, chair of Appalachian’s Department of Computer Science, manages 100 bee colonies on his family farm. His scholarly research, conducted in part with Dr. Joe Cazier and Dr. Ed Hassler, includes tracking and analyzing beekeeping management practices. Photo submitted

Biology Seminar Series hosts Computer Science Faculty and Beekeeper James Wilkes
Mar 18, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 20194 p.m.Rankin Science West, Room 183Dr. James Wilkes of the Department of Computer Science, will be presenting a talk titled, ...

On top of the Quelccaya Ice Cap, junior geography major Cole Barrow, bottom right, relays measurements from a snow pit to senior geography major Michael Godwin, far left, and John Howarth, who played a supporting role during the expedition. Photo by Marie Freeman

Climbing into thin air for climate research
Mar 18, 2019

Education abroad takes Appalachian State University students all over the world to experience art, different cultures and fresh perspectives....

Dr. Ozzie Ostwalt, Professor of Philosophy and Religion on the set of his AppTV program, “Religion in Life

AppTV show “Religion in Life” wins prestigious Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Award
Mar 14, 2019

“Religion in Life,” a television show hosted by Dr. Ozzie Ostwalt, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University, has ...

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Faculty Author Spotlight with Tom Hansell, Appalachian Studies
Mar 13, 2019

After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and WalesTom Hansell - Center for Appalachian StudiesThursday, March 21, 20196 p.m.Reich College of Educ...

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Mathematical Sciences Faculty and Student Researchers Receive Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics Grant
Mar 12, 2019

The Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) provides funding for undergraduate research groups throughout the United States. A mini-gr...

Dr. Cameron Lippard, Chair, Department of Sociology. Photo by University Communications.

Dr. Cameron Lippard named Department Chair of Sociology
Mar 1, 2019

Dr. Cameron Lippard will assume the position of department chair for the Department of Sociology, in the College of Arts and Sciences as of March 1, 2...

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Dr. Cameron Gokee receives 2016-18 Book Prize from the Society of Africanist Archaeologists
Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Cameron Gokee, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology has been awarded the 2016-18 Book Prize from the Committee of the Society of Africa...

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Appalachian ties for top producer of Fulbright Scholars among master’s institutions
Feb 26, 2019

Appalachian State University is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars, tying for first place with College of Charleston for the highest number of facul...

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Office of Student Research supports undergraduate professional development at National American Geophysical Union meeting
Feb 19, 2019

In December, fifteen faculty and students from four departmental areas in the College of Arts and Sciences with assistance from the Office of Student ...

Dr. Sarah Evans, hydrogeologist and assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Photo submitted

Dr. Sarah Evans makes hydrogeology studies relevant to everyday life
Feb 14, 2019

Dr. Sarah Evans never wants her lectures to be dry — particularly since her subject is water: its movement, quality and interactions on and below th...