Faculty and Staff

Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies in Appalachian’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Photo by Marie Freeman

Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand awarded Fulbright to teach abroad in spring 2020
May 17, 2019

Through the Fulbright Scholar Program, Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies in the Department of Langu...

Dr. Wendy Xie teaching Chinese to Appalachian State University students. Photo by Marie Freeman

Learn a language, expand your worldview
May 14, 2019

Appalachian’s Dr. Wendy Xie teaches Chinese. She talks about the value and importance of learning another language....

Left Dr. Martial K. Frindéthié, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and right: Dr. Thomas B. Ellis, Department of Philosophy and Religion. Photos by University Communications.

College Interim Chair Announcement for fall 2019
May 10, 2019

Starting on July 1, Dr. Martial K. Frindéthié and Dr. Thomas B. Ellis will begin interim department chair positions in their respective departments....

Dr. Michael J. Turner, the Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History at Appalachian State University. Photo submitted.

Appalachian’s Department of History faculty member to return to Oxford as Visiting Research Fellow
May 8, 2019

Dr. Michael J. Turner, the Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History at Appalachian State University, will be spending the academic year ...

Dr. Ece Karatan, professor in Appalachian’s Department of Biology and interim vice provost for research. Karatan will assume her new appointment as vice provost for research July 1. Photo by Marie Freeman

National search yields Dr. Ece Karatan as Appalachian’s vice provost for research
May 3, 2019

After a national search for Appalachian State University’s vice provost for research, Dr. Ece Karatan, who has served in the interim capacity of the...

Students presenting their research posters at the 22nd annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors in the Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette.

Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors Winners 2019
Apr 30, 2019

This Celebration showcases meaningful research in all disciplines by students at Appalachian, with the top three posters in both the undergraduate and...

Student scientists and instructors test the water quality in Boone Creek, a waterway that travels through Appalachian’s main campus. Plans to daylight the creek are part of a larger resiliency initiative. Photo by Marie Freeman

The case for resiliency
Apr 18, 2019

Appalachian biology professor Dr. Shea Tuberty and former FEMA Administrator Brock Long discuss how developing a culture of preparedness fosters resil...

A fall scene along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Shutterstock/TheBigMK Image

Dr. Mark Spond assesses condition of agricultural parcels along Blue Ridge Parkway using NPS funding
Apr 15, 2019

Thanks to $21,820 in funding from the National Park Service (NPS), Dr. Mark Spond, Appalachian State University’s liaison to the NPS, has compl...

Dr. Dana E. Powell, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. Photo by Marie Freeman

Dr. Dana E. Powell awarded 2019–20 Cornell University SOH Fellowship
Apr 9, 2019

 Dr. Dana E. Powell, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, is one of seven scholars in...

Dr. Leonardo Flores, Department Chair of English starting in July 2019, photo submitted

Dr. Leonardo Flores named the chair of Appalachian’s Department of English
Apr 8, 2019

In July of 2019, Dr. Leonardo Flores will assume the position of department chair for the Department of English, in the College of Arts and Sciences a...