Faculty & Staff

Dr. Maggie Sugg, associate professor in the Appalachian State University Department of Geography and Planning

In the News: Dr. Maggie Sugg discusses heat vulnerability [faculty featured]
Jun 20, 2024

“Even though people may have access to air-conditioning, they can’t afford to run it in high temperatures at the levels they need,” said Maggie ...

Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce, professor and chair in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences and a National Geographic Explorer

Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce featured in documentary about ancient footprints in Tanzania
Jun 14, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Research directed by Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce, professor and chair in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and En...

Dr. William Armstrong, assistant professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, conducts fieldwork on the Athabasca Glacier in Alberta, Canada in 2022. Photo by Zach Montes (Orjin Media)

Dr. William Armstrong receives NSF RUI award to study glacial change
Jun 6, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. William Armstrong, assistant professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, is t...

Dr. Daniel Caton, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University

In the News: Dr. Daniel Caton discusses the Brown Mountain Lights [faculty featured]
May 31, 2024

Amidst the majestic peaks of Brown Mountain in North Carolina lies a phenomenon that defies explanation. Join Dan Caton, an astronomer and astrop...

Dr. David Nieman

In the News: What to Eat Before and After Your Workout [faculty featured]
May 29, 2024

In this feature in TIME magazine, health experts explain why people should focus on foods in addition to proteins before and after workouts. Dr. David...

An App State graduate waves to family and friends after walking across the stage at the Spring 2024 Commencement for App State’s College of Arts and Sciences on May 11. Photo by Kyla Willoughby

Over 4,000 App State grads set to innovate, embrace new challenges and better their communities
May 17, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Thousands of graduates, each with their own unique stories, crossed the stage at Appalachian State University’s Spring 2024 Commence...

Cade Tischer, a junior applied physics major from Cary, is the recipient of a 2024-25 North Carolina Space Grant. Photo submitted

Physics major Cade Tischer awarded NC Space Grant to study aerosols
May 14, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Cade Tischer, a junior applied physics major from Cary, is the recipient of a 2024-25 North Carolina Space Grant. The funding will sup...

Dr. Judkin Browning, professor in the Appalachian State University Department of History, is the recipient of the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies' 2023-24 100 Scholars Research Award.

History's Dr. Judkin Browning receives Williams School of Graduate Studies' 100 Scholars Research Award
May 13, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Judkin Browning, professor in the Appalachian State University Department of History, is the recipient of the Cratis D. Williams S...

App State Interim Chancellor Heather Norris, left, with Dr. Brooke Christian, professor in App State’s Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, at App State’s 2024 Awards of Distinction ceremony, held April 25 on the Boone campus. Christian is the university's recipient of the 2024 University of North Carolina Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State honors 27 students, faculty and staff at 2nd annual Awards of Distinction ceremony
May 9, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University recognized 27 students, faculty and staff at its second annual Awards of Distinction ceremony, honoring t...

Dr. Donna Lillian, associate dean of the Appalachian State University College of Arts and Sciences

Donna Lillian appointed associate dean of the App State College of Arts and Sciences
May 8, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Appalachian State University is pleased to announce that Dr. Donna Lillian has been appointe...