Faculty and Staff

Dr. Andy Heckert, far left, enjoys the progress his students are making on a 2014 dig in the Triassic of Arizona as part of his field course known as the “Triassic Trip.” Students seated on the ground are, from left to right, Devin Hoffman ’17, now a Ph.D. candidate in geosciences at Virginia Tech; Chelsea Vaughn ’16, a sergeant in the U.S. Army; and Mathew Sandefur ’16, a geologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Standing in back is dig site volunteer Scott

Revealing Earth’s story through the geologic record
Mar 5, 2021

Dr. Andy Heckert has more than 25 years of experience as a practicing paleontologist, and he shares his passion for fossils with Appalachian State Uni...

Titlemark logo of the Student And Faculty Excellence Fund

Announcing Fall 2020 SAFE and Helton Award Recipients
Mar 1, 2021

The College of Arts and Sciences Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund provides resources that can be used to transform the undergraduate an...

The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM)

App State Faculty and Alumni Appointed to NCCTM Positions
Feb 24, 2021

Faculty members, Dr. Katie Mawhinney, Dr. Erica Slate Young and alumni Emily Bryant Hare, Stephanie Buckner Hill and Charlcy Carpenter of the Departme...

Dr. Sandie Gravett, professor of religious studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University. Gravett was honored with the 2020 Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance Award from the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) during App State’s virtual Spring 2021 Faculty and Staff Meeting. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Dr. Sandie Gravett named winner of 2020 Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance Award
Feb 22, 2021

Dr. Sandie Gravett, professor of religious studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University, has receive...

The winners of Appalachian State University’s 2020 Staff Excellence Awards, pictured from left to right: Alice Fisher, business officer in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Office of the Dean; Dr. Alex F. Howard, interim assistant vice chancellor in the Division of Student Affairs and director of Wellness and Prevention Services; Amy Odom ’03, associate director of Business Career Services in the Walker College of Business; and Crystal Weisner ’14, administrative support specialist in the Center for Academi

App State honors 4 staff members for excellence
Feb 17, 2021

Appalachian State University has recognized four staff members for excellence. Alice Fisher ’14, Dr. Alex F. Howard, Amy Odom ’03 and Crystal Weis...

Appalachian hosts Strategic Diversity Plan Charrette Feedback & Listening Sessions. Graphic poster to promote the event.

Strategic Diversity Plan Charrette Sessions
Feb 15, 2021

App State Student, Faculty and Staff are invited to attend and share insights at the upcoming Strategic Diversity Plan Charrette Feedback & Listen...

Boxes of donated goods for Ashe County senior citizens, part of the Appalachian Senior Programs Project Star. Photo submitted.

Project Star has Stellar Year in Assisting Local Seniors
Feb 12, 2021

For the past 18 years, Appalachian Senior Programs has sponsored Project Star for disadvantaged senior citizens in Ashe County. While the project face...

A veterinary technician interacts with a cat client. Photo courtesy of Banfield Pet Hospital®

App State and Banfield Pet Hospital® announce new online vet tech program aimed at addressing veterinary shortage
Feb 11, 2021

Appalachian State University and Banfield Pet Hospital® — the leading provider of preventive veterinary care in the U.S. and part of the ...

App State Belk Library. Photo by University Communications.

University Archives repository for dissertations and masters theses prior to 2010
Feb 11, 2021

The University Archives is the official repository for dissertations and masters theses.   Prior to 2010, dissertations and theses were subm...

This aerial photo of Appalachian State University campus shows an inset image (bottom right) of the $50,000 grant check awarded to App State by the North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation. This funding will support App State’s implementation of the foundation’s Rural Opportunity Grant program — a pilot initiative designed to support public nonprofits in the state’s Northwest, Northeast and Sandhills regions. App State will serve as the program’s anchor institution for the Northwest No

App State awarded SECU funds for pilot program to benefit nonprofits in rural Northwest NC
Feb 10, 2021

Appalachian State University is one of three University of North Carolina System institutions selected to administer the Rural Opportunity Grant progr...