Faculty and Staff

Clint Nelson Technology support specialist Information Technology Services  Staff Shout Out monthly drawing winner. Photo submitted.

Clint Nelson, CAS Technology support specialist is the Staff Shout Out winner
Dec 16, 2019

Appalachian State University technology support specialist Clint Nelson has been named the winner of the Appalachian Staff Shout Out program’s&...

Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa, Appalachian’s associate vice chancellor of international education and development, director of international research and development and professor of public administration, center, with four recipients of Appalachian’s 2019 Global Leadership Awards at the awards luncheon held on campus Nov. 20 as part of the university’s annual Appalachian Global Symposium. Pictured with Lutabingwa, from left to right, are Megan Aeschleman, a senior middle grades education major from Oak Park, Illino

App State awards Appalachian Community members and alumna for global leadership and engagement
Dec 12, 2019

Appalachian State University conferred its 2019 Global Leadership Awards and Global Engagement Award as part of the annual Appalachian Global Symposiu...

Dr. Kurt Michael, a licensed psychologist and the Stanley R. Aeschleman Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Appalachian State University’s Dr. Wiley F. Smith Department of Psychology. Photo by University Communications.

$2.5M grant supports App State’s continued provision of mental health training and services in rural NC
Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Kurt Michael, a licensed psychologist and the Stanley R. Aeschleman Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Appalachian State University’s ...

“Radiant”  Valerie Daratony ’19, of Four Oaks, a graduate student in Appalachian’s romance languages program with a concentration in Spanish K–12 teaching  Runner-up, student category  This photo, taken on the island of Ko Samet, one of the eastern seaboard islands of Thailand, captures a local beach performer mid-fire show.  “I chose to attend Appalachian over other universities because of how friendly everyone is here. The atmosphere is so welcoming. I experienced that same feeling with people I encounter

15 countries, 6 continents — go globe-trotting with ‘Mountaineers Abroad’
Dec 6, 2019

From the Sahara Desert of Morocco to the rooftops of Venice, Italy, photos from “Mountaineers Abroad” — the theme of Appalachian State Universit...

Dr. Dana E. Powell, associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Anthropology, is the recipient of $5,000 in grant funding from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for her project “States of Matter: Water’s Sovereignties and Subjectivities in the Navajo Nation.” Photo submitted.

American Council of Learned Societies funds App State anthropological research of Navajo Nation
Dec 5, 2019

Dr. Dana E. Powell, associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Anthropology, is the recipient of $5,000 in grant fundi...

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Dr. Cameron Lippard Talks with the American Sociological Association about Latino Immigrants in Western North Carolina
Nov 25, 2019

Dr. Cameron Lippard was recently featured in a public information video created by the American Sociological Association (ASA). This vi...

Peaches Hash and the Fulbright TEA Program

Peaches Hash and the Fulbright TEA Program
Nov 19, 2019

For almost two months, the Fulbright TEA (Teachers Excellence and Achievement Program) brought dozens of teachers from around the world to Boone in or...

L to R Leslie McKesson, Beth Hage, and Beth Davison

Connecting Past and Present – A Local Community with a Compelling Story
Nov 18, 2019

In the southwest corner of Caldwell County, North Carolina, is a community settled in 1855 and populated mostly by African Americans who share a kinsh...

3-year PhysTEC grant to support physics-secondary education teachers at App State
Nov 14, 2019

 A three-year grant awarded to Appalachian State University by the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) will help increase the...

Andrew R. Smith, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Psychology. Photo by University Communications.

Dr. Andrew R. Smith awarded National Science Foundation funding for study on optimism biases
Nov 13, 2019

Do you tend to see the glass as half full or half empty? Have you ever skipped a flu shot, believing the protective properties of your immune system w...