Faculty and Staff

Dr. Kathryn Kirpatrick, Department of English professor at Appalachian State University. Photo by University Communications.

Faculty Author Spotlight: Kathryn Kirkpatrick talks about her book “The Fisher Queen”
Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Kathryn Kirpatrick, Department of English professor at Appalachian State UniversityMonday, Nov. 11, 20195 p.m.Plemmons Student Union 169Parking In...

Dr. Christina Sornito-Carter, a 2019–20 Fulbright recipient and assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropology. Photo submitted

Fulbright awardee Dr. Christina Verano Sornito-Carter to conduct heritage conservation and disaster management research in the Philippines
Nov 6, 2019

Dr. Christina Verano Sornito-Carter, assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Anthropology, has been awarded a 2019...

Dr. Richard Gray, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Photo by Chase Reynolds

2019–20 Fulbright awardee Dr. Richard Gray to ‘unite the sky’ through astronomical partnership with South Africa’s UFS
Nov 5, 2019

Dr. Richard Gray, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded a grant through the Fu...

 total of seven Appalachian State University faculty received Fulbright awards for 2019–20 as a result of the 2018 Fulbright competition: six as Fulbright Scholars and one as a Fulbright Administrator. Photos collage by University Communications.

App State receives record number of Fulbright awards for faculty
Nov 4, 2019

A total of seven Appalachian State University faculty received Fulbright awards for 2019–20 as a result of the 2018 Fulbright competition: six as Fu...

Interviewee Bill Alexander, right, instructs Appalachian State University graduate student Chelsey Johnson, of Knoxville, Tennessee, in how to strip hickory bark for lacing baskets and weaving chair bottoms. Johnson interviewed Alexander for her South Arts-funded grant project documenting living folk traditions in Appalachia. Johnson is an M.A. candidate in Appalachian State University’s Appalachian studies program. Photo by Jesse Barber

South Arts supports App State documentary on living folk traditions in Appalachia
Nov 1, 2019

Living folk traditions practiced by the people of diverse cultures in Western North Carolina will be preserved for generations to come thanks to the d...

Dr. Cara Fiore, visiting assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Biology, dives off the coast of Bocas del Toro, Panama, during her summer 2019 research to study sea sponge filtration. Photo courtesy of Dr. Cara Fiore

App State receives more than $600K from NSF in support of sea sponge research
Oct 31, 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Dr. Cara Fiore, visiting assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Depa...

Toad bones from the pit at the Western North Carolina site, examined by Dr. Tom Whyte, professor of anthropology at Appalachian, and student researchers in his Experimental Archaeology class. Photo submitted

The archaeologist and the headless toads: A ‘trilling’ tale from Appalachian’s Dr. Tom Whyte
Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Tom Whyte likes to dig in the dirt — and solve old mysteries while he’s at it. As a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropolo...

Dr. Steve Hageman, professor, Department of Geological and Environmental Studies of Appalachian State University, recipient of the Geological Society of America Fellowship. Photo by University Communications.

Steve Hageman awarded a Geological Society of America Fellowship
Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Steve Hageman ProfessorDepartment of Geological and Environmental Studies GSA Fellowship Geological Society of America (GSA)Dr. Ste...

Dr. Holly Hirst, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Dr. Timothy Smith, Department of Anthropology recognized for excellence in teaching 2018-19. Photos by University Communications.

7 App State faculty members recognized for teaching excellence
Oct 25, 2019

Appalachian State University recognized seven faculty members for excellence in teaching during its Fall 2019 Faculty and Staff Meeting held Friday, S...

Dr. Sarah J. Greenwald, professor in Appalachian’s Department of Mathematical Sciences. She has been named among the 2020 class of Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Fellows. The AWM Fellows Program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the support and advancement of women in the mathematical sciences. Photo submitted

Dr. Sarah J. Greenwald named among 2020 Association for Women in Mathematics Fellows
Oct 24, 2019

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has named Dr. Sarah J. Greenwald, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Math...