Faculty and Staff

Solar-powered ROSE glides by a wind farm during the first leg of the 2021 American Solar Challenge. Photo by Kyla Willoughby

App State's Team Sunergy wins big in US solar racing challenge — No. 1 in Cruiser Class
Aug 13, 2021

Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team, Team Sunergy, blazed through the 2021 American Solar Challenge (ASC) — finishing in first place...

A collaborative partnership between Appalachian State University and Moses H. Cone Memorial Park has existed for more than a century and is one example of the interconnectedness of the High Country community with the Appalachian Experience. Illustrated is Flat Top Manor, part of the park’s 3,500-acre estate located off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Blowing Rock. Illustration by Jim Fleri

App State and Cone Estate connection spans 100-plus years, yields academic and engagement opportunities
Aug 12, 2021

Appalachian State University’s location in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina opens avenues of academic and civic engagement particu...

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CAS New Faculty and Staff 2021
Aug 6, 2021

 Laura AmmonAssociate Professor and Director of Watauga Residential CollegeWatauga Residential CollegePhoto by University Communications“I chos...

Dr. Kurt Michael, the Stanley R. Aeschleman Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Appalachian State University’s Dr. Wiley F. Smith Department of Psychology. Photo by Chase Reynolds

How to navigate the return to in-person activities
Aug 5, 2021

More than a year of social isolation due to COVID-19 has caused many people to fall out of practice regarding how to be with others in person, accordi...

Caption: SAFE faculty recipient Dr. Brooke Christian, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences. Photo by University Communications.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Brooke Christian
Aug 2, 2021

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Brooke Christian Dr. Brooke Christian, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences St...

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SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Duygu Ercan-Oruc
Jul 20, 2021

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Duygu Ercan-OrucDr. Duygu Ercan-Oruc, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry & Fermentation SciencesStudent and ...

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Call for CAS Faculty & Staff Awards
Jul 15, 2021

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes several members of the faculty and staff for outstanding service, teaching or scholarly work. T...

SAFE faculty recipient, Megyn Culpepper, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Megen Culpepper
Jul 14, 2021

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Megen CulpepperDr. Megen Culpepper, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation SciencesStudent and Facu...

Dr. Matt Estep, a plant geneticist and associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology, performs fieldwork at Rich Mountain Bald — part of the Tater Hill Preserve located in northern Watauga County. The preserve is a plant conservation project owned and managed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Plant Conservation Program. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

App State genetic diversity study to inform US Fish and Wildlife conservation efforts for endangered NC plant
Jun 30, 2021

Spreading avens, a rare plant that thrives in Western North Carolina — at elevations of more than 4,000 feet — is in danger of extinction.To help ...

Dr. Martha McCaughey, professor in the Department of Sociology and member of the Heterodox Academy's Writers Group. Photo by Marie Freeman.

Sociology Professor joins Prestigious Writers Group
Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Martha McCaughey, professor in the Department of Sociology, has become a member of the Heterodox Academy's Writers Group, a nonprofit organization...