Faculty and Staff

A plume of dust coming from the Sahara Desert to the U.S.

App State researchers to study dust plume as it settles over Boone
Jun 29, 2020

A sweeping plume of dust — traveling 5,000 miles from the Sahara Desert to the U.S. — will offer an unexpected bright spot for the High Country, a...

Jane Barghothi named vice chancellor for university advancement at Appalachian State

Jane Barghothi named vice chancellor for university advancement at Appalachian State
Jun 23, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — Jane McIntyre Barghothi ’96 has been named Appalachian State University’s vice chancellor for university advancement. Barghothi ha...

SAFE Grant Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Beverly Moser, Languages, Literatures and Cultures

SAFE Grant Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Beverly Moser, Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Jun 17, 2020

Dr. Beverly MoserProfessor, Department of Languages, Literatures and CulturesStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient Project: “The...

Dr. David Nieman publishes article on viral risks and outcomes of positive lifestyle practices that bolster immune defense

Dr. David Nieman publishes article on viral risks and outcomes of positive lifestyle practices that bolster immune defense
Jun 15, 2020

Research groups around the world have directed their scientific efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. David Nieman, Appalachian State University profe...

A passion for the environment: App State energy manager Jonathan Pierson

A passion for the environment: App State energy manager Jonathan Pierson
Jun 9, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — Working and living in Alaska for a decade allowed Appalachian State University alumnus Jonathan Pierson ’06 ’08 to see how energy ...

Counting bees, because bees count — App State creates pollinator-tracking app

Counting bees, because bees count — App State creates pollinator-tracking app
Jun 4, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — “You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” is a saying attributed to Peter Drucker (1909–2005), one of the most widely known...

Dr. Harry Clark Maddux, director of and professor in Appalachian State University’s Watauga Residential College.

Watagua Residential college director recognized for elevating the first-year experience at App State
May 25, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Harry Clark Maddux, professor in and director of Appalachian State University’s Watauga Residential College (WRC), has been...

The Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Program supports innovative research and practice by Appalachian State University faculty and staff

2020 winners announced for Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Program at App State
May 21, 2020

Five winning entries by Appalachian State University faculty and staff have been announced for the 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Progra...

Katelyn McGinnis ’11, left, and Dr. Cynthia M. Liutkus-Pierce, a professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, hold the Appalachian State University flag at the footprint site in Tanzania. Six undergraduate students participated in research activities related to this study, for which a culminating article has been published in the journal Scientific Reports. Photo submitted

Geological and Environmental Sciences faculty publish culminating research paper on ancient human footprints found in Tanzania
May 20, 2020

Two faculty members in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences and their undergraduates have wo...

Dr. Leah Sherman, Center for Academic Excellence Champion. Photo by University Communications.

CAE Faculty Champion spotlight: Dr. Leah Sherman
May 7, 2020

Dr. Leah ShermanDirector of Undergraduate LaboratoriesDepartment of Physics and Astronomy The Center for Academic Excellence has enlisted th...