Faculty and Staff

Dr. Louis B. Gallien Jr., professor in the university’s Department of Leadership and Educational Studies and Honors College. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State joins Universities Studying Slavery consortium, continues its work to foster diversity and inclusion
May 27, 2021

Appalachian State University is among more than 70 higher education institutions across the nation and world that have joined the Universities Studyin...

Department of English’s Dr. Clarice Moran, assistant professor of English education. Photo submitted.

Clarice Moran recognized for excellence in literacy in a digital age
May 20, 2021

Appalachian State University Department of English’s Dr. Clarice Moran, assistant professor of English education was recently recognized as a r...

Dr. Maggie Sugg, assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning. She studies climate and health. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Dr. Maggie Sugg receives NSF’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty
May 11, 2021

Dr. Maggie Sugg, assistant professor, Department of Geography and Planning has been awarded a CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation (NSF). T...

Pictured, from left to right, are Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, the Lowe’s Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and CS department chair; Dr. Cindy Norris, professor of computer science; and Dr. Jay Fenwick, professor of computer science and director of App State’s computer science graduate program. Photos by Chase Reynolds

App State’s CS4ALL Program expands access to computer science education for rural Appalachian students
May 7, 2021

Appalachian State University has created and implemented Computer Science for All (CS4ALL) — a program designed to expand access to and di...

Top left (clockwise): Dr. Krista Lewis (photo submitted), Dr. Petia Bobadova (photo submitted), Dr. Cynthia M. Liutkus-Pierce (photo by University Communications) and Dr. Laura Ammon (photo by University Communications).

App State’s College of Arts and Sciences announces new department chairs and director
May 6, 2021

Three new department chairs in Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will begin their positions on July 1, 2021. Dr. Kris...

Perry, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning, is pictured working in high-altitude gear at the weather station he installed on the Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru in 2018. Photo by Marie Freeman. Right photo submitted

App State climate ‘superhero’ Dr. Baker Perry inspires young Brazilian scientist
Apr 28, 2021

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Baker Perry in the Department of Geography and Planning is a superhero in the field of climate science ...

Eric Greer in Appalachian State University’s Facilities Operations pours a wastewater sample from a university residence hall into a collection container. Photo by Marie Freeman

Residence hall wastewater testing supports App State’s COVID-19 management strategy
Apr 26, 2021

While face coverings, physical distancing and testing events have come to define COVID-19 for many colleges and universities, including Appalachian St...

SAFE faculty recipient Dr. Nicholas Shaw, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas Shaw
Apr 23, 2021

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas ShawDr. Nicholas Shaw, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation SciencesStudent and Faculty ...

Dr. Steven J. Hageman, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Photo by Marie Freeman

Solving geological mysteries
Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Steven J. Hageman is a two-time Fulbright award recipient who researches patterns and processes of evolution, including the interaction of co...

The members of Cornbread and Tortillas. Photo submitted

South Arts grant supports virtual App State residency for Appalachian, Latino artists
Apr 19, 2021

Appalachian State University is bringing a cultural blend of Appalachian and Latino music, dance and theater to campus and the local community through...