Faculty and Staff

L to R, top to bottom: Debbie Wellborn, Senior Companion program director; Dr. Amy Dellinger Page, executive director of Appalachian Senior Programs; Tammy Taylor, Foster Grandparent program director; Gloria Roach, Senior Companion program assistant and Sherry Lambert, Foster Grandparent program assistant. Photos by University Communications.

Senior citizen volunteers support fellow local community members through AmeriCorps Seniors programs
Apr 16, 2021

Each year, AmeriCorps Seniors engages more than 200,000 older adults in volunteer service programs enriching the lives of volunteers and benefiting th...

Caption: SAFE faculty recipient Kendra Souza, senior lecturer and first/second year Spanish coordinator, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Photo submitted.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Kendra Souza
Apr 15, 2021

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Kendra Souza Kendra Souza, senior lecturer and first/second year Spanish coordinator, Department of Languages, Literature...

Cashae Cook ’14, who serves as the diversity, inclusion and community engagement officer in the Appalachian Police Department — the official policing agency of Appalachian State University. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Appalachian Police Department’s new diversity, inclusion and community engagement officer promotes positive interactions
Apr 15, 2021

As a child, Cashae Cook ’14 said she was always glad to see police officers arrive at her house — because it meant she and her siblings would be s...

Appalachian State University’s Office of Research awarded four faculty teams with a 2020 Scholarship of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant. These grants support the university’s focus on creating a culture of inclusive excellence. Pictured is an aerial view of the App State campus covered in snow during January. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State awards 4 grants in support of diversity, equity and inclusion research
Apr 13, 2021

Appalachian State University’s Office of Research awarded four faculty teams with a 2020 Scholarship of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Gr...

Caption: SAFE faculty recipient Dr. Sarah Arrington, Director of General Biology, Department of Biology. Photo by University Communications.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sarah Arrington
Apr 9, 2021

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sarah ArringtonDr. Sarah Arrington, director of general biology, Department of Biology Student and Faculty Excellence...

Dr. Suzanna Bräuer, professor in the Department of Biology at Appalachian State University, engages in research at the University of Eastern Finland during her first Fulbright assignment in Finland in 2015. Photo courtesy of Dr. Suzanna Bräuer

App State Fulbrighter Dr. Suzanna Bräuer explores microbes’ impact on climate change
Apr 8, 2021

Some of the Earth’s smallest creatures — namely archaea, a type of single-celled microorganism — may play a significant role in contributing to ...

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Tom Hansell wins Visual Art Residency Award
Apr 7, 2021

Professor of Appalachian Studies and Co-Director of University Documentary Film Services Tom Hansell has been awarded the 2021 McClure-Scanlin Visual ...

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Lecture on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for STEM Departments
Apr 7, 2021

With Dr. Jennifer Burris, Department of Physics and AstronomyFriday, April 9, 20214 p.m.Virtual EventContact Angela Owen owenat@appstate.edu for acces...

Matthew Wimberley, adjunct professor, Department of English, recipient of the 2020 Weatherford Award for poetry and soon to be the Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professorship of Creative Writing. Photo submitted.

Professor awarded for book of poetry on Appalachia
Apr 6, 2021

Matthew Wimberley, adjunct professor, Department of English and soon to be the Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professorship of Creative Writing in fall 2...

Dr. Eric Karchmer, assistant professor, Department of Anthropology, in Taiwan with his family. Photo courtesy of Dr. Eric Karchmer

App State Fulbright awardee Dr. Eric Karchmer researches adapting ancient Chinese medicine to treat emerging illnesses
Apr 6, 2021

Adapting ancient Chinese medicine to treat emerging diseases and illnesses, primarily in children, is the focus of Dr. Eric Karchmer’s Fulbright res...