Faculty and Staff

The HR Science Research Team visits Eastman Chemical Co.’s facility in Kingsport, Tennessee, in September 2018 to meet with their project collaborators. The team also toured the facility, hard hats and all, allowing them to meet the people who carry out and are affected by safety protocol and gain a better understanding of the conditions in which they work. Pictured, from left to right in the front row, are IOHRM graduate students Lauren Ferber ’16 and Matthew Laske; Dr. Yalçin Açikgöz, assistant professor

App State partners with Eastman Chemical Co. for NIOSH-funded study on data analytics and workplace safety
Jul 3, 2019

At Appalachian State University, the Human Resources (HR) Science Research Team — a group comprising faculty members and graduate students in Appala...

Dr. Amanda C. Howell, senior lecturer and chemistry lab coordinator in Appalachian’s A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, is one of 12 educators across the nation to be recognized as Faculty Member of the Year by the Sun Belt Conference. Image provided by Appalachian State University Athletics

Sun Belt names App State’s Dr. Amanda C. Howell a 2019 Faculty Member of the Year
Jun 26, 2019

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Amanda C. Howell, along with 11 other educators in the Sun Belt Conference, was recognized Monday as the lea...

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Dr. Cameron Gokee awarded NSF grant to conduct archaeological research in Bandafassi
Jun 20, 2019

During the next two academic years, Dr. Cameron Gokee, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University...

At 8,430 meters above sea level, the high-altitude expedition team celebrates after setting up the world's highest operating automated weather station during National Geographic and Rolex's 2019 Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest. Among them is Appalachian’s Dr. Baker Perry. Learn more at www.natgeo.com/everest. Photo by Mark Fisher, National Geographic

App State researchers scale Mount Everest to conduct climate research as part of National Geographic expedition
Jun 17, 2019

From April to June, as part of a robust effort to improve understanding of and resilience to the impacts of climate change on mountain systems, Nation...

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Spring 2019 University Research Council (URC) Grant Recipients
Jun 13, 2019

Congrats to College of Arts and Sciences facluty members: Derek Martin, Cole Edwards, Andrew Monroe, Lynn Siefferman, Michael Opata and Cuong Mai on t...

Fig. 1. Land use and land cover types in the Boone Creek watershed. Maps created by Aeon Russo ’19, environmental science and quantitative geoscience double major. Image provided by William Anderson

App State survey: Respondents willing to pay for stormwater management and reduce negative effects from runoff
Jun 13, 2019

Using the Boone Creek watershed that runs through Appalachian State University’s campus as a laboratory, an interdisciplinary research team at Appal...

Dr. Baker Perry, professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geography and Planning, on a study abroad in Pucarumi, Peru, at an altitude of 13,500 feet. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State’s Dr. Baker Perry to be featured in National Geographic livestream June 13
Jun 12, 2019

As part of National Geographic’s three-day Explorers Festival, Appalachian State University’s Dr. Baker Perry will talk as part of a livestreamed ...

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Promotions, tenure and emeriti status granted to 64 Appalachian faculty
Jun 6, 2019

During its March 29 meeting, the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees conferred emeriti status on 10 individuals and approved the promotion ...

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Klima and Presnell Appointed Directors in University College
May 31, 2019

Dr. Richard Klima and Dr. Don Presnell will assume new positions as Directors in University College at Appalachian State University beginning July 1, ...

Dr. Martha McCaughey, director of Appalachian’s First Year Seminar program and professor of sociology, second from left, holds the plaque she received as part of her 2019 Harvey R. Durham Freshman Advocate Award. Dr. Harvey Durham, for whom the award is named, far right, his wife, Susan Durham, far left, and Appalachian Chancellor Sheri Everts, second from right, presented McCaughey with the award after a breakfast held at the Appalachian House in April. Photo by Marie Freeman

Dr. Martha McCaughey wins 2019 Durham Award for her advocacy of first-year students
May 29, 2019

For her contributions to improving the first-year experience on Appalachian State University’s campus, Dr. Martha McCaughey, director of First ...