Faculty and Staff

The “Religion in Life” logo and photos of the show’s host, Dr. Ozzie Ostwalt, professor of philosophy and religion and interim director of Appalachian Studies, and Jim Wallis, author and founder of Sojourners Magazine.

AppTV show “Religion in Life” receives second RCC Wilbur Award
Mar 31, 2021

The AppTV show, “Religion in Life,” hosted by Dr. Ozzie Ostwalt, professor of philosophy and religion and interim director of Appalachian Stu...

Dr. Cameron Lippard, professor and chair in the Department of Sociology and recipient of the Southern Sociological Society's (SSS) Martin L. Levin Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Cameron Lippard Receives the Martin L. Levin Distinguished Service Award from the Southern Sociological Society
Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Cameron Lippard is the 2021 recipient of the Southern Sociological Society's (SSS) Martin L. Levin Distinguished Service Award. As noted...

Dr. Katherine Ledford

Dr. Katherine Ledford recognized with 2020 Clark Medallion Book Award
Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Katherine Ledford, professor in the University’s Appalachian studies program, received the 2020 Clark Medallion Book Award for her book titled&n...

Lucian Murray, a PandA member, leads a physics demonstration with liquid nitrogen at a Buildfest event. Photo submitted.

Physics and Astronomy Student Club Nationally Recognized
Mar 22, 2021

The Physics and Astronomy Club (PandA), a Society of Physics Students Chapter at Appalachian State University, has received two national awards this a...

Dr. Andy Heckert, far left, enjoys the progress his students are making on a 2014 dig in the Triassic of Arizona as part of his field course known as the “Triassic Trip.” Students seated on the ground are, from left to right, Devin Hoffman ’17, now a Ph.D. candidate in geosciences at Virginia Tech; Chelsea Vaughn ’16, a sergeant in the U.S. Army; and Mathew Sandefur ’16, a geologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Standing in back is dig site volunteer Scott

Revealing Earth’s story through the geologic record
Mar 5, 2021

Dr. Andy Heckert has more than 25 years of experience as a practicing paleontologist, and he shares his passion for fossils with Appalachian State Uni...

Titlemark logo of the Student And Faculty Excellence Fund

Announcing Fall 2020 SAFE and Helton Award Recipients
Mar 1, 2021

The College of Arts and Sciences Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund provides resources that can be used to transform the undergraduate an...

The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM)

App State Faculty and Alumni Appointed to NCCTM Positions
Feb 24, 2021

Faculty members, Dr. Katie Mawhinney, Dr. Erica Slate Young and alumni Emily Bryant Hare, Stephanie Buckner Hill and Charlcy Carpenter of the Departme...

Dr. Sandie Gravett, professor of religious studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University. Gravett was honored with the 2020 Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance Award from the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) during App State’s virtual Spring 2021 Faculty and Staff Meeting. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Dr. Sandie Gravett named winner of 2020 Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance Award
Feb 22, 2021

Dr. Sandie Gravett, professor of religious studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University, has receive...

The winners of Appalachian State University’s 2020 Staff Excellence Awards, pictured from left to right: Alice Fisher, business officer in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Office of the Dean; Dr. Alex F. Howard, interim assistant vice chancellor in the Division of Student Affairs and director of Wellness and Prevention Services; Amy Odom ’03, associate director of Business Career Services in the Walker College of Business; and Crystal Weisner ’14, administrative support specialist in the Center for Academi

App State honors 4 staff members for excellence
Feb 17, 2021

Appalachian State University has recognized four staff members for excellence. Alice Fisher ’14, Dr. Alex F. Howard, Amy Odom ’03 and Crystal Weis...

Appalachian hosts Strategic Diversity Plan Charrette Feedback & Listening Sessions. Graphic poster to promote the event.

Strategic Diversity Plan Charrette Sessions
Feb 15, 2021

App State Student, Faculty and Staff are invited to attend and share insights at the upcoming Strategic Diversity Plan Charrette Feedback & Listen...