Faculty and Staff

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 the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition. Learn more at www.natgeo.com/everest. Photo by Mark Fisher, National Geographic.

Tune in to the Mountain Studies Lecture Tuesday Nov. 10
Nov 9, 2020

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, Nov. 10, Appalachian State University's College of Arts and Sciences kicks off the Inaugural Mountain Studies Lecture ev...

CAS Dean’s office staff and award winners pictured are top to bottom, left to right: Diana Nelson, director of CASSH; Ellen G. Burnette, Director of Marketing, Communication and Engagement; Dr. Neva J. Specht, Dean; Dr. Michael Madritch, Associate Dean; Outstanding Alumni Carlton Paylor; Lauren Stansberry, Administrative Support Specialist; Jenny Morris, History; Jenna Valley, Biology; Dr. Suzanna Bräuer, Biology; Dr. Mark Bradbury, Associate Dean; Dr. Başak Çandar, English; Dr. Kara Dempsey, Geography and

App State CAS announces faculty and staff awards 2019-20
Oct 26, 2020

Each year, Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences recognizes several members of the faculty and staff for outstanding service, ...

The guest panelists who participated in Appalachian State University’s virtual Race and Police Forum, held Sept. 16 as part of the university’s Constitution Day 2020 programming. Pictured, from left to right, are Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Johnny Jennings ’90; Winston-Salem Police Department Assistant Chief Wilson Weaver ’07; and Dr. Lorie Fridell, a nationally recognized scholar on issues relating to race and policing. Photos submitted

Race, policing and opportunities for reform — an App State forum
Oct 16, 2020

Appalachian State University kicked off its 2020 Constitution Day programming with a virtual forum exploring topics related to the intersect...

SAFE Grant Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jeremiah Kitunda

SAFE Grant Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jeremiah Kitunda, History
Oct 14, 2020

Dr. Jeremiah Kitunda, associate professor, Department of HistoryStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipientProject: “Proverbs as Sources an...

Dr. Christine Hendren, director of Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics and professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Photo submitted

Hendren named director of App State Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics
Oct 6, 2020

After a national search, Dr. Christine Ogilvie Hendren has been named director of Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environ...

Daniel Parker, operations manager for the fermentation facility and lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, pitching the yeast into the fermentation tank. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette.

App State Fermentation Sciences program distills hand sanitizer for campus during COVID-19
Oct 2, 2020

Appalachian State University’s Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences has completed its first few batches, producing almost 45 gallons of...

Dr. Judkin Browning and Dr. Timothy Silver. Photo Submitted University Communications

Appalachian professors publish a new perspective: An Environmental History of the Civil War
Sep 30, 2020

Two Appalachian State University Department of History professors, Dr. Judkin Browning and Dr. Timothy Silver, recently published a book reevaluating ...

Research & Creative Activity at Appalachian

App State hosts virtual celebration of research and creative activity, honors two faculty members
Sep 28, 2020

The Appalachian State University Community had a virtual front row seat to a wide-ranging selection of faculty research and creative activity through ...

Pictured, from left to right, are the members of Appalachian State University’s ADVANCE APPALACHIAN team: Dr. Jennifer Burris, professor in and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy; Dr. Claudia Cartaya-Marin, chair of and professor in the A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences; Dr. Willie C. Fleming, App State’s chief diversity officer; Dr. Brooke Hester, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy; and Dr. Andrew Bellemer, associate professor in the Depa

App State awarded nearly $1M grant to ADVANCE APPALACHIAN women in STEM academic careers
Sep 23, 2020

Appalachian State University has been awarded nearly $1 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to implement ADV...

Graphic for CAS Fall Zoomers

CAS continues Zoomer Series for Alumni Engagement
Sep 21, 2020

Over the summer and in the midst of a global pandemic, the College of Arts and Sciences started a virtual zoom series to engage with Appalachian alumn...