Faculty and Staff

Carla Ramsdell, pre-engineering advisor, practitioner in residence, Department of Physics and Astronomy. Photo by University Communications.

Food physicist offers Earth Day cooking tips
Jun 9, 2022

Cooking may never be the same.

That, at least, is the hope of food physicist and educator Carla Ramsdell of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

College News, Faculty and Staff, Sustainability
The Ecological Society of America logo. Graphic submitted.

Ecological Society of America announces 2022 award recipients
Jun 2, 2022

The Ecological Society of America is pleased to announce the winners of its 2022 awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to ecology in new discoveries, teaching, sustainability, diversity and lifelong commitment to the profession.

College News, Faculty and Staff, Grants and Research
How does extreme weather — tornadoes, hurricanes and heat waves — contribute to health crises in young people? Appalachian State University’s Dr. Maggie Sugg and Dr. Jennifer Runkle in the Department of Geography and Planning secured a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to find answers to that question. Vecteezy/eskystudio image

How does extreme weather impact mental health? App State research team awarded grant to find answers
Jun 1, 2022

Hurricanes, wildfires and heat waves: How does extreme weather contribute to health crises in young people?

College News, Faculty and Staff, Grants and Research
Dr. William Hicks, associate professor, Department of Government and Justice Studies. Photo submitted.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. William Hicks
Apr 26, 2022

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. William Hicks  Dr. William Hicks, associate professor, Department of Government and Justice Studies 

Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient 

College News, SAFE Grant, Grants and Research, Faculty and Staff, Students
Dr. Jim Deni, Department of Psychology. Photo submitted.

Dr. Jim Deni Receives 2022 School Psychology Trainer of the Year Award for Outstanding Contributions to Service
Apr 19, 2022

Jim Deni has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 School Psychology trainer of the year for his Outstanding Service and Contribution to the field of School Psychology.

College News, Faculty and Staff, Awards and Honors
Dr. Nicholas Shaw, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, with students from his research group. Photo submitted.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas Shaw
Apr 7, 2022

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas Shaw Dr. Nicholas Shaw, associate professor, research mentor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences

Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient

College News, SAFE Grant, Grants and Research, Faculty and Staff
View of campus. Photo by University Communications.

5 App State faculty share takeaways from BRIDGES women’s leadership program
Apr 5, 2022

For nearly 30 years, the University of North Carolina System has supported the professional development of women in higher education by offering the BRIDGES Academic Leadership for Women program, a

College News, Events, Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff
An Appalachian State University student lounges beneath a tree on Sanford Mall while reading a book. Photo by Marie Freeman

3 renowned, NC-connected authors to visit App State this spring
Mar 29, 2022

This spring, three acclaimed authors will visit Appalachian State University, in person and virtually, as part of App State’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.

College News, Events, Arts & Cultural, Outreach and Community Engagement, Faculty and Staff
Senior East Asian Studies major Asia Griffis and Dr. Kinji Ito, assistant professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Photo submitted.

Senior Receives Gold Award in National Japanese Language Competition
Mar 24, 2022

Asia Griffis, a senior East Asian Studies major from Raleigh, N.C. has recently won the Gold Award in the 2021 J.LIVE Talk competition: A national speech contest for Japanese language learners. She received a scholarship package including a short-term study abroad program. Her mentor, Dr.

College News, Awards and Honors, Students, Faculty and Staff