Faculty and Staff

Eric Greer in Appalachian State University’s Facilities Operations pours a wastewater sample from a university residence hall into a collection container. Photo by Marie Freeman

Residence hall wastewater testing supports App State’s COVID-19 management strategy
Apr 26, 2021

While face coverings, physical distancing and testing events have come to define COVID-19 for many colleges and universities, including Appalachian State University, a key component of managing the global pandemic runs in the sewers beneath their campuses.

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SAFE faculty recipient Dr. Nicholas Shaw, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas Shaw
Apr 23, 2021

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

Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient

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Dr. Steven J. Hageman, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Photo by Marie Freeman

Solving geological mysteries
Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Steven J. Hageman is a two-time Fulbright award recipient who researches patterns and processes of evolution, including the interaction of colonial growth habits and their environments.

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The members of Cornbread and Tortillas. Photo submitted

South Arts grant supports virtual App State residency for Appalachian, Latino artists
Apr 19, 2021

Appalachian State University is bringing a cultural blend of Appalachian and Latino music, dance and theater to campus and the local community through a three-day, virtual Cornbread and Tortillas residency, April 20–22.

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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 their communities. At Appalachian State University, Dr.

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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, Literatures and Cultures

Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient

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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 safe.

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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 Grant.

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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 Arrington Dr. Sarah Arrington, director of general biology, Department of Biology 

Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient 

Project: “BIO1801 Lab Redesign” 

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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 global climate change according to Appalachian State University’s Dr. Suzanna Bräuer.

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