Faculty and Staff

The Center for Appalachian Studies is organized into separate academic​ ​and administrative functions.

Academics

​Four full-time teaching faculty in Appalachian studies offer​ ​graduate and undergraduate courses in collaboration with three part-time​ ​instructors in Appalachian music and ​numerous affiliate faculty across​ ​the University.​ Center affiliate​ faculty​ teach classes, supervise theses​ and internships​,​ advise students, ​​maintain current graduate faculty status, serve on graduate​ ​committees​, and/or conduct research that supports student learning about Appalachia.​ ​Academic programming in Appalachian studies is also supported by the ​​full-time faculty editor of Appalachian Journal and head librarian of Belk Library’s​ W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection​.

Administration

A Center Director holds a permanent half-time​ ​administrative appointment including responsibilities for public​ ​outreach, academic programming, external support, and operations of​ ​Appalachian Journal. A ​G​raduate ​P​rogram​ D​irector organizes recruiting,​ ​advising, and other functions of the Master of Arts program in​ ​Appalachian Studies.​ ​The Center shares an Administrative Assistant​ ​position with two other academic units.

Center Faculty and Staff

Name Phone
Thomas Hansell
Co-Director of University Documentary Film Services, Assistant Professor
Center For Appalachian studies
828-262-7715
Dave Wood
Lecturer
Appalachian Studies & Hayes School of Music
828-262-7199
William Schumann
Center Director
Appalachian Studies
828-262-4089
Katherine E. Ledford
Program Director, Assistant Professor
Appalachian Studies
828-262-4087
Teri Goodman
Administrative Assistant
Appalachian Studies
828-262-4089

Affiliate Faculty

Name Phone
Patricia D Beaver
Emeritus Professor
Anthropology
Laura Ammon
Associate Professor
Philosophy and Religion
Sandra Ballard
Professor of English and Editor, Appalachian Journal
English
828-262-4072
Joseph Bathanti
Professor
English
828-262-2337
Sarah Carmichael
Associate Professor
Geology
828-262-8471
E. Cecelia Conway
Professor of English and Folklore
English
828-262-2350
James Goff
Professor
History
828-262-6011
Fred J. Hay
Professor, Librarian of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection
Library
828-262-2887
Lynn Moss Sanders
Professor
English
828-262-2336
Bradley Nash, Jr.
Assistant Professor
Sociology
828-262-2486
Elaine O'Quinn
Associate Professor
English
828-262-6894
Norma Riddle
University Archivist and Director of Records
University Archives and Records
828-262-7424
Timothy H. Silver
Professor
History
828-262-7730
Neva J. Specht
Associate Professor
History
828-262-6879
Bruce E. Stewart
Assistant Professor
History
828-262-7325
Gary L. Walker
Professor
Biology
828-262-2672
Jennifer Westerman
Assistant Professor
Sustainable Development
828-262-2493
Thomas R. Whyte
Associate Professor
Anthropology
828-262-2283
Wayne Williams
Professor of Recreation Management
Health, Leisure and Exercise Science
828-262-6335
Crystal Wilson
Lecturer
Geology
828-262-8466

Adjunct Music Faculty

Name Phone
Mark Freed
Lecturer
Appalachian Studies / Music
828-262-4087
Alex Hooker
Lecturer
Appalachian Studies
828-262-4089
Tim Stafford
Adjunct Instructor
Appalachian Studies
828-262-4089

Contact

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Dr. William R. Schumann
Center Director
schumannwr@appstate.edu
828-262-4089
LLA 110

Dr. Dave H. Wood
Academic Program Director
wooddh@appstate.edu
828-262-4089
LLA 109

Ms. Teri Goodman
Administrative Assistant
goodmantk@appstate.edu
828-262-4089
LLA 112A

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