Dr. William Schumann


  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida 2005; 
  • M.A. Political Science, Appalachian State University 2000;
  • M.A. Appalachian Studies: Sustainable Development, Appalachian State University 1999;
  • B.S. Anthropology, Appalachian State University 1994.

Research Interests

Dr. Schumann's research is focused on understanding interactions between civic and state actors from local-to-international perspectives. Since 1997, he has conducted ethnographic research on sustainability sustainable community development in rural areas of Appalachia and Wales. Dr. Schumann served as a policy researcher in the National Assembly for Wales as part of multi-sited research on Welsh devolution in the United Kingdom and Europe. He has also facilitated applied, student-led research projects in southern, central, and northern Appalachia. Author or co-editor of three books and numerous articles, Dr. Schumann's current interests center on comparative studies of sustainability in mountain regions worldwide. 

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Appalachian Studies

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Phone: (828) 262-7345