- 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.
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: Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies
Department: Appalachian Studies
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Phone: (828) 262-4089