Faculty Spotlight

Marine Corps veteran, Dr. Seth Grooms, lays wreath for App State’s Memorial Day commemoration
Jun 6, 2023

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Marine Corps veteran, Dr. Seth Grooms, was selected to lay wreath at this year's Memorial Day commemoration....

Dr. Marc Kissel, assistant professor in the Appalachian State University Department of Anthropology

Dr. Marc Kissel contributes to new study funded by National Geographic Society
Jun 6, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In their search to understand human origins, National Geographic Explorer in Residence and world-renowned paleoanthropologist&nbs...

Dr. Timothy J. Smith completes one year fellowship at UNC Executive Leadership Institute
May 25, 2023

Dr. Timothy J. Smith is one of 24 University of North Carolina System employees who recently completed a one year fellowship at the University of Nort...

Dr. Susan Keefe receives award from North Carolina Genealogical Society for Excellence

Dr. Susan Keefe receives award from North Carolina Genealogical Society for Excellence
Jan 28, 2022

Dr. Susan Keefe has received an award from the North Carolina Genealogical Society for Excellence for her book Junaluska: Oral Histories of a Bla...

Dr. Thomas R. Whyte featured in Appalachian Today for toad research
Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Tom Whyte likes to dig in the dirt — and solve old mysteries while he’s at it. As a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropolo...

Dr. Timothy J. Smith receives UNC Board of Governors Campus Excellence in Teaching Award
May 7, 2019

Dr. Timothy J. Smith has received one of the 2019-2020 UNC Board of Governors Campus Excellence in Teaching Awards. This is the second of these awards...

Dr. Christina Verano Sornito participates in performance event at Black Mountain College
Apr 2, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 20193 - 10 p.m.Camp Rockmount in Black Mountain, N.C.About this EventThe {Re}HAPPENING is a one-day event at the histori...

Dr. Gregory Reck leaves a legacy of inspired teaching
May 10, 2018

After forty-six years, Dr. Gregory Reck is retiring from his job as a professor for Appalachian State’s Department of Anthropology.  He started...

Dr. Cameron Gokee, Anthropological Archaeologist
Feb 17, 2018

Dr. Cameron Gokee is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State. Dr. Gokee is originally from a small town in ...

Dr. Alice P. Wright named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachian Magazine
Sep 21, 2017

Dr. Alice P. Wright has been named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachian Magazine. Dr. Wright is an anthropological archaeologist broa...