Faculty Member of Distinction College of Arts and Sciences – Assistant Professor, Anthropology
January 4, 2017
“Teamwork makes the dream work” is the motto of Anthropology Assistant Professor Alice P. Wright’s team of researchers on the PEARL Project, a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort tackling the Middle Woodland archaeological record of west Tennessee.
Faculty Member of Distinction Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
December 15, 2016
Dr. Michael Mayfield, vice provost for undergraduate education at Appalachian State University, never meant to be a teacher. According to his wife he “fell into it by accident.” It’s true: at his first conference presentation as a graduate student, he actually fell from the stage. He tells folks, she said, the humbling experience of climbing back up and carrying on resonated and he’s been on stage as an educator ever since.
Faculty Member of Distinction University College – Instructor
December 6, 2016
Ray Christian, a storyteller and instructor at Appalachian State University, compartmentalizes his life of 55 years into three disparate segments: an impoverished childhood in a Richmond, Virginia, ghetto, 20 years serving his country in the U.S. Army, and the past two decades “doing nothing but going to school.”
Graphic design faculty member Taekyeom Lee combines typography, ceramics and 3D printing to create artistic texture and structure. His work also bridges a gap for non-artists to pursue artistic endeavors.