Following a national search, Dr. Jean DeHart has been named chair of the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University. DeHart served as interim chair following Dr. Janice Pope, who returned to the faculty.
This year’s conference theme is “History and Nature of Capitalism.” Paper or panel discussion proposals do not have to be tied directly to the conference theme, but papers fitting with the theme will be given special consideration.
Dr. Robert Hill, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Appalachian State University, has been reappointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to a three-year term on the North Carolina Psychology Board.
Community engagement is defined as the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
Debbie Race comes to the university from UNC Asheville where she had served as university registrar for seven years. She also held positions at UNCA as associate registrar, director of advising and registration services, and coordinator of advising and retention.
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has announced that Dr. Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, has been elected to a two-year term as PRSSA 2015-2017 National Faculty Adviser on the National Committee, starting June 1.
Dr. Vickie Hughes, an associate professor in the Department of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University, has been appointed to serve on Rep. Virginia Foxx’s Service Academy Nomination Board. Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District.