BOONE—Shawn Bergman has been named the first university data and statistical analysis consultant for the newly created Office of Research Consultation at Appalachian State University.
Currently an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Bergman will assume his new duties this summer. In this position, he will support research at Appalachian by providing faculty with statistical and analytic guidance and assistance.
Bergman will also work to develop partnerships among research scholars across the university, increase university research and extramural funding, and promote the use of data-based faculty research.
The Office of Research Consultation was created this spring. It joins three other units comprising Appalachian’s Office of Research: grants resources and services, sponsored programs and research protections.
The office will give priority to faculty working on externally funded research projects, preparing external grant and contract submissions, or working on research projects that have the potential to lead to external funding.
The office will also develop and disseminate resources and training materials to assist faculty with data management and guidance for conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses.
Bergman has been a faculty member at Appalachian since 2008. In his current role as an associate professor, he teaches both undergraduate level courses in the Department of Psychology and graduate courses within the Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management master’s program.
Bergman has also taught courses in research and quantitative methods for Appalachian’s MBA program. Prior to coming to Appalachian, he was a research consultant for an applied research firm, Fors Marsh Group, in Alexandria, Virginia.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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