BOONE—Dr. Timothy J. Smith, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, has been elected by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to serve on the 19-member UNC Press Board of Governors. The UNC Press is the publishing arm of the UNC system and the Press Board of Governors is charged with the responsibility of directing the affairs of the Press. As an elected member, Smith will be reviewing and voting on approval of monographs, series, and other publishing projects of the Press; consulting with and advising the Director of the Press on matters of financial and publishing policy and strategy; and serving as needed on ad hoc or standing committees.
Founded in 1922, the UNC Press is the oldest university press in the South and one of the first in the nation. Over the past 94 years, the Press has received virtually every important book award, including the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize in history, the Bancroft Prize, and the top prizes given by leading scholarly societies and respected organizations like the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Architects, and the Royal Society of Canada. Over the years, UNC Press titles have won literally hundreds of major prizes in American and European history, classics, political science, musicology, literary studies, architecture, human rights, legal history, and the law.
Dr. Smith currently serves as the Book Reviews Editor of “American Anthropologist,” the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). He also sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, the journal of the Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (AAA), for which he also serves as treasurer. In addition to starting his term with the UNC Press Board of Governors on July 1, he is also slated to begin his appointment as chair of the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, 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 more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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