BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Jason “Jie” Xiong, assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, is the recipient of a 2017 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
The award provides a one-year, $5,000 grant to support data collection and analysis for his project “Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Sustainable Development: Interventions with Native American-Owned Small Businesses.” The funds will also help Xiong with the conduction of interventions of ICT for development of Native American-owned small businesses in North Carolina and Nebraska.
Xiong will also receive a $5,000 matching grant from Appalachian’s Walker College of Business. The awarded project is part of a larger body of research that has earned previous support from the Walker College Dean's Club grant program.
About the Department of Computer Information Systems
At Appalachian State University, computer information systems (CIS) students gain valuable professional skills and capabilities that prepare them for careers in a wide variety of technology-related industries. Students learn how to successfully interface between the technical and management aspects within organizations. Part of the Walker College of Business, the Department of Computer Information Systems offers one of 10 undergraduate business majors at Appalachian, all of which promote solid business acumen and technical fundamentals. Learn more at https://cis.appstate.edu.
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 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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