BOONE, N.C. — The Department of Accounting in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business (WCOB) has named Dr. Pennie Bagley, associate professor of accounting, as its new chair, which went into effect July 1.
She is taking over the role from Dr. Doug Roberts, professor of accounting, who has served as the department’s chair since 2014.
“The strong reputation in the Department of Accounting will continue under Dr. Bagley’s leadership,” said Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris, dean of the WCOB. “She is dedicated to providing high-quality student learning opportunities in an ever-changing environment.”
Norris added, “I appreciate Dr. Roberts’ service to the college. He has effectively managed the department for five years, with great care and concern for our students, faculty and staff.”
Bagley joined Appalachian’s faculty in 2010 and most recently served as Walker College’s experiential learning faculty fellow, providing resources and helping her colleagues develop experiential learning components in the curriculum.
Bagley’s research interests include behavioral auditing and accounting education. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.
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About the Department of Accounting
The Department of Accounting has built a strong reputation for excellence in accounting education and is highly regarded by accounting employers in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast. Learn more at https://accounting.appstate.edu.
About the Walker College of Business
The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally. The college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs and real-world applications with industry. Enrolling approximately 3,000 undergraduates in 10 majors and 175 graduate students in three master's programs, the Walker College is accredited by AACSB International – the premier global accrediting body for schools of business. Learn more at https://business.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.