BOONE, N.C. — The Walker College of Business (WCOB) at Appalachian State University has named Dr. Dave McEvoy, associate professor in the college’s Department of Economics, as its new associate dean for undergraduate programs and administration.
McEvoy stepped into the role July 1, taking over the position from Dr. Sam Formby, who will begin phased retirement in the 2019–20 academic year.
“I am pleased Dave has agreed to serve on our leadership team,” said Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris, dean of the WCOB. “His oversight will ensure the college maintains a relevant curriculum that supports student learning and cocurricular activities and services that foster professional development and career readiness.”
McEvoy joined the faculty at Appalachian in 2007 and most recently served as director of Appalachian’s Experimental Economics Laboratory. His research is well-known in the fields of environmental, experimental and international economics.
He is a previous Sywassink Awards for Teaching Excellence recipient and a Dean’s Club professor. He received his M.S. from University College London and Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts, both in environmental economics.
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About the Department of Economics
The Department of Economics offers diverse courses that cover standard fields such as microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, labor, public finance, regional and development economics. The department is particularly strong in the areas of environmental and experimental economics. It offers the Bachelor of Science in business administration (B.S.B.A.) and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). Learn more at https://economics.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 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.