The Center for Appalachian Studies, an interdisciplinary program of the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University, was established in 1978 to coordinate and promote academic programs, public programs, and research activities on the Appalachian Mountain region. Built on the good work of generations of Appalachian scholars, including folklorist Amos Abrams and Cratis Williams, considered the father of Appalachian studies, the Center works to illuminate and sustain the region's rich history, cultures, communities, and ecology.

The Center encourages research and collaborative projects with local scholars, community groups, and other organizations concerned with the region's past, present, and future.

The Center for Appalachian Studies is located in the Living Learning Center (Living Learning Academic building) at 305 Bodenheimer Drive, Boone, NC 28608.