Advisory Board & Faculty

Center Advisory Board

  • Dr. William Schumann, ex officio
  • Dr. Sandra Ballard
  • Dr. Fred Hay
  • Mr. Tom Hansell
  • Dr. Katherine Ledford
  • Dr. Julie Shepherd-Powell

Center Staff

NameRoleContact
William Schumann
Center Director

schumannwr@appstate.edu
828-262-4089

Teri GoodmanAdministrative Assistantgoodmantk@appstate.edu
828-262-4089
Thomas HansellCo-Director of University Documentary Film Services & Assistant Professorhansellts@appstate.edu
828-262-7715
Katherine E. LedfordProgram Director & Assistant Professor

ledfordke@appstate.edu
828-262-4087

Julie Shepherd-PowellVisistig Assistant Professor & Program Directorshepherdpowellja@appstate.edu
828-262-7199

 Affiliate Faculty

NameRoleContact
Patricia D Beaver

Emeritus Professor, Anthropology

beaverpd@appstate.edu
828-262-4072

Laura Ammon 

Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion

ammonll@appstate.edu

 

Sandra Ballard

Professor of English and Editor, Appalachian Journal

ballardsl@appstate.edu
828-262-8471

Joseph Bathanti

Professor, English 

bathantjr@appstate.edu

 

Sarah Carmichael

Associate Professor, Geology 

carmichaelsk@appstate.edu
828-262-8471

E. Cecelia Conway

Professor of English and Folklore, English

 

conwayec@appstate.edu
828-262-2350

James Goff

Professor, History

 

goffjr@appstate.edu
828-262-6011

Fred J. Hay

Professor, Librarian of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Library

 

hayfj@appstate.edu

828-262-2887

Lynn Moss SandersProfessor, English

sanderslm@appstate.edu
828-262-2336

Bradley Nash, Jr.Assistant Professor

Sociology

nashb@appstate.edu
828-262-2486

Elaine O'Quinn

Associate Professor, English 

oquinnej@appstate.edu
828-262-6894

Norma Riddle

University Archivist and Director of Records, University Archives and Records

riddlenm@appstate.edu
828-262-7424

Timothy H. SilverProfessor, History

silverth@appstate.edu
828-262-7730

Neva J. SpechtAssociate Professor, History

spechtnj@appstate.edu
828-262-6879

Bruce E. StewartAssistant Professor, History

stewartbe1@appstate.edu
828-262-7325

Gary L. Walker

Professor, Biology

walkergl@appstate.edu
828-262-2672

Jennifer WestermanAssistant Professor, Sustainable Development

westermanjh@appstate.edu
828-262-2493

Thomas R. Whyte

Associate Professor, Anthropology

whytetr@appstate.edu
828-262-2283

Wayne Williams

Professor of Recreation Management, Health, Leisure and Exercise Science 

willwe@appstate.edu
828-262-6335

Crystal Wilson

Lecturer, Geology

wilsoncg@appstate.edu
828-262-8466