Advisory Board & Faculty

Center Advisory Board

  • Dr. William Schumann, ex officio
  • Dr. Sandra Ballard
  • Dr. Pat Beaver
  • 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

 Administrative Assistant
828-262-4089
Thomas HansellCo-Director of University Documentary Film Services & Associate Professorhansellts@appstate.edu
828-262-7715
Katherine E. LedfordAssociate 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

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

Emeritus 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

Jessie BlackburnAssociate Professor, Englishblackburnjb@appstate.edu