Advisory Board & Faculty

Center Advisory Board

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

Center Staff

NameRoleContact
Dr. William Schumann
Associate Professor

schumannwr@appstate.edu

Mrs. Eve GanleyAdministrative Assistant, Office Hours: 11:00-3:00, M-F

ganleyes@appstate.edu

828-262-7345

Mr. Thomas HansellAssociate Professor & Intermim Director; Co-director, University Documentary Film Serviceshansellts@appstate.edu
828-262-7715
Dr. Katherine E. LedfordAssociate Professor

ledfordke@appstate.edu
828-262-4087

Dr. Julie Shepherd-PowellAssistant Professor & Program Directorshepherdpowellja@appstate.edu
828-262-7199

 Affiliate Faculty

NameRoleContact
Dr. Patricia D Beaver

Emeritus Professor, Anthropology

beaverpd@appstate.edu

Dr. Laura Ammon Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion

ammonll@appstate.edu

828-262-7641

Dr. Sandra Ballard

Professor of English and editor, Appalachian Journal

ballardsl@appstate.edu
828-262-8471

Mr. Joseph Bathanti

Professor, English 

bathantjr@appstate.edu

828-262-2337

Dr. Sarah Carmichael

Professor, Geology 

carmichaelsk@appstate.edu
828-262-8471

Dr. Cecelia Conway

Professor, English

 

conwayec@appstate.edu
828-262-2350

Dr. James Goff

Professor, History

 

goffjr@appstate.edu
828-262-6011

Dr. Fred J. Hay

Professor, Librarian of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Belk Library and Information Common

 

hayfj@appstate.edu

828-262-2887

Dr. Lynn Moss SandersProfessor, English

sanderslm@appstate.edu
828-262-2336

Dr. Bradley Nash, Jr.Professor, Sociology

nashb@appstate.edu
828-262-2486

Dr. Timothy H. SilverProfessor, History

silverth@appstate.edu
828-262-7730

Dr. Neva J. SpechtProfessor of History and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

spechtnj@appstate.edu
828-262-6879

Dr. Bruce E. StewartProfessor, History

stewartbe1@appstate.edu
828-262-7325

Dr. Gary L. Walker

Emeritus Professor, Biology

walkergl@appstate.edu

Dr. Jennifer WestermanAssociate Professor, Sustainable Development

westermanjh@appstate.edu
828-262-2493

Dr. Thomas R. Whyte

Professor, Anthropology

whytetr@appstate.edu
828-262-2283

Dr. Jessie BlackburnAssociate Professor, Englishblackburnjb@appstate.edu