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Dr. Curtis Ryan, professor of political science in Appalachian State University’s Department of Government and Justice Studies, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity during the second annual Research and Creative Activity at Appalachian event, held virtually Sept. 14–18. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Dr. Curtis Ryan Receives the Chancellor’s Award
Sep 23, 2020

The Appalachian State University Community had a virtual front row seat to a wide-ranging selection of faculty research and creative activity through the second annual ... Faculty

Victoria Anderson, a senior criminal justice major with a concentration in international studies

App State students awarded record number of Gilman Scholarships for 2021 study abroad
Aug 7, 2020

The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS), a division of University College at Appalachian State University, announces a record six Appal

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Dr. Hicks Explores Contemporary Views of Liberal Democracy in Latest Published Work
Jul 22, 2020

What are Americans’ views on liberal democracy? Have their attitudes changed since the 1950s? How do their attitudes about liberal democracy shape political behavior, such as vote choice?

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Drs. Ondercin and Carter have article published in Political Science Quarterly
Jan 6, 2020

How does increasing military spending affect social spending and economic growth?

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Dr. Ellen Key

Dr. Ellen Key inducted into the College of Arts & Sciences Academy of Outstanding Teachers
Oct 23, 2019

On October 23, 2019 Dr. Ellen Key was inducted into the College of Arts & Sciences Academy of Outstanding Teachers.

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Appalachian alumna Lindsay Bookout ’16, a freelance proofreader in Wilmington operating under the name Pendulum Proofreading. Bookout, who is originally from Charlotte, is currently studying for the LSAT, with a goal of attending law school in fall 2021 to focus on animal and environmental law. Photo submitted

Alumna pursues law school aspirations while helping others put their best words forward
Oct 21, 2019

Appalachian State University alumna and self-professed “grammar nerd” Lindsay Bookout ’16, of Wilmington, would never call herse

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Appalachian alumnus Jonathan Kappler ’05 is the 2019 recipient of the Appalachian Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award. Kappler serves as chief of staff to the deputy secretary for behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State recognizes Young Alumni Award winner Jonathan Kappler ’05
Oct 18, 2019

 “Appalachian was an obvious choice for me from the beginning,” said Jonathan Kappler ’05, Appalachian State University&rsq

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Appalachian Police Department Capt. K.C. Mitchell, far right in back row, and Detective Tina Dunn, far left in middle row, with the 2019 graduates of the Appalachian Police Academy — part of Appalachian State University’s Appalachian Police Officer Development Program (APDP). Pictured, from front row to back row, left to right, are graduates Anthony Gibbs, of Wake Forest; Connor Malmstrom, of Concord; Brandon Southard, of Kernersville; John Sanders, of Durham; Abigail Rivera, of Durham; Haley Triplette, of

Appalachian Police Academy celebrates second graduating class
Oct 1, 2019

Fifteen recruits graduated from the Appalachian State University Police Academy in August and all passed the examination to become certified... Police Development Program, Student

Dr. Ardoin and Dr. Key have article appear in the Washington Post
Aug 20, 2019

Throughout academia, including in political science, women haven’t achieved parity with men.

Faculty

New Book from Dr. E. Ike Udogu
Jul 31, 2019

The department of Government and Justice Studies is proud to announce the publication of Dr. E.

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The inaugural Law Enforcement Agency of the Year Award presented to the Appalachian State University Police Department by the North Carolina Police Executives Association (NCPEA).

App State Police Department honored as NCPEA Law Enforcement Agency of the Year
Jul 25, 2019

The Appalachian State University Police Department (APD) was honored as the Law Enforcement Agency of the Year by the North Carolina Police... Police Development Program

Bayley Plummer ’19, a recent graduate of Appalachian’s B.S. in criminal justice program who is continuing her Appalachian education by pursuing an MPA. She will continue to work part-time security shifts as an Appalachian police cadet while she earns her graduate degree and plays one more season as a center/forward for the Mountaineers women’s basketball team. Photo by Chase Reynolds

APDP cadet Bayley Plummer gives her all in the classroom, on the court and in the community
Jul 11, 2019

Bayley Plummer ’19, a recent graduate of Appalachian State University’s B.S.

Police Development Program, Student

Dr. Key has article published
Jul 10, 2019

Dr. Ellen Key ( Appalachian State University) and Dr.

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