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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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Appalachian State University alumnus Tommy Wrenn ’14, who earned a B.A. in political science with minors in communication and music, works as the associate director of individual giving at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C. Photo submitted

Political Science alum fundraises for DC research institution
Jun 16, 2020

For the past six years, Appalachian State University alumnus Tommy Wrenn ’14 has worked as a development professional in Washington, D.C., fundraising for organizations connected to the envi

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Nathan Smith ’09, who earned a B.S. in political science from Appalachian and an M.A. in government from John Hopkins University, is a senior associate at Civitas Public Affairs Group in Washington, D.C. Photo submitted

App State alumnus shapes public policy
Jun 15, 2020

As a senior associate at Civitas Public Affairs Group in Washington, D.C., Appalachian State University alumnus Nathan Smith ’09 tac

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Brock Long ’97 ’99 is the 2018 winner of Appalachian State University’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Photo by Marie Freeman

Brock Long receives Appalachian Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award
Oct 11, 2018

During Homecoming Week 2018, Brock Long ’97 ’99, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), was recognized by th

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Nevin Darden, a junior criminal justice major at Appalachian from Newton, left in foreground, and other members of the North Carolina Army National Guard in a flooded area of Scotland County assist with Hurricane Florence emergency management services. Photo by Nevin Darden

15 Appalachian student veterans aid in Hurricane Florence recovery efforts
Sep 28, 2018

Fifteen Appalachian State University student veterans returned to class this week after being called to assist with Hurricane Florence emergency... Student

The graduates from the Appalachian Police Academy — part of Appalachian State University’s new Appalachian Police Development Program (APDP). Graduates are: Elijah Baker, Chase Bowman, Thomas-Ross Cloer, Madison Cook, Brendan Counts, Michael Dunmire, Patrick Fee, Cintya Garcia, John “Jack” Greene, Bryce Helms, Austin Joyce, Brandon Kelsey, Sam Mueck, Lena Nguyen, Ferrin Page, Clayton Robert, Ryan Ruff, Joseph Scott, Trevor Smith, Samuel Upton and Joshua Warren. Also pictured: Chief Andy Stephenson, Lt. K.C.

App State holds its first police cadet graduation
Aug 29, 2018

Twenty-one police cadets graduated from App State’s first police academy program after 13 weeks of training with a majority of graduates con

Police Development Program, Student
New York Jets' Doug Middleton (center) looks at the field during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J.

Jets' Middleton an inspiration as master's degree-toting playmaker
Aug 9, 2018

Doug Middleton was impressing the New York Jets with his playmaking skills last summer when a torn pectoral muscle sidelined him for the season... Alumni

New Police Development Program to train the ‘policing leaders of tomorrow’ at Appalachian
Jul 19, 2018

In May, 24 Appalachian State University students began the rigorous training and education at the Appalachian State University Police Academy to... Police Development Program, Student

cover of the book Jordan and the Arab Uprisings, by Dr. Ryan

New Book from Dr. Curtis Ryan
Jun 5, 2018

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

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Jordanian protesters raise a national flag during a demonstration outside the prime minister’s office in the capital, Amman, on June 4. (Raad Adayleh/AP)

Dr. Ryan's article appears in the Washington Post
Jun 4, 2018

The following is Dr. Ryan's article for the Washington Post:

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Dr. Key is featured in AppalachianToday for her recently published article
May 18, 2018

The field of political science is pushing toward greater data access and research transparency, or DA-RT.

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Staci Hunter, SECU Public Fellows Internship Scholarship recipient 2018

Staci Hunter, SECU Public Fellows Internship Scholarship recipient 2018
May 10, 2018

Staci Hunter, a graduating senior with a major in criminal justice and two minors in psychology and Spanish from Wendell, North Carolina, was... SECU Internship, Student

Carmen Lowe ’15 ’16, a native of Salisbury, participates in the Charlotte Spartan Sprint, an obstacle course race. As a special agent trainee at the NC Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) agency, Lowe said that maintaining her fitness is an important part of the job. Lowe got involved in obstacle course racing through the encouragement of her professor, Dr. Tammatha Clodfelter. Photo submitted

Internship with SBI leads Carmen Lowe ’15 ’16 into law enforcement career
Apr 20, 2018

As a third-generation Appalachian State University graduate, Carmen Lowe ’15 ’16 can’t remember missing a university homecoming

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