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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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Demetrius McCray, center, poses with members of the Jacksonville, Florida, Sheriff’s Office during his fall 2018 internship. McCray is graduating from Appalachian in December with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice. Photo submitted

Appalachian student-athlete returns to graduate after 4 years in the NFL
Dec 14, 2018

When he first enrolled at Appalachian State University in fall 2009, Demetrius McCray made a promise to his mother he would earn a degree.

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Appalachian State University junior Madison Cook, from Apex, provides security coverage at a Mountaineers football game. She is a graduate of the Appalachian Police Academy, part of the university’s Appalachian Police Development Program, which was created to equip Appalachian students with the knowledge, skills and training to become law enforcement officers. Photo by Marie Freeman

With App State Police, Madison Cook follows in family footsteps of service
Dec 12, 2018

Junior Madison Cook , a part-time police officer with Appalachian State University Police,  has a deep-seated desire to serve and help others

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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

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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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