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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?

Faculty
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

Alumni
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

Alumni

Appalachian alumnae to serve as park interpreters through NPS funding
Apr 16, 2018

The National Park Service has awarded $21,508 in funding for two recent Appalachian State University graduates to serve as interpretive staff at... Alumni

Ian Mance ’03 ’05, left, and Dustin Chicurel-Bayard started out at Appalachian State University as freshmen in 1999, pursuing degrees in criminal justice. Now they work together at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice — Mance as a staff attorney on the criminal justice team, and Chicurel-Bayard as communications director.

Appalachian alumni reunite at Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Apr 12, 2018

Ian Mance and Dustin Chicurel-Bayard lived on the same floor of Cannon Hall when they were freshmen at Appalachian State University in 1999.

Alumni

Dr. Key Has Article Published
Apr 4, 2018

Dr. R. Michael Alvarez (California Institute of Technology), Dr.

Faculty
Scott Hornoff

Scott Hornoff shares wrongful conviction story
Mar 23, 2018

Scott Hornoff came to campus on March 13 and presented about his experience as a wrongfully convicted felon.

Kendall Hughes, on a mission trip to Nicaragua

Hughes prepares for a career in intelligence by combining ROTC and criminal justice
Mar 21, 2018

Kendall Hughes, who is from Charlotte, transferred to Appalachian State University because he felt that Appalachian had the best Army ROTC... Student

Chief Andy Stephenson

App State to create police academy, second of its kind in the nation
Feb 16, 2018

The Appalachian State University Police Department is starting a police academy for students, known as the App State Police Department Police... Police Development Program, Faculty

Elect Her: Preparing Women for a Future in Office
Feb 8, 2018

Appalachian State University’s Student Government Association and the Department of Government and Justice Studies are partnering up wi

GJS Alumni recognized as rising Political Stars in North Carolina
Feb 4, 2018

Congratulations to Tracy Montross (2005), Virginia Reed (2016), Senator Chad Barefoot (2005), and Jonathan Kappler (2005) on being recognized by... Alumni

Alex Lowrie collecting data

Dr. Holcomb and team find ways the Watauga County Detention Center can reduce energy costs.
Jan 15, 2018

Holcomb presented an idea of conducting an energy study of the detention center approximately five years ago to faculty members in ASU’s... Faculty