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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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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

Dr. Hicks in office

Political scientist weighs in on North Carolina redistricting ruling
Jan 10, 2018

Federal judges’ decision Tuesday that Republicans unconstitutionally gerrymandered two North Carolina congressional districts in 2016 puts i

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Brock Long with family

Appalachian alumnus Brock Long leads FEMA’s mission of support
Dec 15, 2017

Appalachian State University alumnus William Brockmann “Brock” Long ’97 ’99, a native of Newton, North Carolina, serves as

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Paige Anderholm with Global Leadership Award

Paige Anderholm Recieves 2017 Global Leadership Award
Dec 1, 2017

Paige Anderholm, a political science major from Summerfield, North Carolina, received Appalachian State University’s 2017 Global Leadership

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Front Cover of "Human Rights Dilemmas in the Developing World"

New Publication from Dr. E. Ike Udogu
Nov 29, 2017

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

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Dr. Zaitzow Aims to Put a Human Face to Incarceration with Prison Trips
Nov 19, 2017

Every day, students on Appalachian State’s campus face different social problems, such as transgender rights, education, mental health, raci

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