Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Martha McCaughey

Dr. Martha McCaughey Receives the 2019 Harvey R. Durham Freshman Advocate Award

For her contributions to improving the first-year experience on Appalachian State University’s campus, Dr. Martha McCaughey, director of First ...

Dr. Edward Rosenberg

Dr. Ed Rosenberg Publishes Research on Aging from Around the World!

Over the last several years, Dr. Ed Rosenberg has worked with several international scholars across southeast Asia and particularly in Thailand. His r...

Dr. Felicia Arriaga

Dr. Felicia Arriaga Speaks with NPR about the State of Immigration in North Carolina

Dr. Felicia Arriaga participated in a conversation hosted by The State of Things, a local NPR segment, to discuss the recent Immigration and Customs E...

Student and Alumni Spotlight

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2018-2019 Outstanding Seniors in Sociology

The Department of Sociology would like to recognize our outstanding student majors for their achievements for the 2018-2019 academic year. First, we w...

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Sociology Alum Works with Local Bars to Address Issues of Consent

BOONE — As someone who has worked in the restaurant and bar industry for 13 to 14 years, Seth Sullivan — co-owner of The Cardinal — said he’s ...

Dr. Arriaga and Students

Appalachian State Sociology Students Present at the NCSA 2019 Conference

On February 15, 2019, Dr. Felicia Arriaga and two Appalachian State University students facilitated a workshop on immigration as it pertains to the st...

General News

Dr. Cameron Lippard

Dr. Cameron Lippard Named Department Chair of Sociology

Dr. Cameron Lippard will assume the position of department chair for the Department of Sociology, in the College of Arts and Sciences as of March 1, 2...

Dr. Ted Thornill

Dr. Ted Thornhill Presents His Research on Race and College Admissions

In collaboration with the Department of Culture, Gender, and Global Studies, the Department of Sociology cordially invites you to attend a premiere re...

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Sociology Students Travel to Cherokee to Learn about Indigenous People of North Carolina

Dr. Anastacia Schulhoff's SOC 4560 Race and Ethnicity class took a field trip to Cherokee, North Carolina. Students explored the oftentimes hidden rac...