Welcome to a New Academic Year!

Welcome to the Department of Sociology! Thank you for visiting our homepage and considering the benefits of sociology. As we begin the new 2021-22 academic year, I wanted to give you some important information. First, please make sure to read over all the University guidelines concerning COVID-19 and our continued efforts to make your academic experience fruitful and safe. Please also ask your faculty members for any additional information regarding COVID-19 guidelines related to your class attendance and participation. We all hope that everyone will do their best to follow these guidelines so that we can all have a great academic year. Second, if you need anything, please consider contacting the following folks for various information. For general information and assistance from our Office Manager, Jennifer Coffey, please call her at 828-262-2293. If she is unable to take your call, then please leave a message with your name and contact information, and these messages will be routed to the appropriate individuals. For questions concerning academic advising, please reach out to your faculty advisor via email or you can contact our Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Amy Dellinger Page via email (pagead@appstate.edu). For questions concerning our graduate programs, please reach out to our Graduate Program Director, Dr. David Russell , via email (russelldj@appstate.edu). For questions concerning student internships, please contact our Internship Coordinator, Dr. Joseph Jakubek, via email (jakubekjt@appstate.edu). For any other business, please feel free to contact the Chairperson, Dr. Cameron Lippard, via email (lippardcd@appstate.edu).

Thank you for your patience and we are here for you! (Updated 5/19/2021)

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Dr. Ann Page

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Commitment to her field was a significant part of Dr. Ann Louise Page’s life....

Graduation ceremony

Congrats to our May 2021 Graduates and Award Winners!

The Department of Sociology would like to recognize and congratulate all of our graduating seniors, award and scholarship winners, and successful thes...

Appalachian Senior Programs Staff

Senior citizen volunteers support fellow local community members through AmeriCorps Seniors programs

Each year, AmeriCorps Seniors engages more than 200,000 older adults in volunteer service programs enriching the lives of volunteers and ben...