Faculty & Staff

Core Faculty

Burke
(828) 262-6316
211 Living Learning Academic
burkebj@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests:  Political ecology and political economy; grassroots activism for environmental and socio-economic change; alternative economies; globalization and...

Christof
(828) 262-7268
217 Living Learning Academic Building
denbiggelaa@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests: In addition to his knowledge and skills in agriculture, agroforestry and organic gardening, his areas of expertise include endogenous knowledge systems; farmer...

England
(828) 262-7237
126 Living Learning Academic
englandle@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests:  environmental science, ecology, freshwater ecosystems, headwaters, wetlands, watershed systems, terrestrial-aquatic interactions, community-based watershed...

Fanatico
(828) 262-6813
214-A Living Learning Center
fanaticoac@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests: Ecological poultry production (free-range, organic); alternative slow- and medium-growing meat genotypes, alternative feeding including free-choice systems,...

Anatoli
(828) 262-2241
133 Living Learning Academic
anatoli@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests: Environmental political theory, global environmental politics, African political thought, postcolonial theory, contemporary political theory, indigenous...

Ignatova
(828) 262-7234
214-B Living Learning Academic
jignatova@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests: Jacqui's research and teaching interests include global environmental politics, the politics of food and agriculture, globalization and development, global...

Paudel
210 Living Learning Academic
paudeld@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests:  Political economy, international development, political ecology, economic geography, subaltern social movements, identity politics, indigeneity, climate...

Rheingans
(828) 262-7248
222 Living Learning Academic
rheingansrd@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests:  Interaction between socio-economic factors, the environment and health, global environmental health and equity issues, small farm agroforestry, basic food...

Westerman
(828) 262-2493
215 Living Learning Academic
westermanjh@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests Global & US environmental literary and cultural studies; environmental humanities; social & environmental justice; intersectionality of class, precarity,...

Witter
(828) 262-3008
212 Living Learning Academic
witterrc@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests: Environmental conservation and sustainable development; resource management and tenure relations; dispossession, displacement and resettlement; human-wildlife...

Staff

Rudicill

Resident Assistant Farm Manager

rudicilljt@appstate.edu

I am the new Resident Assistant Farm Manager at the SD farm. I served as the farm manager at Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina since 2012. I will live full-time at the...

Wilson

Administrative Assistant

(828) 262-6926
216 Living Learning Academic Bldg.
wilsonsm@appstate.edu

Adjunct Instructors

Boylan
(828) 262-2881
209 Living Learning Academic
rjboylan@ncsu.edu

Research & Teaching Interests: Permaculture and Environmental Science

Hamilton
(828) 262-2881
209 LLA
hamiltonjv@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests: Jim's program areas of expertise include Latino farmworker safety, forest landowner education, and forest farming of ginseng. He will be teaching SD 3150- Soils...

Hope
(828) 243-0222
off-campus
hopecc@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests: Sustainable Agriculture Education:  MS Clemson University 2001 BA UNC Chapel Hill 1974 AAS CPCC 1981 Teaching: SD4200, SD3100 Background...

Miller
(828) 262-2881
209 Living Learning Academic
millercp3@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests: Environmental history, agricultural history, and environmental humanities; sense of place, environmental knowledge systems, and place-based pedagogy; ethnohistory...

Susan Reed
(828) 264-8904
209 Living Learning Academic
reedsf@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests: Education in a time of mass extinction: critical (eco)pedagogy, ecojustice education, pedagogy of grief/solastagia; transformative education, collaborative...

Ian
(828) 262-2881
209 Living Learning Academic
is42996@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests:  Agroforestry, sustainable forest management, forestry

shawn_terrell
(828) 262-2881
209 Living Learning Academic
terrellsl@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests:  Animal Health Care, ecology, sustainable development, animal studies, anatomy and physiology, immunology, biology, and Appalachian Studies. Education: M.A...