Faculty & Staff

Core Faculty

Dr. Aniseh Bro
(828) 262-7268
217 Living Learning Academic
broas@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests Climate change; adaptation; resilience; socio-ecological systems; behavioral social sciences; systems thinking; international development; institutions;...

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...

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

Teaching & Outreach Interests environmental science; ecology; freshwater ecosystems; watershed science; terrestrial-aquatic linkages; community-based watershed conservation; environmental and...

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

Research Interests: Sustainable poultry production, regenerative agriculture and livestock production, ecological poultry practices including local feeds and nutrient cycling, insects as feed,...

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

Education Ph.D., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2014 B.A., Political Science, San Francisco State University, 2007 Research Interests Environmental Political Theory, African...

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...

Dr. Cody Miller
(828) 262-8983
212 Living Learning Academic
millercp3@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests: Environmental history, agricultural history, economic history, and rural life; farms, forests, soils, and society; place-based pedagogy, soil science education,...

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) 262-2881
209 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) 262-7248
222 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,...

Rebecca Witter PhD
(828) 262-3008
216 Living Learning Academic
witterrc@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests: The dynamic relationships, material and symbolic, between humans and environment; environmental conservation; tenure relations and dispossession; human-wildlife...

Staff

Hope

Farm Director

(336) 977-1773
SD Farm
hopecc@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests: Sustainable Agriculture Education:  MS Clemson University 2001 BA UNC Chapel Hill 1974 AAS CPCC 1981  Teaching: SD4200, SD3100, SD3125,...

Rudicill

Resident Assistant Farm Manager

(336) 877-3455
SD Farm
rudicilljt@appstate.edu

I am the Resident Assistant Farm Manager and oversee the daily functions at the Sustainable Development Teaching and Research Farm at the Blackburn-Vannoy property . Before coming to...

Adjunct Instructors

(828) 262-2881
209 Living Learning Academic Bldg.
coulterca@appstate.edu

Research and Teaching Interests: Food and Farming entrepreneurship, creating regional food systems Education: B.S.E., 1979, Nature Recreation and Intrepretation, State University New York at...

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

Research & Teaching Interests: Homesteading, pioneer skills, preserving food Education: B.S., 1979, Agronomy, Ohio State University M.A., Education and Applied Behavioral Analysis, Onio...

Hamilton
(828) 262-2881
209 Living Learning Academic
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...

(828) 262-2493
215 Living Learning Academic
snyderje4@appstate.edu

Research & Teaching Interests: Cultivating ecologically regenerative and resilient food systems in Southern Appalachia, sense of place and how it informs the co-evolution of culture and...