Faculty Research Affiliations

Research Fellows

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Autism, early intervention, preschool language disorders, interprofessional practice, and service delivery models in speech-language pathology

Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Florida State University
M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Florida State University
B.S., Communication Disorders, University of Massachusetts

Additional information on Emily Lakey can be found at: https://comdis.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/emily-lakey-ccc-slp

Professor & Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, Beaver College Health Sciences Director, Blue Cross NC Institute for Health & Human Services

Adult swallowing & voice disorders; adult neurogenic disorders; interprofessional research & education development; and rural health education, research & development

Ph.D., Hearing & Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.A., Journalism & Religion, Washington and Lee University

Additional information on Gary McCullough can be found at: https://comdis.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/gary-h-mccullough-ccc-slp

Professor & Assistant Department Chair, Department of Psychology

Child and adolescent psychopathology, school mental health, suicide prevention, rural service delivery, depression and anxiety, substance abuse disorders, meta-analysis, psychotherapy outcome

Clinical Psychology Internship, 1999, Duke University Medical Center
Ph.D., Utah State University, Psychology
M.S., Utah State University, Psychology
B.A.,, University of Colorado at Boulder, Psychology

Additional information on Kurt Michael can be found at:https://psych.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/kurt-d-michael


Research Associates

Assistant Professor, Public Health

Disability and function across the lifespan, Informal caregiving and social support for chronic disease self-management, Cognitive decline, especially subjective cognitive decline and mild cognitive impairment in community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults, Public health surveillance.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, VA Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care, Seattle
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Florida
BS, Food Science & Human Nutrition and Zoology, University of Florida

Professor & Interim Chair, Department of Human Development Psychological Counseling

Interrelationship between the mind and the body

Ph.D., Family and Child Development, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
M.A., Pastoral Care, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., Music, Mars Hill College

Additional information on Karen Caldwell can be found at: https://hpc.appstate.edu/directory/dr-karen-caldwell

Director of Counseling for Faculty and Staff, Blue Cross NC Institute for Health & Human Services

Areas of Interest

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (health psychology), University of Miami

Additional information on Tandrea Carter can be found at: https://cfs.appstate.edu/counseling-staff

Associate Professor, Social Work

Public Policy, Asset Development, Economic Justice, Universal Basic Income

Ph.D. of Public Policy, University of Arkansas
MSW, University of Denver
BSW, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Additional information about Leah Hamilton can be found at https://socialwork.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/leah-hamilton

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Swallowing and swallowing disorders in adults, physiologic measures of swallowing, and patient-reported outcome measures and quality of life. Additional interests in voice and resonance disorders, interprofessional education, and clinical research ethics.

Ph.D. Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

M.Ed. Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Georgia

B.S. Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Illinois

Additional Information on Jordan Hazelwood can be found at: https://comdis.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/r-jordan-hazelwood-ccc-slp-bcs-s-ccre

Assistant Professor, Recreation Management

Intergenerational programming, Community based programs for older adults, University and community partnerships

Ph.D. Human Development & Family Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
M.S.  Recreation and Park Administration, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
B.S. Recreation Management, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
B.A. French, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Additional information on Dr. Juris can be found at: https://rmpe.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/jill-naar.

Associate Professor in the department of Nutrition and Health Care Management

The effects of IT adoption in the healthcare industry; performance effects of the automation of business processes; patterns of adoption and automation; integration of information systems. Economics and efficiency of online auctions; thin markets; collectables; automated data collection using Internet enabled software agents.

Ph.D., Arizona State University, Computer Information Systems
M.S., Brigham Young University, Master's in Information Systems Management
B.S., Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Additional information on Trent Spaulding can be found at: https://hcm.appstate.edu/faculty-and-staff/trent-spaulding