Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. With 15 tenure track faculty, multiple adjunct professors, and an outstanding support staff, our department offers a broad range of research topics while still being small enough to provide each student, undergraduate or graduate, personal attention and guidance.

Name Position Office Phone Website
Christer Akouala Visiting Assistant Professor GWH 351 828-262-7119
Patricia E Allen Professor GWH 219 828-262-2989
François Amet Assistant Professor GWH 215 828-262-6181 Website
Pamela R Aycock Editorial Associate, The Physics Teacher GWH 221 828-262-7497
Michael Briley Co-Chair and Professor GWH 315 828-262-2432
Jennifer L. Burris Chair and Associate Professor GWH 233 828-262-4956 Website
Anthony G. Calamai Professor; Cain Distinguished Professorship in Science Education in the College of Arts & Sciences GWH 227 828-262-2440
Daniel B. Caton Professor; Director of Observatories GWH 321 828-262-2446 Website
J. Sid Clements Professor and Assistant Graduate Program Coordinator GWH 225 828-262-2447
John E. Cockman Lecturer GWH 127B 828-262-6173
Tonya S. Coffey Professor GWH 327 828-262-2437 Website
Walter C. Connolly Professor Emeritus GWH 329 828-262-3090
Andrew J. Graham Deceased
Richard O. Gray F.R.A.S, Professor GWH 311 828-262-2430
Dana H. Green Arts & Sciences Machine Shop Supervisor GWH 135 828-262-2444
R. Lee Hawkins Observatory Engineer GWH 320/322 828-262-7331
Brooke C. Hester Assistant Professor GWH 213 828-262-6550 Website
Johnny R. Hollandsworth Visiting Instructor 828-262-6835
Michael D. Hughes Arts & Sciences Electronics Technician GWH 342 828-262-2267
Daniel Ingram GWH 242 828-262-4996
Brad G. Johnson Senior Lecture; Graduate Program Director GWH 229 828-262-7318
Ben Madison Visiting Lecturer GWH 369 828-262-7813
Karl C. Mamola Professor Emeritus
Courtney McGahee Assistant Professor GWH 317 828-262-2047
Angela T. Owen Office Manager GWH 231 828-262-3090
Joseph T. Pollock Professor Emeritus GWH 319 828-262-2433
Carla S. Ramsdell Advanced Lecturer GWH 123 828-262-2998 Website
Thomas L. Rokoske Professor Emeritus GWH 253 828-262-7499
Phillip Russell Professor Emeritus
James P. Sherman Professor GWH 325 828-262-2438

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Mail Address:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
ASU Box 32106
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608-2106 

Physical Address (also for shipping):
231 Garwood Hall
525 Rivers Street
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC, 28608-2106

Telephone: 828-262-3090
Fax: 828-262-2049

Social Media:
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