Faculty

Faculty

joseph picJoseph Bathanti
McFarlane Family Distinguished Professor in Interdisciplinary Education & Writer-in-Residence & North Carolina Poet Laureate (2012-2014) 
Watauga Residential College  
Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies 
Areas of Research: Creative Writing, The Poetry of Witness, Prison Literature, Arts & Humanities Initiatives for Military Veterans and their families. 828-262-2441bathantjr@appstate.eduhttps://watauga.appstate.edu/faculty-and-staff

 

eastmanj_0.jpgJeffrey K. Eastman

Lecturer in Spanish

Areas of Research: Jewish-Muslim-Christian Relations in Spain

828.262.7452
eastmanjk@appstate.edu

https://dllc.appstate.edu/eastman

GreenwaldSarah Greenwald

Full Professor Department of Mathematics

Areas of Research and Service: Jewish communities pre-WWII.

 828.262.2363
greenwaldsj@appstate.edu
http://mathsci2.appstate.edu/~sjg/

HankinsDavis Hankins

Assistant Professor Department of Philosophy and Religion

Areas of teaching and research: Ancient Israelite History and Culture; Second Temple Judaism; Ancient Rabbinic Judaism; the history of the use and influence of the Bible in Jewish communities.

828.262.6610
hankinscd@appstate.edu
philrel.appstate.edu/hankins

HorowitzRosemary Horowitz

Full Professor Department of English, Interim Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies (Fall 2019)

Areas of Research and Teaching: Holocaust Studies, Memory Studies, Professional Writing.

828.262.2253
horowitzr@appstate.edu
english.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/rosemary-horowitz

HudnallAmy C. Hudnall, M.A.

Senior Lecturer, Department of History and Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly CGG) 

Areas of teaching and research: Genocide studies, trauma theory, human rights, and cross-cultural conflict studies

828.262.6541
hudnallac@appstate.edu
http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/amy-hudnall

Pegelow KaplanThomas Pegelow Kaplan

Leon Levine Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies (on Leave, Fall 2019), Full Professor, Department of History

Areas of Research and Teaching: Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Modern German History, Modern Jewish History, Global Transatlantic Protest Movements in the Twentieth Century, and History and Theory.

828.252.2311
thomaspegelowkaplan@appstate.edu
holocaust.appstate.edu/about/director

PattiChris Patti

Assistant Professor Department of Communication

Areas of Research and Teaching: Holocaust Survivor Oral History and Ethnography, Compassionate Communication, Interpersonal and Intercultural Storytelling, Mindfulness.

828.262.2481
patticj@appstate.edu
https://faa.appstate.edu/about/directory/chris-patti 

PowellDana E. Powell

Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology

Areas of Related Teaching and Research: Settler colonialism, genocide, and Native America; critically engaged anthropology; environmental justice; cultural politics of energy extraction; critical indigenous studies.

 828.262.2268
powellde@appstate.edu

Laurie SemmesLaurie R. Semmes

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology Areas of Research and Teaching: Music and Propaganda, the Ukrainian bandura in Ukraine and in Ukrainian diaspora communities, World Music, Western Music History, Music and Exoticism, Musical Theater 828.262.7239semmeslr@appstate.edu

 

Rachel S. ShinnarRachel S. Shinnar

Full Professor Department of Management, Walker College of Business

Areas of Research and Service:  Entrepreneurship, Cross-cultural Management, modern Hebrew instruction

828.262.7314
shinnarrs@appstate.edu
https://management.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/rachel-shinnar-phd

Emeriti Faculty

BoydZohara Boyd

Department of English

Former Co-Director

BrantzRennie Brantz

Department of History

Former Co-Director

brantzrw@appstate.edu

HauserAlan Hauser

Department of Philosophy and Religion

hauseraj@appstate.edu

Peter W. PetschauerPeter W. Petschauer

Department of History

petschauerpw@appstate.edu

https://www.peterpetschauer.com/

SibelmanSimon Sibelman

Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Former Director