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  • Appalachian State University / Alumnus Profile: Tom Hefner ’92
    with society having some knowledge of physics is essential said Hefner who was N C Teaching Fellow while a student He teaches physics astronomy chemistry earth and environmental science classes and said the Secondary Education degree program prepared him well for this work I especially benefitted from the labs and demonstrations he said claiming that he now uses many of these in his own classroom He values hands on experiences for his students and credits the Department of Physics and Astronomy and its faculty for helping him to adapt this teaching approach The physics program at Appalachian is special It s big enough to offer a wide range of courses and unique opportunities for students but small enough to know all the professors He continued The faculty reallycare about making the undergraduate experience meaningful And they know that a degree in physics not only requires one to learn physics concepts but to learn to think critically pretty important stuff Tom Hefner teaches at Eastern Guilford High School Apply Visit Info Program Physics BS Secondary Education Department Department of Physics and Astronomy The Department of Physics and Astronomy s curriculum has an applied nature that includes a core of fundamental physics

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/tom-hefner (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Alumnus Profile: Tommy Wrenn ’14
    his career teaching him how to educate voters about difficult issues how to handle the logistics of events and meetings and how to network Wrenn had a taste of the inner circle of political life in Washington D C when he spent a summer interning for The White House working in the Visitor s Office managing tours and events The previous summer I interned with a non profit lobbying group so while I was in the Washington mix I wasn t inside Wrenn said Interning in D C taught me a great deal about the many ways that the more social aspects of a place like The White House play into politics After graduation Wrenn worked as a Young Fellow for the Friends Committee on National Legislation a lobbying group for Quakers in the U S As a fellow Wrenn developed and led a program that teaches young adults to engage in constituent lobbying for peace and justice This included a conference that brought 300 college students to lobby Congress for action on climate change Now Wrenn is starting a new role with The Nexus Fund a foundation focused on preventing mass atrocities around the world In this role Wrenn serves as the assistant to the executive director providing support for programs across the organization and organizing international conferences on hate speech Even though he is taking the world by storm Wrenn still finds time to come back up the mountain It s hard to stay away Wrenn said I have many great mentors at Appalachian who have been so helpful as I ve been through job searches and faced the challenges of building new networks Tommy Wrenn 14 was involved in the Student Government Association LGBT Center and Red Flag Campaign all of which he says prepared him for

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/tommy-wrenn (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Faculty Profile: Dr. William Hicks
    to vote and the impact of partisan competition on representation in American state governments Graduate students in political science have helped Hicks compile data on both topics However Hicks said students in all of his classes help him with his research by allowing him to improve his theories and evidence through in class discussions Studying elections is important because of how elections affect representation in our democracy Hicks said The conditions surrounding an election determine how well it delivers a representative government Hicks said It s important for everyone to discover these conditions so that each of us can better exercise our own political power Hicks said he wants students who are interested in political science to consider that political science is not about proving that one worldview ideology or party is better than another Instead regardless of their personal feelings political scientists should weigh the costs and benefits of various points of view Meet more faculty Dr William Hicks teaches political science and researches elections and representation Apply Visit Info Program Political Science BA The Political Science BA degree has a strong liberal arts focus and prepares students for many careers in the private and public sector including business

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/william-hicks (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Student Profile: Kayla Young
    do that through government and an understanding of policies and how that affects people After Young graduates in either fall 2016 or spring 2017 she hopes to become a foreign service officer for the United States She said her classes have prepared her but also her professors who take the time to give her career advice and share their own experiences with her As she continues her studies Young will also continue her involvement in co curricular activities Young has served with the Student Government Association is an honors student a member of a service based honors society and a student employee Each semester I learn more about myself through all the opportunities I ve been able to take advantage of Young said I grow in the leadership and communication skills that are so important to my major Young s advice to potential political science students is to pursue their passions speak up in class and get to know faculty Appalachian and its professors will teach you more about international and comparative politics than you could ever imagine if you let them Young said Just bring a sturdy notebook and a willingness to learn Kayla Young plans to become a foreign service officer after graduating from Appalachian Apply Visit Info Program Political Science BS International and Comparative Politics Political Science BS International and Comparative Politics degree teaches global politics and its relationship with the politics of the United States Students explore international affairs current events and critical issues such as illegal patterns of immigration international trade and conflict domestic and international terrorism drug policy arms control and social justice Department Department of Government and Justice Studies The Department of Government and Justice Studies prepares graduates to critically observe analyze and understand a complex world It offers programs at both the

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/kayla-young (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Alumna Profile: Amanda Edgell
    she was an undergraduate student She earned a Political Science BS International and Comparative Politics degree from Appalachian in 2008 Questions she has developed in her field studies are why are certain countries more democratic than others why do nondemocratic leaders adopt democratic institutions how and why do voters participate in elections and how do institutions and regime types affect gender equality in government Edgell s experiences at Appalachian and in her travels continue to draw her attention to international and comparative politics Edgell studied abroad in Uganda for a semester and South Africa for a summer during her undergraduate studies There she started to study African politics a topic she has now built a career on It allowed me to establish myself as an international scholar and prepared me to work on the African continent in both research and development Edgell said The value of my undergraduate education at Appalachian cannot be understated when it comes to preparing me for graduate studies While at Appalachian Edgell also assisted with high school and middle school model United Nations conferences through the International Relations Association After completing her doctoral work Edgell said she plans to live and work in sub Saharan Africa as a policy researcher and international development consultant Amanda Edgell s work toward a Ph D in political science builds on questions that arose during research for her undergraduate honors thesis Apply Visit Info Program Political Science BS International and Comparative Politics Political Science BS International and Comparative Politics degree teaches global politics and its relationship with the politics of the United States Students explore international affairs current events and critical issues such as illegal patterns of immigration international trade and conflict domestic and international terrorism drug policy arms control and social justice Department Department of Government and Justice

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  • Appalachian State University / Faculty Profile: Dr. Renee Scherlen
    State University in 1992 because she wanted to work in an environment where she could really get to know the undergraduate students she teaches and continue her research She teaches in the Department of Government and Justice Studies Scherlen has published research on the Mexican counter narcotics policy the drug war policy drug war statistics and Fidel Castro s discourse on Cuban foreign policy Appalachian offers a great balance between teaching and research for faculty members Scherlen said What I enjoy most about teaching is the opportunity to share new ideas as well as develop critical thinking skills As a teacher I am constantly learning as well Scherlen said that she tries to keep her classes interactive but the most interaction with students comes when she travels with them through either a study abroad opportunity or regionally as a part of the International Relations Association which she advises The International Relations Association both participates in and hosts Model United Nations conferences And as the faculty advisor to the International Relations Association Scherlen offers advice to the organization s members provides assistance with activities and acts as a sounding board for new ideas It offers me a chance to get to know students better as well as to help create opportunities for global learning for middle school high school and university students via Model United Nations participation Scherlen said Meet more faculty Dr Renee Scherlen teaches political science and is adviser to the International Relations Association Apply Visit Info Program Political Science BS International and Comparative Politics Political Science BS International and Comparative Politics degree teaches global politics and its relationship with the politics of the United States Students explore international affairs current events and critical issues such as illegal patterns of immigration international trade and conflict domestic and international terrorism

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/renee-scherlen (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Alumnus Profile: Tim McHugh ’11
    how our nation is defined by the world I wanted to be a part of that system to do my part to ensure its continued existence and to assist others in navigating through it He returned to Appalachian and pursued the Pre professional Legal Studies degree and prepared for law school admissions including the Law School Admissions Test LSAT The LSAT is all about logic and many of my courses at Appalachian prepared me for that by forcing me to think logically critically and analytically McHugh said McHugh eventually graduated from Appalachian in spring 2011 with a Political Science BS Pre Professional Legal Studies degree and began his first year of law school often referred to as 1L at Washington University the following fall Appalachian prepared me for law school by giving me a thorough grounding in several subjects that every first year law student must study namely constitutional law and criminal law McHugh said That was very important to me because 1L year is the most important and is typically the toughest Now an associate at Hunton Williams law firm in Richmond Virginia McHugh practices environmental and administrative law with an emphasis on compliance enforcement and litigation He said his Appalachian education has helped him know how to approach situations acknowledging that there is more than one viewpoint and how to appreciate opposing views I think that respecting conflicting viewpoints on their merits makes me a better lawyer on a daily basis McHugh said If you are blinded by your own argument you cannot see the merit in others arguments or flaws in your own thinking and opportunities to find common ground and quick resolutions can be missed Tim McHugh 11 is an associate at Hunton Williams law firm in Richmond Virginia He attended law school at Washington University

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/tim-mchugh (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Faculty Profile: Dr. Marian Williams
    advisor Williams also studies criminal courts criminal law and procedure and constitutional law I have always been interested in studying the court system Williams said I became hooked once I took a criminal law class while I was an undergraduate at the University of Georgia She described her professor the late Suzette Talarico as such an inspiring person and I really learned a lot from her Currently Williams is researching the practice of civil asset forfeiture A report she and colleagues published in 2010 with the Institute for Justice was used in an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court Now Williams and her colleagues are expanding on that report Civil asset forfeiture Williams said is the practice of police seizing assets from individuals suspected of criminal activity the state taking control of the assets and then using the assets to fund state activity even though the suspect has not been arrested or convicted Williams also teaches political science and criminal justice courses at the undergraduate level including Law and Society The Judicial Process Constitutional Law Writing in Criminal Justice and Criminal Procedure I get a nice variety of perspectives in the class Williams said Appalachian students are an active bunch and I enjoy hearing their ideas and opinions in the classroom Dr Marian Williams is assistant chair of the Department of Government and Justice Studies and is a pre law advisor Apply Visit Info Program Political Science BS Pre Professional Legal Studies The Political Science BS Pre Professional Legal Studies degree is designed to introduce students to the law school curriculum and prepare them for law school admissions Department Department of Government and Justice Studies The Department of Government and Justice Studies prepares graduates to critically observe analyze and understand a complex world It offers programs at both the undergraduate

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/marian-williams (2016-02-17)
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