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Mark Estepp Named Dean of Appalachian’s College of Fine and Applied Arts

051603estepp_dl.jpgBOONE–J. Mark Estepp has been named dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University. Estepp had served as interim dean of the college during the 2002-03 academic year.

A native of Matewan, W.Va., Estepp earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial arts education from Berea College, a master’s in industrial arts education from Murray State University and a Ph.D. in practical arts and vocational technical education from the University of Missouri.

Estepp joined the faculty at Appalachian in 1984 and has risen through the ranks from assistant to full professor. He chaired the Department of Technology at Appalachian from 1991-2002.

He taught high school industrial arts for two years, and was the coordinator of industrial education at Livingston University for three years.

Estepp served as president of the Southeastern Technology Education Conference from 1990-91. He was president of the National Association of Industrial Technology’s University Division from 2000-01 and chaired the organization’s executive board from 2001-02.

He is a member of the National Association of Industrial Technology, the Southeastern Technology Education Association, North Carolina Industrial Arts Association and the North Carolina Council on Technology Teacher Education.

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