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Anderson Named Chair of Appalachian’s Management Department

BOONE – Stella E. Anderson has been named chair of the Department of Management in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business effective July 1.

She will lead the largest department in the business college with 19 full-time faculty and more than 470 upper-division majors. The department offers undergraduate degrees in management, hospitality and tourism management, and health care management.

Anderson has served as interim chair of the department since 2003 when she replaced Lyle Schoenfeldt who served two years as interim dean of the Walker College of Business.

Anderson has been a member of the business faculty at Appalachian since 1992. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from N.C. State University and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and human resource management from Purdue University.

” Dr. Anderson’s experience as interim chair of the Department of Management, as a member of the faculty in the Walker College of Business, as well as her membership on various committees addressing faculty and student concerns has prepared her well for this leadership role,” said Dr. Stan Aeschleman, provost and executive vice chancellor at Appalachian.

Her articles and research have been published in Journal of Management, Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

She has presented papers and research at a variety of professional conferences and institutes, including the Decision Sciences Institute, American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference.

She is a member of the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association.

She served 10 years on the Faculty Senate at Appalachian, including a one-year term as chair of the organization. Anderson also has served on the university’s Faculty Grievance Hearing Committee, and the Faculty Handbook Revisions Committee.

She also has served on various Walker College of Business committees, including the college’s Scholarship Committee, Honors Advisory Committee and the Management Department Personnel Committee.

Other activities include past membership on the Chancellor’s Committee on Diversity, Hubbard Center Committee on Late-Career Faculty Issues, Zigli Family Research Award Committee and the Campus-Based Tuition Increase Committee.

Active in the community, Anderson is a member of 100 Women, a committee that raises money to support women candidates for local and state office; and a former member of the Watauga County Council on the Status of Women and the NC Equity-Women in the Workplace Task Force.