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Janice Pope named interim chair of Appalachian’s Department of Communication

pope_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Janice Pope of Boone has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University effective July 2. Pope has been the assistant chair of the department since August 2006.

Pope has been a member of the communication faculty since 1995. She has a Ph.D. in mass communication, a master of arts degree in journalism and a bachelor of arts degree in public relations with a minor in sociology, all from the University of Alabama.

Pope steps into the position held by Dr. Glenda Treadaway, who has been named interim dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts.

“I look forward to serving the faculty of our department in their many, varied endeavors,” said Pope. “Our department has much to be proud of. I will also work to sustain Glenda’s many positive initiatives.”

Pope was selected for the ACT Faculty Fellows program for spring 2007 and was named the College of Fine and Applied Arts Outstanding Faculty Award winner in 2006. She also received the Student Government Association Outstanding Teacher Award for the College of Fine and Applied Arts in 1998. She served as the Department of Communication Honor’s Program director from 2006-07, was co-director of Appalachian’s Summer Reading Program from fall 2004 to 2006 and a committee member from fall 1999 to present.