Government and Justice Studies Archive
BOONE—Dr. Andy Koch, professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University, has received the 2014 Award for Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance from the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).
BOONE—Cybercrime, criminal activity conducted over a computer network or the Internet, has grown in frequency and sophistication since the 1950s when a group of college students began breaching computers to steal information. While their original intent seemingly was benign, a range of theft using computer technology soon followed.
BOONE—The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), a non-partisan policy institute headquartered in Washington, D.C., has named Appalachian State University professor Matthew Robinson an academic fellow for 2013-14. Robinson will travel to Israel in June for an intensive course in terrorism studies, and in particular, how democracies can defeat the worldwide terrorist threat. Robinson is a professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies.