Dr. Tammy Kowalczyk, a professor of accounting in the Walker College of Business, has been appointed to serve as the interim director of Appalachian State University's Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics (RIEEE), effective January 2, 2019.
In this role, Dr. Kowalczyk will secure resources to sustain and expand the Institute’s contribution to the university’s research enterprise, establish and maintain partnerships to advance RIEEE’s mission and facilitate the formation of productive multidisciplinary research teams dedicated to the investigation of complex problems that affect our society, economy and environment.
Dr. Kowalczyk joined the faculty at Appalachian in 1999 and, for the past six years, has been extensively involved with RIEEE as part of a multidisciplinary group of faculty working on forest carbon accounting initiatives and on rural sustainable development. Her research focuses on sustainability accounting and reporting, sustainability performance and impact assessment and carbon accounting and forest carbon offsets. Previously, Dr. Kowalczyk has served as co-director of Sustainable Business and established the Impact Clinic in the Walker College.
RIEEE exists to create transformative opportunities, strengthen collaborative partnerships and maximize the societal impact of research and outreach activities conducted at Appalachian State University in and at the intersections of the environment, energy and economic domains. The Institute also serves as an umbrella organization for the Appalachian Energy Center, the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis and the Southern Appalachian Environmental Research and Education Center. Learn more online, rieee.appstate.edu.