Dr. Pennie Bagley, associate professor of accounting in the Walker College of Business, has been named experiential learning faculty fellow at Appalachian State University.
Dr. Bagley, who joined Appalachian's faculty in 2010, brings to the role a wealth of experience integrating classroom learning with real-world application, including most recently having served as the internship coordinator for the Department of Accounting.
In her new role, she will support faculty in developing experiential learning components in their curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities and provide programming and resources for the college to advance experiential learning.
The appointment carries a two-year term, during which time Dr. Bagley will continue teaching in the Department of Accounting.
"I am pleased that Pennie will serve as the Walker College's first experiential learning faculty fellow," said Walker College Dean Heather Norris. "She is dedicated to providing high quality student learning opportunities and brings to the role a wealth of leadership and mentoring experiences."
Bagley earned her bachelor's and master's in accounting from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.
She is the first from the Walker College to fill a faculty fellow role in Appalachian's Center for Academic Excellence (CAE).
CAE is dedicated to growing excellence in teaching and learning and supporting faculty and student success. The faculty fellows program employs faculty members representing all colleges at Appalachian to serve as a conduit between the faculty and CAE and provide the experience, creativity and credibility necessary for sustainable engagement, innovation and excellence in faculty development programming.