Center for Analytics Research and Education announces staff changes

Dr. Scott Hunsinger has been named managing director of Appalachian State University’s Center for Analytics Research and Education (CARE), effective January 1, 2020.

Dr. Hunsinger is a professor in the Walker College of Business’ Department of Computer Information Systems, where he will continue his teaching, research and service duties to the department, college and university. 

In his new role, Dr. Hunsinger will manage the internal operations of CARE, including oversight of budgets and university compliance. He will also manage CARE’s Professional Certificate in Business Analytics, which is planned to begin in Spring 2020. 

“Scott is ideally suited for this role,” said CARE Executive Director Joseph Cazier. “His attention to detail, commitment to excellence and expertise in professional certifications will be key to our work.” 

Dr. Hunsinger joined Appalachian’s faculty in 2004 and currently holds the L.M. (Bud) Baker, Jr. Professorship in the Walker College. He is a past recipient of the college’s Sywassink Awards for Excellence in both teaching and service, the university’s W.H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion and UNC Board of Governors Teaching Award.

Dr. Hunsinger joins the existing staff of CARE, which includes Dr. Cazier, Dr. Ed Hassler as chief data officer, Samantha Fuentes as a part-time business manager, and several research fellows. Learn more at

About the Center for Analytics Research and Education (CARE)

The Center for Analytics Research and Education (CARE) at Appalachian State University utilizes analytics to promote positive behavioral change in the world and do Analytics for Good. Housed in the Walker College of Business, the center enhances the reputation of the university by seeking out projects that have a positive impact on society and avoiding those that would have a negative impact. Big data is inherently interdisciplinary, and CARE faculty work to further research in the areas of sustainability, education, health and wellness, human resource science, and economic development, among others. Learn more at

Center for Analytics Research and Education announces staff changes
Published: Nov 22, 2019 2:55pm