The Department of Accounting in Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business (WCOB) has named Dr. Pennie Bagley, associate professor of accounting, as its new chair, which went into effect July 1.
She is taking over the role from Dr. Doug Roberts, professor of accounting, who has served as the department's chair since 2014.
"The strong reputation in the Department of Accounting will continue under Dr. Bagley's leadership," said Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris, dean of the WCOB. "She is dedicated to providing high-quality student learning opportunities in an ever-changing environment."
Norris added, "I appreciate Dr. Roberts' service to the college. He has effectively managed the department for five years, with great care and concern for our students, faculty and staff."
Bagley joined Appalachian's faculty in 2010 and most recently served as Walker College's experiential learning faculty fellow, providing resources and helping her colleagues develop experiential learning components in the curriculum.
Bagley's research interests include behavioral auditing and accounting education. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.
About the Department of Accounting
The Department of Accounting has built a strong reputation for excellence in accounting education and is highly regarded by accounting employers in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast. Learn more at https://accounting.appstate.edu.