Dr. Scott Hunsinger has been named chair for the Department of Computer Information Systems in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.
Dr. Hunsinger has served as interim chair in the department since February 2020.
In addition, Dr. Hunsinger’s leadership experience includes service as managing director of Appalachian’s Center for Analytics Research & Education and as dean of academic affairs and information technology in the NC Community College System, a role he held before joining Appalachian’s faculty.
“I appreciate the work Scott has done for the past year in his interim role, and I look forward to continuing to work with him as a member of the leadership team in the Walker College,” said Walker College Acting Dean Sandra Vannoy.
Dr. Hunsinger, who joined Appalachian’s faculty in 2004, has previously held the L.M. Baker Jr. Partners in Excellence Professorship and earned several awards for his teaching and service. Dr. Hunsinger is a two-time recipient of the college’s Sywassink Awards for Excellence, having received the teaching award in 2011 and the service award in 2015. He also received Appalachian’s W. H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion in 2012 a UNC Board of Governors Teaching Award in 2013.
Dr. Hunsinger earned his MBA and PhD in Information Technology from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
About the Walker College of Business
The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally. The college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs and real-world applications with industry. Enrolling approximately 3,000 undergraduates in 10 majors and 175 graduate students in three master's programs, the Walker College is accredited by AACSB International – the premier global accrediting body for schools of business. Learn more at https://business.appstate.edu.
About the Department of Computer Information Systems
Students majoring or minoring in the Computer Information Systems (BSBA) degree at Appalachian State University gain valuable professional skills and capabilities, enabling them to pursue a wide variety of technology-related careers. They learn to work with networks, databases, web sites and integrated systems. Learn more at cis.appstate.edu.