Mr. Bob Stec, a management lecturer in the Walker College of Business, has been named experiential learning faculty fellow at Appalachian State University, effective July 1.
The fellowship, previously occupied by Dr. Pennie Bagley who has since been named department chair in the college, is a partnership with Appalachian's Center for Academic Excellence (CAE). Mr. Stec, who joined Appalachian's faculty in 2015, will finish the original fellowship term.
Mr. Stec brings to the role more than 35 years of experience in management and company oversight. As faculty fellow, he will support business faculty members in developing experiential learning components in their curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities and provide programming and resources to advance experiential learning.
“I am pleased that Bob will serve as the Walker College’s experiential learning faculty fellow,” said Walker College of Business Dean Heather Norris. “It’s my hope that Bob’s particular experiences in change management and his drive to develop introspective business leaders will help us better incorporate experiential learning.”
The appointment ends June 2020 and is renewable. Mr. Stec will continue to teach in the Department of Management.
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.
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 nearly 3,000 undergraduates in 10 majors and nearly 175 graduate students, the Walker College is accredited by AACSB International – the premier global accrediting body for schools of business. Learn more online, business.appstate.edu.