Three Walker College professors to present during 2021 Appalachian Global Symposium

On Wednesday, November 17, Appalachian State University will host the ninth annual Appalachian Global Symposium, and three Walker College of Business professors are among the presenters.

  • Marketing professor Pia Albinsson will present at 10:00 a.m. with Spencer Ross on Swedish Citizen-Consumer Resistance to a Cashless Society.
  • Computer information systems professor Charlie (Chien-Hung) Chen will also present at 10:00 a.m. His talk is entitled: A Project-based SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Program to Develop Global Youth Leaders. 
  • Associate professor of marketing Lubna Nafees will present at 11:00 a.m. on Influencer Generated Content: Exploring Creation and Consumption during Covid-19: Uncertainties in India.

The Appalachian Global Symposium is one of the approaches that supports the University's Quality Enhancement Plan of "Global Learning: A World of Opportunities for Appalachian Students." Held each fall during the nationwide International Education Week, the 2021 symposium sessions will take place virtually.

About International Programs in the Walker College of Business

The Walker College of Business encourages students to study abroad and provides a variety of short-term international programs designed to develop international business skills and intercultural knowledge. These faculty-led programs have proven to be invaluable for many students. Scholarships are available. Fluency in a second language is not required and students can earn credit toward their degree. For more information on future opportunities, please contact Global & Civic Engagement Specialist Meredith Church Pipes,, or visit

Three professors to present during 2021 Appalachian Global Symposium
Published: Nov 14, 2021 8:55pm