Walker College welcomes new business faculty for Spring 2023

The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University announces the appointments of ten new faculty and staff members to begin the Spring 2023 semester.

Department of Accounting

Tim Walker


Tim Walker, CMA, joins the Department of Accounting as an adjunct faculty member. He serves as Director of Finance for Lab Schools and previously served as an adjunct lecturer at App State. Walker is a two-time App State alumnus, having earned a Master of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from the Walker College of Business, as well as a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can reach Walker by email, walkerta@appstate.edu.

Department of Computer Information Systems

The Department of Computer Information Systems welcomes three new team members, lecturer Scott Jensen and adjunct faculty members Fred Woolard and Gary Young.

Scott Jensen


Scott Jensen, CPA, will serve as CIS lecturer. Jensen is a Certified Public Accountant and holds BSBA and MBA degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and App State, respectively. You can reach Jensen by email, jensensl@appstate.edu.

Fred Woolard


Fred Woolard is an information technology manager for applications systems development and integration at the N.C. State Highway Patrol. Woolard is an App State alumnus, having earned an MS in Applied Data Analytics from the Walker College. You can reach Woolard by email, woolardfa@appstate.edu.

Gary Young


Gary Young joins the faculty at App State by way of Plotly, where he served as Executive Vice President. His research interests include data analytics, data science, AI and ML. Young earned his BSBA in Accounting from App State and holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. You can reach him by email, younggm3@appstate.edu.

Department of Finance, Banking & Insurance

Tori Humler 


Tori Humler recently joined the Department of Finance, Banking & Insurance as an administrative assistant. Humler can be reached by email, humlertm@appstate.edu.

Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management

Trent Arrowood


Trent Arrowood brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience to the faculty at App State, most recently serving as Senior Manager of Digital Strategy & Innovation for Altria Client Services. Arrowood holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Appalachian State University: a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management from the Walker College of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a concentration in American Politics from the College of Arts and Sciences. He earned his MBA from Duke University's The Fuqua School of Business. You can reach Arrowood by email, arrowoodtl@appstate.edu.

Maria Barringer


Maria Barringer comes to App State having served as Director of Supply Chain (and previously Director of Purchasing) for Speedball Art Products Company. Barringer holds BSBA and MBA degrees from Gardner Webb University. You can reach Barringer by email, barringerml@appstate.edu.

Business 2001

Laura Pell


Adjunct faculty member Laura Pell has served as an assistant director and career coach in App State's Career Development Center. She is a two-time App State alumna, having earned a BA in Elementary Education and an MA in Higher Education from the university. You can reach Pell by email, pelllr@appstate.edu.

Student Support Services

Mallory Garrison


Mallory Garrison joins the staff in the Walker College of Business' Academic Advising Office. She is a recent graduate of App State, having earned her Bachelors of Science in Fine Arts. Garrison will provide administrative support and serve as receptionist for the advising center. Garrison can be reached by email, garrisonml1@appstate.edu.

Zoe Huffines


Zoe Huffines serves as the Assistant Director of Business Career Services within the Walker College of Business. Before working in Business Career Services, Huffines worked as a recruiting ambassador for Watauga Residential College. She is passionate about student success, community development, and interdisciplinary studies. Huffines graduated from Appalachian State with a Bachelor's degree in management and minors in sustainable business and experiential, integrative learning. She is a former Women of Walker member, Walker Fellow, ACCESS scholar, and the first Lewis Scholar. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education. You can reach Huffines by email, huffineszj@appstate.edu.

The new faculty and staff members join a team of around 150 business faculty and staff members already in place.

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.

Walker College welcomes new business faculty for Spring 2023
Published: Jan 12, 2023 9:29am