Dr. Marie Hoepfl, professor and graduate program director for the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award.
The award is designed to recognize a faculty member who is engaged in the graduate education enterprise as an outstanding teacher, mentor and scholar.
“It means a great deal to me to be recognized in this way,” Hoepfl explained. “I've been involved with graduate education throughout my entire time at Appalachian, and have been our departmental graduate program director since 2003. Over the years I've had the privilege to work with many outstanding graduate students and it has been a joy to work with and mentor them.”
A faculty member since 1997, Hoepfl says the majority of Appalachian’s graduate programs are at the masters level and are an “excellent training ground for professional careers or for doctoral study.”
Hoepfl earned her B.S. in Industrial Education from Miami University and received her Master’s degree in Education Administration from West Virginia University. Her teaching specialties are research methods, technology and culture and evaluation and assessment. Hoepfl’s research interests include Sustainable Development and Technology Education and Program Evaluation and Assessment.
She will be honored at the upcoming Graduate Faculty and Student Awards Reception on Tuesday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. in the Parkway Ballroom.
By Caroline Lubinsky
About the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment
One of seven departments housed in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment at Appalachian State University features an integrated array of programs spanning the fields of sustainable design and technology. Its mission is to foster a strong and vibrant culture of inquiry, discovery and innovation that integrates theory with application, problem seeking with problem-solving, local issues with global perspectives and technological progress with environmental stewardship. It offers bachelor’s degrees in sustainable technology and building science, and a master’s degree in technology.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors