About the Interim Dean

Marie HoepflAbout Marie Hoepfl

Dr. Marie Hoepfl serves as Interim Dean of the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies. From 2019-2021 she was Associate Dean of the Graduate School; in addition, she served as Acting Dean from January through September, 2021. Hoepfl, who joined Appalachian’s faculty in 1997 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2000 and professor in 2006, holds an Ed.D. in technology education and an M.A. in education administration from West Virginia University. She earned a B.S. in industrial education from Miami University of Ohio. Prior to joining the Graduate School, Hoepfl was graduate program director in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment (STBE), a role she held for 16 years. Hoepfl was assistant chair of the STBE department for seven years and interim department chair for one year. She chaired the Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures Committee from 2015 through 2019.

Hoepfl has achieved several awards throughout her career, including the School of Graduate Studies 2018–19 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award; the 2015 Outstanding Teaching Award conferred by Appalachian’s College of Fine and Applied Arts; and a 2017 Appalachian State University School/College Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded by the University of North Carolina University System. Hoepfl remains active within her disciplinary field. In 2020, she was recipient of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association Public Understanding of Technology and Engineering Education Award for her work as co-PI on the development of the K-12 Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy.