Dr. Leonardo Flores named chair of Appalachian’s Department of English

The English department houses our English education program.

In July, Dr. Leonardo Flores will assume the position of chair for the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University.

Flores joins Appalachian from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM), where he has been interim director of English since 2017. Prior to this appointment, Flores served as associate dean of assessment and educational technologies at UPRM, a position he held for four years before accepting a yearlong Fulbright at the University of Bergen in Norway to focus on his work in digital culture.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Dr. Flores to his new role as the department chair of English. His administrative experience as well as his scholarly background will serve the department well,” said Dr. Neva J. Specht, dean of Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences.

A leading voice in digital humanities, Flores has earned accolades for his scholarly and creative achievements in the burgeoning fields of electronic literature and digital media criticism, including editing “Electronic Literature Collection, Vol. 3,” the world’s largest repository of literature written expressly for digital presentation and consumption.

Read the full story to learn more.

Dr. Leonardo Flores
Published: Apr 16, 2019 10:39am