A.J. Barghothi

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Dr. A.J. Barghothi holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina (2009).  A native of Boone, NC, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History (1995) and Master of Arts degree in Political Science (1997) from Appalachian State University.  A.J. researches American politics and political institutions at both the national and state levels, with an emphasis on two distinct lines of inquiry: The relationship between branches of government in terms of the separation of powers and the impact of candidate characteristics on election outcomes.  A.J.’s teaching interests focus on U.S. Constitutional Law and Judicial Politics.  In addition to teaching in FYS, A.J. teaches in the Dept. of Government and Justice Studies and also serves as an academic advisor in the Honors College.  Prior to coming to Appalachian, A.J. was on the faculty at the University of Wyoming, where he received the Wyoming Student Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty Award, which recognizes faculty members who are dedicated to student success and make significant impacts in students' lives. 

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The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Rick Klima
klimare@appstate.edu

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