Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Dr. Darrell P. Kruger began his tenure as provost and executive vice chancellor at Appalachian State University in July 2015. Dr. Kruger came to Appalachian from the University of New Orleans, where he was dean of the College of Education and Human Development.
Dr. Kruger holds a doctorate in geography from Louisiana State University. In addition to the University of New Orleans, he has held administrative and faculty posts at Illinois State University and been on the faculty at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Louisiana State University.
Dr. Kruger's historical geography research, publications and presentations focus on South Africa and the U.S., and his fellowship appointments include the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Institute for Educational Management (2012), the American Council on Education (2010-11) and the Fulbright Group Project Abroad, South Africa (2006). He has received numerous awards and recognitions, most recently from the National Geographic Society for more than 15 years of service in promoting grassroots geography education in K-16 in both Illinois and Louisiana.
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