Dr Tracy A Appling

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Teaching Assistant Professor


Dr. Tracy Appling joined the SPIA faculty in July of 2008. She serves as SPIA’s External Relations and Internship Director, as well as a Teaching Assistant Professor. Serving as the Internship Director, Dr. Appling places students in positions in federal, state, local, and non-profit agencies. She teaches courses for the Leadership in the Public Sector on-line undergraduate degree program. Prior to this, Dr. Appling assisted the Division of Undergraduate Academic Programs at NC State as its Development Coordinator. She also spent five years working as the Coordinator of Student Development for NC State’s Cooperative Education Program.


  • Ed.D in Higher Education Administration from NC State University, 2000