Dr. John E. Callahan served the department as a professor prior to his retirement in 2004. He specialized in economic geology but conducted extensive studies on the Queen Anne's Revenge, a ship tied to the notorious pirate Blackbeard late in his career. For many years, Dr. Callahan was the department's liaison with the College of Education and worked extensively to further the cause of teacher education at Appalachian.
- B.S., M.Ed. State University of New York
- M.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Ph.D. Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Title: Emeritus Professor: Economic Geology
Department: Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
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