Sarah Beth Hopton


Sarah Beth joined the Technical and Professional Writing program in the English Department at Appalachian State University in 2015. Her research focuses on digital humanities methodologies, stakeholder engagement, and scientific controversies like Agent Orange. She is a graduate of Mercy College's MA program in Literature and Lancaster University’s Creative Writing program, and holds a BA from Florida Southern College in Journalism. She was the 2000-2001 Rotary Ambassadorial scholar from district 6890. Prior to entering the academy, she was managing partner in a successful public affairs firm in Tampa ( and is an avid runner and nonfiction writer, with a forthcoming book about the British murderess Mary Pearcey published with Mango Books, UK.