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Lancaster Honored for Promoting Academic Integrity

Dr. James Lancaster, an assistant professor at Appalachian State University, has received The Center for Academic Integrity’s Don McCabe Award for sustained work that contributes to understanding and promoting academic integrity.

Lancaster began teaching student affairs courses in Appalachian’s Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling this fall after a 28-year career at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. There, he was assistant dean of students, associate dean of students, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, and associate vice chancellor for student affairs. He also has held adjunct teaching positions at UNCG and at Appalachian.

The Center for Academic Integrity presents the Don McCabe Award to individuals with sustained work in research, teaching, or literature that contributes to understanding and improving academic integrity. It is the highest honor bestowed by CAI.

CAI is a consortium of more than 225 institutions, providing a forum to identify, affirm and promote the values of academic integrity among students, faculty, teachers and administrators. CAI is affiliated with the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.

Lancaster is an expert in student ethics development, and legal and ethical issues in student affairs. He has served on the boards of the Association for Student Judicial Affairs and the Center for Academic Integrity, and has been active in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Southern Association for College Student Affairs. He has been a frequent presenter at the organizations’ conferences and publisher in student affairs journals