Brenda Lee Wey, ED.D.



Dr. Richard D. Howe, “Brenda Lee Wey, ED.D.,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 28, 2024,

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Brenda Lee Wey, ED.D.


Appalachian State University
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Dr. Richard D. Howe




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Boone (N.C.)

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Professor Emerita

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Professor Emerita of Technology Brenda L. Wey (December 14, 1949-) was born in Boone, North Carolina, the youngest daughter of Dr. Herbert W. Wey, the third president/ chancellor of Appalachian State University. Wey received her B.S. degree in art education from East Carolina University in Greenville, in 1972. In 1973, she earned her M.A. degree in industrial arts and junior college teaching from Appalachian State University and, in 1983, she received her Ed.D. degree in industrial arts and technology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Wey's teaching career began in 1973 at Watauga High School, where she taught art. In 1975, Wey became an instructor of interdisciplinary studies at Appalachian State University; from 1979 to 1985, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Technology, teaching graduate as well as undergraduate courses. An associate professor from 1985 to 1989, Wey became a full professor in 1989. The university committees on which Wey served included the Graduate Council, the Graduate Scholarship Committee, the Graduate Certification Committee, the Computer for all Students Committee, the University Safety Committee, the Technology Committee, the Graduate Faculty Review Committee, the Graduate Faculty Task Force, the International Exchange Committee, the Faculty Senate, the Academic Policy Committee, the Committee of Faculty Welfare and Morale, the Campus Planning Committee, and the Career Planning and Placement Advisory Committee. Wey also served on a number of college and departmental committees. During her tenure at Appalachian State, Dr. Wey belonged to the following professional organizations: the International Technology Education Association, the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators, the Professional Photographers of America, the Council on Technology Teacher Education, Epsilon Pi Tau, and the Professional Photographers of North Carolina. Dr. Wey's professional responsibilities included being on the editorial board of TIES (Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship for Students), being a reviewer for Wadsworth Publishing Company; and being a referee for the Journal of Industrial Teacher Educators, and for the Research Committee of the Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE). Wey was also a member of the CTTE Yearbook Committee. Some of Wey's publications are: • Wey, B. "Technology Education in Prospect: Perceptions, Change and the Survival of the Profession." The Journal for Technology Studies (Spring, 1999). • Wey, B. L. and J. M. Estepp. "A collaborative approach for redefining a program." The Journal for Technology Studies (Fall 1999). • Wey, Hardin, and Xu (1999). Technology Department Graduate Handbook. Boone, North Carolina: Appalachian State University, 1999. Wey retired from Appalachian State University in June of 2003 and was approved for emerita status by the Board of Trustees in June of 2004. Sources: Appalachian State University, personal correspondence, and long association. -Dr. Richard D. Howe

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