Joe Quinn


B.A. in Psychology from Colgate University

M.A. in Geography from Appalachian State University

State of North Carolina Teaching License (Spanish, Math, Science)

Research and Teaching

Adjunct Instructor since 1999: currently teaching Asia (Fall) and North America (Spring)

Have taught Intro to Physical Geography and World Regional Geography several times   Research interests include historical transportation geography (especially railroads), the American West, and the pre-Columbian peoples of the Americas, with special interest in Vilcabamba, the last stronghold of the Inca.   I have a wonderful wife, Dale Harrington, who is the biology lab manager and instructor at Caldwell CC&TI - Watauga Campus. We have two “grown” children and a baby grandson. I enjoy alpine mountaineering – have climbed and explored in Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, and Costa Rica in Latin America, and in the Cascade and Teton Ranges of the U.S.  

Positions held:

  • Senior Instructor and Course Director, North Carolina Outward Bound School, 1979-1990
  • ASU Director of Outdoor Programs, 1990-2003
  • Teaching at Watauga High School since 2004
  • Translator and Interpreter (Spanish) for Watauga County Schools since 2005
  • AP Reader for Human Geography
Title: Adjunct Instructor
Department: Geography and Planning

Email address: Email me

Office address
Rankin Science West 286


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