Faculty and Staff

Program Staff & Faculty

Chris Green, Program Chair of Appalachian Studies, Loyal Jones Appalachian Center and Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies.

Christopher Miller, Associate Director & Curator, Appalachian Center; College Curator, Berea College

Jason Howard, Editor, Appalachian Heritage

Heather Dent, Program Associate

Richard Childers, Appalachian Male Advocate and Mentor

Associated Faculty

Silas House, NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies

bell hooks, Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies

Chad Berry, Goode Professor of Appalachian Studies, Professor of History

Bobby Starnes,  Professor of General Studies

Jacinda Townsend , Appalachian Writer in Residence

Student Staff

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Morgan Hudson Mecham, Operations Manager, Morgan_Mecham@berea.edu

William E. Harris, Operations Assistant, William_Harris@berea.edu

Kyle Rector, Research and Writing Associate, Kayla_Rector@berea.edu

Emily Masters, Operations Assistant, Emily_Masters@berea.edu

Aero Erwin, Operations Assistant, Aeryton_Erwin@berea.edu

Magenta Palo, Curatorial Assistant, Magenta_Palo@berea.edu

Shaylan Clark, Operations Assistant, Shaylan_Clark@berea.edu