The current holder of our NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies is Appalachian author Silas House. House has held the chair since Fall of 2010. House is a celebrated author, gifted teacher, and popular speaker on regional issues.
Our NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies:
- Supports regional scholarship, especially within the Berea College faculty
- Exposes our students to variety of approaches to regional scholarship
- Provides for the inclusion of diverse topics in Appalachian Studies curriculum
Berea College created the chair in 2001 under a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Holders of the NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies include:
- 2010-present, Silas House, M.F.A.
- 2007-2010, William Turner, Ph.D., Sociology
- 2006-2007, Tammy Horn, Ph.D., Twentieth Century Literature
- 2005-2006, William Schumann, Ph.D., Anthropology
- 2004-2005, Joyce Miller, Ph.D., American Studies
- 2003-2004, Meta Mendel-Reyes, Ph.D., General Studies and Political Science
- 2002-2003, Jack Wright, M.A., Film Studies, visiting from Ohio University
- 2001-2002, James Yount, Ed.D., Technology Education;
Last updated September 2014