Faculty and Staff

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

Chris GreenDirector, Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies,  Department Chair of Appalachian Studies

  • APS 140: Appalachian Literature (ENG)
  • APS 229: Contemporary Issues in Appalachia
  • APS 253: Appalachian America (HIS)

Silas House, NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies, Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies

  • APS 140: Appalachian Literature (ENG)
  • APS 229: Contemporary Issues in Appalachia
  • ENG 124: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 282F: Creative Writing Workshop, Fiction

Jason Howard, Assistant Professor of Writing and Appalachian Studies

  • APS 121: Appalachian Cultures
  • ENG 124: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 282N: Creative Writing Workshop, Non-Fiction

Christopher A. Miller, Curator, Appalachian Artifacts Teaching Collection and Associate Director, Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

Bobby Starnes, Professor of Appalachian Studies and General Studies

  • APS 121: Appalachian Cultures
  • GSTR 110: Liberal Arts & Critical Thinking, Writing Seminar I
  • GSTR 410: Seminar in Contemporary Global Issues

Jacinda Townsend, Appalachian Writer in Residence

  • ENG 124: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 282F: Creative Writing Workshop, Fiction

Affiliated Faculty

Elizabeth DiSavinoAssistant Professor of Music

  • APS 224, Appalachian Music (MUS)

Peter H. Hackbert, Director, Entrepreneurship for the Public Good, Professor of General Studies

  • APS 286: Entrepreneurial Experience

Sarah Hall, Associate Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • APS 334: Appalachian Plants and People (ANR)

Lisa Kriner, Director of Visual Arts, Associate Professor of Art

  • APS 113: Appalachian Weaving

Shannon Phelps, Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance

    • APS 210: Appalachian Health (HHP)