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The Appalachian Studies Association was formed in 1977 by a group of scholars, teachers, and regional activists who believed that shared community has been and will continue to be important to those writing, researching, and teaching about Appalachia.

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The ASA is headquartered at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Mary Thomas, Executive Director, and Christopher Leadingham, Office Manager, can be reached via email at mthomas@marshall.edu and leadingham6@marshall.edu, respectively.

Telephone: (304) 696-2904
Fax: (304) 696-6221
Mailing Address:
    Appalachian Studies Association
    One John Marshall Drive
    Huntington, WV 25755

40th ASA Annual Conference

EXTREME Appalachia!

March 9-12, 2017

Virginia Tech,
Blacksburg, Virginia

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Academic Programs
in Appalachian Studies

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Graduate Programs in Appalachian Studies

Master of Arts Degree in Appalachian Studies
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Description: Three interdisciplinary concentrations: Appalachian Culture, Sustainability in Appalachia, or Appalachian Music: Roots and Influences (Link)

Graduate Certificate
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
(Link)

Graduate Minor
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
(Link)

Master of Arts in Appalachian Studies
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
(Link)

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
(Link)

Graduate Certificate
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
(Link)

Graduate Certificate
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
(Link)

Graduate Certificate
Radford University, Radford, VA
(Link)


Undergraduate Majors in Appalachian Studies

B.A. in Appalachian Studies
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
(Link)

Topical Major
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


Undergraduate Minors in Appalachian Studies

Appalachian Studies Minor
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
(Link)

Appalachian Studies Minor
Berea College, Berea, KY
(Link)

Appalachian Studies Minor
Concord University, Athens, WV
(Link)

Appalachian Studies Minor
Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, WV
Description: Students may design their own Appalachian Studies Minor through the Contract Degree Program. (Link)

Appalachian Studies Minor
Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA
(Link)

Minor in Appalachian Studies
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Description: Coordinated through EKU’s Center for Appalachian Studies. (Link)

Appalachian Studies Minor
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Description: Coordinated through the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services (CASS) (Link)

Appalachian Studies Minor
Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, NC
Description: Coordinated through the John B. Stephenson Center for Appalachian and Comparative Highland Studies (Link)

Regional Studies Minor
Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC
(Link)

Certificate Program in Appalachian Studies
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
(Link)

Minor in Appalachian Studies
Maryville College, Maryville, TN