About the Appalachian Center

The Appalachian Center contributes to the land grant mission of the University of Kentucky by fostering community-university partnerships in research, learning and engagement in Appalachia. Located  on UK's main campus, the Center is a space for students, faculty, staff and community members to join forces in learning about and educating others about this beautiful region that faces unique opportunities and challenges toward sustainable development in a globalized context.

The Appalachian Studies Program, like the Appalachian Center, has an active 40-year history at the University of Kentucky.  It is an interdisciplinary program based in the College of Arts and Sciences with participation by faculty and students from across the colleges at UK. For more information on courses, affiliates, and opportunities to take part in this program click HERE!

One of the unique opportunities associated with the center is the Graduate Appalachian Research Community (GARC), a very active graduate student research network. GARC hosts various Appalachia related events and meetings on and off campus and organizes an annual Symposium and Arts Showcase held right here in Lexington! Contact GARC President, Christopher Leadingham at christopher.leadingham@uky.edu or visit our GARC page for more information!

 

Mission

The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center contributes to the land grant mission of the University of Kentucky by fostering community-university partnerships in research, learning and engagement in Appalachia, a region faced with unique opportunities and challenges toward sustainable development in a globalized context.

Fall 2021 Newsletter, September 22, 2021

 

Recent Newsletters:

Fall 2021 Newsletter, September 22, 2021

 

Appalachian Center Staff

Kathryn Engle
Director, Appalachian Center 
 
Ann Kingsolver
Director, Appalachian Studies Program
 
Edward Lo
Teaching Assistant
 
Allen Fletcher
Teaching Assistant
 
 
 
Appalachian Center/Appalachian Studies Committees 
 
Awards Committee
Dwight Billings, Sociology Emeritus
Jennifer Cramer, Linguistics
Karen Rignall, Community & Leadership Development
 
Curriculum Committee
Jane Jensen
Matt Strandmark
Diane Loeffler
Lindsay Shade
 
To stay up to date on all Appalachian Center events and be added to our listserv, please email Kathryn Engle.

 

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