The Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies Program is a vibrant community consisting of undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members. Representing a wide array of disciplines from colleges across the University, affiliates partner with Appalachian communities, conduct research, lead community engagement projects, and teach courses relating to the region.

To become an Appalachian Center affiliate, please complete the following form:

Appalachian Center Affiliation Application

To become a faculty affiliate for the Appalachian Studies Program please complete the following form:

Appalachian Studies Faculty Affiliation Application

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PhD Candidate, Graduate Instructor
poetry, Eco-poetry, Appalachian Studies, African American Literature
1306 Patterson Office Tower
ESA242's picture
Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate
Religion, Islam, Shi'ism, identity, nationalism, State, Iran and its Diaspora, West Asia (Middle East)
schein's picture
Professor of Geography
Cultural and historical geography, US Urban Landscapes, Land and Property, Race, Racialization, Racism, Methodology (archives, Landscape as method)
877 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 257-2119
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Professor of Behavioral Science
125 College of Medicine Office Bldg.
(859) 323-8175
soc247's picture
Associate Professor of Sociology, Phased retirement, 2020-2023
Appalachian Studies, Social Inequality and Stratification, Social Movements, Community and economic development
1557 Patterson Office Tower
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Peter P Bosomworth Professor
212D CPH
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Lecturer, Lewis Honors College
U124 Lewis Hall
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PhD, Lecturer, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Legal Geography, Political Ecology, Latin America, Appalachia
504 WP Garrigus
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Graduate Research Assistant, M.S. student
Ecological restoration, Mined land restoration, Forest ecology, Wetland Ecology
218 Thomas Poe Cooper Building
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Extension Field Programs
130 Robinson Road, Jackson, KY
(859) 351-7510
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Assistant Professor of Architecture
Community Engaged Design, climate justice, Abandoned Mine Lands, Supply Chains, Climate Resilient Design
117 Pence Hall
(859) 323-2747
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Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
211 Breckinridge Hall
(859) 257-7976
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Data Analyst with Partners for Education at Berea College, Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation - In Progress
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Associate Professor
N-122T Agricultural Science Center
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Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Research Director, P20 Motivation and Learning Lab
249 Dickey Hall
lkva222's picture
PhD Candidate- Higher Education and Policy Studies , Graduate Teaching Assistant- Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
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Associate Professor
H164 Chandler Hospital
kcvi225's picture
PhD student in Sociology
Rural Sociology, the US South, sociology of health and illness, rural health, sexual health
1549 Patterson Office Tower
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PhD Candidate Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Graduate Research Assistant
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Poetry and Poetics, Fiction, African American Cinema, Affrilachia, Diversity in Comics and Graphic Novels, Playwriting and Black Theater, Creative Writing
1237 Patterson Office Tower