Patricia M. Gantt

Patricia M. Gantt is Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of English at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.  She is the editor of the five-volume Student’s Encyclopedia of Great American Writers. Her work on Appalachian writers has appeared in Iron Mountain Review, An American Vein: Critical Readings in Appalachian Literature, Her Words: Diverse Voices in Contemporary Appalachian Women’s Poetry, and Breaking Boundaries: New Perspectives on Regional Writing.

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Appalachia in the Classroom · Teaching the Region
Edited by Theresa L. Burriss and Patricia M. Gantt

Appalachia in the Classroom presents topics and teaching strategies for a twenty-first century dialogue about Appalachia that reflect the diversity found within the region. It offers a critical resource and a model for engaging place in various disciplines and at several different levels in a thoughtful and inspiring way.

“Designed to serve as a pedagogical tool for instructors at postsecondary institutions, this book provides how-to strategies for teaching the literature and culture of Appalachia to students who may or may not live in the area…. Summing Up: Highly recommended.”