Theresa L. Burriss

Theresa L. Burriss is the Chair of Appalachian Studies and Director of the Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center at Radford University, Virginia. She is the contributing senior editor of Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, and her publications on the Affrilachians have appeared in the journals Appalachian Heritage and Iron Mountain Review, as well as in the books An American Vein: Critical Readings in Appalachian Literature and Encyclopedia of African American Literature.

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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.”