Ph. D., 1985, University of Florida; M.L.I.S., 1987, Florida State University
Dr. Hay developed and taught for many years one of the required courses for the Appalachian studies program, AS 5000, Bibliography and Research. Dr. Hay's publications include African American Community Studies From North America (1989), "Goin' Back to Sweet Memphis": Conversations with the Blues (2001), and "From Activist to Academic: An Evolutionary Model for the Bibliography of Appalachian Studies" (Journal of Appalachian Studies , 1997). Dr. Hay edited When Night Falls, Kric! Krac!: Haitian Folktales (1999), three issues of the Black Music Research Journal (2005) devoted to Appalachia, and co-edited Documenting Cultural Diversity in the Resurgent American South (1997), which was awarded the American Folklore Society's Brenda McCallum Memorial Prize. His scholarly interests include African Appalachia, ethnography, documentation and bibliography, and folklore.
Title: Professor; Librarian of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection; Anne Belk Distinguished Professor
Department: Belk Library and Information Commons
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Phone: (828) 262-2887