Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Professor of English and Editor, Appalachian Journal -- an interdisciplinary, scholarly, quarterly publication documenting and exploring the history, politics, economics, culture, folklore, literature, music, and ecology of the Appalachian mountain region. Dr. Ballard is Professor of English at Appalachian State University, where she occasionally teaches a course in Appalachian literature. She has written introductions to Michigan State University’s new editions of five books by Harriette Arnow: Mountain Path, The Weedkiller’s Daughter , The Kentucky Trace: A Novel of the American Revolution, and Flowering of the Cumberland. She is co-editor of The Collected Short Stories of Harriette Simpson Arnow (Michigan State University Press). With Patricia Hudson, she co-edited the literary anthology Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia (University Press of Kentucky) and co-authored The Carolinas and Appalachian States in the Smithsonian Guide to Historic America series.
Title: Professor; Editor of Appalachian Journal
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Phone: (828) 262-4072