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Abbate-Winkel, Dee.  1995.  “Voices, Mirrors, Names, and Dreams: A Case History of Participatory Management at Appalshop.”  Ed.D. diss., Northern Illinois University.  280 pp.

Abram, Susan Marie.  2009.  “‘Souls in the Treetops’: Cherokee War, Masculinity, and Community, 1760-1820.”  Ph.D. diss., Auburn University.  270 pp.

Adams, Kathy Lynne.  2001.  “The Making of Robots: Control and De-Skilling of Fourth-Grade Teachers in an Urban Appalachian School After the Implementation of the Ohio Proficiency Test.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  119 pp.

Adams, Sean Patrick.  1999.  “Old Dominions and Industrial Commonwealths: The Political Economy of Coal in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1810-1875.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin - Madison.  435 pp.

Addington, James R.  2011.  “Education and Development in Rural Appalachia: An Environmental Education Perspective.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  188 pp.

Adkins, Alfred Bradley.  2003.  “Reaping the Whirlwind: A Psychological and Cultural Study of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud” [W. Va., Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute and University.  99 pp.

Adkins, Tabetha.  2009.  “In the Wor(l)d but Not of It: Literacy Practices of an Amish Community in Southeast Ohio.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Louisville.  142 pp.

Agostini, Thomas Charles.  2002.  “‘Cousins in Arms’: Experience and the Formation of a British-American Identity among Regular and Provincial Soldiers during the Seven Years' War.”  Ph.D. diss., Lehigh University.  396 pp.

Ahn, Soeun.  1997.  “Economic Analysis of the Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Trout Fishing in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.”  Ph.D. diss., North Carolina State University.  137 pp.

Alagan, Ramakrishnan.  2007.  “Participatory GIS Approaches to Environmental Impact Assessment: A Case Study of the Appalachian Corridor H Transportation Project.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  227 pp.  Highway; W. Va., Va.; community involvement.

Albrecht, Matthew A.  2006.  “Reproductive Biology of Medicinal Woodland Herbs Indigenous to the Appalachians.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University. 138 pp.

Alessi, Joseph P.  2005.  “Settling America: Indians, Euroamericans, and the Establishment of Frontier Towns, 1600--1830” [Pa., N.Y., N.M., Or.].  Ph.D. diss., Saint Louis University.  394 pp.

Alexander, Danrick W.  2006.  “The Expected Value of Catastrophes in Underground Coal Mines, 1987-2001.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  238 pp.  “On average these catastrophes resulted in the loss of 57% of a mine’s annual production and cost $10 million plus $14 per lost ton.”

Alexander, John Murad.  1995.  “The Design of a Book: Ethnographic Form in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.”  Ph.D. diss., University of New York.  510 pp.

Algeo, Catherine Marie.  1998.  “Tobacco Farming in the Age of the Surgeon General’s Warning: The Cultural Ecology and Structuration of Burley Tobacco Production in Madison County, North Carolina.”  Ph.D. diss., Louisiana State University.  233 pp.

Allegretto, Kimberly O.  2007.  “Adopting Maize in the Eastern Woodlands of North America.”  Ph. D. diss., Brandeis University.  399 pp.  Between 170 and 0 B.C.; archaeology.

Allen, April Diane.  2004.  “The Social Importance of a Small-Town Theater: A Case Study of the Pulaski Theatre, Pulaski, Virginia” [1911 to present].  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  162 pp.

Allison, Tammy L.  2005.  “‘The Real College is within Us’: The Transformation of Women’s Higher Education in Tennessee from 1880 to 1925” [Maryville College, Tennessee College for Women, Ward-Belmont College, and Fisk University].  D.A. diss., Middle Tennessee State University.  306 pp.

Altman, Rebecca Gasior.  2008.  “Chemical Body Burden and Place-Based Struggles for Environmental Health and Justice (A Multi-Site Ethnography of Biomonitoring Science).”  Ph.D. diss., Brown University.  440 pp.  Communities in Appalachia, Maine, and Alaska use biomonitoring to characterize the presence of environmental chemicals in human tissue.

Amarasinghe, Anura Kumara.  2006.  “A Socioeconomic and Spatial Analysis of Obesity in West Virginia: Policy Implications.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  154 pp.

Amason, Jessica Hope.  2010.  “Seasonal Lives: Tourism and the Struggle for Place in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Arkansas.  233 pp.  “...focuses on the ways tourism industries perpetuate, re-shape, fragment, and even destroy a community’s ‘sense of place’.”

Ambrose, Nathan Robert.  2008.  “Overcoming Barriers to Student Achievement: A Case Analysis of High-Poverty Schools Becoming High-Performing Schools” [Ky.; two high schools].  Ed.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  242 pp.

Amonkar, Mayur Mohan.  1997.  “Matching Appalachians’ Preventive Services’ Utilization and Managed Care Strategies for Preventive Care” [underutilization of mammograms, breast physical exams, Pap smears, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  382 pp.

Andersen, Nancy Keever.  1999.  “Cooperation for Social Betterment: Missions and Progressives in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1894-1921.”  Ph.D. diss., Vanderbilt University.  284 pp.

Anderson, Bridget LeAnn.  2003.  “An Acoustic Study of Southeastern Michigan Appalachian and African-American Southern Migrant Vowel Systems” [linguistics; 6 African American and 6 Appalachian white Detroit females].  Ph.D. diss, University of Michigan.  211 pp.

Anderson, Cara Everett.  2004.  “Multicultural Initiatives at ACA Colleges” [Appalachian College Association].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  243 pp.

Andrews, Ashley Q.  2006. “‘A Certain Measure of Achievement’: Ellen Glasgow, Beyond the Story” [feminist narrative theory; Vein of Iron (1935)].  Ph.D. diss., University of Houston. 178 pp.

Anderson, Cynthia Diane.  1997.  “The Social Consequences of Economic Restructuring in the Textile Industry: Change in a Southern Mill Village” [Fieldcrest Cannon; Kannapolis, N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., North Carolina State University.  240 pp.

Anderson, Robert L.  2000.  “Voices of Steel: New Left and Worker Resistance to Steel Industry Restructuring, Western Pennsylvania, 1979-1986.”  Ph.D. diss., University of New Mexico.  420 pp.

Anderson, Robert Thomas.  2001.  “The Transformation of the Upper Ohio River Valley” [18th century].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  320 pp.

Andreescu, Viviana.  2000.  “Beyond Myth, Toward Reality: Homicidal Violence in Appalachia in the 1990s.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Louisville.

Anthony, Darlene M.  2003.  “Landscape Evolution and Cave Development Across the Appalachian Highlands in Response to Episodic Incision of the Cumberland River, Tennessee and Kentucky, United States.”   Ph.D. diss., Purdue University.  252 pp.

Applegate, Darlene Ann.  1997.  “Lithic Evidence of Prehistoric Rockshelter Use in Eastern Kentucky.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  342 pp.

Applegate House, Renae Ruth.  2008.  “Trinity of Consciousness: Body, Mind, Soul, and Female Identity in the Novels of Gail Godwin.”  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  318 pp.

Arnold, Andrew Bernard.  2002.  “Ordering Coal: Labor, Law, and Business in Central Pennsylvania, 1870--1900.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  387 pp.

Asbury, Robin Lynn.  2001.  “Pitfalls, Promises, and Potential: West Virginia Community Colleges, Economic Development, and Senate Bill 547.”  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  159 pp.

Ashendel, Anita J.  1997.  “‘She is the Man of the Concern’: Entrepreneurial Women in the Ohio Valley, 1790-1860" [Ky., Ohio, Ind.].  Ph.D. diss., Purdue University.  168 pp.

Ashurst, James Ray.  2002.  “Rural Grief: The Grief Experience in Union County, Georgia” [eight males and 30 females from four age groups; in response to death of family member].  Ph.D. diss., Walden University.  105 pp.

Atkinson, Leigh A.  2008.  “Factors Impacting Student Retention on the Regional Campuses and Centers of Ohio University.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  174 pp.

Aurand, Harold Wilson J., Jr.  1998.  “Regional Origin and Political Culture on the Upper Susquehanna Frontier, 1750-1800” [Pa.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota.  286 pp.

Avery, Patricia Jo Kinman.  2001.  “An Investigation of Music Education Rudiments in Selected American Tunebooks of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century: 1700 to 1900.”  D.M.A. diss., Shenandoah University.  239 pp.

Badgett, Paul R.  2009.  “The Most Evangelistic Kentucky Baptist Churches in Eastern Kentucky.”  D.Min. diss., Liberty University.  140 pp.

Bagchi, Bratendu.  2007.  “Computer Modeling of Tennessee Valley Authority’s Coal Based Power Plant at Kingston to Predict the Effluent to Emory River.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  222 pp.  [Editor’s note: on Dec. 22, 2008, TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant experienced a devastating coal fly ash slurry spill measuring 1 billion gallons].

Bailey, Brent.  1999.  “Social and Economic Impacts of Wild Harvested Products” [W. Va.; ginseng].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  111 pp.

Bailey, Heather L.  2010.  “Hillbilly Skits to Buford Sticks: Sustainable Heritage Tourism in Tennessee.”  Ph.D. diss., Middle Tennessee State University.  153 pp.

Bailey, Rebecca J.  2001.  “Matewan Before the Massacre: Politics, Coal, and the Roots of Conflict in Mingo County, 1793--1920” [W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss.,  West Virginia University.  556 pp.

Baker, Christopher Warren.  1995.  “The Small Town in the Global Economy: A Case Study of Development and Resistance in a Southern Appalachian Industrial Center” [Hamblen County, Tenn.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  324 pp.

Baker, Pamela L.  2003.  “The National Road and the Promise of Improvement, 1802-1850.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois at Chicago.  255 pp.

Ballew, David Edwin, Jr.  2000.  “The Popular Prejudices of Our People: Kinship, Community, and Male Honor in the Alabama-Mississippi Hill Country, 1820-1890.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Mississippi.  425 pp.

Banks, Mata J.  2006.  “In Pursuit of the Ed.D.: A Study of East Tennessee State University’s Doctors of Education, Who They Are and Why They Persisted.”  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  160 pp.

Barclay, Sonya Marie.  2008.  “Reading the Social Landscape: A Lexicon of Rural Class in Western Pennsylvania, 1790-1860” [Indiana Co.].  Ph.D. diss., Carnegie Mellon University.  488 pp.

Bardill, Jessica Dawn.  2011.  “Beyond Blood and Belonging: Alternarratives for a Global Citizenry.”  Ph.D. diss., Duke University.  269 pp.  “...the Cherokee Nation’s expulsion of Freedmen and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ new membership requirement of DNA testing, which demonstrate influences of a blood narrative upon policy and legislation.”

Barfield, Loretta May.  1994.  “Family Influence on Fertility, Migration, and Aging: Coping and Adaptation in the Blue Ridge Province of Appalachia: Floyd County, Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University.  220 pp.

Barksdale, Kevin T.  2005.  “‘Upon the Shoulders of Giants’: Deconstructing the Lost State of Franklin, 1784--2005” [Tenn.].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  300 pp.

Barnes, Jodi A.  2008.  “From Farms to Forests: The Material Life of an Appalachian Landscape” [Appalachian Trail, 1800 to present].  Ph.D. diss., American University.  261 pp.  Study of slavery, tenancy, and displacement based on lives of three individuals.

Barney, Sandra Lee.  1995.  “‘Accepting the Findings of Medical Science’: Gender, Class and the Political Economy of Health Care in Central Appalachia, 1880-1935” [Ky., W. Va., Va.].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  333 pp.

Barr, Daniel P.  2001.  “Contested Land: Competition and Conflict Along the Upper Ohio Frontier, 1744-1787.”  Ph.D. diss., Kent State University.  436 pp.

Barry, Joyce.  2004.  “Mountaineers Are Always Free? An Examination of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in West Virginia” [natural, economic, social and political impact].  Ph.D. diss., Bowling Green State University.  196 pp.

Bassett, Dorothy Elizabeth. 1995.  “Small Business Assistance Programs in Eastern Kentucky: Tailoring Services to Target Population Needs.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Pittsburgh.  147 pp.

Batch, Rachel Ann.  2000.  “Finding Stability in a Company Town: A Community Study of Slickville, Pennsylvania, 1916-1943” [immigrant families; coal mining; Westmoreland Co.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania.  386 pp.

Baumann, Robert William.  2003.  “Three Essays on the Appalachian Region” [white poverty: wage and employment gaps].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  123 pp.

Bays, Kimberly Ann.  2003.  “Beating the Odds: A Case Study of Post-Secondary Participation in Higher Education of Norton, Virginia High School Graduates.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Virginia.  183 pp.

Bean, Heather Ann Ackley.  1997.  “Fly Pretty Bird: An Appalachian Woman’s Theodicy” [Migrants; Songs; Bird Symbolism].  Ph.D. diss., Claremont Graduate University.  199 pp.

Beard-Moose, Christina Taylor.  2004.  “Public Indians, Private Cherokees: Indigenous Identity at the Intersection of Tourism, Acculturation, and Cultural Continuity” [ N.C.; Eastern Band of Cherokee].  Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa.  339 pp.

Beattie, Linda Elisabeth.  1997.  “Tracking the Muse: A Study of the Nature of Creativity in Texts and Contexts of Selected Contemporary Kentucky Writers”  [Jim Wayne Miller, Bobbie Ann Mason, Leon Driskell, James Baker Hall, Sena Jeter Naslund].  Ed.D. diss., Spalding University.  115 pp.

Beck, Lisa D.  2009.  “The Current State of Professional Development in Appalachia.”  Ed.D. diss., Marshall University.  181 pp.  Survey of 650 National Board Certified Teachers to gauge perceived receipt of high-quality professional development activities in light of No Child Left Behind legislation.

Beckner, Walton Thomas.  1994.  “Pulling Time in Appalachia: A Comparative Study of Prison Argot.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  298 pp.

Beeman, Robert P.  1996.  “The Pennsylvania Turnpike: An Historical Operating Technological Artifact” [includes cultural factors].  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  361 pp.

Beisswenger, Donald Andrew.  1997.  “Fiddling Way Out Yonder: Community and Style in the Fiddle Music of Melvin Wine"  [W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Memphis.  541 pp.

Bell, Shannon Elizabeth.  2010.  “Fighting King Coal: The Barriers to Grassroots Environmental Justice Movement Participation in Central Appalachia” [W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Oregon.  393 pp.  54 women interviewed.

Benhart, John Edward, Jr.  1995.  “Capitalism, Regional Development, and Place Formation: An Analysis of the Upper Tennessee River Valley, 1860-1900” [Roane and Louden Counties, Tenn.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  298 pp.

Bennett, Milledge Franklyn.  1999.  “Black Other: The Identities of Racially Mixed Native Americans in Northeastern Georgia” [Augusta, Ga.; tri-racial: Africans, American Indians, Europeans].  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Berkeley.  182 pp.

Bergmann, William H.  2005.  “Commerce and Arms: The Federal Government, Native Americans, and the Economy of the Old Northwest, 1783-1807” [Ky., Oh., Ind.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  247 pp.

Berkey, Jonathan M.  2003.  “War in the Borderland: The Civilians’ Civil War in Virginia’s Lower Shenandoah Valley” [Unionists and secessionists].  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  324 pp.

Berry, Chad Thomas.  1995.  “Social Highways: Southern White Migration to the Midwest, 1910-1990.”  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University.  434 pp.  Examines southern white migration to five states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Berry, Kenneth Wesley.  2000.  “Landscapes of Healing: The Sick Self and Ecological Communities in Recent American Prose” [incl. Wendell Berry, Cormac McCarthy].  Ph.D. diss., University of Mississippi.  197 pp.

Best, Ramona Goddard.  2002.  “Perceptions of the Educational Experiences of Students Educated Exclusively in K--12 Rural Unit Schools in East Tennessee.”  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  166 pp.

Bicknell, Teresa Adele.  2001.  “Faculty Perceptions of School Success in Four High-Achieving, High-Poverty Schools in Appalachian Tennessee.”  Ed.D. diss., Tennessee State University.  213 pp.

Bidgood, Lee Butler.  2011.  “‘America is all around here’: An Ethnography of Bluegrass Music in the Contemporary Czech Republic.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  277 pp.

Biles, Rebecca S.  2000.  “Regional Disparities in Welfare Reform: Appalachian Poverty and the Dilemmas of Public Policy” [welfare to work transition].  Ph.D. diss., University of Louisville.  210 pp.

Bingman, Mary Beth.  1995.  “Appalachian Women Learning in Community” [southwest Va.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  220 pp.

Binnicker, Margaret Duncan.  1999.  “Erwin, Tennessee: Transformation of Work and Place in an Appalachian Community, 1900-1960” [Unicoi Co.; railroad, pottery].  D.A. diss., Middle Tennessee State University.  349 pp.

Bjorgo, Kimberly Ann.  2006.  “Distributional ecology of fish in the Kanawha River, West Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  202 pp.

Black, Brian Clyde.  1996.  “Petrolia: The Landscape of Pennsylvania’s Oil Boom, 1859-1873”  [social and cultural impact].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kansas.  425 pp.

Blackwell, Deborah Lynn.  1998.  “The Ability ‘To Do Much Larger Work’: Gender and Reform in Appalachia, 1890-1935” [May Stone, Katherine Pettit, Eleanor Marsh Frost, Olive Dame Campbell, Mary Breckinridge].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  214 pp.

Blakeney, Anne Bacon.  2002.  “Power, Politics, and Reproduction: ‘Teenage’ Motherhood in a Rural Appalachian County.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  272 pp.

Blalock, Kay J.  1998.  “Shades of Green: Ethnic Diversity and Gender Considerations Among the Irish in a Southern Industrial Community, 1871-1921" [Birmingham, Ala.; mills, mines, political, cultural].  Ph.D. diss., University of Toledo.  259 pp.

Blanton, Anderson.  2011.  “Until the Stones Cry Out: Materialities of Faith and Technologies of the Holy Ghost in Southern Appalachia.”  Ph.D. diss., Columbia University.  295 pp.  “...this work explores the objects and technologies that provide the material underpinnings for Pentecostal performances of faith, prayer and the miraculous.”

Blevins, Brooks Robert.  1999.  “A Social History of the Arkansas Ozarks” [19th century to present].  Ph.D. diss., Auburn University.  451 pp.

Boback, John M.  2007.  “Indian Warfare, Household Competency, and the Settlement of the Western Virginia Frontier, 1749 to 1794.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  228 pp.

Boehm, Melissa L. H.  2011.  “‘From Harlem to Harlan County:’ Print Media’s Framing of Poverty in the Congressional Record between 1960 and 1964.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  213 pp.  “...explores the framing of poverty by politicians and news media in the United States during the critical discourse moment of the early 1960s” [War on Poverty].

Boggess, Carol B.  1995.  “Following River of Earth from Source to Destination: A Critical and Contextual Study of James Still's Appalachian Classic.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  252 pp.

Bohannon, Keith Shaw.  2001.  “The Northeast Georgia Mountains during the Secession Crisis and Civil War.”  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  264 pp.

Bonimy, Madlyn M.  2008.  “Residents Attitudes and Perceptions towards the Impact of Tourism on the Environment in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.”  Ph.D. diss., Tennessee State University.  220 pp.

Booker, Clyde G.  2005.  “Dying for a Job: African Americans, Industrial Hegemony, and the Hawk’s Nest Tunnel, 1930-1936” [W. Va.]. Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  282 pp.

Bosman, Marcellus Martin.  2000.  “Space, Power and Representation: The Case of ‘Team Toyota’ and the State of Kentucky” [Georgetown, Ky., assembly plant].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  361 pp.

Boulware, Tyler W.  2005.  “‘Rim of the Gap’: Negotiating Identity on the Southern Colonial Frontier” [S.C.; Cherokees and backcountry Euroamericans].  Ph.D. diss., University of South Carolina.  263 pp.

Boyd, Donald Cameron, Jr.  2009.  “The WPA Packhorse Library Program and the Social Utility of Literacy, 1883-1962.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Florida.  230 pp.

Boyd, Lawrence William.  1993.  “The Economics of the Coal Company  Town: Institutional Relationships, Monopsony, and  Distributional Conflicts in American Coal Towns.”  Ph.D. diss.,  West Virginia University.  167 pp.

Brackenridge, Keith William.  1999.  “Appalachian and Non-Appalachian School Districts in Ohio: A Comparative Study.”  Ph.D. diss., Miami University.  156 pp.

Bradbury, Barbara L.  2008.  “The Integration of First-Generation, First-Term College Students from Ohio Appalachia: A Multiple Case Study.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  235 pp.

Brammer, Charlotte Devon.  2002.  “Identifying Southern Dialect Influences on Business Student Writing.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Alabama.  166 pp.

Brandon, Jamie Chad.  2004.  “Van Winkle’s Mill: Mountain Modernity, Cultural Memory and Historical Archaeology in the Arkansas Ozarks.” Ph.D. diss., University of Texas at Austin.  344 pp.

Brandon, Stephen.  2003.  “Sacred Fire and Sovereign Rhetorics: Cherokee Literacy and Literature in the Cherokee and American Nations, 1760-1841.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  244 pp.

Bransford, Stephen Henry.  2008.  “Trying To Make It Real: The Documentary Imagination of American Roots Music” [1899-2003].  Ph.D. diss., Emory University.  373 pp.  Focuses on photographic work by a number of people including Doris Ulmann, Ben Shahn, Alan Lomax, John Cohen, and the Appalshop media collective.

Brashear, Charles Craig.  2000.  “Election Ground: Place, Markets, and Class in East Tennessee’s Second American Party System” [1837-1844].  Ph.D. diss., University of Georgia.  215 pp.

Brashears, Kathy McCollum.  2004.  “‘They Ain’t all Blueberries’: An Examination of the Teaching of Writing Practices in an Appalachian Elementary School” [Ky.].  Ed.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  232 pp.

Brauer, Benjamin T.  2008.  “Insights from the Field: Perceptions of In-Home Interventionists Working in Appalachian Maryland.”  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  219 pp.

Brennan, Mark Anthony.  2003.  “Community Agency: A Comparison of Rural Community Action in Ireland and Pennsylvania.”  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  235 pp.

Brescoach, Sharon Wills.  2006.  “The Coal Miner’s Daughter or the Governor’s Daughter? A Comparative Study of Media Coverage of Two Appalachian Women Politicians” [W. Va.; Charlotte Pritt (1996); Shelley Moore Capito (2000)].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  337 pp.

Bretthauer, Scott M.  2006.  “The Effects of Prescribed Burning by the National Park Service on Pine-Oak Forests Within Great Smoky Mountains National Park.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  258 pp.

Brewster, Thomas M.  2000.  “An Historical Coal Mining Community and Its School: Study of Pocahontas High School, 1908-1991” [Tazewell Co., Va.].  Ed.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  164 pp.

Briggs, Michael.  2010.  “On the Outside Looking in: A Qualitative Study of Southern Appalachian First-Generation Students Perceptions of Higher Education.” Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  245 pp.  Eleven students interviewed.

Bringardner, Charles Albert.  2007.  “Popular Entertainment and Constructions of Southern Identity: How Burlesques, Medicine Shows, and Musical Theatre Made Meaning and Money in the South, 1854-1980” [including Medicine Shows in rural Appalachia in the 1920s and 30s].  Ph.D. diss.,  University of Texas at Austin.  225 pp.

Brock, David Alan.  1996.  “A Foundation for Defining Southern Shape-Note Folk Hymnody from 1800 to 1859 as a Learned Compositional Style.”  Ph.D. diss., Clarement Graduate School.  220 pp.

Brock-Fowler, Tammy Kay.  2001.  “Alternative Education in West Virginia: Perceptions of Programs, Leadership and Success.”  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  115 pp.

Brost, Molly.  2008.  “Mining the Past: Performing Authenticity in the Country Music Biopic.” Ph.D. diss., Bowling Green State University.  135 pp.  Considers female characters in four movies: Coal Miner’s Daughter;  Sweet DreamsWalk the Line; and  Shut Up and Sing.

Brown, James Arnold.  2007.  “The Clyde A. Erwin High School Mascot Controversy.”  Ed.D. diss., Western Carolina University.  254 pp.  Derogatory meaning of “Squaws”; Asheville and Cherokee, N.C.

Brown, Malcolm B.  1997.  “‘Is It Not Our Land?’: An Ethnohistory of the Susquehanna-Ohio Indian Alliance, 1701-1754.”  Ph.D. diss., Oklahoma State University.  368 pp.

Brown, Margaret Lynn.  1995.  “Smoky Mountains Story: Human Values and Environmental Transformation in a Southern Bioregion, 1900-1950.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  258 pp.

Brown, Ruth Payne.  2005.  “The Transition of a Historically Black College to a Predominantly White Institution” [Bluefield State College, W. Va.]. Ed.D. diss., University of Maryland.  182 pp.

Brown, Ryan A.  2006.  “Getting a Life in Rural America: Life Course Models, Derailment, and Resilience Among Cherokee and Anglo Emerging Adults” [Great Smoky Mountains Study].  Ph.D. diss., Emory University.  525 pp.

Brumfield, Susan Hendrix.  2000.  “Jean Ritchie’s ‘Field Trip--Scotland’: An Examination of Unpublished Field Recordings Collected in Scotland, 1952-1953” [transcriptions of 15 songs].  Ph.D. diss., University of Oklahoma.  291 pp.

Bryant, Angelia Shaw.  2000.  “Relationship Between Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Gender-Equity Perceptions: A Study of the Appalachian Region of Kentucky.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Louisville.  151 pp.

Bryant, Angelia Shaw.  2000.  “Relationship Between Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Gender-Equity Perceptions: A Study of the Appalachian Region of Kentucky.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Louisville.  151 pp.

Bryson, Heather.  2011.  “To Give Racism the Face of the Ignorant: Race, Class, and White Manhood in Birmingham, Alabama, 1937-1970.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Florida.  235 pp.  “...examines how white men...responded to the black freedom struggle across the middle of the twentieth century.”

Bryson, J. Scott.  1999.  “Place, Space, and Contemporary Ecological Poetry: Wendell Berry, Joy Harjo, and Mary Oliver.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  212 pp.

Buchanan, Linda Rose.  1997.  “Not Harvard, Not Holyoke, Not Howard: A Study of the Life and Death of Three Small Colleges” [Bowdon College, Ga.; Mary Sharp College, Tenn.; Simmons University, Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., Georgia State University.  414 pp.

Buckley, Geoffrey Littlefield.  1997.  “Tapping the Big Vein: Coal Mining and Environmental Alteration in Maryland’s Appalachian Region, 1789-1906" [George’s Creek Valley; Allegany Co.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland.  291 pp.

Buhite, Leslie Allen.  2007.  “The Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting and the Chautauqua Institution.” Ph. D. diss., Florida State University.  260 pp.  Considers evolution from camp meetings and holiness meetings.

Bukenya, James Obadiah.  2001.  “An Analysis of Quality of Life, Income Distribution and Rural Development in West Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  283 pp.

Bundrick, Christopher.  2006.  “Region, Narration and National Authority: Genre and Resistance in Turn-of-the Century Southern Regionalism” [as a literary form: George Washington Harris, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, Mary Murfree, Thomas Nelson Page, Charles Waddell Chesnutt].  Ph.D. diss., University of Mississippi.  196 pp.  “In the second chapter, I concentrate on Mary Murfree’s short story collection, In the Tennessee Mountains, and her first novel, The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains, focusing on the way Murfree’s brand of regionalism seems to address the social regionalization of women and their subsequent isolation from the structures of power and authority.”

Bundy, Rosemary Gray.  1997  “Identity Development and Student Involvement of African-American Undergraduate Students at Historically White Colleges and Universities in Southern Appalachia.”  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  208 pp.

Burch, John Russell.  2005. “The Dammed: Imagining the American Dream in Appalachian Kentucky” [Owsley County].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  236 pp.

Burgraff, Donna L.  1995.  “A Social/Cultural Perspective of the Development of Southern West Virginia Community College.”  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  183 pp.

Burke, Dawne Raines.  2004.  “Storer College: A Hope for Redemption in the Shadow of Slavery, 1865-1955” [Harpers Ferry, W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  477 pp.

Burkes, Constance Mae.  1995.  “The Adjustment Problems of African-American Undergraduate Students Studying at West Virginia University.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  337 pp.

Burkette, Allison Paige.  2001.  “An Examination of Language Variation in a Small Blue Ridge Community” [western N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Georgia.  181 pp.

Burkley, Margaret Nola.  1998.  “Floyd County, Georgia, During the Civil War Era.”  Ph.D. diss., Florida State University.  450 pp.

Burks, Jarrod D.  2004.  “Identifying Household Cluster and Refuse Disposal Patterns at the Strait Site: A Third Century A.D. Nucleated Settlement in the Middle Ohio River Valley.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  335 pp.

Burns, John Conor.  2006.  “Networking Ohio Valley Archaeology in the Nineteenth Century.”   Ph.D. diss., University of Toronto.  382 pp.

Burns, Sean.  2008.  “Vernacular Strut: The Intellectual and Activist Legacy of Archie Green.”  Ph.D. diss.,  University of California, Santa Cruz.  242 pp.

Burriss, Theresa Lynne. 2005.  “A Voice of their Own: The Affrilachian Writers” [Frank X. Walker, Nikky Finney, Crystal Wilkinson].  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute and University.  146 pp.

Bush, Carletta A.  2006.  “Faith, Power, and Conflict: Miner Preachers and the United Mine Workers of America in the Harlan County Mine Wars, 1931-1939.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  253 pp.

Byerly, Victoria Morris.  1994. “What Shall a Poet Sing? The Living Struggle of the Southern Poet and Revolutionary Don West.”  Ph.D. diss., Boston College.  385 pp.

Cahill, Kevin John.  1999.  “Fertilizing the Weeds: The New Deal’s Rural Poverty Program in West Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  269 pp.

Callahan, Richard Joseph, Jr.  2002.  “Working with Religion: Industrialization and Resistance in the Eastern Kentucky Coal Fields, 1910-1932.”  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Santa Barbara.  262 pp.

Callaway, Patricia Birch.  2008.  “‘Don’t you fall’: Resiient [sic] and Academically Successful African Americans’ Literacy and Family Involvement Practices.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  347 pp.  Case study; oral history methods; African American siblings in an Appalachian mining community, 1940s to 1970s.

Cameron, Andrew Elliot.  1998.  “A Real Options Model for the Evaluation of Telemedicine” [West Virginia Mountaineer Doctor TeleVision].  Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan. 165 pp.

Cameron, Mary E.  2001.  “The Land Developer's Disputed Frontier: A Geographical Interpretation of Northwestern Pennsylvania Settlement, 1790--1820” [Erie and Crawford Cos.].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  241 pp.

Camp, Joe Hardin, Jr.  2002.  “Birch Rod to Arsenal: A Study of the Naval Ordnance Plant at South Charleston, West Virginia and the Search for a Government Industrial Policy” [Kanawha Valley; Franklin D. Roosevelt].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  233 pp.

Campbell, Diana Kaye.  1999.  “‘Mutual Answerability’: Aesthetics, Ethics, Transgredients from Mikhail Bakhtin to Lee Smith to Leslie Marmon Silko” [Lee Smith’s 1992 novel Devil’s Dream].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  254 pp.

Campbell, Patricia R.  2006.  “Portraits of Gastonia: 1930’s Maternal Activism and the Protest Novel” [based on the 1929 strike at the Loray Mill in Gastonia, N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Florida.  166 pp.  Novels include Mary Heaton Vorse’s Strike! (1930), Grace Lumpkin’s To Make My Bread (1932), Dorothy Myra Page’s The Gathering Storm: A Story of the Black Belt (1932), Olive Tilford Dargan’s Call Home the Heart (1932).

Campbell, Roberta Marilyn.  1994.  “Appalachian Experience and Appalachian Self-Concept: Toward a Critical Theory of Regional Identity.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  279 pp.

Campbell, Wendy Sellers.  2004.  “From Mexico to South Carolina: The Journey of Undocumented Women.” Ph.D. diss., University of South Carolina.  164 pp.

Campbell, William J.  2008.  “Land and Diplomacy on the Fringes of Empire: Indians, Agents, Speculators, and the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix.”  Ph.D. diss., McMaster University (Canada).  183 pp.

Campet, Fidel Makoto.  2011.  “Housing in Black Pittsburgh: Community Struggles and the State, 1916-1973.”  Ph.D. diss., Carnegie Mellon University.  493 pp.

Canada, Joe L.  2006.  “African American Public School Principals in East Tennessee: Motivation for Leadership.”  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  96 pp.

Canaday, Andrew McNeill.  2011.  “Southern Liberalism and its Limits: Religion, Race, and Appalachian Reform in the Life of Willis Duke Weatherford, 1875-1970.”  Ph.D. diss., Rice University.  366 pp.  “Weatherford’s southern background, the financial constraints he faced as director of several institutions, the climate of white supremacy in the South, and his religious focus limited how far he pushed for social justice.” “In the last twenty-five years of his life he primarily addressed Appalachian poverty and this region’s religious life.”

Carlson, Richard Allen, Jr.  2003.  “‘Who’s your people?’: Cumulative Identity among the Salyersville Indian Population of Kentucky’s Appalachia and the Midwest Muckfields, 1677-2000.”  Ph.D. diss., Michigan State University.  711 pp.

Carney, Virginia Moore.  2000.  “A Testament to Tenacity: Cultural Persistence in the Letters and Speeches of Eastern Band Cherokee Women.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  313 pp.

Carr, Philip James.  1995.  “Hunter-Gatherers, Mobility, and Technological Organization: The Early Archaic of East Tennessee.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  263 pp.

Carr-Lambert, Marsha. 2005.  “State Takeover Sustainability of a Public School District in West Virginia” [Logan Co.].  D.M. diss., University of Phoenix.  206 pp.

Carson, James Taylor.  1996.  “Searching for the Bright Path: The Mississippi Choctaws from Prehistory to Removal.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  382 pp.

Carter, Debra L.  2006.  “Providing Inclusive Classroom Environments at a Small Liberal Arts College” [University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Southwest Va.; student perceptions of teacher behaviors surveyed; effects on students’ persistence, retention, self-confidence, and graduation rates].  Ed.D. diss., University of Virginia.  133 pp.

Carter-Schwendler, Karen Lea.  1995.  “Traditional Background, Contemporary Context: The Music and Activities of Jean Ritchie to 1977.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  374 pp.

Cash, Wiley.  2008.  “The Rain Barrel: The Interstices of Race, Class, and Religion in North Carolina.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  228 pp.  Charles W. Chesnutt and Thomas Wolfe; Asheville, N.C.; charismatic Pentecostalism and folk tradition.

Casner, Nicholas A.  1994.  “Acid Water: A History of Coal Mine  Pollution in Western Pennsylvania, 1880-1950.”  Ph.D. diss,  Carnegie Mellon University.  297 pp.

Castelow, Teri L.  2005.  “‘Behold Me and this Great Babylon I have Built’: The Life and Work of Sophia Sawyer, 19th Century Missionary and Teacher among the Cherokees” [1792-1853; Tenn., Ga., Ark.].  Ph.D. diss., Florida State University.  149 pp.

Chambers, Ian David.  2006.  “Space, The Final Frontier?: Spatial Understandings in the 18th-Century American Southeast” [British and Cherokee].  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Riverside.  310 pp.

Chambers, Thomas A.  1999.  “Fashionable Dis-Ease: Promoting Health and Leisure at Saratoga Springs, New York and the Virginia Springs, 1790-1860.”  Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary.  413 pp.

Chaney, Ryan.  2008.  “Signing Sounds of the South: Representing Culture and Performing Heritage in Appalachian Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., Columbia University.  242 pp.  Case study of heritage tourism, particularly in the form of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail  (Blue Ridge Plateau, New River Valley, and Southwest Virginia).

Charbonneau, Stephen Michael.  2007.  “Screen Angst: Young Auto-Ethnographies and Alterity in American Documentary.”  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Los Angeles.  317 pp.  Considers five community media organizations and productions including Appalshop (Whitesburg, Ky.), and In Ya Blood (1971).

Che, Deborah Lisa.  2000.  “Tourism, Timber, and Manufacturing: Rural Restructuring, Commodification, and Institutional Relationships in Forest County, Pennsylvania” [Allegheny National Forest].  Ph.D. diss., Clark University.  318 pp.

Chhabra, Deepak.  2001.  “Heritage Tourism: An Analysis of Perceived Authenticity and Economic Impact of the Scottish Highland Games in North Carolina” [Grandfather Mountain; Flora Macdonald].  Ph.D. diss., North Carolina State University.  187 pp.

Chilenski, Sarah Meyer.  2006.  “Community Risks and Resources in Rural America: What Matters?” [study sample includes 28 sites in Penna. and Iowa].  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  263 pp.

Churchill, Mary Cecilia.  1997.  “Walking the ‘White Path’: Toward a Cherokee-Centric Hermeneutic for Interpreting Cherokee Literature” [women’s literature].  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Santa Barbara.  291 pp.

Clark, Renia H.  2011.  “Teacher Research and Leadership the ‘Write’ Way: The Appalachian Writing Project’s Impact in Rural Virginia.”  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  144 pp.  Southwest Virginia; 2001-2010.

Clawson, Laura.  2007.  “‘I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah’: Community, Spirituality, and Tradition among Sacred Harp Singers.”  Ph.D. diss., Princeton University.  239 pp.  Examines four communities of singers: Sand Mountain, Ala. and West Ga. in the South, and Chicago and Minneapolis-St. Paul in the North.

Clay, Leslie.  2005.  “The Clergy’s Response to Domestic Violence” [focus groups: 18 clergy, Greater Kanawha Valley, W. Va.].  D.Min. diss., United Theological Seminary.  277 pp.

Cleveland, Roger Craig.  1998.  “Through Black Eyes: Perceived Key Factors that Affect the Academic Success of African American Students of Appalachian Descent.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  155 pp.

Clifton, Amanda Keedy.  1996.  “Mission Women in the Southeast and on the Southern Plains, 1817-1861” [Mt. Holyoke; Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Osage].  Ph.D. diss., University of Memphis.  218 pp.

Coburn, Merry J.  2006.  “Walking Home: Women’s Transformative Experiences in the Wilderness of the Appalachian Trail” [12 mid-life women who walked over 2,000 miles].  Ph.D. diss., Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.  274 pp.

Cockley, David Edward.  1996.  “The Effect of Subsidized Primary Care Centers on Avoidable Hospitalizations in West Virginia Communities During 1988-1992” [57 centers surveyed].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  101 pp.

Cockley, Suzanne K.  2003.  “School and Community on Their Minds: Appalachian Perspectives on Education” [attitudes toward leadership and familial structure of schools].  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  148 pp.

Cole, Daniel.  2007.  “Indian Questions: Native American Writing in Response to Removal.”  Ph.D. diss., Fordham University.  199 pp.

Coleman, Phillip D.  2007.  “What Are the Perceived Economic Effects to the Communities When Broadband Internet Is Available in Three Small Kentucky Cities?”   D.Ed. diss., Ball State University.  195 pp.

Colley, Sharon Elizabeth.  2002.  “‘Getting Above Your Raising’: The Role of Social Class and Status in the Fiction of Lee Smith” [Max Weber, Pierre Bourdieu, Richard Peterson].  Ph.D. diss., Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.  352 pp.

Collins, Lisa Phelps.  2008.  “Venturing Out: Students at Eastern Kentucky State Normal School, 1910-1924” [Richmond, Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  190 pp.

Combs, Jason E.  2006.  “Dwellers of the Deep Hollow: An Existential-Phenomenological Exploration of Integration, Fragmentation, and Communication in a Central Appalachian Family” [outmigration].  Ph.D. diss., Purdue University.  375 pp.

Concotelli, James Anthony.  1996.  “The Influence of Culture on Participation in Nutrition Programs: A Case Study of Rural Appalachian Elderly.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  114 pp.

Conrad, William Charles.  2008.  “Development in Extractive Communities: Ridgway and St. Marys, Pennsylvania, 1850-1914.”  Ph.D. diss.,  University of Pittsburgh.  212 pp.  Successful shift from a coal and timber economy to one based on manufacturing.

Cook, Jeffery Blane.  1998.  “The Ambassador of Development: Aretas Brooks Fleming, West Virginia’s Political Entrepreneur, 1839-1923” [governor (1890-93), coal magnate, business investor].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  402 pp.

Cook, Samuel Robert.  1997.  “Monacans and Mountaineers: A Comparative Study of Colonialism and Dependency in Southern Appalachia” [Amherst Co., Va., and Wyoming Co., W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Arizona.  429 pp.

Coon, Michael Dennard.  2004. “Mists of the Mountains: The Contributions of a Mountain Woman, Louisa Smith (Lula) Vollmer, Playwright” [1885-1955; American folk drama].  Ph.D. diss., Bowling Green State University.  231 pp.

Cooper, Lydia R.  2008.  “Cormac McCarthy’s Heroes: Narrative Perspective and Morality in McCarthy’s Novels.”  Ph.D. diss., Baylor University.  228 pp.

Copeland, Thomas Wayne.  2011.  “Good Neighbors: Agents of Change in the New Rural South, 1900 to 1940.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Mississippi.  241 pp.  “...an intimate portrait of rural people who lived in the hill counties of northeast Mississippi and southwest Arkansas....Howard County, Arkansas and Union County, Mississippi serve as the representative counties.”  Also examines race relations, “how rural women developed mutual support networks and....the important work of agricultural extension agents.”

Cordery, Renee Helene.  1999.  “Addressing Issues of Domestic Violence Among Urban Appalachian Women and Their Families.”  Psy.D. diss., Wright State University.  45 pp.

Corey, Jean Thompson.  2000.  “The Gendering of Literacies: The Reading and Writing Practices of Adolescent Girls in Rural Appalachia.”  D.A. diss., Middle Tennessee University.  132 pp.

Corley, Elizabeth Ann.  2002.  “Public Values and Spatio-Temporal Scales of Logging: A Case Study of Citizens and Experts in the Chattahoochee National Forest” [Ga.].  Ph.D. diss., Georgia Institute of Technology.  273 pp.

Cox, John Jobe.  2003.  “Community Dynamics among Reintroduced Elk, White-tailed Deer, and Coyote in Southeastern Kentucky” [1997-2001; Redbird Wildlife Management Area, Daniel Boone National Forest].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  292 pp.

Crawford, Carol D.  2006.  “The Relationship of Missional Outreach to United Methodist Church Growth in the Central Appalachian Region, 1990-2005.”  D.Min. diss., Asbury Theological Seminary.  126 pp.

Creamer, Kimberly.  2004.  “Integration, Adaptation, and Change: An Ethno-History of Reading Instructional Methods at a Rural Primary School” [20 years; mountain community].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  102 pp.

Crescenzo, Michele.  2005. “Reading Women Reading: Literacy and Consciousness in Four American Novels” [Frances Newman, Ann Petry, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Jessie Redmon Fauset]. Ph.D. diss., Emory University.  172 pp.

Crouch, Eric A.  2003.  “A Rural Perspective: A Study of the Utilization of Workforce Development in Selected Small Businesses in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania in 2002.”  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  233 pp.

Crutchfield, Lisa Laurel.  2007.  “‘Indispensably Necessary’: Cultural Brokers on the Georgia Frontier, 1733-1765.”  Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary.  353 pp.  Europeans, Indians, and Africans.

Cugliari, Christine Wetherholt. 2005.  “A Post-Positivist Qualitative Study of Philanthropic Donors to Appalachian Ohio.” Ph.D. diss., The Ohio State University.  138 pp.

Cumfer, Cynthia Dee.  2001. “‘The Idea of Mankind is So Various’: An Intellectual History of Tennessee, 1768--1810”  [“explores the ideas and cultural assumptions of the Cherokee and the white and black borderers who met”].  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Los Angeles.  632 pp.

Cumming, Gabriel Benjamin.  2007.  “Explorations in Discursive Ecology Addressing Landscape Change with Rural North Carolinians” [Macon Co. and Charlotte region].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  472 pp.  “The rapid spread of suburban...threatening the ecological and cultural heritage of numerous rural communities.”

Cummins, Linda K. 1996.  “In and Out Homelessness and ‘Making It on My Own’: A Qualitative Study of Rural Women” [Ohio].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  360 pp.

Cummisk, Gary Thomas.  1995.  “Appalachian Springs: Nature Writing and Environmental Views of the Southern Mountains.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Oregon.  275 pp.

Currie, Rebecca J.  1999.  “Identification of Ecosystem Stressors in Developing an Enhancement Plan for the Leading Creek Watershed, Meigs County, Ohio”  [1993, acid mine water flood, Southern Ohio coal company]. Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  233 pp.

Cushman, James E.  1978.  “Beyond Survival (The Reemergence of the Small Church as the Center of Community in Rural West Virginia).”  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute and University.  316 pp.

Dabbs, Jennifer Mae.  1994.  “Women and Men in Central Appalachia: A Qualitative Study of Marital Power.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Texas.  355 pp.

Daily, Mark Alan.  1999.  “Cultural Models of Forests and Ecological Change on the Appalachian Plateau, 1750-1840” [W. Va.; Pa.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Georgia.  305 pp.

Dalbey, Matthew.  1999.  “Regional Vision versus Metropolitan Reality: Putting the Parkway in the Region, 1921-1936” [Skyline Drive, Va., and Green Mountain Parkway, Vt.].  Ph.D. diss., Columbia University.  352 pp.

Damalas, Andreas P.  2005.  “Landscape Ecology of Birds on Mount Leconte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.”  Ph.D. diss., Old Dominion University.  358 pp.

Daniel, M. Jane.  1997.  “A Case Study of Barriers to Adult Undergraduate Education As Perceived by Degree-Seeking Adults Enrolled at the University of Rio Grande” [Gallia Co., O.].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  157 pp.

Daniels, Anthony Hawthorne.  1997.  “Empowering the African-American Church in Appalachia with a Focus on Youth and Alternative Funding” [Pulaski, Va.].  D.Min. diss., United Theological Seminary.  159 pp.

Daoudi, Mohammad Jamal.  2005.  “Bridge Building between Christianity (St. John Episcopal Church) and Islam (the Islamic Association of West Virginia).”  D.Min. diss., United Theological Seminary.  161 pp.

Darling, Ruth Ann.  1999.  “The Experience of Rural, Southern Appalachian, First-Generation College Students at a University: A Narrative Study” [eight student interviewees].  Ed.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  246 pp.

Davis, Donald Edward.  1993.  “Where There Be Mountains: Environmental and Cultural Change in the Appalachian South.”   Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.

Davis, Jeffrey Alan.  1997.  “The Democratic-Republican Societies of Pennsylvania, 1793-1796" [frontier leadership; Whiskey Rebellion].  Ph.D. diss., Washington State University.  244 pp.

Davis, Luise Kalberkamp.  1995.  “Wetlands Protection and Surface Mining in Pennsylvania: Effectiveness of the Permitting Program, 1980-1992.”  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  139 pp.

Davis, Paul Gordon.  2006.  “The Historical and Musical Correlation of  The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion with Donald Grantham’s Southern Harmony” [1835; shaped-note music tradition examined].  D.M.A. diss.,  University of Texas.  125 pp.

Day, Douglas Turner, IV.  1994.  “In the World of My Ancestors: The  Olive Dame Campbell Collection of Appalachian Folk Song, 1908-1916.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania.  462 pp.

Day, James Sanders.  2002.  “‘Diamonds in the Rough’: A History of Alabama’s Cahaba Coal Field” [1840s-1950s].  Ph.D. diss., Auburn University.  301 pp.

De Sousa-Brown, Semoa Costa Batista.  2008.  “County-Level Analysis of Small Business and Entrepreneurship in West Virginia: Impact on Rural Economic Growth.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  212 pp.

Deakins, Mark Alan.  1999.  “Appalachian Music, the Kentucky Education Reform Act, and Jesse Stuart: Preserving a Musical Heritage” [music in secondary school curricula].  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute.  456 pp.

Dean, Rebecca Kay.  1998.  “I’ll Meet You in the Air: A Cultural Study of Appalachian Pentecostal Radio Preaching.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Pittsburgh.  349 pp.

Deardorff, Karen Sickels.  2009.  “Catalytic Innovations in Appalachia Ohio Health Care: The Storying of Health Care in a Mobile Clinic.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  280 pp.

Dee, Christine Doyle.  2002.  “Land Worth Fighting For: Scioto County, Ohio and Madison County, Alabama during the American Civil War.”  Ph.D. diss., Harvard University.  715 pp.

Demchak, Jennifer.  2005.  “Water Quality Changes of Underground Mines in Northern West Virginia” [data across years].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  148 pp.

DeMeo, Thomas Eugene.  1999.  “Forest Songbird Abundance and Viability at Multiple Scales on the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  159 pp.

Denham, Sharon Ann.  1997.  “An Ethnographic Study of Family Health in Appalachian Microsystems.”  D.S.N. diss., University of Alabama at Birmingham.  447 pp.

Denkler, Ann Elizabeth.  2001.  “Sustaining Identity, Recapturing Heritage: Exploring Issues of Public History, Tourism, and Race in a Southern Rural Town” [Luray,Va.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland College Park.  202 pp.

Dennis, Jeffrey William.  2003.  “American Revolutionaries and Native Americans: The South Carolina Experience.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Notre Dame.  359 pp.

DePalma, Margaret C.  2000.  “Dialogue on the Frontier: Catholic and Protestant Relations, 1793-1883” [Ky., Ohio].  Ph.D. diss., Miami University.  343 pp.

Derk, Angela Marie.  2007.  “Highlighting Hope: An Exploration of the Experiences of West Virginia University McNair Scholars.”  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  215 pp.  First-generation, low-income and/or minority students.

Despain, Stanley Matthew.  2000.  “The Mountain Man in American History and Culture.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Oklahoma.  298 pp.

Detamore, Mathias J.  2010.  “Queer Appalachia: Toward Geographies of Possibility.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  244 pp.  “Stereotypes about Appalachia abound through dubious and reductive representations of the ‘hillbilly’ icon....This project begins to uncover and theorize the ways in which kinship as a ‘social technology’ mitigates social strangeness and operates as a means for social protection and intimacy within rural queer populations.”

Deufel, Benjamin J.  2006.  “Trial Membership: Responses to Immigrants in American Communities” [Latinos: N.C., Minn.].  Ph.D. diss., Harvard University.  436 pp.

Dewees, Sarah.  1998.  “The Role of Social Infrastructure in Rural Community Economic Development in Kentucky, 1970 to 1990” [98 county study].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  231 pp.

DiCiccio, Carmen Peter.  1996.  “The Rise and Fall of King Coal: A History of the Bituminous Coal and Coke Industry of Pennsylvania from 1740-1945.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Pittsburgh.  560 pp.

Dickson, Louise Ratcliffe Bailey.  2008.  “A Legacy of Lifelong Learning: Leadership, Lessons, Love, and Laughter in the Life of Elizabeth Gammon Pendleton” [95 years old].  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  323 pp.

Dieterich-Ward, Allen J.  2006.  “Mines, Mills and Malls: Regional Development in the Steel Valley” [Pa., Oh., W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan.  400 pp.

Ditto, Susan C.  1998.  “Conjugal Duty: Domestic Culture on the Southern Frontier, 1830-1910” [Miss.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Mississippi.  197 pp.

Dobbs, Gladys Rebecca.  2006.  “The Indian Trading Path and Colonial Settlement Development in the North Carolina Piedmont” [mid-18th century].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  155 pp.

Documet, Patricia Isabel.  2001.  “Latinos’ Health Care Access in Southwestern Pennsylvania.”  Dr.P.H. diss., University of Pittsburgh.  397 pp.

Donehower, Kimberely Kay.  1997.  “Beliefs About Literacy in a Southern Appalachian Community” [ten informants].  Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota.  206 pp.

Dorwart, Catherine Elisabeth.  2007.  “Exploring Visitors’ Perceptions of the Trail Environment and Their Effects on Experiences in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park” [Tenn.-N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., North Carolina State University.  169 pp.

Douglass, Thomas Edward.  1995.  “The Other Side of Both Dreams: The Life and Work of Breece D'J Pancake.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  332 pp.

Dowis, Joe Malcolm.  1996.  “A Multivariate Analysis of the Political Motivation of the Religious Right in the Greenville County, South Carolina, School District” [71-question survey].  Ph.D. diss., Clemson University.  130 pp.

Downs, Matthew L.  2010.  “Creating a ‘Different Citizen’: The Federal Development of the Tennessee Valley, 1915-1960.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Alabama.

Drew, Bettina Lee.  2001.  “Master Andrew Jackson: Indian Removal and the Culture of Slavery” [1767-1820].  Ph.D. diss., Yale University.  269 pp.

Drew, Elaine Marie.  2004. “’Just Get Rid of It’: The Cultural Politics of Hysterectomy in a Rural Appalachian County.” Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  304 pp.

Druggish, Rick.  2003.  “Nourishing Roots and Inspiring Wings: Building a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for Southern Appalachia” [study conducted at two elementary schools and one college over three years].  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  106 pp.

Drumright, William Wade.  2005.  “A River for War, a Watershed to Change: The Tennessee Valley Authority during World War II.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  230 pp.

Duff, Betty Parker.  2004.  “Class and Gender Roles in the Company Towns of Millinocket and East Millinocket, Maine, and Benham and Lynch, Kentucky, 1901-2004: A Comparative History.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Maine.  264 pp.

Duggan, Betty Jean.  1998.  “Being Cherokee in a White World: The Ethnic Persistence of a Post-Removal American Indian Enclave” [Ducktown Basin, Tenn., 1838-1910s].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  376 pp.

Dunaway, Wilma Alene.  1994.  “The Incorporation of Southern Appalachia into the Capitalist World-Economy, 1700-1860.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  1161 pp.

Duncan, Joyce.  2005. “Historical Study of the Highlander Method: Honing Leadership for Social Justice” [Myles Horton; founded 1932, Monteagle, Tenn.].”  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  133 pp.

Dunmore, Ralph E.  2001.  “Appalachian Essays from North Central Pennsylvania: A Forest History and Natural History of the Lost Run Watershed, with a Buddhist Emphasis.”  Ph.D. diss., The Union Institute.  326 pp.

Dunning, Jennifer C.  2006.  “Far Hills” [original writing, short stories].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  210 pp.  “A number of the stories are set in Ellisville, Ohio, a fictional town with similarities to Athens and surrounding southeast Ohio towns.”

Dusch, Charles D., Jr.  2009.  “Great War Aviation and Commemoration: Louis Bennett, Jr., Commander of the West Virginia Flying Corps.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  442 pp.

Duvall, Jeffery Alan.  2007.  “‘Burley Paid the Bills’: Twentieth Century Tobacco Culture in the Central Ohio River Valley.”  Ph.D. diss., Purdue University.  310 pp.

Dye, April Koren.  2008.  “Investigating and Responding to Stereotyping and Stigmatization of Appalachian Women.”  Ph.D. diss., Miami University.  97 pp.

Dzialak, Matthew Richard.  2003.  “Peregrine Falcon, Falco Peregrinus, Reintroduction in Cliff Habitat in Kentucky” [33 birds: Red River Gorge and Dorman State Nature Preserve].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  219 pp.

Eason, Thomas Hunter.  2002.  “Population Ecology of Black Bears in Great Smoky Mountains National Park” [1968-1998].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  158 pp.

Eastman, Jane M.  1999.  “The Sara and Dan River Peoples: Siouan Communities in North Carolina’s Interior Piedmont from A.D. 1000 to A.D. 1700.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  382 pp.

Eelman, Bruce William.  2000.  “Progress and Community from Old South to New South: Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 1845-1880.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, College Park.  504 pp.

Egolf, Jennifer Ann.  2008.  “‘Keep America American’: Great Depression, Government Intervention, and Conservative Response in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, 1920s-1940.”  Ph.D. diss.,  West Virginia University.  351 pp.  Miners and farmers; values of thrift, self-help, and minimal government clash with New Deal policies; labor disputes.

Eilbert, Kay Wylie.  2003.  “A Community Health Partnership Model: Using Organizational Theory to Strengthen Collaborative Public Health Practice” [W. Va.; New Orleans].  Dr.P.H. diss., George Washington University.  413 pp.

Elam, Constance.  2003.  “That’s Just the Way It Was: Teacher Experiences in Appalachian Kentucky, 1930-1960” [Pike Co.; 16 retired teachers interviewed].  Ph.D. diss., University of Texas at Austin.  225 pp.

Elisha, Omri.  2005.  “A Movable Faith: Social Outreach, Community Evangelism, and Megachurches in Knoxville, Tennessee.”  Ph.D. diss., New York University.  457 pp.

Elliott, Sarah E.  1998.  “Dead Bodies, Burned Letters, and Burial Grounds: Negotiating Place Through Storytelling in Contemporary Southern Fiction” [Clyde Edgerton, Lewis Nordan, Lee Smith, regionalism].  Ph.D. diss., Northern Illinois University.  165 pp.

Ellis Anne Michelle.  1995.  “Theatre and Community Formation: Two Models of Self-Representation” [Roadside Theater].  Ph.D. diss., Cornell University.  298 pp.

Ellis, Jay.  2003.  “No Mind’s Compass: Spatial Constraint and Character Flight in the Novels of Cormac McCarthy.”  Ph.D. diss., New York University.  377 pp.

Engelhardt, Elizabeth Sanders Delwiche.  1999.  “Southern Appalachian Ecological Literature and Feminism: Women Authors Address the Land, 1890-1910.”  Ph.D. diss., Emory University.  231 pp.

English, Beth Anne.  2003.  “A Common Thread: Labor, Politics, and Capital Mobility in the Massachusetts Textile Industry, 1880-1934” [relocation to N.C., S.C., Ga., Ala.].  Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary.  317 pp.

Engstrom, James Denton.  1998.  “Industry, Social Regulation, and Scale: The Carpet Manufacturing Complex of Dalton, Georgia.”  Ph.D. diss., Clark University.  397 pp.

Ennis, Lynn Jones.  1995.  “Penland and the ‘Revival’ of Craft ‘Traditions’: A Study of the Making of American Identities.”  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute.  553 pp.

Ethridge, Robbie Franklyn.  1996.  “A Contest for Land: The Creek Indians on the Southern Frontier, 1796-1816” [Ala. and Ga.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Georgia.  465 pp..

Etienne, Freed G.  2006.  “Urban Growth and Segregation in the Roanoke, Virginia, Metropolis: The Effects of Low-Density Development on Low-Income Populations and Racial Minorities.”  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Commonwealth University.  173 pp.

Evans, Betsy Erin.  2001.  “Dialect Contact and the Northern Cities Shift in Ypsilanti, Michigan.”  Ph.D. diss., Michigan State University.  110 pp.

Evans, Jason R.  2007.  “Determining Consumer Perceptions of and Willingness to Pay for Appalachian Grass-Fed Beef: An Experimental Economics Approach.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  186 pp.  At grocery stores in Morgantown, W. Va. and Pittsburgh, Pa.

Evenick, Jonathan Charles.  2006.  “Potential Subsurface Structures and Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Southern Appalachian Basin Beneath the Cumberland Plateau and Eastern Highland Rim, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Southwestern Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  421 pp.

Faberson, Tanya Alexandra. 2005.  “In the Shadow of Greatness: The Archaeology of Capitalism, Agriculture, and the Informal Economy at Marble Springs, Knox County, Tennessee, 1847--1932” [archaeological study].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  315 pp.

Fain, Cicero M., III.  2010.  “Race, River, and the Railroad: Black Huntington, West Virginia, 1871-1929.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  408 pp.

Farmer, Jackie Dean, II.  1999.  “‘If You Don’t Have Your Heart in It, Get Your Hind End Out of It’: Discursive Practices, Identification, and Power in the Sandy Valley Basin”  [community solidarity; UMW/Pittston coal strike, 1989-1990].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  389 pp.

Farry, Andrew Stephen.  2006.  “‘The Peculiar Circumstances of This Army’: An Archaeological Study of Anglo-American Cultural Variability Along the Seven Years’ War Frontier.”  Ph.D. diss., Michigan State University.  307 pp.

Faux, William V., II.  2004.  “The Discursive Enactment of Anthracite Coal Miner Identity” [Pa.; interviews].  Ph.D. diss., University of Denver.  196 pp.

Fayard, Kelly N.  2011. “‘We’ve always known who we are’: Belonging in the Poarch Band of Creek Indians” [Alabama].  Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan.  304 pp.

Feeley, Stephen Delbert.  2007.  “Tuscarora Trails: Indian Migrations, War, and Constructions of Colonial Frontiers.”  Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary.  583 pp.

Fennell, Christopher Connor.  2003.  “Consuming Mosaics: Mass-Produced Goods and Contours of Choice in the Upper Potomac Region” [Harpers Ferry region, W. Va., Va., 1750-1865].  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  764 pp.

Ferguson, Kaethe Post.  2005.  “Impact of Technology on Rural Appalachian Health Care Providers: Assessment of Technological Infrastructure, Behaviors, and Attitudes” [survey: 429 ETSU grads].  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  241 pp.

Fernandez, Wanda Louise.  2002.  “Teacher Descriptions of How the Principal Influences the Culture of Southern Appalachian Rural Schools” [cultural values].  Ed.D. diss., Western Carolina University.  127 pp.

Ferrence, Matthew Joseph.  2010.  “You Are and You Ain’t: Redneck Literature and the Imposition of Identity.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  278 pp.

Fitzpatrick, Caroline.  2007.  “Women’s Voices, Women’s Quilts: A Study of Discourse Practices in a Pennsylvania Quilting Circle.”  Ph. D. diss., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  247 pp.  “Literate activity emerged in three categories: literacy construction, feminine discourse, and oral traditions.”

Flaherty, Paula W.  2007.  “Regional Learning Opportunities: A Story of Place-Based Learning among Adults in West Virginia.”  Ed.D. diss., Marshall University.  201 pp.

Flanagan, Barry Edgar.  2003.  “Race, Employment and Poverty in Two New South Cities: The Case of Greenville-Spartanburg” [S.C.; blacks and Hispanics, 1960–2000].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  198 pp.

Fletcher, Rebecca Adkins.  2011. “Global Transformations, Local Activism: ‘New’ Unionism’s Engagement with Economic and Health Care Transformation in Urban Central Appalachia.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  277 pp.

Fondren, Kristi McLeod.  2009.  “Walking on the Wild Side: An Examination of a Long-Distance Hiking Subculture” [Appalachian Trail].  Ph.D. diss., Mississippi State University.  152 pp.

Foraker, Margaret D.  2004.  “A Socio-Spatial Analysis of Rural Poverty in East Tennessee” [using 1990 census].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  248 pp.

Ford, Jennifer Lee.  2001.  “Landscape and Material Life in Rural Southwestern Pennsylvania, 1798--1838.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Pittsburgh.  133 pp.

Fotos, Michael A. III.  2000.  “Organized Interests and the Implementation of Environmental Policy” [U.S. Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977].  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University.  283 pp.

Fowler, John Derrick.  2000.  “Mountaineers in Gray: The Story of the Nineteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America” [East Tenn.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  385 pp.

Fox, Jan Isobel.  2000.  “Review of the Factors Influencing the Satisfaction of Learning in Online Courses at Marshall University.”  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  128 pp.

Francis, Sam Wilson.  1998.  “Plant Communities of Sandstone Rockshelters in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  170 pp.

Franklin, Jay Douglas.  2002.  “The Prehistory of Fentress County, Tennessee: An Archaeological Survey.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  275 pp.

Frazier, Kevan Delany.  2000.  “Big Dreams, Small Cities: John Nolen, the New South, and the City Planning Movement in Asheville, Roanoke, and Johnson City, 1907-1937.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  246 pp.

Freed, Jason Eric.  2004.  “Creating the Appalachian Trail: Technological Influences on Symbol Production.”  Ph.D. diss., Clemson University.  125 pp.

Freund, Jason Gregory.  2004. “Local and Regional Impairment of Fish Assemblages in a Mined Appalachian Watershed” [Cheat River; acid mine drainage]. Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  173 pp.

Fry, Richard.  2010.  “Fighting for Survival: Coal Miners and the Struggle Over Health and Safety in the United States, 1968-1988.”  Ph.D. diss., Wayne State University.  391 pp.

Fuller, John Lewis.  1998.  “An Investigation of Administrators’ Perceptions of Enrollment Management at Public Colleges and Universities in West Virginia” [declining high school graduates; low college-going rate].  Ph.D. diss., Kent State University.  242 pp.

Furedi, Mary Ann.  2004. “Effects of Herbivory by White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus Virginianus Zimm.) on the Population Ecology and Conservation Biology of American Ginseng (Panax Quinquefolius L.).”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  206 pp.

Gabriel, Selvamany P.  1997.  “‘When I Had Her, My Life Turned to Hers’: A Phenomenological Study of the Perceptions of Low-Income Single/Sole-Parent Mothers in Appalachia of Their Communication with Their Adolescent Children” [12 participants].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  238 pp.

Gagnon, Michael John.  1999.  “Transition to an Industrial South: Athens, Georgia, 1830-1870” [cotton mills].  Ph.D. diss., Emory University.  424 pp.

Gallaway, Suzanne.  2010.  “The Geography of Industry Specialization: Tourism Development Strategies within the Appalachian Regional Commission Area.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  177 pp.  Utilizes NAICS-based County Business Patterns data.

Gammell, Gloria Ruth.  2006.  “The Transition to College Experience for First-Year Appalachian Students” [11 participants].  Ed.D. diss., Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University.  156 pp.

Gammons, Phillip Keith.  2001.  “Revivalist Rhetoric and the North Carolina Regulator Rebellion.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  157 pp.

Gantt, Patricia Miller. 1993.  “‘Appalachia in context’: Wilma Dykeman’s Search for the Souths.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina.  172 pp.

Garland, Hettie Lou.  1997.  “Reactions of Native Southern Appalachian Children and Youths to Sudden Death.”  Ed.D. diss, North Carolina State University.  230 pp.

Garrett, Linda H.  2006.  “Childhood Reflections of Adult Male Incarcerated Child Sexual Abusers” [interviews with eight male inmates at a Southern Appalachian prison].  D.S.N. diss., East Tennessee State University.  203 pp.

Garrison, Timothy Alan.  1997.  “The Legal Ideology of Removal: The Southern State Judiciary and the Sovereignty of Native American Nations, 1776-1838.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  426 pp.

Gatrell, Jay Dean.  1999.  “Localized Innovation: A Geography of the Petro-Chemical Industry in the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  235 pp.

Gearhart, Dona G.  1996.  “Surely, a Wench Can Choose Her Own Work!”: Women Coal Miners in Paonia, Colorado, 1976-1987” [includes discussion of history of women in the mines; gender and labor issues].  Ph.D. diss., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  231 pp.

Genco, Jessica T.  2005.  “Adult Re-Entry Students: Experiences Preceding Entry into a Rural Appalachian Community College” [24 participants; Mountain Empire Community College, Big Stone Gap, Va.].  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  131 pp.

George, Samuel Bolivar, III.  1995.  “Ministry to Persons With HIV Infection in Cherokee County” [South Carolina].  D.Min. diss., Drew University.  55 pp.

Gibbons, Damiana.  2011.  “A Question of Ethics: Media Literacy in Youth Media Arts Organizations.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin - Madison.  182 pp.  Chap. 5: “What’s in a Place?: Rural Media Literacy in Appalachia,” 112-152.

Gibson, Alvin L.  1999.  “Employee Involvement and Underground Coal Mine Safety” [seven case studies; nine years].  Ph.D. diss., University of Alabama.  189 pp.

Gillespie, Margaret Gail.  1998.  “Havens for the Fashionable and Sickly: Society, Sickness and Space at Nineteenth Century Southern Spring Resorts” [Va., W. Va., mineral springs].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  246 pp.

Gilliam, Karen Lynn.  2006.  “We Take from It What We Need: A Portraiture Approach to Understanding a Social Movement Through the Power of Story and Storytelling Leadership.”  Ph.D. diss., Antioch University.  209 pp.  Inspiring story of 73-year-old Joan Southgate who walked the underground-railroad 519 miles across Oh., Pa., N.Y., into Canada.

Gilmer, Robert A.  2011.  “In the Shadow of Removal: Historical Memory, Indianness, and the Tellico Dam Project” [TVA].  Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota.  315 pp.  “...examines the struggles between non-Indians and Cherokees...over how their identity as Indians would be defined and used within the context of the environmental and Red Power movements during the 1960s and 70s.”

Gilmore, Peter E.  2009.  “Rebels and Revivals: Ulster Immigrants, Western Pennsylvania Presbyterianism and the Formation of Scotch-Irish Identity, 1780-1830.”  Ph.D. diss., Carnegie Mellon University.  768 pp.

Glawson, Gailya T.  1996.  “Evaluating and Modeling Flood Potential in Ungaged High Relief Basins in East Tennessee: A Hydrogeomorphic Approach” [Roaring Creek, Richland Creek, Piney River].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  163 pp.

Gneiting, Gary Layne.  2002.  “Brigadoon Reborn: Forming and Performing Culture at the National Storytelling Festival” [Jonesborough, Tenn.].  Ph.D. diss., Arizona State University.  341 pp.

Goan, Melanie Beals.  2000.  “‘First, Foremost, and Above All for Babies’: Mary Breckinridge and the Frontier Nursing Service” [1881-1965].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  361 pp.

Goerman, Patricia Lynn.  2004.  “The Promised Land? The Gendered Experience of New Hispanic ‘Proletarian’ Immigrants to Central Virginia” [interviews with 73].  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  242 pp.

Gold, Debra Lynn.  1999.  “Subsistence, Health and Emergent Inequality in Late Prehistoric Interior Virginia” [archaeological study; A.D. 1000 to 15th century; Monacan peoples].  Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan.  343 pp.

Gonzales, Christian Michael. 2010.  “Cultural Colonizers: Persistence and Empire in the Indian Antiremoval Movement, 1815-1859.”  Ph.D. diss, University of California, San Diego.  243 pp.

Goodall, Suzanne H. R.  2008.  “Perceptions of Leadership and School Climate through Eyes of Principals and Teachers of Appalachian No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools, (NCLBBRS)” Ed.D. diss.,  West Virginia University.  173 pp.  Three questionnaires plus demographic surveys.

Gooden, Randall Scott.  1995.  “The Completion of a Revolution: West Virginia From Statehood Through Reconstruction.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  374 pp.

Gore, Prasanna Rameshchandra.  1996.  “Childhood Immunizations in Rural West Virginia: Identification of Immunization Barriers and Development of Persuasion Strategies.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  408 pp.

Gorman, Michael Joseph.  1997.  “Political Culture in the Lower Shenandoah Valley: Frederick County, Virginia, 1836-1861.”  Ph.D. diss., University of California, San Diego.  401 pp.

Grammich, Clifford Anthony, Jr.  1996.  “The Bible and Political Change: A Study of White Bible-Based Protestant Southerners” [Tenn. and eastern Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Chicago.  228 pp.

Grand, Jeffrey Scott.  2001.  “A Study of an Innovative Approach to the Delivery of Mental Health Services in Rural Appalachia: The RHOP in Perry County, Kentucky” [Rural Health Outreach Program].  Psy.D. diss., The Wright Institute.  64 pp.

Graybeal, Daniel Y.  2001.  “A Snow Hydroclimatology of the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountains, United States of America” [flood vulnerability].  Ph.D. diss., University of Delaware.  216 pp.

Green, Christopher Allen.  2004.  The Social Life of Poetry: Pluralism and Appalachia, 1937-1946.  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  384 pp.

Greene, Gail Curtis.  2001. “ Working Toward Literacy for a New Social Order: Human Agency and the Curriculum Work of Septima Poinsette Clark, 1898--1987” [Highlander School].  Ed.D. diss., University of South Carolina.  177 pp.

Greene, Janet Wells.  2000.  “Camera Wars: Images of Coal Miners and the Fragmentation of Working Class Identity, 1933-1947” [variant portrayals by UMWA, Truman Administration, and National Coal Association].  Ph.D. diss., New York University.  580 pp.

Greene, Lance.  2009.  “A Struggle for Cherokee Community: Excavating Identity in Post-Removal North Carolina.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  247 pp.  “...how one Cherokee family....embraced alternative concepts of race, ethnicity, and gender to help maintain a traditional Cherokee community.”

Greene, Winifred.  2001.  “Knowledge, Beliefs, and Health Behaviors among African Americans Residing near the Coosa River” [Ala.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Alabama.  120 pp.

Greenwood, Kristine Louise.  1997.  “A Study of the Rhetoric of John D. Rockefeller IV, 29th Governor of West Virginia: 1977-1985” [examines six speeches to identify outsider’s forms of identification with West Virginians].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  234 pp.

Gregg, Sara M.  2004.  “From Farms to Forest: Federal Conservation and Resettlement Programs in the Blue Ridge and Green Mountains” [Va., Vt.; 1920s-30s]. Ph.D. diss., Columbia University.  298 pp.

Gregg, Sara M.  2004.  “From Farms to Forest: Federal Conservation and Resettlement Programs in the Blue Ridge and Green Mountains” [1920s-1930s Va. and Vt.; Shenandoah National Park].  Ph.D. diss.,  Columbia University.  298 pp.

Gregory, Michael McCallum.  2002.  “The Incorporation of Denmark, Virginia, into the World Economy: A Historical Archaeological Study” [1870s-1920, transition to capitalism].  Ph.D. diss., Arizona State University.  406 pp.

Griffin, Frank Winger.  1997.  “Walking ‘The Same Path’: Indian Voices and the Issues of Removal” [Indian Removal Act of 1830].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  281 pp.

Griffin, Patrick Neil.  1999.  “The People With No Name: The Ulster Presbyterian Transatlantic Experience and Identity in a British Atlantic World” [Pa. frontier].  Ph.D. diss., Northwestern University.  256 pp.

Grimes, Richard S.  2005.  “The Emergence and Decline of the Delaware Indian Nation in Western Pennsylvania and the Ohio Country, 1730--1795.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  248 pp.

Griner, Brian Porter.  1997.  “A Valuation of Water Quality Enhancements in the Lower Allegheny Watershed Using Discrete Choice Models and Conjoint Analysis” [Loyalhanna Creek and Conemaugh River, Pa.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Pittsburgh.  217 pp.

Groover, Mark Davis.  1998.  “The Gibbs Farmstead: An Archaeological Study of Rural Economy and Material Life in Southern Appalachia, 1790-1920” [Knox Co., Tenn.; world systems theory].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  858 pp.

Grube, Wendy.  2010.  “Talk and Backtalk: Negotiating Cervical Cancer Screening among Appalachian Women in West Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania.  186 pp.

Gruenwald, Kim Marie.  1994.  “Settling the Old Northwest: Changing Family and Commercial Strategies in the Early Republic.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Colorado at Boulder.  366 pp.

Gubele, Rose.  2008.  “The ‘Cherokee Phoenix’ and the Syllabary: Cherokee Rhetorics of Balance.”  Ph.D. diss., Washington State University.  191 pp.  Bilingual newspaper published before 1838 Trail of Tears removal.

Guess, Angela Cole.  2000.  “Dropping Out of School in One Rural, Appalachian School System in Alabama” [574 eighth-graders; 1989-90].  Ed.D. diss., University of Alabama.  145 pp.

Gugliotta, Angela.  2005.  “’Hell with the Lid Taken Off’: A Cultural History of Air Pollution-Pittsburgh” [coal smoke].  Ph.D. diss., University of Notre Dame.  691 pp.

Gunter, Terry D.  2010.  “Jerry Rose: An Appalachian Man at the Barre’.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  196 pp.  Story of one man’s life and how he managed to flourish as a dancer for the outdoor drama, “Honey in the Rock,” in 1960s Beckley, W. Va.

Gutierrez, Gustavo A.  2005.  “Occupation and Displacement in the Old Northwest: The Role of Three Technologies”  [Iroquois, Delawares, Shawnees, Miamis, Wyandots, Ottawas, Menominees, Illinois, Sacs, Foxes, and Chippeways; 1760--1840s; rum, military forts, and land survey].  Ph.D. diss., Iowa State University.  328 pp.

Guy, Roger Stephen.  1996.  “Diversity to Unity: Uptown’s Southern Migrants, 1950-1970” [Chicago].  Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.  249 pp.

Guyon, Lyle J.  2004. “Regeneration Dynamics in Old-Growth and Second-Growth Southern Appalachian Cove Forests. [Tenn.; Great Smoky Mountains].  Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  150 pp.

Haas, Johanna Marie.  2008.  “Law and Property in the Mountains: A Political Economy of Resource Land in the Appalachian Coalfields.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  324 pp.

Haggard, Dixie Ray.  2005.  “‘Their Own Way of Warring’: The Making and Persistence of Cherokee and Muscogulge Identity, 1500--1800.”  University of Kansas.  404 pp.

Haimes-Bartolf, Melanie Dorothea.  2004.  “Policies and Attitudes: Public Education and the Monacan Indian Community in Amherst County, Virginia, from 1908 to 1965” [Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia].  Ph.D. diss.,  Virginia Commonwealth University.  316 pp.

Hall, Betty Watson.  1997.  “William Benjamin Townsend: The ‘Cynical Seer’ of the North Georgia Mountains from 1897 to 1933" [editor of The Dahlonega Nugget weekly].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  253 pp.

Hall, Joseph McLean, Jr.  2001.  “Making an Indian People: Creek Formation in the Colonial Southeast, 1590--1735.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin - Madison.  335 pp.

Hall, Karen C.  2006.  “Ethnobotany of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians: A Path to Sustaining Traditional Identity with an Emphasis on Medicinal Plant Use.”  Ph.D. diss., Clemson University.  76 pp.

Hall, Katherine Lelia.  2001.  “Trade Readjustment Act Women in Developmental Writing: Preparing for Education and Retraining.”  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  286 pp.

Halverson, Joel A.  2005.  “Suicide and Socioeconomic Context in the Appalachian Region” [1980-1990; 1990-2000].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  107 pp.

Halvi, Sharon.  1995.  “The Path Not Taken: Class, Gender, and Race In the South Carolina Backcountry, 1750-1800.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa.  446 pp.

Hamilton, Michelle Dawn.  2004.  “Seeking After Empire: Bioarchaeologists and American Indians in the New Millennium” [Eastern Band of Cherokee; Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act in 1990].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  259 pp.

Hamlin, Amy Kay.  2004.  “Compensatory Education or Maximum Feasible Participation: Voices of Head Start Mothers/Teachers from the Blue Ridge Mountain Foothills.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  134 pp.

Hamlin, Amy Kay.  2004.  “Compensatory Education or Maximum Feasible Participation: Voices of Head Start mothers/teachers from the Blue Ridge Mountain Foothills.” Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  134 pp.

Hancock, Carole Wylie.  2008.  “Honorable Soldiers, Too: An Historical Case Study of Post-Reconstruction African American Female Teachers of the Upper Ohio River Valley” [1875-1915].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.

Hanna, Stephen Phillips.  1997.  “Representing Appalachia: Appalshop Films and the Politics of Regional Identity.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  382 pp.

Hannah, Leslie Deon.  2002.  “We Still Tell Stories: An Examination of Cherokee Oral Literature.”  2002.  Ph.D. diss., University of Oklahoma.  288 pp.

Hao, Richie Neil.  2009.  “(Mis)diagnosing Silence: A Cultural Criticism of the Virginia Tech News Coverage of Silence as Public Pedagogy” [April, 2007 shooting].  Ph.D. diss., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  215 pp.

Hardt, Richard Alan.  1993.  “Characterization of Old-Growth Forests  in the Southern Appalachian Region of the United States and  Implications for Their Management.”  Ph.D. diss., University of  Georgia.  162 pp.

Harkins, Anthony Andrew R.  1999.  “The Hillbilly in Twentieth-Century American Culture: The Evolution of a Contested National Icon.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin - Madison.  486 pp.

Harper, Craig Andrew.  1998.  “Analysis of Wild Turkey Brood Habitat Within the Southern Appalachians.”  Ph.D. diss., Clemson University.  166 pp.

Harper, John Robinson.  2008.  “Revolution and Conquest: Politics, Violence, and Social Change in the Ohio Valley, 1765-1795.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin - Madison.  314 pp.

Harris, Jim.  2003.  “A Study of a Variant Black English Vernacular Developed by African American and White Immigrant Coal Miners in the Coal Mining Camp Towns of Central Alabama.”  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  167 pp.

Harrod, Jonathan C.  1999.  “Disturbance History and Ecological Change in a Southern Appalachian Landscape: Western Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 1936-1996” [Tenn.; vegetation patterns].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  171 pp.

Hartley, Lou Ann.  2003.  “Longitudinal Analysis of Access to Health Care, Use of Preventive Health Services, and Practice of Health-Related Behaviors of Appalachian and Non-Appalachian Adults in Kentucky” [six-year period].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  163 pp.

Hartman, Ian Christian.  2011.  “From Daniel Boone to the Beverly Hillbillies: Tales of a ‘Fallen’ Race, 1873-1968.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  305 pp.  “Today, the word ‘Appalachia’ conjures the competing and irreconcilable images of manly, frontier independence on the one hand, and unrivaled levels of poverty and deprivation on the other.”

Hartz, Lynn Richardson.  1978.  “Feminist Therapy in Appalachia.” Ph.D. diss., Union Institute and University.  156 pp.

Harvey, Hannah Blevins.  2006.  “Mines-Bodies: A Performance Ethnography of Appalachian Coal Mining” [Southwest Va.; narratives of women and disabled miners].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  455 pp.

Hassan, Ruby Jewel Anderson.  1999.  “Desegregation in Knoxville, Tennessee: A Case Study” [1989-1996].  Ed.D. diss., University of Tennessee297 pp.

Hatfield, Sharon Lynn.  2010.  “Exploring Entrepreneurialism in Community Colleges in the Appalachian Region.”   Ph.D. diss., Old Dominion University.  190 pp.

Hawkins, Robert Dean, Jr.  1998.  “Social Control in the Eastern Kentucky Subculture of Violence” [1971-1990].  Ph.D. diss., Sam Houston State University.  228 pp.

Haynes, Julie Ann.  2003.  “Feminist Cowboys and Other Contradictions: Women’s Rights Rhetoric and Country Music Videos in the 1990s” [12 videos analyzed; Appalachian folk ballad roots].  Ph.D. diss.,  Pennsylvania State University.  188 pp.

Hayslette, Sandra Diane.  2002.  “‘Not at the Top, but Climbing’: Teaching and Learning About Appalachia and Identity at Berea College, 1920-1940” [Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  423 pp.

Hazen, Helen Diane.  2006.  “The Role of the World Heritage Convention in Protecting Natural Areas” [1972].  Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota.  114 pp.  Interviews and survey with visitors to: Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Hawaii Volcanoes, and Yellowstone National Parks.

Hebert, Keith Scott.  2007.  “Civil War and Reconstruction Era Cass/Bartow County, Georgia.”  Ph.D. diss., Auburn University.  374 pp.  Bi-racial society transferred from post-Removal S.C. and Ga.

Helmer, Joel William.  2005.  “Float Trips, Dams, and Tailwater Trout: An Environmental History of the White River of Northern Arkansas, 1870--2004” [Ozark tourism].  Ph.D. diss., Oklahoma State University.  260 pp.

Hennen, John C., Jr.  1993.  “The Americanization of West Virginia: Creating a Modern Industrial State, 1916-1925.”  Ph.D. diss.,  West Virginia University.  443 pp.

Henry, Kathleen Marie.  2000.  “The Social, Political and Economic Disenfranchisement of American Tribal Women” [Cherokee matriarchy eroded].  Ph.D. diss., Fielding Institute.  84 pp.

Henwood, Dawn Elayne.  1998.  “Voice From the Borderland: Rebecca Harding Davis and the Southern Roots of American Social Protest Fiction” [1831-1910; (West) Virginia].  Ph.D. diss., University of Toronto.  303 pp.

Herman, Karl Robert.  2001.  “An Investigation into the Relevance of Postmodern Versus Traditional Analyses of the Appalachian Population in Appalachian Ministry” [United Methodist; Pa.].  D.Min. diss., Lancaster Theological Seminary.  119 pp.

Herndon, Connie Jeanette.  2003.  “At the Limits of Cultural Identification and Personal Integrity: Border Theory from an Appalachian Frame of Mind.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  228 pp.

Hess, Michael E., II.  2009.  “The Long Walk with Democracy: Democratic Teacher Narratives in Rural Appalachian Ohio.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  372 pp.  Study of a grassroots teacher group called the Friday Roundtable.

Hester, Jessica Lynn.  2005.  “White Trash Fetish: Representations of Poor White Southern Women and Constructions of Class, Gender, Race and Region, 1920-1941” [depictions of poor white southern women produced by four plays].  Ph.D. diss., University of Texas at Austin.  245 pp.

Hetherington, Dan.  2001.  “Disaster Trauma: A Phenomenological-Linguistic Analysis of Buffalo Creek Flood Accounts” [W. Va., 1972].  Ph.D. diss., Duquesne University.  231 pp.

Hiam, Jonathan.  2005.  “Music at Black Mountain College: The European Years, 1939--46”  [N.C.; Heinrich Jalowetz, Edward Lowinsky].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  264 pp.

Hickman, Carolyn Neale.  1999.  “‘What to Throw Away/What to Keep’: Mobilizing Expressive Culture and Regional Reconstruction in Appalachia” [five case studies: Jim Wayne Miller; Gurney Norman; Herb Smith; Denise Giardina; Hazel Dickens].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  295 pp.

Hidalgo, Thomas Gene.  1999.  “Reconstructing a History of Spanish Immigration in West Virginia: Implications for Multicultural Education” [drawn to coal mining jobs primarily].  Ed.D. diss., University of Massachusetts.  257 pp.

Hilliard, K. Mark.  1998.  “An Instructor’s Guide to Traditional Native American Games of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee: Grades 5-8.”  D.A. diss., Middle Tennessee State University.  255 pp.

Hinshaw, John.  1994.  “Dialectic of Division: Race and Power Among Western Pennsylvania Steelworkers, 1937-1975.”  Ph.D. diss., Carnegie Mellon University.  431 pp.

Hoeynck, Joshua S.  2008.  “Poetic Cosmologies: Black Mountain Poetry and Process Philosophy.”  Ph.D. diss., Washington University in St. Louis.  423 pp.  Traces associations with Alfred North Whitehead’s speculative philosophical text, Process and Reality (1928).

Hollenbach, Kandace Detwiler.  2005.  “Gathering in the Late Paleoindian and Early Archaic Periods in the Middle Tennessee River Valley, Northwest Alabama” [plant remains examined at four rockshelter sites].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  484 pp.

Hopkins, Robert Dale.  2001.  “A Comparison of Attitudes of Clergy and Psychologists toward an Indigenous Appalachian Religious Sect” [snake handling].  Ed.D. diss., Tennessee State University.  56 pp.

Horton, Frank L.  1968.  “The Rural Church: A Study of West Virginia Methodism.” Rel.D. diss., Claremont School of Theology.  126 pp.

Hosley, Brenda Lea.  2004.  “We Survived: Health Care Choices of Appalachian African Americans” [folk medicine; interviews with eight women from Ky. and W. Va. coalfields].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  187 pp.

Hough, Jill Suzanne.  1999.  “Fathers and Brothers: Familial Diplomacy of the Creek Indians and Anglo-Americans, 1733 to Removal” [Georgia].  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Davis.  264 pp.

Housch-Collins, Linda Gail.  1998.  “Selling Bread and Freedom: The Aircraft Organizing Drives of the United Automobile Workers in Birmingham, Alabama, 1943 to 1952" [wages, Communism, and race issues].  Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan.

Hovis, George Rhyne.  2001.  “The Yeoman Ideal in Contemporary North Carolina Fiction” [Doris Betts, Reynolds Price, Fred Chappell, Lee Smith, Clyde Edgerton, and Randall Kenan].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  359 pp.

Howard, Steven Paul.  2010.  “Northeastern Middle Woodland, from the Perspective of the Upper Allegheny Valley” [Hopewell mound building influence].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.

Howley, Craig Barrett.  1996.  “Sizing Up Schooling: A West Virginia Analysis and Critique.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  294 pp.

Huber, Patrick Joseph.  2000.  “The Modern Origins of an Old-Time Sound: Southern Millhands and Their Hillbilly Music, 1923-1942.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  290 pp.

Hudson, Angela Pulley.  2007.  “Reading between the Lines: Creeks, Slaves, and Settlers on the Borders of the U.S. South, 1790s-1820s” [boundaries and the opening of roads].  Ph.D. diss., Yale University.  318 pp.

Hudson, Bert W.  1981.  “The Relationship between Learned Helplessness and Poverty in Central Appalachia” [Culture of Poverty model, Galbraith theory,and learned helplessness models].  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute and University.  135 pp.

Hudson, Fraser Berkley.  2003.  “Possum Town ‘Photo-Biography’: Culture, History, and Identity through the Mississippi Lens of O. N. Pruitt, 1920–1955” [Lowndes Co.].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  376 pp.

Hudson, Karen Elaine.  1995.  “‘God Held the Torch That Brought the Old House Down’: Class, Gender, and the Built Environment of the Appalachian Kentucky Social Settlement Movement, 1880s-1930s.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania.  189 pp.

Hudson, Kent.  1979.  “Mine-Mill: The Voices from the Mountains” [International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers]. Ph.D. diss., Union Institute and University.  217 pp.

Huebner, Karin L.  2009.  “Remembrance and Reform: A Multi-Generational Saga of a Euro-American-Indian Family, 1739-1924.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Southern California.  366 pp.  “…this study traces the complicated history of the Moravians’ evangelization of North American Indians, which…. ended tragically with the massacre of ninety-six Indian converts at Gnadenhutten, Ohio in 1782.”

Huffman, Karen Lynn.  1999.  “Dropouts and Dropout Prevention Programs: How West Virginia High School Principals View Their Roles.”  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  165 pp.

Hughes, Mark Handly.  1994.  “The Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Fishes in the Holsten River System of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  538 pp.

Hughes-Tafen, Denise C.  2005.  “Throwing Black Women’s Voices from the Global South into an Appalachian Classroom” [Ohio; theater: performative inquiry with 25 student participants].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  393 pp.

Hunt, Patricia White.  2007.  “ Keeping the PROMISE?: A Study of West Virginia’s Merit-Based Scholarship Program” [introduced 1999].  Ed.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania.  106 pp.

Huskins, Anita Kay.  2003.  “Culture and Value Perceptions in the Experience of Identity, Self, and Meaning for Southern Appalachian Women: A Qualitative Analysis.”  Ph.D. diss., James Madison University.  84 pp.

Hutton, T. R. C.  2009.  “Bloody Breathitt: Power and Violence in the Mountain South” [Breathitt, Co., Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., Vanderbilt University.  485 pp.  “...deals with political violence involving white southerners in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the circumstances through which the political significance...was obscured or erased in the public memory.”  Guerilla skirmishes; racial discord.

Inman, Natalie.  2010.  “Networks in Negotiation: The Role of Family and Kinship in Intercultural Diplomacy on the Trans-Appalachian Frontier, 1680-1840.”  Ph.D. diss., Vanderbilt University.  254 pp.  Cumberland region; Cherokee country; Chickasaws; Donelson family.

Ishii, Izumi.  1999.  “‘Poisoned by the Bad Fruits of the Civilized Tree’: Cherokees and Alcohol, 1700-1907.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  253 pp.

Israel, Charles Alan.  2001. “‘There Can Be No Education without Religion’: Tennessee Evangelicals and Education, 1875--1925.”  Ph.D. diss., Rice University.  387 pp.

Jackson, Clarence Alan.  1999.  “‘A Certain Essence of the Sun’: Byron Herbert Reece and the Southern Poetry Tradition” [1917-1958].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  168 pp.

James, Jenny.  1996.  “A Reconstructive Hermeneutic of Eastern Cherokee Spirituality Via the Theology of Bernard Lonergan.”  Ph.D. diss, University of St. Michael’s College (Canada).  344 pp.

Janda, Sarah Eppler.  2002.  “The Intersection of Feminism and Indianness in the Activism of LaDonna Harris and Wilma Mankiller.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Oklahoma.  241 pp.

Jasper, Debra Elaine.  2008.  “Life Histories in the Flatwoods: 1,000 Tiny Resistances to Power in Kinship Knowledge Networks in (an) Other Space” [Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  234 pp.  Negative stereotypes; Appalachia as an internal colony; identity; stories of resistance.

Jennings, Matthew H.  2007.  “This Country Is Worth the Trouble of Going to War to Keep It: Cultures of Violence in the American Southeast to 1740” [English, French, and Spanish].  Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  283 pp.

Jennison, Watson Woodson.  2005.  “Cultivating Race: Slavery and Expansion in Georgia, 1750--1860.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  309 pp.

Jenrette, Jerra.  1996.  “‘There’s No Damn Reason for It--It’s Just Our Policy’: Labor-Management Conflict in Martinsburg, West Virginia's Textile and Garment Industries.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  422 pp.

Johnson, Bart Reinholdt.  1995.  “The Ecology and Restoration of a High Montane Rare Plant Community” [15 rare herbs].  Ph.D. diss., University of Georgia.  199 pp.

Johnson, Dolores M.  1995.  “Not a Story to Be Told: Discourse, Race, and Myth in Huntington, West Virginia Newspapers, 1872 and 1972.”  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  291 pp.

Johnson, Freddie Lee, III.  1999.  “The Tracks of War: Confederate Strategic Rail Policy and the Struggle for the Baltimore and Ohio” [Civil War; 500-mile route, Baltimore to Ohio River].  Ph.D. diss., Kent State University.  365 pp.

Johnson, Jeffrey Guy.  2000.  “Feud, Society, Family: Feud Narrative in the United States, 1865-1910” [John Fox, Jr.].  Ph.D. diss., Harvard University.  338 pp.

Johnson, Susan Allyn.  2006.  “Industrial Voyagers: A Case Study of Appalachian Migration to Akron, Ohio: 1900-1940.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  262 pp.

Johnson-Webb, Karen Denise.  2000.  “Formal and Informal Hispanic Labor Recruitment: North Carolina Communities in Transition” [research triangle].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  157 pp.

Johnston, Cheryl A.  2002.  “Culturally Modified Human Remains from the Hopewell Mound Group” [Ohio].  Ph.D. diss.,  Ohio State University.  341 pp.

Joiner Miller, Victoria L.  2011.  “Singing in a Strange Land: A Phenomenological Examination of Government Sponsored Forced Displacement of African Americans in Madison County, Alabama.”  Ed.D. diss., Fielding Graduate University.  147 pp.

Jonas, Shannon Tate.  2009.  “Little to No Stars.”  Ph.D. diss., Western Michigan University.  49 pp.  “Poems that…represent the landscape, language, mannerisms, and way of life of the people of the Appalachian region of Virginia….of my childhood.”

Jones, Debra Calhoun.  2006.  “Jo Carson’s Contribution to the Swamp Gravy Recipe.”   Ph.D. diss., Florida State University.  175 pp.  “Swamp Gravy, an oral history/community performance project in Colquitt, Georgia, has been named Georgia’s ‘Official Folk Life Play’.”

Jones, Gary Richard.  1998.  “American Cossacks: The Pennsylvania Department of State Police and Labor, 1890-1917" [strike-breaking; violence; class, conflict, reform].  Ph.D. diss., Lehigh University.  251 pp.

Jones, Jane Myers.  2001.  “University Image: Perceptions Held by Internal and External Stakeholders of East Tennessee State University.”  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  189 pp.

Jones, Kimberly Marie.  2003.  “Pittsburgh Ex-Steel Workers As Victims of Development: An Ethnographic Account of America’s Deindustrialization.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Pittsburgh.  258 pp.

Jones, Lois Faye Helms.  1994.  “Inefficiencies and Inequities  Identified in a Study of Federal Regulations, and Those of Ten  Southeastern States, for Municipal-Solid-Waste-Landfill  Disposal.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Alabama.  178 pp.

Jones, Reba Pestun.  2003.  “An Examination of Coal Mining Song Repertoire in the Virginia Elementary Music Curriculum with the Creation and Incorporation of a Suggested Coal Mining Musical Unit of Study.”  D.M.A. diss., Shenandoah University.  230 pp.

Jones, William Brent.  2011.  “Moving Mountains: Southern Appalachia and the Faith of the Nation, 1730-1835.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  286 pp.  “Early residents of southern Appalachia practiced faith in a unique geographical environment that mitigated the dominance of evangelicals, which resulted in a mountain religious ecology that harbored more diversity than other areas of the South.”

Joy, Natalie Irene.  2008.  “Hydra’s Head: Fighting Slavery and Indian Removal in Antebellum America” [1830s; Cherokee].  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Los Angeles.  262 pp.

Jurgens, Eloise Hollyfield.  1996.  “Southern Appalachian Settlement Schools as Early Initiators of Integrated Services” [Hindman (Ky.); Pine Mountain (Ky.); Crossnore (N.C.)].  Ph.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  204 pp.

Justice, Daniel Heath.  2002.  “Our Fire Survives the Storm: Removal and Defiance in the Cherokee Literary Tradition.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Nebraska - Lincoln.  229 pp.

Justice, Robert A.  2006.  “Historic Preservation Leading to Heritage Tourism as an Economic Development Strategy for Small Tennessee Towns.”  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  174 pp.

Kader, Emily.  2011.  “Surviving Folklore: Transnational Irish Folk Traditions and the Politics of Genre” [oral traditions].  Ph.D. diss., Emory University.  281 pp.  “...project approaches five major folklore collections [including]...Cecil Sharp’s English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, and Richard Chase’s The Jack Tales.”

Kahn, Patricia Hymson.  2003.  “How the Social Reform Movement Impacted Handiwork at Hindman Settlement School in Hindman, Kentucky During 1902-1920.”  Ph.D. diss.,  Ohio State University.  203 pp.

Kahn, Si.  1994.  “Habits of Resistance: Cultural Work and Community Organizing.”  Ph.D. diss., The Union Institute.  312 pp.

Kairies, Candace Lianne.  2003.  “Characterization of Precipitates Associated with Bituminous Coal Mine Drainage, Northern Appalachian Region, United States.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Pittsburgh.  98 pp.

Kalme, Albert P.  1977.  “Racial Desegregation and Integration in American Education: The Case History of West Virginia State College, 1891-1973.”  Ph.D. diss, University of Ottawa (Canada).

Kanayama, Tomoko.  2003.  “Strategic Web Use by Nonprofit Organizations in Appalachian Ohio: The Influence of Resource Dependency and Institutional Expectations.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  291 pp.

Kane, Michael J.  2001.  “Administration and Operations of Local Law Enforcement Agencies in the Southern Appalachian Mountain Region of West Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., The Union Institute.  222 pp.

Kang, Daiwen.  2001.  “Measurement, Modeling, and Analysis of Nonmethane Hydrocarbons and Ozone in the Southeast United States National Parks” [Shenandoah, Great Smoky Mountains, Mammoth Cave].  Ph.D. diss., North Carolina State University.  229 pp.

Kant, Kristin Mary Agnes Helen.  2009.  “Painting the Mountains: An Investigation of Tourist Art in North America.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  348 pp.  “This study examines the use of regional cultural icons, like hillbillies, nineteenth century pioneer caricatures, and rural/wilderness landscapes, in paintings from an Appalachian tourist center.”

Kathryn, Erica Lillian.  1996.  “Theory of Profound Knowing: A Study of Nurse-Midwifery Knowledge” [Frontier Nursing Service, Hyden, Ky., 1925-1965].  Ph.D. diss., Case Western Reserve University (Health Sciences).  608 pp.

Keefer, Bradley S.  2006.  “Constructing Memories of the “River of Death”: Conflict, Landscape, and the Impact of the Spanish-American War on the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park” [1898; Tenn.-Ga.; war training ground for 70,000; conflict between two sets of Civil War veterans].  Ph.D. diss., Kent State University.  495 pp.

Keeney, C. B.  2009.  “Soldiers and Stereotypes: Mountaineers, Cultural Identity, and World War II.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  226 pp.  “Using interviews, letters, and a collection of over 1,200 firsthand written accounts of Appalachian veterans collected by West Virginia University in 1946.”

Kegley, Michele Dawn.  2011.  “Socio-Economic Stability and Independence of Appalachian Women.”  Ph.D. diss., Antioch University.  215 pp.  “Through a set of criteria, 15 Appalachian women ages 34 to 74 that left their first marriage [and] were socio-economically stable and independent were interviewed....Each woman discussed her experience in her own voice and explained how she led change in her family’s life.”

Kell, Glenn Leroy.  2003.  “Estimated Effects on Selected Student Outcomes of Attending a College with an Evangelical Identity in the Appalachian Region” [28 schools; 4130 alumni: 1974-96].  Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa.  101 pp.

Keller, Vagel Charles,Jr.  2005.  “Forgotten Brownfields: Rural Industrial Districts in Pennsylvania, 1870-1930” [the wood chemical and leather industries of the upper Allegheny Valley, and the merchant pig iron industry in the Juniata region].  Ph.D. diss., Carnegie Mellon University.  289 pp.

Kelly, Brian.  1998.  “‘Up Against It’: Race, Class, and Power in the Alabama Coalfields, 1908-1921.”  Ph.D. diss., Brandeis University.  361 pp.

Kelton, Paul Timothy.  1998.  “Not All Disappeared: Disease and Southeastern Indian Survival, 1500-1800" [European-introduced epidemics; Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws].

Kennedy-O’Neill, Joy D.  2007.  “The Sacred and the Sublime: Caves in American Literature” [Ky., Va., Calif., N.Y.; from 18th-century].  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  253 pp.

Kerr, T. Patrick.  2005.  “Journey Home: Christian Meditation for a Deeper Experience of God” [Appalachian responses].  D.Min. diss., United Theological Seminary.  86 pp.

Ketterer, William Piatt.  2011.  “Psychological Change among Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis.”  Psy.D. diss., Antioch University New England.  118 pp.

Kievit, Joyce Ann.  2002.  “Trail of Tears to Veil of Tears: The Impact of Removal on Reconstruction” [Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole; 1830s-1877].  Ph.D. diss., University of Houston.  317 pp.

Kiffmeyer, Thomas J.  1998.  “From Self-Help to Sedition: The Appalachian Volunteers and the War on Poverty in Eastern Kentucky, 1964-1970.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  443 pp.

Kim, Yoonmi. 2005.  “East Asians’ Experience of Sojourning in East Tennessee: A Phenomenological Investigation” [interviews with 16, from China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  168 pp.

Kimbrough, David L.  1992.  “Park Saylor and the Eastern Kentucky  Snake-Handlers: A Religious History.”  Ph.D. diss., Indiana  University.  346 pp.

King, Adam.  1996.  “Tracing Organizational Change in Mississippian Chiefdoms of the Etowah River Valley, Georgia” [northwest Ga., AD 1000-1550].  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  309 pp.

King, David Ashley.  2001.  “‘Christ-Haunted’: Religion and the South in Four American Films” [The Night of the Hunter, Wise Blood, The Apostle, Sling Blade].  Ph.D. diss., Georgia State University.  208 pp.

King, Fred Willis.  1939.  “A Herpetological Survey of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  78 pp.

King, Spurgeon C.  2009.  “The Geography of Civil War: Conflict and Legacy in Upper East Tennessee, 1861-1865.”  Ph.D. diss., Middle Tennessee State University.  182 pp.  Mountain valleys, ridges, and passes, rivers and railroads.

King, William E.  2007.  “A Qualitative Study of Individuals in Transition from Welfare to Work in an Appalachian Area.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  160 pp.

Kinney, Jill.  2009.  “‘Letters, Pen, and Tilling the Field’: Quaker Schools among the Seneca Indians on the Allegany River, 1798-1852” [Allegany Reservation, Western Pa.-N.Y. border].  Ph.D. diss., University of Rochester.  258 pp.

Kirk, Ryan William.  2009.  “Land Use and Terrestrial Carbon Storage in Western North Carolina from 1850-2030: A Historical Reconstruction and Simulation Study.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota.  177 pp.  “...dynamic land-use changes....successive waves of immigration, development, resource extraction, and abandonment.”

Klein, Janet Ginsberg.  1997.  “‘I Never Knew You Could Play with Your Kids’: The Experience of Some Families in a Family Support Program in Appalachia” [Cumberland Mountains region].  Ph.D. diss., New York University.  239 pp.

Kleit, David H.  2003.  “‘We Wanted the Land’: The Cherokee Country during the Era of Removal and Resettlement” [Ga., Ala., Tenn., N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., Duke University.  394 pp.

Klenzendorf, Sybille A.  2002.  “Population Dynamics of Virginia's Hunted Black Bear Population.”  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  168 pp.

Klingensmith, Daniel E.  1998.  “‘One Valley and a Thousand’: Remaking America, India and the World in the Image of the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1945-1970.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Chicago.  488 pp.

Klingler, Jill C. Rieman.  1999.  “Relation of Adaptation, Life Meaning and Belief in God in Central and Southern Appalachian Culture in Response to the Unexpected and Violent Death of a Child” [interviews with six women].  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute.  175 pp.

Klocek, Christopher A.  2004.  “Estimating the Economic Value of Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge: A Contingent Valuation Approach” [W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  133 pp.

Kluhsman, Brenda Carol.  2009.  “Where Science and Communities Meet: A Comparative Case Study of Strategies to Increase Cancer Screening among Rural Residents.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Colorado at Denver.  171 pp.  Telephone interviews; Appalachian states.

Knaff, Sheila Rhaan.  1998.  “ Case Study of the Effects of Integration on Two Black High Schools in East Tennessee.”  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  175 pp.

Knecht, Andra Mari.  2010.  “Education in the New South: Efficiency, Philanthropy, and Women in the Creation of Tallulah Falls School in Southern Appalachia, 1880-1909” [Ga.].  Ph.D. diss., Mississippi State University.

Knott, William M.  2006.  “Foot Soldier of the Empire: Hannah More and the Politics of Service” [1809-1868; Conn. missionary; Cherokee and Choctaw].  Ph.D. diss., George Washington University.  487 pp.

Knowles, John William, III.  2006.  “Winds of Change: Mexico in a Town in Appalachia” [Galax, Va.].  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  221 pp.

Knowles, Lloyd Alan.  2000.  “The Appeal and Course of Christian Restorationism on the Early Nineteenth Century American Frontier: With a Focus on Sidney Rigdon as a Case Study.”  Ph.D. diss., Michigan State University.  395 pp.

Knox, Kenneth K.  2008.  “The Relationship between Leadership Style and Financial Results: A Study of Small Business Owners in Southeastern Ohio.”  Ph.D. diss., Capella University.  142 pp.

Koehler, Anita Nucci.  1997.  “The West Virginia Healthy Schools Nutrition Study.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Pittsburgh.  290 pp.

Kokolus, John Joseph.  1999.  “Imagined Burdens: Lithuanian Ethnicization On an American Industrial Frontier, 1870-1894” [Shenandoah, Pa.].  Ph.D. diss., Temple University.  233 pp.

Kollman, Dana Denise.  2007.  “Life and Death in the Eastern Woodlands: A Bioarchaeological Synthesis of Seven Late Woodland Period Mortuary Sites in Maryland” [A.D. 900-A.D. 1600;  seven sites in western Md.].  Ph.D. diss., American University.  364 pp.

Konhaus, Timothy P.  2010.  “Freedom Road: Black Refugee Settlements in Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1820-1870” [Mercer Co.].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  213 pp.

Koshan, James C.  2005.  “We Hold the Center of the Line of Battle: The IWW, Immigrant Labor, and Industrial Unionism in the Pittsburgh District, 1909--1913.”  Ph.D. diss., Kent State University.  306 pp.

Krehbiel, Lee Edward.  1997.  “From Race to Region: Shifting Priorities at Berea College Under President William Goodell Frost, 1892-1912.”  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University.  413 pp.

Kruja, Zana.  1997.  “Capital Access in Rural Virginia” [five-county survey: southwestern Va.].  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  133 pp.

Kuempel, Eileen Devine.  1997.  “Development of a Biomathematical Lung Model to Describe Respirable Particle Retention and to Investigate Exposure, Dose, and Disease in U.S. Coal Miners” [autopsy studies of 131 W. Va. miners].  Ph.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  364 pp.

Kunkle, Barbara Lynn.  1997.  “Appalachia and the Imagination of Empire” [literature; postcolonial theory].  Ph.D. diss., Bowling Green State University.  184 pp.

Kurtz, Rebecca J.  2002.  “God-Centered Living: The Cultural Meaning of Spirituality among Appalachian Christian Women: An Ethnography.”  Ph.D. diss., Duquesne University School of Nursing.  182 pp.

Kyriakoudes, Louis Michael.  1997.  “Country Comes to Town: Rural Migration to Nashville, Tennessee, 1890-1930.”  Ph.D. diss., Vanderbilt University.  307 pp.

Lafon, Charles Wilber.  2000.  “Patterns and Consequences of Ice Storms in Forested Appalachian Landscapes.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  230 pp.

Lafrenz, Martin Dietrich.  2005.  “A Watershed Classification System Based on Headwater Catchments in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee-North Carolina.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  169 pp.

Laing, Craig Robert.  1997.  “Mountain Aid: Geographic Assessment of the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Social Programs” [education and health care].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  318 pp.

Lancaster, Jamie L.  2011.  “Coal Mine Characteristics Associated with Progressive Coal Worker’s Pneumoconiosis.”  Ph.D. diss., Walden University.  124 pp.

Lane, Janet E.  2004.  “The Silenced Cry from the Factory Floor: Gastonia’s Female Strikers and Their Proletarian Authors” [studies six novels based on the 1929 Gastonia, N.C., Loray Mill strike; Fielding Burke, Myra Page, Grace Lumpkin, Mary Heaton Vorse].  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  199 pp.

Lang, Stephanie May.  2009.  “Selling the Mountains: The Broad Form Deed and the Economic, Legal, Social, and Political Transformation of Eastern Kentucky, 1880-1930.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  216 pp.  “The broad form deed gave the mineral owner a wide range of rights which included use of timber on the property for mining purposes, the right to construct company buildings necessary for operations, transportation lines, or diversion of watercourses, and access to the minerals in any manner ‘deemed necessary or convenient’.”

Lange, Jeffrey John.  1999.  “‘Smile When You Call Me a Hillbilly’: The Modernization of Country Music and the Struggle for Respectability, 1939-1954” [six sub-genres and 5000 recordings analyzed].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  674 pp.

Lanham, Jennifer.  2010.  “Impact of Globalization on Central Appalachian Women: Social Capital and Social Support Networks” [Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Denver.  119 pp.  Eight rural women; factory layoffs.

Lanham, Joseph Drew.  1997.  “Attributes of Avian Communities in Early-Successional, Clearcut Habitats in the Mountains and Upper Piedmont of South Carolina.”  Ph.D. diss., Clemson University.  126 pp.

Lapham, Heather Alynn.  2002.  “Deerskin Production and Prestige Goods Acquisition in Late Woodland and Early Historic Southwest Virginia” [1400-1700].  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  303 pp.

Larkin, Jeffery Louis.  2001.  “Demographic and Spatial Characteristics of a Reintroduced Elk Population” [Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  146 pp.

Lazazzera, Adrienne Joy.  2009.  “Hopewell Community Dynamics: Evidence from the Fort Ancient Site.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.

Leach, Corinne Rose.  2008.  “Breast Cancer Belief Development and Screening Among Older Appalachian Women” [Estill Co., Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  215 pp.

Leader, Mary Bryce.  2000.  “Legible Ashes: Muriel Rukeyser’s ‘The Book of the Dead’” [poem dealing with W. Va.’s 1930s Hawk’s Nest tunnel industrial disaster in which hundreds of workers died of silicosis].  Ph.D. diss., Brandeis University.  293 pp.

Ledford, Katherine Elizabeth.  2002.  “Progressive Desires: Travel Writing, National Identity, and the Mountain South in the Early Nineteenth-Century United States.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  237 pp.

Lee, Charles Franklin.  2006.  “Carnival of Blood?: African American Workers and the Building of the Pittsburgh, Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad, 1897-1912.”  Ph.D. diss., Carnegie Mellon University.  216 pp.  Andrew Carnegie; Coal Strike of 1897; Unity, Pa.; “allegations of violence in the rail workers’ camps by racist newspapers.”

Lee, Elizabeth Oliver.  2008.  “‘Potomac’s Valley Shall Become a Domain We Create’: Commercialism and the South Branch Valley, 1750-1800” [Hampshire Co., Va. (present-day Hardy County, W. Va.)].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  244 pp.

Lee, Frederick I.  2010.  “The Racial Constitution of the Public: Four Exercises in Historicizing the American Polity.”  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Los Angeles.  373 pp.  1830-1840s removals of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole; slavery; WWII Japanese internment.

Lee, Rebecca Crews.  2008.  “Culture Care Meanings, Expressions, and Lifeways of African American Appalachian and European American Appalachian Mothers Caring for Their Children in an Urban Homeless Shelter” [ethnonursing study].  Ph.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  256 pp.

Lee, Renee Gravois.  1996.  “Uneasy Tensions in Health Care Delivery in a Rural Appalachian Coal Mining Community: Envisioning Alternative Solutions.”  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  196 pp.

Lee, Tommy David, II.  2001.  “‘Rise Up and Call Us Blessed’: From Farm to Factory in the Tri-Cities, Tennessee-Virginia, 1900--1950” [Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  443 pp.

Leeman, Mark A.  2007.  “From Good Works to a Good Job: An Exploration of Poverty and Work in Appalachian Ohio.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  288pp.

LeGrow, Tracy L.  2007.  “Access to Health Information and Health Care Decision-Making of Women in a Rural Appalachian Community.”   Psy.D. diss., Marshall University.  114 pp.

Leimgruber, Peter.  1998.  “Landscape Structure in a Managed Forest Mosaic of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Its Influence on Songbirds and Small Mammals” [logging; George Washington National Forest, Va.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Oklahoma.  181 pp.

LeMaster, Michelle Marie.  “‘Thorough-Paced Girls’ and ‘Cowardly Bad Men’: Gender and Family in Indian-White Relations in the Colonial Southeast, 1660--1783.”  Ph.D. diss., Johns Hopkins University.  451 pp.

Lennon, Mary Ellen.  2002.  “Creating Coalitions: ‘Outside Agitators’ and the Harlan County Coal Strike, 1931-1932” [Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., Harvard University.  308 pp.

Lerman, Hilary.  1997.  “Power to the People: Community Organizing in South-Eastern Ohio, 1969-1973" [Athens, Hocking, and Perry Counties].  Ph.D. diss., Miami University.  308 pp.

LeRoy, Donald Todd.  2004.  “The ‘Church Hymnal’ (1951): A Shape-Note Hymnal of the Church of God” [Cleveland, Tennessee].  D.M.A. diss.,  University of Memphis.  180 pp.

Lewin, Virloy Elizabeth.  2002.  “Effectiveness of Pre-Baccalaureate Health Careers Opportunity Programs (HCOP) for Disadvantaged Students in Three Southern States” [Tenn., Va., Ky.; 393 participants, 1990-1999].  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  114 pp.

Lewis, Charlene Marie.  1997.  “Ladies and Gentlemen on Display: Planter Society at the Virginia Springs, 1790-1860.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  676 pp.

Lewis, John Sherwood.  2000.  “Becoming Appalachia: The Emergence of an American Subculture, 1840-1860.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  342 pp.

Li, Huilan.  2006.  “Economic Evaluation of Air Pollution Reduction of Phase I Power Plants in West Virginia: An Output Distance Function Approach.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  178 pp.

Li, Yaoxiang.  2005.  “Modeling Operational Forestry Problems in Central Appalachian Hardwood Forests.” Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  153 pp.

Liang, Xiaoli.  2005.  “Three Essays on Social Security and Retirement” [incl. coal mining, deindustrialization, old-age expenditure].  Ph.D. diss., Syracuse University.  151 pp.

Lilly, Everett A.  1997.  “Leaving Clear Fork Valley: A Story of Appalachian Migration” [1950s-60s W. Va.; 86 interviewees].  Ph.D. diss., Brandeis University.  114 pp.

Lipold, Paul F.  2003.  “Laying It All on the Line: The Configuration and Causes of Strike Fatalities within the United States, 1877-1947.”  Ph.D. diss., Florida State University.  215 pp.

Littleton, Robert Allen.  2001.  “African American Student Persistence at Small Colleges in Appalachia.”  Ed.D., diss., University of Tennessee.  353 pp.

Livers, Ancella Bickley.  1998.  “Defining Ourselves: Gender Construction and the Creation of a Black Community in Pittsburgh, 1925-1955.”  Ph.D. diss., Carnegie Mellon University.  310 pp.

Lloyd, Timothy Charles.  2002.  “Mortuary Patterns, Social Organization, and Ideology at the Hopewell Site” [Ross Co., Ohio].  Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Albany.  238 pp.

Loberg, Kristi Kay.  2008.  “An Exploratory Study of Leadership in Social Work Based on the Highlander Approach to Social Leadership.”  Ph.D. diss., North Dakota State University.  289 pp.  Highlander Research and Education Center, Tenn.

Lobertini, Jo Alison.  2000.  “Rural Nonfarm Scott County, Tennessee Women and Their Pathways to Baccalaureate Degrees.”  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.

Long, Creston S., III.  2002.  “Southern Routes: Family Migration and the Eighteenth-Century Southern Backcountry” [N.C., Pa., Va.].  Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary.  222 pp.

Long, Laura.  2000.  “What Will Burn: A Novel.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Houston.  251 pp.  “...reveals the troubled, hopeful lives of three seventeen-year-olds....set in the town of Letter Gap, West Virginia.”

Long, Lucy Margaret.  1995.  “The Negotiation of Tradition: Collectors, Community, and the Appalachian Dulcimer in Beech Mountain, North Carolina.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania.  617 pp.

Lopez, Janet Kier.  2007.  “‘We Asked for Workers and They Sent Us People’: A Critical Race Theory and Latino Critical Theory Ethnography Exploring College-Ready Undocumented High School Immigrants in North Carolina.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  234 pp.

Loughry, Allen Hayes, II.  2003.  “‘Don’t buy another vote. I won’t pay for a landslide’: The Sordid and Continuing History of Political Corruption in West Virginia.”  S.J.D. diss., American University.  467 pp.

Love, Revella Logan.  1995.  “Assessing the Common Bonds Between African-American Appalachians and European-American Appalachians: An Exploratory Study.”  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute.  128 pp.

Lucas, M. Lois.  2006.  “African American Women’s Activism in West Virginia” [Memphis Garrison, Elizabeth Drewry, Lucile Meadows, Mildred Bateman].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  368 pp.

Lucas, Rebecca L.  2000.  “The Southern Appalachian, Adolescent Female’s Experience of Being Violent” [ten interviews].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  172 pp.

Lueders, Pamela A. Evans.  2003.  “Disaster, Trauma and Community: The Impact of Floods on Buffalo Creek and Riley County” [W. Va. (1972) and Kansas (1993)].  Ph.D. diss., Kansas State University.  173 pp.

Lutz, Regan Ann.  1995.  “The Historiography of the Trail of Tears.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Toledo.  266 pp.

Lynch, Timothy.  1995.  “Strike Songs of the Depression Era: Reading Between the Lyrics.”  Ph.D. diss., Miami University.  232 pp.

Lyons, Jane E.  2007.  “When She Comes Back Home She’ll Be Changed: Experiences of Nontraditional Appalachian Female Community College Graduates” [study of 11 women, southern Ohio].  Ph.D. diss., Walden University.  134 pp.

Mac Donald, James M.  2006.  “Politics of the Personal in the Old North State: Griffith Rutherford in Revolutionary North Carolina” [Rowan Co.; militia officer and elected official].  Ph.D. diss., Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.  204 pp.

Mackey, Robert Russell.  2000.  “The Uncivil War: Irregular Warfare in the Upper South, 1861-1865” [Ark., Tenn., Ky., Va.].  Ph.D. diss., Texas A&M University.

Mackin, Randal Thomas.  2002.  “Walking the Paths of His Own Premise: The Life and Literature of George Scarbrough.”  D.A. diss., Middle Tennessee State University.  160 pp.

MacLennan, Jamie.  2005.  “Solitude and Sociability: Social Processes among Appalachian Trail Long-Distance Hikers.”  Ph.D. diss., Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick.  217 pp.

MacTavish, Katherine Anne.  2001.  “Going Mobile in Rural America: The Community Effect of Rural Trailer Parks on Child and Youth Development.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  180 pp.

Malcolm-Woods, Rachel.  2005.  “Igbo Talking Signs in Antebellum Virginia: Religion, Ancestors and the Aesthetics of Freedom” [West African grave markers in Amherst Co.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Missouri - Kansas City.  284 pp.

Mallinson, Christine.  2006.  “The Dynamic Construction of Race, Class, and Gender Through Linguistic Practice Among Women in a Black Appalachian Community” [Texana, Cherokee Co., N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., North Carolina State University.  274 pp.

Mallory, Kristin L.  2006.  “Employment Success of Community and Technical College Program Graduates as an Indicator of Economic Development in West Virginia.”  Ed.D. diss., Marshall University.  95 pp.

Maloney, Courtney.  2006.  “Images of Steel: Labor, Memory, and the Cultural Work of Corporate Photography”  [Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation].  Ph.D. diss., Carnegie Mellon University.  217 pp.

Mangin, Michael.  2002.  “Freemen in Theory: Race, Society, and Politics in Ross County, Ohio, 1796-1850.”  Ph.D. diss., University of California, San Diego.  467 pp.

Mannion, Elgin.  2003.  “The Method of Growth: Development Models and Income Distribution in Appalachian Kentucky from 1969-2003.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  489 pp.

Mantooth, Wes.  2004.  “‘You factory folks who sing this song will surely understand’: Cultural Representations in the Gastonia Novels of Myra Page, Grace Lumpkin, and Olive Dargan” [N.C.; 1929 textile-mill strike].  Ph.D. diss., George Washington University.  335 pp.

Marcikonis, Mary Frances.  2001.  “Scars of the Anthracite: A Critical Study of the Sculpture, Painting, and Drawing of Anthracite Miners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1830-1930, and Its Implications for Art Education.”  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  183 pp.

Marcoux, Jon Bernard.  2008.  “Cherokee Households and Communities in the English Contact Period, A.D. 1670-1740.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  461 pp.

Marrow, Helen Beckler.  2007.  “Southern Becoming: Immigrant Incorporation and Race Relations in the Rural United States South” [129 interviews with Latin American immigrants in two rural counties in eastern N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., Harvard University.  507 pp.

Marrs, Aaron Wagner.  2006.  “The Iron Horse Turns South: A History of Antebellum Southern Railroads.”  Ph.D. diss., University of South Carolina.  407 pp.

Martin, Christopher Brenden.  1997.  “Selling the Southern Highlands: Tourism and Community Development in the Mountain South” [focus on Buncombe Co., N.C., and Blount and Sevier Cos., Tenn.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  290 pp.

Martin, Karla Susanne.  2011.  “Four Generations of Poarch Creek History” [1920-2011].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  298 pp.  “The Poarch Band of Creek Indians are a segment of the original Creek Nation that avoided removal and remained in Alabama.”

Martin Lou.  2008.  “Working for Independence: The Failure of New Deal Politics in a Rural Industrial Place” [Upper Ohio River Hancock Co., W. Va.; steel mills, potteries].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  404 pp.

Martin, Maria A.  2007.  “In the Forest’ [original composition; audiovisual].  D.M.A diss., University of Cincinnati.  7 pp.  “In The Forest is a non-narrative, audio-visual work exploring fall foliage filmed in northwestern Pennsylvania.”

Maskey, Vishakha.  2007.  “Economic Analyses Explaining Historic Preservation: The Impact of Social and Economic Values.”  Ph.D. diss.,  West Virginia University.  122 pp.  National Register; Reckart’s Mill, Preston County, W. Va.

Massey, Carissa A.  2009.  “The Responsibility of Forms: Social and Visual Rhetorics of Appalachian Identity.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  263 pp.  Materials studied: Jesco White: The Dancing Outlaw, media coverage of the 2006 Sago mine disaster, Jessica Lynch and Lynddie England, and Hillbilly Days.

Mathis, Regina.  2011.  “A Qualtitative Study of High Student Achievement in a Rural Appalachian Region: Perceptions of Selected Superintendents.”  Ed.D. diss., Lincoln Memorial University.  128 pp.  “This rural Appalachian region has historically outperformed the remainder of the southeastern state”....“two overarching themes were identified as critical factors that enhanced student achievement: culture and leadership.”

Matsunaga, Kyoko.  2006.  “Post-Apocalyptic Vision and Survivance: Nuclear Writings in Native America and Japan” [incl. Marilou Awiakta].  Ph.D. diss., University of Nebraska - Lincoln.  194 pp.

Matthews, Ronald Eric.  2006.  “Charitable Choice and Faith-Based Organizations: Welfare, Policy and Religion in American Politics.”  Ph.D. diss.,  Kent State University.  185 pp.  In-depth interviews of thirty-six Protestant evangelical ministers from central Appalachia.

Matthews, Scott Leslie.  2008.  “‘Up against the World Like It Is’: Documentary Expression in the South, 1925-1965.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  392 pp.  Including the work of folklorist John Lomax and filmmaker John Cohen.

Maunula, Marko Heikki. 2004.  “Guten Tag, Y’all: The Economic Change and the Arrival of Foreign Corporations in Spartanburg County, 1945-1992” [S.C.].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina.  281 pp.

Maxwell, Louise Passey.  1999.  “Remaking Jim Crow: Segregation and Urban Change in Birmingham, Alabama, 1938-1963.”  Ph.D. diss., New York University.  466 pp.

Mayfield, Jana.  1994.  “A Clash of Ideas: ‘Progress’ among West Virginia Baptists, 1830-1880.”  Ph.D. diss., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  360 pp.

Maynard, Peter William.  1996.  “A Discrete Choice Conjoint Analysis and a Discrete Contingent Valuation Assessment of Southern Appalachian Resources: A Comparison and Contrast” [environmental resources; technical economic study].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  257 pp.

Mazak-Kahne, Jeanine.  2009.  “Birthplace of Aluminum, Cradle of Crime: Spheres of Influence in the Deindustrialization of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, 1930-1970” [Allegheny-Kiski Valley].  Ph.D. diss., Michigan State University.  357 pp.

McBride, Kristina Holland.  2006.  “Roots and Wings: Language Attitudes of Professional Women Native to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.”  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  232 pp.

McCarthy, William David.  2002.  “Building the Beaver and Lake Erie Canal: The Politics of Public Improvements in Pennsylvania, 1783-1845.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  391 pp.

McClellan, Craig S.  2006.  “Perspectives of 12th Grade Students, Their Families, and School Officials Related to Affordability and Accessibility of the West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship Program at Logan High School.”  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  219 pp.

McCleskey, Nathaniel Turk. 1990.  “Across the First Divide: Frontiers of Settlement and Culture in Augusta County, Virginia, 1738-1770.”  Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary.  377 pp.

McClinton, Rowena.  1996.  “The Moravian Mission among the Cherokee at Springplace, Georgia.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  563 pp.

McConnell, Michele S.  2011.  “Appalachian and Standard English Code-Switching Strategies among Primary Classroom Teachers.”  Ed.D. diss., Walden University.  103 pp.  “Students who grow up speaking regional dialects benefit from learning code switching (CS) strategies to allow bidialectal communication across their social worlds.”

McCormick, Silas Lee.  2007.  “Transylvania University: ‘Public’ Higher Education in Kentucky, 1780-1878.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  245 pp.

McCoy, Cindy Lee.  1996.  “The Impact of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College on Appalachian Women: A Naturalistic Inquiry” [interview data].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  64 pp.

McCoy, Karissa.  2004.  “Re-Writing Region, Re-Constructing Whiteness: Appalachia and the ‘Place’ of Whiteness in American Culture, 1930-2003” [draws on writings of James Still, Harriette Arnow, Dorothy Allison, Cormac McCarthy, Lee Smith, Frank X. Walker, Dolly Parton].  Ph.D. diss., Vanderbilt University.  254 pp.

McCubbin, Diane K.  2005.  “Longitudinal Survey of the Upper Ohio River with Implications on the Impact of Tributaries.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  156 pp.

McCusker, Kristine Marie.  2000.  “‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’: Women, Work and Barn Dance Radio, 1920-1960” [focuses on Linda Parker, Lily May Ledford, Sarah Colley Cannon (Minnie Pearl), and Rose Lee Maphis].  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University.  377 pp.

McDaris, Jeffrey Scott.  2005.  “Transylvania County and Vocational Education: An Historical Analysis of Vocational Education and Training in a Rural Mountain County” [N.C; 1920s to 1990s].  Ed.D. diss., Western Carolina University.  273 pp.

McFarland, Robert Ernest, Jr.  1997.  “Of Time and the River: Economy, People, and Environment in the Tennessee Valley, 1500-1990.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Alabama.  404 pp.

McGlennen, Molly Suzanne.  2005.  “It is Evidence of Faith to Create: Spirituality and Contemporary Native American Women’s Poetics” [incl. Diane Glancy (Cherokee)].  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Davis.  191 pp.

McKelway, Henry St. Clair.  1994.  “Slaves and Master in the Upland South: Archaeological Investigations at the Mabry Site.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  299 pp.

McKinney, Karen Janet.  2004.  “‘Mountaineers guard well the past’: Ethnologists, Adventurers, Storytellers, and the Representation of Twentieth Century Appalachia” [Frantz Fanon, Mary Louise Pratt, James Mooney, Horace Kephart, Harvey Miller].  Ph.D. diss., University of New Mexico.  337 pp.

McKnight, Brian Dallas.  2003.  “‘The grate strugel of war’: The Civil War in the Mountains of Eastern Kentucky and Southwestern Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., Mississippi State University.  388 pp.

McMillan, Fay Cobb.  2003.  “A Qualitative Study of Adult Women in a Northeast Tennessee Community College” [returning students, ages 23-50].  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  92 pp.

McNeil, Bryan T.  2005.  “Searching for Home Where Mountains Move: The Collision of Economy, Environment, and an American Community” [Coal River Mountain Watch, W. Va.; mountaintop removal mining; UMW].  Ph.D. diss., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  331 pp.

McNeil, Bryan T.  2005.  “Searching for Home Where Mountains Move: The Collision of Economy, Environment, and an American Community” [Coal River region, W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  331 pp.

McTammany, Matthew E.  2004.  “Recovery of Southern Appalachian Streams from Historical Agriculture.”  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  153 pp.

Megalos, Mark Arthur.  1999.  “North Carolina Landowner Responsiveness to Forestry Incentives” [nine counties sampled statewide].  Ph.D. diss., North Carolina State University.  119 pp.

Meier, Kathryn Shively.  2010.  “‘No Place for the Sick’: Nature’s War on Civil War Soldier Health in 1862 Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  Peninsula and Shenandoah Valley campaign case studies relying on diaries, letters, and memoirs.

Merovich, George T.  2007.  “Stream Water Quality and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Ecology in a Coal-Mining, Acid-Sensitive Region.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  181 pp.  Northern W. Va.; Tygart Valley and Cheat River basins.

Messinger, Penny.  1998.  “Leading the Field of Mountain Work: The Conference of Southern Mountain Workers, 1913-1950” [leadership; gender dynamics].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  539 pp.

Metheny, Karen Bescherer.  2002.  “The Landscape of Industry and the Negotiation of Place: An Archaeological Study of Worker Agency in a Pennsylvania Coal Company Town, 1891--1947” [Helvetia].  Ph.D. diss., Boston University.  860 pp.

Meyers, Maureen Elizabeth Siewert.  2011.  “Political Economy of Exotic Trade on the Mississippian Frontier: A Case Study of a Fourteenth Century Chiefdom in Southwestern Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  486 pp.

Mickelson, Andrew Michael.  2002.  “Changes in Prehistoric Settlement Patterns as a Result of Shifts in Subsistence Practices in Eastern Kentucky.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  258 pp.

Middlesworth, John Paul.  2000.  “The Epic Transition in Contemporary American Drama: Robert Schenkkan, August Wilson, and Tony Kushner” [Schenkkan’s The Kentucky Cycle (1993)].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  155 pp.

Miewald, Christiana Elke.  2000.  “Women’s Work? Caring, Kinship and Community in Appalachian Kentucky.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  413 pp.

Miles, Tiya Alicia.  2000.  “‘Bone of My Bone’: Stories of a Black-Cherokee Family, 1790-1866.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota.  250 pp.

Miller, Dana Ellen.  2002.  “A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Direct Reading Instruction on Students of Caucasian and Hispanic Backgrounds” [Dalton, Ga.].  Ed.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  70 pp.

Miller, Paul William.  1998.  “A Coal Region Opera” [for six singers; set in Pa.’s 19th century anthracite coal fields].  D.M.A. diss., Temple University.  226 pp.

Miller, Sarah E.  2006.  “An Ohio River Boundary? The Contested Ohio Country, 1783--1795.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Toledo.  245 pp.

Mills, Lisa A.  2003.  “Mitochondrial DNA Analysis of the Ohio Hopewell of the Hopewell Mound Group” [near Chillicothe, Ohio].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  177 pp.

Minich, Frances Johanna.  2004.  “Hopewell Stone Carvers: Reinterpreting the Roles of Artist and Patron” [Ohio, Ill.; 100 B.C.–A.D. 600].  Ph.D. diss.,  Virginia Commonwealth University.  233 pp.

Mitchell, Anne Virginia.  1997.  “Parkway Politics: Class, Culture, and Tourism in the Blue Ridge” [1933-42].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  351 pp.

Mittlefehldt, Sarah.  2008.  “The Tangled Roots of the Appalachian Trail: A Social and Environmental History.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin - Madison.  387 pp.  “...explores conflict and cooperation between citizen volunteers, local landowners, and state agencies in the creation of the Appalachian Trail corridor,” 1968 National Trails Act.

Miyake, Mark Y.  2009.  “The Discourse on Race within the Bluegrass Music Community.”  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University.  262 pp.

Modesitt, Maureen Cecile.  2001.  “Dolly Parton: A Semiotic Study of Her Life and Lyrics.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  231 pp.

Mohney, Kenneth Walter.  2002.  “Steubenville Projectile Points: Social and Technological Functions in the Panhandle Archaic of the Upper Ohio River Valley” [W. Va.; archaeology].  Ph.D. diss., University of Pittsburgh.  331 pp.

Mojica, Maribel N.  2009.  “Examining the Role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development in Appalachia.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  126 pp.

Montag, Michele Lynn.  2001.  “Small Sites and the Monongahela Settlement System: A View from the Sandrocks Shelter (36GR68)” [Pa. archaeological site; AD 1050-1640].  Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Binghampton.  222 pp.

Montrie, Chad.  2001.  “To Save the Land and People: A History of Opposition to Coal Surface Mining in Appalachia.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  376 pp.

Mooney, Stephen Douglas.  1998.  “‘Coal Dust in Our Blood’: Central Appalachian Coal Mining Culture in the American Novel” [1890-1930; 1930-1970; 1970-- ].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  426 pp.

Moore, Christopher C.  2008.  “Using Empirical Benefit Estimates in a Bioeconomic Model of Invasive Species Control.”  Ph.D. diss., North Carolina State University.  167 pp.  Insect threat; hemlock decline in southern Appalachians; Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Pisgah National Forest, and Nantahala National Forest.

Moore, Dwayne Phillip.  2005.  “The Perceived Effects of the Rapid Rise of Hispanic English-Limited Language Learners on the School Systems of Northeast Tennessee.”  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  107 pp.

Moore, Jonathan Barrons.  2003.  “Local Economic Development in the Post-Industrial Service Economy: Manufacturing Communities in the Ohio River Valley” [Ohio: Jackson, Athens, Muskingum Cos.].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  255 pp.

Moore, Martha Norris.  2003.  “A Cross-Case Study of Six Women Who Experienced Layoffs in the Apparel Industry and Enrolled in Retraining Programs at a Southwest Virginia Community College.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Virginia.  143 pp.

Moore, Mary Buchanan.  1994.  “Early Childbearing in Kentucky  Communities: An Ecological Approach.”  Ph.D. diss., University  of Kentucky.  129 pp.

Moore, Toby Harper.  1999.  “The Unmaking of a Cotton Mill World: Place, Politics and the Dismantling of the South’s Mill Village System” [1870-1970].  Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa.  267 pp.

Moran, Nathan Kent.  1999.  “Isham Harris and Confederate State Government in Tennessee” [secessionist governor; based in east Tenn. 1862-1863].  Ph.D. diss., University of Memphis.  277 pp.

Morgan, Jewel Dean Thomas.  1998.  “The Nature, Scope, and Consequences of Drug and Alcohol Use of Students Enrolled at Three Southern Appalachian Community Colleges” [Va., Tenn., N.C.].  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  129 pp.

Morris, Christine Marie.  1995.  “Roots, Branches, Blossoms, and Briars: Cultural Colonialism of the Mountain Arts in West Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  204 pp.

Morris, Louis Ray, Jr.  2011.  “Jefferson County, Alabama: A Perfect Storm of Ethical, Financial, Political, and Market Failures” [Birmingham; 1993-2010].  Ph.D. diss., Auburn University.  147 pp.

Morris, Tony Ray.  2002.  “A Quiver in the Wire” [original writing, poetry: two mountain women].  Ph.D. diss., Florida State University.  68 pp.

Morrissey, Janice Clark.  1996.  “Citizen Participation in Environmental Policy: A Study of Landfill Siting in Two Appalachian Communities” [Oliver Springs, Tenn.; McDowell County, W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  339 pp.

Moyer, Paul Benjamin.  1999.  “Wild Yankees: Settlement, Conflict, and Localism along Pennsylvania’s Northeast Frontier, 1760-1820” [upper Susquehanna and Delaware Rivers].  Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary.  322 pp.

Mugleston, Theran K.  1998.  “Leadership and Decision-Making: The Legacy of the K-25 Site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee” [1942-1997].  Ph.D. diss., Walden University.  177 pp.

Mullins, Terry Wayne.  1996.  “A Coal Camp and Its Classrooms: A Historical Study of a Virginia Coalfield Community and Its School, 1888-1987”  [Bishop; Tazewell County].  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  350 pp.

Murphy, Caroline E.  2005.  “Parental Perceptions of Barriers to Care: An Examination of Rural Appalachian Parents’ Expectancies of the Availability, Process, and Outcome of Mental Health Services for Elementary School-Aged Children” [Ohio].  Ph.D. dis., Ohio University.  116 pp.

Murrell, Amy Elizabeth.  2001.  “The Divided Family in Civil War America, 1860--1870” [200 families: Tenn., Ky., Va., Md., Mo.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  337 pp.

Myers, Aimee Patrice.  1995.  “Developing the Rural Landscape: A Case Study of Two Early National Pennsylvania Communities” [Chester and Fayette Counties].  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Riverside.  247 pp.

Myers, Judith Gay. 2005.  “A Socio-Historical Analysis of the Kentucky Birth Control Movement, 1933-1943.” Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  232 pp.

Myers, Mark S.  2008.  “Deindustrialization and the Decline of Community in the Coalfields: McDowell County, West Virginia, 1950-2000.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  251 pp.

Najar, Monica Elizabeth.  2000.  “Evangelizing the South: Gender, Race, and Politics in the Early Evangelical South, 1765-1815” [Va., N.C., Ky., Tenn.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin - Madison.  252 pp.

Napier, Jerry Wayne.  1997.  “Mines, Miners, and Machines: Coal Mine Mechanization and the Eastern Kentucky Coal Fields, 1890-1990.  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  254 pp.

Nash, Carole L.  2009.  “Modeling Uplands: Landscape and Prehistoric Native American Settlement Archaeology in the Virginia Blue Ridge Foothills.”  Ph.D. diss., Catholic University of America.  691 pp.  Upper Rappahannock River basin.

Nassif, Nader Raif.  2002.  “Predicting Intentions for Cervical Cancer Screening in Eastern-Band Cherokee Women.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Alabama at Birmingham.  84 pp.

Natalini, Robert S.  2004.  “‘Chi lascia la via vecchia...’: Law, Ethnicity, and the Immigration Experience.  Italians in Industrial America, 1890-1925” [Washington Co., Southwestern Pa.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania.  330 pp.

Nathan Wright, Amy.  2007.  “Civil Rights ‘Unfinished Business’: Poverty, Race, and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign” [Washington, D.C.; National Mall].  Ph.D. diss.,  University of Texas.  589 pp.

NeCamp, Samantha Hope.  2011.  “The Moonlight Schools: Adult Literacy Education in the Age of Americanization” [initiated 1911].  Ph.D. diss., University of Louisville.  285 pp.  “...though the Moonlight Schools movement invoked a rhetoric of whiteness and nativism to gain support for its educational programs, the movement also worked to promote an image of immigrants as both literate and intelligent and of non-white people as worthy of educational opportunity.”

Nelson, Joshua Bourne.  2010.  “Progressive Traditions: Cherokee Cultural Studies.”  Ph.D. diss, Cornell University.  237 pp.

Nelson, Julia Burckes.  1999.  “Soil and Soil Solution Chemistry in the Rooting Zone of a Southern Appalachian High Elevation Spruce Fir Forest Ecosystem” [technical study; Clingman’s Dome, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., North Carolina State University.  156 pp.

Nelson, Marion Christina.  2006.  “Power in Motion: Western Success Stories of the Jeffersonian Republic” [John Breckinridge (Ky.); Thomas Worthington (Northwest Territory)].  Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania.  313 pp.

Nesbitt, James Todd.  1997.  “‘Regional’ Political Ecology and Underdevelopment in Appalachia: Case Studies from Two West Virginia Counties” [Pendleton, Randolph].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  222 pp.

Neumann, Tracy.  2011.  “Goodbye, Steeltown: The Politics of Space in Pittsburgh and Hamilton” [Ontario; deindustrialization; urban revitalization].  Ph.D. diss., New York University.  502 pp.

Newell, Carol Elena.  2002.  “Women Folk and the Landscape of Modernism: The Novels of Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Julia Peterkin, and Zora Neale Hurston” [Roberts’ The Time of Man (1926)].  Ph.D. diss., Emory University.  271 pp.

Newell, Claire Leigh.  1997.  “Local and Regional Variation in the Vegetation of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  1008 pp.

Newfont, Kathryn D.  2001.  “Moving Mountains: Forest Politics and Commons Culture in Western North Carolina, 1964-1994.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  294 pp.

Newton, Roxanne.  2004.  “The Fabric of Hope and Resistance: Narratives of North Carolina Women Workers on Strike” [13 women across the state].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  230 pp.

Nicolaeva, Marina Yurevna.  2001.  “Multilevel Analysis of Migrant Selectivity to Appalachian Counties” [1980, 1990 U.S. Census].  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  351 pp.

Nigro, Augustine.  2002.  “Landscaping the Lehigh: The Creation of a Middle Industrial Landscape in Nineteenth-Century Pennsylvania.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  264 pp.  Lehigh Valley, 1820-1870; Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company.

Nixon-Auguste, Nicol.  2006.  “The Rhetoric of Nuna Dual Tsuny: Retelling the Cherokee Trail of Tears.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  176 pp.

Noakes, Jennie.  2008.  “‘From the Top of the Mountain’: Traditional Music and the Politics of Place in the Central Appalachian Coalfields.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania.  227 pp.

Nolan, Andrew Shane.  2001.  “A Defining Moment for Dayton: The Scopes Trial as an Act in the Theater of the Modern” [Tenn.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  379 pp.

Nolen, Carolyn Pilla.  1996.  “The History of Ferrum College: From a Mission School to a College.”  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  210 pp.

Nondo, Chali.  2009.  “An Empirical Analysis of the Interactions between Environmental Regulations and Economic Growth.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  138 pp.

Noor, Ismail Khalil.  1996.  “Northern Michigan and Eastern Kentucky: A Comparative Study of Regional Development” [1940-1993].  Ph.D. diss., Michigan State University.  413 pp.

Norman, Julie Marie.  2001.  “The Relationship between Interorganizational Collaboration and the Perception of School-Business Partnership Effectiveness in West Virginia.”  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  114 pp.

Norris, Randall Ted.  1998.  “God and Nature in Cumberland County: Disaster Narratives from East Tennessee” [camp meetings, singing schools, core religious beliefs].  Ph.D. diss., Bowling Green State University.  249 pp.

Norwood, Karen Kay.  2002.  “Propensity of West Virginia Craftspeople to Use Electronic Media for Marketing Their Products.”  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  165 pp.

Nystrom, Eric Charles.  2007.  “Learning to See: Visual Tools in American Mining Engineering, 1860-1920.”  Ph.D. diss., Johns Hopkins University.  384 pp.  Mine maps, blueprints, photographs, and models.

O'Boyle, Timothy J.  2001.  “Gambling and Small Business Crime Deterrence: The Illegal Use of Video Poker Machines by Public Bars and Private Social Clubs in Pennsylvania.”  Ph.D. diss., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Newark.  212 pp.

O’Keefe, Joy Marie.  2009.  “Roosting and Foraging Ecology of Forest Bats in the Southern Appalachian Mountains” [Western N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., Clemson University.  144 pp.

Oakley, Christopher Arris.  2002.  “The Reshaping of Indian Identity in Twentieth Century North Carolina.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  282 pp.

Odon, Beverly Williams.  2002.  “‘Ties that bind’ Contemporary Grandparents: Voices Securing Families of the Past; Embracing Families in the Present; Re-Defining Families for the Future” [black and white Appalachian family elders raising their grandchildren; Dayton, Ohio area].  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute and University.  168 pp.

Oladosu, Gbadebo Ayodeji.  2000.  “A Non-Market Computable General Equilibrium Model for Economic Analysis of Climate Change in the Susquehanna River Basin” [Pa.; carbon tax].  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  234 pp.

Oliver, Sylvester Walker, Jr.  1995.  “African-American Music Traditions in Northeast Mississippi” [religious and secular oral music traditions].  Ph.D. diss., University of Memphis.  668 pp.

Olson, Charles Strong (Ted).  1997.  “The Folklife of the Blue Ridge Region” [published as Blue Ridge Folklife, University Press of Mississippi, 1998].  Ph.D. diss., University of Mississippi.  397 pp.

Osborne, Mary Nelle.  2003.  “Without a Vision the People Perish: Introducing Collaborative Learning to Community Service Leaders in Southern Appalachia.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  137 pp.

Osha, Jen.  2010.  “The Power-Knowledge to Move Mountains: Subaltern Discourses of Mountaintop Removal in Coal River Valley, West Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  217 pp.  Interviews with 59 local residents, with participatory maps showing specific concerns.

Ouattara, Gnimbin Albert.  2007.  “Africans, Cherokees, and the ABCFM Missionaries in the Nineteenth Century: An Unusual Story of Redemption.”  Ph.D. diss., Georgia State University.  322 pp.

Owen, Helen Mintz.  2000.  “The Significance of a Rural Education: An Examination of the Ways Work and Play Set Patterns for the Heritage of Learning of One Appalachian Family” [Gloucester, Transylvania Co., N.C.].  Ed.D. diss., Western Carolina University.  145 pp.

Owen, Sheldon F.  2003.  “Ecology and Management of Raccoons within an Intensively Managed Forest in the Central Appalachians.” Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  102 pp.

Owen, Stephen M.  2008.  “Power, Culture, and Sustainability in the Making of Public Policy in an Appalachian Headwaters Community” [western N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute and University.  354 pp.

Owston, James Martin.  2007.  “Survival of the Fittest?: The Rebranding of West Virginia Higher Education” [college-to-university].  Ed.D. diss., Marshall University.  1052 pp.

Page, Karen Lund.  2003.  “Blood on the Coal: The Effect of Organizational Size and Differentiation on Mine Accidents from 1983-1999.”  Ph.D. diss., Stanford University.  96 pp.

Palmer, Ronald R.  1998.  “The Politics of Ethnic Identity: The Case of the Cherokee.”  Ph.D. diss., University of South Carolina.  298 pp.

Palumbo, Carmine David.  1997.  “Folklore and Literature: The Poetry and Fiction of Fred Chappell.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Southwestern Louisiana.  238 pp.

Pancake, Ann.  1998.  “Past (Im)perfect and the Present Progressive: Time in Americans’ Class Consciousness” [Appalachia in literature and film].  Ph.D. diss., University of Washington.  247 pp.

Papyach, Joan Boyer.  1993.  “Gardening, Food Preservation and the  Dietary Status of Older Rural Kentuckians.”  Ph.D. diss.,  University of Kentucky.  154 pp.

Paris, Sandra Kay Carroll.  2001.  “Service Utilization and Readmission in a Rural Southern Appalachian Battered Women’s Shelter” [339 women; 1996-98].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  126 pp.

Parris, Stanley Glenn.  2008.  “Instituting a Missional Worship Style in a Local Church Developed from an Analysis of the Culture.”  D.Min. diss., Asbury Theological Seminary.  151 pp.  Baptist church in southwest Va., 1995; pastor newly arrived from Fort Worth, Tex.

Parsons, Tara.  2008.  “Personality Traits and Stereotypes Attributed to People with Appalachian Dialects in Comparison to the General American Dialect” [W. Va. and Ill.].  Psy.D. diss., Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  46 pp.

Patterson, Larry Richard Patlis.  2001.  “The Eastern Band of Cherokee and Their Boarding School Experiences: Stories and Reflections from the Elders.” [N.C., 1917-1950].  Ed.D. diss., Tennessee State University.  523 pp.

Patterson, Laura Sloan.  2001.  “Where's the Kitchen? Feminism, Domesticity, and Southern Women's Fiction” [Ellen Glasgow, Eudora Welty, Lee Smith].  Ph.D. diss., Vanderbilt University.  229 pp.

Patterson, Stuart.  2006.  “A New Pattern of Life: The Public Past and Present of Two New Deal Communities” [Arthurdale, W. Va. and Aberdeen Gardens, Va.].  Ph.D. diss., Emory University.  453 pp.

Pattillo, Laura Grace.  2001.  “Appalachia on Stage: The Southern Mountaineer in American Drama” [1880s-1990s].  Ph.D. diss., Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.  366 pp.

Pauff, James Richard.  2002.  “Symbolization, Social Structure, Collective Behavior and the Yellow Creek Massacre of 1774” [Ohio, W. Va.; Upper Ohio Valley group violence patterns].  Ph.D. diss.,  Bowling Green State University.  185 pp.

Paulett, Robert.  2007.  “Trading Lives: Mapping the Pathways and Peoples of the Southeastern Deerskin Trade, 1732-1775” [S.C., Ga.].  Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary.  278 pp.

Pauley, Rudy Dale.  1998.  “A Study of Factors Relating to the Attrition from the West Virginia University - Marshall University - West Virginia Graduate College Cooperative Doctoral Program Administered by the West Virginia Board of Trustees.”  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  124 pp.

Paulin, Lisa M.  2007.  “Newspaper Discourses of Latino Labor and Latino Rights in the New U.S. South” [N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  259 pp.  Examines newspaper coverage in the Raleigh News & Observer, the Winston-Salem Journal, La Conexión, and Qué Pasa.

Pavesic, Christine Lynn.  2002.  “Ray Hicks and the Jack Tales of Appalachia: Their Origins and Significance.”  2002.  Ph.D. diss., Northern Illinois University.  167 pp.

Payne, Cordelia Manuel.  2010.  “House on the Ridge: Towards Preserving the African American Heritage of Greeneville, Tennessee.”  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute and University.  457 pp.  Story-based preservation; 110-year-old folk style house; family of John Franklin Manuel.

Pecknold, Diane Elisabeth.  2002.  “The Selling Sound: Country Music, Commercialism, and the Politics of Popular Culture, 1920--1974.”  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University.  306 pp.

Pennefather-O’Brien, Elizabeth.  2006.  “Biological Affinities Among Middle Woodland Populations Associated with the Hopewell Horizon” [Ohio and Illinois River Valleys; ca. 150 B.C.–A.D. 400].  Ph.D. diss.,  Indiana University.  218 pp.

Pennington, Michael Sean.  2008.  “Is the Coal Industry Worth Protecting? An Examination of the Effects of Competing Advocacy Coalitions on Implementation of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977.”  Ph.D. diss.,  Texas A&M University.  179 pp.

Perkins, Carol Compton.  1994.  “The Piano in an American Society: The Coalfield Area of Bluefield, West Virginia, 1890-1960.”  D.M.A. diss., University of South Carolina.  117 pp.

Perkins, Caroline Courtney.  2000.  “Living Responsibly in Community: Wendell Berry’s Port William Fiction.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Texas at Dallas.  195 pp.

Perkins, Deborah Godwin.  1999.  “Power, Resistance, and the State: A Case Study of Economic Development in Roane County, Tennessee.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  195 pp.

Perry, Lisa Renee.  2011.  “Memory, Identity, and Paternalism: Creating an Appalachian Camelot” [coal town, Wheelwright, Ky., 1930s-1960s].  Ph.D. diss., Arkansas State University.  338 pp.

Peters, Emma Gene.  1997.  “Southern Bells: Voices of Working Women.  A Telling in Three Parts” [storytelling performance piece: mill girl; mill labor organizer; Appalachian woman].  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute.

Peyton, Billy Joe.  1999.  “‘To Make the Crooked Ways Straight and the Rough Ways Smooth’: The Federal Government’s Role in Laying and Building the Cumberland Road”  [1811-1821; Cumberland, Md., to Wheeling, (West) Va.; 131 miles].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  239 pp.

Philyaw, Leslie Scott.  1995.  “Virginia’s Western Visions: Political and Cultural Expansion on an Eighteenth-Century Frontier.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  325 pp.

Piecuch, James R.  2005.  “Three Peoples, One King: Loyalists, Indians, Slaves and the American Revolution in the Deep South, 1775--1782 [Ga., S.C.].  Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary.  655 pp.

Pierce, Daniel Smith.  1995.  “Boosters, Bureaucrats, Politicians and Philanthropists: Coalition Building in the Establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  248 pp.

Pitts, Wayne J.  2003.  “Recent Mexican Immigration to the Rural South: A Case Study in Western North Carolina” [Buncombe Co.].  Ph.D. diss., University of New Mexico.  187 pp.

Plaut, Thomas. 1973.  “The Implications of Community for Planning and Regional Reconstruction” [rural hamlet of Kerens, Randolph County, W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute and University.  98 pp.

Plyler, Jennifer Lee.  1997.  “An Evaluation of the Organizational and Interpersonal Communication Strategies Used by a Major Forest Products Firm in East Tennessee” [Champion International Corp., and 54 community leaders from four counties].  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  211 pp.

Podber, Jacob J.  2001.  “The Electronic Front Porch: An Oral History of the Early Effects of Radio, Television, and the Internet on Appalachia and the Melungeon Community.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  261 pp.

Pokladnik, Randi J.  2008.  “Roots and Remedies of Ginseng Poaching in Central Appalachia.”  Ph.D. diss., Antioch New England Graduate School.  279 pp.

Polhemus, Richard Rowand.  1998.  “Activity Organization in Mississippian Households: A Case Study from the Loy Site in East Tennessee” [archaeological site; Jefferson Co.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  349 pp.

Poole, H. Randall.  1989.  “From Black to White: The Transition of Bluefield State College from an Historically Black College to a Predominantly White Institution” [Bluefield, W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland.  202 pp.

Porter, Maureen K.  1997.  “Moving Mountains: Reform, Resistance, and Resiliency in an Appalachian Kentucky High School” [set against Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) of 1990].  Ph.D. diss., Stanford University.  455 pp.

Porter, Robert Preston, Jr.  2001.  “Environmental Justice and North Georgia Wilderness Areas: A GIS-Based Analysis.”  Ph.D. diss.,  University of Georgia.  101 pp.

Posadas, Benedict de la Cuadra.  1998.  “Evaluating the Use of Constructed Wetlands in Producing Catfish in Multi-Enterprise Farming in Mississippi Black Belt Area” [Noxubee Co.].  Ph.D. diss., Mississippi State University.  137 pp.

Powell, James Edward.  1995.  “Teachers’ Beliefs About Young Learners in an Appalachian Geographic Setting.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  271 pp.

Powell, Scott M.  2008.  “Perceptions of Appalachian Students about Post-Secondary Education.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  212 pp.  Students from Ohio University and Shawnee State University interviewed.

Powers, Mary Therese Osweiler.  1999.  “The Ballot, the Bayonet, and the Schoolhouse: The Dynamics of Change in the Common Schools in Franklin County, Tennessee” [1806-1873].  Ph.D. diss., University of Dayton.  497 pp.

Powers, William Douglas.  2001.  “‘In the Beginning...’: An Eliadean Interpretation of Frank G. Speck's Account of the Booger Dance of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.” [Mircea Eliade].  Ph.D. diss., University of Missouri - Columbia.  211 pp.

Prajznerova, Katerina.  2001.  “Cultural Intermarriage in Southern Appalachia Cherokee Elements in Four Selected Novels by Lee Smith” [The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed, Black Mountain Breakdown, Oral History, Fair and Tender Ladies].  Ph.D. diss., Baylor University.  215 pp.

Pratt, Amy Danielle.  2006.  “Women’s Livelihood Strategies in Diverse Contexts: Constructing Feminist Topographies in Appalachia and South Africa” [W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  402 pp.

Puckett, Anita Marie.  1993.  “Seldom Ask, Never Tell: Speech Acts  and Economic Relationships in A Rural Eastern Kentucky  Community.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Texas at Austin.  505 pp.

Purcell, Aaron D.  2006.  “White Collar Radicals: New Deal Labor and Red Scare Communists in the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1935--1955” [fifteen employees accused as radicals].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  375 pp.

Putman, Heidi Patricia.  2002.  “Knowledge, Health Beliefs, Attitude, and Behavioral Intention as Predictors of Compliance with Prescribed Treatment Regimens in Rural Appalachian Adults Diagnosed with Asthma” [Western Md.].  D.N.Sc. Diss., Widener University School of Nursing.  170 pp.

Quinn, Edythe Ann.  1994.  “Delivering Health Care to Rural America: The Community Health Care Program in Southwest Virginia, 1975-1994.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  346 pp.

Qureshi, Rashida.  1996.  “Dependency and Internal Migration: A Comparative Study of Outmigration from the Appalachian South and Core South” [European Americans and African Americans; 1930-1960].  Ph.D. diss., Kansas State University.  282 pp.

Raines, Belita Diane.  2003.  “Nontraditional Female Students Enrolled in Developmental English Courses at Roane State Community College” [Oak Ridge, Tenn.].  Ed.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  188 pp.

Rake, Valerie Sanders.  2000.  “‘In the Old Days, They Used Scraps’: Gender, Leisure, Commodification, and the Mythology of Quiltmaking, Wayne County, Ohio, 1915-1995.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  369 pp.

Rakes, Paul Hellmut.  2002.  “Acceptable Casualties: Power, Culture, and History in the West Virginia Coalfields, 1900-1945.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  240 pp.

Ralston, Charles Frederick.  2000.  “Adult Education As a Welfare Measure during the Great Depression: A Historical Case Study of the Educational Program of the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942” [Pa.].  D.Ed. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  443 pp.

Ramos, Rigoberto A.  2006.  “ Hispanic Orientation Center: A Model”  [Cleveland, Tenn.; Church of God; Pentecostal].  D.Min. diss., Drew University.  87 pp.

Rapp, Carl Steven.  1997.  “A Survey of Factors Affecting Computer Implementation in Rural Northeast Tennessee K-12 Public Schools.”  Ph.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  158 pp.

Rasheed, Saba.  2001.  “Prediction of Post Secondary Plans for Rural Appalachian Youth” [374 high school juniors].  Ph.D. diss., University of Oregon.  203 pp.

Reckner, Paul E.  2009.  “Social Difference, Community-Building, and Material Social Practice: Solidarity and Diversity at the Ludlow Tent Colony, 1913-1914” [Colo. coal miners, massacre].  Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Binghamton.  583 pp.

Reed, Betty Jamerson.  2000.  “The Brevard Rosenwald School: An Historical Case Study” [black education; Transylvania Co., N.C.; 1910-1966].  Ed.D. diss., Western Carolina University.  218 pp.

Reed, Diane Jeannette.  2001.  “Burning Spring” [novel about an urban Appalachian family].  Ph.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  305 pp.

Reel, Sally Jane.  1994.  “The Meaning of Childbearing among Appalachian Adolescent Women Living in Eastern West Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  227 pp.

Reeves, Amy L.  2004.  “Childhood Experiences of Appalachian Women Who have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence during Adulthood.” D.S.N. diss., East Tennessee State University.  110 pp.

Reichart, Karaleah Sabina.  2000.  “Walking the Line: Women and Industrial Conflict in Southern West Virginia” [coal; labor conflicts; Logan Co.; Pittston Strike; UMWA corruption; mountaintop removal].  Ph.D. diss., Northwestern University.  346 pp.

Reichert Powell, Douglas Andrew.  1999.  “Hick Town: The Cultural Politics of American Regionalism” [southern Appalachia; Abraham Verghese’s My Own Country (1994), James Dickey’s Deliverance (1972), James Still’s River of Earth (1940), Jo Carson’s Stories I Ain’t Told Nobody Yet (1988)].  Ph.D. diss., Northwestern University.  316 pp.

Reid, William H., Jr.  1996.  “Prehistoric Settlement and Subsistence in the Cumberland Gap Region of Southwest Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., American University.  325 pp.  Based on excavation and analysis at Sites 44LE121 and 44LE129.

Reiter, Paul Lawrence.  2008.  “Appalachian Self-Identity, Cervical Cancer Screening, and Risky Sexual Behavior among Women in Ohio Appalachia.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  241 pp.  Baseline data on 571 women from the CARE study.

Reynolds, Claire E.  2008.  “Speaking Out: Class, Race, and Gender in the Writings of Ruth McEnery Stuart, Edith Summers Kelley, and Harriette Simpson Arnow” [The Dollmaker, 1954].  Ph.D. diss., University of Rhode Island.  168 pp.

Reynolds, Melissa Jo.  2006.  “The Effects of Forest Management on Habitat Quality for Black Bears in the Southern Appalachians.”  Ph.D. diss., Auburn University.  266 pp.

Rezek, Janis Evelyn.  2010.  “Appalachian Women’s Experiences of Unmarried Adolescent Motherhood” [W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute and University.  132 pp.  Eight mothers in Fayette, Kanawha, and Raleigh Counties.

Rhoades, Matthew Lawson.  2000.  “Assarigoa’s Line: Anglo-Iroquois Origins of the Virginia Frontier, 1675-1774.”  Ph.D. diss., Syracuse University.  303 pp.

Rhorer, Marc Alan.  2007.  “Believers in Dixie: A Cultural Geography of the Kentucky Shakers.”  Ph.D. diss., Florida Atlantic University.  236 pp.

Rice, Christopher Scott.  2002.  “Discourses of Sustainability: Grassroots Organizations and Sustainable Community Development in Central Appalachia” [Letcher Co., Ky.; Lee Co., Va..; and Athens Co., Ohio, former coal-economy counties].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  398 pp.

Rice, Connie Park.  2007.  “‘For Men and Measures’: The Life and Legacy of Civil Rights Pioneer J. R. Clifford” [1848-1933].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  292 pp.  Newspaper publisher and W. Va.’s first African-American attorney; Niagara Movement.

Richards, Melinda Lou.  2001.  “An Examination of Change in Selected Vowel Structures of Three Generations of Native Appalachian Speakers.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  237 pp.

Richardson, David Barrie.  1997.  “Time-Related Factors in Radiation-Cancer Associations Among Workers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  214 pp.

Ricketts, Elizabeth Cocke.  1996.  “‘Our Battle for Industrial Freedom’: Radical Politics in the Coal Fields of Central Pennsylvania, 1916-1926.”  Ph.D. diss., Emory University.  597 pp.

Riggs, Brett H.  1999.  “Removal Period Cherokee Households in Southwestern North Carolina: Material Perspectives on Ethnicity and Cultural Differentiation.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  641 pp.

Riggs, Brett High.  1999.  “Removal Period Cherokee Households in Southwestern North Carolina: Material Perspectives on Ethnicity and Cultural Differentiation” [examines two competing classes: full blood and mixed blood Cherokees].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  641 pp.

Rikard, Gabriel D.  2008. “An Archeology of Appalachia: Authority and the Mountaineer in the Appalachian Works of Cormac McCarthy.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Mississippi.  311 pp.

Roades, Rebecca Nicole.  2011.  “Dual Consciousness: Identity Construction among Appalachian Professional Women in Southern Ohio.”  Ph.D. diss., Antioch University.  181 pp.  “...with particular regard to the blending of their cultural heritage in a society in which they are often marginalized.”

Roberts, Katherine R.  2006.  “Storehouses of Abundance and Loss: Architecture, Narrative and Memory in West Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University.  230 pp.  “...examines the production of locality in rural Appalachia by looking at the use and maintenance of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes and the social and symbolic significance of home-produced food. The study centers on a traditional food storage building known as a cellar house, which is characteristic to the Mid-Ohio Valley in West Virginia...”

Roberts, Lisa Sue.  1995.  “Population Redistribution and the Restructuring of Rural Settlement: A Western Virginia Case Study” [three county area, 1960-1980].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  185 pp.

Roberts, Mark Allen.  2007.  “Hillbilly Authentication: Investigating Authentic Regional Identity in Postmodern Appalachian Culture” [hillbilly stereotype].  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute & University.  315 pp.

Robertson, Judith Hale.  2003.  “The Influence of the Monitoring Process on Special Education Services in West Virginia” [1996-2001; 22 counties].  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  126 pp.

Robertson, Wendy Lee.  2000.  “The Discovery of a New Measure: Creative Institutions and the Visionary Arts from Black Mountain College to MoMA.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa.  334 pp.

Robins, Roger Glenn.  1999.  “Plainfolk Modernist: The Radical Holiness World of A. J. Tomlinson” [cultural biography; Holiness-Pentecostal tradition co-founder].  Ph.D. diss., Duke University.  537 pp.

Robinson, Barbara Smith.  2001.  “To Thine Own Selves be True: The Possible Selves of Low-Income Women” [East Tenn., eight counties.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  119 pp.

Robinson, Jennifer Meta.  2001.  “Writing Before the Ending: Art and Gender in the Work of Rebecca Harding Davis” [1831-1910; W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University.  209 pp.

Robinson, Linda Kay.  2000.  “The Influence of Curricular and Co-Curricular Experiences on Students’ Openness to Diversity at a Predominantly White, State-Supported University in the South” [Appalachian State University; N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., The Union Institute.  147 pp.

Robinson, Sherry Lee.  1998.  “Lee Smith: The Flesh, the Spirit, and the Word.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  208 pp.

Robison, Scott A.  2007.  “Online Courses in Appalachian Ohio High Schools: Perceptions and Experiences of Superintendents and Principals” [29-county region surveyed].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  198 pp.

Roby, John R.  2011.  “Memory, Practice and Process at the Perkins-Dennis Farm, a 19th-Century Free African American Farmstead in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania” [Brooklyn Township].  Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Binghamton.  256 pp.

Rockwell, Joti.  2007.  “Drive, Lonesomeness, and Genre of Bluegrass Music.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Chicago.  265 pp.

Rodning, Christopher Bernard.  2004.  “The Cherokee Town at Coweeta Creek”  [N.C.; archaeological study; upper Little Tennessee River; 15th-early 18th-centuries].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina.  561 pp.

Rohr, Karl Barousse.  2003.  “The Road to Nowhere and the Politics of Wilderness Legislation” [Swain Co., N.C., unfinished road (1943) into Great Smoky Mountains National Park; 1960s wilderness management; access to cemeteries].  Ph.D. diss., University of Mississippi.  236 pp.

Rohrer, Stephen Scott.  1999.  “Planting Pietism: Religion and Community in the Moravian Settlements of North Carolina, 1750-1830.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  361 pp.

Rose, Mariel.  2008.  “South Meets South: Work, Immigration, and Neoliberalism in the Carolina Appalachians” [Latino immigration; Western N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., New York University.  244 pp.

Roth, Cathy A.  1993.  “‘Our Best Hope is in the People’: Highlander Center and Education for Social Change Toward a More Just and Democratic Society.”  Ph.D. diss., University of  Massachusetts.  231 pp.

Rulli, James.  1998.  “Restructured Communities and Well-Being: Infant Deaths and Industrial Change in the Ohio River Valley, 1970-1990.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  133 pp.

Runyon, Shane Alan.  2005.  “Border and Rumors: The Georgia Frontier in the Atlantic World” [17th-18th centuries].  Ph.D. diss., University of Florida.  269 pp.

Rush, Leslie Susan.  2002.  “Multiliteracies and Design: Multimodality in the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiking Community.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Georgia.

Russ, Kathryn A.  2006.  “Effects of Appalachian Culture on Career Choice.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  214 pp.

Sabatini, Thomas Joseph.  2006.  “A Nation Made of Steel: The Remaking of the White Republic in Ohio’s Mahoning Valley, 1915-1942” [Oh., Pa.; labor, immigrants, racism].  Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota.  289 pp.

Sachs, Honor R.  2006.  “Not the Best Poor Man’s Country: The Social World of the Eighteenth-Century West” [1775-1800 Ky.; race and gender].  Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin--Madison.  234 pp.

Safford, Sean C.  2004.  “Why the Garden Club Couldn’t Save Youngstown: Social Embeddedness and the Transformation of the Rust Belt” [Ohio, Pa.; 1980s-90s].  Ph.D. diss.,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  753 pp.

Sakaris, Peter Constantine.  2006.  “Effects of Hydrologic Variation on Dynamics of Channel Catfish and Flathead Catfish Populations in Regulated and Unregulated Rivers in the Southeast USA” [Coosa River and  Tallapoosa River Basin, Ala.; Ocmulgee River, Ga.].  Ph.D. diss., Auburn University.  149 pp.

Salafia, Matthew.  2009.  “Slavery’s Borderland: Freedom and Bondage Along the Ohio River, 1787-1851.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Notre Dame.  309 pp.

Salinas, Rene Armando.  2003.  “Modeling the Effects of Harvesting on Black Bears in the Southern Appalachians” [Great Smoky Mountains National Park region].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  145 pp.

Salinas, Tracie McLemore.  2004.  “Parent and Student Perspectives on Mathematics Education in Four Rural East Tennessee Communities” [four high schools; questionnaire surveys to 2,530 students and 1,018 parents].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  137 pp.

Sampson-Cordle, Alice Vera.  2001.  “Exploring the Relationship between a Small Rural School in Northeast Georgia and its Community: An Image-Based Study Using Participant-Produced Photographs” [Woody Gap School].  Ph.D. diss., University of Georgia.  395 pp.

Sandow, Robert Matthew.  2003.  “Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Mountains of Pennsylvania.”  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  263 pp.

Sarris, Jonathan Dean.  1998.  “‘Hellish Deeds. . .in a Christian Land’: Southern Mountain Communities at War, 1861-1865” [Fannin and Lumpkin Co., Ga.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Georgia.  222 pp.

Satterwhite, Emily M.  2005.  “Locally Colored: Popular Appalachian Fictions and Geographies of Reception” [Charles Egbert Craddock, John Fox, Jr., Silas House, Adriana Trigiani, Jan Karon].  Ph.D. diss., Emory University.  285 pp.

Sauder Muhlfeld, Sharon M.  2007.  “Ambiguous Alliances: Native American Efforts to Preserve Independence in the Ohio Valley, 1768-1795.”  Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary.  312 pp.  From a Native American perspective: Wyandots, Shawnees, Ottawas, Delawares, Miamis, and their native neighbors.

Savage, Carletta Harvey.  1999.  “Women Coal Miners: Another Chapter in Central Appalachia’s Struggle Against Hegemony, 1973-1998” [sexual harassment].  M.A. thesis, West Virginia University.  114 pp.

Schafer, Patricia Day.  1998.  “Cherokee Education: Balancing History, Culture, Language and Traditions With Modern Methods and Technology to Prepare Students for the 21st Century” [Qualla Boundary, Cherokee, N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., Indiana State University.  170 pp.

Schaub, Joseph Henry, Jr.  2001.  “Regional Borderlands: Contemporary Southern Authors Go West” [Cormac McCarthy, Barbara Kingsolver].  Ph.D. diss., University of South Carolina.  210 pp.

Scheper, Dianne Ganz.  1999.  “Sacramental Style and Vision in Annie Dillard’s Nature Texts” [metaphor; Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974)].  Ph.D. diss., Catholic University of America.  355 pp.

Scherch, Jonathan Matthew.  1997.  “Living Responsibly: A Study of Sustainable Living in East Tennessee and the Southern Appalachian Bioregion” [94 interviewed].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  240 pp.

Schlueter, Luke Cyril.  2000.  “The Ground Sense Necessary: Mining the Domestic in Gary Snyder and Wendell Berry.”  Ph.D. diss., Kent State University.  321 pp.

Schmoll, Brett Jordan.  1998.  Chapter One: “Male and Dead in the Mining Community: The Gendering of Death and the Monongah Mine Explosion of 1907” [W. Va.].  In “Gendered Death in Public Life.”  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Santa Barbara. Pp. 55-112.

Schneider, Bethany Suzanne.  2002.  “From Place to Populace: Indian Removal and State-Formation in Antebellum American Literature” [Elias Boudinot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Ross, Catharine Brown, Catharine Maria Sedgwick].  Ph.D. diss., Cornell University.  221 pp.

Schneider, Gary A.  2008.  “The Effect of MSHA Inspections and Regulation Enforcement on Unplanned Roof Fall Events in Underground Coalmining” [1995-2003].  Sc.D. diss., University of Massachusetts Lowell.  162 pp.

Schneider, James Dennis.  1999.  “Documentary Film in the Public Sphere: Pare Lorentz’s The River and Its Alternatives” [1937 New Deal classic film; March of Time’s “Tennessee Valley Authority”; and People of the Cumberland].  Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin - Madison.  401 pp.

Schneider, Stephen.  2007.  “Organic Classrooms: Rhetorical Education at the Highlander Folk School, 1932-1961” [Tenn.].  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  288 pp.  “...describes the development of the folk school’s educational programs—particularly drama, labor journalism, music, and literacy education—as agencies for promoting and achieving social change.”

Schorger, John Rodger, Jr.  1997.  “A Qualitative Study of the Development and First Year of Implementation of the Blacksburg Electronic Village” [Blacksburg, Va., Virginia Tech, and Bell Atlantic; 1994].  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  89 pp.

Schraffenberger, Jeremy Daniel.  2008.  “Shadow and Breeze” [personal and historical poems].  Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Binghamton.  102 pp.  Focused on coal-camp town Jenkins, Ky., and celebrating the lives of people “struggling with poverty, social isolation, and cultural marginalization.”

Schuler, Thomas Myrl.  1998.  “Patterns of Oak Regeneration in Central Appalachian Forest” [W. Va.; technical study; 1787-1997].  Ph.D. diss., Purdue University.  121 pp.

Schwartz, Tammy Ann.  2002.  “‘Write Me’: A Participatory Action Research Project with Urban Appalachian Girls.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  203 pp.

Scott, Michelle Renee.  2002.  “The Realm of a Blues Empress: Blues Culture and Bessie Smith in Black Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1880-1923.”  Ph.D. diss., Cornell University.  271 pp.

Scott, Rebecca R.  2007.  “Making Sense of Mountaintop Removal: The Logic of Extraction in the Southern West Virginia Coalfields.”   Ph.D. diss., University of California--Santa Cruz.  293 pp.

Scully, Michael F.  2005.  “American Folk Music Revivalism, 1965-2005.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Texas.  535 pp.

Seamon, Marc.  2005.  “Media and Claimsmaker Framing of Controversial Environmental Issues: A Frame Mapping Analysis of Mountaintop Removal Mining” [assessed 1985-2004].  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  230 pp.

Seehorn, Terry.  2004.  “Brook Trout in the Chattooga Drainage: A Stream Suitability Index.” Ph.D. diss., Clemson University.  57 pp.

Seelinger, Kathy L.  2000.  “‘I’m Right There’: Central Appalachian Women in Public School Leadership” [five women; feminist standpoint theory].  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  140 pp.

Seivers, Lana Carmen.  2002.  “Words of Discrimination, Voices of Determination: Reflections on the Desegregation of Clinton High School” [Tenn., 1956-58].  Ed.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  321 pp.

Sellers, Candace Ann.  1998.  “Urban Appalachian Women: Changing the Barriers of Oppression Through Reentry Education” [case study, five women].  Ed.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  109 pp.

Sepko, Catherine Cook.  1998.  “Critical Literacy in an Appalachian Classroom” [S.C.; Appalachian literature in the curriculum].  Ph.D. diss., Clemson University.  395 pp.

Serafini, Tina Marie.  2002.  “Electronic Business Issues in Rural Manufacturing” [13 county area, northwestern Pa.].  D.Sc. diss., Robert Morris University.  117 pp.

Shackleford, Ben A.  2005.  “Going National While Staying Southern: Stock Car Racing in America, 1949-1979.”  Ph.D. diss., Georgia Institute of Technology.  296 pp.

Shadbolt, Ryan P.  2009.  “Climate Trends and Synoptic Patterns Associated with Major Precipitation Events of the Southern Appalachians” [1931-2006].  Ph.D. diss., Michigan State University.  277 pp.  Data collected from 463 stations.

Sharif, Zaki Jamal.  1999.  “The Social Construction of Underachievement Among Urban Appalachian Youth: A Case Study” [Ohio].  Ph.D. diss., Miami University.  177 pp.

Sheidley, Nathaniel J.  1999.  “Unruly Men: Indians, Settlers, and the Ethos of Frontier Patriarchy in the Upper Tennessee Watershed, 1763-1815” [masculine ethos].  Ph.D. diss., Princeton University.  327 pp.

Shevitz, Amy Hill.  2002.  “Streams: Small Jewish Communities on the Banks of the Ohio” [1830-1990].  Ph.D. diss., University of Oklahoma.  415 pp.

Shope, Dan.  2007.  “Shattered Glass and Broken Dreams: Utilizing the Works of Michel De Certeau to Analyze Coping Mechanisms and Overt Forms of Resistance Among Glass Workers in Huntington, West Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., Bowling Green State University.  208 pp.  Owens-Illinois Glass manufacturing plant, downsized in 1980s, closed in 1990s due to deindustrialization.

Shrestha, Suraj Prasad.  2002.  “Opportunities and Limitations of Animal Logging in the United States South” [mules, horses].  Ph.D. diss.,  Auburn University.  174 pp.

Shriner, Susan Ann.  2001.  “Distribution of Breeding Birds in Great Smoky Mountains National Park” [GIS].  Ph.D. diss., North Carolina State University.  179 pp.

Shriver, Thomas Eugene.  1995.  “Social Control and Environmental Degradation by the Military: The Case of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  134 pp.

Shubert, Natalie E.  2010.  “No Farm, No Food: Organizing Appalachian Family Farms Around the Politics of ‘Good Food’” [southeastern Ohio].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  288 pp.

Sias, Betty A.  2008.  “Marginalized Students’ Perspectives of School Consolidation: A Case Study in Rural West Virginia.”  Ed.D. diss., Marshall University.  273 pp.

Sickels, A. Carter.  2010.  “What Does Masculinity Mean to You: Trans Males Creating Identities of Possibilities.”  M.A. thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  163 pp.

Silver, Peter Rhoads.  2000.  “Indian-Hating and the Rise of Whiteness in Provincial Pennsylvania” [18th-century].  Ph.D. diss., Yale University.  402 pp.

Simpson, Mary Rado.  2001.  “‘God Healed Me’: Religious Responses to Events in the Cancer Trajectory of Breast Cancer Survivors in Central Appalachia.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  234 pp.

Simson, William R.  2010.  “Removing Reds from the Old Red Scar: Maintaining an Industrial Peace in the East Tennessee Copper Basin, from the Great War through the Second World War.”  Ph.D. diss., Georgia State University.  364 pp.  Polk and Fannin Cos., Tenn.; Ducktown, Tenn.; smelter workers.

Siudzinski, Robert Andrew.  2007.  “Not All Who Wander Are Lost: An Ethnographic Study of Individual Knowledge Construction Within a Community of Practice” [Appalachian Trail (AT) long-distance hikers].  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  285 pp.

Skirtz, Alice.  2006.  “The Place Known as Over-the-Rhine: A Self-Reflective Study of a Twentieth Century Urban Community Marginalized by the ‘Problem of Poverty’” [Cincinnati].  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute and University.  137 pp.

Slavishak, Edward Steven.  2002.  “Bodies of Work: Industrial Workers' Bodies in Pittsburgh, 1880--1915.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  446 pp.

Sleipness, Ole Russell.  2009.  “Exploring How Residential Communities in the Rural Southern Appalachian Mountains are Branded as ‘Green’: A Qualitative Analysis” [S.C., N.C., Tenn.].  Ph.D. diss., Clemson University.  530 pp.

Smalley, Andrea L.  2005.  “‘The Liberty of Killing a Deer’: Histories of Wildlife Use and Political Ecology in Early America [Va., Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., Northern Illinois University.  342 pp.

Smardon, Regina.  2006.  “Learning to Label: Disability Narratives in Clear River, United States of America” [a high-unemployment community of 73 thousand; labeled over 23 percent of their children with a disability].  Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania.  230 pp.

Smith, David G.  2006.  “On the Edge of Freedom: The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870” [Adams, Franklin, and Cumberland Cos.].  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  436 pp.

Smith, Devona.  2006.  “Appalachian Women Leaders: Product of Culture and Critical Life Events” [Executive M.B.A. female students at WVU].  Ph.D. diss., Touro University International.  210 pp.

Smith, Jennifer Sue.  2001.  “Mining the Mountain of Appalachian Children's Literature: Defining a Multicultural Literature.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University.  207 pp.

Smith, Langdon, Jr.  2002.  “The Democratization of Nature: State-Park Development During the New Deal” [500 state parks built between 1933-1942].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kansas.  236 pp.

Smith, Lisa Marie.  2011.  “Netta Taylor and the Divided Ohio Home Front, 1861-1865.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Akron.  168 pp.  “...experiences of women in that region....Fear of Confederate raids, the reality of tensions along the Ohio border, family divisions caused by the war, and the role of the Copperheads, as well as the domestic upheaval created by the war.”

Smith, Roland M.  1995.  “A Project to Design, Administer, and Analyze an Instrument to Test for Cultural Awareness of Pastors Working in an Appalachian Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.”  D.Min. diss., Andrews University.  237 pp.

Smith, Stephen Garth.  2000.  “Secession, War and Rebirth: The Civil War in West Virginia’s South Branch Valley of the Potomac.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  278 pp.

Smith, Trevor Augustine.  2003.  “Pioneers, Patriots, and Politicians: The Tennessee Militia System, 1772--1857.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  239 pp.

Smith, Troy Duane.  2011.  “Slavery, Race, and Nation in Indian Territory,1830-1866.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  261 pp.  “Cherokees, Choctaws, Creeks, Chickasaws and Seminoles....adopted the plantation slavery system, and instituted unprecedented racialized social hierarchies.”

Smith, Tyrie J.  2008.  “‘A Voice That Was Thin and Pure’: Folklore As Literature and Literature As Folklore in the Works of Byron Herbert Reece” [1917-1958; Ga.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  167 pp.

Smoller-Phillips, Mary-Jeane Elizabeth.  2000.  “Wake: A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of Franklin County, Tennessee” [historical fiction novel].  Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.  316 pp.

Smoot, Pamela Annette.  1999.  “Self Help and Institution Building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1830-1945” [black history; migratory city].  Ph.D. diss., Michigan State University.  502 pp.

Smoot, Stephen A.  2011.  “Iron and the Bloody Shirt: Leadership in the West Virginia Republican Party 1872-1896.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  234 pp.  Nathan Goff;  Stephen Benton Elkins.

Sneed, Nedra Ann.  2000.  “Interactional Discourse Used in Book Reading by Urban Appalachian Mothers and Their Preschool Children.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  141 pp.

Snow, Mary Margaret.  1999.  “A Reintroduction of American Ginseng” [significant difficulties; three studies at Hart Co., Ky., and Ind.].  Ph.D. diss., Indiana State University.  133 pp.

Snyder, Todd D.  2011.  “The Hillbilly Speaks of Rhetoric: Critical Theory, Composition Pedagogy, and the Appalachian Region.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  344 pp.  “...an exploration of the various ways that social, economic, and cultural factors influence the identities of the rural Appalachian students who enter our first year composition classrooms.”

Sobol, Joseph Daniel.  1994.  “Jonesborough Days: The National Storytelling Festival and the Contemporary Storytelling Revival Movement in America.”  Two volumes.  Ph.D. diss., Northwestern University.  592 pp.

Sohn, Katherine Kelletter.  1999.  “Whistlin’ and Crowin’ Women of Appalachia: Literacy Development Since College” [eastern Ky.; case studies of three women].  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  245 pp.

Soliman, Hussein Hassan.  1993.  “Factors that Influence Family  Response to Contamination of Water Resources: The Case of the  Pigeon River.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  254 pp.

Soucek, David John.  2001.  “Integrative Bioassessment of Acid Mine Drainage Impacts on the Upper Powell River Watershed, Southwestern Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  152 pp.

Spalding, Susan Eike.  1993.  “Aesthetic Standards in Old Time  Dancing in Southwest Virginia: African-American and European-American Threads.”  Ph.D. diss., Temple University.  385  pp.

Specht, Neva Jean.  1997.  “Mixed Blessing: Trans-Appalachian Settlement and the Society of Friends, 1780-1813" [western Pa.; Ohio Valley].  Ph.D. diss., University of Delaware.  246 pp.

Spero, Patrick Kehoe.  2009.  “Creating Pennsylvania: The Politics of the Frontier and the State, 1682-1800.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania.  429 pp.

Spurlock, Cindy Michelle.  2009.  “Making Conservation Public: Rhetorical Environmentality and the Contested Future(s) of America’s National Parks.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  294 pp.  Focus: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Spyker, Stephen Kenneth.  2004.  “Spirituality and Technology on the Appalachian Trail: A Study in Frontiers” [based on 2002 thru-hike].  Ed.D. diss., Ball State University.  440 pp.

Stanlake, Christy Lee.  2002.  “Mapping the Web of Native American Dramaturgy.”  Ph.D. diss.,  Ohio State University.  262 pp.

Stanley, Talmage A.  1996.  “The Poco Field: Politics, Culture, and Place in Contemporary Appalachia” [McDowell County, W. Va.: David Huddle; Lee Smith; Denise Giardina; Meredith Sue Willis; Donald Secreast; Harry Caudill].  Ph.D. diss., Emory University.  698 pp.

Starcher, Stephanie Diane.  2005.  “The Triracial Experience in a Poor Appalachian Community: How Social Identity Shapes the School Lives of Rural Minorities.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  176 pp.

Starling, Mariah Long.  1997.  Influencing the Probability of Dropping Out of School in an East Tennessee Rural County” [Sevier Co.; study population of 233].  Ed.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  140 pp.

Starnes, Richard Dale.  1999.  “Creating the Land of the Sky: Tourism and Society in Western North Carolina” [19th century to present].  Ph.D. diss., Auburn University.  286 pp.

Stechly, Judith Ann D’Amico.  2008.  “Madison School, ‘the White Building’: Its Beginnings 1916-1939.”  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  144 pp.  The school is located on Wheeling Island, W. Va. and surrounded by the Ohio River.

Steelman, Toddi Angela.  1996.  “Democratic Theory, Public Participation and National Forest Management: A Case Study of the Monongahela National Forest” [W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., Duke University.  285 pp.

Stephens, Carol Crane.  1994.  “Health Beliefs and Practices of  Rural, Southern Appalachian Women from an Ethnographic  Perspective.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Alabama at  Birmingham.  160 pp.

Stephens, Randall James.  2003.  “‘The Fire Spreads’: The Origins of the Southern Holiness and Pentecostal Movements.”   Ph.D. diss., University of Florida.  295 pp.

Stephenson, Robert Scott.  1998.  “With Swords and Plowshares: British and American Military Society in the Trans-Allegheny West, 1754-1774.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  305 pp.

Stern, Marc Jonathan.  2006.  “Understanding Local Reactions to National Parks: The Nature and Consequences of Local Interpretations of Park Policies, Management, and Outreach [Great Smoky Mountains National Park and others].  Ph.D. diss., Yale University.  411 pp.

Stevens, Max Bodean.  2001.  “Black Diamonds and White Knights: Capitalist Class Formation in America’s Bituminous Coal Industry.”  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Los Angeles.  279 pp.

Stevenson, Susan P.  2006.  “Place Advocacy at Snowshoe Mountain Resort: A Case Study of a Destination Ski Resort” [W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Missouri - Columbia.  205 pp.

Stewart Burns, Shirley L.  2005.  “Bringing Down the Mountains: The Impact of Mountaintop Removal Surface Coal Mining on Southern West Virginia Communities, 1970-2004.”  Ph. D. diss., West Virginia University.  232 pp.

Stinnett, Carolyn Elizabeth.  1996.  “A Qualitative Study of Family Resource Centers in Rural East Tennessee” [human service and education].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  246 pp.

Stockdale, Kay Little.  2000.  “Elizabeth B. Williams: Portrait of a Rural Missionary Educator” [N.C.; Asheville Farm School, 1895-1942; Presbyterian].  Ed.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  136 pp.

Stoller, Terry.  2003.  “Staging Local and Oral History in America: Maryat Lee’s EcoTheater, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, and Tectonic Theater Project” [W. Va., Pa.; community stories staged through voices of townspeople].  Ph.D. diss.,  City University of New York.  205 pp.

Stout, Sherry A.  2008.  “A Survey of Chief Academic Officers and Academic Department Heads about Part-Time Faculty issues at Community Colleges in the Appalachian Regions of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  168 pp.  Questionnaire mailed to 23 two-year colleges.

Sturgeon, Douglas Aaron.  2002.  “Filling a Need: Administrative Practices in Mason County, West Virginia One-Room Schools from 1935-1950.”  Ed.D. diss., Marshall University.  188 pp.

Sturgis, Amy Halleen.  1998.  “From Aniyuwiya to Indian Territory: Cherokee Civilization, 1500-1839.”  Ph.D. diss., Vanderbilt University.  215 pp.

Sturm, Philip W.  2004.  “Kinship Migration to Northwestern Virginia, 1785-1815: The Myth of the Southern Frontiersman” [to Wood Co., (W.)Va.]. Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  272 pp.

Sulfridge, James Horace.  2007.  “The Teaching of Appalachian Cultural Values in Appalachian Bible Colleges.”  Ed.D. diss., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  202 pp.

Sult, Donald B.  2004.  “The Effect of Coal Mine Bonding Systems on the Probability of Reclamation” [W. Va., Va., Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., Colorado School of Mines.

Summerlin, Donna Jan.  1995.  “A Portrait of the Woman as Artist: Woman's Struggle for Artistic Expression in the Fiction of Six Appalachian Women Writers” [Roberts, Dargan, Arnow, Settle, Smith, Giardina].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  305 pp.

Swafford, Tamrala Greer.  2009.  “The Gadu:gi Spirit: Community Development Strategies among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, 1934 to 1984.”  Ph.D. diss., Arizona State University.  278 pp.

Swain, Patricia Elizabeth.  1993.  “Bessie Mae Eldreth: An  Appalachian Woman's Performance of Self.”  Vols. I and II.  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University.  750 pp.

Swanson, Mark A.  2001.  “No Substitute for Tobacco: The Search for Farm Diversification in Appalachian Kentucky.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Florida.  204 pp.

Swearingin, Steven David.  2005.  “A Reassessment of Cherokee Identity Consciousness during the Colonial Era: Myth, Historiography, and Material Culture.” Ph.D. diss., Southern Illinois University.  496 pp.

Swedberg, Anne Kristin.  2006.  “Take it Outside: Community-Based Theater and Maryat Lee, 1949-1989”  [W. Va.; EcoTheater, 1975--1989; New York City].  Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin - Madison.  212 pp.

Takatsuka, Yuki.  2004.  “Comparison of the Contingent Valuation Method and the Stated Choice Model for Measuring Benefits of Ecosystem Management: A Case Study of the Clinch River Valley, Tennessee.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  197 pp.

Takebayashi, Shuichi.  2010.  “The Making of Folk Identity: Politics, Consumption, Tradition, and Rebellion in the Folk Music Revival Movement” [1950s-60s].  Ph.D. diss., Michigan State University.

Talley, James Robert.  2001.  “Demographic Shifts and Green Values in Rural America: A Southern Appalachian Case” [Norris Lake area, East Tenn.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  212 pp.

Tamburro, Paul Rene.  2006.  “Ohio Valley Native Americans Speak: Indigenous Discourse on the Continuity of Identity” [Oh., Ky., Ind.].  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University.  225 pp.

Taul, Glen Edward.  2001.  “Poverty, Development, and Government in Appalachia: Origins of the Appalachian Regional Commission” [1956-1965].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  433 pp.

Taylor, La’Shan Denise.  2009.  “Assessing Health Status, Disease Burden, and Quality of Life in Appalachia Tennessee: The Importance of Using Multiple Data Sources in Health Research.”  Dr.P.H. diss., East Tennessee State University.  126 pp.  Eight-county study area.

Taylor, Melissa Anne.  2002.  “Regional Variation in New Firm Formation: An Analysis of Socio-Economic Factors” [Ky.].  Ph.D. diss.,  University of Kentucky.  282 pp.

Tehie, Janice Beveridge.  1996.  “A Trans-Generational Study of Education and Employment among Slovak Women on the ‘Mountain Top’, 1900-1995” [central Pa.].  Ph.D. diss., The Pennsylvania State University.  290 pp.

Temple, Alan Jon.  1997.  “The Effects of Coal Mining on Sedimentation and Fish Assemblages in the Powell River, Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  386 pp.

Terrell, Lavern.  2000.  “Assessing the Racial Awareness of Majority Group Member Students at East Tennessee State University and the Factors Related to Racial Awareness.”  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  118 pp.

Teunissen van Manen, Frank.  1994.  “Black Bear Habitat Use in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  229 pp.

Thacker, Katrina Suzanne.  2006.  “Whittling the Double Bind: Appalachian Poets Carving Out Tradition and Resistance.”  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  203 pp.  [examines works of Louise McNeill, James Still, George Ella Lyon, Diane Gilliam Fisher, Frank X Walker, Leatha Kendrick, Sidney Saylor Farr, Nikki Giovanni, Richard Hague, and Jim Wayne Miller].

Thanner, Meridith Hill.  2006.  “Military Base Closure Effects on a Community: The Case of Fort Ritchie Army Garrison and Cascade, Maryland.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, College Park.  209 pp.

Thapa, Brijesh.  2000.  “The Association of Outdoor Recreation Activities and Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors among Forest Recreationists” [Bald Eagle State Forest, Pa.].  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  220 pp.

Thayer, Cynthia L. Sibley.  2010.  “Chicken and Dumplings: The Motif of Food in Appalachian Literature.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Texas at Arlington.  236 pp.

Theeke, Laurie Ann.  2007.  “Sociodemographic and Health-Related Risks for Loneliness and Outcome Differences by Loneliness Status in a Sample of Older U.S. Adults” [W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss, West Virginia University.  135 pp.

Thomas, Carolyn K.  2001.  “The Portrayal of the Cherokee in Children's Fiction Books.”  Ed.D. diss., Oklahoma State University.  118 pp.

Thomas, Kara Rogers.  2004.  “Music in the Mountains: Music and Community in Western North Carolina” [ballads, old-time music, bluegrass; outsiders’ and insiders’ conceptualizations of regional identity].  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University.  347 pp.

Thomas, Stacy Edward.  2003.  “Community Colleges and Economic Development: A Case Study of Appalachian Southwest Virginia.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Virginia.  170 pp.

Thompson, Claire Elizabeth.  2011.  “Ritual and Power: Examining the Economy of Moundville’s Residential Population” [Alabama].  Ph.D. diss., The University of Alabama.  557 pp.  Native American; archaeology.

Thompson, Ellen Keith.  1996.  “The Demise of the One-Room School: School Improvement and Consolidation in the Whitfield County, Georgia, Schools, 1916-1939.”  Ph.D. diss., Georgia State University.  207 pp.

Thompson, Katherine A.  2010.  “Social Worlds of Rock Climbers at Seneca Rocks, West Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  149 pp.

Thompson, Matthew D.  2009.  “Staging ‘The Drama’: The Continuing Importance of Cultural Tourism in the Gaming Era” [Cherokee, N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  358 pp.  With the advent of a casino, the outdoor drama Unto These Hills, produced 1950-2004, was reinvented into Unto These Hills... a Retelling in 2006.

Thurman, Sharon Wimpey.  2000.  “‘A Rolling Town’: The Long Bus Ride in a Rural Southern Appalachian County.”  Ed.D. diss., Western Carolina University.  248 pp.

Timm, Patricia Ziegel.  1996.  “Early School Leaving: An Analysis Across Three Generations of Urban Appalachian Women.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  160 pp.

Tirpak, John Michael.  2005.  “Modeling Ruffed Grouse Populations in the Central and Southern Appalachians.”  Ph.D. diss., Fordham University.  354 pp.

Titsworth, Karen Cozetta.  2008.  “Moving Beyond Blame and Shame: Rethinking Mothering Practices in an Urban Appalachian Community.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  235 pp.  “Examines nine...single White and African American...women’s...practices of mothering centered around generative themes of abuse, good-vs-bad mothering, and education.”

Todd, Amanda J.  2010.  “Spiritual Landscapes in the 21st Century: The Geography of Power Mountains and Healing Waters of the Southern Appalachian Region.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  192 pp.

Todd, James E.  2011.  “The Anatomy of a Race: Labor, Salvation and the Intimacy of Spectacle in NASCAR Nation.”  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Santa Cruz.  237 pp.

Toler, Kenneth D.  2004. “The Preaching Method That Will Best Speak to a Postmodern Generation in Appalachia.” D.Min. diss., Asbury Theological Seminary.  215 pp.

Toma, Kathleen A.  1999.  “AFDC Spell Durations: A Comparison of Urban and Rural Regions” [Ky.; poverty].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  180 pp.

Tong, Quansong.  2003.  “Measurement, Modeling, and Analysis of Ozone and Its Key Precursors in the Southeast United States National Parks” [Shenandoah, Great Smoky Mountains, and Mammoth Cave National Parks].  Ph.D. diss., North Carolina State University.  199 pp.

Tooman, L. Alex.  1995.  “The Evolving Economic Impact of Tourism on the Greater Smoky Mountain Region of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina.” Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  524 pp.

Torbert, John Lee.  1995.  “Reclamation of Surface-Mined Forest Land in the Southern Appalachians” [Va., W. Va., Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  90 pp.

Tortora, Daniel J.  2011.  “Testing the Rusted Chain: Cherokees, Carolinians, and the War for the American Southeast, 1756-1763.”  Ph.D. diss., Duke University.  427 pp.  “...by destabilizing relations with African and Native Americans, the Cherokee Indians raised the social and political anxieties of coastal elites to a fever pitch during the Anglo-Cherokee War.”

Toth, Barbara Joselyn.  1999.  “The Hatfields and the McCoys: Beliefs About Arguing and Aggressive Communication in the Appalachian Culture” [speech communication study; 57 respondents].  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  169 pp.

Towne, Erik L.  2008.  “‘British in Thought and Deed’: Henry Bouquet and the Making of Britain’s American Empire.”  Ph.D. diss., Bowling Green State University.  395 pp.  Seven Years’ War (1756-63); militarizing Indian Country.

Trawick, Benton Jefferson.  2001.  “New Blood: A Study of Session Transitions in a Small Rural Church” [Va.; Presbyterian].  D.Min. diss., Princeton Theological Seminary.  105 pp.

Troha, James A.  2005.  “The Mountaineer Parent’s Club at West Virginia University: A Case Study” [founded 1995; student-centeredness, outreach, retention].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kansas.  173 pp.

Trollinger, Linda Judith.  2004. “Perceptions of Autonomy and Parental Influences among Appalachian Adolescents” [questionnaire administered to 705 high school English students in “distressed” counties].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  171 pp.

Tronsen, Beverly Kay.  2005. “The Rhetoric of Disappearance: Racialized Discourse and the Cherokee Removal [1838; Ga.; public protest, Congressional debate].  Ph.D. diss., Washington State University.  279 pp.

Tugman-Gabriel, Laura.  2011.  “Seeking Roots in Shifting Ground: Ethnic Identity Development and Melungeons of Southern Appalachia.”  Ph.D. diss., Fielding Graduate University.  211 pp.  “...the data consisted of 16 semi-structured interviews with 14 adults between the ages of 46 and 89. The stories they shared...emphasized the effect of generational family and cultural values, historical trauma, and stigma on the ethnic identity development process.”

Turcott, Jean Marie.  2001.  “Waiting for the Erie Line: Property, Improvement, and Market Revolution in the Southern Tier of New York State, 1790-1850.”  Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Buffalo.  378 pp.

Turner, James Morton.  2004.  “The Promise of Wilderness: A History of American Environmental Politics, 1964-1994” [a dozen case studies includes Dolly Sods, W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., Princeton University.  360 pp.

Turner, Martha Billips.  1997.  “Agrarianism and Loss: Kentucky Novels of Harriette Simpson Arnow” [Mountain Path (1936); Between the Flowers (1939); Hunter’s Horn (1949)].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  209 pp.

Uchimura, Kazuko.  2007.  “Miners Without Unions: Work and Labor Relations in West Virginia’s Smokeless Coalfields, 1873-1935.”  Ph.D. diss., Georgetown University.  285 pp.

Underwood, Susan O'Dell.  1995.  “The Appalachian Literary Tradition and the Works of Fred Chappell: Three Essays.”  Ph.D. diss., Florida State University.  247 pp.

Unger, David Edward.  2007.  “Population Dynamics, Resource Selection, and Landscape Conservation of a Recolonizing Black Bear Population” [Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  315 pp.

Valentine, Valerie D.  2008.  “An Investigation of Authenticity and Accuracy in Children’s Realistic Fiction Picture Books Set in Appalachia.”   Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  252 pp.

Van der Voort, Martha E.  2005.  “An Ecological Study of Panax Quinquefolius in Central Appalachia: Seedling Growth, Harvest Impacts and Geographic Variation in Demography” [American ginseng].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  176 pp.

Van Tassel, Kristin Lynn P.  2003.  “The Yeoman in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature: Resisting, Reviving, and Revising the Agrarian Myth” [Wendell Berry, Charles Frazier, Barbara Kingsolver, et al.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kansas.  282 pp.

Vande Brake, Katherine G.  2006.  “Through the Back Door: Melungeon Literacies and 21st Century Technologies.”  Ph.D. diss., Michigan Technological University.  360 pp.

Vanderburg, Timothy Warren.  2001.  “Cannon Mills: A Case Study of Southern Industrialization” [Kannapolis, N.C.; 1887-1971 industrial paternalism].  Ph.D. diss., Mississippi State University.  371 pp.

Vandermast, David B.  2005.  “Disturbance and Long-Term Vegetation Change in the High-Elevation Deciduous Forests of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  191 pp.

Varat, Daniel Raymond.  2002.  “The Champion Family: Mountaineers in the Modern World” [paper mill; Pigeon River; Haywood Co., N.C.].  Ph.D. diss.,  University of Mississippi.  301 pp.

Varcoe, Annette L.  2011.  “‘To Move the Country’: Women and Benevolence in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1820-1890.”  Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Binghamton.  310 pp.

Vautrot, Leaona Diane.  2004.  “Why Don’t They Come? Perceptions of Illiterate Adults in an Appalachian Mountain Region Regarding Nonparticipation in Adult Literacy Programs.”  Ph.D. diss., University of New Orleans.  151 pp.

Vlahovic, Gordana.  1999.  “Seismotectonic Model of the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone” [technical study]. Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  225 pp.

Vonhof, Sarah L.  2001.  “Of Sticks and Seesaws: Private Property and the Stewardship of America’s Lands and Forests.”  Ph.D. diss., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  304 pp.

Waddell, Kenneth Gary.  2000.  “‘I’m Not Like Them!’: Voices of At-Risk Students in a Southern Appalachian, Urban Middle School.”  Ed.D. diss., Western Carolina University.  469 pp.

Waldrep, George Calvin, III.  1996.  “Politics of Hope and Fear: The Struggle for Community in the Industrial South” [Spartanburg Co., S.C. textile workers].  Ph.D. diss., Duke University.  353 pp.

Walker, Melissa Annette.  1996.  “‘All We Knew Was to Farm’: Gender, Class, Race and Change Among East Tennessee Farm Women, 1920-1941.”  Ph.D. diss., Clark University.  469 pp.

Walkingstick, Tamara Lynne.  1996.  “Pulpwood, Dinettes, and Double-Wides: Comparative Case Studies of Forest Dependency in Alabama.”  Ph.D. diss., Auburn University.  256 pp.

Wallace, Kim Elaine.  2005.  “De/industrializing Material Culture: Refractory Bricks and Company Housing in South-Central Pennsylvania Brickyard Towns, 1890-1990.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania.  366 pp.

Wallace, Robert M.  2004.  “This Wild Strange Place: Local Narratives of Literacy Use in Appalachian Families Over Three Generations” [southern W. Va.; case studies of three families].  Ph.D. diss., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  190 pp.

Walsh, Brendan Michael.  2001.  “A New World Proletariat: Expropriation, Transience, and Redemption in Twentieth-Century United States Narrative” [Part II: Harriette Arnow].  Ph.D. diss., Yale University.  336 pp.

Walton, Christina D.  2006.  “Urban Appalachian Professional Storytellers’ Narratives: An Analysis of Their Life Experiences and Their Performance Content” [22 storytellers, 50 performances; Cincinnati].  Ed.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  277 pp.

Wang, Jenny Jie.  2003.  “First-Generation College Students: College Impacts and Labor Market Outcomes” [28 schools; Central Appalachian Region].  Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa.  126 pp.

Wang, Tian.  2007.  “The Leaching Behavior of Arsenic, Selenium and Other Trace Elements in Coal Fly Ash.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Missouri-Rolla.  191 pp.

Ware, William J.  2009.  “African/Native American Cherokees: The Politics of Ethnic Identity.”  Ph.D. diss., Union Institute and University.  173 pp.

Warlick, Leslie Taylor.  2003.  “A Study of Robert Ward’s Three Works for Violin and Piano” [including Appalachian Ditties and Dances, inspired by James Agee’s book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men].  D.M. diss., Florida State University.  70 pp.

Warren, Amanda Rachelle.  2006.  “Ridge-Runner” [original writing, poetry].  Ph.D. diss., Western Michigan University.  58 pp.  Abstract: “Ridge-runner is a term used disparagingly in Appalachian culture in reference to a person who attempts to bridge a gap between the world inside and outside of Appalachia....The poems in this collection try to find stable footing---or better, a ridge road running back and forth---between the two spaces.”

Washburn, Donald Lee.  2003.  “Teacher Commitment to Place-Based Education in Rural Southeastern Ohio Appalachian High Schools” [samples 407 teachers].  Ed.D. diss., Ohio University.  206 pp.

Wasserman, Melanie R.  2004.  “Latina Immigrants, Bridge Persons, and Utilization of Preventive Health Services.” Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina.  127 pp.

Wathen, Sandra Duncan.  2000.  “The Relationship Between Spirituality, Religious Affiliation, Psychological Well-Being, and Adjustment of Undergraduate, Appalachian, First-Generation College Students.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Cincinnati.  106 pp.

Wayland, John Walter.  1907.  “The German Element of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia” [W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  312 pp.

Weikum, Mary Lynn.  2011.  “Do Be Faithful to Yourself and to Your God: Women Missionaries’ Activism and the Southeastern Cherokee, 1819-1839.”  Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Binghamton.  250 pp.  American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM).  “...tells the story of women’s experience in the Cherokee missions in what is today Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina.”

Weiler, Stephan A.  1994.  “Industrial Structure and Unemployment in  Regional Labor Markets: Tales from the West Virginia Hollows.”  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Berkeley.  168  pp.

Weiner, Deborah R.  2002.  “A History of Jewish Life in the Central Appalachian Coalfields, 1870s to 1970s” [W. Va., Ky., Va.].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  499 pp.

Weise, Robert Spencer.  1995.  “Economy and Society in Appalachian Kentucky, 1850-1915.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  468 pp.

Weissman, Karen Hyde.  1997.  “Hidden Treasures: Stories of Coal in Ethnography and Ethnohistory from the West Virginia Coal Fields” [strike activity and resistance].  Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.  295 pp.

Welborn, Steven Keith.  1998.  “‘Come All You Coal Miners’: The Struggle for Justice in the Coal Fields of Central Pennsylvania, 1924-1933" [human rights struggle].  Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Buffalo.  334 pp.

Welleford, Paul B.  1998.  “Leadership in a Community-Based, Nonprofit Organization: Total Action Against Poverty, Roanoke, Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  248 pp.

Wells, Randall L.  1975.  “A Descriptive Study of the Morehead State University Teacher Aide Program in Three Kentucky Counties.” Ph.D. diss., Union Institute and University.  119 pp.

Werner, Tammy Marvin.  2007.  “From Hillbillies to Welfare Queens: Representations of the Poor in the Poverty Wars.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  195 pp.  1960s War on Poverty, and 1990s War on the Welfare Poor.

West, Stephen Alan.  1998.  “From Yeoman to Redneck in Upstate South Carolina, 1850-1915.”  Ph.D. diss., Columbia University.  619 pp.

Westerman, Jennifer H.  2009.  “Landscapes of Labor: Nature, Work, and Environmental Justice in Depression-Era Fiction.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Nevada, Reno.  212 pp.  Focuses on Appalachian novels: Hubert Skidmore’s Hawk’s Nest (1941), Grace Lumpkin’s To Make My Bread (1932), James Still’s River of Earth (1940), and Ann Pancake’s Strange as this Weather Has Been (2007).

Westman, Erik Christian.  1999.  “A Characterization and Determination of the Coal Reserves and Resources of Southwest Virginia” [14 percent still mineable].  Ph.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  250 pp.

Wetzel, Karen Michelle.  2005.  “Intimate Partner Violence in Appalachia: A Study of Relationship Violence among Community College Students in Southern Appalachia.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  92 pp.

White, Jill Collins.  2005.  “The Figured Worlds of Mexican Teens in Kentucky: Identity and Educational Decision Making” [14-month ethnographic study, Lexington, Ky.].  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  266 pp.

Whittemore, Barry Thomas.  1996.  “The Rural to Urban Shift in the Appalachian South: Town Building and Town Persistence in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, 1880-1920” [Carroll and Grayson Counties].  260 pp.  D.A. diss., Carnegie Mellon University.

Wilkins, Robert Clark.  2005.  “The Initiation and Documentation of a Staff Team Approach to Problem Solving at Heart and Hand Ministries [W. Va.; United Methodist Mission Project].  D.Min. diss., United Theological Seminary.  120 pp.

Williams, Dennis R.  1997.  “The Frequency and Perceived Value of Formal Training in Selected Small Business Firms in Pennsylvania’s Lycoming and Columbia Counties” [survey].  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  95 pp.

Williams, Gary Allan.  2002.  “Appalachian Male Attitudes toward Drinking and Counseling.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  179 pp.

Williams, Jennifer Mravintz.  2003.  “Impacts on Terrestrial and Streamside Herpetofauna by Mountaintop Removal Mining in Southern West Virginia” [snakes, salamanders].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  164 pp.

Williams, Robert D.  2005.  “A Study of the Effect of an Integrated Continuum of Intensive Crisis Intervention Services (ICICIS), Including Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), on Civil Commitments in North Central West Virginia” [“The mental health service delivery system in West Virginia is ineffective at resolving psychiatric emergencies”].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  141 pp.

Williamson, William Paul.  1999.  “The Experience of Religious Serpent Handling: A Phenomenological Study” [17 participants].  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  305 pp.

Willis, Stuart David.  2009.  “‘Left to Themselves, the Cherokee would Become a Prosperous, Independent Commonwealth, and would Never Sell their Lands’: Cherokees, Slaves and Moravians at Springplace Mission, Georgia, 1799-1838.”  Ph.D. diss., Michigan State University.  381 pp.

Wilson, Carol Lynne White.  2000.  “Faculty Issues and Attitudes About Distance Learning: A Case Study of the Kentucky Virtual University.”  Ed.D. diss., University of Louisville.  275 pp.

Wilson, David E. (Woody).  2008.  “Exchange of the Feminine: Representations of Multiple Marginality in Contemporary West Virginia Fiction.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  207 pp.  Study engages the work of three writers: Denise Giardina’s Storming Heaven (1987) and The Unquiet Earth (1992); The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake (1983); and Laura Albert’s Sarah (2000) -- Albert published under the pseudonym JT LeRoy.

Wilson, Gregory D.  2005.  “Between Plaza and Palisade: Household and Community Organization at Early Moundville [Ala.; archaeology].  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  286 pp.

Wilson, James William.  2005.  “Historical and Computational Analysis of the Long-Term Environmental Change: Forests in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, College Park.  147 pp.

Wilson, Linda Joy.  1994.  “Appalachian Studies in Grades 6-12 Language Arts and English Curricula in Central Appalachia.”  Ed.D. diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  280 pp.

Winders, Jamie Lynn.  2004.  “(Re)working the United States South: Latino Migration and the Politics of Race and Work in Nashville, Tennessee.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky.  418 pp.

Winecoff, Bonnie Watts.  2009.  “North Carolina Community Colleges Provide for Latino Student Success.”  Ed.D. diss., Western Carolina University.  195 pp.

Wingler, Sylvia Adams.  2009.  “Freedom, Imagination and Grace: The Life Stories of Rural Women Art Educators from the Foothills of North Carolina.”  Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  129 pp.

Winston, Amy Rebecca.  2002.  “Factions and Corporate Political Strategies in Harlan County, Kentucky: Implications for Community Sustainability” [economic shift from coal mining; female activism of Benham Garden Club].  Ph.D. diss., Purdue University.  569 pp.

Wise, Larry Anthony, Jr.  1997.  “‘A Sufficient Competence to Make Them Independent’: Attitudes Towards Authority, Improvement and Independence in the Carolina-Virginia Backcountry, 1760-1800.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee.  214 pp.

Wolensky, Kenneth Carl.  1996.  “We Are All Equal: Adult Education and the Transformation of Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley District of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, 1944-1963.”  Ed.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  268 pp.

Wood, Gerald Emerson.  1998.  “Organizational Culture and Leadership at Berea College: An Historical Inquiry into Saga Development and Underlying Cultural Assumptions” [founded 1858].  Ed.D. diss., West Virginia University.  314 pp.

Wood, Lawrence E.  2006.  “The State and Regional Development: A Case Study of the Appalachian Regional Commission.”  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  333 pp.

Woodrum, Robert H.  2003.  “Race and Industrial Transformation in the Alabama Coalfields, 1933-2001” [Birmingham].  Ph.D. diss., Georgia State University.  506 pp.

Woods, Bradley R.  2010.  “Social Well-Being in the Appalachian Coalfields” [Ky., W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  222 pp.  Mountaintop removal mining.

Wooley, Amy Suzanne.  2003.  “Conjuring Utopia: The Appalachian String Band Revival” [ethnographic study].  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Los Angeles.  362 pp.

Wooten, Marian Hinnant.  2006.  “The Contribution of Object and Setting to the Symbolic Meaning of a Cultural Special Event” [Kentuck Festival of the Arts, in Northport, Ala.].  Ph.D. diss., Clemson University.  201 pp.

Workman, Michael Edward.  1995.  “Political Culture and the Coal Economy in the Upper Monongahela Region: 1776-1933” [northern W. Va.].  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  573 pp.

Wray, Matthew Taylor.  2000.  “Not Quite White: Poor Rural Whites in the Southern United States, 1877-1927” [class, racial, cultural stereotyping].  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Berkeley.  385 pp.

Wright, Brenda White.  2008.  “Expectations and Experiences of African American Students at Two Predominantly White Universities in Southern Appalachia.”  Ed.D. diss., East Tennessee State University.  179 pp.

Wright, Kallia O. 2009.  “Putting ‘Sugar Diabetes’ on the Table: Evaluating The Sugar Plays as Entertainment-Education in Appalachia.”  Ph.D. diss., Ohio University.  419 pp.  Narrative performance of diabetes and its pedagogical effects.  Six Ohio counties; 30 in-depth interviews.

Wyatt, Julie L.  2009.  “Recovery and Resilience of Appalachian Herbs”  Ph.D. diss., Wake Forest University.  218 pp.  With logging rotations of 100–150 years and forest succession.

Yandle, Paul David.  2006.  “‘The Relapse of Reconstruction’: Railroad-Building, Party Warfare and White Supremacy in Blue Ridge North Carolina, 1854-1888.”  Ph.D. diss., West Virginia University.  897 pp.

Yarbrough, Fay Ann.  2003.  “‘those disgracefull and unnatural matches’: Interracial Sex and Cherokee Society in the Nineteenth Century.”  Ph.D. diss., Emory University.  363 pp.

Yeager, Kevin Lee.  2000.  “The Power of Ethnicity: The Preservation of Scots-Irish Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Backcountry” [Pa., N.C.].  Ph.D. diss., Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College.  422 pp.

Zealand, Clark T.W.  2007.  “Decolonizing Experiences: An Ecophenomenological Investigation of the Lived-Experience of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers.”  Ph.D. diss., University of Waterloo (Canada).  255 pp.  Explores the lived experience of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers; 27 participant interviews.

Zogry, Michael Jonathan.  2003.  “Playing or Praying? The Cherokee Anetso Ceremonial Complex” [ritual ball game as a symbol of identity and culture].  Ph.D. diss., University of California, Santa Barbara.  444 pp.

Zuck, Rochelle Raineri.  2008.  “Imagined Citizens: Ethnic Nationalisms and Crises of Culture in the United States, 1816-1856.”  Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State University.  241  pp.  Examines: African Colonization, Cherokee Removal, and Kansas-Nebraska Act and Dred Scott Decision.