Appalachian Studies Association
2017        Kentucky's Craft Legacy Workshop        
              Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
2016      
  Thoughts on Education:  John C. and Olive Dame Campbell        
              Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
2015       
 Early 20th Century Images of the Mountains        
              Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
2014       
 Formation and Early Activities of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild        
              Marshall University, Huntington, WV
2013        
"Frontiers Yet Unknown," Warren Wilson and the Mountain Mission Schools (Panel)        
              Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
2012       
 Appalachian Independent Schools of the Early 20th Century: Mission and Practice        
              Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
2011        
Collecting Kentucky Craft History: Paper        
             
Olive Dame Campbell's List: Southern Mountain Schools Maintained by Denominational and Independent Agencies    
               Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY   
2010        
Are we having fun? Recreation at the Settlement Schools        
             
Appalachian Craft History Constructed from Documents, Interviews, and Objects
              North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, GA      
2009        
Gathering, Conserving, & Presenting Kentucky Craft History         
              Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH
2008        
Wage Laws and Crafts        
              Marshall University, Huntington, WV
2007       
 Supporting Crafts Development in Appalachia        
              Maryville College, Maryville, TN
2006       
 Creating A Craft Market in the Early Twentieth Century        
              Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
2005       
 Churchill Weavers: 80 Years of American Handweaving        
              Radford University        Radford        VA
2004        
The 1942 Southern Highlands Issue of House & Garden: Good Publicity or Reinforcing Stereotypes        
              Cherokee Highschool, Cherokee, NC
2003        
100 Years of Crafts Development in Appalachia        
              Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
2002        
Objects Informing History: Katherine Pettit and her Coverlets (Panel)        
              Unicoi State Park, Helen, GA
2001       
 Crafts as Economic Development: Lessons Learned in Appalachia and Applied Internationally
              Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Pocahontas County, WV
2000       
 "Potential Earning Power of Southern Mountaineer Handicraft": What the Numbers Mean in This 1935 Government Study        
              University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
1999        
Sustainable Concepts of Folk Culture & Community for 21st Centure Appalachian: Expanding the Dialogue (Panel)    
              Southwest Virginia Center for Higher Education, Abington, VA
1998        
Appalachian Craft Revival Weaving: The Money Trail        
              Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
1997       
 Preparing for the Mountains: A 1910 Pi Beta Phi Settlement School Reading List        
              Urban Appalachian Council, Fort Mitchell, KY
1996        
Weavers of the Southern Highlands: Berea        
              Unicoi State Park, Helen, GA
Since 1996 I have been attending the annual conference of the Appalachian Studies Association.  My initial reason was
to gather background information for my book,
Weavers of the Southern Highlands.  However, I realized that I was
interested in crafts of this area, both historic and contemporary
, and in education.  My main focus has been the early
twentieth century.

For many years I served as Co-Chair of the Howard Dorgan Silent Auction and Raffle that provided scholarships to the
conference.


I have PowerPoints on most of the below topics.  While I am willing to share information, the images in them come
from a variety of sources and I am not sure of copyrights.  If interested please contact me directly.