- Associate Professor
- Ph.D. University of Georgia, 2010
- M.A. East Tennessee State University, 2004
- B.A. English and French, East Tennessee State University, 2002
- Department: English
- Office: Mattox 307
- Mailing Address: Mattox 101
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 859-622-2098
- Expert Areas: Rhetoric & Composition; WAC/WID pedagogy; Service-Learning; Appalachian Literature; Appalachian Studies
Dr. Presley has been at EKU since 2011 and enjoys teaching courses in the Department of English at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She also loves teaching in the Honors Program and for Appalachian Studies.
Sharing her research, including work in-progress, is one of her favorite parts of teaching. She thinks it’s important to include students at all levels in scholarly conversations, especially ones that include EKU such as her recent publication in the Journal of Appalachian Studies. Currently, she is looking for a home for her book manuscript about Horace Kephart, a writer and environmental activist who successfully campaigned for a national park in the Great Smoky Mountains.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, especially at the Pinnacles and Anglin Falls, and running. She’s also a knitter, baker of bread, and keeper of backyard chickens. She lives in beautiful Berea with her husband, daughter, two dog friends, and four chickens.
|ENG 814||Writing Across the Curriculum||T 3:30pm-4:45pm||Internet Classes||Spring 2023|
|HON 308W||Inventing Appalachia||TR 2:00pm-3:15pm||University Building 134||Spring 2023|
|HON 312W||Inventing Appalachia||TR 2:00pm-3:15pm||University Building 134||Spring 2023|
|HON 320W||Inventing Appalachia||TR 2:00pm-3:15pm||University Building 134||Spring 2023|