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Erin Presley

Erin Presley
  • 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


Contact Information

  • Department: English
  • Office: Mattox 307
  • Mailing Address: Mattox 101
  • Email:
  • 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.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
ENG 814Writing Across the CurriculumT 3:30pm-4:45pm Internet Classes Spring 2023
HON 308WInventing AppalachiaTR 2:00pm-3:15pm University Building 134Spring 2023
HON 312WInventing AppalachiaTR 2:00pm-3:15pm University Building 134Spring 2023
HON 320WInventing AppalachiaTR 2:00pm-3:15pm University Building 134Spring 2023
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