Human and Social Capital Dynamics in Appalachia
Through their project, participants studied the history and development of Appalachia and their own community of Morehead and Rowan County in particular. In cooperation with the ongoing NewCity Morehead (Rowan County) Project, students focused on helping the group move towards its expressed goal of achieving "intentional twenty-first century economic development" in the region. This was the highest priority that emerged in discussions with a diverse cross-section of citizens as part of the NewCities process. Towards this end, students engaged in a historical case study of economic development in Rowan County in an attempt to better understand the region's past development, as well as current and future prospects for creating a more sustainable and prosperous community.
Student Participants: Blake Bedingfield, Bonita Fraley, Justin May, Trey Rosser, Kyle Yarawsky
Faculty: Christi McMichael, Steve Lange
Guest: Michael Hail
Christine E. McMichael, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geography
Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy
School of Public Affairs
College of Business and Public Affairs
Morehead State University
110F Combs Building
Morehead, KY 40351