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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

Radford University


Economic and Cultural Impact of AASIS Scholars
As Adults in Their Appalachian Communities

Our central goal for the 2009 ATP was to find out what sort of work the former AASIS Scholars are doing, where they are doing it, what the economic impact of their education has been for them, and what contributions they are making to help sustain the communities they live in. To accomplish this goal, we asked RU student teams to make contacts in the communities of our current AASIS schools to search out AASIS Scholars for surveys and interviews. The student researchers then synthesized the information they collected for the overall region where we've worked.

Student Participants: Caldwell, Cynthia Coughlin, Kelsey Lewis, Matt Prater, Jacob Spraker

Faculty: Grace Toney Edwards
Guests: Paul Coughlin, John C. Nemeth


Contact Information:

Grace Toney Edwards, Ph.D. and JoAnn Asbury, M.A.
Radford University
Appalachian Regional Studies Center
Box 7014
Radford, VA 24142
Telephone: 540-831-5366

Final Report

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Alfred State

Appalachian State University

Auburn University

East Tennessee State University

Fairmont State University

Frostburg State University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Radford University

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

University of North Georgia

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

University of Tennessee

Zane State College


Emory and Henry College

Mississippi State University

Mississippi University for Women

Morehead State University

Northeast Alabama Community College

Ohio University

Shawnee State University

Virginia Tech

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