Associate Dean for Curriculum and Interdisciplinary Programs, College of Arts & Sciences Mockingbird Faculty Technical Adviser BA (English major, Philosophy minor), 1981; MA; 1985, and PhD, 1990, The University
of Alabama Areas of Specialization: American Literature, Appalachian Literature, Southern Literature,
African American Literature BA (Women's Studies major, Appalachian Studies minor), 2018, East Tennessee State
Thomas Alan Holmes has been a member of ETSU's English faculty since 1996, where he
has taught courses in American literature, many focusing on his interests in Appalachian,
Southern, and African American literature. His scholarly and creative work has appeared
in such journals as The South Atlantic Review, Appalachian Heritage, The Valparaiso Review, The Connecticut Review, Louisiana Literature, and The Appalachian Journal. With Roxanne Harde, he has co-edited Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture (Lexington Books); with Jesse Graves and Ernest Lee, he has co-edited Jeff Daniel Marion: Poet on the Holston (University of Tennessee Press); and, with Daniel Westover, he has co-edited The Fire that Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins’s Poetic Legacies (Clemson University Press).