Associate Dean for Curriculum and Interdisciplinary Programs, College of Arts & Sciences Mockingbird Faculty Technical Adviser BA, 1981, MA, 1985, and PhD, 1990, University of Alabama Areas of Specialization: American Literature, Appalachian Literature, Southern Literature,
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Thomas Alan Holmes has been a member of ETSU's English faculty since 1996, where he
has taught a number of 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), and he has co-edited with Jesse Graves and Ernest Lee Jeff Daniel Marion: Poet on the Holston (University of Tennessee Press).