Contact Us

Our faculty are dedicated to providing students with an understanding of the heritage, environment and culture of the Appalachian region! If you need assistance or have a question or comment, please contact us.

  • Our primary office number is 540-831-5366. 
  • Please email any general concerns or questions to Dr. Theresa Burriss.
  • Our mailing address is:
    Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center
    Radford University
    P.O. Box 7014
    Radford, VA 24142
Faculty Member Phone Email
Dr. Theresa Burriss* (Chair) 540-831-6857 tburriss@radford.edu
Ruth Derrick 540-831-6152 rbderrick@radford.edu
Ricky Cox 540-831-6153 rcox@radford.edu
Dr. Mary LaLone* 540-831-5397 mlalone@radford.edu
Dr. Richard Straw* 540-831-5873 rstraw@radford.edu
Dr. Melinda Wagner* 540-831-5157 mwagner@radford.edu
College of Education and Human Development 540-831-6374 cehd@radford.edu
Kara Pfaff (Administrative Assistant) 540-831-7153 khall62@radford.edu

*Graduate Faculty