Contact Us

Our faculty are dedicated to providing students with an understanding of the diversity of the heritages, environments, and cultures of the Appalachian region. If you need assistance or have a question or comment, please contact us.

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
Stacy Penven 540-831-6152
Tim Thornton 540-831-6153
Dr. Mary LaLone* 540-831-5397
Dr. Richard Straw* 540-831-5873
Dr. Melinda Wagner* 540-831-5157
College of Education and Human Development 540-831-6374
Kara Pfaff (Administrative Assistant) 540-831-7153

*Graduate Faculty