Faculty Publications



LaLone, M. (2003) Appalachian Farming Life: Memories and Perspectives on Family Farming in Virginia's New River Valley. (ed.), Brightside Press.

LaLone, M. (2003) The Radford Arsenal: Impacts and Cultural Change in an Appalachian Region. (ed.), Brightside Press.

LaLone, M. (1997) Appalachian Coal Mining Memories: Life in the Coal Fields of Virginia's New River Valley. (ed.), Pocahontas Press.

Page, R. (2005) Bike Week at Daytona Beach: Bad Boys and Fancy Toys. Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi.

Wagner, M. B. (1990) God's Schools: Choice and Compromise in American Society. Rutgers University Press.

Wagner, M. B. (1983) Metaphysics in Midwestern America. Ohio State University Press.


Benson, D. E., and J. Mekolichick. (2007) “Conceptions of Self and the Use of Digital Technologies in a Learning Environment.” Education 127 (4):498-510.

LaLone, M. B. (2012) "Neighbors Helping Neighbors: An Examination of the Social Capital Mobilization Process for Community Resilience to Environmental Disasters." Journal of Applied Social Science 6 (2):209-37.

LaLone, M. B. (2010) "Running the Family Farm: Accommodation and Adaptation in an Appalachian Region." Journal of Appalachian Studies 14 (1-2):62-98.

LaLone, M. B. (2005) "Building Heritage Partnerships: Working Together for Heritage Preservation and Local Tourism in Appalachia." Practicing Anthropology 27 (4):10-3.

LaLone, M. B. (2005) "An Anthro-Planning Approach to Local Heritage Tourism: Case Studies from Appalachia." National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) Bulletin 23:135-50.

LaLone, M. B. (2001) "Putting Anthropology to Work to Preserve Appalachian Heritage." Practicing Anthropology 23 (2):5-9.

LaLone, M.B. (1996) "Economic Survival Strategies in Appalachia's Coal Camps." Journal of Appalachian Studies 2 (1):53-68.

Leicht, K. T. and E. C. W. Lyman. (2006) "Markets, Institutions, and the Crisis of Professional Practice." Research in the Sociology of Organization 24:17-44.

Mekolichick, J. (2003) "Amateur Bodybuilders' Self-Concept: An Exploratory Examination." Sociology of Sport Online 6 (1).

Mekolichick, J. (2002) "The Influence of Identity Meaning Independence on the Invocation of Multiple Identities." Sociological Focus, 35 (1):43-54.

Mekolichick, J. (2001) "Self-Esteem among Amateur Bodybuilders: A Quantitative Examination." Sociology of Sport Online 4:2.

Mekolichick, J. and J. Bellamy. (2012) "Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Students' Perceptions of Mentoring and Conference Presentation by College Generational Status and Sex." Perspectives on Undergraduate Research Mentoring, PURM 1.2. http://blogs.elon.edu/purm/research-experiences-for-undergraduates-student-presenters%e2%80%99-perceptions-of-mentoring-and-conference-presentation-by-generational-status-and-sex-purm-1-2/

Mekolichick, J., J. Davis, and J. Chouinard. (2008) "Transitional Supportive Housing in a Rural Location: A Preliminary Case Study and Lessons Learned." Applied Social Science 2 (1):36-46.

Mekolichick, J. and M. K. Gibbs. (forthcoming) "Understanding College Generational Status in the Undergraduate Research Mentored Relationship." CUR Quarterly.

Page, R. (2004) "Biking into the Mainstream.” Contexts 3 (1):71.

Page, R. (2001) "Social Change at Bike Week." Visual Sociology 16 (1):7-35.

Wagner, M. B. (1984) "Metaphysics in Midwestern America." Journal of Popular Culture 17 (3): 131-40.

Wagner, M. B. (1997) "Generic Conservative Christianity: The Demise of Denominationalism in Christian Schools." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36 (1): 13-24.

Wagner, M. B. (1999) "Measuring Cultural Attachment to Place in a Proposed Power Line Corridor." Journal of Appalachian Studies 5 (2):241-6.

Wagner, M. B. and K. L. Hendrick. (2001) "'You Have a Culture to Preserve Here, but We Have Power Line to Stop': University/Community Study of Cultural Attachment to Place." Practicing Anthropology 23 (2): 10-4.


LaLone, M. B. (2009) "Guidelines for a Partnership Approach to Appalachian Community and Heritage Preservation Work." In Participatory Development in Appalachian Communities: Essays on Cultural Identity, Social Capital, and Sustainability. Susan Keefe, ed. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, pp. 202-29.

LaLone, M. B. (2008) "Voices from the Coal Camps: Life in an Appalachian Coal Mining Region." In Life in the Coal Camps of Wise County [Virginia]. P. Kuczko, ed.  Big Stone Gap, VA: Lonesome Pine Office on Youth with support from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, pp. 139-64.

LaLone, M. B. (2003) "Walking the Line Between Alternative Interpretations in Heritage Education and Tourism: A Demonstration of the Complexities with an Appalachian Coal Mining Example." In Signifying Serpents and Mardi Gras Runners: Representing Identity in Selected Souths. C. Ray and L. E. Lassiter, eds. Athens: University of Georgia Press, pp. 72-92.

LaLone, M. B. (1997) "The Appalachia Tourism Project: Applied Anthropology in an Appalachian Coal Mining Town." In Practicing Anthropology in the South, Tim Wallace, ed.  Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Mekolichick, J. (2008) "Becoming a Claimsmaker," pp. 67-70 in Teaching Social Problems from a Constructionist Perspective Manual. K.S. Lowney, ed. New York: W.W. Norton.

Mekolichick, J. (2007) "Chapter 3: Sociological Research." In Fundamentals of Sociologywith Readings, by P. Shifflett and R. Haija.  Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt.

Mekolichick, J. (2003) "Chapter 2: Sociological Research." In The Fundamentals of Sociology by K. Everett and P. Shifflett. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Wagner, M. B. (1997) "The Anthropological Study of Religions in American Society." In Anthropology of Religion: A Handbook of Theory and Method. S. D. Glazier. Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Wagner, M. B. (2001) "Monolith or the Tower of Babel? Ultimate Sacred Postulates at Work in Conservative Christian Schools." In Ecology and the Sacred: Engaging the Anthropology of Roy A. Rappaport. E. Messer and M. Lambek. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Wagner, M. B. (2002) "Space and Place, Land and Legacy." In Culture, Environment, and Conservation in the Appalachian South. B. J. Howell.  Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Wagner, M. B. (2005) "Connecting What We Know to What We Do: Modifying Interview Techniques for the Collective Self in Appalachia." In Culturally-Relevant Practice in Appalachia. S. Keefe. Knoxville: University of Tennesee Press.


Bodenhamer, A. (2020) "Prevention Failures and the Resurgence of Black Lung in Central Appalachia.” National Issue Brief No. 149. Durham, NH: Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire.

LaLone, M. B. (2014) “Farming Life in the New River Valley of Virginia: Ten Important Features Learned Through the NRV Farming Study.” Journal of the New River Historical Society 26:6-33.

Mekolichick, J. (2011) "Undergraduate Research and Professional Presentations: Variations in Mentoring Experiences by College Generational Status." 3rd Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy Proceedings.

Mekolichick, J. (2007) Contributor. ASA's Social Psychology Teaching Resource Manual 4th edition. R. Kettlitz, ed. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Mekolichick, J. (2004) "Wallet Exercise for Social Structure." In Introductory Sociology Resources Manual,  6th ed.. J. Sikora and N. Mbugua, eds. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Mekolichick, J. (2003) Contributor. In Distance and Cross-campus Learning: Syllabi and Curriculum Materials. M. M. Redlin and S. Hilal, eds. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Mekolichick, J. (2002) “Themes in the presentation of women and men in FLEX magazine.” In The Sociology of Gender: Syllabi & Other Instructional Material.  A. Blackstone and B. Lucal, eds. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Mekolichick, J. and M. K. Gibbs. (2012) "Understanding Students' College Generational Status as it Impacts Mentored Undergraduate Research Experiences." 2012 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy Proceedings.  Pp. 67-8.

Wagner, M. B. (1984) Analyzing the ABC'S OF APPALACHIA: University Students Write a Children's Book. Focus: Teaching English Language Arts X(2):19-25.

Wagner, M. B. (1994) Teacher's Corner: Beyond the Classroom Walls: University Students Create A Children's Book, AnthroNotes, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Bulletin for Teachers 16(2).

Wagner, M. B. (2005) Central Appalachia:  People, Hardwood, and Coal. MapGuide to Appalachia, National Geographic Traveler 22(3).