Amy D. Clark

Amy ClarkAmy D. Clark, Ph.D.

Department Chair 
Professor of Communication and Appalachian Studies 
Co-Director of Center for Appalachian Studies

Phone: 276.376.4562
Office: Zehmer 116


  • Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • B.A., Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia

Classes Taught

  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Appalachian Literature
  • Dialects of the Appalachian Region

Areas of Study

  • Appalachian Dialects
  • Appalachian Women and Literacy
  • The Rhetoric of Death in Appalachia
  • Writing Pedagogy


  • Talking Appalachian (2014). Co-edited with Nancy Hayward. University Press of Kentucky.
  • Success in Hill Country (2013). Napoleon Hill Foundation.


  • Outstanding Faculty Award (2014). State of Virginia.
  • Harrison Award for Outstanding Research (2013) UVA Wise.