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Northern Appalachian Network: Scholarship and Service Learning Community

A multidisciplinary network promoting teaching, scholarship and service on Northern Appalachians and their environment.

The University houses resources that may be of special interest. Be sure to visit:

The Network gratefully acknowledges the support of the Faculty Professional Development Committee for a Learning Communities Grant received in the Spring of 2009.

Northern Appalachian Network Mission

In keeping with the tripartite mission of California University of Pennsylvania and its faculty - teaching, scholarship and service - and to further the University's commitment to the region it serves, the mission of our network is to promote and disseminate teaching, scholarship and service focused on this unique region and its people. We provide a multidisciplinary "home" for the development and dissemination of work focused on Northern Appalachian people and their environment.

This Mission takes form in the following objectives:

  • Multi-disciplinary discourse and exchange on Northern Appalachia;
  • Multi-disciplinary education on the region and its people, highlighting University-based experts on Northern Appalachia; 
  • Development and dissemination of scholarship on Northern Appalachians and their environment, to include research partnerships with other institutions in the region; 
  • Managing information on data, reports, and literature on the region through a web site and resource library; 

The network also has an external website with information and resources that may be of interest.

Congratulations to Richard Hague, winner of the 
2013 Weatherford Award for poetry presented by
Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association.

Resources and Members

Resources and Members Focused on Community & Environmental Health

Center for Healthy Environments & Communities (CHEC). University of Pittsburgh, School
   of Public Health, Fractracker Project. The center works in partnership with others to 
track Marcellus Shale impact on community and environmental health through its Fractracker 
website. Fractracker Project.

Dr. Margaret Christopher
Associate Professor 
California University of Pennsylvania   
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-5358; Fax: 724-938-5977
christopher@calu.edu

Greg Clary, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Special Education & Rehabilitative Sciences
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
115 Special Education Center
Clarion, PA  16214-1232
cglay@clairon.edu

Tammy Haley, MSW, CRNP, Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford
203D Swarts Hall
300 Campus Drive
Bradford. PA  16701-2898
tmh24@pitt.edu

Dr. Steve Patterson
Associate Professor of Health Psychology
Ohio University
Athens, OH
patterson@oak.cats.ohiou.edu

Dr. Rosalie Smiley
Professor
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-4059; Fax: 724-938-5977
smiley@calu.edu

Dr. Norma Thomas
MSW Program Director/Associate Professor
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-1597; Fax: 724-938-5977
thomas@calu.edu

Dr. John Confer
Assistant Professor & Co-Director Parks & Recreation Program
California University of Pennsylvania   
Earth Sciences Department
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-4211; Fax: 724-938-5780
confer@calu.edu

Laura Giachetti
Assistant Director-TRIO Upward Bound Program
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-1693; Fax: 724-938-5981
giachetti@calu.edu

Resources and Members Focused on Ecology & Environment

Appalachian Studies Association
    
Was formed in 1977 by a group of scholars, teachers, and regional activists who believed that shared community has been and will continue to be important to those writing, researching and teaching about Appalachia.

Appalachian Regional Commission
    
Is a federal-state partnership that works for sustainable community and economic development in Appalachia.

Bucknell University's Marcellus Shale Initiative
     This site includes a publication database.

Center for Healthy Environments & Communities (CHEC).
   University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health, Fractracker Project. The center works in
partnership with others to track Marcellus Shale impact on community and
environmental health through its Fractracker website.

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Network members engaged in work related to the environment in Northern Appalachia include:

Dr. David G. Argent 
Associate Professor of Biology
California University of Pennsylvania   
Dept. of Biological and Environmental Sciences
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-1529; Fax: 724-938-1514
argent@calu.edu

Dr. Argent’s research focuses on an understanding of the recovery of PA’s aquatic communities after many years of environmental contamination. Also, Dr. Argent engages in collaborative efforts with other Universities assessing future threats to the region’s aquatic environment and the potential efforts on human growth. Dr. Argent's current research can be accessed through his web site at the URL listed above.

Sunshine l. Brosi, Ph.D.
Ethnobotany Program
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303
Phone: 301-687-4213
slbrosi@frostburg.edu

Dr. John Confer
Assistant Professor & Co-Director Parks & Recreation Program
California University of Pennsylvania   
Earth Sciences Department
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-4211; Fax: 724-938-5780
confer@calu.edu

Laura Giachetti
Assistant Director-TRIO Upward Bound Program
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-1693; Fax: 724-938-5981
giachetti@calu.edu


Resources and Members Focused on Social Environment

Thomas R. Mueller, Ph.D., GISP
Co-Advisor:Geography Major with GIS Emergency Management Concentration
Co-Director: Institute for Analysis of Safety and Security Issues using Spatial Technologies   
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Earth Sciences
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
mueller@calu.edu

Scholarly interests: GIS, Emergency Management and Crime Mapping    
                                                         
Sandra Pech, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
BSE Early Childhood Education Coordinator
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
New Philadelphia, OH  44663
spech@kent.edu

Jeffrey A. Ritchey, D.Ed., Associate Professor
Department of Adult and Community Education
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Davis Hall-Room 104
1175 Maple Street
Indiana, PA  15705-1080
jritchey@iup.edu
website: jritchey.net

Dr. Rosalie Smiley, Professor
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-4059; Fax: 724-938-5977
smiley@calu.edu

Dr. Margaret Christopher, Associate Professor 
California University of Pennsylvania   
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-5358; Fax: 724-938-5977
christopher@calu.edu

Dr. Norma Thomas
MSW Program Director/Associate Professor
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-1597; Fax: 724-938-5977
thomas@calu.edu

Special Interests: Gerontology related research

Pamela C. Twiss, MSW, Ph.D. 
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-4059; Fax: 724-938-5977
twiss@calu.edu

Scholarly interests: Housing and community development, social welfare policy (including military social welfare policy).

Laura Giachetti
Assistant Director-TRIO Upward Bound Program
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-1693; Fax: 724-938-5981
giachetti@calu.edu

Resources and Members Focused on People & Culture (Arts)

RESOURCES

Appalachian Trail Museum
   Tells the story of the A.T. from its inception to the present; including those who hike it, those who maintain it, and everything in between

Artbeat Gallery
   This art gallery on High Street in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Greene County, PA), offers access to fine regional arts and crafts. Visit our web site or check out their facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/artbeatingreene

Center for Northern Appalachian Studies at St. Vincent College
   Keeping Their Stories

Highlander Center
   -75 Years of working for justice

Root Celler
     Music on a new level

The Buffalo Society of Artists
   Includes an artist registry, organized by discipline, of the members of oldest artist organization.

Winegar Pottery
   Visit this website for information on Jim and Linda Winegar's pottery in Graysville, PA (Greene County, Pennsylvania)

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MEMBERS

Carol Baugh Coordinator
Urban Appalachian Outreach and Study Center
Sinclair Community College
Building 13 Room 13402
4 West 3rd Street
Dayton, OH 
Phone: 937-512-2126
carol.baugh@sinclair.edu

Ms. Jeanne Bryner, Nurse and Poet
Author of No Matter How Many Windows
jebryner@gmail.com

Paul Cech
   Paul is an educator and poet.  He is interested in writing about people and industry and the education of students who face socioeconomic disadvantages.  He has worked with colleagues to establish a local history library at Bethlehem Center High School.  He can be reached at: pjech88@gmail.com.

Ms. Casey Conaway
Instructor/Counselor
California University of Pennsylvania   
Upward Bound
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-4211; Fax: 724-938-5780
conaway@calu.edu

I serve as a counselor in the TRiO Upward Bound Program. The Cal U of PA TRiO Program serves low income, first generation high school students in Greene and Fayette counties. The goal of the program is to help disadvantaged students successfully complete high school and enter and succeed in a program of postsecondary education.

Dr. Clarissa Confer
Assistant Professor
Department of History and Political Science
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-6053
Fax: 724-938-5942
confer_c@calu.edu

Christina Fisanick, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
English Department
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
fisanick@calu.edu

Mary Jo Graham, Ph.D., Professor
Early Childhood Education
Division of School of Education
College of Education and Human Services
Marshall University
208 Henkins Hall
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV  25755
Phone: 304-696-6478
graham@marshall.edu

Penny Messinger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
History and Government Department
Daemen College
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY  14226-3592
pmessinger@daemen.edu

Krystia Nora, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
English Department
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
nora@calu.edu

Sandra Pech, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
BSE Early Childhood Education, Coordinator
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
New Philadelphia, OH  44663
spech@kent.edu

Jeffrey A. Ritchey, D.Ed., Associate Professor
Department of Adult and Community Education
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Davis Hall-Room 104
1175 Maple Street
Indiana, PA  15705-1080
jritchey@iup.edu
website: jritchey.net

Interests include rural community capacity-building, religion, identify development, and qualitative methods (particularly critical ethnography).

Michael Slavin
Associate Professor
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of History and Political Science
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-4035; Fax: 724-938-5942
slaven@calu.edu

Sheri Boyle
Assistant Professor
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-5910; Fax: 724-938-5977
boyle@calu.edu

Clarissa Confer
Assistant Professor
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of History and Political Science
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-6053; Fax: 724-938-5942
confer_c@calu.edu

Laura Giachetti
Assistant Director-TRIO Upward Bound Program
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-1693; Fax: 724-938-5981
giachetti@calu.edu

Sharon Juli
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-5722; Fax: 724-938-5977
juli@calu.edu

Resources and Members Focused on Business and Economy

RESOURCES

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council

Mountainhugger.com
   This web site provides information on and linkage to vendors engaged in sustainable development in the region.  For more information contact: Tricia Shapiro, Coordinator
P.O. Box 783
Hot Springs, NC 28743

The Mon Valley Progress Council

The Power of 32

The River Town Program
   The RTP is a community and economic development program focused on towns along the Upper and Mid-Monongahela River Valley, emphasizing on outdoor recreation as an  economic driver.

MEMBERS

Dr. Paul Hettler 
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Business and Economics
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394

Phone: 724-938-5730
hettler@calu.edu

Dr. Shirley Lazorchak
Associate Professor
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Business and Economics
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-5733; Fax: 724-938-5908
lazorchak@calu.edu

Resources and Members Focused on Government and Public Policy

Network members interested in Government and Public Policy include:

Melanie J. Blumberg, Professor   
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of History and Political Science
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
blumerg@calu.edu

Sheri Boyle
Assistant Professor
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-5910; Fax: 724-938-5977
boyle@calu.edu

Ms. Casey Conaway
Instructor/Counselor
California University of Pennsylvania   
Upward Bound
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-4211; Fax: 724-938-5780
conaway@calu.edu

I serve as a counselor in the TRiO Upward Bound Program. The Cal U of PA TRiO Program serves low income, first generation high school students in Greene and Fayette counties. The goal of the program is to help disadvantaged students successfully complete high school and enter and succeed in a program of postsecondary education.

Penny Messinger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
History & Government Department
Daemen College
4348 Main Street
Amherst, NY  14226-3592
pmessinger@daemen.edu

Thomas R. Mueller, Ph.D., GISP 
Co-Advisor: Geography Major with GIS Emergency Management  Concentration
Co-Director: Institute for Analysis of Safety and Security Issues using Spatial Technologies   
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Earth Sciences
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
mueller@calu.edu

Scholarly interests: GIS, Emergency Management and Crime Mapping

Michael Slavin, Associate Professor
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of History and Political Science
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-4035
Fax: 724-938-5942
slavin@calu.edu

All Members

Dr. David G. Argent 
Associate Professor of Biology
California University of Pennsylvania   
Dept. of Biological and Environmental Sciences
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-1529; Fax: 724-938-1514
argent@calu.edu

Dr. Argent’s research focuses on an understanding of the recovery of PA’s aquatic communities after many years of environmental contamination. Also, Dr. Argent engages in collaborative efforts with other Universities assessing future threats to the region’s aquatic environment and the potential efforts on human growth.

Carol Baugh Coordinator, Urban Appalachian Outreach and Study Center
Sinclair Community College
Building 13 Rom 13402
4 West 3rd Street
Dayton, OH 
Phone: 937-512-2126
carol.baugh@sinclair.edu

Melanie J. Blumberg, Professor
Department of History and Political Science
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
blumberg@calu.edu

Ms. Sheri Boyle
Field Coordinator
California University of Pennsylvania   
Social Work Department
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-5988; Fax: 724-938-5977
boyle@calu.edu

Sunshine L. Brosi, Ph.D. Ethnobotany Program
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, Maryland  21532-2303
Phone: 301-687-4213
slbrosi@frostburg.edu

Interests include ethnobotany, exploring the relationships between plants and people, protection of rare, threatened, and endangered plants, applied ecology and conservation biology.

Ms. Jeanne Bryner, Nurse and Poet
Author of No Matter How Many Windows
jebryner@gmail.com

Paul Cech
   Paul is an educator and poet.  He is interested in writing about people and industry and the education of students who face socioeconomic disadvantages.  He has worked with colleagues to establish a local history library at Bethlehem Center High School.  He can be reached at: pjcech88@gmail.com

Greg Clary, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Special Education & Rehabilitative Sciences
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
115 Special Education Center
Clarion, PA  16214-1232
cglary@clairion.edu

Ms. Casey Conaway
Instructor/Counselor
California University of Pennsylvania   
Upward Bound
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-4211; Fax: 724-938-5780
conaway@calu.edu

Dr. Clarissa Confer
Assistant Professor
Department of History and Political Science
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-6053; Fax: 724-938-5942
confer_c@calu.edu

Dr. John Confer
Assistant Professor & Co-Director Parks & Recreation Program
California University of Pennsylvania   
Earth Sciences Department
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-4211; Fax: 724-938-5780
confer@calu.edu

Dr. Margaret Christopher
Associate Professor 
California University of Pennsylvania   
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-5358; Fax: 724-938-5977
christopher@calu.edu

Christina Fisanick, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
English Department
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
fisanick@calu.edu

Laura A. Gichetti, MSW, LSW 
Assistant Director-Upward Bound
California University of Pennsylvania   
Academic Development Services
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-1693
gichetti@calu.edu

As a native of Fayette County, I have a personal interest in this region. Through my social work tenure, I have worked in various capacities to serve the residents in Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties. I currently serve as the Assistant Director of the California University of Pennsylvania TRIO Upward Bound Program. A federally funded program that serves first generation, low income high school students in the Fayette and Greene County areas.

Mary Jo Graham, Ph.D., Professor
Early Childhood Education
Division of School of Education
College of Education and Human Services
Marshall University
208 Henkins Hall
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV  25755
Phone:  304-696-6478
graham@marshall.edu

Tammy Haley, MSN, CRNP. Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh Bradford
203D Swarts Hall
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA  16701-2898
tmh24@pitt.edu

Dr. Paul Hettler
Department of Business and Economics
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-5730; Fax: 724-938-5908
hettler@calu.edu

Sharon Juli, MSW/LSW
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-5910; Fax: 724-938-5977
juli@calu.edu

Dr. Shirley Lazorchak
Associate Professor
Department of Business and Economics
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-5733; Fax: 724-938-5908
lazorchak@calu.edu

Penny Messinger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
History & Government Department
Daemen College
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY  14226-3592
pmessing@daemen.edu

Thomas R. Mueller, Ph.D., GISP 
Co-Advisor: Geography Major with GIS Emergency Management  Concentration
Co-Director: Institute for Analysis of Safety and Security Issues using Spatial Technologies   
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Earth Sciences
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
mueller@calu.edu

Scholarly interests: GIS, Emergency Management and Crime Mapping

Edward C. (Ted) Nichols, Ph.D.,
Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
101 Community College Way
Johnstown, PA  15904
Phone: 814-262-6474
Cell: 814-619-6663
Fax: 814-269-9710
enicols@pennhighlands.edu
http://www.pennhighlands.edu/

Krystia Nora, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
English Department
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419-1394
nora@calu.edu

Dr. Steve Patterson, Associate Professor of Health Psychology
Ohio University
Athens, OH 
patterss@oak.cats.ohiou.edu

Scholarly interests:  Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine and Psychophysiology, proper hydration (e.g., diminished thirst perception, perceived water quality, access to clean and safe water) and hydration status in older adults living in Appalachia.

Sandra Pech, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
BSE Early Childhood Education, Coordinator
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
New Philadelphia, OH  44663
spech@kent.edu

Jeffrey A. Ritchey, D.Ed., Associate Professor
Department of Adult and Community Education
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Davis Hall-Room 104
1175 Maple Street
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1080
jritchey@iup.edu
website: jritchey.net

Interests include rural community capacity-building, religion, identity development, and qualitative methods (particularly critical ethnography).

Michael Slavin
Associate Professor
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of History and Political Science
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-4035; Fax: 724-938-5942
slavin@calu.edu

Dr. Rosalie Smiley, Professor
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-4059; Fax: 724-938-5977
smiley@calu.edu

Dr. Norma Thomas
MSW Program Director/Associate Professor
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-1597; Fax: 724-938-5977
thomas@calu.edu

Pamela C. Twiss, MSW, Ph.D. 
Professor
California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Social Work
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: 724-938-4053; Fax: 724-938-5977
twiss@calu.edu

Scholarly interests: Community development, housing, poverty and associated problems

Maryland Resources

 Appalachian Collection - Allegany College of Maryland
     Access to the Appalachian Collection at Allegany College of Maryland.  Included are links to records, including wills and military records.

Appalachian Laboratory - The University of Maryland Center
   This is the headquarters and administrative lead entity for the Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CW CESU).

Explore the Trail: Maryland - Appalachian Trail Conservancy
   Provides access to information on the Appalachian Trail within Maryland.

Maryland - Appalachian Regional Commission
   Provides contact information for the Appalachian Regional Commission within the state of Maryland

New York Resources

Artists in Buffalo
   Very extensive illustrated listing including over 175 artists, galleries and museums.

Buffalo Arts Studio 
   Bryan Hopkins

Cone Five Pottery
   Greg Link

Copper Shop Gallery
   Mary Hubbard

Glass Roots and Stained Glass Studio
   Jane Jacobson

New Buffalo Graphics
   Michael Morgulis

Roycroft Pottery
   Janice McDuffie

Seneca Iroquois National Museum

The Big Furniture Works
  Stephen Oubre

The Buffalo Society of Artists
   Including artist registry, organized by discipline, of the members of artist organization.

Visit Buffalo Niagara
   Complete tourism information.

  

Ohio Resources

Appalachian Ohio
   This site offers an interactive map of the region as well as information on events and resources of interest to a wide variety of audiences.  Information on business and tourism is featured.

Appalachian Ohio Alliance
   The alliance is "dedicated to the stewardship of Appalachian Ohio and the cultural heritage of its people."  This site features information on protecting land through the use of Land Trusts.  A link to information on news and events includes dates for hiking trips within the region.

Appalachian Outreach/Studies
   This Department within Sinclair Community College provides educational programs and outreach services related to Appalachian Studies to students, faculty, staff, local urban Appalachian communities and the Miami valley region,  Sinclair Community College has hosted the annual conference of the Appalachian Studies Association.

Appalachian Studies
   This site is part of an informational tree made available through Ohio University.  It includes links to a variety of resources on Appalachian Ohio and more broadly Appalachian studies.

Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD)
   COAD is a non-profit organization that seeks to present a unified voice for member Community Action Programs serving the region.

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
   The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is a regional community foundation focused on the needs of Appalachian Ohio.

Governor's Office of Appalachia
   This state-level office promotes and advocates for Appalachian Ohio.

Home - Appalachian Studies - LibGuides at Ohio University
   This is a libguide prepared for the Ohio University Libraries.  It includes valuable information on Appalachian Ohio and Appalachian studies.

Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education
   The Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education is a consortium of ten public colleges and universities that serve Appalachian Ohio.  Te goal of the consortium is to improve educational attainment rates within the region and enhance the ability of students to go to and succeed in college.

Search Databases/Ohio Arts Council
   This link provides access to the Ohio Appalachian Artist Directory.  This is a publicly searchable listing of artists living or working near Appalachian Ohio.

Pennsylvania Resources

Artbeat Gallery
   This art gallery on High Street in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Greene County, PA), offers access to fine regional arts and crafts.  Visit our website or check out their facebook site at: hhtps://facebook.com/artbeatingreene

Cal U Eco Club - Environmental Council for the Outdoors
   Cal U ECO is a Learning Community focused on exploring human connections to the outdoors and natural world. The CAL U ECO Website includes information and resources on the environment and environmental sustainability.

Center for Healthy Environments & Communities (CHEC), University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health, Fractracker Project 
    The center works in partnership with others to track Marcellus Shale impact on community and environmental health through its Fractracker website. Fractracker Project
 
Center for Northern Appalachian Studies Center
   Center for Northern Appalachian Studies

Center for Rural Pennsylvania
   A legislative agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the Center publishes a newsletter and maintains archives on published reports and data. It also maintains demographic data on Pennsylvania's rural counties that can be downloaded from the site.

Coal Camp USA
   This web site includes multi-media resources and information related to coal camps, including sites in Northern Appalachia. 

Events and Festivals in PA

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) - Marcellus Shale Page
   This web site includes publicly available data and information on Pennsylvania and Marcellus Shale gas extraction.

Rivertown Program 
   The RTP is a Community and economic development program focused on towns along the Upper and Mid-Monongahela River Valley, emphasizing outdoor recreation as an economic driver.
 
Winegar Pottery
   Visit this website for information on Jim and Linda Winegar's pottery in Graysville, PA (Greene County, Pennsylvania).

West Virginia Resources

Appalachian American Indians of West Virginia (AAIWV) 

Appalachian Center for the Economy & the Environment

Central Appalachia Empowerment Zone of West Virginia

West Virginia Appalachian

West Virginia - Appalachian Regional Commission

West Virginia Highlands Conservancy

WVU Libraries: Appalachian Collection

Northern Appalachian Network

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Regional Resources and Events

Appalachian Regional Commission
   This is a federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life.

Appalachian Studies Association 
   Membership group sponsor of The Journal of Appalachian Studies & the Appalachian Studies Association Annual Conference

Folk Festival
  
The 1st Northern Appalachian Folk Festival will be held on September 6th & 7th in Indiana, PA.

Highlander Research & Education Center
    Highlander sponsors educational programs and research into community problems, as well as a residential Workshop Center for social change organizations and workers.

Northern Appalachian Studies
   Resources for understanding Northern Appalachian culture, issues and challenges. (Under construction)

Power of 32     
  The Power of 32 is an organization working on a regional vision for 32 counties in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia.  The counties included represent a significant portion of northern Appalachia.