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Dr. Amy D. Clark

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Founding Co-Director

Local Address: Big Stone Gap, Virginia, United States
Center for Appalachian Studies at University of Virignia's College at Wise

Employment History

  • Founding Director
    Appalachian Writing Project
  • English Professor
    University of Virginia's College at Wise
  • English and Oral Communications Teacher
    University of Virginia's College at Wise
  • Director of the Appalachian Writing Project
    University of Virginia's College at Wise
  • Teacher
    The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
  • Associate Professor of English ( Rhetoric and Writing )
    The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
  • Author
    Talking Appalachian
  • Co-Editor
    Talking Appalachian
  • Columnist
    Bristol Herald Courier
  • Contributor
    Bristol Herald Courier


  • doctorate , English ( rhetoric , applied linguistics and writing )
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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An Appalachian stereotype you may have missed -, 8 April 2012 [cached]
My cousin, Dr. Amy D. Clark, an English professor at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, hopes to change a few Appalachian stereotypes, at the very least, for the young people living on its hills and in its hollers.
Working with the Napoleon Hill Foundation, she collected success stories from Appalachian sons and daughers into Success in Hill Country
The book was published March 2 and the official launch with an author signing and a reading will be April 28 at the Southwest Virginia Museum in Big Stone Gap, Va.
Amy D. Clark Clark collected oral histories from, among others, NASCAR president Mike Helton (from near Bristol, Va.), former NFL player and College Football Hall of Famer Carroll Dale from Wise, Va., author Lee Smith who grew up in Grundy, Va., and novelist, television writer and film director Adriana Trigiani, who hails from Big Stone Gap, Va.
In addition to personal advice on what made them successful, Clark explores how where you come from is as important as where you are going.
Among her inspirations for doing the book was her own childhood. As she writes on her blog:
A bridge between unfamiliar cultures - - Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol and Surrounding Areas in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia., 28 Dec 2003 [cached]
BY AMY CLARKDec 28, 12:00 AM EST
AMY CLARK teaches English and oral communication at the University of Virginia's College at Wise.Email:
Amy Clark, director of the ..., 5 Oct 2012 [cached]
Amy Clark, director of the Appalachian Writing Project at the University of Virginia's College at Wise and author of "Success in Hill Country" (The Napoleon Hill Foundation, ... Continue reading → Continue Reading →
Amy Clark Our Tuesday luncheon ..., 10 Oct 2013 [cached]
Amy Clark Our Tuesday luncheon speaker is Dr. Amy Clark. Amy Clark is the author and co-editor of Talking Appalachian: Voice, Identity, and Community (University Press of KY, 2013, with Nancy Hayward), and Success in Hill Country (The Napoleon Hill Foundation, 2012).
In 2012, Clark won the Jean Ritchie Fellowship in Appalachian Writing from Lincoln Memorial University.
Clark is the founding Director of the Appalachian Writing Project, a non-profit organization designed to promote reform in how writing is taught from Kindergarten to college to community.
She is an Associate Professor of English (rhetoric and writing) at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, where she teaches courses in Appalachian studies, communication studies (rhetorical theory, speech and sociolinguistics) and writing. She holds a doctorate in English (rhetoric, applied linguistics and writing) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in English literature from Virginia Tech. During her career at UVa.-Wise, she has been honored with both the Harrison Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Harrison Award for Outstanding Research and Publication.
Bristol Herald Courier | Network needs to know about this reality ..., 16 Feb 2003 [cached]
By AMY CLARKColumnist
Amy Clark teaches English and oral communications at the University of Virginia College at Wise.
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