Amanda Slone, Ph.D.

Director of First-Year Studies and Associate Professor of English

  • Office: Armington Learning Center, 404
  • Telephone: (606) 218-5345
  • E-mail:

WRI 118
Appalachian Literature
Literary Criticism
First Year Seminar

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Northwest Nazarene University

MFA in Creative Writing from West Virginia Wesleyan College

MA in English from Morehead State University

BA in English from Pikeville College

Member of the Appalachian Studies Association Steering Committee and Co-Chair of the Communication Committee

Collaborate Within Its Boundaries, College Composition and Communication Conference, March 2020

“More Common Than Common: Students as Content Creators in FYE,” National Resource Center Conference on First Year Experience, February 2020”

“Forming Solid Foundations: Creating a Culture of Engagement for First-Gen Students and Families,” Eastern Kentucky University Gen 1 Conference, November 2019

Creative Publications:

Short Story: “Marrowbone,” Still: The Journal, Summer 2017

Essay: “Robbing the Headlines: Repurposing True Events in Fiction,” Appalachian Heritage, Summer 2016

Short Story: “Parasite,” Kudzu Literary Journal, Spring 2016

2016 winner of the Gurney Norman Prose Prize

Creative Writing and literary theory research
Student Success and leadership with a focus on the Appalachian region
Theories of Grit and Mindset

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society