Catherine Pritchard Childress
  • Catherine Pritchard Childress
  • Director of The Stephenson Center for Appalachian and Comparative Highland Studies, Associate Instructor and Program Coordinator for Rhetoric

  • Email:
  • Phone: 828.898.3361
  • Office: Stephenson Center for Appalachia, Upstairs Office
  • Department: Academics


MA, East Tennessee State University
BA, East Tennessee State University

Common Courses Taught

RHE 101/102 Rhetoric
LIT 240 World Literature
LIT 331 Appalachian Literature
LIT 333 Diverse Voices in Appalachian Literature
ENG 303: Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

My teaching and research interests are Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing, Poetry and Poetics, Appalachian Studies, Gender Studies, and Contemporary British Literature

I am the author of two poetry collections, Outside the Frame (Eastover Press, 2023) and Other: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and received an award in Streetlight Magazine's 2022 Essay/Memoir Award for my piece "Pandemic Casserole."