Michael Joslin
  • Michael Joslin
  • Professor of English, Program Coordinator for Literature and Languages, Director of the Stephenson Center for Appalachia

  • Email: joslin@lmc.edu
  • Phone: 828.898.8758
  • Office: North Carolina Building, Office 18A and the Stephenson Center for Appalachia
  • Department: Academics


BA, PhD, University of South Carolina at Columbia

Common Courses Taught

Appalachian Photography
British Literature
World Literature
Creative Writing

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

I teach courses in the following fields: English Literature, American Literature, Appalachian Studies, World Literature, photography, journalism, and creative writing.

I have published six books and many newspaper and magazine articles on Appalachian people, places, ways, and nature illustrated with my photographs.

I have made scholarly presentations at the Appalachian Studies Conference many times, and maintain interests in mountain literature, folkways, music, nature, and agriculture.  

Institutional Service and Responsibilities

I am the program coordinator of the English program and I direct the Stephenson Center for Appalachia at Lees-McRae College. 

Personal Interests

I live on a farm in Mitchell County with my wife, Pam. We have horses, chickens, dogs, and cats, as well as assorted wild animals that wander through. We raise a garden and gather firewood using work horses. I enjoy hiking and photographing the mountain forests.