Faculty Publications



LaLone, M. (2003) Appalachian Farming Life: Memories and Perspectives on Family Farming in Virginia's New River Valley. (ed.), Brightside Press.

LaLone, M. (2003) The Radford Arsenal: Impacts and Cultural Change in an Appalachian Region. (ed.), Brightside Press.

LaLone, M. (1997) Appalachian Coal Mining Memories: Life in the Coal Fields of Virginia's New River Valley. (ed.), Pocahontas Press.

Page, R. (2005) Bike Week at Daytona Beach: Bad Boys and Fancy Toys. University Press of Mississippi.

Wagner M. B. (2023) Power and Place: Preservation, Progress, and the Culture War Over Land. University Press of Kentucky.

Wagner, M. B. (1990) God's Schools: Choice and Compromise in American Society. Rutgers University Press.

Wagner, M. B. (1983) Metaphysics in Midwestern America. Ohio State University Press.


Behnke, A. O., A. Bodenhamer, T. McDonald, and M. Robledo. (2019) “The Impact of the Juntos Program: A Qualitative Evaluation.” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 41(1):63-84.

Benson, D. E., and J. Mekolichick. (2007) “Conceptions of Self and the Use of Digital Technologies in a Learning Environment.” Education 127 (4):498-510.

Bodenhamer, A. (2020) “‘Outlaw Operators’: Prevention Failures and the Resurgence of Black Lung in Central Appalachia,” National Issue Brief. 149. Durham, NH: Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire. https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/black-lung-Central-Appalachia

Bodenhamer, A. (2019) “The Resurgence of Black Lung in Central Appalachia: The Silencing of Coal Miners and Toxic Occupational Exposure.” Journal of the Social History of Medicine and Health (Chinese) 4(1):137-163.

Bodenhamer, A. (2016) “King Coal: A Study of Mountaintop Removal, Public Discourse, and Power in Appalachia.” Society & Natural Resources 29(10):1139-1153.

Bodenhamer, A. and T. Shriver (2020) “Environmental Health Advocacy and Industry Obstruction: The Case of Black Lung Disease.” Rural Sociology 85(3):757-779.

Grether, S. T. and A. Bodenhamer (2019) “Analyzing Police Violence Against Men.” TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association. http://trails.asanet.org/Pages/SearchResults.aspx?all=police+violence+against+men&subjectarea=any&order=PublicationDate+DESC

LaLone, M. B. (2012) "Neighbors Helping Neighbors: An Examination of the Social Capital Mobilization Process for Community Resilience to Environmental Disasters." Journal of Applied Social Science 6 (2):209-37.

LaLone, M. B. (2010) "Running the Family Farm: Accommodation and Adaptation in an Appalachian Region." Journal of Appalachian Studies 14 (1-2):62-98.

LaLone, M. B. (2005) "Building Heritage Partnerships: Working Together for Heritage Preservation and Local Tourism in Appalachia." Practicing Anthropology 27 (4):10-3.

LaLone, M. B. (2005) "An Anthro-Planning Approach to Local Heritage Tourism: Case Studies from Appalachia." National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) Bulletin 23:135-50.

LaLone, M. B. (2001) "Putting Anthropology to Work to Preserve Appalachian Heritage." Practicing Anthropology 23 (2):5-9.

LaLone, M.B. (1996) "Economic Survival Strategies in Appalachia's Coal Camps." Journal of Appalachian Studies 2 (1):53-68.

Leicht, K. T. and E. C. W. Lyman. (2006) "Markets, Institutions, and the Crisis of Professional Practice." Research in the Sociology of Organization 24:17-44.

Mekolichick, J. (2003) "Amateur Bodybuilders' Self-Concept: An Exploratory Examination." Sociology of Sport Online 6 (1).

Mekolichick, J. (2002) "The Influence of Identity Meaning Independence on the Invocation of Multiple Identities." Sociological Focus, 35 (1):43-54.

Mekolichick, J. (2001) "Self-Esteem among Amateur Bodybuilders: A Quantitative Examination." Sociology of Sport Online 4:2.

Mekolichick, J. and J. Bellamy. (2012) "Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Students' Perceptions of Mentoring and Conference Presentation by College Generational Status and Sex." Perspectives on Undergraduate Research Mentoring, PURM 1.2. http://blogs.elon.edu/purm/research-experiences-for-undergraduates-student-presenters%e2%80%99-perceptions-of-mentoring-and-conference-presentation-by-generational-status-and-sex-purm-1-2/

Mekolichick, J., J. Davis, and J. Chouinard. (2008) "Transitional Supportive Housing in a Rural Location: A Preliminary Case Study and Lessons Learned." Applied Social Science 2 (1):36-46.

Mekolichick, J. and M. K. Gibbs. (forthcoming) "Understanding College Generational Status in the Undergraduate Research Mentored Relationship." CUR Quarterly.

Page, R. (2004) "Biking into the Mainstream.” Contexts 3 (1):71.

Page, R. (2001) "Social Change at Bike Week." Visual Sociology 16 (1):7-35.

Shriver, T. E. and A. Bodenhamer (2018) “The Enduring Legacy of Black Lung: Environmental Health and Contested Illness in Appalachia.” Sociology of Health & Illness 40(8):1361-1375.

Thomas, E., P. J. Obermiller, and M. B. Wagner (Spring/Summer 2013) "Fifty Years of Appalachian Advocacy: An Interview with Mike Maloney." Appalachian Journal 40(3-4):174-218.

Wagner, M. B. (Fall 2016/Winter 2017 and Spring/Summer 2018) "Letter to the Editor Response to Persistent Misconceptions: Rehabilitating Jack Weller, Reevaluating Harry Caudill" by P. Obermiller, T. Wagner, B. Tucker, and S. Fisher. Appalachian Journal 44(1-2):96-129, Appalachian Journal 45(3-4):680-682.

Wagner, M. B. (2008) "We are All Activists," in S. Ballard and T. Stanley (eds.) Special Issue of Appalachian Journal honoring Stephen Fisher, activists, and activism in Appalachia.

Wagner, M. B. (1984) "Metaphysics in Midwestern America." Journal of Popular Culture 17 (3):131-40.

Wagner, M. B. (1997) "Generic Conservative Christianity: The Demise of Denominationalism in Christian Schools." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36 (1):13-24.

Wagner, M. B. (1999) "Measuring Cultural Attachment to Place in a Proposed Power Line Corridor." Journal of Appalachian Studies 5 (2):241-6.

Wagner, M. B. and K. L. Hendrick. (2001) "'You Have a Culture to Preserve Here, but We Have Power Line to Stop': University/Community Study of Cultural Attachment to Place." Practicing Anthropology 23(2):10-4.


LaLone, M. B. (2009) "Guidelines for a Partnership Approach to Appalachian Community and Heritage Preservation Work." In Participatory Development in Appalachian Communities: Essays on Cultural Identity, Social Capital, and Sustainability. Susan Keefe, ed. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, pp. 202-29.

LaLone, M. B. (2008) "Voices from the Coal Camps: Life in an Appalachian Coal Mining Region." In Life in the Coal Camps of Wise County [Virginia]. P. Kuczko, ed.  Big Stone Gap, VA: Lonesome Pine Office on Youth with support from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, pp. 139-64.

LaLone, M. B. (2003) "Walking the Line Between Alternative Interpretations in Heritage Education and Tourism: A Demonstration of the Complexities with an Appalachian Coal Mining Example." In Signifying Serpents and Mardi Gras Runners: Representing Identity in Selected Souths. C. Ray and L. E. Lassiter, eds. Athens: University of Georgia Press, pp. 72-92.

LaLone, M. B. (1997) "The Appalachia Tourism Project: Applied Anthropology in an Appalachian Coal Mining Town." In Practicing Anthropology in the South, Tim Wallace, ed.  Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Mekolichick, J. (2008) "Becoming a Claimsmaker," pp. 67-70 in Teaching Social Problems from a Constructionist Perspective Manual. K.S. Lowney, ed. New York: W.W. Norton.

Mekolichick, J. (2007) "Chapter 3: Sociological Research." In Fundamentals of Sociologywith Readings, by P. Shifflett and R. Haija.  Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt.

Mekolichick, J. (2003) "Chapter 2: Sociological Research." In The Fundamentals of Sociology by K. Everett and P. Shifflett. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Wagner, M. B. (2020) "Celebrating the Local." In Reinventing and Reinvesting in the Local for Our Common Good. B. A. Hoey, ed. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.

Wagner, M. B. (2009) "Playing the Power Game: The Limits of Participatory Development." In Participatory Development in Appalachian Communities: Essays on Cultural Identity, Social Capital and Sustainability. S. E. Keefe, ed. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.

Wagner, M. B. (2006) "Religion in Appalachia." In A Handbook to Appalachia. G. T. Edwards, J. A. Asbury, and R. L. Cox, eds. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.

Wagner, M. B. (2005) "Christian Schools." In The Encyclopedia of Religion in the South by S. S. Hill and C. Lippy. Mercer University Press.

Wagner, M. B. (2005) "Connecting What We Know to What We Do: Modifying Interview Techniques for the Collective Self in Appalachia." In Culturally-Relevant Practice in Appalachia. S. Keefe. Knoxville: University of Tennesee Press.

Wagner, M. B. (2002) "Space and Place, Land and Legacy." In Culture, Environment, and Conservation in the Appalachian South. B. J. Howell.  Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Wagner, M. B. (2001) "Monolith or the Tower of Babel? Ultimate Sacred Postulates at Work in Conservative Christian Schools." In Ecology and the Sacred: Engaging the Anthropology of Roy A. Rappaport. E. Messer and M. Lambek. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Wagner, M. B. (1997) "The Anthropological Study of Religions in American Society." In Anthropology of Religion: A Handbook of Theory and Method. S. D. Glazier. Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Wagner, M. B., K. Ingoldsby, C. Pauley, M. Dickerson, B. Hollandsworth, and A. Myers. (forthcoming) "Roots With Wings: Oral History Project in Floyd County, Virginia." In Engaging Appalachia: A Guidebook for Building Capacity and Sustainability. W. Schumann, ed. University Press of Kentucky.


Bodenhamer, A. (2022) Review of: Digging Our Own Graves: Coal Miners & the Struggle over Black Lung Disease, by B. E. Smith. Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy 31(4):487-488.

Bodenhamer, A. (2020) "Prevention Failures and the Resurgence of Black Lung in Central Appalachia.” National Issue Brief No. 149. Durham, NH: Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire.

Bodenhamer, A. (2019) Review of: The Devil We Know, by Soechtig and Seifert. Journal of Appalachian Studies 25(1):133-135.

Bodenhamer, A. (2014) Review of: Rural Wales in the Twenty‐First Century: Society, Economy and Environment, P. Milbourne, ed. Rural Sociology 79(4):536-538.

LaLone, M. B. (2014) “Farming Life in the New River Valley of Virginia: Ten Important Features Learned Through the NRV Farming Study.” Journal of the New River Historical Society 26:6-33.

Mekolichick, J. (2011) "Undergraduate Research and Professional Presentations: Variations in Mentoring Experiences by College Generational Status." 3rd Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy Proceedings.

Mekolichick, J. (2007) Contributor. ASA's Social Psychology Teaching Resource Manual 4th edition. R. Kettlitz, ed. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Mekolichick, J. (2004) "Wallet Exercise for Social Structure." In Introductory Sociology Resources Manual,  6th ed.. J. Sikora and N. Mbugua, eds. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Mekolichick, J. (2003) Contributor. In Distance and Cross-campus Learning: Syllabi and Curriculum Materials. M. M. Redlin and S. Hilal, eds. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Mekolichick, J. (2002) “Themes in the presentation of women and men in FLEX magazine.” In The Sociology of Gender: Syllabi & Other Instructional Material.  A. Blackstone and B. Lucal, eds. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Mekolichick, J. and M. K. Gibbs. (2012) "Understanding Students' College Generational Status as it Impacts Mentored Undergraduate Research Experiences." 2012 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy Proceedings.  Pp. 67-8.

Wagner, M. B. (2019) "From the Front Porch to the Front Lines, Rural Virginia on a Threshold of Change: The making of the movies." Historical Society of Western Virginia Journal 23:2:27-33.

Wagner, M. B. (2010) "Education: Lose Yourself, Find the Other, Find Yourself." In Celebrations of Teaching: Radford University Faculty Perspectives. Radford University Foundation. Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications.

Wagner, M. B. (2008) "The Black Church: Connecting a Community." In Pride and Preservation: Mountain View Cemetery by D. L. Brown. Radford, VA: Radford University Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services.

Wagner, M. B. (2005) Central Appalachia:  People, Hardwood, and Coal. MapGuide to Appalachia, National Geographic Traveler 22(3).

Wagner, M. B. (1994) Teacher's Corner: Beyond the Classroom Walls: University Students Create A Children's Book, AnthroNotes, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Bulletin for Teachers 16(2).

Wagner, M. B. (1984) Analyzing the ABC'S OF APPALACHIA: University Students Write a Children's Book. Focus: Teaching English Language Arts X(2):19-25.