Kathy Cunning Shearer
Degree and Year:
Clinch Mountain Press
Professional Background:I worked for many years in community development in Appalachia. This gave me the opportunity to collect oral and pictorial histories in the Virginia coalfields, which I then used to create local history books.
How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?:The many, many papers I wrote for various classes gave me the tools I needed to perform the necessary background research for my books, as well as helping me organize my writing.