Dr. Theresa Burriss
Theresa serves as the ASD Board Chair and has been involved with ASD for the past four years. Born and raised in Bristol, TN, Theresa has
a BA from Emory University in Atlanta, an MS from Radford University, and a Ph.D. from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati. She serves as the Chair of Appalachian Studies and Director of the Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center at Radford University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate multidisciplinary classes on Appalachia. Along with her husband, Dr. James L. Werth, Jr., two sons, Paul and Campbell, and various domestic and wild animals, Theresa lives in Washington County, VA, on Gwendolyn Ridge, a non-traditional 106-wooded-acre farm and artist retreat.