Education, Poverty and Economic Inequality in Rural Appalachia (2013-2014)

Building on an initiative that supports educational opportunity for girls and young women (Partnership for Appalachian Girls' Education), this project team explored education and human development in economically distressed, rural mountain communities in Appalachian North Carolina.




Emily Hadley

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Appalachian Dreams

I love applying my academic studies beyond the classroom and building my problem-solving and teamwork skills. I have only just begun to appreciate the power of research, collaboration and passion in driving social change, and I look forward to the many exciting developments on the horizon. –Emily Hadley

This project team was originally part of the Education & Human Development theme of Bass Connections, which ended in 2022.  

Team Leaders

  • Deborah Hicks, Social Science Research Institute
  • Robert Korstad, Sanford School of Public Policy

/graduate Team Members

  • Teresa Romano, Economics-PHD

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Abby Ardis, Biology (BS)
  • Patricia Deza, Economics (BS), Public Policy Studies (AB2)
  • Rachel Gress, Public Policy Studies (AB)
  • Hillary Grubbs
  • Sarah Haas, Women's Studies (AB)
  • Emily Hadley, Statistical Science (BS), Public Policy Studies (AB2)
  • Kyrstin Lulow, Biology (BS)
  • Reed McGinley-Stempel, Public Policy Studies (AB), German (AB2)
  • Risa Pieters, Philosophy (AB), Global Health (AB2)
  • Rifat Rahman, Biology (BS)
  • Rosemary Williams, Asian & Mid East Studies (AB)
  • Mary Wilson, Interdept Psych/PPS (AB)