West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg representatives to present research on issues impacting Appalachian higher education.
CONTACT: Mary Beth Busch, interim dean of Corporate and Community Education, 304-424-8271; Gregory T. Busch, assistant professor of sociology and director of the Honors Collee, 304-424-8253.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Two West Virginia University at Parkersburg representatives will present research on issues impacting Appalachian higher education at the 31st annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference this weekend (March 28-30).
Gregory T. Busch, assistant professor of sociology and director of the Honors College, and Mary Beth Busch, interim dean of Corporate and Community Education and adjunct instructor of Sociology, will be featured at the conference being held at Marshall University.
Their doctoral research on Appalachian higher education resulted in their conference presentation, “College Student Attrition in Appalachia: Factors and Strategies Impacting Higher Education.”
They will be assisted by Dr. Evelyn Knight, director of the Appalachian Center from the University of Kentucky and doctoral candidate Erica Abrams Locklear from Louisiana State University.
Conference theme is "The Road Ahead: The Next Thirty Years of Appalachian Studies." The conference is for anyone interested in Appalachia, including community members, students, artists, professionals, and teachers.