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About Ted Olson

Positions

Present Professor, East Tennessee State University Appalachian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2013 - Present Editorial Board Member, Journal of Appalachian Studies
2012 - Present Grammy Awards Voting Member, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 - Thomas D. Clark Memorial Foundation Book of the Year Award for The Hills Remember: The Complete Short Stories of James Still
  • 2012 - Regional Excellence in History Award of Distinction (East Tennessee Historical Society)
  • 2012 - Distinguished Friend of Appalachia Award, Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, ETSU
  • 2012 - Best Historical Research in Recorded Folk, Ethnic, or Country Music (Nominee)
  • 2012 - Best Historical Album Award (Nominee)
  • 2012 - Best Album Notes Award (Nominee)
  • 2013 - Selected as Subject of Entry in Reference Publication, The Writers Directory, Gale Cengage Learning
  • 2013 - Best Historical Album Award (Nominee)
  • 2014 - Golden Gear Award: Best Record Store Day 2014 Release for Co-Producing and Co-authoring Album Notes for The Folk Box
  • 2014 - Certificate of Merit, Best Historical Research in Country Music
  • 2015 - Recipient of Arts/Sciences Service Award [$500], ETSU
  • 2015 - Recipient, Arts/Sciences Basler Fellowship [$2,500], ETSU
  • 2015 - Jack Spadaro Appalachian Documentary Award
  • 2015 - Best Liner Notes for Recorded Project Award (Nominee)
  • 2016 - Best Album Notes Award (Nominee)
  • 2016 - Best Tribute Album Award
  • 2017 - Best Album Notes Award (Nominee)
  • 2017 - Innovative Product Award
  • 2017 - Official Resolution 265 Honoring, On Top of Old Smoky: New Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music
  • 2017 - Best Historical Research in Country Music Award (Nominee)
  • 2017 - Certificate of Merit, Best Historical Research in Country Music
  • 2017 - Best Liner Notes for Recorded Project Award (Nominee)

Courses

  • Appalachia and Globalism
  • Religion in Appalachia
  • Appalachia and War
  • Reading in Appalachian Studies

Education

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1991 - 1997 Ph. D., English, University of Mississippi
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1988 - 1991 M.A., English, University of Kentucky
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1979 - 1982 B.A., English, University of Minnesota
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Contact Information

PO Box 70556
Johnson City, TN 37614

Office: 214 Nicks Hall
Phone: (423)439-4379

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