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Emily Brier

Emily Brier


College of Arts and Sciences


Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3930
Office: 401 Coulter Building
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Originally from southwestern Virginia, Emily earned a B.A. in English with concentrations in Creative Writing and Literature from Virginia Tech, and an M.A. in English from the University of Louisville. Her interests in Appalachian Studies, Peace Studies, and American Studies, as well as composition pedagogy, inform her creative work, scholarship, and teaching.


  • MA, University of Louisville, English

Teaching Interests

Emily most often teaches first-year and second-year composition, and enjoys teaching writing to students across the university. She also enjoys teaching American literature and creative writing.

Research Interests

First-year composition pedagogy, Appalachia, and LGBTQ+ issues

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