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Ellesa Clay High, Ph.D.

Program Committee, former Program Coordinator

Professor Emeritus, Dept. of English
Recipient, 2015 Neil S. Bucklew Award for Social Justice

High has taught American Indian literature, film, and creative writing. She is an award-winning writer whose work includes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as scholarly articles and chapters.  She completed work focused on the Indigenous history and cultures of West Virginia:
High,  Ellesa  Clay. “West Virginia.” Native America: A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia. Ed. Daniel S. Murphree. 3 vols. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2012.