Ricky Cox has an MA in English from Radford University, a BA in History from Radford, and an AAS in Machine Technology from New River Community College. A native of Floyd County, VA, he teaches freshman composition, American Literature, an introductory course on the Appalachian region, and Appalachian Folklore. He is also Coordinator of the Farm at Selu, a replicated 1930s farmhouse at Radford University’s Selu Conservancy. His research interests include the history of technology in the U.S., and the literature, music, and folk culture of the Appalachian South. His publications include short fiction, reviews, literary criticism, and essays on various topics, many related to Appalachian culture. He is a coeditor of A Handbook to Appalachia: An Introduction to the Region (UT Press 2006) and co-author ofThe Water-Powered Mills of Floyd County, VA: Illustrated Histories, 1770-2010 (McFarland Publishers, 2010).