Department of History
Dr. Blethen received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. His research interests include Appalachian history and the history of the Scotch-Irish.
In addition to numerous articles and reviews, he is co-editor of Ulster and North America: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Scotch-Irish (1997) and High Mountains Rising: Appalachia in Time and Place (2004), and co-author of From Ulster to Carolina: The Migration of the Scotch-Irish to Southwestern North Carolina (1983, rev. ed., 1998) and A Mountain Heritage: The Illustrated History of Western Carolina University (1989).