Since 1983, Dr. Michael Joslin has excelled as a freelance writer and photographer documenting the folk and culture of Southern Appalachia.
BANNER ELK, NC, January 09, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Michael Joslin, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Joslin celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Joslin is renowned as a writer, photographer, and English professor with more than 40 years of excellence in his discipline. Prior to beginning his career in academia, he served his country as a sergeant in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972. Upon returning to civilian life, Dr. Joslin pursued education at the University of South Carolina, where as a Phi Beta Kappa scholar he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1973 and a Doctor of Philosophy in English in 1977.
Dr. Joslin realized his passion for education as a graduate teaching assistant, and began his career as an assistant professor at Jacksonville University from 1978 to 1982. He left to develop his writing and photography vocation, and served as adjunct faculty with East Tennessee State University from 1985 to 1989. Dr. Joslin subsequently found success with Lees-McRae College, flourishing as an assistant professor from 1989 to 1990, an associate professor from 1990-1996, and a professor since 1996. He also has served as the director of the John B. Stephenson Center for Appalachia at Lees-McRae since 2009.
Since 1983, Dr. Joslin has excelled as a freelance writer and photographer documenting the folk and culture of Southern Appalachia. In addition to over a thousand periodical publications, he has published seven books on the mountains, including Mountain Spring: A Personal Journey through the Season in Appalachia, and Mountain Summer, the first two books in a tetralogy on the four seasons in the mountains. Dr. Joslin has received awards for writing and innovation in journalism, including a 2000 Journalism Feature Writing Award from the North Carolina Press Association, and the 2005 Willie Parker Peace History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians for his book Our Living Heritage.
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