“Stereotyping Melungeons in Literature.” Appalachian Studies Conference, Boone, NC, March 22-24, 2013.
“Stereotyping Melungeons in Literature.” Melungeon Studies Conference, Big Stone Gap, VA, June 28-30, 2012.
“Lumbee, Melungeons, and Redbones: Three Stories of Mixed-Race Communities in the American South” Popular Culture Association of the South, New Orleans, Oct. 5-8, 2011.
“Will Allen Dromgoole” Melungeon Studies Conference,Warren Wilson College, July 16-17, 2011.
'The Melungeons Will Get You If You Ain't Pretty: Melungeons in Literature and Popular Culture,” Popular Culture Association of the South, Savannah, GA, October 7-10, 2010.
'The Legacy of Will Allen Dromgoole in Rutherford County,” Rutherford County Historical Association, Murfreesboro, TN, March 10, 2010
'Will Allen Dromgoole and the Melungeon Articles,” SAMLA, Atlanta, GA, November 2009
'Teaching a Class in Melungia: GST 350 Melungeons, Fact and Fiction, 2006, 2008” (history of the course, pedagogy, course materials, students and majors, relevance to Melungeon community and race/identity in America); Melungeon Historical Society Conference, Rogersville, TN, June 2009
Presentation on new information on Will Allen Dromgoole's 1890 trip to Newman's Ridge to the Melungeon Historical Society at the January Board meeting in Kingsport, Tennessee, January12-13(based on research done in early January in Knoxville and Nashville).
'The Mystery of the Melungeons,” a PowerPoint presentation to the Burke County Historical Society, Morganton, NC, November 17, 2008.
'Will Allen Dromgoole and her Influence of Melungeon Scholarship, Past and Future,” Popular CultureAssociation national conference, San Francisco, March 19-22, 2008.
'Constructing a General Studies/Interdisciplinary Course on The Melungeons at Elon University.” Sixth Union: A Melungeon Gathering, Kingsport, TN, June 2006.
'Will Allen Dromgoole: The Arena and Nashville Daily American Articles of 1890-91,” Fifth Union: A Melungeon Gathering, Kingsport, TN, June 17-19, 2004.