William Crawford Plumley, a scholar of modern American poetry and a published author, was born in Hamlin, West Virginia. From
1980 on, he has performed academic duties as a professor of English at University of Charleston, the former Morris Harvey
College, in Charleston, West Virginia.
He received an A.B. from Marshall University (1963), M. Ed. from Kent State University (1967), M.A. from Marshall University
(1971), and Ph.D. on Appalachian studies from Union Graduate School, Ohio (1977).
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