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Puglia, David

Dr. David J. Puglia, Ph.D., teaches courses in folklore and writing. He received his master's degree in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University and his Ph.D. in American Studies from Penn State.

Dr. Puglia is the author of three books, South Central Pennsylvania Legends and Lore, Maryland Legends: Folklore from the Old Line State (with Trevor J. Blank), and Tradition, Urban Identity, and the Baltimore "Hon": The Folk in the City.’ His essays have appeared in The Folklore Historian, New Directions in Folklore, Contemporary Legend, Children's Folklore Review, Encyclopedia of American Studies, and Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies.

Dr. Puglia is the past editor of the scholarly journal New Directions in Folklore, the past president of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association, and serves on the Executive Council of the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research and the editorial boards of Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore and Supernatural Studies.

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