Leila Weinstein
Program Coordinator: Appalachian Studies Minor and Ramsey Center
Lunsford Festival Director
Department: Appalachian Studies, Ramsey Center
Office:  Renfro 205
P.O. Box:  6706
Phone:  (828) 689-1115

Leila Weinstein is the Program Director for the Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies and the Coordinator of the Appalachian Studies program.

She teaches Appalachian Studies courses and organizes programs for students, faculty, and community members that explore the culture, history, and arts of the Appalachian Mountains, including the annual Lunsford Festival. Prior to working at Mars Hill University, Leila was the Director of Education and Outreach at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum and was the founding director of the Caldwell County Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program.

She received an MA in Appalachian Studies from Appalachian State University and a BA in History (minor in Religion) from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.