Penn State Harrisburg

David J. Puglia

· Lecturer in American Studies, Humanities


David J. Puglia teaches courses in American folk, popular, and regional culture. He currently serves as vice president of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association, associate editor of New Directions in Folklore, and senior convener for the New Directions in Folklore section of the American Folklore Society. He is the author of South Central Pennsylvania Legends and Lore.  In 2013, he won the Louise E. Hoffman Memorial Adjunct Teaching Award.

Research Interests

  • regional and local culture
  • popular and consumer culture
  • legend and rumor