Director of Recreation Michael McElveen

Mr. McElveen served on the 2016-2017 NIRSA (National Association for Collegiate Recreation) student professional development committee and co-lead a pre-conference on professional development for 180 undergraduate and graduate students from institutions across the country. He presented research on retention and academic success of first-year student-athletes and intramural participants. Senior Kelly Ibele co-authored the manuscript that is currently in-review.

Mr. McElveen was also appointed committee member for the United States Tennis Associations – Georgia Tennis on Campus Committee for 2017 – 2019.

 

Clinical Assistant Professor of Theatre Seamus M Bourne

Mr. Bourne received a faculty development grant to cover travel and housing expenses in Las Vegas. He was awarded a fellowship to attend The Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas where he will attend a weeklong session on using the digital design program VectorWorks, which is the program used to design all of the Berry College Theatre Company Productions.

This summer, he will be designing “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at The Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, Ill. and will begin the design process on two shows in the Atlanta Area – The Alliance Theatre’s “Alice Between,” a theatre for young audiences production that will tour Georgia and Theatrical Outfit’s holiday show, “Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley.”

 

Chaplain and Adjunct Professor of Religion Jonathan Huggins

Dr. Huggins published “Jonathan Edwards, Jr” in Kenneth P. Minkema and Adriaan Neele, Eds, A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia (Eerdmans, 2017) and reviewed “Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer”, by Rowan Williams, in the Anglican Theological Review, and “The Tribune God,” by Fred Sanders, for Reading Religion.

 

Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing Christopher Diller

Dr. Diller recently published the essay Democratic Doxa:” Toward a Genealogy of Typicality in Nationalist American Literature” in American Multiculturalism in Interdisciplinary and International Contexts.  He also co-edited and published an anthology “Nathaniel Hawthorne in the College Classroom: Contexts, Materials, and Approaches.” (New York: AMS Press, 2017)

Professor of Teacher Education Mary C. Clement

Dr. Clement recently installed a new chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society for educators, at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala. She gave the keynote address at the ceremony, “What KDP Means for Teachers.”

She also published two articles with the National Education Association in March, “Tips to Get Your Education Résumé to Float to the Top” and “How to Prepare for Specialist Positions.”

Professor of Animal Science George R. Gallagher

Dr. Gallagher and his students McKenzie Weisser, Daryon Smith and Danielle Creamer, presented research at the 17th Wildlife Damage Management Conference at Orange Beach, Ala. This research effort was funded in part by a grant from the 2016 Laura Maddox Smith Summer Research Institute for the Environmental Sciences.
Presentations: “Anatomy of a Snake Fence Intended to Prevent Escape of Non-Venomous Rat Snakes (Elaphe obsolete) From an Enclosure,” “A Field Evaluation of Two External Attachment Locations of Radio Transmitters on Non-Venomous Rat Snakes (Elaphe obsolete)” with Rebecca J McLarty, and “A Field Evaluation of the Efficacy of Milorganite® as a Repellent for Non-Venomous Rat Snakes (Elaphe obsolete).”

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