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Associate Professor of Biology Renee Carleton recently received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She was selected by her alma mater because of her outstanding achievements and her service in and out of the classroom.

Dr. Carleton’s research focuses on diseases in birds and has been published in several academic publications. She is grateful for the support the Berry community has given her over the years. “I can’t imagine a better place to do my research,” she said.

Dr. Carleton is also deeply involved within the Berry community for her work with the bald eagle population on campus, receiving both national and international attention. She has appeared on radio programs and presentations throughout the state.

Dr. Carleton’s passion is deeply felt in the classroom. She teaches several classes in biology and tells her students, “find a focus, give it your all, and you can achieve some pretty neat things.”

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing Katie Morales

Dr. Katie Morales recently presented “Studying for Learning: Active Studying Strategies” at the Lilly Conference on Innovative Strategies to Advance Student Learning in Asheville, N.C. Dr. Morales has been at Berry since the beginning of the nursing program and has presented at multiple conferences on the use of active teaching strategies for teachers and the use of adaptive testing for remediation in nursing education.

Professor of History Matthew G. Stanard

Dr. Matthew G. Stanard was interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Nightlife” program on the declaration of Leopold II’s Congo Free State in 1885. Listen here, http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/nightlife/this-week-in-history-the-congo-free-state/10076286.

Dr.. Stanard also recently published two essays, both of which resulted from international collaborations with scholars in Europe. His essay “Post-1945 Colonial Historiography and the New Imperial History” appeared in The Colonial Past in History Textbooks: Historical and Social Psychological Perspectives. Also appearing was his essay “‘Il passato (coloniale) non è affatto morto, anzi non è nemmeno passato’: la storia dell’imperialismo, la decolonizzazione e le culture europee dopo il 1945,” an Italian translation of one of Dr. Stanard’s recent research articles, translated by Guido Mattia Gallerani. It appeared in Scritture Migranti: Rivista di Scambi Interculturali.

Assistant Professor of Animal Science Sunday O. Peters

Dr. Sunday O. Peters recently co-published two articles:

“Genetic Diversity of Bovine Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II DRB3 locus in cattle breeds from Asia compared to those from Africa and America” in the Journal of Genomics. Jordan Hazzard is a student co-author.

“Use of discriminant analysis for the evaluation of coccidiosis resistance parameters in chickens raised in hot humid environment” in the journal Tropical Animal Health and Production. 

Associate Art Professor J. Bradley Adams

Professor Adams has three labyrinth-themed drawings from his krag series included in the juried exhibition, “B18: Wiregrass Biennial,” at The Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Ala. Work was selected by Elizabet Elliot from the Mobile Museum of Art and Jackie Clay from the Coleman Center for the Arts (York, Ala.). The show runs through Sept. 29, 2018.

Adams focuses on the theme of gardens in his work that he realizes with drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, artist books, and installations. He has shown this work in solo and group exhibitions in this region, across the country, and around the world in such places as Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Syria. He recently completed a large-scale mural at Heritage Park in Rome, Ga., with students and members of the local community. Adams has been on the faculty at Berry since 2000, where he teaches painting/drawing/ printmaking, and the history of art. He also directs Berry’s Moon Gallery. Born to Southern parents in upstate New York, he holds degrees in painting from Temple University and Yale University.

Dr. Jonathan Huggins, Chaplain and Adjunct Professor

Dr. Huggins published the following:

  • Review of Christianity: The Biography, 2000 Years of Global History, by Ian J. Shaw, for Reading Religion, 2017.
  • Review of The Sign and the Sacrifice, by Rowan Williams, for the Anglican Theological Review, Vol 100, No 1 (2018), 233-235.
  • Review of Justified in Christ: The Doctrines of Peter Martyr Vermigli and John Henry Newman and their Ecumenical Implications, by Chris Castaldo, for the Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology. (2018)
  • “Teaching Theology as a College Chaplain,” in Didaktikos: A Journal of Theological Education, Vol 1, Issue 3 (March, 2018), 8-9.

He also was a panelist at the Center for Pastor Theologians Conference on “Creation and Doxology: The Beginning and End of God’s Good World,” for the session “Creation Care and the Church” on Oct. 24, 2017. He was a presenter at NetVUE Regional Conference, “The Call to Rest: An Often Neglected Aspect of Human Vocation,” Feb. 23-24, 2018.

Associate Professor of Biology Renee’ Carleton

Dr. Renee Carleton recently presented at the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists meeting in Starkville, Miss.  And her student, Rachel Caldwell, presented a poster “It’s in the bag: holding bag composition affects avian stress response” on work they conducted over the last year. Dr. Carleton has also been selected as a review panelist for the National Science Foundation’s Major Instrumentation for Research grants.

During the busy Berry College Bald Eagle season, Dr. Carleton did a YouTube channel interview with  “Talented Talons 360”, spoke at the Magnolia Garden Club in Cartersville, did a live chat with second graders at Henderson Mill Elementary School in Atlanta,  spoke at the Euharlee Garden Club, participated in a live chat with North Layfette Elementary School students and spoke to Floyd Master Gardeners. She has a presentation at the EcoCenter in Rome, Ga., scheduled for July 12.

Assistant Professor of Nursing Rebecca Logan

Dr. Rebecca Logan and co-author Dr. Sharon Dormire of Texas A&M University published “Finding my Way: A Phenomenology of Fathering in the NICU” in Advances in Neonatal Care.

Associate Professor of Biology Reneé Carleton

Reneé Carleton, D.V.M., Ph.D., a 1993 graduate of the University of Florida veterinary college, recently received the Distinguished Service Award. After graduating from veterinary school, Carleton worked in private practice before joining the faculty in biological sciences at Florida Atlantic University. Subsequently, she earned a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology and management from the University of Georgia in 2007.

At Berry, Carleton teaches courses that draw on her background in veterinary medicine and serves as a role model and career advisor for pre-veterinary and biology students. Her research focuses on the study of avian parasites. She is president of the Northwest Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, editor of the Georgia Ornithological Society’s scientific journal, The Oriole, and secretary/treasurer of the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists.

Additionally, Carleton has been recognized for her community service and for her frequent public presentations on bluebirds, bald eagles and general ornithology.

 

Professor of Teacher Education Mary C. Clement

Dr. Clement presented “Helping Teachers with Assessment: 6 Important Keys” March 6 at the Critical Questions in Education Conference in Portland, Ore. Additionally, Dr. Clement presented “Getting a Teaching Job Now” for University of Portland and Concordia College of Oregon education majors.

Assistant Professor of Nursing Rebecca Logan

Dr. Logan was selected for an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition to cover all related expenses for the National Association of Neonatal Nurses Annual Conference in October 2017. Selected individuals attended the fully-compensated annual conference to provide encore presentations from the Research Summit in a special session devoted to nursing research. Out of the twelve 2017 Research Summit participants, three were chosen for this honor. Dr. Logan presented “The Journey of a Hero: The Lived Experience of Fathering a Premature Infant in a NICU” and “Holding: The Defining Moment for Fathers in the NICU” at the poster session.

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Brian Campbell

On February 10, 2018, Dr. Brian Campbell spoke at the Floyd County Seed Swap at the Chieftains Museum and Major Ridge Home in Rome, Ga. An annual event now in its fifth year, the Floyd County Seed Swap was sponsored by the Berry College Environmental Studies Program along with several local organizations. Dr. Campbell spoke about several issues related to his research and teaching, including agricultural biodiversity conservation, the preservation of heirloom seeds, Cherokee agriculture, and how to cultivate different plant varieties to further local biodiversity.

It is through events such as the Floyd County Seed Swap that Dr. Campbell, who joined the Berry faculty in 2013, has established himself as a campus leader of community engagement. He is also a major agent of community-based teaching at Berry, including through his work as a leader of the college’s Environmental Studies Program, including its ABC Project (https://sites.berry.edu/abc/). His course offerings at Berry include the anthropology of food, environmental anthropology, and a class on environment, society, and culture, among others.

Dr. Campbell is also a documentary film director and producer and author of numerous publications, among them (with James R. Veteto), “Free seeds and food sovereignty: anthropology and grassroots agrobiodiversity conservation strategies in the US South,” which appeared in a 2015 issue of Journal of Political Ecology.

Associate Professor Brian Campbell 

Associate Professor of History Matthew G. Stanard

Dr. Matthew G. Stanard’s latest book, “European Overseas Empire, 1879-1999: A Short History,” is being published by Wiley, a well-known and global publisher of academic books and journals. (www.wiley.com/buy/9781119130109) Stanard’s book examines our collective past, providing new insight and fresh perspectives as it traces current events to their roots in the European overseas imperialism of the 19th and 20th centuries. The book also challenges the notion of political, cultural, social, and economic exchanges of the era as being primarily “Europe-outward,” while it also examines the complexity and contingency of colonial rule, and the range of outcomes for the various territories involved. In short, the book explores the power dynamics of overseas empires, and their legacies that continue to shape the world today.

Dr. Stanard is a historian of modern European history who specializes in European imperialism and decolonization from the 1800s to the second half of the twentieth century. At Berry College, Dr. Stanard offers courses on modern Europe, the history of Africa since 1800, world history, as well as a course on imperialism, colonialism, and nationalism. He has lived or traveled in Europe regularly since the early 1980s. In addition to this latest book, Dr. Stanard has published numerous essays on European overseas imperialism, comparative empires, Belgian colonialism in the Congo, and colonial culture in Europe, as well as the book Selling the Congo (Nebraska, 2011). He has been a Wolfsonian Fellow at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University in Miami Beach, Florida, a Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellow in Brussels, a Chancellor’s Fellow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and a participant in the National History Center’s Decolonization Seminar in Washington, D.C. In January 2017, he co-organized a major international conference in Birmingham, England, on “The End of Empire: European Popular Responses.”

Associate Professor of Music Kris Carlisle

Dr. Kris Carlisle has been accepted to a residency at The Hambidge Center for the 2018 summer session. He was chosen from 285 applications from around the world competing for 50 spots.

Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented individuals to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires individuals working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.

 

Professor of History Larry Marvin

Professor of History Larry Marvin has had his book “The Occitan War: A Military and Political History of the Albigensian Crusade, 1209-1218” (Cambridge University Press, 2008) appear in a Polish translation as “Krucjata Przeciw Albigensom: Militarna i polityczna historia wojny oksytańskiej, 1209-1218” (publisher Napoleon V).

Assistant Director of Recreation Victor Morales

Victor Morales, Assistant Director of Recreation, has been selected to represent Berry College at the International Association for Challenge Course Technology conference in February. Morales combined his understanding of psychology, environmental studies and outdoor education to facilitate a 90-minute workshop for leaders of the outdoor recreation industry. Participants will develop their own environmental ethic and will identify ways to serve as catalysts for conservation worldwide.

Morales, who was previously director of a family adventure resort, is the supervisor for the Berry Outdoor Leadership Development program and Outdoor Recreation department on campus.

Associate Professor and Department Chair of History Matthew Stanard

Associate Professor and Department Chair of History Matthew G. Stanard recently published several research articles and a book review:

— “Revisiting Bula Matari and the Congo Crisis: Successes and Anxieties in Belgium’s Late Colonial State,” in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History;

— “Après nous, le déluge: Belgium, Decolonization, and the Congo,” in The Oxford Handbook of the Ends of Empire, edited by Martin Thomas & Andrew Thompson of the University of Exeter (U.K.);

— a revised edition of “Belgian Colonial Rule,” in the African Studies series of Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press);

— “‘Boom! Goes the Congo’: The Rhetoric of Control and Belgium’s Late Colonial State,” in Rhetorics of Empire: Languages of colonial conflict after 1900 (Manchester University Press);

— and a review of Dina Gusejnova’s European Elites and Ideas of Empire, 1917-1957, on H-Empire.

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