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Henry Gund Professor of Biology David Bruce Conn

Dr. Bruce Conn was the invited keynote speaker for the American Microscopical Society Keynote Lecture presented at the recent meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology in Tampa, Fla.  The title of his lecture was “Infectious Disease Epidemiology Meets Functional Morphology: How Parasites Move Between and Within Hosts.”

Conn also authored two papers in biomedical science that were published with collaborators from Helsinki, Finland and Warsaw, Poland.  These papers are:

1.      Immunoproteomics and surfaceomics of the adult tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta. Frontiers in Immunology. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2018.02487
2.      Effect of povidone iodine, chlorhexidine digluconate and toyocamycin on amphizoic amoebic strains, infectious agents of Acanthamoeba keratitis – a growing threat to human health worldwide. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine.  https://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/99683

 

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing Katie Morales

Dr. Morales recently presented her research “Testing the Effect of a Resident-Focused Hand Hygiene Intervention in a Long-Term Care Facility: A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study” at the Healthcare Infection Transmission Systems in Nashville, Tenn.

Nursing Faculty Presentation

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing Cindy Johnson, Assistant Professor of Nursing Rebecca Logan, and Instructional Design and Technology Librarian Jeremy Worsham recently presented at the 14th Annual Southeastern Nurse Educator Symposium in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Their presentation was titled “The Sandbox: Learning Space Development to Enhance Active Learning in Nursing education.”

Dr. Johnson, Dr. Logan, and Mr. Worsham presented the history of the creation of a Sandbox classroom area in the library. This inter-professional project discussed the importance of a learning space to promote active learning which allows educators to use a variety of teaching pedagogies to increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. The presentation described the many ways the Sandbox is used by multi-disciplines on campus and how the nursing department has specifically used the classroom in their curriculum.

History Professors Larry Marvin and Christy Snider

The Department of History and the Evans School of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences recently hosted a speaker and held a roundtable on World War I and the armistice signed 100 years ago that ended the war. Harvard University Professor of History Erez Manela gave a presentation to a packed room in Evans Auditorium on Nov. 7, on “The Great War: A Global Perspective”. Manela joined University of West Georgia history professor Aimee Genell and Berry history professors Larry Marvin and Christy Snider in a roundtable discussion of the war and its aftermath.

Dr. Snider is Associate Professor of History and an expert on 20th Century U.S. history and peace activism. She is the author of numerous essays on women, peace movements, transnational activism, and international relations, and she has a manuscript in preparation on U.S. women delegates to international political conferences.

Dr. Marvin is Professor of History where he teaches courses on history and historiography, including a military history course that spans from the pre-classical age to the 20th century. He is the author of “The Occitan War: A Military and Political History of the Albigensian Crusade”, which came out with Cambridge University Press, and which just appeared in a Polish translation last year.

Chaplain and Adjunct Professor Jonathan Huggins

Dr. Huggins recently published an article “N.T. Wright and the Historical Adam,” for The Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology. He also published a book review of “The End is Not Yet: Standing Firm in Apocalyptic Times”, by John W. de Gruchy, for the Stellenbosch Theological Journal.

Associate Professor of Teacher Education Eliana Hirano

Dr. Hirano and student Victoria Millard recently presented a poster “Student, Teacher, and Textbook Approaches to ESL Pronunciation” at the Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages annual conference in Atlanta.

Also, Dr. Hirano recently co-authored “Recurrent Topics in English Language Teachers’ Written Teaching Philosophy Statements” in the TESL Canada Journal.

Professor of History Matthew G. Stanard

Dr. Stanard recently returned to Belgium for a brief research visit.  His subject: the colonial era’s effects on Belgium after 1960, the year the Belgian Congo gained its independence.  One question guiding his research is the meaning of pro-colonial monuments in Belgium, including one such sculpture dedicated to local colonial “pioneers” that still stands today in Ixelles, a commune of Brussels. Not unlike Confederate monuments in the U.S., these monuments in Belgium have come in for mounting criticism in recent years.

Dr. Stanard also recently published two essays on the historiography of European overseas imperialism, both through international collaborations. The first of these new publications is “‘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,” a translation of one of Stanard’s recent essays, which was rendered into Italian by Guido Mattia Gallerani.  It appeared in a special issue of _Scritture Migranti: Rivista di Scambi Interculturali_ titled “Europa/Europe,” published by Mucchi Editore out of Modena, Italy.  Stanard also published “Post-1945 Colonial Historiography and the New Imperial History,” in _The Colonial Past in History Textbooks: Historical and Social Psychological Perspectives_, an edited collection put together by Karel Van Nieuwenhuyse of KU Leuven (Belgium) and Joaquim Pirès Valentim of University of Coimbra (Portugal).

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing Cindy Johnson

Dr. Johnson recently presented at the International Association of Clinical Simulation and Nursing conference in Toronto, Canada.  The title of her presentation was “The effect of deliberate practice and high-fidelity simulation on psychomotor skill retention in pre-licensure nursing education: A mixed methods study.”

Dr. Johnson and Dr. Katie Morales, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, were appointed to the American Heart Association Greater Southeast Regional Emergency Cardiovascular Care Education Subcommittee.

Professor of Teacher Education Mary C. Clement

Dr. Clement has published her 14th book, “What Successful Teachers Do”, by Rowman and Littlefield Education, Lanham, MD. Additionally, Dr. Clement taught two graduate courses at Living Rock Teacher Training Institute in Beijing, China, last summer. The courses were assessment and supervision, both for teachers and principals. Each class included Dr. Clement’s workshops on creating mentoring programs and mentoring of faculty. Her 2011 book, “The Mentor Program Kit”, was a text for both courses.

Director of Environmental Studies and Associate Professor of Anthropology Brian Campbell

Dr. Campbell has been invited to showcase an exhibit of his Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation project (the Berry ABC Project, https://sites.berry.edu/abc/) at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta in their newest traveling exhibition – FOOD: Our Global Kitchen (created by the American Museum of Natural History.) He will work with current Berry College student and ABC Project Research Assistant, Conlan DeLorenzo, and Berry alum, Emily Cornell, to simulate a seed swap and educate visitors on agricultural biodiversity conservation, seed saving methods, and related nutritional and agricultural information.

Chaplain and Adjunct Professor of Religion Jonathan Huggins

Dr. Jonathan Huggins recently published an article “N.T. Wright and the Historical Adam,” for The Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology. He also published a book review of “The End is Not Yet: Standing Firm in Apocalyptic Times”, by John W. de Gruchy, for the Stellenbosch Theological Journal.

 

Assistant Professor of Communication Daniel Sipocz

Dr. Daniel Sipocz had a book chapter published online earlier this month. His chapter, Affliction or Affection: The Inclusion of a Same-Sex Relationship in The Last of Us, was published in a new text, “Queerness in Play,” which is scheduled to be published in print by the end of 2018, focuses on the representation of three gay characters in the post-apocalyptic world of the Last of Us video game franchise.

This publication was two years in the making. This is Sipocz’s 5th book chapter published in the 3.5 years he has been at Berry.

Soaring to Success

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.

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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.

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