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).

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.

Assistant Professor of Physics Shawn Hilbert

Associate Professor of Biology Catherine Borer

Assistant Professor of Marketing Melissa Clark

Dr. Melissa Clark was recently sworn in as a CASA for Floyd county with Judge Greg Price of Juvenile Court. A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is much like a guardian ad litem. Judges appoint CASA volunteers to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

 

Professor of Teacher Education Mary C. Clement

Dr. Mary C. Clement presented “Get a Teaching Job NOW” at the Kappa Delta Pi Biennial Convocation in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27. Additionally, Dr. Clement was recognized with an appreciation award from the society president for her philanthropic support of Kappa Delta Pi.

Kappa Delta Pi is the international honor society in education and Clement serves as the counselor for the Berry College Kappa Delta Pi Chapter.

Dr. Clement was also recently a visiting professor at Spice Mountain College in Beijing . She taught a graduate course for school principals titled, “Classroom, Program, and Schoolwide Assessment”. Spice Mountain is a private, Christian teacher training institution.

She also presented “A Dozen Things Successful Teachers Do” at the National Educators Rising Conference in Phoenix in June. Dr. Clement published “Why Combatting Teachers’ Stress is Everyone’s Job” in The Clearing House (both online and in print) and “Women, Teaching, and Stress: Five steps for coping” in The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin Collegial Exchange.

 

Berry grad pursues forensic psychology

After growing up in a family of law enforcement officers, it was only natural that Brittany Ferrell would be interested in the justice system. Now the 2013 Berry grad is one of 12 studying in the forensics concentration of the Nova Southeastern University doctoral psychology program.

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