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.

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.

 

“Aha” moments lead to great things at Berry

Berry 2018 graduate Katie Doremus’s “aha” moment came during her junior year. She found a strong Christian community at Formation Weekend, which became the support system through the rest of her time at college. Chaplain Johnathan Huggins took Katie under his wing during Bible study, sharing with her his love of theology and guiding her plans for seminary. Dr. Jonathan Parker helped ignite her thirst for knowledge, teaching her to look at the Bible in a new way. “I…want to be involved in ministry, for, as Justo González says, ‘theology is best done with dirt under one’s fingernails’, meaning we can’t get caught up merely in the head knowledge.”

Katie is now pursuing a master’s degree in Biblical studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C. After that, she hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in theology. During her time at Berry, Katie was a part of the Wesley Foundation, several honor societies including Sigma Delta Pi, Lambda Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi and the Honors Program. She also received The Daughters of Berry Legacy Award, The Olde Leafe Award and the Shatto Leadership Award.

Story by Saif Sarfani (18C)

Physics graduate turns her attention to STEM education

Alexandria Skinner, a 2018 grad, has a passion for STEM education. Her Berry College job as a peer tutor and teaching assistant, as well as her work with the Berry College Elementary and Middle School Girl Scout troop solidified her love of teaching, particularly for teaching science.

Alexandria, a physics major and double math and music minor, says her undergraduate experience was shaped by the teaching of Assistant Professor of Physics Shawn Hilbert, who she worked for as a research assistant.

“[Dr. Hilbert’s] high expectations for me, in and out of the classroom, pushed me to be the best student (and person) that I could,” she said. “Dr. Hilbert has given me the opportunity to become a published physicist, to present my research, both here at Berry and at national physics conferences, and demonstrate my full potential within the department.” Alexandria has had a paper published in the American Journal of Physics, two more are in the publication process and she was recently honored with the Lawrence E. McAllister Physics Award.

Now she turns her attention toward shaping young minds. Alexandria recently accepted a job to teach physical science and earth science to middle schoolers in Arizona.

Berry’s vet shadowing program shines with students like Nabilah Curtis

Animal science major Nabilah Curtis (19c) uses every opportunity she can to chase her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Participating in the vet shadowing program with Clinical Assistant Professor and College Veterinarian Kirstin Ruffner gave her the opportunity to gain firsthand experience working with large animals on campus. “I think the shadowing program has definitely opened my eyes a bit more to large animal medicine. I never thought about being a cow, sheep, or horse vet, but while watching Dr. Ruffner work, I started to be able to see myself in that same position.” Nabilah hopes to attend vet school after Berry and work with both small and large animals.

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.

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.

Associate Professor of Biology Catherine Borer

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