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.

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.

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.

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