Faculty Directory

Evans School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Faculty & Staff

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Professor of Philosophy ; Dean of the Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Evans 202

Tom Kennedy is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the Evans School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. His scholarly interests lie at the intersection of religion and morality and in eighteenth-century Scottish thought.

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Associate Professor of Art
Moon 109
Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing
Evans Hall 230

Whitney Jordan Adams is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing. She studies the rhetorical construction of white supremacy, focusing on the Alt-Right, Accelerationism, and the rise in white nationalism.

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Visiting Artist in Residence - Theatre
Blackstone 205
Associate Professor of Sociology; Department Chair of Sociology and Anthropology
Evans 221A
Professor of German
EVA 102 C

Christine Anton is Professor of German at Berry College. In her research she focuses on nineteenth and twentieth-century German and Austrian literature and culture, Holocaust studies, migrant literature, as well as on second language learning and teaching methodology.

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Professor of History; Department Chair of History
Evans 113

Dr. Jonathan Atkins’ teaching interests specialize in American History 1607-1877, Southern History and English History.

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Associate Professor of Government
Evans 125
Associate Professor of Spanish; Department Chair of World Languages and Cultures
EVA 206 D

Dr. Julia Barnes is Associate Professor of Spanish and currently serves as department chair of World Languages and Cultures. Her research specialties are contemporary Spain, gender studies, film, and the novel.

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Adjunct Instructor of Art
Moon 154
Associate Professor of Theatre
Blackstone Costume Production Studio
Associate Professor of English, Rhetoric and Writing; Department Chair
Evans 225A

Christina Bucher joined the Berry faculty in 1995 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English. She currently is a tenured Associate Professor of English and is serving as department chair.

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Associate Professor-Environmental Studies & Anthropology; Department Chair of Environmental Science and Studies
Evans 212
Associate Professor of Music (piano)
Ford 201
Professor of Communication; Department Chair
Laughlin 100

A reporter, editor and photographer before joining the academy, Brian Carroll is author of six books. His most recent book explores the role of Shakespeare in inventing a nation.

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Associate Professor of Music; Director of Music Education
Ford 218
Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing
Evans Hall 227

Mark Celeste is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing. He studies British literature of the long nineteenth century, with a particular focus on oceanic networks, histories, and ecologies. His courses take up questions of connectivity, examining the cultural transformations and political frictions that accompany circulations, exchanges, and mobilities.

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Associate Professor of Spanish
Evans 127

Dr. Jen Corry received her PhD in Spanish medieval literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also holds an MBA from Berry College. Her interests include medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature, modern Spanish theater, translation, and Spanish for business, medical, and legal professionals.

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Artist-in-Residence; Director of Jazz and Percussion Studies
Ford 316
Professor of Music (flute)
Ford 216
Lecturer of Communication; Director of Forensics
Laughlin 209
Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Wind Ensemble - clarinet
Ford 208
Associate Professor of English; Creative Writing
Evans 230

Will Donnelly is an associate professor of English whose short stories and creative essays have appeared widely in print and online. His teaching focuses on fiction writing and on writing for online environments, in addition to courses in composition and rhetoric. He joined the Berry College faculty in 2013.

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Adjunct Instructor of Religion
Evans 208
Assistant Professor of Communication
Laughlin 112

Dr. Kimberly Field-Springer is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department at Berry College. She graduated with her Ph.D. in 2013 from the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University with an emphasis on Health Communication and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

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Assistant Professor; Director of Theatre
Blackstone 208
Visiting Instructor of Communication
Laughlin 109B
Nichols Professor of French
EVA 102 B

Dr. Vincent Grégoire is a native of Mansigné, France, and Professor of French. He holds a M.A. degree in history from the Université François Rabelais, Tours, France, and received his PhD in French literature from Rutgers University.

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Technology Specialist; Department of Communication
Laughlin 207
Lecturer in French and German
Evans 102E

As a native from Switzerland, polyglot by family background and academic pursuit, Mrs. Hanle-Daniels teaches German and French classes. Her research interests are in language pedagogy, songs and games.

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Artist Affiliate, low strings; Director of the Berry College Symphony Orchestra
Ford 206
Associate Professor of Music (trumpet); Department Chair of Fine Arts
Ford 217
Assistant Professor of Communication
Laughlin 123
Chaplain; Adjunct Instructor of Religion
Krannert 328
Senior Lecturer of Communication and Student Publications Advisor
Laughlin 109A

Kevin Kleine is a senior lecturer of communication and student publications advisor. During his years in higher education Kleine has been teaching students to communicate clearly, effectively and with purpose.

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Associate Professor of Philosophy
Evans 128
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Evans 221B
Professor of Religion; Department Chair of Religion
Evans 129
Associate Professor of Spanish
EVA 102A

Dr. Lucia Llorente is a native of Bilbao, Spain. Philologist by training, she is interested in both linguistics and literature.

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Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair
Evans 210
Dana Professor in English; Creative Writing
Evans 219
Visiting Lecturer of English, Rhetoric and Writing; Director of the Writing Center
Evans 204

MELISSA MULLINS is the Director of the Writing Center and a Lecturer in the Department of English, Rhetoric and Writing. Her research interests are in European fairy tales and folk texts, Illustration, and Translation Theory, as well as the role of Writing Centers in carceral settings.

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Associate Professor of Communication
Laughlin 108

Samantha Nazione teaches public relations courses, as well as a special rhetoric and public address section for future health care providers in the Communication Department at Berry College. Her research focuses on persuasion in the context of health.

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Associate Professor of Music; Director of Choral Activities
Ford 220
Adjunct Instructor of Music (piano); Director of Kindermusik
Ford 306
Professor of Religion and Philosophy
Evans 126
Assistant Professor of Religion
Evans 112B
Artist Affiliate, saxophone
Ford 218
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance; Director of Dance
Richards 264
Assistant Professor of English; Creative Writing
Evans 213

Clinton Crockett Peters is the author of two books and over fifty published creative nonfiction essays, short stories, and long-form journalism articles. His teaching focus is creative writing, with an emphasis on nonfiction as well as environmental literature. He also teaches YA Literature and RHW courses.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric & Writing
Evans Hall 213
Production Manager; Technical Director of Theatre
Blackstone 101
Assistant Professor of History
Evans 112C

Dr. Kelsey Rice is a historian of the modern Middle East and Central Eurasia whose research focuses on the cultural history of Azerbaijan and Iran.

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Associate Professor of Government; Department Chair of Government
Evans 117
Assistant Professor of Communication
Laughlin 110
Associate Professor of Spanish; Associate Provost
Hermann 242
Associate Professor of History
Evans 107A
Professor of Spanish
EVA 206 B

Dr. Julee Tate is a Latin Americanist with a focus on twentieth and twenty-first century cultural productions. She is also interested in and practices community-engaged pedagogies.

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Professor of Government and International Studies
Evans 109A
Associate Professor of English
Evans 231
Artist Affiliate - Guitar
Ford 205C

Sean Thrower is a guitarist with interest and versatility in an eclectic mix of playing styles and genres, which has led him to perform in a wide variety of settings and venues across the world.

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Adjunct Instructor of Music
Ford 206
Associate Professor of English
Evans 217

Jim Watkins is Associate Professor of English. He teaches courses in U.S. southern literature, environmental literature, Native American literature, and autobiography studies as well as first year composition. He also serves as faculty advisor for Berry’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society.

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Adjunct Instructor of Music
Ford 215
Lecturer of Communication; Assistant Director of Forensics
Laughlin 208

Hope Willoughby is a critical rhetorician with a passion for mentoring students. She also serves as the Assistant Director of Berry’s national award-winning forensics team.

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Artist Affiliate, organ; Staff Accompanist; Instructor in Music Technology
Ford 215
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