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Dr. Eckelmann Berghel on A Team Approach to Open Pedagogy through High Impact Practices and Experiential Learning

Susan Eckelmann Berghel

On March 3, 2021, Associate Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies Susan Eckelmann Berghel participated in a panel on “A Team Approach to Open Pedagogy through High Impact Practices and Experiential Learning,” which was part of Tennessee Open Education Week Organized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Textbook Affordability for Student Success Task Force.

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Scenic Roots Interview on the History of White Rage

Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Program Susan Eckelmann Berghel was a guest on the WUTC show “Scenic Roots,” where she discussed her course “History of White Rage.”

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Susan Eckelmann Berghel Faculty Profile

Susan Eckelmann Berghel

Susan Eckelmann Berghel Faculty Profile

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Why I Choose History: Sophie Barton

Sophie Barton, 2020 recipient of the Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger Scholarship for excellent performance in American history courses, on why she chose to major in history.

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Scenic Roots Interview on RISE MLK + People’s History Walking Tours

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Program Susan Eckelmann Berghel and History Department Head Mike Thompson were guests on the WUTC show “Scenic Roots,” where they discussed the RISE MLK + People’s History Walking Tours being held this October and November.

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Faculty Updates Summer and Fall 2020

The Department of History is made up of an impressive and accomplished group of faculty.  Read about some of their recent accomplishments below.

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Why I Choose History: Okland Scott

2020 graduate Okland Scott on why she chose history, the value of a UTC history degree, and the courses and professors that prepared her for graduate school and beyond.

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Chattanooga Civil Rights Tour

Profs. Susan Eckelmann Berghel and Mark Johnson took students on a Chattanooga Civil Rights tour, the opening event for the Africana Studies / First-Generation College Students trip to Civil Rights sites in Montgomery and Birmingham. Check out the pictures from the tour.

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UTC Africana Studies Program Statement of Solidarity and Agenda for Action

Enraged and saddened by the recent murders of unarmed citizens, the Africana Studies program condemns the anti-Black racism that permits such acts. But expressions of condemnation and solidarity are not enough. As a program, we want to take this moment to share our reflections on what role we can play in confronting racism locally and globally and take responsibility for our shortcomings up to this point.

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The Eric Morse Story – Event on 2/13

The Eric Morse Story: Race, Poverty, and the Criminalization of Black Youth; Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel; Thursday, February 13, 2020, 5:00 pm

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History Faculty and Students Featured in CAS Video

History Department faculty Susan Eckelmann Berghel, Mark Johnson, and Mike Thompson, as well as their students, were featured in a new video that provides an overview of the UTC College of Arts & Sciences.

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Faculty Updates

The Department of History is made up of an impressive and accomplished group of faculty.  Read about some of their recent accomplishments here.

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Prof. Eckelmann Berghel Publishes Co-Edited Volume: Growing Up America

Prof. Eckelmann Berghel‘s co-edited volume Growing Up America: Youth and Politics since 1945 was recently published by the University of Georgia Press and is now available for purchase.

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Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel Teaching on the Cutting Edge

History professor and Director of Africana Studies Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel’s innovative teaching was recently highlighted in a Walker Center essay on the experiential learning trip she took with students to Birmingham.

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Faculty Honored for Their Service — Pictures

Pictures from the Faculty Service Awards.

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