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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.