Southern Studies Faculty

Vince Benigni - Teaching COMM 380: Sport in the South, Fall 2017; head writer of True Maroon: An Illustrated History of Athletics at the College of Charleston

Erin Beutel - Teaches GEOL 235: Geology and Civilization; research includes present-day seismicity in SC

Jesslyn Collins-Frolich - English Department faculty; studies Native American literature and culture

Karen Chandler - Chair of Arts Management; co-founder of Charleston Jazz Initiative

Mari Crabtree - Recently taught AAST 340: Race, Violence, and Memory in American History

Matthew Cressler - Teaching RELS 298: Interfaith Atlanta Across Color Lines, Summer 2017 and RELS 270: African American Religions, Fall 2017

Rachel Donaldson - Teaches public history, local history; interested in labor history, including phosphate mining

Adam Domby - Teaching HIST 304: US History - Civil War & Reconstruction, Fall 2017; researches Southern communities during Reconstruction, historical memory, digital humanities

Lindsey Drager - Teaches creative writing to students who interpret the region; now doing research for nonfiction essays about queer culture in the mid-20th century South

Julia Eichelberger - Teaching SOST 200: Intro to Southern Studies and ENGL 363: Charleston Writers, Fall 2017; Book Tell About Night Flowers: Eudora Welty's Gardening Letters, 1940-1949; Southern Studies program director

Jean Everett - Teaches BIOL 301: Plant Taxonomy

Mary Jo Fairchild - Teaches primary source and archival literacy using historically significant objects in the holdings of College of Charleston Library's Special Collections and the South Carolina Historical Society (also housed at College of Charleston)

Valerie Frazier - Teaching ENGL 313: African American Literature, Summer 2017 & Fall 2017

Grant Gilmore - Teaching ARTH 338: American Vernacular Architecture & Material Culture Fall 2017

Harlan Greene - Director of Special Collections, novelist, historian; planning interviews for oral history project on LGBTQ people in the Lowcountry; co-author of exhibit The Real Rainbow Row: Charleston's Queer History

Jon Hale - Teaching EDFS 201: Foundations of Education, Summer 2017 and HONS 381: A People's History of Charleston & the Civil Rights Movement, Fall 2017; two books on Freedom Summer; co-author of two Lowcountry Digital History exhibits; co-organizer of inaugural Civil Rights Film Festival

Scott Harris - Teaches GEOL and ENVSS courses; studies the surficial geology and land surfaces of the Coastal Plain and Continental Shelf, ancient and modern sea-level changes, geoarchaeology

Melissa Hughes - Teaches BIOL 333: Ornithology

Tammy Ingram - Teaches courses on history of post-Civil War South; on sabbatical 2017-18; recent book Dixie Highway: Road Building and the Making of the Modern South; current project title The Wickedest City in America: Sex, Race, and Organized Crime in the Jim Crow South

Steve Jaumé - Teaches GEOL 213: Natural Hazards; research on earthquakes includes those in region

Joe Kelly - Recent book America's Longest Siege: Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March Toward Civil War; researches Irish Americans in Charleston; completing book on maroonage and narratives of Jamestown

Gibbs Knotts  - Teaching POLI 330: Southern Politics, Fall 2017; recent book The Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Mike Lee - Teaches Communication; author of Creating Conservatism: Postwar Words That Made an American Movement; interested in political campaigns, Southern strategy, racism in politics, secession

Patricia Lessane - Director, Avery Research Center; upcoming book Daughters of the Dust

Simon Lewis - Directs CLAW program; recent book The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the Civil War

Mark Long - Teaches Political Science/Geography; co-curator of Southbound: Photographs of and About the New South, Halsey Gallery, October 2018-March 2019

Ralph Muldrow - Teaching ARTH 333: Traditional Design & Preservation in Charleston and HPCP 285: Drawing Charleston, Summer & Fall 2017

Scott Peeples - Teaches courses on Gothic literature; essay in Southern Cultures, "Unburied Treasure: Poe and the Lowcountry," with photographs by Michele Van Parys

Harriet Pollack - English Department Affiliate Faculty; scholarship and teaching on Southern literature and culture

Bernie Powers - Teaching HIST 216: African American History to 1865 and HIST 366: Comparative Slavery in the Americas, Fall 2017; recently authored Lowcountry Digital History exhibit on Philip Simmons and ironworkers in SC; recent book We Are Charleston (with Marjorie Wentworth and Herb Frazier)

Shari Rabin - Teaches JWST 315: Southern Jewish History; Director, Center for Southern Jewish Culture; Journal of Southern Religion, "Mohalim, not Missionaries: Outsider & Insider Bodies in Southern Religious History"

Dale Rosengarten - Archivist, Jewish Studies faculty member; book and exhibit on sweetgrass basketry; author of A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life; researches history and culture of Jews in South Carolina

Leslie Sautter - Teaching GEOL 257: Marine Geology, Fall 2017

Robert Stockton - Teaching HIST 323: Society and Culture of Early Charleston, Fall 2017

Nathaniel Walker - Teaches history of art and architecture; interests include urbanism, slavery, commemoration

James Ward - Teaching HPCP 299: Preservation Planning Studio, Fall 2017

Annette Watson - Teaching GEOG 219: Reading the Lowcountry Landscape, Fall 2017

Brenten Merrill Weeks - Teaching MUSC 365: Gospel Choir, Fall 2017

Allison Marie Welch - Teaches BIOL 334, Herpetology

John White - Dean of Libraries; co-director of Lowcountry Digital History Initiative; co-author of online exhibit After Slavery; co-director of Race and Social Justice Initiative