'The Coming Economic Crisis' to be featured in Nov. 11 address
Posted: Monday, November 1, 2010 11:56 am
The Messenger 11.01.10
Dr. David Barber, associate professor of history and recipient of the 2010 Cunningham Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award at the University of Tennessee at Martin, will deliver an address titled “The Coming Economic Crisis” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in Watkins Auditorium of Boling University Center.
The presentation is part of the Academic Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by Honors Programs and the Department of History and Philosophy.
Barber is the product of an interesting life journey. Born and raised on Long Island, he dropped out of college after one year and spent the next nearly 25 years working a series of blue-collar jobs.
In 1993, he returned to school and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from San Francisco State University. He received a doctorate in history from the University of California at Davis in 2003 and joined the faculty of UT Martin in 2005.
His combination of solid teaching, strong research and effective service at the university, college and departmental level earned him the UT Martin College of Humanities and Fine Arts Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award in 2008 and the Cunningham Outstanding Teacher/Schol-ar Award in 2010.
He has been active in several areas on campus and has been part of the annual UT Martin Civil Rights Conference since his arrival on campus and has served as the coordinator for the conference since 2008, a spokesman said.
His book, “A Hard Rain Fell: SDS and Why it Failed,” was published to strong reviews by the University of Mississippi Press in 2008.