Barber to discuss pending economic crisis
Posted: Thursday, November 4, 2010 2:23 pm
Dr. David Barber
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 the University of Tennessee at 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/Scholar 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.
His book, “A Hard Rain Fell: SDS and Why it Failed,” was published to strong reviews by the University of Mississippi Press in 2008.
“David Barber is an outstanding faculty member, one who is visible and active on campus in a variety of functions,” said Dr. Dan McDonough, Honors Programs director.
“As a member of the history faculty, I greatly admire the manner in which David is able to manage his time in being so effective in his many campus activities, while maintaining an active publication record.”
“David Barber is a devoted teacher and driven scholar, known for his passion in the classroom and his unyielding commitment to social justice,” said Dr. David Coffey, UT Martin Department of History and Philosophy chair.
“He’s a wonderful colleague and a true asset to UT Martin.”
For more information, call McDonough at 731-881-7436.