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Austin Peay State University new teacher mentoring program to increase diversity among school leaders

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Four years ago, The Atlantic magazine asked, “Where are all the Principals of Color?” The article highlighted the shocking lack of diversity among administrators in the nation’s public schools. In 2018, the National Center for Education Statistics reported that things hadn’t improved much in two years.

Austin Peay State University assistant professor of education Dr. James Thompson. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University assistant professor of education Dr. James Thompson. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Eriksson College of Education develops Antiracist Educators Study Group

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – One morning this summer, Dr. Prentice Chandler, dean of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Eriksson College of Education, sent an email to his faculty, challenging them to respond to a long-ignored national crisis – systemic racism.

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Austin Peay State University’s Aspiring Assistant Principal Program hosts town hall on Racial Equality

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) assistant professor of education Dr. Laura Barnett spent 16 years as a middle school principal, and every summer she tried to anticipate the challenges for the school year ahead.

Panel members Millard House, director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System; Dr. Diarese George, founder and executive director of the Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance; Dr. Marcus Matthews, author of “Urban ACEs: How to Reach and Teach Students Traumatized by Adverse Childhood Experiences,” and Dr. James Thompson, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of education. (APSU)

Panel members Millard House, director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System; Dr. Diarese George, founder and executive director of the Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance; Dr. Marcus Matthews, author of “Urban ACEs: How to Reach and Teach Students Traumatized by Adverse Childhood Experiences,” and Dr. James Thompson, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of education. (APSU)

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APSU professors Antonio and Amy Thompson publish “But if a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur…,” a scholarly book on zombies

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The decaying, dangerous world of mega-popular television show and comic series “The Walking Dead” is not real and will never be our reality.

But if zombies did start shambling down our real world streets, it wouldn’t be the worst idea if we had a plan.

Taking advantage of a unique overlapping of both personal and professional interests, Dr. Antonio Thompson, Austin Peay State University associate professor of history, and his wife, APSU associate professor of biology Dr. Amy Thompson, recently completed work on a new academic book, titled “But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur: Essays on Medical, Military, Governmental, Ethical, Economic and Other Implications.”

Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Amy Thompson are spreading the word about the new scholarly book they are co-editing, “The Real World Implications of a Zombie Apocalypse.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Amy Thompson are spreading the word about the new scholarly book they are co-editing, “The Real World Implications of a Zombie Apocalypse.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

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Austin Peay State University’s new Spanish Class tackles Vampires and Zombies

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The last few years have been rough for Spain. The unemployment rate is close to 30 percent, which has led to daily protests and civil unrest in that European nation. For some scholars, this turmoil helps explain the sudden popularity of vampire and zombie literature in that country.

“Spain is in shambles,” Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo, Austin Peay State University associate professor of Spanish, said. “From 2008, the world crisis has hit them hard. When you read a novel from Spain about a zombie apocalypse, it makes you feel like this is happening. You feel the same destruction of society in every aspect.”

APSU associate professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo.

APSU associate professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo.

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APSU professors discuss zombies at Nashville Comic-Con and Atlanta symposium

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – “It would take a perfect storm to achieve a pandemic of zombie apocalypse proportion,” Dr. Amy Thompson, Austin Peay State University associate professor of biology, said during a recent talk at the Nashville Comic Con event.

Although a zombie apocalypse is purely fictional, she does think the recent zombie craze offers an opportunity to engage students in important, real-life topics, such as the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.

Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Amy Thompson are spreading the word about the new scholarly book they are co-editing, “The Real World Implications of a Zombie Apocalypse.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Amy Thompson are spreading the word about the new scholarly book they are co-editing, “The Real World Implications of a Zombie Apocalypse.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

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Austin Peay State University professors to publish scholarly book on zombies

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Dr. Antonio Thompson, Austin Peay State University associate professor of history, sat in his office after final exams last December, contemplating the moral implications of killing a zombie.

“If it’s caused by a virus, then theoretically it could be cured,” he said. “So what’s your legal obligation to zombies? Are they humans, monsters, animals?”

His wife, APSU associate professor of biology Dr. Amy Thompson, was more concerned with how the undead came to take over the world.

APSU associate professor of history Dr. Antonio Thompson and his wife, APSU associate professor of biology Dr. Amy Thompson, discuss the zombie apocalypse with APSU students dressed as zombies. The students include Richard Borges, Kylee Dick, Amanda Gruver, Raistlin Delisle, Maja Paro, Eric Roberts, and Dustin Waters. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

APSU associate professor of history Dr. Antonio Thompson and his wife, APSU associate professor of biology Dr. Amy Thompson, discuss the zombie apocalypse with APSU students dressed as zombies. The students include Richard Borges, Kylee Dick, Amanda Gruver, Raistlin Delisle, Maja Paro, Eric Roberts, and Dustin Waters. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

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