In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. William Ellis of Saint Michael’s College reveals the connection between American rock and roll pioneer Sam Phillips and the roots of reggae.
William Ellis is an assistant professor of fine arts at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, where he specializes in traditional and popular music of the American South including blues, gospel, soul, and early rock & roll. He plays guitar professionally and is also preparing his dissertation on Reverend Gary Davis for publication.He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Memphis.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Stacey Robertson of Bradley University explains how many of the tactics used by nineteenth-century abolitionists have been adapted and employed by those seeking to eradicate modern forms of slavery.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Clark of Alma College reveals deceptive behavior found in male wolf spiders.
David Clark is Chair and Professor of Biology at Alma College in Alma, Michigan, where his research is focused on animal communication and the evolution of visual displays. His most recent research project examined habitat light characterization and visual displays in wolf spiders. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Caleb Everett of the University of Miami explains the complicated relationship between numbers and words.
Caleb Everett is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Miami. He spends much of his time doing field research in Brazil where his current project asks how (and to what extent) the language one speaks affects cognition in domains such as spatial topology, gender perception, and action perception. He holds a Ph.D. from Rice University.