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Uncovering A History of Poverty & Disability in Northwest Georgia From 1928 – Today

Join us for a joint presentation by Dr. Michelle Haney, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Autism/Applied Behavioral Analysis Program at Berry College, and Dr. Keith Hébert, Professor of Southern History at Auburn University.
The presentation will focus on the origins of modern practices of institutional care for marginalized people, and how cultural and scientific trends shaped the history of such practices using a case study of Bartow County, Georgia.
This lecture is free for members. $7 for non-members.


About the Speakers

Dr. Michelle Haney

Dr. Michelle Haney is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Autism/Applied Behavior Analysis Program at Berry College.  Her current research interests include transitioning students with developmental disabilities from high school to the community, inclusive post-secondary education opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, and the intersection of history, culture, and current practices that support independence and self- determination for people with intellectual disabilities.   Dr. Haney especially enjoys teaching courses that actively engage students in community projects, while also supporting inclusive opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

Dr. Haney received her BA degree in psychology from Oglethorpe University, her Master’s and Specialist Degrees in school psychology from the University of Georgia, and her Ph.D. in school psychology from Georgia State University. For eight years, she worked as a school psychologist in Bartow and Cobb County Schools in Georgia, with a clinical specialty in developmental disabilities. More recently, Dr. Haney completed supervised clinical experiences in Applied Behavior Analysis, working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in clinic settings.

Headshot of Dr. Michelle Haney

Dr. Keith Hébert

Keith S. Hébert joined the Auburn University faculty in 2014 where he directs the department’s public history certificate program and offers courses in public history and southern history. Previously, Hébert worked for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Division as the state historian. His research focuses on the Confederate home front during the American Civil War and the role that white supremacy played in the development of Civil War memory. Hébert is an accomplished scholar and writer with many articles and books to his credit.

Headshot of Dr. Keith Hebert

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