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Our Team

The Joyner Institute enjoys wide collaborations across Coastal Carolina University and the community. Learn more about our director, staff, and advisory board below.


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Alli Crandell
Interim Director
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(843) 349-2947

Visual ArtsAshlyn Pope
Associate Director
Assistant Professor, Ceramics and Studio Art

Zenobia Harper
Community Outreach Coordinator

Advisory Board

Orton Bellamy, Council Member, Horry County Council

Steven Bleicher, Professor of Visual Art, Coastal Carolina University

Mike Chestnut, Myrtle Beach Council Member and Owner, Big Mike's Soulfood

Ron Daise, Vice President of Creative Education, Brookgreen Gardens and Inaugural Chair of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission

Veronica Gerald, Director Emeritus of the Joyner Institute

Heather Hodges, Former Executive Director, Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

Marjorie McIver, Former Whittemore Park Middle School Principal and Community Organizer

Maggi Morehouse, Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies, Coastal Carolina University

Rev. Charles Milton Pee, Pastor of Freedom Missionary Baptist Church and Instructor of Religion, Morris College


Affiliated Faculty

Richard Aidoo
Professor, Politics

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Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Tabitha Lowery
Assistant Professor, English


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Maggi Morehouse
Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies, History

Communication, Media, and CultureJames Ndone
Assistant Professor, Communication, Media, and Culture


Assistant Professor, AnthropologyDavid Palmer
Assistant Professor, Anthropology


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Gillian Richards-Greaves
Associate Professor, Anthropology and Geography

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Alisha Topete Cromwell
Assistant Professor, History
Co-Director, Belle Baruch Institute for SC Studies