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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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Eric Crawford
Professor of Music
EHFA 275
(843) 349-2961


Advisory Board

Orton Bellamy, Council Member, Horry County Council

Steven Bleicher, Professor of Visual Art, Coastal Carolina University

Alli Crandell, Director of the Athenaeum Press and Digital Initiatives, 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

Zenobia Harper, Founder, Gullah Preservation Society

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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Tabitha Lowery
Assistant Professor, English


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Maggi Morehouse
Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies, History


Assistant Professor, AnthropologyDavid Palmer
Assistant Professor, Anthropology


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Gillian Richards-Greaves
Associate Professor, Anthropology and Geography


Matt White
Professor, Music
Guggenheim Fellow (2019)

Professor of Trumpet, Coordinator of Jazz and Commercial Music, Coordinator of Music Technology, and Director of Ensembles