academic vice president and dean of the faculty
Chad Berry came to the office of the academic vice president and dean of the faculty after serving five years as director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center and one year as director of the Center for Excellence in Learning through Service. Prior to coming to Berea in 2006, he was a faculty member at Maryville College.
He is the author of Southern Migrants, Northern Exiles, which examines the migration of millions of white southerners to the Midwest during the twentieth century. He is the editor of and a contributor to The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance, a companion volume to a PBS documentary of the same name. He is also the co-editor of Looking and Learning: Visual Literacy across the Disciplines and Studying Appalachian Studies: Making the Path by Walking.
Having visited more than 45 countries, he enjoys taking students on international study trips, including destinations such as Cuba, China, and countries in Africa.
Berry is a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He was the 2006-2007 president of the Appalachian Studies Association, and currently serves as a trustee of the Pine Mountain Settlement School, on the executive committee of the Hindman Settlement School, and as a board member of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation.