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Quillen Chair of Excellence in Education

Clemmer College

Quillen Chair of Excellence in Education

Picture of skyline of mountains at Beauty Spot on hiking trail in Tennessee.Quillen Chair of Excellence in Education

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Fantastic Fungi

Watch the trailer here:

When: To be Rescheduled

Where: ETSU D.P. Culp Auditorium - Martha Street Culp Auditorium, D.P.Culp University Center, 412 J L Seehorn Jr Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604, USA

 Description: When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration and hope, Fantastic Fungi brings us together as interconnected creators of our world. Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges. Official Website:

About The Quillen Chair

The James H. Quillen Chair of Excellence in Education honors former First District Congressman James H. Quillen's strong commitment to educational improvement in the region.

The Quillen Chair is focused on:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with embedded literacy; related to teaching
  • Mindfulness in Schools and Brain-based Learning: its relationship to student learning
  • Assists Clemmer College as a principal provider of education and related service professionals in East Tennessee
  • Research-based best practices: innovative practice and problem-solving

The chairholder actively participates in:

  • the life of the campus by teaching one or two classes per semester
  • engaging in a progressive program of scholarship (particularly scholarship directed at the unique needs of our region)
  • faculty mentoring
  • grant-seeking activities. 
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