Dr Barbara McCaskill featured in Columns

Barbara McCaskill helps English major Laura Essex with a project during her literary magazine editing class. Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski

Barbara McCaskill's parents grew up in the segregated South under Jim Crow laws.

They knew the value of an education and wanted their children to take advantage of the opportunities they were afforded as a result of the civil rights movement, so they instilled the value of history, literature and education in their children, something McCaskill credits for her 25-year career at UGA.

Barbara McCaskill Receives MLK Award

Dr McCaskill with the award

The University of Georgia presented the "President's Fulfilling the Dream Award" to Dr. Barbara McCaskill and three other members of the university and Athens communities at the annual MLK Freedom Breakfast on 13 January 2017. This award recognizes outstanding community service, honoring Dr. McCaskill's role in developing the department's multicultural curriculum, her many books and publications, her work in the community, and her courses for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.