CVCC’s Instructor to Speak at CSU Virtually
PHENIX CITY, AL— Dr. William Byrd, History instructor at Chattahoochee
Valley Community College, recently spoke virtually at Columbus State University for CSU’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences Seminar. Byrd resented a seminar titled “The Transformation of the Alabama Wiregrass: The historic impact of human activity on the longleaf pine ecosystem of Southeast Alabama.” According to Dr. Byrd, this unique ecosystem has been dramatically shaped by human activity.
“It might seem odd that I am speaking at a science seminar, since I am a historian and geographer,” said Dr. Byrd. “However, my primary study has been on the complex interaction between people and the land… in particular how people historically shape the landscape and how that in turn effects society.”
Dr. Byrd has worked in K-12 and higher education for more than 25 years, teaching at Brookstone School and Chattahoochee Valley Community college in that time frame. Byrd received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Auburn University.