John Kincheloe is the Media Specialist for the College. In that capacity he supervises the Media Services area of the Carlyle Campbell Library. His duties for the college include:
As Media Specialist the most gratifying work I do happens in collaborations with faculty, when we work together to find and implement the right technology solution for the instructional or presentation need. Whether the challenge involves a Smartboard in a classroom, flat screen TVs in movement lab, or an idea for a Faculty Distinguished Lecture, a successful plan and solution brings me the same professional satisfaction. I have worked at Meredith since 1985, and have taught courses in the Art, Education, and History Departments. I am frequently the Chair of the Convocation Committee.
Beyond my work with media, I am involved with a number of activities, on and off campus. I team-taught American Indian History and Cultures as an Honors Colloquium at Meredith for 20 years, and I continue to be involved with NC Indian tribes as a consultant and museum exhibit designer. I have served as historical consultant for the Fort Christanna Historical Site (Lawrenceville, VA) and have created signage and original artwork that tells the story of the Indian people who were involved with this colonial fort. I have two additional focus areas in American Indian studies: Native American mounds and earthworks, their histories, ethnographies, and the evolving history of their study; and the history and cultures of the Rio Grande Pueblo Peoples. Study in the latter area has led me to travel often to New Mexico and Arizona. On any given day, I’d rather be discovering petroglyphs outside of Santa Fe.
On a different front, I have recently established Spirit Lines Press. This small, independent publishing house will focus on collaborative work with poets, artists, and musicians. I have created it to fill a gap between, on the one hand, creative writers following their muses and intuitions, and on the other, corporate-driven publishers that only support market-driven projects. Go to www.spiritlinespress.com to learn more about this adventure, and about the inaugural publication, Dividing Line: poems from the edge. I anticipate that SLP in time will be a multiple media publisher.
In 2005 I co-founded the Neuse River Flute Circle, an organization whose purpose is to preserve the indigenous flutes of North America, and to broaden the understanding of traditional American Indian music. I perform frequently on the “Native American Flute” and the “Anasazi Flute” on stage, at schools, colleges, and arts & craft shows. I have produced two CDs of music for the Native American Flute, available at http://www.spiritlinespress.com/catalog/c2_p1.html. My original NAF flute music has been used as the soundtrack for two NC tribal dvds and for two exhibitions at the NC Museum of History.
My wife, Susan McClintock, and I have a 40’ x 60’ vegetable garden and, in addition to two cats and two dogs, we keep a hive of bees. I am particularly interested in working with honeybees to help find a pest-resistant genetic strain of Apis mellifera.