Scholar in Residence


The Scholar-in-Residence Program at Harford Community College is an opportunity for full-time faculty to shift from a teaching-centered role to a research/scholarship-centered role while maintaining a full-time, active presence on the college campus and within the community. The focus is not only on scholarship, but also on the integration and infusion of that scholarship into the campus, the curriculum, and the community.


Upcoming Events

(Events are free unless noted.)

The Art and Science of Recipe Development

Tuesday, April 9, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Hays-Heighe House

Kerry Dunnington, author of The Seasonal Kitchen: Farm-Fresh Ingredients Enhance 165 Recipes, presents tips for creating fresh, sustainable, healthy meals. Participants will get to sample a few of the author’s recipes. Call 443-412-2052 for further info.

An Archeologist's Menu: Discovering Colonial Chesapeake Diets with James G. Gibb, Ph.D., Research Associate, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Friday, April 26, 2019
6:30 p.m. Student Poster Display in Lobby
7 p.m. Lecture
Edgewood Hall, Room 132

How did Europeans and Africans colonizing the Chesapeake Bay region feed themselves? And how did their food choices affect the ecosystems of today? Join archaeologist Jim Gibb for an informative lecture on the archeology of the colonial diet, focusing on meat provisioning from his analysis of materials excavated at several sites in Maryland. This event is in conjunction with Maryland Archeology Month. Supporting sponsors are the Harford Community College Foundation and the Archeological Society of the Northern Chesapeake.

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One Harford, One Book

Farmacology: Total Health From the Ground Up, by Daphne Miller, MD

Thursday, April 11, 6 pm.
Edgewood Hall, Room 132

Read our food and health-themed book selection and join your fellow Harford Countians for a panel discussion and some healthy local food. Hear what local farmers, doctors, and a beekeeper who makes natural cosmetics think about Farmacology and celebrate the wisdom of farming as a model for health. This book discussion is held in conjunction with HCC’s National Library Week events, April 8-14, 2019.

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Diced! A Food Fight for Our Farmers

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED EFFECTIVE MAY 10, 2019

Monday, June 3, 6:30PM
The Vandiver Inn, Havre de Grace
Fresh, local food is worth fighting for! Join us for a chef challenge to support our local agricultural and restaurant community! Cheer on our local chef’s as they use Harford’s fresh produce and mystery ingredients to produce a tasty, delicious meal. Enjoy some samples of great local cuisine prepared by Vandiver Inn, topped off with a drink from their bar, all to benefit our farmers.

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Tickets for Diced.

Fee: $25.00 for general admission and $50.00 to be a judge at the event.



Gathering at the Community Table:
Celebrating Harford’s Farms and Food

Harford County has a rich food history from its Native American roots and the bounty of the Susquehanna and Chesapeake, to its fertile land and once renowned canning industry. Most recently, Harford has experienced both diversity of ethnic cuisines and community interest in sustainable agriculture and the “Farm to Table” movement. Foodways and our food production are wonderful topics to bring diverse people together to learn about each other’s lives and cultures. In addition, Harford County has taken measures to protect its farmland for future generations.

Using her academic expertise, Sharon Stowers, the 2018-19 Scholar-in-Residence, will conduct an applied research study of Harford County’s agriculture and food culture to stimulate county-wide engagement around issues of a sustainable community-based food system. She will invite farmers, the public, including children, and HCC students to “take a seat at the community table” through new curricula, a symposium, discussions, cooking demonstrations, a film festival and other public events.

The project’s goals include conducting a local socio-cultural ethnography of food producers (farmers) and food consumers (community members); collaborating and sharing research with government and non-profit organizations; assisting in agricultural and food policy and program development; engendering discussion with the HCC and county communities about issues such as a farm preservation and sustainable food systems; and publishing research on farmers and public perceptions of new trends in agriculture and food preference, such as the increased demand for organic food and the avoidance of genetically modified foods.

Please plan to join Sharon, Harford Community College, and our community in one of the many events as we gather to learn about and celebrate the farms and food of Harford County.


For Speaking Requests or More Information

Sharon Stowers
sstowers@harford.edu | 443-412-2059

Media Inquiries

Sheila Terry
sterry@harford.edu | 443-412-2422


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