Dr. Karen C. Hall

Director, S.C. Master Naturalist Program
State Coordinator, SC Master Gardener Program

Karen HallEmail: carlson@clemson.edu
Office: (864) 656-4859

Department Forestry and Natural Resources

Ph.D. Clemson University, Plant Physiology - 2006
M.S. Clemson University, Botany - 1999
B.S. Western Carolina University, Biology - 1996

Research interest:
Research Areas Include: 1. Ethnobotany of the Cherokee, particularly medical ethnobotany 2. Traditional/Indigenous knowledge surrounding the use of non-timber forest products, ethnoecology 3. Digital Storytelling as a means of 1)disseminating Traditional/Indigenous knowledge, particularly in the culturally collaborative Cherokee Garden; 2)teaching culturally situated knowledge at the intersection of nature, art and science. 4. Knowledge Management systems for storage, transmittance, growth and organization of Traditional Knowledge

Gilbert, N.E., E.A. Mikhailova, M.A. Schlautman, W.C. Bridges, C.H. Newton, L.R. Nelson, K.C. Hall, C.J. Post, S.K. Cox, P.A. Layton, and D.C. Guynn. 2009. Effects of kudzu (Pueraria montana) solarization on the chemistry of an Upper Piedmont South Carolina soil. Technical Contribution No. 5332 of the Clemson University Experiment Station. Soil Sci. (Accepted).
Newton, C.H., Nelson, L.R., DeWalt, S.J., Mikhailova, E.A., Post, C.J., Schlautman, M.A., Cox, S.K., Bridges, W.C., and K.C. Hall. 2008.Solarization for the control of Pueraria montana (kudzu). Weed Research 48:394-397.
Hall, K.C., Kegley, K.A., 2007. Cherokee Worldview as Demonstrated Through Design and Digital Stories in the Culturally Collaborative Cherokee Garden. In: Proceedings of the AACE Ed-Media World Conference.
Kegley, K.A., Hall, K. C. 2007. SC LIFE Virtual Field Trip Components: For Teachers, By Teachers. In: Proceedings of the AACE Ed-Media World Conference.
Hall, K.C. and Camper, N.D. 2002. In vitro protocol for Hydrastis canadensis, a native American medicinal plant. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology of Plants. 38:293-295.

Professional society activity:
Society for Economic Botany
International Society for Ethnobiology
Alliance for Natural Resource Outreach and Service Programs (former Treasurer)
Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals
South Carolina Science Council

Honors and awards:
Environmental Education Association of SC's "Outstanding Leadership in EE" award, 2010.
Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence, 2011, 2010

Ethnoecology (FOR 493, 893)
Master Naturalist for Teachers (online)
Plant Medicine and Magic
Plant Safari (online)
Ethnobotany of South Carolina
Senior Seminar
Biology of Plants