Author: Ruth Johnson Carter
Ruth Johnson Carter is a Professor in the Department of Government and Sociology at GCSU Milledgeville, Georgia. The recipient of and Excellence in Teaching Award, Fulbright Grants, Malone grants and an East West Center Grant, she is the former editor of the Journal of Pre-and Peri-Natal Psychology. Recipient of University System of Georgia fellowships to Morocco and South Africa, she developed the first course on Africa Culture and Politics in the university curriculum. Dr. Carter traveled much of her life in Asia, Africa and the Middle East– regions of the world that are increasingly and with strong reason in the forefront of the world’s consciousness. She has known the subject of her paper, Emma Cunningham, for more than 20 years and immersed herself in Emma’s world through intensive personal interaction and interviews with most of those connected with her life and the issues associated with the death penalty.