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Kell Hall Digital Preservation Project

Capturing a Career

Dr. Carl Nave is an associate professor emeritus in the Physics Department at Georgia State University. Known to most people as "Rod", Nave has spent most of his 50-year career at Georgia State.

Dr. Carl "Rod" Nave - Memories of Kell Hall Rampway, 1969

Dr. Nave's first appearance in the Rampway yearbook, 1969.

L-R: Mr. C. R. Nave, Dr. G. A. Petitt, Dr. M. R. Meder, Dr. Joseph H. Hadley, Dr. S. T. Manson, Dr. R. H. Hankla.

In 1968, Nave returned from a post-doc position in Wales to begin his career as faculty in the Department of Physics at Georgia State College. Like most physicists, he has always been comfortable with new technology and is always seeking the best equipment for his experiments. He also has a love of photography and has documented many moments of his personal and professional life through film.

Nave was an early adopter of the Internet, creating a personal website to store and present photographs and narratives of his life. Due to the location of the physics department, he inevitably captured life in Kell Hall in his personal collection.

Our project team stumbled on Nave's photo collection and interviewed him about his time at Georgia State. This exhibit highlights his stories and photographs as a window into the life of a faculty member who has served for 50 years and continues to contribute to our community.

A Career in Photographs

Capturing a Career