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USC: Extended University

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Meet our Faculty:


Chris Nesmith, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Provost  


Distinguished Professors Emeriti

Linda Allman, M.L.S., University of South Carolina, 1975 (Librarian)

David Bowden, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1978 (History)

Sally Boyd, Ph.D. University of S.C., 1980 (English / Women’s and Gender Studies)
Nancy Washington, MLS, Florida State, 1982 (Library Science)  


Joseph Pappin, Ph.D. Univ. of Oklahoma, 1979 (Philosophy)


Associate Professors
Mary Hjelm, Ph.D.  Washington State, 1996 (English)
Janet Hudson, Ph.D., University of S.C., 1996 (History)


Assistant Professors

Julia Elliott, Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2001 (English / Women’s and Gender Studies)

R. Mac Jones, Ph.D., University of S.C., 2012 (English)

Melody Lehn, Ph.D., University of Memphis (Communication)

Chris Nesmith, Ph.D. University of S.C., 2002 (English)
Matthew Rashotte, Ph.D. University of S.C., 2007 (Psychology)   


Senior Instructors

Kathleen Fritz, Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1995 (French)

David Hunter, Ph.D., University of S.C., 1998 (Business)


John Abdalla, M.A., Memphis State, 1991 (History)

Shelley Jones, M.A., University of S.C.(English)
Orren McKay, M.Eng., University of S.C., 2005 (Computer Science & Engineering)

Patrick Saucier, M.A., Georgia Southern, 1996 (Sociology)


Meet our Staff:

Taylor Davis, Graduate Assistant

Shelley Dempsey , Evening Program Director

Brentney Elmore, Academic Advisor

Kim Ferrell, Administrative Coordinator

Doris Johnson, Coordinator, Student Services

Melissa Lowe, Director, Adult Student Services

Janet Meredith, Office Manager

Michael Sumner, Academic Advisor

Julia Weston, Receptionist



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