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USC: Extended University

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Meet our Faculty:


Chris Nesmith, Ph.D., Dean and Associate 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)  



Susan Elkins, Ph.D.
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)

Chris Nesmith, Ph.D. University of S.C., 2002 (English)

Matthew Rashotte, Ph.D. University of S.C., 2007 (Psychology)   


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)

Shelley Jones, Ph.D., University of S.C., 2014 (English)

Melody Lehn, Ph.D., University of Memphis, 2013 (Communication)



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)

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

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


Meet our Staff:

Kim Ferrell, Administrative Coordinator

Melissa Lowe, Student Services Manager

Michael Sumner, Academic Advisor


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