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updated November 2009

University Administration

Harris Pastides, President
Michael D. Amiridis, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Chris P. Plyler, Vice Provost and Executive Dean for System Affairs and & Extended University

Mid-Carolina Commission for Higher Education

Joseph S. Sublette, Sumter County, Chair
Austin E. Floyd, Sumter County, Vice Chair
Robert B. Smith, Sumter County, Treasurer
James B. Black, Clarendon County
John M. Brabham Jr., Sumter County
Vacant, Sumter County
William H. Price, Sumter County
Patricia W. Smith, Sumter County
William W. Wheeler III, Sumter County

Sumter Partnership of the USC Educational Foundation

Laurens W. Floyd, CFP, AAMS, President
William J. Holmes III, Vice President
Beverly W. Gagne, Treasurer
Suzanne S. Begley
Robert N. Boykin Jr.
Arthur F. Bradham
Jeffrey W. Davis, Jr.
Kay Oldhouser Davis, Ph.D.
Charles F. Denny III
Frank O. Edwards
Barry K. Falin
N. Douglas Horne
Jerry E. Jackson, M.D.
Thomas C. Kuhn II
Ellen L. Leventis
Daniel A. Lyles
André G. McBride
John Duvall Osteen
Michael P. Pompeo, Ph.D.
Sandy Reeser
Ramon Schwartz, Jr., emeritus
C. Talmadge Tobias, Jr.
S. Anne Walker
Earl Wilson
C. Leslie Carpenter, Ph.D., ex officio
Carl R. McIntosh, CFRE, ex officio
Harris Pastides, Ph.D., ex officio
Joseph S. Sublette, ex officio

Office of the Dean

C. Leslie Carpenter, Regional Campus Dean, Ph.D., University of Oregon
Mary Fran Smith, Executive Assistant to the Dean
Marchetta L. Williams, Human Resources Officer, B.A., Saint Leo University

Academic Advisement and Counseling Center

C. Gail Pack, Director, M.Ed., Clemson University
Rebecca S. Shrader, Academic Advisor, M.Ed., University of South Carolina

Academic Affairs

Anthony M. Coyne, Associate Dean, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Carol J. Reynolds, Administrative Specialist, B.A., University of South Carolina

Administrative and Financial Services

Bruce K. Blumberg, Associate Dean, M.B.A., University of South Carolina
Christine G. Stutz, Administrative Assistant, B.A., Francis Marion University
Frances A. Dennis, Receptionist/Switchboard Operator
Joann V. Groover, Director of Budget, Planning, and Grants, M.S., Troy State University

Admissions Services

Keith E. Britton, GCDF, Director, M.P.A., Troy State University
Brenda C. Libner, Administrative Specialist, A.A., Spartanburg Junior College
Lydia L. Johnson, Data Control Clerk, B.S., Winthrop University
Alicia M. Curtis, Counselor/Recruiter, B.S., University of South Carolina Aiken

Athletic Department

Bruce K. Blumberg, Director, M.B.A., University of South Carolina
L. Thomas Fleenor, Head Baseball Coach, B.S., Tennessee Wesleyan College
Adrienne N. Cataldo, Head Softball Coach, B.A., University of South Carolina
John M. Borycki, Interim Head Men's and Women's Soccer Coach

Bookstore

Julie N. McCoy, Manager
Hope Turner, Accounting Technician

Business Office

Wendell D. Prescott, Manager/Bookkeeper, B.S., University of South Carolina
Laura L. Curtis, Cashier

Computer Services

George R. Thompson III, Director, B.S., University of South Carolina
Shelby N. Collins, Systems Support Technician, A.A., Central Carolina Technical College
David McDaniel, Systems Support Technician, B.A., Francis Marion University

Continuing Education

Susan S. Brabham, Director, B.S., University of South Carolina

Distance Education

Jean D. Carrano, Director, B.S., University of South Carolina

Division of Arts and Letters

Hayes D. Hampton, Chair, Associate Professor, English, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Carol J. Reynolds, Administrative Specialist, B.A., University of South Carolina
Patricia Arias-Smith, Instructor, Spanish, M.S., The City College of The City University of New York
Ellen M. Arl, Professor, English, M.F.A., University of North Carolina Greensboro
Mary Ellen Bellanca, Associate Professor, English, Ph.D., University of Delaware
James W. Borton, Instructor, English, M.A., University of Maryland
L. Hunter Boyle, Jr., Instructor, Theater and Speech, M.F.A., University of South Carolina
Park S. Bucker, Associate Professor, English, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Megan L. Campbell, Instructor, English, M.A., Florida State University
Joseph C. Delfin, Instructor, Speech Communication, M.A., Northern Illinois University
Bernard F. Fitzgerald, Associate Professor, Foreign Languages, M.A., Michigan State University
Trisha H. Guy, Instructor, English, M.S., University of Tennessee at Martin
Jeffrey A. Jones, Instructor, Music, M.M., Appalachian State University
Andrew J. Kunka, Associate Professor, English, Ph.D., Purdue University
D. Ray McManus, Assistant Professor, English, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Michele N. Reese, Associate Professor, English, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
Jane Luther Smith, Instructor, Music, M.M., University of South Carolina

Division of Business Administration and Economics

Kay Oldhouser Davis, Chair, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
A. Lucile Ward, Administrative Specialist, A.S., Central Carolina Technical College
Warren A. Bilotta, Instructor, Economics, Ph.D., Georgia State University
Christine Borycki, Associate Professor, Management, Ph.D., University of North Texas
Vernon J. Disney II, Instructor, Accounting, J.D., Capital University; M.A., University of Arkansas
Jean-Luc E. Grosso, Professor, Economics, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Sheryl S. Grosso, Instructor, Economics, M.A., Virginia State University
Teresa L. Smith, Associate Professor, Management, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Hendrikus van Bulck, Assistant Professor, Business Administration, Ph.D., University of Georgia

Division of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education

Richard S. Bell, Chair, Professor, Sociology, Ph.D., University of Maryland
Kathleen N. King, Administrative Specialist, B.A., University of South Carolina
Timothy J. Bergen, Jr., Instructor, Sociology, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Robert B. Castleberry, Professor, Psychology, Ph.D., Texas Christian University
Blane DaSilva, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
David F. Decker, Associate Professor, History, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Nancy E. Macdonald, Associate Professor, Psychology, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Salvador Macias III, Professor, Psychology, Ph.D., Georgia State University
Thomas L. Powers, Professor, History, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Eric M. Reisenauer, Associate Professor, History, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
John L. Safford, Professor, Government/Philosophy, Ph.D., University of California Riverside

Division of Science, Mathematics, and Engineering

James E. Privett, Chair, Professor, Chemistry and Physics, Ph.D., Purdue University
Beth W. McLeod, Lab Specialist, A.S., Central Carolina Technical College
Stephen T. Anderson Sr., Associate Professor, Mathematics/Computer Science, M.A., Western Michigan University
Stephen T. Bishoff, Associate Professor, Biology, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Robert C. Costello, Professor, Chemistry, Ph.D., Stanford University
Claude J. Eichelberger, Instructor, Computer Science, M.A., Webster University
Pearl R. Fernandes, Associate Professor, Biology, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Rigoberto Florez, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Ph.D., University of Binghamton
Kajal Ghoshroy, Assistant Professor, Biology, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
Paul R. Herrmann, Instructor, Computer Science and Engineering, M.P.A., Golden Gate University
Rebecca A. Hillman, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Leandro Junes, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Ph.D., SUNY at Binghamton
Odysseas G. Kakaras, Instructor, Mathematics, M.S., Drexel University
Daniel A. Kiernan, Instructor, Biology, M.S., Central Michigan University
R. David Mitchell, Instructor, Mathematics, M.A., University of South Florida
Robert C. Nerbun Jr., Professor, Physics, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Maitland A. Rose, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Ph.D., City University-London
Jeffrey A. Steinmetz, Assistant Professor, Biology, Ph.D., University of Illinois

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Veteran Affairs

Sue A. Sims, Coordinator, M.Ed., University of North Carolina
Jean L. Failmezger, Counselor
Elizabeth A. White, Data Manager, M.Ed., University of South Carolina

Food Court

Deborah M. Shumate, Manager

Institutional Research

Charles W. Wright, Institutional Research Analyst, M.A., University of Tennessee

Library

Jane J. Ferguson, Head Librarian, M.L.S., McGill University
Karen L. McEwen, Library Technical Assistant, A.A., A.A.S., Spokane Falls Community College
Patricia L. Schultz, Library Manager, B.A., University of South Carolina

Maintenance Services

Jeffrey D. Lingefelt, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, B.S., University of South Carolina Aiken
Earl Green, Buildings/Grounds Specialist
Lucille C. Green, Buildings/Grounds Specialist
L. Otis Holloway, Trades Specialist
Brian S. Privett, Building/Grounds Specialist
Randy A. Turner Sr., Trades Specialist
Pearson York, Building/Grounds Specialist

Opportunity Scholars Program

Lisa Sullivan Rosdail, Director, B.A., University of South Carolina
Wanda P. Skinner, Assistant Director, A.A., University of South Carolina Sumter
Elizabeth Costello, Educational Skills Specialist, M.S., University of Lowell, Massachusetts
Mary Wayne James, Counselor, M.Ed., Clemson University
Robert L. Johnson, Cultural Events Specialist, M.Ed., University of South Carolina
Paul E. Thomas, Education Skills Specialist, M.A., Appalachian State University

Records and Registration

Allena L. Jordan, Coordinator, M.Ed., Wayland Baptist University

Shaw Air Force Base Office

Ricky L. Boyd, Director, Shaw AFB Program, M.S., Troy State University

Student Affairs

Lynwood Watts, Assistant Dean, M.S., University of Tennessee
Mary L. Sutton, Administrative Assistant, A.B.M., Central Carolina Technical College

Student Life

H. Frank Marsh, Campus Recreation Coordinator, B.A.I.S., University of South Carolina

University Advancement

Carl R. McIntosh, Assistant Dean, M.A., Appalachian State University
Joyce H. Hodge, Administrative Assistant, A.A., University of South Carolina Sumter
Misty F. Hatfield, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, M.P.A., Troy State University
Erica M. Christmas, Director of Alumni Relations, B.A., Francis Marion University

USC Upstate Education Programs

Marilyn J. Izzard, Director, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Gail K. Corning, Administrative Assistant
James W. Britton, Instructor, M.Ed., University of South Carolina
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