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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

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Carolina Core Committee and Specialty Team Chairs

The Carolina Core Committee is composed of faculty from across all colleges and schools with undergraduate programs, as well as representatives from the Regional campuses and from the Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Academic Support.

Specialty Teams oversee course proposals and program assessment in their content areas. Faculty from many disciplines staff the Specialty Teams.

The committee meets twice each semester. View committee meeting times and minutes.

Carolina Core Committee Co-Chairs
  • Joseph Rackers (Faculty Co-Chair)
    Associate Professor of Piano, School of Music
  • Helen Doerpinghaus (Administrative Co-Chair)
    Professor, Moore School of Business
    Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Carolina Core Committee Members
  • Arts and Sciences
    Mary Ann Byrnes
    (803-777-5371)
    Assistant Dean for Administration, College of Arts and Sciences

    James Kellogg
    (803-777-4501)
    Professor, Earth and Ocean Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

    Jerry Wallulis (803-777-3730)
    Professor, Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee Chair
  • Business, Moore School of
    Carolyn Jones
    (803-777-2191)
    Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Division, Moore School of Business

  • Education
    Allison Jacques
    (803-777-2822)
    Professor, Educational Leadership and Policies, College of Education
  • Engineering
    John Bowles
    (803-777-2689)
    Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering
    and Computing
  • Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
    Andy Gillentine
    (803-777-3249)
    Professor and Associate Dean, Sport and Entertainment Management, College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management
  • Mass Communications and Information Studies
    Ken Campbell
    (803-777-3316)
    Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Libraries
    Virginia Weathers
    (803-777-2807)
    Faculty Coordinator of Public Services, Thomas Cooper Library
  • Nursing
    Kimberly Glenn
    (803-777-2235)
    Clinical Associate Professor, College of Nursing
  • Public Health, Arnold School of
    Sara Corwin
    (803-777-3636)
    Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Affairs and Clinical Associate Professor, Arnold School of Public Health
  • Regional Campuses and Extended University
    Ron Cox
    (803-313-7101)
    Associate Professor, History, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, USC Lancaster


    Chris Nesmith (803-777-8155)
    Assistant Professor, English, Director of the Evening Program, Extended University
  • S.C. Honors College
    Kimberly Simmons
    (803-777-3797)
    Associate Professor, Anthropology and African American Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Social Work
    Susan Parlier
    (803-777-1384)
    Undergraduate Program Coordinator, College of Social Work
  • Student Affairs and Academic Support
    Stuart Hunter
    (803-777-4761)
    Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Support, University 101/First-Year Experience

    Gene Luna
    (803-777-6911)
    Associate Vice President, Student Affairs
Specialty Team Chairs (organized by Carolina Core Learning Outcome)
  • Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
    Mary Robinson
    (803-777-3500)
    Associate Professor, Studio Art, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Analytical Reasoning & Problem-Solving
    Doug Meade
    (803-777-6183)
    Associate Professor, Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication - Speech
    Erik Doxtader
    (803-777-4203)
    Professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication - Written
    Chris Holcomb
    (803-777-4203)
    Associate Professor, English Language and Literature, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Information Literacy
    Sam Hastings
    (803-777-3858)
    Professor, Director, School of Library and Information Sciences
  • Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
    • Foreign Language
      Alexander Beecroft

      Associate Professor, Classics and Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Historical Thinking
      Saskia Coenen-Snyder
      (803-777-7472)
      Assistant Professor, History, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences
      Shelley Smith (803-777-3123)
      Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, Sociology,
      College of Arts and Sciences
  • Scientific Literacy
    Camelia Knapp
    (803-777-8491)
    Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
    George Khushf
    (803-777-0299)
    Professor, Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences
Carolina Core Committee Ex-Officio Members
  • Pam Bowers (803-777-4172)
    Student Affairs & Academic Support, Assessment - Associate Vice President
  • Kristia Finnigan (803-777-6727)
    Academic Programs Director - Office of the Provost
  • Brian Habing (803-777-3578)
    Faculty Senate Curricula and Courses Committee Chair
    Associate Professor, Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences
  • James Knapp (803-777-6886)
    Faculty Senate Chair
    Professor, Earth and Ocean Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Donald Miles (803-777-5415)
    Office of Institutional Assessment and Compliance - Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Other important links:

Columbia, SC 29208 • 803-777-2808 • provost@sc.edu