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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management


Faculty and Staff

Erica Elbery, M.S.

Title: Clinical Instructor and Internship Director / Retailing
Department: Department of Retailing
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
E-mail: elbery@sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-6856
Fax: 803-777-4357
Office:

Carolina Coliseum, 4000-C

Resources: Curriculum Vitae
Erica Elbery

Background

M.S., Recreation Administration, Illinois State University
B.A., Communications, Elon University

Erica Elbery began working at the University of South Carolina in 2005 and joined the Department of Retailing in 2014 to serve as internship director. In addition to her responsibilities as internship director, she serves as the faculty advisor for two student organizations: National Retail Federation Student Association (NRFSA) and Fashion Board.  

Prior to joining the faculty in the Department of Retailing, Erica worked as a career development coach at the USC Career Center (2012-2014) and as the fitness coordinator for USC Campus Recreation (2005-2012). During her time as fitness coordinator, the fitness programs she managed and her instructor education model earned a 2008 Gold Excellence Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Erica is also a past co-chair for the USC Division of Student Affairs Professional Development Team and has served on numerous university committees and task forces over the years.

A certified group fitness instructor, Erica remains active in the fitness industry and enjoys teaching group fitness classes.   

Teaching

RETL 295 - Practicum in Retailing
RETL 495 - Internship in Retailing
UNIV 101 - Student in the University
UNIV 401 - Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD)

Professional affiliations

  • Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA), 2017-Present
  • National Retail Federation (NRF), 2014-Present
  • National Career Development Association (NCDA), 2012-2014
  • Southern Association of Colleges & Employers (SoACE), 2012-2014
  • National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE), 2012-2014
  • NIRSA-Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, 2002 - 2012