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Catherine Studemeyer, PhD

Title: Associate Director of Exploratory Advising
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-777-4186
Office: Close-Hipp, Suite 381
Resources: View Dr. Studemeyer's CV
Catherine Studemeyer


B.S. International Business and Business Management, Florida State University
M.A. International Relations, University of Miami (FL)
Ph.D. Geography, University of South Carolina


Hometown: Tallahassee, FL

About Me: After I graduated with my PhD from USC I became a lecturer of human geography at Aberystwyth University in Wales, where I learned to speak approximately three words of Welsh. I was then appointed as an assistant professor of global affairs at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. I studied Estonian at the University of Pittsburgh, am a James Taylor fan, and firmly believe that the Oxford comma is elegant, proper, and necessary. 

Favorite Quote: "A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind." (Haemon, from Sophocles' Antigone)

Advice to Students: Delete your social media. 

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