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Faculty Travel Grant Program

This collaborative program sponsored by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) provides assistance to faculty members who have existing or new partnerships with colleagues at other SEC member universities.

The program's goal is to enhance collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities, and by accessing SEC grants, faculty members have more opportunities to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals and conduct research in their areas of interest.

See the SEC Faculty Travel Grant website.


SEC Travel Grant Program Participants

The SEC Travel Grant program provides travel support for participating faculty members from the Columbia Campus to collaborate with colleagues at other SEC member institutions.

2016-17 USC Faculty Visiting Other Universities

Professor College Host University
Jesse Kass, Assistant Professor Arts & Sciences, Mathematics University of Georgia
Sophya Garashchuk, Associate Professor Arts & Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Greg Stuart, Assistant Professor Music University of Tennessee 
Armen Shaomian, Assistant Professor HRSM, Sport and Entertainment Management University of Georgia, University of Kentucky
Jason O'Kane, Associate Professor Computer Science and Engineering Texas A&M
Thomas Crocker, Professor Law Vanderbilt University
Gregory Springer, Assistant Professor Music University of Missouri-Columbia

2015-16 Visiting Faculty from Other Universities

2016-17 visiting faculty from other universities will be posted soon.

Professor Home University Interest
Patrick Frantom University of Alabama Chemistry
Elizabeth Hibberd University of Alabama Athletic Training
Francine Parker Auburn University Nursing
Robin Vanderpool University of Kentucky Health Behavior
Daniel Shanahan Louisiana State University Music
James Cizdziel University of Mississippi Chemistry
Hillary Herndon University of Tennessee Music
Lisa Mason University of Tennessee Social Work
Michael Hodges Vanderbilt University Philosophy


Previous Participants

Lucy Annang Ingram, University of Georgia, Public Health
Heather Brandt, University of Kentucky, Health Behavior
Daniel Jenkins, Vanderbilt University, Music Theorist
Jennifer Parker-Harley, Vanderbilt University, Flute
Michael Harley, Vanderbilt University, Bassoon
John Grady, University of Florida, Sport Law and Risk Management
Herman Knopf, University of Florida, Early Childhood Development
Susan Bon, University of Mississippi, Education and Disability Law
Douglas Meade, Texas A&M University, Mathematics

Lara Anderson, University of Florida, Linguistics
Khalid Ballouli, Texas A&M University, Sports Marketing
Brandon Bookstaver, Auburn University, Pharmacy
Holly Crocker, Vanderbilt University, Gender Studies
Michael Harley, University of Mississippi, Music
Eva Monsma, University of Georgia, Physical Education
Sara Schwebel, University of Florida, English
Sean Yee, University of Missouri, Math

Elaine Chun, University of Kentucky, Linguistics Program
John Lavigne, Texas A&M University, Mechanical Engineering
Toni Torres-McGehee, University of Alabama, Department of Health Science
Susan Yeargin, University of Arkansas, Human Performance Laboratory


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