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USC Lancaster reopened for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings are required on-campus and social distancing is encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Classes will be held remotely on General Election Day (Nov. 3), Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Fall break will also be cancelled with face-to-face instruction being held on Oct. 15-16. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.

Faculty and Staff

David Dobbs, Ph.D.

Title: Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
Department: Math, Science, Nursing, and Public Health
USC Lancaster
Office: Indian Land High School


David Dobbs is a native of Canada and a citizen of the USA. He holds a Ph. D. from Cornell University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has an extensive record of teaching and direction of research at all university levels. He has extensive experience in service activities at the departmental, college and university -wide levels. He is the Editor-in-Chief of a journal on mathematics education and also serves on the editorial board of another research journal in the mathematical sciences. He is probably the most prolific living American ring-theorist, having published 8 books and more than 420 research papers.