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Palmetto College

Faculty and Staff

David Hunter, Ph.D.

Title: Senior Fellow / Instructor
Department: Palmetto College Columbia
Palmetto College
Phone: 803-777-9450

901 Sumter Street
Byrnes Building 302J
Columbia SC 29208

David Hunter


David B. Hunter, Ph.D., has worked since 1977 in what is now known as Palmetto College. The College provides leadership and services to the USC Palmetto College Campuses and there he divides his duties between administration and instruction. He performs a variety of administrative duties for the division with primary responsibilities in the areas of compliance and assessment reporting.

He teaches management courses in the University’s Palmetto College. He has earned certifications in personality type interpretation, personality trait interpretation, emotional intelligence development, career development, online teaching and distance facilitation.

His hobbies include golf, playing the drums in a University-sponsored jazz improv group, reading, and home maintenance.

Current Research and/or Teaching Interests

David Hunter is interested in the general topics of self understanding and human interaction, be it in the workplace, college or in one's life.

Courses Taught

Principles of Management (MGMT 371)

Management of Human Resources (MGMT 374)

Organization Behavior (MGMT 376)

Negotiation and Conflict in the Workplace (MGMT 401)

University 101 (UNIV 101)

Recent Presentations

Online Tutoring in Palmetto College, S.C Recharge Conference, 2017

University Engagement: Leading From all Points of the Compass, (joint authorship publication and presentation) Society for Advancement of Management, April 2016

Using an Understanding of Personality for Self-Discovery, UNIV 401 Class Presentation, Spring 2016

Emotional Intelligence – Another Tool for Success, EDLP 520 Class Presentation, Fall 2012

Sharing Lesson Plans: A Roundtable to Discuss Ideas, University 101 Building Connections Conference, 2010

Changing Campuses to Columbia, USC Student Trustee Committee of Board of Trustees, 2009

The System Student Experience, IdeaPop 2009 and FYE Student in Transition Conference, 2008

Book Talk: The Psychology of Work, taped presentation for Carolina Career Guidance Workshop Series, broadcast on SCETV, 2008

Honing Your Political Skills, USC Student Leadership Training Conference, 2006 & Gamecock Leadership Society, 2007

Using Knowledge of Your Personality Type/Traits to Survive and Thrive in College, 1986-present, USC classes 



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