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Salkehatchie Faculty Awarded RISE Grants

USC Salkehatchie is pleased to announce that four of its faculty members have been awarded RISE grants to support their summer research:

Dr. David Dangerfield for his project titled “Strangers in the Land: Mixed-Raced and Indigenous Communities in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1860-1960.” 

Dr. Kirsten Iden for her project titled “Gendered Power and Colonial Literacy in the Letters of Eliza Lucas Pinckney.” 

Dr. Justin Mogilski for his project titled “Using causal network analysis to determine which intimate relationship processes cause the Multi-partner Relationship Maintenance Scale (MRMS) practices to improve relationship quality.” 

Dr. Rodney Steward for his project titled “Twisting John Bull's Arm: Sequestration and Confederate Diplomatic Strategy.” 

“This is exciting news not only for the recipients, but also for the campus and our students,” said Dr. Sarah Miller, interim associate dean for academic and student affairs.  “Scholarly research is the backbone of academic work.  The results from these grants will be reflected in new and exciting information to share with our students in the classroom.”

Overall, USC Salkehatchie faculty garnered 4 out of the 10 grants awarded to Palmetto College faculty this year. 

The Research Initiative for Summer Engagement, or RISE, program was initiated in 2012 to support summer research for faculty members at the University of South Carolina’s system campuses. This program employs a competitive application process to provide money for summer salary, research supplies, travel related to research and undergraduate student support to bolster scholarship throughout the USC system. Along with helping faculty develop research programs, RISE also aims to equip regional and senior campuses to better serve their local communities as well as to support the larger university mission.