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Graduate Faculty

As of 3/18/2024

Regular and associate members (see lists below) are allowed to teach 700- and 800-level courses, to direct a thesis or dissertation, to serve on thesis or dissertation committees, and to serve on comprehensive exam committees. Term-appointed members are allowed to teach 700-level courses and to serve on thesis committees.

Regular Membership

Faculty members holding the Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a discipline are, upon appointment to a tenure-track position at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, eligible to become members of the Graduate Faculty. Specifically, The Faculty Manual defines those eligible to be regular members of the graduate faculty on the Columbia campus as the president; provost; dean of Graduate Studies; associate deans of The Graduate School; and chairs of academic departments offering degrees conferred by The Graduate School.

Bowen, Shannon
Campbell, Kenneth  
Carter, Shirley
Edrington, Candice
Evans, Jabari
Fitzpatrick, Mary Anne
Grant, August 
Habib, Sabrina
Jun, Jungmi
Kim, Sei-Hill
Long, Jacob
Mortensen, Tara 
Moscowitz, Leigh
Reichert, Tom
Robinson, Eric
Robertson, Brett
Stevens, Wesley
Tanner, Andrea
Waymer, Damion
Wen, Taylor
Wu, Linwan
Xiao, Anli

Associate Membership

Non-tenure-track USC faculty members and scholars who hold the PhD or other terminal degree may be appointed to associate membership in the Graduate Faculty. Associate Membership appointments to the Graduate faculty are granted upon nomination by an academic unit to the Dean of Graduate Studies for a period not to exceed 6 years. Associate membership is appropriate for full-time USC clinical faculty, research faculty and other USC scholars holding an appropriate terminal degree. Associate members may teach graduate courses, direct theses and dissertations and participate in graduate student committees, serve on Graduate Council or its committees, and vote on matters coming before the Graduate Faculty.

  • Maye, Carmen (12/27)

Term Appointments

Faculty members and scholars not otherwise eligible for regular membership on the Graduate faculty may be appointed to term appointments. Term appointments to the Graduate School faculty are granted upon nomination by an academic unit to the Dean of Graduate Studies for a period not to exceed 3 years. Term appointments to the Graduate School faculty confer the rights only to teach graduate courses and serve on graduate students' committees. Persons with term appointments are eligible for reappointment.

  • Marcia Purday (12/25)

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