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Darla Moore School of Business


John May

Title: Adjunct Professor
Department: Management
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-5971
Office: DMSB 405D
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
John May


John P. May has been a full time adjunct professor since retiring from the university in 2010 as professor emeritus. He began his professional association with the university in 1978 as director of Continuing Education and assistant professor at USC Spartanburg (now USC Upstate) and also served as director of Alumni Affairs and director of Placement.

In 1984, May became dean of Lifelong Learning and assistant professor at USC, where he also served as associate vice provost for Continuing Education and associate chancellor for Continuing Education. He was promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure in 1987. In 1999, May assumed full time faculty duties and began teaching for the Department of Management in the Moore School. Prior to joining the University of South Carolina he was coordinator of special programs from 1977 to 1978 at the University of Alabama. He has extensive experience planning and managing numerous strategic and tactical initiatives as well as providing leadership for academic, personnel and fiscal matters.

He has received multiple program awards from national continuing education associations and is a three time recipient of the USC Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award.


Ed.D. University of Alabama, 1978
M.A. University of Alabama, 1976
B.A. University of South Carolina, 1973

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