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Members & Fellows

The University of South Carolina faculty boasts many outstanding individuals among its ranks, including a growing number of professors who have been honored with national recognition for their outstanding research and scholarship.

National Faculty Recognition, Awards and Fellowships

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows

  • Richard Adams, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, AAAS Fellow, 2003
  • Michael Amiridis, College of Engineering and Computing, Chemical Engineering, AAAS Fellow, 2012
  • S. Michael Angel, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, AAAS Fellow, 2011
  • James Appel, College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology, AAAS Fellow, 2008
  • Mark Becker*, College of Arts and Sciences, Statistics, AAAS Fellow, 2008
  • Brian Benicewicz, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, AAAS Fellow, 2010
  • Ron Benner, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, AAAS Fellow, 2009
  • Frank Berger, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, AAAS Fellow, 2010
  • Carol Boggs, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, AAAS Fellow, 2001
  • Rosemarie Booze, College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology, AAAS Fellow, 2011
  • Duncan Buell, College of Engineering and Computing, Computer Science & Engineering, 2013
  • Susan Cutter, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, 1999
  • John Dawson, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, AAAS Fellow, 1989
  • Joseph DiPiro, College of Pharmacy, AAAS Fellow, 2013
  • Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, College of Arts and Sciences, 2011
  • Will Graf, College of Arts and Sciences, Geography, AAAS Fellow, 2009
  • Austin Hughes, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, AAAS Fellow, 2009
  • Don Jordan, College of Arts and Sciences, Science Education, AAAS Fellow, 2008
  • Stephen Kresovich*, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, 2008
  • Lukasz Lebioda, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, AAAS Fellow, 2011
  • Charles Mactutus, College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology, AAAS Fellow, 2010
  • James Morris, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, AAAS Fellow, 2009
  • Timothy Mousseau, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, AAAS Fellow, 2008
  • Cathy Murphy*, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, AAAS Fellow, 2008
  • Mitzi Nagarkatti, School of Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, AAAS Fellow, 2012
  • Prakash Nagarkatti, School of Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, AAAS Fellow, 2011
  • Daniel Reger, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, AAAS Fellow, 2010
  • John Richards, College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology, AAAS Fellow, 2010
  • John Safko, College of Arts and Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, 2008
  • Roger Sawyer, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, AAAS Fellow, 1990
  • James Sodetz, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, AAAS Fellow, 2010
  • Robert Thunell, College of Arts and Sciences, Earth and Ocean Sciences, AAAS Fellow, 2009
  • Thomas Vogt, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, AAAS Fellow, 2008
  • Qian Wang, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, AAAS Fellow, 2012
  • Norimitsu Watabe, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, AAAS Fellow, 1984
  • Ward Watt, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, AAAS Fellow, 1984
  • Ralph White, College of Engineering and Computing, Chemical Engineering, AAAS Fellow, 2012
  • Sarah Ann Woodin, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, AAAS Fellow, 2008
  • Hanno zur Loye, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, AAAS Fellow, 2009

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellows

  • Katherine Adams, College of Arts and Sciences, English Language and Literature, ACLS/Mellon Fellowship for Junior Faculty, 2004
  • Alexander Beecroft, College of Arts and Sciences, Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship, 2011
  • Lacy Ford, College of Arts and Science, History, American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellow, 1991-92
  • Marc Markowitz*, College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology, ACLS Fellowship, 2011
  • Gretchen Woertendyke, College of Arts and Sciences, English Language and Literature, ACLS Fellowship, 2012
  • Michael Gibbs Hill, College of Arts and Sciences, Languages, Literature and Cultures, Mellon Foundation/ACLS Recent Doctorial Recipients Fellowship, 2010

Fulbright American Scholars

  • Christine Ames, College of Arts and Sciences, History, Fulbright Scholar Program - History (non U.S.), 2011
  • Katherine Barbieri, College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science, Fulbright Scholar Program - Political Science, 2009
  • Claudia Benitez-Nelson, College of Arts and Sciences, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Fulbright Scholar Program - Environmental Science, 2009
  • Cynthia Davis, College of Arts and Sciences, English Language and Literature, Fulbright Scholar Program - American Literature, 2011
  • Michael Galbreth, Darla Moore School of Business, Fulbright Scholar Program - Business Administration, 2010
  • Ercan Turk, School of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, Fulbright Scholar Program - Business Administration, 2006

Guggenheim Fellows

  • Robert Brinkmeyer, College of Arts and Sciences, English Language and Literature, Guggenheim Fellowship, 2003
  • William Graf, College of Arts and Sciences, Geography, Guggenheim Fellowship, 2008
  • Laura Walls*, College of Arts and Sciences, English Language and Literature, Guggenheim Fellowship, 2010

MacArthur Foundation Fellows

  • Erik Doxtader, College of Arts and Sciences, English Language and Literature, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship on Peace and Security in a Changing World, Social Science Research Council, 1999

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Awards

  • Konstantin Pollok, College of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy, Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, 2010
  • Catherine Keyser, College of Arts and Sciences, English Language and Literature, Fellowship, Humanistic Studies (honorary), 2001

National Academy of Engineering

  • Kenneth L. Reifsnider, College of Engineering and Computing, Mechanical Engineering, 2004

National Academy of Sciences

  • Yakir Aharonov*, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, 1993
  • Richard Webb, College of Arts and Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, 1996

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows

  • Marjorie Spruill, College of Arts and Sciences, History, NEH Fellowship, 2011

National Humanities Center Fellows

  • Don H. Doyle, College of Arts and Sciences, History, NHC Fellow, 2012
  • Thomas Lekan, College of Arts and Sciences, History, NHC Fellow, 2010

National Medal of Science

  • Yakir Aharonov*, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, 2011

Newberry Library Long-Term Fellows

  • Gretchen Woertendyke, College of Arts and Sciences, English Language and Literature, Newberry Library Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 1997

Robert Wood Johnson Policy Fellows

  • Peggy Hewlett, College of Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows, 2000

Searle Scholars

  • Ashok Chauhan, School of Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Searle Young Investigator Award, Indian Society of Gastroenterology,

Sloan Research Fellows

  • Qian Wang, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Fellow, 2009

Woodrow Wilson Fellows

  • George McNulty, College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematics, Honorary Woodrow Wilson Graduate Fellowship, 1967
  • Thomas Rice, College of Arts and Sciences, English, Fellow, 1967
  • Marjorie Spruill, College of Arts and Sciences, History, Fellow, 2011

* No longer at the University of South Carolina.