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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Faculty and Staff

Erica Elbery, M.S.

Title: Clinical Instructor and Internship Director / Retailing
Department: Department of Retailing
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Phone: 803-777-6856
Fax: 803-777-4357

Carolina Coliseum, 4000-C

Resources: Curriculum Vitae
Erica Elbery


M.S., Recreation Administration, Illinois State University
B.A., Communications, Elon University

Erica Elbery began working at the University of South Carolina in 2005 and joined the Department of Retailing in 2014 to serve as internship director. In addition to her responsibilities as internship director, Elbery serves as the faculty advisor for two student organizations: National Retail Federation Student Association (NRFSA) and Fashion Board.  

Prior to joining the faculty in the Department of Retailing, Elbery worked as a career development coach at the USC Career Center (2012-2014) and as the fitness coordinator for USC Campus Recreation (2005-2012). During her time as fitness coordinator, the fitness programs she managed and her instructor education model earned a 2008 Gold Excellence Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Elbery is also a past co-chair for the USC Division of Student Affairs Professional Development Team and has served on numerous university committees and task forces over the years.

A certified group fitness instructor, Elbery remains active in the fitness industry and enjoys teaching group fitness classes.   


RETL 295 - Retailing Practicum 
RETL 495 - Retailing Internship
RETL 399 - Retailing Independent Study
BADM 301 - Business Careers in a Global Economy
UNIV 101 - Student in the University
UNIV 401 - Graduation with Leadership Distinction 

Professional affiliations

  • Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA), 2017-Present
  • National Retail Federation (NRF), 2014-Present
  • National Career Development Association (NCDA), 2012-2014
  • Southern Association of Colleges & Employers (SoACE), 2012-2014
  • National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE), 2012-2014
  • NIRSA-Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, 2002 - 2012