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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Catherine Studemeyer, PhD

Title: Director
Department: Office of Exploratory Advising & Academic Coaching
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-777-4186
Office: Close-Hipp, Suite 381
Resources: View Dr. Studemeyer's CV
Dr. Studemeyer is picture from the shoulder up. She has shoulder length blond hair and is smiling.


B.S. International Business and Business Management, Florida State University
M.A. International Relations, University of Miami (FL)
Ph.D. Geography, University of South Carolina


Hometown: Tallahassee, FL

About Me: After I graduated with my PhD from USC I became a lecturer in human geography at Aberystwyth University in Wales, where I learned to speak approximately three words of Welsh. I was then appointed as an assistant professor of global affairs at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. I studied Estonian at the University of Pittsburgh, love Neapolitan ice cream, and firmly believe that the Oxford comma is elegant, proper, and necessary. 

Favorite Quote: "Don’t believe anything until the Kremlin denies it.”

Advice to Students: Delete your social media. 

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