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  • South Quad residence hall in late afternoon

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John Gerdes, PhD, Faculty Principal

John is an innovator, educator and researcher with very diverse interests. With degrees in engineering, business, computer science, and information technology, he worked 15 years in industry followed by 25 years in academics and holds two U.S. patents. He teaches information technology, which deals with the application of technology to address real-world business problems. Outside of the classroom, John served as the founding Faculty Advisor for the Gamecock Disc Golf Club, enjoys chess and woodworking. Having worked closely with undergraduate students for over 25 year he is excited to help Rhodos Fellows achieve their goals.

Amelia Quint

Amelia Quint, Assistant Principal

A South Carolina native, Amelia has been a Gamecock for over a decade. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of South Carolina in 2010 and has since gone on to write for a variety of publications, including Random House Canada’s Hazlitt. As an undergraduate, she participated in many of the unique experiences available to Rhodos students, including study abroad in Italy through a travel grant, Carolina Productions, Capstone Scholars and serving as a U101 peer leader. Amelia loves meeting with students and helping them discover how they can make the most of their time at Carolina.


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