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Division of Human Resources

Search Committee


Dr. Mohammod Ali, Engineering and Computing
Professor of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Marlene Wilson, School of Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience


Dr. Lorne Hofseth, College of Pharmacy
Professor, Interim Associate Dean of Research

Dr. Chad Leverette,  Colleges of Sciences and Engineering-USC Aiken

Dr. Xiaoming Li, Arnold School of Public Health
Professor and SmartState Endowed Chair for Clinical Translational Research

Dr. Andrea Hickerson, College of Information and Communications
Associate Dean, Director for School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Dr. Bernadine Pinto, College of Nursing
Professor, Associate Dean for Research

Dr. Lori Pennington-Gray, College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Endowed Chair and Director for SmartState Center for Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development

Michelle Harris, College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Student 

Tommy Coggins, Director of Office of Research Compliance

Bill Kirkland, Executive Director of Office of Economic Engagement

Jennifer McCormack, Division of Development
Executive Director for Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy

Eugene P. Warr Jr., USC Board of Trustees
Ex-officio, non-voting

Meeting Notices 

The search committee will meet on the following dates: 

The committee met virtually on November 3, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.


  • Introduction of the committee
  • President Pastides gives charge to the committee
  • General Counsel’s office offers legal guidelines for search
  • EOP provide guidelines for the search process
  • Discuss and finalize the position description
  • Discuss the duration for posting the search advertisement and accepting applications
  • Discuss the timeline of the search process

Meeting Minutes [pdf]

The committee will meet virtually on December 9, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.


  • Welcome and announcements
  • Charge for search committee given by President
  • Show website for search
  • Discuss candidate review template and interview questions
  • Demonstrate how to log in to HR system to review applicants
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes [pdf]

The committee will meet virtually on January 13 at 2:30 p.m.


  • Welcome and announcements
  • Executive Session – Review Candidates
  • Adjourn


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