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Chairs and Directors

Department chairs and program directors are the leaders within the college's academic units, and serve as liaisons between the administration and faculty. Chairs and directors are responsible for stimulating and encouraging diversity and professional growth among faculty and students.

Search by keyword or name to find the director or chair of a specific program, school, center, or institute in the College of Arts and Sciences. Select a link below to filter the list.

Academic Unit Name Title Full Title (hidden column) Phone Email Keywords
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Anthropology Jennifer Reynolds Chair Acad. Department Chair 803-777-2392  Acad. Department Chair 
Biological Sciences Tammi Richardson Chair Acad. Department Chair 803-777-2269 Acad. Department Chair 
Chemistry and Biochemistry Daniel Reger Chair, Interim Acad. Department Chair 803-777-2587 Acad. Department Chair 
Criminology and Criminal Justice Brandon Applegate Chair Acad. Department Chair 803-777-7065  Acad. Department Chair 
Earth, Ocean and Environment, School of Alicia Wilson  Chair Acad. Department Chair 803-777-4590 Acad. Department Chair 
English Susan Courtney Chair Acad. Department Chair 803-777-7120 Acad. Department Chair 
Geography Jerry Mitchell  Chair, Interim Acad. Department Chair 803-777-2986 Acad. Department Chair 
History Jessica Elfenbein Chair Acad. Department Chair 803-777-2392 Acad. Department Chair 
Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC) Kurt Goblirsch Chair
Acad. Department Chair 803-777-4882 Acad. Department Chair
Mathematics Linyuan Lu Chair Acad. Department Chair 803-576-5800  Acad. Department Chair 
Philosophy Christopher Tollefsen Chair Acad. Department Chair 803-777-4166 Acad. Department Chair 
Physics and Astronomy Michael Dickson Chair, Interim
Acad. Department Chair 803-777-4166 Acad. Department Chair 
Political Science Kirk Randazzo Chair Acad. Department Chair 803-777-3109 Acad. Department Chair 
Psychology Jane Roberts Chair Acad. Department Chair 803-777-4638 Acad. Department Chair 
Religious Studies Erin Roberts Chair Acad. Department Chair 401-481-2484 Acad. Department Chair 
Sociology Brent Simpson Chair Acad. Department Chair 803-777-3123 Acad. Department Chair 
Statistics Joshua Tebbs Chair Acad. Department Chair 803-576-8765 Acad. Department Chair 
Theatre and Dance Jim Hunter Chair Acad. Department Chair 803-777-1203  Acad. Department Chair 
Visual Art and Design, School of  Laura Kissel Chair Acad. Department Chair 803-777-4236  Acad. Department Chair 
Air Force ROTC, Aerospace Studies Race Steinfort Director Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-3447
Program Director Military
African American Studies and Research, Institute for

Qiana Whitted
Kim Simmons

Co-Director Academic Program Director 803-777-7248

Academic Program Director 
Army ROTC, Military Science Daniel Rausch Director  Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-3644 Program Director Military
Cardiovascular Technology Christy Friend Director Centers/Institutes, Director 803-576-6024 Program Director 
Dance Program Jennifer Deckert Director  Centers/Institutes, Director 803-576-5609  Program Director 
Film and Media Studies Lauren Steimer Program Director  Academic Program Director 803-777-4236 Academic Program Director 
Humanities Collaborative Holly Crocker Director Centers/Institutes, Director 803-576-5962 Centers/Institutes, Director
Jewish Studies Program Federica Schoeman Program Director  Academic Program Director 803-777-7227  Academic Program Director 
Linguistics Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva Program Director  Academic Program Director 803-777-8312  Academic Program Director 
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Xuhong Su Director Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-2691 Program Director Graduate 
Museum Management Lana Burgess Director Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-5486 Program Director 
Navy ROTC, Naval Science John Compton Director Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-4124 Program Director
Women's and Gender Studies Ed Madden Program Director, Interim Academic Program Director 803-576-5995 Academic Program Director 
Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society

Allison Marsh
Leah McClimans

Co-Director Centers/Institutes, Director

Centers/Institutes, Director
Asian Studies, Center for Robert Cox Director  Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-4558  Centers/Institutes, Director 
Belle Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences James Pinckney Director Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-7133  Centers/Institutes, Director 
Bioethics, Center for George Khushf Director Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-7371 Centers/Institutes, Director 
Civil Rights History and Research, Center for Bobby Donaldson Director Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-6282 Centers/Institutes, Director 
Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network (CCPN) Annie Thibault Director Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-1231  Centers/Institutes, Director 
Electron Microscopy Center  Soumitra Ghoshroy Director  Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-7085  Centers/Institutes, Director 
Humanities Collaborative Holly Crocker Faculty Leader Centers/Institutes, Director 803-576-5957 Centers/Institutes, Director 
Interdisciplinary Mathematics Institute Pencho Petrushev Director  Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-4224  Centers/Institutes, Director 
McCausland Center for Brain Imaging Chris Rorden (co-director) Director  Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-4137  Centers/Institutes, Director 
McKissick Museum Jane Przybysz Director  Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-7251  Centers/Institutes, Director 
Mind and Brain, Institute for Doug Wedell Director  Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-4258  Centers/Institutes, Director 
Science Education, Center for Bert Ely Director  Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-2768  Centers/Institutes, Director 
Southern Studies, Institute for  Mark Smith Director  Academic Program Director 803-777-6362 Academic Program Director
SC Academy of Science Don Jordan Director  Centers/Institutes, Director 803-777-7007 Centers/Institutes, Director 
SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA) Adam King Director Centers/Institutes, Director 803-576-6577 Centers/Institutes, Director 
Walker Institute of International and Area Studies Joshua Grace Director, Interim Academic Program Director 803-777-2679 Academic Program Director


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