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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Art Farlowe

Title: Senior Academic Advisor
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-5168
Fax: 803-576-5656
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 118G
Columbia, SC 29208


B.A., Early Childhood Education, Wingate University
B.A., History, University of South Carolina
M.Ed., Student Personnel Services, University of South Carolina


Art Farlowe has been recognized as the Ada B. Thomas Academic Advisor of the Year at the University of South Carolina as well as a finalist for the Freshman Advocate Award and the University 101 Teacher of the Year. He is a firm believer in the idea that academic advising is teaching. He tries to involve students in making good decisions and making plans for their future.


  • Region 3 Steering Committee member, National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • Region 3 Conference chair, NACADA 
  • Regional representative, NACADA Council
  • 2nd grade Sunday School teacher, Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Greeter, Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Volunteer, Columbia Winter Homeless Shelter, The Doctor's Lounge and Lexington County Democratic Party
  • USC Campus Adviser, Delta Upsilon Fraternity
  • Past-president, USC Administrative Employees Club
  • President, elect, USC Administrative Employees Club


Farlowe loves to be on the go. His favorite summer spot is Craigville Beach on Cape Cod, Mass. His favorite place to be in the fall is wherever the Gamecocks are playing; he enjoys making road trips to each SEC campus. He is new to Crossfit and likes to be active and somewhat fit. He has two nephews and a niece. The oldest is a student at Western Carolina University, the middle will be wrestling at North Carolina State University next fall and the youngest is on the dance team in high school.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.