The goal of our leadership team, collectively as a college and individually for each of our departments, is to develop strategic plans and carry out initiatives that serve the students of the university and the citizens of our state.
Educational Leadership and Policies
Department Chair: Rose Ylimaki, Ph.D.
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policies focuses on two areas: CD-12 educational administration and higher education and student affairs. Their instructional programs prepare administrators and professionals to provide educational leadership in both public and private sectors in the areas of educational administration and higher education and student affairs.
Department Chair: Erik Drasgow, Ph.D.
The Department of Educational Studies comprises four areas: counselor education; educational psychology and research; educational foundations and inquiry; and special education. A fifth program, educational technology, is jointly governed by USC Aiken and USC Columbia.
Instruction and Teacher Education
Department Chair: Fenice Boyd, Ph.D.
The Department of Instruction and Teacher Education is a dynamic, nurturing, collaborative learning community that supports the growth of aspiring and practicing educators. The department provides instruction, scholarship and outreach for the instruction and professional development of teachers, both pre- and in-service.
Interim Department Chair: Lynda Nilges-Charles, Ph.D.
The Department of Physical Education offers undergraduate degrees in physical education teacher certification, three master's degrees and a doctorate in physical education. It also offers a minor in athletic coaching and provides physical activity classes for students all across the university.