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HESA Faculty

Our program faculty include both full-time faculty members as well as full-time campus leaders who serve as affiliate faculty.

Our program faculty include:

Christian Anderson, Ph.D.

Christian Anderson, Ph.D.

Christian Anderson is associate professor of higher education. His primary research focus is on the history of higher education and the organization and governance of higher education (particularly the role of faculty). 

Susan Bon, Ph.D.

Susan Bon, Ph.D.

Susan C. Bon, J.D, Ph.D. has authored and co-authored nearly 40 articles and co-authored book chapters addressing the legal and ethical principles that inform administrative practice and impact leadership in education and special education.

Amber Fallucca, Ph.D.

Amber Fallucca, Ph.D.

 Amber Fallucca manages the assessment initiatives aligned with USC Connect, including requirements for the Quality Enhancement Plan and Graduation with Leadership Distinction. 

Dan Friedman, Ph.D.

Dan Friedman, Ph.D.

Dan Friedman provides leadership for four academic courses, including over 260 sections of the first-year seminar (UNIV 101), a research/inquiry course (UNIV 201), a residentially-based special topics seminar (UNIV 290) and a capstone seminar (UNIV 401).

Kirsten Kennedy, Ph.D.

Kirsten Kennedy, Ph.D.

Kirsten Kennedy serves as associate vice president for student housing and well-being. Kennedy oversees Student Health Services, University Housing and its faculty-led and associated living and learning communities.  

Jennifer Keup, Ph.D.

Jennifer Keup, Ph.D.

Jennifer Keup is the Director of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Spencer Platt, Ph.D.

Spencer Platt, Ph.D.

Spencer Platt, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the department of Educational Leadership and Policies.

Dennis A. Pruitt, Ph.D

Dennis A. Pruitt, Ph.D

Dennis Pruitt, vice president for student affairs and vice provost at the University of South Carolina, has led the University’s Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support since 1983. 

Julie Rotholz, Ph.D.

Julie Rotholz, Ph.D.

Julie Rotholz, Ph.D. is an Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Educational Leadership and Policies.

Henry Tran, Ph.D.

Henry Tran, Ph.D.

Henry Tran is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policies who studies issues related to education human resources  and finance.

Christina W. Yao, Ph.D.

Christina W. Yao, Ph.D.

Christina W. Yao, Ph.D., is a qualitative researcher who primarily studies undergraduate and graduate student engagement and learning in higher education. 

Dallin George Young, Ph.D.

Dallin George Young, Ph.D.

Dallin George Young, Ph.D, is the Assistant Director for Research, Grants, and Assessment at the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.


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