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South Carolina Honors College

Faculty Fellows

The Faculty Fellows for the Honors College, who are appointed by the provost, are tenured/tenure-track faculty with outstanding records of teaching, research and service. 

Our Fellows

Besides teaching, cultivating and developing Honors courses, they advise the dean on Honors matters and help Honors students in their respective disciplines and fields. Half of their teaching and half of their service are assigned to the Honors College for the duration of their two-year appointments.

Associate dean of undergraduate programs at the Darla Moore School of Business, Buchan also is associate professor of international business and a Moore Research Fellow. Her research combines the methodology of experimental economics with theory from psychology, sociology and political science to understand the factors that influence the development of trust and cooperation in cross-cultural relationships. Buchan taught international negotiations and cross-cultural communications seminars for Fortune 100, mid-size and entrepreneurial companies as well as not-for-profit organizations. Besides teaching at the undergraduate level, Buchan teaches International Negotiations at the graduate level and in the executive education programs at USC, Technological de Monterrey in Guadalajara and the Mediterranean School of Business in Tunis.

Carbone’s research includes climate variability and change and climate impacts. He is an investigator with the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA) program, a NOAA-sponsored center designed to work with decision makers to improve the use of climate information in resource management. His most recent work examines the spatial and temporal nature of drought and the use of climate change scenarios for decision making. Carbone has won university teaching awards for his instruction of weather and climate courses.

To understand the essence of more than 98 percent of all visible mass and how nature confines and binds colored quarks, Gothe and his team have built a large-scale time-of-flight detector at USC with unprecedented time resolution that will ensure proper particle identification in all CLAS (CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer) experiments. This will enable them to carry out the next generation of experiments at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF) in Virginia, where they currently investigate nucleons and their excitations via electron scattering experiments to probe nature’s strong secrets. Among other honors, Gothe is the recipient of the 2013 Russell Research Award for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering and the 2008 Michael J. Mungo Graduate Teaching Award.

Moss is an associate professor who researches Alzheimer’s disease, studying how interactions between AΒ and endothelial cells, which line the cerebrovasculature, contribute to an increased adhesion of immune cells to the cerebrovascular endothelium. Correlating the mechanism of action of inhibitors with cellular effects will help research efforts to design effective therapeutic agents for Alzheimer’s therapy. Moss received the 2012 Governor’s Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, the 2011 USC Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award and the 2007 USC Mortar Board Society’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

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