Faculty and Staff
Erica Elbery, MS
|Title:||Academic Advisor and Director of Internship Programs
|South Carolina Honors College|
|Office:||DeSaussure College 121|
Erica Elbery began working at the University of South Carolina in 2005 and joined the Honors College in 2018 to serve as academic advisor and internship coordinator. In April 2021, Erica began serving as the director of internship programs and remains an academic advisor. Erica has taught a variety of academic courses over the years for University 101 Programs, the Darla Moore School of Business and the College of Hospitality, Retailing and Sport Management. Her favorite course to teach is (honors) University 101
Prior to joining the Honors College, Erica worked for 4 years as the internship director for the Department of Retailing (College of Hospitality, Retailing and Sport Management) and 2 years as a career development coach/student services manager for the Career Center. Before that she coordinated Campus Recreation’s fitness programs, earning a National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Gold Excellence Award in 2008 for her innovative programming and fitness instructor training model.
Erica is dedicated to professional development and serving the university community. She is a current member of the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) and a past member and co-chair for the UofSC Division of Student Affairs Professional Development Team. Over the years she has advised various student organizations and served on numerous university committees.
Originally from Connecticut, Erica is a graduate of the Elon University Honors Program (Bachelor of Arts, Communications) and Illinois State University (Master of Science, Recreation Administration). She and her husband Derek (a USC alum) live in West Columbia with their son James.