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Meet The New Faculty Of 2013-14

By Christine Ragusa
Posted on 22 August 2013 | 4:54 pm

With over 170 full-time faculty members, we currently offer undergraduate degrees in 12 major programs and 25 minors. Our faculty place a strong emphasis on the value of written expression and collaborative research, while preparing students to function as responsible, independent world citizens and engaged, lifelong learners. We are pleased to welcome our newest faculty members!

Department of English

Anton Vander Zee
Assistant Professor,
Ph.D., Stanford University
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Colleen Glenn
Assistant Professor,
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
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Gary Jackson
Assistant Professor,
M.F.A., University of New Mexico 
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Department of History

Phyllis Jestice
Chair, Professor,
Ph.D., Stanford University
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Department of Political Science

LaTasha Chaffin
Assistant Professor,
Ph.D., Western Michigan University
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Matthew Nowlin
Assistant Professor,
Ph. D., University of Oklahoma
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Department of Psychology

Gabrielle Principe
Chair, Professor,
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Student Scholarship Series: Dakota Isaacs

By Christine Ragusa
Posted on 14 August 2013 | 2:09 pm

Name: Dakota Isaacsphoto-4

Class Year: Junior

Major: Communication

Minor: Hospitality and Tourism Management

Name of Scholarship: Charlie Hall Scholarship

Clubs/Organizations/Interests: Dakota is an active member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Bonner Leader Program, Club for Hospitality and Tourism (CHAT), College Democrats, and Jewish Student Union/Hillel. She is also an intern at Darkness to Light, an organization that helps prevent child sexual abuse.

This scholarship is what allows me to attend the College of Charleston. It enhances my experience greatly by allowing me to spend more time focusing on my studies, instead of working a job, in addition to my internships. I am forever grateful to be a recipient of this award.

If you are interested in making a gift to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to help support students like Dakota, please visit our giving page.

Name: Bethany CarlsonIMG_10431

Class Year: Junior

Major: Communication

Minor: Arts Management

Scholarship: Lindner Family Scholarship for Communication

Clubs/Organizations/Interests: In addition to studying for classes, Bethany spends her time reading and participating in as various outdoorsy activities, such as surfing, camping, and hiking. Bethany hopes to become an active member in of the Public Relations Student Society of American (PRSSA).

Being an independent student is very difficult. This scholarship will help me tremendously by allowing me to take part in more activities that will benefit my future. It will allow me to focus more time on my education and less time at work. I am honored, and mostly encouraged to know that hard work and dedication really does pay off in the end.

If you are interested in making a gift to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to help support students like Bethany, please visit our giving page.

Name: Gillian Spolarich

Class Year: Sophomore

Major: Communication

Minor: French

Scholarship: HSS Study Abroad

Clubs/Organizations/Interests: Student Alumni Associates, Cisternyard News, and Phi Eta Sigma (honors fraternity)

This scholarship will help me tremendously to finance my study abroad program. I am so grateful and lookin forward to my trip!

Gillian is now back and sent us spectacular photos of her trip! Below is a glimpse of her four week-long journey through Prague, Czech Republic and Krakow, Poland.

If you are interested in making a gift to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to help support students like Gillian, please visit our giving page.

Student Scholarship Series: Emily Rogers

By Christine Ragusa
Posted on 7 August 2013 | 4:09 pm

Name: Emily Rogersgradcloseup

Class Year: Senior

Major: Women’s and Gender Studies

Minor: Health

Scholarship: Skirt! Magazine Scholarship

Clubs/Organizations/Interests: Emily recently directed The Vagina Monologues and was president of the CofC chapter of the National Organization for Women. She has also held leadership roles in campus-wide organizations, such as REACH, First-Year Experience, and Leadership CofC.

As an avid reader and fan of Skirt!, I am very excited and honored to receive their scholarship. It has allowed me to explore my passions in women’s and gender studies. For example, presenting at the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association’s annual conference in April.

If you are interested in making a gift to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to help support students like Emily, please visit our giving page. Women’s and gender studies’ giving page is available here.

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