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Spotlight: Faculty

Sara Schwebel

Sara Schwebel

English professor, students shed new light on 1960 children’s classic.

Marjorie Spruill and President Jimmy Carter

Marjorie Spruill

Marjorie Spruill’s ideas about politics, women’s rights and racial injustice were planted along the banks of the river Pamlico in rural North Carolina where she was raised in the 1950s and 1960s.

Douglas Meade

Douglas Meade

Meade is ready for new challenges while remaining true to his passion for mathematics education.

David Miller

David Miller

The anti-lecture comes of age.

Jeff Twiss

New approach to spinal cord, brain injury research

Leah McClimans

Leah McClimans

Answering life’s most compelling questions.

Peter Duffy

Peter Duffy

Leaning in from a chair just out of the scene, Peter Duffy stops a high school student rehearsal at the University of South Carolina’s Summer Drama Conservatory. He suggests she could make a stronger connection with what the character she’s playing truly wants. To play the character’s anger is not the actor’s goal, but rather emotions are a byproduct of the actor working to achieve the character’s goals.

Todd C. Shaw

Todd C. Shaw

Race’s subtle — and not-so-subtle — impact on society

Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Inside a historic brick house on Columbia’s Barnwell Street, the work of College of Arts & Sciences professor Dr. Jane Roberts is changing lives at both the micro and macro levels.

Linda Shimizu

Linda Shimizu

Giving atoms their marching orders

Thomas Crawford

Thomas Crawford

Arts and Sciences physics professor and nanotechnology researcher Thomas Crawford reached a crossroad during his sophomore year in college when he had to declare a major.

Elise Blackwell

Elise Blackwell

Elise Blackwell is flattered when her creative writing students at the University of South Carolina tell her they have read one of her novels.

Saskia Coenen Snyder

Saskia Coenen Snyder

Understanding life through the language of architecture

Jorge Camacho

Jorge Camacho

Sometimes Jorge Camacho plunges deep into the stacks below the Thomas Cooper Library and just immerses himself in the books. Books to the right. Books to the left. Books stretching shelves and shelves away, in all directions.

S. Michael Angel

Michael Angel’s interests run deep – deep into space and deep into the ocean.

Jerry Mitchell

Jerry Mitchell

The components of Jerry Mitchell’s job build on themselves like layers on the digital maps so integral to the study of geography.

David Reisman

David Reisman

The professor is always in

Vicki Vance

Vicki Vance

Michael Myrick

Michael Myrick

Technology developed by Arts & Sciences Chemistry faculty purchased by a Fortune 500 company, resulting in substantial savings for one of the largest providers of products and services to the energy industry.

Dr. Douglas L. Anderton

Douglas L. Anderton

Dr. Douglas L. Anderton, a renowned researcher in the growing field of social epidemiology and epigenetics, is the new Chair of the Department of Sociology at the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Valinda Littlefield

The biggest part of history is often found in the smallest stories.

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Mark Smith

History is about making connections between times, places and people. Past, present and future.

Claudia Benitez-Nelson

Sometimes you can find a world of knowledge in a single grain of sand.

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Brian Benicewicz

Creating new materials one (very) small step at a time.