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Faculty and Staff Directory

Both roster and adjunct faculty members contribute to the MES Program on a regular basis by mentoring students, by serving on internship and thesis committees, and by teaching courses.

Individuals may request a courtesy faculty appointment by following the procedures outlined on the MES Faculty Interest page.

Search faculty and staff below by department:

Biology Chemistry Classics Economics Geology Marine Biology
Mathematics Philosophy Physics Political Science Sociology Program Staff

Program Staff ( back to top)

  Tim Callahan - Program Director, Master of Environmental Studies Program

 Office Location: 284 King Street, Room 303
 Address: College of Charleston
 66 George Street
 Charleston, SC 29424-0001
 Phone: 843.953.2002
 Fax: 843.953.2001
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Victoria Vazquez - Program Coordinator, Master of Environmental Studies Program

Office Location: 284 King Street, Room 301
Address: College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, SC, 29424-0001
Phone: 843.953.2000
Fax: 843.953.2001
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Biology

Shane Boylan - DVM, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
Office Location: South Carolina Aquarium 
Click here to e-mail. Phone: 843.579.8659
Research Interests: Sea turtle rehabilitation

Jessica Boynton - MS, Murray State University
Office Location: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Click here to e-mail. Phone: 843.953.9163
Research Interests: Geographic Information System

Joy Brown - MS, University of West Florida
Office Location: The Nature Conservancy - South Carolina Chapter
Click here to e-mail. Webpage
Research Interests: Marine restoration

Tanya Darden - Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Office Location: SC Dept of Natural Resources / Hollings Marine Lab
Click here to e-mail. Phone: 843.725.4876 Webpage
Research Interests: Marine genetics

Colette DeGarady - MS, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Office Location: The Nature Conservancy
Click here to e-mail. Phone: 843.937.8807 Webpage
Research Interests: Conservation ecology

Marie DeLorenzo - Ph.D., Clemson University
Office Location: NOAA / National Ocean Service
Click here to e-mail. Phone: 843.762.8515 Webpage
Research Interests: Estuaries, microbial food web, pesticides, nutrients, mesocosms, ecotoxicology

Robert Dillon, Jr. - Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 200A
Click here to e-mail. Phone: 843.953.8087 Webpage
Research Interests: Genetics, Evolution and Ecology of Mollusks

Sadie Drescher - MS, College of Charleston
Office Location: SC DHEC
Click here to e-mail. Phone: 843.747.4323
Research Interests: Coastal Management with science to management focus

Phillip Dustan - Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 232
Click here to e-mail. Phone: 843.953.8086 Webpage
Research Interests: Ecology and vitality of Caribbean reef-building corals and coastal hardbottom communities. The distribution of primary productivity in river, estuarine and coastal and frontal systems. Remote sensing and photoecology of coral reef communities

Mark Farnham - Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Office Location: USDA-ARS-U.S. Vegetable Laboratory
Click here to e-mail. Phone: 843.402.5301 or 843.402.5301 Webpage
Research Interests: Plant Breeding and Genetics, Biodiversity, and Integrated Pest Management

Danny Gustafson - Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
Office Location: Citadel Department of Biology
Click here to e-mail. Phone: 843.953.7876 Webpage
Research Interests: Plant Molecular Ecology.

Karen Harris-Shultz - Ph.D. , Texas A&M University
Office Location: USDA Agricultural Research Service - Tifton, GA
Click here to e-mail. Phone: 229.386.3906 Webpage
Research Interests: plant genetics, genetic mapping, marker development, disease resistance, genomics
Research Collaborators: Amnon Levi, Patrick Wechter, Susana Milla-Lewis, Ambika Chandra, Jeff Brady
Laboratory Information: Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit

Joel Gramling - Ph.D., UNC Chapel Hill
Office Location: Citadel Department of Biology
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.6459 Webpage
Research Interests: Plant Ecology

Willem (Jaap) Hillenius - Ph.D., Oregon State University
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 230
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.8083 Webpage
Research Interests: Vertebrate paleobiology

Melissa Hughes - Ph.D., Duke University
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 217B
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.6557 Webpage
Research Interests: Ornithology, animal behavior, behavioral ecology, animal communication

Jeremy Hyman - Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Office Location: Western Carolina University
Click here to e-mail Phone: 828.227.3657
Research Interests: Ornithology

Eran S. Kilpatrick - Ph.D., Clemson University
Office Location: USC Salkehatchie
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.549.6314 Webpage
Research Interests: Herpetofauna, bird, and vascular plant responses to forest management practices including prescribed burning and other fuel reduction treatments; anuran monitoring with aural surveys; wetland ecology

Amnon Levi - Ph.D., Michigan State University
Office Location: USDA, ARS, U.S Vegetable Laboratory
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.402.5326 Website
Research Interests: Plant genetics and Breeding

Kai-Shu Ling - Ph.D., Cornell University
Office Location: USDA, ARS U.S Vegetable Laboratory
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.402.5313 Website
Research Interests: Biologically-based management
approaches against virus diseases that attack vegetable crops

Eric McElroy - Ph.D., Ohio University
Office Location: College of Charleston
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.3707 Webpage
Research Interests: Behavior, Habitat, and Locomotion in the Wild

Susan Morrison - Ph.D., Florida State University
Office Location: Academic Affairs, Randolph Hall Rm. 210
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5527 Webpage
Research Interests: Estuarine and marine microbiology

Courtney Murren - Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Office Location: 216C Science Center
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5504, 843.953.8077 Webpage
Research Interests: How species exist and develop outside their natural range, Ecological genetics of invasive species, mechanisms for persistence of small plant populations, interaction between phenotypic plasticity and mating system in invasive species

Paul Nolan - Ph.D., Auburn University
Office Location: Citadel Department of Biology
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.7076
Research Interests: Avian ecology; animal behavior - especially signaling behavior and sexual selection; Conservation
Biology, including disease dynamics and ecology

Margie Peden-Adams - Ph.D., Clemson University
Office Location: MUSC - Dept. of Pediatrics / Marine Biomedicine and Env. Science Center, Ft. Johnson
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8551
Research Interests: Health effects of environmental contaminants, immunology, toxicology, endocrinology

Seth Pritchard - Ph.D., Auburn University
Office Location: College of Charleston
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5995 Webpage
Research Interests: Plant Physiology

John S. Peters - Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 207
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.1422 Webpage
Research Interests: Science Education - Scientific literacy, Problem Based Learning (PBL) and student-directed inquiry approaches to learning in biology. Fisheries biology; early life history of marine fishes

Matthew Rutter - Ph.D., Duke University
Office Location: 58 Coming St, Rm. 214
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.7113
Research Interests: Evolutionary biology, Genetics, Population ecology, Plants

Felicia Sanders - MS, Clemson University
Office Location: SC Department of Natural Resources
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.520-0961
Research Interests: Coastal birds

Brian Scholtens - Ph.D., University of Michigan
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 229
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5451 Webpage
Research Interests: Conservation biology of insects, Inventory and monitoring of butterfly and moths, Systematic of Lepidoptera

Andrew M. Shedlock - Ph.D., University of Washington
Office Location: Hollings Science Center, Rm. 216B
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5812 Webpage
Research Interests: Conservation genetics and genomics, natural resource management, bioremediation and environmental policy development

Bo Song - Ph.D., Michigan Technological University
Office Location: Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.545.5673
Research Interests: Forest Ecology

Lundie Spence - Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Office Location: SC Sea Grant Consortium, COSEE Southeast
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.2078 Webpage
Research Interests: STEM and monitoring; marine education;marine debris
Research Collaborators: Ocean Sciences in southeast region
Laboratory Information: COSEE SouthEast (Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence)in SC, NC and GA.

Allan Strand - Ph.D., New Mexico State University
Office Location: Grice Marine Laboratory, 216
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9189 Webpage
Research Interests: Plant evolutionary biology; demography; molecular ecology, conservation genetics.

Judy Thies - Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Office Location: USDA Vegetable Laboratory
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.402.5300 ext. 5317 Webpage
Research Interests: Plant pathology; root-knot nematode resistance

Theresa Thom - Ph.D., University of Georgia
Office Location: National Park Service
Click here to e-mail Phone: 803.695.0214 Webpage
Research Interests: Freshwater aquatic ecology, Floodplain Ecology and Natural Resource Management

Anna Toline - Ph.D., University of Toronto
Office Location: National Park Service: Stationed: The Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science
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Research Interests: Basic and applied population and evolutionary ecology, conservation genetics, aquatic ecology, fisheries

Carl Trettin - Ph.D., NC State University
Office Location: Center for Forested Wetlands Research
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.769.7002 Webpage
Research Interests: Carbon and nutrient cycling in forested wetland landscapes, forest soils and hydrology

Daniel Tufford - Ph.D., USC Columbia
Office Location: Department of Biological Sciences
Click here to e-mail Phone: (803) 777.3292 Webpage
Research Interests: Water resources management, watershed ecology, simulation modeling, and Wetland Ecology

Saundra Upchurch - MS, University of Florida
Office Location: 217 Fort Johnson Rd.
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9223
Research Interests: Ecology of freshwater and estuarine wetlands; specifically life history of wetland plants, wetland soil morphology and chemistry, and hydrological conditions in wetlands

Patrick Wechter - Ph.D., Clemson University
Office Location: US Vegetable Laboratory
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.404.5318 Webpage
Research Interests: Plant pathology, phytopathogens, plant-microbe interactions

John Weinstein - Ph.D., USC Columbia
Office Location: Dept. of Biology, The Citadel
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.7796 Webpage
Research Interests: Environmental toxicology, especially as it concerns the effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) on aquatic organisms

Allison Welch - Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia
Office Location: 217-A Science Center
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5451 Webpage
Research Interests: Evolutionary Biology and Behavioral Ecology: evolution of sexual displays and mating preferences; quantitative and ecological genetics; context-dependent sexual selection

Maria Whitehead - Ph.D., Clemson University
Office Location: Biology Department, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St.
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.367.2080 Webpage
Research Interests: Ornithology, conservation, civic engagement

D. Reid Wiseman - Ph.D., Duke University
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 209
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.8082 Webpage
Research Interests:Systematics and ecology of marine algae

Chemistry ( back to top)

Alex Chow - Ph.D., University of California Davis
Office Location: 177 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown, SC 29440
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.546.1013 ext 232 Webpage
Research Interests: Biogeochemistry; Environmental Organic Chemistry; Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Wetlands and Prescribed Fire on Forested Watersheds
Research Collaborators: Carl Trettin, Po-Keung Wong, Rob Baldwin, William Conner
Laboratory Information: Instrumentation and facilities information

Frank Kinard - Ph.D., USC
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 310
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5587 Webpage
Research Interests: Nuclear and environmental chemistry

Katie Giacalone - MS, Rutgers University
Office Location: Clemson University Restoration Institute, 1250 Supply Street, North Charleston, SC 29405
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.730.5067 Webpage
Research Interests: Watershed management, pollutant fate and transport, microbial source tracking, social sciences and sustainability
Research Collaborators: Calvin Sawyer, Anand Jayakaran, Dan Hitchcock, Kim Counts, Catherine Mobley

Lou Ann Reed - Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
Office Location: NOAA - Hollings Marine Laboratory
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8927 Webpage
Research Interests: Toxicokinetic/pharmacokinetic studies of xenobiotics in aquatic species. Method development and analysis of both inorganic and organic compounds (including pharmaceuticals) in various matrices by ICP-MS, GFAAS, HPLC, and LC-MS-MS

Dan Liebert - MS, University of Maryland College Park
Office Location: NOAA - Hollings Marine Laboratory
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8907

Joann Sullivan - Ph.D., USC Columbia
Office Location: MUSC - Basic Sciences Building, Rm. 101
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.792.0870 Webpage
Research Interests: Infrared and Raman spectroscopy

Ed Wirth - Ph.D., USC Columbia
Office Location: Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research & The Center for Human Health Risk (Hollings Marine Laboratory), NOAA, 331 Fort Johnson Rd.
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8903 Webpage
Research Interests: The toxicological effect (particularly sublethal effects) and quantification of chemical contaminants in the environment

Classical Studies ( back to top)

Jim Newhard - Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Office location: Randolph Hall
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5485 Webpage
Research Interests: Landscape Archaeology; GIS

Economics (back to top)

Calvin Blackwell - Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Office Location: Beatty Center Room 333
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.7836 Webpage
Research Interests: Public Goods, Decision-making under Uncertainty, and the Safe Minimum Standard, Regulatory Compliance

David Hansen - Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago
Office Location: College of Charleston
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.6447
Research Interests: Entrepreneurship, sustainable business

Marcia Snyder - MS, University of London, University College London
Office Location: Beatty Center Room 411
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.4818 Webpage
Research Interests: Environmental and resource economics

Geology (back to top)

Adem Ali - Ph.D., Kent State University
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 224-D
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.0877 Webpage
Research Interests: Aquatic remote sensing, Water quality of the Great Lakes, Geostatistics

Devendra Amatya - Ph.D., NC State University
Office Location: Center for Forested Wetlands Research
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.769.7012 Webpage
Research Interests: Watershed planning, monitoring and modeling, hydrologic studies, evaluating Hydrologic and Water Quality impacts of land use change and management practices

Erin Beutel - Ph.D., Northwestern University
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 338
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5591 Webpage
Research Interests: Structural Geology and Environmental Geosciences and Tectonics

John Chadwick-Ph.D, University of Florida 
Office Location:  SSMB 226
Click here to e-mail Phone: (843) 953-5950  Webpage
Research Interests:  Remote Sensing; High-temperature geochemistry; Planetary Science; Tectonics; Landslides 

Tim Callahan (MES Program Director) - Ph.D., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Office Location: 284 King Street, Room 303
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.8278 Webpage
Research Interests: Hydrogeology, Wetlands, and Water Resources
Research Collaborators: Vijay Vulava, Norm Levine, Scott Harris, Dan Hitchcock, Tom Williams, and Ani Jayakaran
Laboratory Information: Instrumentation and facilities

James Carew - Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 335
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5592 Webpage
Research Interests: Carbonate Petrology and Paleoecology

Mitchell Colgan - Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 339
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.7171 Webpage
Research Interests: Paleoclimatology, Coral reefs, and earth system science

M. Scott Harris - Ph.D., University of Delaware
Office Location: Science Center, Third Floor
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.0864 Webpage
Research Interests: Coastal geology, seafloor mapping, near-surface geophysics, geoarchaeology

Robin Humphreys - MS , University of Charleston
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 124
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.7424
Research Interest: Environmental Geology, Science Education, Groundwater pollution and remediation

Steven Jaume - Ph.D., Columbia University
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 333A
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5589 Webpage
Research Interests: Seismology and Earthquake Hazards

Michael Katuna - Ph.D., UNC Chapel Hill
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 336
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5588 Webpage
Research Interests: Coastal sedimentology and coastal plain stratigraphy

Narayanan Kuthirummal-Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University 
Office Location:  Rita Hollings Science Center (RHSC 327/101)
Click here to e-mail  (843) 953-7457  Webpage
Research Interests:  Nanoscience and Technology, especially the spectroscopic, acoustic, and electron microscopic characterization of technologically important materials including carbon nanotubes, Bi nanorods, quantum dots, photonic crystals, rare earth laser materials, and nanobiomaterials.

Norm Levine - Ph.D., Purdue University
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 334
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5308 Webpage
Research Interests: Geomorphology, Environmental Geology, GIS, Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics

Robert Nusbaum - Ph.D., University of Missouri - Rolla
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 340B
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5596 Webpage
Research Interests: Volcanology, remote sensing, mineralogy, and
planetary geology

Elizabeth King Rhodes - MS , University of Charleston/MUSC
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 115
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.8139 Webpage
Research Interests: Coastal geology, performance of beach renourishment projects, remote sensing and GIS

Cassandra Runyon - Ph.D., University of Hawaii
Office Location: Bell South - 201B
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.8279 Webpage
Research Interests: Planetary Geology, Geoscience Education, Geomorphology, Volcanology, using remote sensing, GIS and field work; Science and Math Education

Leslie Sautter - Ph.D., USC
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 334B
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5586 Webpage Webpage2
Research Interests: Marine and Coastal Geology, Micropaleontology, and Geoscience/Marine Science Education, Director of Project Oceanica

Vijay Vulava (MES Science Advisor) - Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Office Location: Science Center, 58 Coming Street, Rm. 336
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.1922 Webpage
Research Interests: Chemical fate and transport of contaminants in the aqueous and geological environment, Water dynamics in wetland environments, Environmental forensics

Marine Biology ( back to top)

William D. Anderson, Jr. - Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Office Location: Grice Marine Laboratory, Fort Johnson
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9182 Webpage
Research Interests: Systematics of fishes, particularly percoids. History of natural history

Stephen Arnott - Ph.D., University of Glasgow / Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory, UK
Office Location: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources - Marine Resources Research Institute
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9794 Webpage
Research Interests: Fisheries ecology, evolutionary ecology, fisheries induced evolution

Karen Burnett - Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Office Location: Hollings Marine Laboratory, Fort Johnson
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.725.4826 Webpage
Research Interests: Comparative immunology; environmental immunology; host-pathogen interactions

Louis Burnett, Jr. - Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Office Location: Grice Marine Laboratory, Fort Johnson, Rm. 122
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9170 Webpage
Research Interests: Environmental animal physiology of marine organisms; respiration, ionic regulation, acid-base regulation; cellular defense mechanisms

Mark Collins - Ph.D., University of Florida
Office Location: 217 Fort Johnson Road
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9815
Research Interests: Life history of reef, coastal pelagic, estuarine, and anadromous fishes

Stacie Crowe - MS, Nova Southeastern University
Office Location: SCDNR Marine Resources Division, Environmental Research Section, 217 Fort Johnson Road
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9092 Webpage
Research Interests: Benthic ecology, taxonomy of marine invertebrates, beach nourishment impacts

Isaure de Buron - Ph.D., Université des Sciences et Techniques
Office Location: 58 Coming St., Rm. 205
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5848 Webpage
Research Interests: Parasites of brackish and marine water fishes: biology, life history, and histopathology

Giacomo DiTullio - Ph.D., University of Hawaii
Office Location: Hollings Marine Lab, Fort Johnson
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9196 Webpage
Research Interests: Marine phytoplankton ecology

Patricia Fair - Ph.D., Clemson University
Office Location: NOAA / National Ocean Service
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8533 Webpage
Research Interests: Environmental toxicology; marine mammal health and disease

Dianne I. Greenfield - Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Office Location: SC Dept of Natural Resources, Hollings Marine Lab H212-G
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.725.4823 Webpage
Research Interests: Marine and Coastal phytoplankton ecology and physiology, harmful algal blooms, molecular ecology

Sylvia Galloway - Ph.D., MUSC
Office Location: NOAA CCEHBR at the MUSC Marine Biomedical and Environmental Sciences Program
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.0772 Webpage
Research Interests: Marine biomedicine, marine resource management, Coral health and disease

Nancy Hadley - MS, College of Charleston
Office Location: SC Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9841 Webpage
Research Interests: Oyster reef studies; Oyster restoration; biodiversity on oyster reefs

Antony Harold - Ph.D., Memorial University of Newfoundland
Office Location: Grice Marine Laboratory, Annex 125
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9180
Research Interests: Phylogenetic Systematics, Biogeography and Life History of Marine and Freshwater Fishes

Leslie Burdett Hart - Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
Office Location: Hollings Marine Laboratory
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.725.4831 Webpage
Research Interests: Marine mammal health and disease, wildlife epidemiology
Research Collaborators: Lori Schwacke, Wayne McFee

Jeffrey Hyland - Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
Office Location: NOAA / National Ocean Service
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8652 Webpage
Research Interests: Marine benthic ecology, ecotoxicology, animal-sediment-pollution interactions, integrative assessments of coastal ecosystem health

Peter Key - Ph.D., USC Columbia
Office Location: NOAA / National Ocean Service / Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8596 Webpage
Research Interests: Pesticide effects on vertebrate and invertebrate aquatic animal enzyme systems. Toxicology of insecticides, metals and PAHs in crustaceans and fish

John Leffler - Ph.D., University of Georgia
Office Location: SCDNR Marine Resources Research Institute
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.3903
Research Interests: Dynamics of aquatic ecosystems; ecology and climate change in the ACE Basin; sustainable, environmentally-friendly aquaculture; wild crustacean population ecology; seafood nutrition and human health

Michael Mallin - Ph.D., UNC Chapel Hill
Office Location: Center for Marine Science, UNC Wilmington
Click here to e-mail Phone: 910.962.2358 Webpage
Research Interests: Ecology of phytoplankton and zooplankton; Urban and rural pollution sources, nutrient impacts, water quality management issues

Wayne McFee - MS, Northeastern University
Office Location: NOAA / National Ocean Service
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8592 Webpage
Research Interests: Marine Mammalogy; marine mammal strandings, pathology, and dolphin/human interactions

Janet Moore - Ph.D., Mississippi State University
Office Location: NOAA / National Ocean Service
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8643 Webpage
Research Interests: Microbiology, Ecotoxicology

Geno Olmi - Ph.D., William and Mary
Office Location: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.740.1230 Webpage
Research Interests: Estuarine and coastal ecology and management

David Owens - Ph.D., University of Arizona
Office Location: 310 Randolph Hall
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9176, 953.5614(grad office) Webpage
Research Interests:The physiology, behavior and ecology of marine vertebrates with special interest in the reproductive biology of marine turtles and diamondback terrapins

Paul Pennington - Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Office Location: NOAA Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research at Charleston
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8620 Webpage
Research Interests: Non-point source runoff in aquatic systems; coastal land use and population growth; monitoring of emerging contaminants in aquatic systems; the effects of urban, suburban, agricultural, industrial, and resort runoff on aquatic organisms; the usage of laboratory bioassays, microcosm and mesocosms to perform aquatic ecosystem health assessments; development and validation of new environmental technologies for water quality monitoring and assessment

Craig Plante - Ph.D., University of Washington
Office Location: Grice Marine Laboratory, Fort Johnson
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9187 Webpage
Research Interests: Aquatic microbial ecology, benthic ecology, animal-microbe interactions

Gorka Sancho - Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution / Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joint Program in Oceanography
Office Location: Grice Marine Laboratory, 205 Fort Johnson Road
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9194 Webpage
Research Interests: Fish behavioral ecology and fisheries conservation

Paul Sandifer - Ph.D., University of Virginia
Office Location: 331 Ft. Johnson Road, Rm. A112
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8814
Research Interests: Coastal Ecology, Marine policy and management, Aquaculture, Crustacean biology

Denise Sanger - Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Office Location: SC DNR, 217 Fort Johnson Rd., Room 162
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9074 Webpage
Research Research Interests: Ecology, Benthic Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Water Quality, Stormwater
Research Collaborators: Erik Smith, John Leffler, Ed Wirth
Laboratory Information: http://dnr.sc.gov/marine/mrri/environment.html

Geoffrey Scott - Ph.D., USC Columbia
Office Location: 219 Ft. Johnson Road
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762-8508
Research Interests: Ecotoxicology

Virginia Shervette - Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Office Location: USC Columbia
Click here to e-mail Phone: 803.777.2607 Webpage
Research Interests: Wetland/Estuarine Health and Ecology, and Fisheries Ecology

Thomas Siewicki - Ph.D., USC Columbia
Office Location: 219 Ft. Johnson Rd
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8534
Research Interests: The development of models to characterize and predict levels of stressors in estuarine environments based upon combinations of landuse, physical, weather and other environmental variables

Erik Sotka - Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Office Location: Grice Marine Laboratory
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9191 Webpage
Research Interests: Ecology and evolution of marine biotic interactions, Larval dispersal, Molecular ecology, Chemical ecology, Population Genetics

Robert Van Dolah - Ph.D., University of Maryland
Office Location: South Carolina Marine Resources Research Institute, Marine Resources Center, Ft. Johnson
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9819 Webpage
Research Interests: Benthic Ecology, Toxicology, Environmental Assessment

Elizabeth Wenner - Ph.D., College of William and Mary
Office Location: SC Marine Resources Institute, Fort Johnson
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9226 Webpage
Research Interests: Marine Ecology, Crustacean Biology

David Whitaker - MS, College of Charleston
Office Location: SC Dept of Natural Resources, 217 Fort Johnson Road
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.9392 Webpage
Research Interests: Resource Management/ Policy, Marine Biology, Crustacean Biology, Cephalopod Biology, Hammock Island Biology

Pace Wilber - Ph.D., Florida State University
Office Location: NOAA Fisheries, Ft. Johnson Marine Lab
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.740.1235 Webpage
Research Interests: Ecology; GIS

Eric Zolman - MS, University of Charleston
Office Location: NOAA / National Ocean Service
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8624 Webpage
Research Interests: Marine mammals

Mathematics ( back to top)

Iana Anguelova - Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office Location:  RSS 354
Click here to e-mail Phone: (843) 953-5651 Webpage
Research Interests:  Mathematical Physics (Quantization of Vertex Algebras, Boson-fermion correspondences)
Research Collaborators: Maarten Bergvelt (UIUC), Ben Cox, Liz Jurisich

Annalisa Calini - Ph.D., University of Arizona
Office Location: RSS Building, Room 325
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5732 Webpage
Research Interests: Geometrical aspects of completely integrable Partial Differential Equations, Chaos in finite and infinite dimensional Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Physics

Gary Harrison - Ph.D., Michigan State University
Office Location: 344 Robert Scott Small Building
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Research Interests: Mathematical modeling of ecological, environmental, and health care systems

Martin Jones - Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Office Location: 345 Robert Scott Small Building
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Research Interests: Stochastic Processes, Optimal Stopping Theory, Extreme Value Theory, Bandit Processes

Jiexiang Li - Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington
Office Location: 347 Robert Scott Small Building
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Research Interests: Nonparametric estimation, parametric estimation, NHANES data analysis
Research Collaborators: Dr. Lanh Tran, Professor of Statistics @IUB; Dr. Brent Egan, professor of medicine and pharmacology @ MUSC; Dr. Sa-aat Niwitpong, professor of statistics @King Mongkut's University of Technology

James Young - Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Office Location: 221A Bell Building
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Research Interests: Mathematical statistics and probability; statistical learning and information theory; statistical inference for stochastic processes and chaotic dynamical systems; and emergent behavior of complex systems

Philosophy (back to top)

Ned Hettinger - Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Office Location: 16 Glebe, Rm. 201
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Research Interests: Environmental Philosophy (mainly Environmental Ethics and Environmental Aesthetics)

Physics ( back to top)

Robert Dukes - Ph.D., University of Arizona
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 122
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Research Interests: Climate change; light pollution

Jon Hakkila - Ph.D., New Mexico State University
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 101
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.6387 Webpage
Research Interests: Computational astrophysics; Gamma-ray bursts, peculiar abundance stars, and multi-wavelength observational astronomy

Narayanan Kuthirummal - Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University 
Office Location:  Rita Hollings Science Center (RHSC 327/101)
kuthirummaln@cofc.edu  (843) 953-7457  Webpage
Research Interests:  Nanoscience and Technology, especially the spectroscopic, acoustic, and electron microscopic characterization of technologically important materials including carbon nanotubes, Bi nanorods, quantum dots, photonic crystals, rare earth laser materials, and nanobiomaterials.

B. Lee Lindner - Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 143
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Research Interests: Meteorology

James Neff - Ph.D., University of Colorado
Office Location: Science Center, Rm. 144
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Research Interests: Solar and Stellar Physics; Magnetospheric and Atmospheric Physics; Energy Production and Policy

Terry Richardson - MS, Vanderbilt University, Ed. S., George Peabody College for Teachers
Office Location:  102 RHSC
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Research Interests:  Epoxy telescope mirrors, light pollution

Michael T. Ryan - Ph.D., C.H.P. , Georgia Institute of Technology
Office Location: Charleston Southern University Health Physics Editorial Office
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.863.7564
Research Interests: Occupational radiation dosimetry, radiological and environmental health physics, and radiation protection policy

Jeff Wragg - Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
Office Location: 203B Bell Bldg.
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Research Interests: Physics

Political Science ( back to top)

Robert Boyles, Jr. - MS, University of Delaware
Office Location: SC Department of Natural Resources
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Research Interests: Marine Policy, Resource management and policy, Governance

Burton Callicott - MS, University of South Carolina
Office Location: RSS Library
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.0016 Webpage
Research Interests: Recycling

M. Richard DeVoe - MMA, University of Rhode Island
Office Location: SC Sea Grant Consortium
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.2078 Webpage
Research Interests: Coastal and marine policy; aquaculture policy; land use-ecosystem relationships; managed wetlands issues; ocean observations; science policy

Jo Ann Ewalt - Ph.D., University of Kentucky  
Office Location:  14 Coming Street, Room 101
Click here to e-mail    (843) 953-6697  Webpage
Research Interests:  Public Policy, Public Administration, Research Methods 

P. Brian Fisher - Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Office Location: College of Charleston
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Research Interests: Environmental law and policy

Angela Halfacre - Ph.D., University of Florida
Office Location: Furman University Department of Sustainability and Environmental Education
Click here to e-mail Phone: 864.294.3670 Webpage
Research Interests: Environmental and regulatory policymaking, coastal and wetlands policy, environmental justice, community outreach and participation, environmental risk perception and communication

Phillip Jos - Ph.D., USC
Office Location: 26 Coming St., Rm. 102
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Research Interests: Ethics and accountability studies, Public Policy

Kevin Keenan - Ph.D., Clark University
Office Location: 114 Wentworth Street, Room 101
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.5679 Webpage
Research Interests: Urban Geography, Terrorism, Qualitative Research Methods

Gibbs Knotts: Ph.D., Emory University
Office Location: 114 Wentworth Street, Room 203
Click here to e-mail Phone: (843) 953-6792 Webpage
Research Interests: Political participation, southern politics, public administration, and the scholarship of teaching and learning
Research Collaborators: Christopher A. Cooper, Todd A. Collins, Moshe Haspel. Alan I. Abramowitz, C. Don Livingston, David McCord, Jen Schiff, Kathleen Brennan

Guoli Liu - Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo
Office Location: 114 Wentworth Street
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Research Interests: International Politics, Sustainable Development

Lindeke Mills (MES Policy Advisor) - J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
Office Location: MES Program Office , 284 King Street, Room 304
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Research Interests: Environmental and Land Use Law

Marcela Rabi - MA, American University
Office Location: Bell 200-G
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.534.2639
Research Interests: International development and the environment

Heidi Recksiek - MEM, MPP, Duke University
Office Location: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.740.1194 Webpage
Research Interests: Human dimensions of coastal resource management, Gulf of Mexico management issues

Kendra Stewart - Ph.D., USC Columbia
Office Location: 14 Coming Street Room 101
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Research Interests: Public Administration.

April Turner - MA, Clemson University
Office Location: SC Sea Grant Consortium
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.2078 Website
Research Interests: Coastal resource management and policy, sustainable and low impact development land-use planning/policy, nature-based recreation and tourism
Research Collaborators: Norm Levine, Dan Hitchcock, Jessica Whitehead

Annette Watson - Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Office Location: 114 Wentworth Street, Room 104
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Research Interests: Human Environmental Geography

Jessica Whitehead - Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Office Location: South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, 287 Meeting Street
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.953.2090 Website
Research Interests: Human dimensions of global environmental change; Coastal climate extension and communications; Decision support for coastal climate adaptation; Mediated system dynamics modeling; Weather and climate
Research Collaborators: Greg Carbone, Paul Conrads, Kirstin Dow, Chip Konrad, Dan Tufford, Seth Tuler, Tom Webler

Sociology ( back to top)

Deborah Auriffeille - Ph.D., Northeastern University
Office Location: 202 Wentworth
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Research Interests: Environmental and Health Sociology, Alternative Transportation, Qualitative Methods

Tracy Burkett - Ph.D., USC
Office Location: 88 Wentworth St., Rm. 302
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Research Interests: Research Methods, Political Sociology, Network Analysis, Environment and society

Maria Dillard - MA, East Carolina University
Office Location: Hollings Marine Laboratory
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8929 Webpage
Research Interests: Social-Ecological Systems, Resilience, Environmental Sociology, Public Health, Social Movements and Collective Action

Christopher Ellis - Ph.D., East Carolina University
Office Location: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.740.1195 Webpage
Research Interests: Human dimensions of coastal resource management, natural resource recreation management, survey design and implementation

Thomas E. Fish - Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Office Location: U.S. Department of the Interior, Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units Network
Click here to e-mail Phone: 202.208.5972 Webpage
Research Interests: Conservation biology; human dimensions of global change; social ecology; nature based recreation and tourism; protected area planning and management; environmental education and interpretation

Susan Lovelace - Ph.D., East Carolina University
Office Location: Center for Human Health Risk
Click here to e-mail Phone: 843.762.8933 Webpage
Research Interests: Making the connections between the biological, geological, sociological and political coastal environments
 

John Rashford - Ph.D., City University of New York
Office Location: 19 St. Philip Street, Room 203
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Research Interests: Cultural Anthropology, Ethnobotany