News and Events

There are a lot of exciting things going on within the EVSS program! Stay up to date with current events and news here.

Event News

Fall 2020's first Environmental Policy Research Group Meeting was November 2nd at 11:30 AM. Recording available here:  Passcode: %J!25ah0

Student News

Michael Cranford was featured on the CofC Graduate Student Blog for his blogpost in the Summer Student Series, check it out here.

EVSS summer 2020 graduate Ruth Eklund had a review paper published in December in GeoHealth, an open-access journal sponsored by the American Geophysical Union. Read the article here. She also has been featured by Gulf of Mexico Research Institute, check out the article published on July 22nd, 2020: Studies Examine Public Health Issues Following Deepwater Horizon.

EVSS student Sam Norton was recently featured in the Charleston City Paper for his work with Salicornia europaea. His company, Heron Farms, is currently selling the plant to restaurants in Charleston. Check out the article here.

Faculty News

Dr. Matt Rutter, EVSS faculty member and the Academic Director of Stono Preserve, was recently featured in The College Today. Read the article here.

Alumni News

Check out the Alumni Meet & Greet Zoom Recording


Five alumni shared their perspectives, insights, and experience during their graduate studies and after as an environmental professional. The alumni were:

  • Ashton Basaar | Ph.D. Candidate at MUSC Epidemiology in Charleston, SC

    • Class of 2019, Concurrent MS/MPA Program, Thesis: The Role of Ambient Temperature and Influenza Outbreaks: A Case Study of the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic. Advisor: Dr. Brian Bossack

  • Sean Bath | Program Specialist at The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science in Silver Springs, MD

    • Class of 2015, Concurrent MS/MPA Program, Thesis: A Participatory Approach to Preparing For Sea Level Rise in Beaufort County, South Carolina, Advisor: Dr. Norm Levine

  • Jessica Edwards | Program Manager at NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation, Restoration Center

    • Class of 2007, MES Program, Thesis: Marine Leasing of South Carolina's Coastal Submerged Lands: Options and Considerations for Commercial and Conservation Strategies, Advisor: Dr. Lindeke Mills

  • Megan Gibney | Business Development Manager at the Center for Sustainable Energy in San Diego, CA

    • Class of 2004, MES Program, Internship: Development of a Field Study to Facilitate a South Carolina Coastal Marsh (Hummock) Island Management Strategy, Advisor: Robert Boyles

  • Landon Knapp | Coastal Resilience Specialist at SC Sea Grant Consortium in Charleston, SC

    • Class of 2017, MS/MPA Program, Thesis: Measuring the Social Value of Ecosystem Services in the Mission-Aransas NERR: Coupling the SolVES Tool with Habitat and Species Data, Advisor: Dr. Susan Lovelace


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