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A missionary’s journey to “professor”

Ryan Gimple’s journey to becoming a Charleston Southern University professor is anything but simple.  Gimple was born in midwest Topeka, Kansas. Two states over, he began college at Wheaton, outside of Chicago, and spent the next six to seven years of his life there. Gimple married his wife in their last year of college in […]

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New dean carries on family legacy

Dr. John Edward Kuykendall has been named dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Charleston Southern University. He has served the university for 18 years, first joining the CSU faculty as an assistant professor of history and, most recently, as the interim dean for the college. “I am absolutely confident in Dr. […]

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Gaming in the classroom

On the first day of her Technology for Teachers class, Dr. Jennifer Zakrzewski greeted her students dressed as a computer nerd and welcomed them to their technical support role for a fictional tech company. Zakrzewski, assistant professor of education, said the students had no idea what was going on at first. Concerned about her students […]

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Nursing instructor advocates for rare disease bill

In April, nursing professor Kerri Nelson testified in a subcommittee within the House of Representatives, pushing for House Bill 3956—a bill that would establish the South Carolina Rare Disease Advisory Council within the Department of Health and Environmental Control. The bill passed through the subcommittee, the full committee and passed the majority vote in the House of Representatives. Nelson’s next […]

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Prof. Thomas Keating wins 2021 Excellence In Teaching Award

The South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (SCICU) recognized the 20 winners of this year’s Excellence In teaching awards and their achievements in the classroom and campus communities. Charleston Southern University congratulates Thomas Keating, professor of theatre, upon his selection as the university’s recipient of the 2021 award. Keating holds a Master of Fine Arts […]

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Helping others find financial freedom

Dr. Gary Metts, an assistant professor of criminal justice and the assistant dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Charleston Southern University, has spent the last five years helping others find financial freedom.  In his partnership with Seacoast Church, a local church in the Charleston area, Metts volunteers his time to being […]

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Woman Wednesday Series: Laurel Glover

Laurel Glover is an assistant professor of public health in the College of Health Sciences at Charleston Southern University and a doctoral candidate. For the last year, she has led the University Pandemic Task Force as the infection control/COVID-19 coordinator.  Glover’s personal experience in the early days of the pandemic prepared her for this role. […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Andrea Glover

Andrea Glover is the curriculum coordinator and an assistant professor of graphic design. She has worked in the field of graphic design for over 15 years, and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of South Carolina as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of […]

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Woman Wednesday Series: Dr. Skylar Stewart-Clark

In continued observance of Women’s History Month, this week’s Woman Wednesday spotlight is on Dr. Skylar Stewart-Clark. Before joining the faculty at the Charleston Southern University’s Physician Assistant program, Clark practiced adult urology and urologic oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina as well as served as adjunct faculty in the MUSC PA program. […]

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Woman Wednesday Series: Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis

To kick off Women’s History Month, we will highlight a Charleston Southern University woman who has influenced their part of campus and our community for the better. Today, the spotlight is on Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis, professor of music and chair of vocal programs in CSU’s Horton School of Music. She is also the Mid-Atlantic […]

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