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Four employees earn emeritus distinction

Three faculty members and one staff member received the Emeritus title at the annual employee luncheon May 5, and the faculty were recognized at the May 7 Commencement. President Dondi Costin said, “Imagine how many students’ lives were impacted by this group.”  Dr. Arnold Hite, emeritus professor of business, served CSU for 32 years. During […]

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Professor named Editor-in-Chief of international PT journal

Dr. Kevin Brueilly, professor of physical therapy at Charleston Southern University, has been named as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy (JACPT), the only peer reviewed journal dedicated specifically to acute care physical therapy. JACPT is the official journal of the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy of the American Physical […]

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Ott Fellowship enhances faculty research at CSU

Professors within the College of Christian Studies have participated in a fellowship the last few years that has enhanced faculty research beyond the scope of a normal classroom setting. The Ott Fellowship was generated by a donation from Gene and Freda Ott to Charleston Southern University. The fellowship supports a professor over a three-year term […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Katherine Smith

Katherine Smith, PT, DPT, PCS is an assistant professor of physical therapy at Charleston Southern University. She earned her Master of Physical Therapy in 2002 from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017 from the University of St. Augustine for Health Science. Smith is currently working toward a […]

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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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