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The Research Advisory Council

The Research Advisory Council makes decisions on the primary internal funding applications. It also helps guide research and granting writing support initiatives at USC Upstate. The formal description of the Research Advisory Council can be found here. Minutes from the annual brainstorming Research Advisory Council meetings can be found here: 2011. Research Advisory Council Members:

Dr. Bradley Baumgarner
Assistant Professor of Biology
Division of Natural Sciences & Engineering
College of Arts and Sciences
Term: September 2014 - August 2017

Dr. Deborah Charnley
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Mary Black School of Nursing
Term: September 2014 - August 2017

Dr. Michael Dinger
Assistant Professor of Management
George Dean Johnson Jr., College of Business & Economics
Term:  September 2013 - August 2016

Dr. Benjamin Myers
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Department of Fine Arts & Communication Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Term: September 2012 - August 2015

Dr. Melissa Pilgrim
Associate Professor of Biology
Division of Natural Sciences & Engineering
College of Arts and Sciences
Chair of Research Advisory Council

Dr. Nur Tanyel
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
School of Education
Term: September 2012 - August 2015 

Dr. Xinli Wang
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Division of Mathematics & Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Term: September 2014 - August 2017

Elaine Marshall
Director of Sponsored Awards

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emarshall@uscupstate.edu
Admin Building, Room 207D
Phone: 864-503-5331
Fax: 864-503-5285

Dr. Melissa Pilgrim
Director of Research Support

Melissa Pilgrim
mpilgrim@uscupstate.edu
Admin Building, Room 223
Phone: 864-503-5781

Adrian Hayes
Administrative Assistant
ahayes@uscupstate.edu
Admin Building, Room 207
Phone: 864-503-5185