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The Program and Organizing Committee

Members of the Program and Organizing Committee for the Annual South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium have worked diligently to ensure a well-organized event of high-quality presentation sessions that are anchored by prominent keynote speakers. The committee members include:

Melissa PilgrimDr. Melissa Pilgrim, Symposium Chair
Associate Professor of Biology
Director of Research 
USC Upstate
symposium - arringtonDr. Caleb Arrington
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Wofford College
Kathleen BradyDr. Kathleen Brady
Vice Chancellor of Metropolitan Studies  
USC Upstate
Royce CainesDr. Royce Caines
Dean and Professor
School of Business
Southern Wesleyan University
cheekDr. Cole Cheek
Professor of History and Anthropology
Spartanburg Methodist College
Jeff CookDr. Jeff Cook
Professor of History
North Greenville University
No image availableDr. Lee Edwards
Academic Program Director, Biology
Greenville Technical College
No image availableDr. Latha Gearhart
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Physical Chemistry Department Chair
Presbyterian College  
No image availableDr. Tiffany Hardy
Assistant Professor of Psychology 
Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Psychology                
Francis Marion University
John HartDr. John Hart
Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences
Assistant Director of Research
Sherman College of Chiropractic
No image availableDr. Berta H. Hopkins
Dean of Health and Human Services                                                  
Spartanburg Community College 
Elaine MarshallElaine Marshall
Director of Sponsored Awards
USC Upstate
Tamara McGovern croppedDr. Tamara McGovern
Associate Professor of Biology
Limestone College
Cherie PressleyCherie Pressley, High School Participation Chair
Regional Workforce Advisor
SC Department of Commerce                                                 
USC Upstate
David SlimmerDr. David A. Slimmer
Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
Professor of Physics
Lander University
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Dr. Bill Wright
Clinical Assistant Professor, Physiology
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Contact us
Program Committee

Dr. Melissa Pilgrim
Symposium Chair
Admin Building, Room 308A
Phone: (864) 503-5781
mpilgrim@uscupstate.edu