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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
Professor of Chemistry
Wofford College
Kathleen BradyDr. Kathleen Brady
Vice Chancellor for Community-based Research, Engagement and Planning  
USC Upstate
Jeff CookDr. Jeff Cook
Professor of History
North Greenville University
No image availableDr. Lee Edwards
Academic Program Director, Biology
Greenville Technical College
Mary Jane FarmerDr. Mary Jane Farmer
Professor of Psychology
Spartanburg Methodist College
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Professor of Chemistry
Physical Chemistry Department Chair
Presbyterian College  
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Assistant Professor of Psychology 
Southern Weslyan University
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Assistant Professor of Biology  
Claflin University
John HartDr. John Hart
Hart Chiropractic
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Dr. Crystal Hill-Chapman
Associate Professor of Psychology
Psychology Associate Chair
Coordinator of School Psychology Program                                                               
Francis Marion University

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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
Symposium Chair

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