The Citadel Science and Mathematics Council
The Citadel Science and Mathematics Council was first convened in 2008 by the founding Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics, Dr. Chuck Groetsch. It is an advisory board to the Dean.
The Citadel Science and Mathematics Council (CSMC) is charged with taking an active responsibility for the advancement of The Citadel’s School of Science and Mathematics. The Council will help build the School for the future through personal commitments of time, energy, and community connections. The success of the Council requires the members to be actively committed to its work, and willing to encourage other community leaders to support the School.
2012-13 Council Members
Dr. Virgil (Dan) Alfaro, M.D.,
Citadel '84, Biology
Dr. Alfaro is a prominent Charleston area physician.
Ms. Catherine (Cathy) Brewer
Citadel Graduate College ’04, MAE- Mathematics
Ms. Brewer is the Mathematics Coordinator for Berkeley County Schools.
- Dr. Henry Cross
Ph.D. California Western University
Dr. Cross spent the majority of his career with Colgate-Palmolive where he was the Technical Director for worldwide technology transfer. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Bite Tech Research Institute.
Dr. Lee S. Dewald
Citadel '69, Mathematics, Ph.D. Naval Postgraduate School
Dr. Dewald is the former head of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at VMI.
- Dr. Kevin Harbol
Citadel ’81, Chemistry; Ph.D. University of Kentucky
Dr. Harbol has had a distinguished career in pharmaceutical/biotechnology. Currently he is the Senior Group Leader of Mass Spectrometry at Omeros Corporation in Seattle, WA.
- Dr. Fred Holland
Citadel ’64, Biology; Ph.D. in Marine Science, University of South Carolina.
He is a former Director of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Marine Resources Research Institute; and former director of NOAA Hollings Marine Laboratory.
- Dr. Timothy R. Liptak
Citadel '90, Biology; DMD University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Dr. Liptak has a dental practice in Charleston, Timothy R Liptak, DMD Associates LLC.
Dr. Samuel (Sam) McManus
Citadel '60, Chemistry, Ph.D. Clemson
Dr. McManus is an eminent research chemist and consultant to the chemical industry. He is a retired Provost of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
- Dr. Mir "Jim" J. Nasim, DMD
Citadel '82, Biology
Dr. Nasim is an ADA member and Spartanburg Dental Society. He has practiced in his two Spartanburg locations for twenty-four years.
Mr. Richard NelsonCitadel CGC ’06, MS Computer SciencePrograms Director, Life Cycle Engineering, N. Charleston
- Dr. John Palms
Citadel ’58, Physics; Ph.D., University of New Mexico
John Palms is a distinguished physicist, president emeritus of the University of South Carolina, and of Georgia State University, and member of many corporate boards and government committees.
- Dr. Mark Settin
Citadel '80, Chemistry, Ph.D. Clemson
CEO of Barker Industries, a chemical company in Charlotte, NC.
- Dr. Chris Shaffrey
Citadel ’82, Biology
He is Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Division, University of Virginia College of Medicine.
Dr. John Smyth
Ph.D., Indiana University
Dr. Smyth is the retired Director of Training for the U.S. Olympic Committee. He is an internationally recognized expert on exercise and sport science.
Mr. Jeff Stevenson
Citadel '91, Mathematics
Mr. Stevenson is currently Deployments Project manager for Google in Moncks Corner. He also represents Google on the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative.
Mr. Allen Wutzdorff
Executive Director, The Education Foundation, a unit of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.
- Ms. Krystal Oliveira (ex-officio)
The Citadel Foundation