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The Citadel Science and Mathematics Council


2014-15 Council Members


Dr. James Bearden III Citadel '65 Vice President of Clinical Research for Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System; Managing Physician for the nationally recognized Gibbs Cancer Center; and Director of the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Clinical Oncology and Hematology; he is the first Board-certified oncologist in South Carolina. [Full Biography]

Dr. William Bowers
Dr Bowers is a 1960 graduate of The Citadel (Charleston SC) with a BS Chemistry, a 1962 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a MS Physical Chemistry and an MD in 1966. [Full Biography]

Dr. Henry "Hank" 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. [Full Biography]

Ms. Catherine (Cathy) DeMers Citadel Graduate College '04, MAE- Mathematics. From 2006 to January 2014, she served as the math Coordinator for Berkeley County Schools.  In January 2014, She moved to Charleston County School District as their Mathematics Specialist for grades K-12. She served as the 2012-2014 President of South Carolina Leaders of Math Education (SCLME). [Full Biography]

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. [Full Biography]

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. [Full Biography]

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 [Full Biography]

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. [Full Biography]

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. [Full Biography]

Mr. Richard Nelson Citadel CGC '06, MS Computer Science. SAIC, Chief Systems/Software Engineer, N. Charleston [Full Biography]

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. [Full Biography]

Dr. Rick Pugh Citadel '85, UNC Chapel Hill '90. He is currently President of Harrell Industries [Full Biography]

Rear Admiral Will "Cheech" Rodriguez, USN, Retired Citadel '77, MS Systems Technology-Naval Postgraduate School '84. [Full Biography]

COL Joe M. Sanders Citadel '62, MUSC '67 [Full Biography]

Dr. Marc Settin Citadel '80, Chemistry, Ph.D. ClemsonCEO of Barker Industries, a chemical company in Charlotte, NC. [Full Biography]

Dr. Chris Shaffrey Citadel '82, Biology. He is a Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Division, University of Virginia College of Medicine. [Full Biography]

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. [Full Biography]

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. [Full Biography]

Mr. Jim Wigfall Citadel '82, Mathematics. Mr. Wigfall is currently vice president of Shared Services Group, business support to Boeing. [Full Biography]

Ms. Krystal Oliveira (ex-officio) The Citadel Foundation



Past Members:

Dr. Virgil (Dan) Alfaro, M.D.,
Citadel '84, Biology. Dr. Alfaro is a prominent Charleston area physician.

Mr. Allen Wutzdorff Executive Director, The Education Foundation, a unit of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.