Dr. Sam Hines
Dr. Hines received degrees in political science from Davidson College (A.B., 1968) and Duke University (M.A., 1971; Ph.D., 1976). He was named a Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned into the US Army in June, 1968 and served in the Army Corps of Engineers, attaining the rank of Captain in the USAR. He was a postdoctoral fellow at The Johns Hopkins University (1977) and held a Scaife-Mellon Fellowship in Biopolitics at Northern Illinois University (1981-2). He is a member of several honor societies including Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Alpha Alpha, and Beta Gamma Sigma. He attended Harvard University’s Institute for Education Management in 1987. He first joined the College of Charleston faculty in 1973 after having previously taught at Duke University and Converse College. In 2002 he received the College of Charleston’s Distinguished Service Award and upon his retirement from the College of Charleston in 2007, he was named Professor Emeritus and the first Dean Emeritus.
Dr. Hines became the Provost and Dean of the College and Professor of Political Science at The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina in July of 2007 and served in that capacity until June 30, 2015 at which time he was named The Citadel’s first Provost and Dean of the College Emeritus. He is on sabbatical leave for the 2015-16 academic year and will return to teaching in the Department of Political Science in the fall of 2016. Upon leaving the Provost’s position he was named by Governor Nikki Haley to the Order of the Silver Crescent in March 2015 for his leadership and service for over forty years to the people of South Carolina. In recognition of his service to The Citadel he received The Citadel Palmetto Medal for Leadership Excellence and The Citadel Alumni Association Award for Leadership, March 2015.
At the College of Charleston he served as Director of the Masters in Public Administration Program, Director of the Institute for Public Affairs and Policy Studies, and Chairman of the Political Science Department before assuming the position of Vice President for Departmental Affairs and Associate Provost in 1985-6. He also served as Dean of Graduate Studies from 1986 to 1991; Director of International Studies from 1995 to 1997 and from 2003 until 2007; and acting Provost in the summer of 1986. On July 1, 1991, Dr. Hines was appointed Dean of the newly created School of Humanities & Social Sciences. In January 2006 he became the founding dean of the new School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs and served in that capacity until he moved to The Citadel in July of 2007.
Dr. Hines was appointed by Governor Carroll Campbell in 1987 to the South Carolina Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations and served through 1999– for the last three years as the Senior Commissioner. He also served as a founding Board Member of the Avery Research Center on Afro-American History and Culture. He attended and later served on the Program Committee of the Governor’s Leadership South Carolina Program. He was on a State Budget and Control Board Task Force to Devise a Senior Executive Service for South Carolina State government and served on the Board of Regents of the South Carolina Senior Executive Institute for ten years. He served on the Planning Board of the Trident United Way. He also served on the Board of Directors for the SC Institute on Poverty; the Board of Governors of the American Conference of Academic Deans; and the National Board of Directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Governor Mark Sanford appointed him to the South Carolina Humanities Council where he still serves. In June 2003, he was elected to a two year term as President of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) http://www.coplac.org/ He also served as Chairman of the Consortium for Liberal Education and Entrepreneurship from 2004-6. He is currently a Director of the South Carolina Regional Global Leadership Council.
The author of over three-dozen articles, books, and book chapters, he was the editor of South Atlantic Urban Studies: An Urban Affairs Annual book publication for four years. A recipient of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences (APLS) Founders’ Award, he served two terms as Chairman of the Executive Council of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences and served as a member of the Executive Council of APLS until 2014. In recognition of his leadership in APLS, he was given the Founders Award. A member of the Lowcountry Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, he served as President of that chapter (1985-6); as Executive Council member for three years; and was named in 1999 as the American Society for Public Administration Lowcountry Administrator of the Year. In 2004 he received the Charleston Executive of the Year Award from the International Association of Administrative Personnel.
He has received research and project grants totaling over one million dollars from: the National Institute on Aging; the Department of Defense/ Office of Naval Reserve; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the U. S. Department of Education; the GTE Foundation; the South Carolina Committee for the Humanities; the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
His principal research interests are in the fields of Biopolitics, Leadership, Entrepreneurship Studies, Political Theory, Public Administration, and International Politics. In the field of Biopolitics he has written articles on biopolitical theory, political evolution, international political development, and age and political behavior. His recent books include (co-authored with Robert Blank) Biology & Political Science, published by Routledge Press in July 2004; editor, The Resource Handbook for Academic Deans, 2nd Edition (2007) for ACAD; and The Entrepreneurial University in Support of Liberal Education, a monograph published in 2008 by AAC&U. Drs Blank, Hines et al. have just completed for Emerald Press an updated version of their 2004 book on Biology and Political Science with the title of Politics and the Life Sciences: The State of the Discipline (Emerald Press, 2014).
Professional memberships have included: American Political Science Association; American Sociological Association, Association for Politics and the Life Sciences; American Society for Public Administration; American Conference of Academic Deans, American Association for Higher Education; American Association for University Administrators; and The Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Hines was born in Wilmington, NC on April 3, 1946 and raised in Northern Virginia until attending college and graduate school in North Carolina. He currently resides at 2457 Sylvan Shores Drive, Charleston, SC 29414 (843) 556-2166. He is married and has one daughter and one grandson.