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Citadel Science and Mathematics Council

Citadel Science and Mathematics Council (CSMC)

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.

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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.


Meet the Council Members!

The members of the Citadel Science and Mathematics Council are very distinguished in their life and careers which provide great insight to the Council meetings.

Name Education Military Faculty Biography or Personal Statement

David O. Keyser, Ph.D. 

The Citadel 1981

University of Maryland School of Medicine Graduate School 1991

Union Institute and University 2010

Defense Meritorious Service Medal, 1995 

Navy Meritorious Service Medal, 2002 

Joint Service Commendation Medal, 1994 

Expert Field Medical Badge, 1994 

National Defense Medal, 1991, 2001 

Expert Marksmanship (Shoulder fire and hand held) - 1992 

Neurophysiologist I have thirteen years’ experience as a US Navy Research Physiologist (’91 – 2004) and served as Chair of the Diving and Experimental Physiology Department, NMRC. During this time I was a Principal Investigator responsible for ~$10M of research funds working on a number of research efforts predominantly targeting Special Operations Forces optimization of performance.  For the past thirteen  years I have served as Deputy Director of the Traumatic Injury Research Program (TIRP) within the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine and Principal Investigator for the Center for Neuroscience and Rehabilitative Medicine (CNRM) at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine. The TIRP and CNRM teams have targeted research in TBI and PTSD with an emphasis on electrophysiology as biomarkers for brain health.  I was recently the PI of an FDA oversight clinical trial exploring a novel transcranial magnetic stimulation protocol for persistent post-concussive symptoms in Special Operations Command personnel. Currently I am a Co-PI of the 5-year effort known as the INVICTA study targeting biomarkers for sub-concussive blast exposures in US Navy SEALs.

The Citadel, Biology, 2004

Master’s degree in nurse anesthesia from the Medical University of South Carolina

Commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps where he served for four years. Nurse Anesthetist

Mr. Phillips graduated from The Citadel in 2004 with a degree in biology.  After graduation he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps where he served for four years.  Post service he attained a master’s degree in nurse anesthesia from the Medical University of South Carolina.  He is currently employed as a nurse anesthetist. 


Cadet Jaret Price (HHP '22) The Citadel 2022

Second Lieutenant in the active duty Medical Service Corps

Army 3-year AD Scholarship

Student Cadet Jaret Price (HHP ’22) is from Aiken, South Carolina. He is a Health and Human Performance Major who is on an Army 3-year AD Scholarship. He is working towards commissioning as a second lieutenant in the active duty Medical Service Corps. Cadet Price serves as the HHP Deans Council Representative, AUSA Junior Representative, and is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa. Cadet Price currently serves as the Palmetto Battery OPS NCO and Regimental Color Guard Commander. He is an active member in the Health Careers Society and is the recipient of multiple Deans Lists, Gold Stars, and a recipient of the President’s and Commandants List. Cadet Price takes part in many community service events with the various clubs that he is a member to. He is a member of the Intramural swim team and is an active member in running marathons. After graduation, Cadet Price wants to study to serve as a physician assistant in the Medical Service Corps working with MEDEVAC. One day he hopes to specialize in Neonatal Medicine to become a PA in the NICU after retirement from the Army.  
 William H Bowers MD  

The Citadel,1960 BS Chem,  

UNC Chapel Hill 1962 MS Chem, 1966 MD, Orthopedic residency 1973  

Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center NYC 1973 Hand surgery fellowship

 US Army Vietnam 1967/68 : Division Flight Surgeon for the 1st Air Cavalry Division . (Combat Medical Badge, Bronze Star with Valor, several Air Medals and Purple Heart).

UNC Dept of Orthopedic Surgery 1973-1989 (director of hand surgery training program).  

Entered private practice of hand surgery in 1989 and has practiced in Asheville NC, Greensboro NC and Richmond VA.  


He served on the governing body of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and was that organizations first Sterling Bunnell International Traveling Fellow. He has published over 60 peer reviewed scientific articles and has written several books. 

Retired from private practice in 2006, joining the faculty of the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University) and continues to teach orthopedic and plastic surgery residents at the McGuire Veterans Admin Hospital in Richmond. He was awarded the Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine Distinguished Educator Award in 2014.  

He has authored and published a booklet on ethics and professionalism in the practice of medicine – entitled “The Journey from MD to Physician”. It has been incorporated in the curriculum of several medical schools. 

He is married to Jane King Bowers of Asheville NC and has two daughters -Joy and Rebecca - and two grandchildren. They live in Mt Pleasant.SC 

He is an emeritus member of CASM Advisory Council and is active in the mentoring of Citadel cadets who wish to pursue a medical career.  


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