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The Citadel Science and Mathematics Council



2017-18 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 Citadel '60, Chemistry; 1962 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a MS Physical Chemistry and an MD in 1966. [Full Biography]

Dr. James "Jim" F. Boyd Citadel '71. James F. Boyd, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and oncology. A former Chief of Staff at Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Boyd has received numerous honors and awards in the field of oncology. [Full Biography]

Dr. Douglas Carnes Citadel '64, Biology. Dr. Carnes left the corporate environment in the mid 1980's and started Carnes Connunications, Inc., which serviced the pharmaceutical industry developing and delivering educational programs to sales representatives, and health care professionals. Since his retirement, Dr. Carnes has continued to serve as a consultant to the medical communications industry. He currently teaches Strategic Management for The Citadel School of Business. [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]

Captain Reza Ghaffari Citadel '80, Electrical Engineering; Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1986. He is presently working toward his Doctoral degree in Engineering with targeted dissertation in Cybersecurity Risk Assessment at George Washington University (Expected Degree: August 2017) [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]

Mr. Bobby Houck - Assistant Dean for Development for the School of Science & Mathematics, A native of Florence, Bobby came to TCF in August of 2015 after serving as the Director of Development at Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School in Darlington, SC. He graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in English in 1987 and spent several years in secondary education, first as a middle school English teacher and coach at Charlotte Latin School in North Carolina (1989-92) and then as Alumni-Parent Director at his high school alma mater Woodberry Forest School in Virginia (1993-96). He finished his M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Virginia in 1996. Bobby continues to perform as the lead singer of his band the Blue Dogs which has been based in Charleston for over 25 years. Bobby is married to the former Shannon Stevenson from Great Falls, SC, and they have two girls, Charlotte, 6, and Ann Wallace, 4.

Col. Boykin B. Jordan Jr. '84.  A seasoned leader with a demonstrated history of success in the information technology and services industry.  An expert in IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC), modernizing legacy systems, IT operations and cybersecurity. 

Dr. David Keyser Citadel '81, Biology; neurophysiologist and the Scientific Director for the Traumatic Injury Research Program within the Military and Emergency Medicine Department at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine. Dr. Keyser is a prior chair of the Diving and Environmental Physiology Department, Naval Medical Research Center [Full Biography]

Mr. Adrian LaTrace Citadel ’80, Chemistry. Mr. LaTrace is currently the CEO of Boyd Industries. He has over 25 years of leadership experience in companies ranging from start-ups to large public corporations servicing the healthcare, renewable energy, aerospace and electronics industries. [Full Biography]

Mr. Christopher W. Mier, Jr., ’77 Citadel 1977 Biology Premed. Quality Assurance Manager, 33 years The Coca-Cola Company, retired. [Full Biography]

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

Mr. Stephen Odendahl Citadel '85, Physics. Mr. Odendahl is currently the Mission Operations Director for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [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]

Dr. Andrew Reynolds '92. Dr. Andrew Reynolds graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine in 1996.  He works in Sumter, SC and specializes in Internal Medicine.  Dr. Reynolds is affiliated with Tuomey Regional Medical Center.

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]

Emeritus Members

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]

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]

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

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

Past Members:

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

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. 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. 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]

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

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

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



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