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Learn from the best!

USC Beaufort prides itself on recruiting the best professors in their fields to lead and prepare future generations.​

Dr. Kim Ritchie

Dr. Ritchie has studied microbes associated with corals and coral reef organisms for over 25 years. Her research interests include coral and coral invertebrate diseases, the influence of climate and oceanic pH changes on host-microbe dynamics, and the role of beneficial microbes in corals and other marine organisms. 


Her current research also focuses on the role beneficial bacteria may play in wound healing in elasmobranchs (sharks, skates and rays) and their potential as a source for novel antibiotics.

As a molecular ecologist, Dr. Pettay uses an interdisciplinary approach to reveal how environmental conditions cause changes in cellular processes that can then cascade to the whole organism and ecosystem and drive the evolution of populations and species.


Learn and understand algal biology, biogeochemistry, biogeography, comparative physiology, ecology/evolution, environmental change, harmful algae, continuous environmental monitoring, invertebrate/algal symbioses, microbial ecology, molecular ecology, oceanography, and population genetics. 

Dr. Brent Morris

Dr. Morris an award-winning historians and author or editor of five books on the American experience, with four more set for publication in 2021. His work has also published in the New York Times, the American Historical Review, Civil War History, the Journal of Southern History, the Journal of African American History, Southern Studies, and the South Carolina Historical Magazine. 

Become involved with Dr. Morris’ Institute for the Study of the Reconstruction Era, the only Higher Ed center or institute in the world dedicated entirely to the study and promotion of the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era, and experience hands-on learning where five centuries of history have unfolded!

M.F.A. Chris Robinson

Throughout Chris Robinson's career, his work has involved initiatives such as the early use of computers in the arts to public scale laser and ambient light installations, aviation and space development, scientific exploration, 3D computing and complex drawings of digital spaces, and the rapid emergence of nanoscience/technology.


Recently he has been a consultant with Synzyme Technologies in the visualization and development of artificial blood and as a fellow of the Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Enquiry in the design, preparation, and upcoming flight of a very small museum to be placed on the surface of the moon. 

Robinson exhibits, writes, and presents at national and international venues and conferences in the arts and the sciences throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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