SC EPSCoR/IDeA State Committee

The South Carolina EPSCoR/IDeA State Committee brings together the leaders of the academic institutions and government agencies involved in carrying out EPSCoR/IDeA objectives, and therefore oversees the coordination of initiatives across EPSCoR and IDeA funded programs.

*Member, Executive Committee

Mark Sothman

*Mark Sothmann
Committee Chair

Provost Emeritus
Medical University of South Carolina

Prakash Nagarkatti

*Prakash Nagarkatti
State Director

Vice President for Research
University of South Carolina

Mark Barnes

Nadim Aziz
State Office Director


Mark Barnes

Mark Barnes

Science & Technology Deputy Associate Laboratory Director
Savannah River National Laboratory

*Christopher Davies

Associate Provost for Research Infrastructure
Medical University of South Carolina

Kenneth R. Deans., Jr.

President and CEO
Health Sciences South Carolina

*Tanju Karanfil

Vice President for Research
Clemson University

Elbert Malone

Associate Provost of Sponsored Programs and Research
South Carolina State University

*Michael Matthews

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
University of South Carolina

Michael McInerney

Director of External Affairs
South Carolina Commerce Department

*Angela Peters

Vice Provost for Academic Programs
Claflin University

*Bob Quinn

Executive Director
South Carolina Research Authority

Susie Shannon

President and CEO
South Carolina Council on Competitiveness

Kelly Steinhilper

Vice President for Communications and Strategy
South Carolina Tech College System

*John Wheeler

Associate Provost for Integrative Science
Furman University


Term Expires Spring 2017: Nagarkatti, Sothmann
Term Expires Spring 2018: Peters, Wheeler (Executive Committee)