State Committee

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

SC EPSCoR/IDeA State Committee Membership

  • *Mark Sothmann, Committee Chair (Former Provost, MUSC)
  • *Prakash Nagarkatti, State Director (Vice-President for Research, USC)
  • Mark Barnes (Director of the Analytical Development Section, SRNL)
  • Chris Davies (Associate Provost for Research Infrastructure)
  • Ken Deans (President and CEO, Health Sciences South Carolina)
  • *Tanju Karanfil (Vice President for Research, Clemson)
  • Elbert Malone (Associate Provost of Sponsored Programs and Research)
  • *Michael Matthews (Assoc. Dean for Research and Graduate Education, USC)
  • Michael McInerney (Director of External Affairs, South Carolina Commerce Department)
  • *Angela Peters (Vice Provost for Academic Programs, Claflin)
  • *Bob Quinn (Executive Director, SCRA)
  • Susie Shannon (President and CEO, SC Council on Competitiveness)
  • Kelly Steinhilper (VP for Communications and Strategy, SC Tech College System)
  • *John Wheeler (Director of Integrative Research, Furman)

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

*Member, Executive Committee