Citadel Science and Mathematics Council
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.
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.
COL Charles R. Ball, USA, Ret. '76
Mr. Ball has 40+ years’ experience leading and managing programs and organizations supporting DoD, from both customer (as a PM in the Army) and provider (industry) standpoints. He is currently serving as the Director of Operations Support for ECS’ Health IT and Cyber Solutions Business Unit with responsibility for identifying and capturing news business as well as training and mentoring capture managers and PMs.
Dr. James D. Bearden, III, MD '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.
William H Bowers MD '60
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.
Lt Col Robert Campbell, Jr., Ph.D., USAFR Ret. 1987
Dr. Douglas M. Carnes, Ph.D. 1964
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.
Dr. Henry Cross, Ph. D., 2015
Mr. Randall C. Finn, 1998
Ms. Lauren A. Fleming-Melton, 2010
Lauren Fleming-Melton is a 2010 graduate of The Citadel’s corps of cadets. While at The Citadel, she was a student athlete on the track and field team majoring in Health and Human Performance.
CAPT Reza Ghaffari, Ph.D., USN, Ret. 1980
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
Dr. Kevin Harbol, Ph. D., 1981
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.
Dr. Alexander Holland, III, Ph. D., 1964
Dr. Holland received a B.S. from The Citadel (1964) and his M.S. (1972) and Ph.D. (1974) degrees from the University of South Carolina. He held positions in the environmental consulting industry (Vice-President Versar Inc. 1987-1991), state government (Director SC Department of Natural Resources Marine Resources Research Institute 1991-2001) and federal government (Director of NOAA’s Hollings Marine Laboratory and Center of Excellence for Oceans and Human Health 2001-2008).
Dr. David O. Keyser, Ph. D., 1981
He has 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, he 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.
Dr. D. Michael Johns, Ph. D., 1972
Dr. Susan Johnson, Ph. D. 1998
Susan Johnson, Ph.D. is the Director of Health Promotion at the Medical University of South Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC Charlotte, master’s degree from The Citadel and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.
Col. Boykin B. Jordan Jr. USAF Ret. 1984
Mr. Stephen J. Lawler 1982
Steve Lawler became president of the North Carolina Hospital Association in July 2017. With close to 40 years of experience as a health system leader, his career has spanned experiences ranging from president of one of the smallest hospitals in North Carolina (a national rural health system model) to leading one of the largest health systems in the state.
Dr. Samuel P. McManus, Ph.D., 1960
Mr. Richard F. Nelson 2004
Mr. Nelson began his professional career in 1986 at the Naval Air Test Center in PAX River MD working on the E2-C aircraft in target detection & tracking as well as ECM & ECCM systems performance. In 1996, Rich opened an office for a small company that eventually became a part of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Dr. John M. Palms, Sr. Ph. D., 1958
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.
Mr. A. Kean Phillips, 2004
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 2022)
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.
Dr. James R. Pugh, Sr. Ph. D., 1985
UNC Chapel Hill '90. He is currently President of Harrell Industries
Mr. Trent K. Purcell, 1980
Trent K. Purcell graduated from The Citadel in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics. Upon graduation he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army.
Dr. Andrew J. Reynolds, Sr., MD, 1992
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. Paul N. Rhyne, Sr., 1993
Mr. Rhyne is a co-founder LumeNXT, which is a privately held surgical device company pioneering the utilization of intracavity light emitting diode (LED) illumination. Before LumeNXT, Rhyne joined the pre-revenue, venture-backed startup, Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.Prior to Intarcia, Rhyne held critical positions within the training, marketing, and commercial field teams at the Coloplast Corporation.
Dr. Marc F. Settin, Ph. D., 1980
Dr. Settin started Barker Industries in 1987 developing and producing high purity solvents and organometallic compounds for the global marketplace. Current products include materials for antibiotic production, modifiers for air bag deployment, and specific metal catalysts for the pharmaceutical industry.
Mr. Jeffrey C. Stevenson, 1991
Mr. Jeff Stevenson is a ’91 Citadel grad, obtaining the BS degree in Mathematics. He has earned an MS in Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech and pursued further studies at Stanford. He worked with various defense contractors and the FBI before joining Google. Mr. Stevenson has been instrumental in our recent collaborations with Google, from faculty funding to develop new android-based courses to computer donations to the physics department to the financial support of the Trebuchet outreach event to serving on our Low Country STEM Collaborative.
Dr. Christopher C. Swain, MD, 1981
Dr. Swain attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed his OB/GYN residency training at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. With his brother David, Chris provided the resources to establish the Swain Nursing Department at The Citadel. Dr. Swain currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Citadel Foundation.
Mr. James M. Whetstone, 1960
While a cadet, James Harrison Whetstone was a Gold Star student and a member of the Summerall Guards, the elite precision drill platoon. Following his graduation in 1960 with a degree in political science, he began a career in the textile industry, eventually becoming the corporate director overseeing the global operations of Unifi Inc., the largest producer of textile yarns in the U. S. and one of the largest international companies of this type. As a senior leader there, Whetstone sought opportunities to mentor and help develop junior colleagues.
Dr. Darin T. Zimmerman, SFFSM Dean