Center for Teaching Excellence
Dr. June C. D. Carter
Professor of Spanish
Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence
She received her doctorate in Romance Languages and Literature at the University of Washington-Seattle. She is the recipient of the Empowerment Award-2010-2011, Multicultural Programs USC Upstate; the Cervantes Award from the South Carolina chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese -2006; the South Carolina Outstanding Foreign Language Teacher of the Year-2005; the Bank of America Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award USC Upstate-2001; and the South Carolina Governor’s Distinguished Professor Award-2001. Dr. Carter has also done post-doctoral work in Mexico and Costa Rica and is the author of published articles, professional conference presentations, and co-editor of Jose Agustin: Onda and Beyond, University of Missouri Press.
She serves on the Executive Board of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) and the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers Association. She has served as president of the South Carolina chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, the chair of the South Carolina Council on Languages, and is president-elect of the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers Association.
Mrs. Lynda Davis
Data Coordinator for Distance Education
Some of Lynda’s responsibilities include data collection and compilation of all distance learning courses, data collection of faculty teaching distance education courses, and documentation of appropriate faculty training in distance learning. In addition to Distance Education, Lynda works closely with the Center for Teaching Excellence providing support and assistance with CTE programs and its mission.
Lynda graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in Microbiology and then the Medical College of Georgia with a BS in Medical Technology. She maintains her ASCP MT certification as well as Specialty Certification in Hematology. Academic and supervisory pursuits led to positions of Assistant Supervisor and Clinical Instructor in Hematology in two large hospital laboratories. After leaving the hospital setting, Lynda began leadership roles with several local and state nonprofit organizations. Prior to coming to USC Upstate, Lynda worked in Distance Education at Spartanburg Community College and taught for 10 years as a substitute teacher in the district’s schools. Lynda’s interest in computers and technology led to her current position.
Director of Learning Technologies
The Department of Learning Technology serves to support and guide thoughtful selection, instructional design for, and mindful use of technology to enhance the learning environment by creating and sustaining innovative and interactive programs to support excellence in teaching and learning and student engagement. We provide a regular program of face-to-face and online development opportunities and we are available for individual and group consultations and instruction for faculty, staff and students.
- ADN – Georgia Southwestern College, 1976
- BSN – Georgia Southwestern College, 1978
- MSN –University of Alabama Birmingham, 1979
- Post-master’s Certificate, Nursing Informatics – Duquesne University, 2000
- Currently enrolled – MEd Tech – University of South Carolina (Masters in Educational Technology)
Dr. Pamela Wash
Director of Distance Education
Assistant Professor in the School of Education
The Office of Distance Education serves to ensure support and consistent quality of distance education courses and programs at USC Upstate.
- Ph.D. – University of South Carolina, Columbia
- I.M.A. – University of South Carolina, Columbia
- B.A. – University of South Carolina, Aiken
Dr. Mary Theokas
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success
The Student Success Center is the hub of student support services at USC Upstate. Consisting of the Academic Support Center, Career Center and Opportunity Network, the Student Success Center strives to significantly contribute to the satisfaction, success and persistence of all undergraduates with an emphasis on first-year and undeclared students. The Asst. Vice Chancellor advises all undeclared majors and supervises the first-year advisors for the School of Education and the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics. The department also includes the programming arm of campus housing, Residential Life, and the Testing Center.
- BA English, UNC-Charlotte 1972
- MEd English Ed., Auburn University, 1975
- EdD, Administration of HE, University of GA, 1999