Dr. Thomas McConnell
Professor | English
"Imagine the crater that would be left if USC Upstate weren't here. In this region we are the rising tide that lifts all boats."
For twenty years, Dr. Thomas McConnell has served as a professor of English at USC Upstate. Originally from Gainesville, Ga., Dr. McConnell has had an illustrious and award-winning career as a writer. Most recently he was awarded the Gold Medal for Best Wartime Fiction published in North America in 2018 by the Independent Publishers Association and shortlisted for the VCU Cabell Award for Best First Novelist in 2018 for his novel "The Wooden King.