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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 

Dr. June C. D. Carter
Professor of Spanish
Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

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 José Agustín: Onda and Beyond, University of Missouri Press. 

She serves as president of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) and is the immediate past president of the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers Association (SCFLTA). She has served as president of the South Carolina chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and the chair of the South Carolina Council on Languages.

Lynda Davis

Ms. Lynda Davis
Administrative Assistant

Lynda's responsibilities include a variety of administrative, clerical and budgetary support services for CETL, video-recording and editing are among her many duties. She provides support and assistance to CETL 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 received 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, she 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, technology and higher education led to her current position.

Our Partners

Cindy JenningsCindy Jennings
Director of Learning Technologies
Associate Professor

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)

David McCurryDr. David McCurry
Director of the Office of Distance Education 
Academic Affairs 

The Office of Distance Education partners with CETL and provides guidance and support to USC Upstate’s academic community on the quality, policies, compliance and enrollment for online learning. Also partnering with Learning Technologies, Dr. McCurry participates in faculty training and development as well as online course and program review. Distance Education monitors state authorization, accessibility and accreditation issues related to online learning. Dr. McCurry has been active in the field of Educational Media and Technology since 1973 through community access cable television, educational film and radio broadcasting, distance learning in international development, teaching materials development and textbook production and development in Africa. David has worked overseas in Africa since 1980 as a Peace Corps volunteer, Fulbright Lecturer and USAID contractor and has lived in the countries of The Gambia, Malawi and Namibia for a total of nine years. He is married with three adult boys and lives in Greenville.

  • BA – University of California Santa Cruz, 1980
  • MEd – University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1987
  • EdD – University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1995
  • MFA – Goddard College, 2010

Susannah WaldropSusannah Waldrop
Director of the Student Success Center 

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    Dr. June Carter
    Director of Center for
    Excellence in Teaching
    and Learning

    Lynda Davis
    Administrative Assistant

    Our Partners

    Dr. Clif Flynn
    Interim Senior Vice Chancellor for
    Academic Affairs 

    Cindy Jennings
    Director of Learning Technologies 
    Phone: 864-503-5470

    Dr. David McCurry
    Director of Distance Education

    Susannah Waldrop
    Director of the Student Success Center
    Phone: 864-503-5414

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    800 University Way
    Media Building 248 A & B
    Spartanburg, SC 29303
    Phone: 864-503-5881
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