Contact Us

  • For questions about admissions, please contact Lisa Bateman or Barbara Urban (see below).
  • For questions about labs, Saturday Experiences, Summer Experiences, final grades, or credit transfers, please contact Dr. Brian Gloor (see below).
  • For questions about your student's coursework or grades on individual assignments, please contact the relevant instructor for the course in question.

Accelerate Administration

Dr. Ershela Sims, Vice President for Accelerate Engineering (Profile)
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
(843) 383-1909

Dr. Zaria O’Bryant, Accelerate Program Administrator (Profile)
Ph.D., Educational Technology, Walden University
M.A.T., Special Education, University of South Carolina
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
(843) 495-2483

Dr. Gary Gabel, Accelerate Program Administrator (Profile)
Ed.D., University of Missouri
M.Ed., Georgia State University
L5 Leadership Add-on, University of Georgia
B.S.Ed., Georgia State University
(843) 309-4766

Dr. Brian Gloor, Accelerate Academic Programs Coordinator (Profile)
Ph.D., M.S., Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
B.S., Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas State University
(843) 383-3901 x 3969

Accelerate Faculty  

Dr. Cheonho "Leo" Bae, Accelerate Engineering Instructor (Profile)
Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.E., Electronics and Communications Engineering, Advanced Institute of Military Science and Technology
B.S., Astronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy

Dr. Tyler Brannan, Accelerate Mathematics Instructor (Profile)
Ph.D., M.S., Mathematics, Louisiana State University
B.S., Mathematics and Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University

Dr. Jennifer Crawford, Accelerate Chemistry Instructor (Profile)
Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Texas Tech
B.S., Chemistry, Lubbock Christian University

Dr. Patrick Davis, Accelerate Math Instructor (Profile)
Ph.D., M.A., Mathematics, Central Michigan University
B.S., Mathematics, Eastern Michigan University

Dr. Kathryn de Ridder-Vignone, Accelerate English Instructor (Profile)
Ph.D., M.A., Cornell University
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, University of South Carolina

Ms. Laura Dostert, Accelerate Math Instructor (Profile)
M.S., B.S., Mathematics, Texas A&M University
(843) 383-3901 x 4004

Dr. Jonathan R.A. Maier, Engineering Lead Instructor
Lecturer, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University
Ph.D., M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
(864) 656-2542

Mr. John Minor, Engineering Instructor
Senior Lecturer, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University 
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
(864) 656-2542

Dr. Beth Steedley, Accelerate English Instructor (Profile)
Ph.D., M.A., English, Johns Hopkins University
B.A., English and French, Vanderbilt University

Accelerate Staff

Ms. Lisa Bateman, Accelerate Program Assistant (Profile)
B.A, Business Administration, Saint Leo University
(843) 383-3901 x 3982
(843) 383-3950 fax

Ms. Patty Long, Accelerate Technology Manager (Profile)
M.A. Ed., Educational Technology, Western Carolina University
B.A., English, Columbia College    
(843) 383-3901 x 3990

Ms. Barbara Urban, Accelerate Administrative Assistant (Profile)
M.S., Education/Instructional Technology, Western Connecticut State University
B.S., Elementary Education/Mathematics, Western Connecticut State University
(843) 383-3901 x3925