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Dr. Michael Newsome

Vice President of Academics

As Vice President of Academics at GSSM, I facilitate the work of a team of secondary education professionals, including academic program directors, faculty department chairs, the registrar, and the directors of high-impact academic offices such as research and inquiry, college counseling, and academic success. The academic team's hard work and dedication help advance South Carolina's most talented and motivated students.

My Ph.D. is in economics. Before coming to GSSM, I worked 18 years at Marshall University, reaching the rank of tenured Full Professor. I have been an MBA Director of traditional, executive, and international programs, and I have experience as a policy research consultant. I have taught at the high school, undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels and have taught students in classrooms on four continents. I have extensive experience and a great appreciation for project-based learning, service learning, and interdisciplinary learning environments.

I live in Florence, SC, with my wife, two children, and Labrador retriever. We are active members of our church, and we enjoy exercising, the outdoors, and international travel.