Contact Us

Additional information about Accelerate  administrators, faculty, and staff can be found below the following chart.

Nature of Question Contact Person

Course-specific questions

Please contact instructors directly.

See below for more information.

Virtual programs curriculum and partnerships, or general questions.

Dr. Zaria O'Bryant

(843) 495-2483

Virtual programs grades, transcripts, and general questions.

Mrs. Lisa Bateman

(843) 393-3901 Ext. 3982

**If a student is unable to attend a lab, he or she should notify the relevant instructor.

Accelerate and TEAM UP Administration

Randy LaCross Senior Vice President for Virtual & Outreach (Profile)
All the graduate courses in a secondary science education Ph.D. program at University of South Carolina
M.Ed. in Secondary Science, Francis Marion University
B.S. in Biology, Francis Marion University

Dr. Zaria O’Bryant, Director of TEAM UP (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

Accelerate Faculty  

Dr. Taylor Belcher, Accelerate Mathematics Instructor (Profile)
Ph.D. Pure Mathematics, Bowling Green State University
B.S. Mathematics and Secondary Education, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Samuel Benavides, Accelerate Mechanical and Aersopace Engineering Instructor (Profile)
Dr. Antonino Carnevali, Accelerate Physics Instructor (Profile)
Ph.D., Physics, University of Tennessee
B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hunter College
Dr. Jennifer Crawford, Accelerate Chemistry Instructor (Profile)
Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Texas Tech
M.Ed., Teaching, Emporia State University
B.S., Chemistry, Lubbock Christian University
Dr. Kathryn de Ridder-Vignone, Accelerate English Instructor (Profile)
Ph.D., M.A., Cornell University
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, University of South Carolina
Dr. Randy Gibson, Accelerate Engineering Instructor
Dr. Letitia Hubbard, Accelerate Engineering Instructor
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
B.S. Physics Spelman College
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 
Dr. Beth Steedley, Accelerate English Instructor (Profile)
Ph.D., M.A., English, Johns Hopkins University
B.A., English and French, Vanderbilt University

TEAM UP Faculty

Dr. Dedra Eatmon, TEAM UP Engineering Instructor (Profile)
Ms. Donita Robinson, TEAM UP Math Instructor (Profile)
Mrs. Staci Weeks, TEAM UP Math Instructor (Profile)
M.T., Secondary Education, University of South Carolina
B.S., Mathematics, University of South Carolina

Accelerate and TEAM UP Staff

Mrs. Lisa Bateman, Student Services Coordinator (Profile)
B.A., Business Administration, Saint Leo University
(843) 383-3901 Ext. 3982
(843) 383-3950 fax

Mrs. Patty Long, Accelerate Technology Manager (Profile)
M.A. Ed., Educational Media, Western Carolina University
B.A., English, Columbia College    
(843) 383-3901 Ext. 3990
Ms. Rana O'Bryant, Virtual Student Success Coordinator (Profile)
M.S., Project Management, George Washington University
M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee