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SLI Faculty Fellows

Meet our Faculty Fellows

Four faculty fellows have been chosen to assist with the work of the SLI. They are as follows:

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Steve Jaumé, Faculty Development Fellow
Professor Steve Jaumé is an earthquake seismologist with strong interests in how societies adapt to both chronic and extreme natural hazards. He is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana (“the inevitable city on the impossible site”, Peirce Lewis, 1976), who watched one of his nightmares come true on TV in August 2005 as Hurricane Katrina flooded his hometown. At the College of Charleston he teaches environmental geology, natural hazards, geophysics and seismology. He studies earthquake hazards in the greater Charleston region, reviews seismic safety of proposed nuclear power stations, and has recently begun working with economists in the School of Business examining the impact of induced earthquakes on housing prices in Oklahoma. He is also a member of the Lowcountry Hazards Center and the Charleston Reslience Network.
jaumes@cofc.edu    843.953.1802

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David Hansen, Innovation Fellow
David Hansen is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management and Marketing. His primary research is aimed at better understanding the process of how ideas are conceived and developed into new products and new businesses through a theoretical lens of creativity. Additionally, he has examined how opportunity has been defined and operationalized in the literature. His secondary research focuses on the interface between marketing and entrepreneurship. His research has been published in entrepreneurship journals including Journal of Small Business ManagementInternational Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, and International Entrepreneurship Management Journal. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and a board member for the Global Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He primarily teaches entrepreneurship courses including New Venture Modeling, Ecopreneurship (a course he created) and Social Entrepreneurship. In addition, he regularly works with undergrad and graduate students on thesis projects related to sustainable business and/or entrepreneurship.
hansend@cofc.edu     843.953.6447

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Caroline Foster, Outreach Fellow
Professor Foster is a visiting assistant professor teaching in the Department of Communication. She specializes in mass communication and journalism. Formerly the editor at South Carolina Wildlife magazine, Foster also worked as a research assistant at the University of South Carolina. Foster has published health- and science-focused research in Health Promotion Practice, the Journal of Health Communication and Science Communication, among other field-specific journals.
fostercb@cofc.edu    843.953.0228

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Barry Stiefel, Student Engagement Fellow
Professor Barry L. Stiefel teaches in the Historic Preservation and Community Planning Program, and the joint graduate program in historic preservation with Clemson University. He earned his Ph.D. in historic preservation from Tulane University, Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan, Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University, and a B.S. in environmental policy (with a minor in anthropology) from Michigan State University. Stiefel’s research interests pertain principally to how the sum of local preservation efforts affect regional, national and multinational policies within the field of cultural resource management and heritage conservation. 
stiefelb@cofc.edu   843.953.7335