Dr. Charles Love has been named interim dean of the School of Education at the University of South Carolina Upstate and began his duties on July 1. Love previously served in this role from 1999 to 2012.
During his 30-plus year career, he held a variety of positions in public schools including roles in the classroom and administration. He was instrumental in developing programs at USC Upstate that instill diversity into the community, including the College of Educational Enrichment for students with developmental disabilities, the Teaching Man Program for preparing minority males to become strong teachers/leaders, and the Diversity Conference, which is a pre-service teacher collaborative bringing students from various backgrounds together to discuss diverse issues and perspectives while learning from one another about cultural issues. Love is a co-founder of the Scholar’s Academy, a partnership between Spartanburg County Schools and USC Upstate, that allows students to take college courses and advanced high school classes over four years while still participating in classes and extracurricular activities at their own schools.
Love earned a Ph.D. from University of North Carolina Chapel Hills, a M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and a B.S. from Winston-Salem State University.
For more information contact Dr. Charles Love, dean of the School of Education at USC Upstate at (864) 503-5733 or firstname.lastname@example.org.