Wall of Honor: Notable Achievements

With our stellar location, vibrant student life and devoted faculty, the College of Charleston is truly one of the nation’s great public universities. Join us as we celebrate the notable awards and achievements of our Faculty. 


Spring 2022

Dr. Adem Ali, Geology & Enivronmental Geosciences 

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award Recipient for 2021 – 2022  at University of Witwatersrand and University of Limpopo.  

Dr. Brian Bossak, Health and Human Performance  

A crucial scholarly liaison between SC DHEC and the College in relation to COVID-19, Dr. Bossak will take up a Fulbright Lectureship in Public Health at the University of Bologna in Italy, the oldest continuously operating university in the western hemisphere for a semester during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Dr. Kris De Welde, Women’s and Gender Studies 

NSF award grant ($1.9 million across three institutions): ADVANCE and Beyond: Understanding Processes of Institutional Change to Promote STEM Equity and Education. 

Dr. Matt Rutter, Biology  

Co-author on article in Nature that fundamentally changes the way biologists think about the random genetic basis for evolution and will be a key foundation for the next generation of work in evolutionary biology. (Monroe, J.G., Srikant, T., Carbonell-Bejerano, P. et al. “Mutation bias reflects natural selection in Arabidopsis thaliana.” Nature 602, 101–105 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-04269-6; https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/plant-mutation/) 

Fall 2021

Dr. Richard Bodek, History 

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award Recipient 2021-2022 at University of Roehampton

Dr. Raúl Carrillo-Arciniega, Hispanic Studies

Premio Internacional de Narrativa “Ignacio Manuel Altamirano” Award Recipient for novel, Hotel Francés. 

 Dr. Jennifer Gerrish, Classics 

The Gallic Wars Books 5 and 6: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Aris & Phillips Classical Texts, Liverpool University Press, 2022)

Dr. Courtney Murren, Matt Rutter and Allan Strand, Biology 

NSF Award Grant ($299,680): IUSE Expanding scientific opportunity with digital course based undergraduate research experience (CURE): development and evaluation.

Dr. Paul Sánchez, Music  

Grammy Nomination for CD Dreams of a New Day