Gordon K. Haist, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Interim Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Key Topics
An academic statesman with 39 years of service as a professor of philosophy, Dr. Haist was appointed Interim Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the university in 2013. As USCB’s academic leader, he is accountable for overseeing academic programs, maintaining accreditation standards and, by virtue of his seat on the university’s administrative council, providing advice and counsel to USCB Chancellor Jane T. Upshaw and senior administration officials.
As a philosopher, Dr. Haist can speak to the philosophy of place, space and art; postmodern thought; the philosophy of induction; and the history of philosophy taught as intellectual history.
As a member of the administration, he can speak to the role of a university in today’s society; creating relevant academic programs to meet regional needs; maintaining academic standards.
Indiana University, B.A. in Philosophy, 1966
University of Denver, M.A. in Philosophy, 1969
Southern Illinois University, Ph.D. in Philosophy, 1974
USC’s regional campus at Beaufort
                  Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 1974
                  Professor of Philosophy
                  Coordinator and Advisor of the interdisciplinary degree program in Liberal Studies
                  Chair of the USCB Faculty Senate, 2009-2011
                  First Chair of the Steering Committee, Sea Islands Institute, 2010-2013
                  Member Emeritus, USCB Curriculum Committee
                  Director of the General Studies Program, 2012-2013
Appointed Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 2013
Carolina Trustee Professorship, 2011
Governor’s Distinguished Professor Award, 2012
Rotary Club of Beaufort, Employee of the Year, 2012
Member of the Advisory Board for the International and Interdisciplinary Studies Conferences of the
Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion
Member of the American Philosophical Association
Member of the Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy
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