Faculty Affiliates

Furman faculty have a deep history of community engagement through service learning courses, creative activity, teaching, research, and service. Applied Sustainability Research team members work to support this ongoing work by helping to match community and faculty interest and expertise and support ongoing projects. We also provide opportunities for faculty, staff, students and community members to come together to discuss best practices and opportunities for collaboration and learning together.

Through the faculty affiliates program and associated programming, faculty also share strategies for integrating community-based work into courses and explore opportunities for interdisciplinary research. In 2017, the Shi Institute selected its first cohort of faculty affiliates who serve as liaisons to gather examples and best practices from across campus and in the community.

Shown above are members of the Shi Institute staff with some of our 2023-2024 Faculty Affiliates. From left, front row, are: Dr. Brannon Andersen, Laura Bain, Gina Beck, Dr. Marian Strobel, and Dr. Matthew Anderson. Back row: Dr. Andrew Predmore, Dr. Brandon Inabinet, Mike Winiski, Dr. Gustavo Coelho, Dr. Matt Cohen, and Dr. George Lipscomb. 

If you’re interested in joining the Faculty Affiliate program, please email Dr. Andrew Predmore at andrew.predmore@furman.edu