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USC New Faculty Community Engagement Tour

Friday, September 8, 2017

10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


The Center for Teaching Excellence, in partnership with Historic Columbia, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement invites new faculty to participate in the USC New Faculty Community Engagement Tour.

New faculty are invited to take a guided bus tour of Columbia with James Quint Director of Education, Historic Columbia Foundation, on Friday, September 8. You'll get to learn more about your new city, find out about community engagement initiatives at the university and have an opportunity to network with other new faculty. It's one of the many ways that USC welcomes you to our family.

James is known for his lively tours and his advocacy for historic preservation and the use of history for cultural enhancement. You'll learn interesting things that even natives may not know, and discover ways that you can connect with the city. We want you to feel a strong sense of community not only with the university, but with the community, which is why we have partnered with Historic Columbia for this event.

Please register below and plan to meet on September 8 at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Horseshoe. Afterwards, lunch will be provided by the Spotted Salamander at the historic Robert Mills Carriage House. The program will conclude by 2:00 p.m. Space is limited, so register today.

For more information, contact Moryah Jackson at



James Quint
Director of Education
Historic Columbia

James Quint graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation and minor in history. He completed his Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2008 and joined Historic Columbia that year as their Education Coordinator. Prior to working at Historic Columbia, James worked at the Indiana Historical Society, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and interned at the Missouri State Museum. 

James currently serves as the Director of Education, overseeing all visitor experiences and interactions at Historic Columbia. This department develops and implements programs for the organization’s five historic house museums and administers educational activities which address the diverse and unique history of the Midlands. He served as the chair for the Program Session Committee and is the current chair for the Emerging Museum Professional committee for SEMC.



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