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Dyer named director of Interdisciplinary Studies

November 15, 2000

Edgar Dyer has been named faculty director of the bachelor's degree program in Interdisciplinary Studies at Coastal Carolina University, effective Jan. 1, 2001, according to Peter Balsamo, dean of Coastal's Division of Extended Learning and Public Services.

Dyer, professor of politics at Coastal, will replace Rebecca Snyder, associate professor of mathematics education, who has been named assistant to the dean for funded research in Coastal's College of Education.

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree program is a curriculum designed for individuals who have an associate's degree or who have already completed at least 30 hours of credit from an accredited college or university. The program allows students to develop an individualized program of study that best satisfies their needs in terms of prior credit, prior work experience, educational objectives and career aspiration.

Dyer, a member of the Coastal faculty since 1976, has served as university counsel since Coastal's independence in 1993. He will continue to serve as Coastal's interim director of athletics until Jan. 1. Dyer was interim dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts during the 1999-2000 academic year. He has been recognized for distinguished teaching and service to students and was the first recipient of the Horry Telephone Cooperative Distinguished Teacher- Scholar Lecturer Award.