Edgar Dyer has been named faculty director of the
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
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.