New Faculty Academy: An Afternoon with Interim Provost Cutler

Thursday, March 24, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation.


First-year, full-time faculty are invited to meet Interim Provost Cutler Uof SC’s executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. New faculty members will have the opportunity to hear from Interim Provost Cutler. Please submit questions during registration.


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Stephen J. Cutler
Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Office of the Provost


Dr. Stephen J. Cutler currently serves as the interim provost of the University of South Carolina after having served 5 years as the dean and professor at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy.  

Dr. Cutler has been a pharmacy educator for more than 30 years having served at the schools of pharmacy for Ohio Northern University, Mercer University, the University of Mississippi and the University of South Carolina. During that time, he received 10 teaching awards and recognitions from various classes of students.  

Dr. Cutler is a broadly trained natural products medicinal chemist and behavioral pharmacologist whose research focuses on the isolation of natural products, design of new leads, synthesis of biological active derivatives, and the discovery and development of drugs to treat various disorders, including those of the central nervous system (CNS).  He is a world expert on plants acting on the CNS including marijuana and other psychotropic plants. His work is also centered around addiction.

During his career, Dr. Cutler has received more than $36,000,000 from various federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  He is the author or co-author of 50 patents (US and international), 135 peer-reviewed publications, 3 books, 21 book chapters, 40 published abstracts, and 201 scientific presentations.