Emeriti Faculty

The emeritus or emerita rank is conferred only when a retired faculty colleague, in the judgment of the appropriate administrators, has a history of exemplary service to the College of Charleston. An emeritus or emerita title is used in association with the faculty rank held by the faculty colleague at the time of retirement (e.g., “Associate Professor Emerita” or “Librarian III Emeritus”). The College of Charleston may choose to extend special benefits to retired faculty to whom the emeritus or emerita rank has been granted. Upon application, emeriti faculty will be issued an identification card that will allow them access to the benefits of active faculty in accordance with all College policies: e-mail and professional web site usage; the use of libraries and gyms; admission to athletic contests, artistic performances, lectures and College-wide social events. Emeriti faculty may also continue to use the College as an agent for external grant applications.


Following retirement, an instructional faculty member or librarian may be nominated by a Department Chair or the Dean of the Library (or equivalent administrator) for the “Emeritus” or “Emerita” title. “Emeritus” or “Emerita” appointments must be approved by the appropriate Academic Dean and the Provost. The names of emeriti faculty will be included in the appropriate directories. 

Emeriti Faculty

Below is a list of College of Charleston faculty previously awarded the emeritus designation. Please Click on the image to view this list. 

 Emeriti Faculty List