S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
Susan Lovelace, PhD

Susan Lovelace, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Employed by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium since 2014.

Contact Info

(843) 953-2078

About Susan Lovelace, Ph.D.

Susan provides leadership and guidance for the agency and identifies the strategic directions for S.C. Sea Grant Consortium-funded research, education, and outreach. She also provides administration of the agency, updating State and Federal legislators, partners, and staff about agency activities. She leads a multi-disciplinary staff as they work with researchers, businesses, communities, and organizations to sustain, appreciate, and wisely use the ecosystem services of the South Carolina coast while understanding and responding to the challenges and opportunities of changes in climate and land use.

Susan earned a Ph.D. in coastal resource management at East Carolina University, a B.S. in science education also at East Carolina University, and a B.S. in zoology at North Carolina State University. She previously was S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s assistant director for development and extension, and prior to this she was manager of the Human Dimensions Research Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hollings Marine Laboratory.

Learn more about the Consortium, strategic planning efforts, Consortium organizational chart, Program Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors.