Rumors if not records indicate that the Society has been in existence as far back as 1935. (One reference has been found to the Society having been founded in 1935 and meeting with the SC Academy of Sciences.) Detailed records go back only to the 1970s. Typically, Presidents are elected as Vice Presidents in the preceding year and are responsible for organizing that year's annual meeting. Starting in 1998, SCSP annual meetings were held jointly with the North Carolina Philosophical Society (NCPS) every other year, with the host institution alternating between the two states. (During the NAACP boycott of South Carolina between 2008-2016, joint meetings with the NCPS were only held every four years in North Carolina.)

If you have any suggested corrections or if you are aware of any additional information pertaining to SCSP history, we would love to hear from you! (Society contact information available on the Homepage.)

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President

Devi Dillard-Wright (USC Aiken)

Kristina Grob (USC Sumter)

Nathan Sasser (Greenville Tech)

Dave Holiday (Coastal Carolina)

Dave Reiter (Erskine)

Jeremy Henkel (Wofford)

Kevin DeLapp (Converse)

J. Aaron Simmons (Furman)

Jonathan Trerise (Coastal Carolina)

Justin Weinberg (USC Columbia)

David Roberts (USC Lancaster)

William Kiblinger (Winthrop)

Dennis Earl (Coastal Carolina)

M. Gregory Oakes (Winthrop)

David Meeler (Winthrop)

Malcolm Munson (Greenville Tech)

Michael Ruse (Coastal Carolina)

Christopher Tollefsen (USC Columbia)

Mark Stone (Furman)

Nils Rauhut (Coastal Carolina)

Tom Burke (USC Columbia)

Jim Griffis (USC Upstate)

Anne Bezuidenhout (USC Columbia)

R.I.G. Hughes (USC Columbia)

Daniel Wueste (Clemson)

Richard Combes (USC Upstate)

Alfred Nordmann (USC Columbia)

Malcolm Munson (Greenville Tech)

Greg Weis (USC Aiken)

Richard Nunan (College of Charleston)

Steven Satris (Clemson)

Ferdy Schoeman (USC Columbia)

Michael Costa (USC Columbia)

Charles Kay (Wofford)

Bill Maker (Clemson)

Davis Baird (USC Columbia)

Hugh Wilder (College of Charleston)

Hugh Wilder (College of Charleston)

Jim von Frank (Francis Marion)

Thomas Buford (Furman)

J. "Larry" McCollough (Clemson)

Shannon DuBose (USC Columbia)

James C. Edwards (Furman)

Ronald Hall (Francis Marion)

Lorin Browning (College of Charleston)

Terry Goode (USC Columbia)

Ted Peters (Newberry)

James Abbott (College of Charleston)

Jim Stiver (USC Columbia)

Foster Tait (USC Columbia)

William Daniel (Winthrop)

Rosamond Sprague (USC Columbia)

Baynes Harris (??)

(??) Cooper

Jim Oliver (USC Columbia)

Daryl Christensen (??)

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Converse

Virtual

UNC Asheville (cancelled)

USC Columbia

Winthrop

Coastal Carolina

Appalachian State

Wofford

Furman

College of Charleston

Elon

USC Upstate

Queens Univ. of Charlotte

Winthrop

UNC Chapel Hill

Coastal Carolina

USC Columbia

Furman

NC State

USC Lancaster

College of Charleston

Coastal Carolina

Duke

Clemson

USC Columbia

USC Beaufort

USC Upstate

USC Columbia

Coastal Carolina

Wofford

College of Charleston

USC Columbia

USC Beaufort

Clemson

Wofford

Coastal Carolina

USC Columbia

Litchfield Beach

Furman

College of Charleston

USC Columbia

Clemson

USC Columbia

Francis Marion

Citadel

Coastal Carolina

Furman

Newberry

College of Charleston

Wofford

USC Columbia

USC Columbia

Winthrop

Clemson

Furman

USC Columbia

Presbyterian

Keynote

George Yancy (Emory)

none

Jennifer Morton (USC Columbia)

Cora Diamond (Univ. Virginia)

Robert Audi (Notre Dame)

Panel: Justin Weinberg (USC Columbia)

            Nancy Williams (Wofford)

            Jonathan Neufeld (College of Charleston)

L.A. Paul (UNC Chapel Hill)

David B. Wong (Duke)

Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt)