The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences equips students and engages research and outreach to address health and wellness challenges, tackle human impacts on the environment, and build stronger communities by better understanding human, political and social behavior and the impact of an ever-connected world.
Brett Wright, dean emeritus of Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, now leads both a collaborative higher education effort to save wild tigers and a Clemson institute devoted to the academic study of sports sciences. With the arrival of Leslie Hossfeld as dean of the college on July 1, Wright immediately transitioned to […]
As soon as she arrived, she felt a connection right away. This Tiger says that Clemson is truly a place that facilitates collaborative activities and learning across the board. Meet Lori Dickes. Title: Associate chair, Parks Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) and program coordinator, Master of Public Administration (MPA) program Years at Clemson: 13 What I […]
For Michelle Munson, Camp Sunshine is better than Christmas. Michelle, the daughter of Don and Elizabeth Munson of Simpsonville, has autism and myotonic muscular dystrophy, making it hard for her to attend typical summer camps. But for the past 10 years, Michelle has had a chance to be an average child when Don and Elizabeth […]
Steven Miller at Clemson and Nicholas Davis at Texas A&M are informing critical national conversations and attitudes about race and politics. Their research is critical to increase understanding and tolerance. Find out more in this video:
Beginning this fall, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences faculty will participate in departmental and college-level mentoring programs that will provide them with opportunities to attend a wide array of educational workshops in an effort to enhance professional development opportunities for faculty. The college-level program is designed to complement work already being done in […]
Michael Mikota’s motor scooter got plenty of use during his time as a graduate student at Clemson. It meant a great deal to him, and not only because it was his primary source of transportation during the four years it took to earn his Ph.D. The motor scooter was a daily reminder of what he […]
Jason Chavis never expected to work at a university, much less graduate from one. His road to Clemson was not easy. He grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, and came from a divorced family. He hated school and had bad grades. Historically, education wasn’t a priority in his family. His father got his GED after […]
Rachel Mayo knows something about being a young breast cancer survivor. Now the Clemson University public health researcher, who has dedicated her professional life to helping women prevent, identify and survive cancer, will combine her personal and professional experience as a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women.
This spring, Clemson University scientist Shari Rodriguez and graduate student Diane Dotson traveled to Kanha Tiger Reserve in northern India to study the impacts of human-predator conflicts on the wellbeing of Indian people living in and around the park.
June Pilcher, a Clemson behavioral scientist, is the first faculty member from the university to be selected as a Jefferson Science Fellow, a prestigious, government-sponsored fellowship administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Pilcher is one of only five fellows from across the nation to be selected in 2018. She will perform her work as a fellow in the U.S. Global Development Lab, which is part of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Clemson’s department of parks, recreation and tourism management has gained a veteran of South Carolina’s state parks system as faculty this fall. Phil Gaines, a Clemson alum, began his tenure as director of South Carolina State Parks in 2005 and has enjoyed a 37-year career with the parks system. This fall, Gaines will teach a […]
The Clemson University Nursing building, a $31.5 million education and research facility housing an expansion of Clemson’s baccalaureate nursing program at Greenville Health System (GHS), is open. A collaborative effort between GHS and Clemson, the program will help the two entities meet a growing need for nurses.
Leslie Hossfeld began her role as dean of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences July 1, and she has wasted no time to hear from faculty and staff of the college as it prepares to enter a new academic year. She transitions to this role from Mississippi State University, where she served as […]
Over the summer, several nursing and public health students got the chance to put their knowledge to the test in the field. But they didn’t work with patients in a hospital. They treated them in rural villages high in the Peruvian mountains and even on the roadside. It’s something that junior nursing major Sarah Dockery […]
Marilyn Godbold’s impactful gift started in an unlikely place - at a meeting she attended as a guest.