Jeff Fine

Jeff Fine

Jeff Fine, associate professor of political science, has received national recognition for his work with undergraduates in preparing them for graduate school or public affairs-related careers.

A faculty member in the College of Business and Behavioral Science since 2005, Fine is the recipient of the 2016 Craig L. Brians Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research & Mentorship. The award is presented annually to a faculty member by the Political Science Education section of the American Political Science Association.

“I’m humbled and honored to have received this award,” Fine said. “It has truly been a joy mentoring the excellent students we have at Clemson as they develop research skills, present at conferences and even publish in leading political science journals.”

Established in 2014, the award considers a faculty member’s commitments to formal and informal supervision of undergrad student research, public presentation and publication of their work, and accompanying them to academic conferences, to name a few.

Professional recognition is nothing new to Fine. His accomplishments at Clemson were recognized three times in 2014 when he received the Class of 1940 Douglas W. Bradbury Award for outstanding contribution to Calhoun Honors College, the Frank A. Burtner Advising Award, and an Award of Distinction for teaching and mentoring from Clemson’s National Scholars Program.

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