When Clemson takes on Notre Dame in the 2018 Cotton Bowl, a berth in the national championship game will be at stake. But on the universities’ respective campuses, teams of researchers are working together – Tiger and Fighting Irish – to tackle some heavy-hitting science and societal issues. Here, we present three collaborations that transcend the gridiron.
Andrew Mannheimer's innovative approach to teaching makes him engaging. When he paces in front of a crowded lecture hall, he talks fast. He has a microphone in one hand while he gestures with the other; he attacks a lecture like an MC attacks a verse.
The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences recently celebrated scholarship by faculty across the college by recognizing selected outstanding journal publications. College leadership recognized each faculty member responsible for the work with a plaque, which will be displayed outside of the dean’s office for the remainder of the semester. Eric Muth, associate dean for […]
A Clemson University researcher has found that health conditions hinder children and their families from attending church and that the likelihood of attendance changes depending on the type of health condition. The research finds that children whose disability affects social interaction are the most likely to be deterred from worship.
A team of Clemson researchers is using a $398,263 award from the National Science Foundation’s Broadening Participation in Engineering program to examine factors that both encourage and discourage Black students from pursuing education in engineering fields. Researchers will also examine how different academic pathways in engineering vary by gender and institution type for Black students.
Clemson’s sociology, anthropology and criminal justice department covers a great deal of academic ground for students; the wide range is right there in the name. However, even when students decide to zero in on one of the department’s three paths, the sheer number of possible career avenues afforded to them can be as intimidating as […]
Faculty from two Clemson colleges have established a business anthropology undergraduate certificate program that seeks to address business issues through the lens of social science. Faculty designed the program to better prepare students for a business world that has grown increasingly dependent on strategy informed by research that examines culture, customer experience and employee behavior. […]
The College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences honored its outstanding graduate and undergraduate students at the first annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony in early April at the Strom Thurmond Institute Auditorium. Graduate students awarded during the ceremony included: Master’s Degree Candidate Teaching Assistant Award – Heidi Walsh, School of Nursing Master’s Degree Candidate Research Assistant […]
Katherine Weisensee, associate professor of anthropology, has been named interim chair of Clemson’s sociology, anthropology and criminal justice department. Weisensee has been a faculty member at Clemson since 2008, and her appointment as interim chair began in mid-March. Weisensee said she is excited to take on the role of interim chair in light of recent […]
For six years, Clemson University sociology professor Brenda Vander Mey has been proactively leading a sustainability Creative Inquiry class to the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica. Today, Vander Mey, her students and some associates are leading a different mission for the 70,000 inhabitants of the archipelago – one of relief. The immediate need for residents […]
Parishioners who participate in small groups within a religious congregation are generally more likely to be civically engaged than their fellow worshipers unless a church has high overall small-group participation, according to research recently released by Clemson and Louisiana State universities.
Catherine Mobley, a distinguished and highly decorated sociologist at Clemson University for nearly 20 years, has been named interim chair of the sociology and anthropology department.
Clemson University alumna and professor of sociology from the College of Business and Behavioral Science, Dr. Catherine Mobley, is part of a team of top academic researchers from across the country that will be participating in a National Science Foundation-sponsored project. This important project will examine the educational experiences of military veterans seeking college degrees […]
Melinda Denton’s research focuses on how religion and family shape the lives of adolescents in the United States. She calls face-to-face interviews with youth “eye opening.”