Clemson’s College of Education begins the fall semester with several new faculty members. College leadership is excited to welcome these faculty members, who will enable student learning and contribute to the planned growth of the college. The new faculty members by department are as follows: Department of Teaching and Learning Kirsten Abel will serve as a […]
When four South Carolina universities established a cooperative pathway to a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in education systems improvement science at Clemson University, they did so with the intention of seeing the program’s alumni quickly make positive, measurable impacts in education across the state. Fortunately, what they intended is already happening before the first cohort member has even graduated from the program. This kind of immediate productivity from students was inevitable when many of them are already working as administrators and leaders in the field of education. This particular brand of doctoral program hinges on institutions’ ability to make a program as applied as possible, so it should come as no surprise that they’re wasting no time putting lessons learned to use in their respective workplaces.
Call Me MISTER has introduced the Call Me MISTER Leadership Series, an ongoing, online speaker series designed to address topics ranging from practical instruction to leadership values. Program leadership developed the series in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will take the place of and extend the program’s usual summer leadership institute, which was abbreviated due to the pandemic. Program coordinators plan to use the series to address teaching and learning during the pandemic as well as protests that have occurred across the U.S. revolving around race, police brutality and issues involving statues and building names.
A new endowed chair position in Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS) has been created to specifically research aging and its effects on a variety of issues related to brain functioning. Dr. Lesley A. Ross will serve as the SmartLIFE Endowed Chair in Aging and Cognition, the first endowed chair in the college. Ross will be a tenured faculty member in the psychology department and will work collaboratively across the college and university on research related to aging and cognition. She will serve as associate director for the Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging and will have dedicated laboratory space at the Oconee County Campus of Prisma Health.
Greenville Technical College (GTC) and Clemson University have come together to ease the transfer process with a new agreement. The agreement allows students enrolled in a Greenville Technical College Associate in Arts or Science degrees with a Social Science Track and meeting eligibility criteria to be accepted as transfers into the B.A. Anthropology, B.S. Anthropology, […]
Clemson researchers have used grant funds from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to combat obesity in South Carolina since 2018, and work continues to yield positive results despite obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, researchers and health extension agents behind the CDC High-Obesity Program have linked the outreach work of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Bishopville, which connects 25 local churches to aid over 500 families in and around Lee County, with Foodshare SC, a nonprofit organization based in Richland County that provides affordable, fresh food boxes across the state. This collaboration has translated to thousands of pounds of fresh food reaching the tables of food insecure families across the Pee Dee.
A Clemson University faculty member has earned a prestigious Spencer Foundation Grant to study how rural school leaders navigate communities to improve educational equity. According to Daniella Sutherland, assistant professor in Clemson’s College of Education, the research is the first of its kind to study this issue specifically in rural schools. Sutherland and her research team seek to understand the specific challenges rural leaders encounter and the strengths they can utilize as they try to create equitable schooling practices. They hope to aid educators in the South Carolina, West Virginia and Vermont schools they are studying and intend the lessons learned to be applied to any rural area across the country as results are finalized.
Not everyone has the luxury of living near a state park or even a green space. Lack of transportation, mobility constraints or a compromised immune system during a pandemic mean some people can’t even travel to fulfill their outdoor needs now that some of these spaces are reopening. A Clemson faculty member argues that people […]
A Clemson professor has authored a detailed study of investigative reporters’ work over the last century to expose corruption involved in the sale of various purported cure-alls, and the study has revealed surprising connections to current trends in supplement sales. Bryan E. Denham, professor in Clemson’s communication department, has authored a new monograph, “Magazine Journalism […]
A faculty member in Clemson’s College of Education has earned an early career award and accompanying funding to research and design a sentence writing intervention for students with learning disabilities. Abby Allen, assistant professor of special education, will use the Institute of Education Sciences’ Early Career Award over the course of four years to design […]
Many parents are wondering how to keep their families healthy, entertained and positive this summer now that vacations, camps and sport activities have either been canceled or moved to an online format. A Clemson University family leisure researcher has tips to help keep families playful, while also limiting the stress and anxiety that comes with living through a global pandemic.
In both urban and rural settings, successful school leaders are able to lead in ways that are responsive to the context in which their school is situated. By definition, rural schools are situated in communities that have small populations and are located some distance from urban centers. In such a setting, the school is often […]
Clemson’s College of Education will partner with Florence School District 1 to provide a full cohort of the school district’s teachers its certificate of online teaching. The certificate program addresses concepts such as instructional design, strategies to enhance engagement and the evaluation of student learning in online formats and will allow the teachers to apply to the South Carolina State Department of Education for an add-on endorsement in online teaching. According to College of Education faculty, the sudden need for educators to transition to online formats during the COVID-19 pandemic has made continuing education programs focused on online and hybrid delivery especially attractive to school districts.
An article written by Clemson University faculty argues that black youth face challenges that shape where they play, who they play with and how they engage in recreational activities. The article, “Playing While Black,” has gained attention from scholars across the U.S. since it was first published in Leisure Sciences, an interdisciplinary journal. The article emphasizes the significant role that racial profiling has on creating a sense of danger associated with participating in recreational activities in public spaces.
George J. Petersen, founding dean of Clemson’s College of Education, has earned university-wide recognition for his contributions to working professionals who are continuing their education. Petersen is the recipient of the Ralph D. Elliott Endowed Award for Outstanding Service to Off-Campus, Distance and Continuing Education. Presented annually, the award honors a Clemson University faculty member, […]