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  • Rachel Mayo

    College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences names interim associate dean of research and graduate studies

    March 9, 2020

    Rachel Mayo has been named interim associate dean of research and graduate studies in Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. Mayo brings more than two decades of experience to the position, both as a faculty leader and prolific researcher. “I am excited to serve in this role to support faculty from diverse disciplines […]

  • Wheelchair Tennis

    Wheelchair tennis introduced as Clemson’s first adaptive sports team

    March 9, 2020

    Clemson has introduced wheelchair tennis as its first adaptive sports team, making it one of only a few across the U.S. Faculty working in recreational therapy and a student formed the team, which has already competed in collegiate tennis matches. Those same faculty members are actively recruiting in an effort to grow the team and eventually begin more adaptive sports programs at Clemson.

  • Andrew Whitehead

    Clemson faculty member co-authors book on Christian nationalism’s effect on US politics

    March 6, 2020

    Clemson faculty member Andrew Whitehead has co-authored a new book on Christian nationalism in the U.S. The book, “Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States,” draws on national survey data and 50 in-depth interviews with Americans from across the political spectrum. Whitehead will discuss the book, its findings and his extensive research in this area Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Watt Family Innovation Center, Room 109.

  • Jeffrey Hallo appointed interim chair of Clemson parks, recreation and tourism management department

    March 2, 2020

    Jeffrey Hallo, Ph.D., has been appointed interim chair for the Clemson parks, recreation and tourism management department effective March 1. Hallo will assume the role previously held by Wayne Freimund, who is leaving the position at the end of March. Leslie Hossfeld, dean of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences that houses the […]

  • Two Clemson colleges align initiatives, research projects to address inequities across the state

    February 27, 2020

    The FoodFORWARD Research Symposium, an event that brings experts in food research to Clemson, is now less than two months away. Researchers from across the university will convene at the event for poster sessions and talks, and they’ll hear from Leslie Hossfeld, dean of Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS) and Keith […]

  • Update: Palmetto Poll results are in

    February 26, 2020

    Clemson University will revive and modernize its Palmetto Poll by combining social media analytics with traditional polling methods in the statewide public opinion survey. Clemson faculty involved in the Palmetto Poll are already gathering data from political conversation using the university’s Social Media Listening Center in order to inform polling activities around the 2020 Democratic primary and the 2020 presidential election.

  • Nico Gomez CAREER

    College of Education faculty member earns coveted early career award to study experiences of Latino youth in math

    February 25, 2020

    A faculty member in Clemson’s College of Education recently received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program grant, often referred to as the NSF CAREER award. Assistant Professor Carlos Nicolas Gomez will use the five-year grant to characterize and analyze the developing mathematical identities of Latinx students transitioning from elementary to middle grades mathematics. Gomez said he is especially interested in working with students who are pulling double duty learning math and the English language for the first time, and he hopes getting information firsthand from students will make it that much more valuable for educators teaching diverse populations of students.

  • Clemson College of Education embarks on third ‘Listen and Learn’ tour across SC

    February 20, 2020

    In early February, our college embarked on its third Listen & Learn tour! We visited Luke Clamp, National High School Principal of the Year, at River Bluff High School, and learned about the school’s innovative approach to education. We ventured to Lake City, SC, and met with Florence 1 Superintendent Dr. Richard O’Malley. We met […]

  • Clemson professor joins international leaders in sustainability discussion, activities with National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

    February 10, 2020

    Gary Machlis, former science adviser to the director of the U.S. National Park Service and University Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson, will join international industry, government and academic leaders to discuss and develop sustainability policy as part of a special group assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS). Machlis began serving on the NAS Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability on Feb. 1 and his term will continue through Jan. 31, 2022. Machlis will meet with NAS members and members of the roundtable Feb. 27-28 in Washington, D.C.

  • A Clemson student in an orange shirt is surrounded by upraised hands in a classroom.

    Call Me MISTER continues to change the face of S.C. classrooms

    February 7, 2020

    African-American men make up 2 percent of the teachers in the U.S. In South Carolina, 25 percent of all first-year teachers hired for the 2017-2018 academic year are no longer teaching in South Carolina schools. Call Me MISTER® has spent the last 20 years working to change those statistics. And their work is moving the needle.

  • Clemson researchers present findings from extensive research on food insecurity in Pickens County

    February 5, 2020

    Clemson researchers recently released findings on the issue of food insecurity in Pickens County along with recommendations and proposed solutions to the problem. Researchers found that nearly 70 percent of survey respondents indicated they experienced some level of food insecurity in the past 12 months and experienced problems or anxiety about consistently accessing adequate food. One-fourth of these survey respondents faced very low food security.

  • College of Education alumna turned graduate student finds her path in mental health counseling

    February 3, 2020

    There’s a reason Elizabeth McAfee became the go-to teacher during recess for students who needed to talk about their emotions or managing their anger. A well-developed sense of empathy is in her blood. Her father is the fourth-generation McAfee to serve as director of Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, so she didn’t just grow up around […]

  • Center of Excellence for Innovation in Mathematics and Science

    Detailing the Center of Excellence for Innovation in Mathematics and Science Education

    January 21, 2020

    Find out more about the South Carolina Center of Excellence for Innovation in Mathematics and Science Education from Sandra Linder, associate professor of early childhood mathematics education in Clemson’s College of Education.

  • A New Years Message from the Dean

    January 16, 2020

    It’s a new year and a new decade, and the Clemson University College of Education is excited to continue transformational work that is making an impact across our state and nation! Hear more from our founding dean!

  • Clemson program ranked #1 among national online graduate education programs for third straight year

    January 14, 2020

    U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked a Clemson University College of Education program as the #1 online graduate education program in the nation in 2020. The college’s Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program retains the top spot for the third year in a row.