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  • Clemson’s College of Education celebrates Extra Yard for Teachers

    September 23, 2019

    The Clemson University College of Education celebrated South Carolina’s Teachers of the Year–and all teachers–during the Clemson Tiger’s recent football match up with the Charlotte 49ers. Our college hosted teachers and their families inside the stadium around Howard’s Rock before the game, and we held a tailgate in the hours before kickoff outside Littlejohn Coliseum. […]

  • CoE Awards

    Clemson’s College of Education holds first annual awards celebration

    September 23, 2019

    On Sept. 20, the College of Education held its first annual awards celebration at the Owen Pavilion at the Madren Conference Center and Inn in Clemson. College leadership recognized faculty in a variety of categories and celebrated faculty milestones related to journal citations and grant achievement. George J. Petersen, founding dean of the college, welcomed […]

  • Koonce advising

    Clemson’s College of Education adopts four-year undergrad advising model amid enrollment gains that defy national trends

    September 23, 2019

    This fall, Clemson’s College of Education has become the first on campus to adopt a college-wide, four-year advising model for its undergraduates. College leadership and student advisors worked collaboratively to develop this approach, which they say aligns the college more closely with the ClemsonForward strategic plan. This model positions academic advisors to manage all tasks […]

  • Clemson associate dean pens new book on introducing challenge in the classroom

    September 10, 2019

    Jeff Marshall clearly remembers a student in his AP Physics class whose abilities were far beyond the material he was teaching. By the third day of the class, Marshall knew the student—who would later skip his first year at MIT—would quickly grow disinterested in the material. Marshall had to do something, so he started a […]

  • Kelsey Simms - kindergarten

    Clemson alumna fights back after brush with death to pursue special education career

    September 2, 2019

    After the accident, people told Kelsey Simms many things. The police told her she drove her car 60 miles per hour into the back of a stopped—and thankfully childless—school bus. They told her that when her Honda Civic hit, the interior crumpled underneath the back of the bus, wedging her inside. Her grandparents happened to […]

  • Communication Center

    Clemson’s Communication Center enjoys more space, improved tech with move to Watt Family Innovation Center

    August 23, 2019

    The Communication Center housed in Clemson’s communication department will now enjoy more space and improved technological capabilities in its new home at the Watt Family Innovation Center. The center initially opened in Daniel Hall in 1997 and primarily supports the oral communication needs of students in communication general education courses. In this capacity, the center […]

  • Clemson police add new layer of security on game days by recruiting faculty, students to monitor social media

    August 21, 2019

    This fall, faculty and students in Clemson’s communication department will use the University’s Social Media Listening Center to monitor social media before, during and after all 2019 home football games. The Clemson University Police Department is employing the help of the center to add an extra layer of security during home football games.

  • The College of Education welcomes new faculty in fall 2019

    August 12, 2019

    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: Education and Human Development Liz Boyd will serve as a visiting clinical […]

  • Brad and Travis Kirby

    Brothers and fellow CBSHS alumni share a love of Clemson, health care

    July 29, 2019

    Brad Kirby still remembers attending his first Clemson football game at eight years old. His older brother, Travis, was a freshman at Clemson, and Brad says seeing Travis’ experience and the excitement of game day was all it took to hook him. Ten years separate the Kirby brothers, but both of them ended up in […]

  • Robin Kowalski

    Clemson research suggests a practical use for regret, hindsight

    July 25, 2019

    Clemson University psychologist Robin Kowalski’s recent research reveals that people think about the advice they would give their younger selves more often than many people might think, and for many this mental exercise is anything but futile. Her latest research in the Journal of Social Psychology analyzed the results of two studies on more than 400 individuals 30 years of age or older. Kowalski said the findings have been truly revealing about the nature of regret, how people can use it to self-actualize and what areas people tend to fixate on in their later years.

  • CBSHS associate dean named fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

    July 16, 2019

    Eric Muth, associate dean for research and graduate studies in Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, has been named a fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. Muth was selected based on his high level of research productivity, excellence and broad recognition for his accomplishments. Members include influential science, governmental and philanthropic […]

  • Professor receives honorary doctorate from Czech university in recognition of international community development work

    July 15, 2019

    A Clemson faculty member was recently awarded an honorary doctorate for extensive international community development by the University of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Mark Small, professor of psychology and director of the Clemson University Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life, received the doctorate honoris causa in early June. The university awards honorary doctorates […]

  • Clemson professor Joseph Mazer named editor of leading national communication journal

    July 9, 2019

    Joseph Mazer, professor and chair of Clemson’s communication department, has been named to a three-year term as editor of Communication Education, a flagship journal published by the National Communication Association and the nation’s premier publication for research in the field.

  • New Clemson programs to build critical leadership capacity in U.S. parks

    July 8, 2019

    The Clemson University Institute for Parks has developed a new Directors’ Leadership Academy to address pressing management needs in U.S. parks. Clemson faculty in the institute designed the academy to train current and future park leaders to meet challenges at the local, state and national park system levels.

  • Joanne Avery

    The push to succeed: a conversation with Clemson alumna and South Carolina superintendent of the year Joanne Avery

    June 26, 2019

    The South Carolina Association of School Administrators recently announced that Joanne Avery, superintendent of Anderson School District 4 and a Clemson University graduate, was selected as the state superintendent of the year. The district is among one of the highest achieving districts in the state, and Avery has played a key role in defining and […]