The Clemson University School of Health Research has 10 newly appointed faculty scholars from across four colleges in the University.

The new faculty scholars are:

  • Kaileigh Byrne, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology
  • Zhou Job Chen, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology
  • Brandi Crowe, assistant professor of recreational therapy in the Department of Parks, Tourism and Recreation Management
  • Nathan McNeese, assistant professor and director of the Team Research Analytics in Computational Environment Research Group in the School of Computing
  • Sachin Rustgi, assistant professor of molecular breeding in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
  • M. Gabriela Sava, assistant professor in the Department of Management in the College of Business
  • Hyewon Shin, assistant professor in the School of Nursing
  • Laura Stanley, associate professor and graduate program coordinator in the Department of Industrial Engineering
  • Kathleen Valentine, Director of the School of Nursing and Chief Nursing Academic Officer
  • Mary Ellen Wright, assistant professor in the School of Nursing

Faculty scholars serve as leaders in health research, teaching and service, and together are growing the Clemson University’s research focus on health innovation.  The new faculty scholars research interests’ span from cancer care to gluten intolerance to virtual reality for pain management and the impact of wellness programs. With the addition of the newly appointed scholars, there are now 137 faculty scholars from 33 departments across the University. New faculty scholar appointments are made annually in the spring.

For more information on these new scholars or other faculty scholars within the School of Health Research, visit