As the Clemson administration works on a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), part of the reaffirmation of the University’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), new Faculty Senate President Jeremy King has come up with his own faculty-centered quality enhancement plan.
At first glance, it may seem an odd home for the study of nuclear engineering, alongside courses like geology, hydrogeology and environmental engineering and science. But to Timothy DeVol, there is no better place to teach the fundamentals of an industry that provides nearly 20 percent of America's electrical energy.
In addition to mentoring his students, Tony Cawthon enjoys teaching them to be effective administrators, counselors and mentors as well.
Their band is called Six Chickens and a Beer, or as they are known on Clemson’s campus, Faculty Gone Feral. They have played at venues like Nick’s, Blue Heron and the Esso Club as well as the Arts Company in Seneca. They have sold out the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts and packed the Strom Thurmond Institute to its brim. They have even played at the library during Midweek Music.
Mechanical engineering professor Richard Figliola has taken his research from the classroom to the cockpit and everywhere in between. From basic aerodynamics courses with Clemson undergraduates to an international research network that combats congenital heart diseases, Figliola is engaging in creative and meaningful work on both local and global scales.
From the famous “five-second rule” and popular games such as beer pong, to faux pas such as “double dipping” and drinking out of the milk carton, professor Paul Dawson’s research on common food safety practices has sparked interest in the science behind food safety in both his students and the public.
Featuring innovative energy conservation systems and designs, Harry Kurtz and Julie Frugoli’s house represents the couple’s enthusiastic commitment to a cause that is both personally and practically important to them.
In 2004, Kudera spent seven weeks in Seoul, South Korea, teaching and tutoring students in conversational English. Relieved of the time-consuming duty of grading papers, he found time to write. The result was Fight for Your Long Day, a novel about a day in the life of an adjunct English instructor. Media Relations staff writer Angela Nixon interviewed Kudera on his writing, the book and the impact it has had.
Historian and professor emeritus Jerome Reel will sign copies of his book from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Library Book Sale. Look for his table on the lower level plaza of the R.M. Cooper Library.
Brian and Delphine Dean have more in common than just a last name. They are two of the College of Engineering and Science’s most distinguished professors who also happen to share a dual academic career, an extensive list of awards and accolades, and a passion for research.
Clemson University housing is breathing new life into an old concept with the start of its new Faculty In Residence program.
Jogging alongside students every week calls for a lesson quite different from the traditional lecture. And the now retired Kishimoto still gets to share his love for the outdoors while passing on words of immeasurable wisdom.
Working closely with her students and those in the health care field, Ellen Vincent is helping others to become more aware of their surroundings — and the immense benefits that come along with doing so.
Robin Kowalski's work in the classroom covers subjects from women in psychology to research methods, but what she is really interested in is cyberbullying.
Issues related to contingent faculty will be his primary focus this year, along with examining techniques for the reliable assessment of teaching effectiveness and the proper role of student evaluations.