National Scholars Program

National Scholars Program Staff


Katie Bower

Assistant Director
Assistant Director, Calhoun Honors College

Katie Maxwell  

M.Ed., Clemson University

Ms.Maxwell earned an undergraduate degree in Management from Clemson and was chosen to participate for three years in the Target Corporation's Leadership Management Program. After completing a master's degree in student affairs counseling at Clemson, Ms. Maxwell began her work with the NSP. Ms. Maxwell also works closely with the Calhoun Honors College to advise and develop programs for honors students.


NSP Faculty Fellow

Sarah Winslow

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

As NSP Faculty Fellow, Dr. Winslow teaches the freshman seminar, mentors National Scholars in developing intellectual and professional goals, assists in recruiting and selecting future National Scholars, and coordinates a series of educational enrichment opportunities. Dr. Winslow is an associate professor, in the department of sociology and anthropology, and also serves as Faculty-in-Residence in the Honors College Living-Learning Community. Her research in gender, paid labor, and family has been published in Gender & Society; the Journal of Marriage and Family; the Journal of Family Issues; Community, Work, and Family; and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Dr. Michael LeMahieu

NSP Faculty Fellow

Michael LeMahieu

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

As NSP Faculty Fellow, Dr. LeMahieu taught the freshman seminar from 2011 to 2013 and mentors National Scholars in developing intellectual and professional goals. An associate professor in the department of English, Dr. LeMahieu also serves as director of the Pearce Center for Professional Communication. Oxford University Press will soon publish Dr. LeMahieu's book Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature, 1945-1975.


Director, Calhoun Honors College

William Lasser

Ph.D., Harvard

An Alumni Distinguished Professor and former department chair of Political Science, Bill has written numerous books and articles, including Benjamin Cohen: Architect of the New Deal and The Limits of Judicial Power: The Supreme Court in American Politics. In 1993, Bill was named Clemson's Alumni Master Teacher. In addition to serving as director of the National Scholars Program from 2001 to 2011, Dr. Lasser became director of the Calhoun Honors College in 2009.

Megan Morgan

Graduate Assistant

Megan Morgan

Megan advises and develops programs for both the NSP and the Calhoun Honors College. Megan earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Clemson University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.