Below is a list of selected projects that illustrate a wide range of Clemson University collaborations already underway in the Caribbean Region.
Professor Scott Brames in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences is working in Dominica on a spring break program for students to examine the volcanic arc and geo-thermally active areas.
Professor Cameron Bushnell in the Department of English traveled to Dominica as part of her work with race and ethnicity.
Professor Jim Castle in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences worked in the Bahamas on the Bahamian field study spring break program.
Professor Stéphanie Cretté in the Department of Academic Affairs (Warren Lasch Conservation Center, Charleston, SC) worked in Cuba exploring opportunities relevant to the Conservation Center .Professor Stephanie Davis in the School of Nursing will travel to the Dominican Republic in March 2017 to lead a group of students on a Volunteers in Medical Missions project.
Professor Stéphanie Cretté in the Department of Academic Affairs (Warren Lasch Conservation Center, Charleston, SC) established an agreement between Colombia’s Externado University and the Conservation Center for collaboration, exchange and creation of a curriculum in archaeological maritime conservation.
Professor Saara DeWalt in the Department of Biological Sciences has a long-term research project examining forest dynamics on the island of Dominica. She is working with the International Institute of Tropical Forestry in Puerto Rico to develop a Caribbean-wide forest monitoring network. She also works in various locations in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Dominica, Trinidad) to study a weed that is native to the Caribbean but was introduced to and has become a problem in various other tropical areas, including Hawaii.
Professor Andrea Feeser in the Department of Art worked in Haiti on the project, Training Tomorrow’s Trainers: Cultivating and Dyeing with Indigo in Jérémie and Abricots, Haiti for Cultural and Economic Empowerment.
Professors Carter Hudgins and Amalia Lafeiste in the Department of Planning, Development, and Preservation traveled to Cuba to conduct a site visit and survey.
Professors Carter Hudgins and Richard Marks in the Department of Planning, Development, and Preservation are working in the Bahamas providing technical assistance to nonprofit historic preservation groups.
Rob Krulac in Business Development at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research traveled to Cuba exploring opportunities relevant to CU-ICAR.
Professor Gary Machlis, University Professor of Environmental Sustainability, is collaborating with the American Association for the Advancement of Science in developing educational and scientific capacity in Haiti, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.
Professor Kim Manganelli in the Department of English focused on Jamaica and Saint-Domingue in a chapter in her book Transatlantic Spectacles of Race: The Tragic Mulatta as a Tragic Muse.
Professors Stephen Moysey and Scott Brames in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences are working in Dominica through an NSF supplement request building an affective pathway to the geosciences through experiential learning.
Professor Angela Naimu in the Department of English published the book Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood.
Professor Jennifer Ogle in the Department of Civil Engineering is working in Dominica, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti on an engineering study abroad program.
Professor Weichiang Pang in the Department of Civil Engineering is working in Haiti on a Creative Inquiry (CI) project aiming to address the sub-standard and dangerous construction of buildings.
Professor Arelis Moore de Peralta in the Department of Languages and the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Studies is working in the Dominican Republic doing community development and public health incorporating student study abroad.
Professors Jeff Plumbee and David Vaughn in the Department of Civil Engineering are working in Haiti on a student-directed applied engineering program for a sustainable future for the village of Cange.
Professor Mark Small in the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Studies, Professor Jennifer Ogle in the Department of Civil Engineering, and Professor Cameron Bushnell in the Department of English are engaged in community development involving civil engineering and fisheries management in Dominica.
Professor Brenda Vander Mey in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice is working in Dominica promoting informed environmental stewardship, formal and informal learning, youth empowerment and leadership, service-learning, and community strengthening.