Ellen Vincent

Environmental Landscape Specialist/Extension Associate


Email: ellenav@clemson.edu
Office: 864-656-1342
Home: 864-654-8323
Cell: 803-243-8888

Department:
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Location:
173 Poole Ag Center


Education:
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
Doctor of Philosophy 2009
Environmental Design and Planning, College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities
Dissertation committee chair: Dina Battisto
Thesis title: The therapeutic benefits of nature images on health

NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
Master of Science 1993
Major: Agriculture, emphasis in Horticulture
Thesis advisor: Johanne Fairchild
Thesis title: Germination of late blooming Carduus nutans in northwest Missouri

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT NEW PALTZ
Bachelor of Arts cum laude 1982
Major: American Culture

VASSAR COLLEGE
Major: American Culture 1980-81
Major focus: Man and the environment

Research interest:
Nature and Health. Therapeutic benefits of nature images on health.

Publications:
Drennan, K., Wijesinghe, D., White, S., Menchyk, N., Vincent, E. and Park, D. (2014). Soil temperature and moisture differentials from concrete sidewalks. Proceedings of the 14th American Ecological Engineering Society Meeting. Charleston, SC.

Valdetero, H., Vincent, E., and Dobbins, T. (2014). How do Clemson University students in the School of Agriculture, Forest, and Environmental Sciences (SAFES) learn? Abstract. NACTA Journal, 58, (1), online at www.nactateachers.org.

Valdetero, H., Vincent, E., and Dobbins, T. (2014). How do Clemson University students in the School of Agriculture, Forest, and Environmental Sciences (SAFES) learn? Poster presentation: 2014 NACTA Conference, June 25 - 28, Montana State University, Bozeman.

Vincent, E., White S. A.; & Park, D. M. (2013). Pre and post perceptions of sustainable landscape demonstration garden. SNA Research Conference 58, 60-66. Economics and Marketing Section.

Vincent, E. (2011, January). Healing landscapes research. Healthcare Design 11(1), 52-53.

Vincent, E., Battisto, D., Grimes, L., & McCubbin, J. (2010). The effects of nature images on pain in a simulated hospital patient room. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 3(3), 42-55.

Vincent, E., Battisto, D., & Grimes, L. (2010). The effects of presence and influence in nature images in a simulated hospital patient room. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 3(3), 56-69.

Vincent, E. (Ed.) 2009. Certified Nursery Professional Training Manual. (Available from the South Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association, 4661 Crystal Drive, Columbia, SC 29206)

Vincent, E. & Ham, D. (2009). Landscape design and landscape installation. In: E. Vincent (Ed.) Certified Nursery Professional Training Manual. (Available from the South Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association, 4661 Crystal Drive, Columbia, SC 29206)

Strother, E. A. V. (2005). Miracle-Gro guide to growing beautiful flowers, pp. 32-137, Iowa: Meredith Publishing

Honors and awards:
Clemson University Critical Thinking CT2 Faculty Scholar, 2015.
Nominated for Excellence in Advising Award (February, 2015). College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.
Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award (February, 2014). College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.
Nominated for Excellence in Advising Award (February, 2014). College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.
Identified by Division of Student Affairs as a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE MAKER by one or more residential students at Clemson University, 2009- 2010, 2012- 2013.
SCACAA Communication Award: 1st Place Fact Sheet, SC, 2008.
SCACAA Communication Award: 1st Place Feature Story, SC, 2008.
Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Outstanding Unclassified Staff Award, 2007.
Canon/Photographer’s Forum Contest: Black & White: Finalist, 2005.
Honorary Citizen of Pacolet. Pacolet, SC. March 24, 2005.
SCACAA Communication Award: Publication, 1st place, SC, 2004.
SCACAA Communication Award: Direct Mail Piece, 2nd place, SC, 2004.
SCACAA Communication Award: Direct Mail Piece, 1st place, SC, 2002.
SCACAA Communication Award: Feature Story, 1st place, SC, 2002.
NACAA Achievement Award. National, Albuquerque, NM, 2001.
SCACAA Communication Award: Learning Module/Notebook, 1st place, SC, 2001.
SCACAA Communication Award: Feature Story, 2nd place, SC, 2001.
SCACAA Communication Award: Video Tape/Television, 2nd place, SC,2001.
SCACAA Communication Award: Team Newsletter, 2nd place, SC, 2000.
SCACAA Communication Award: Feature Story, 3rd place, SC, 2000.
NACAA Communication Award: Direct Mail Piece, 1st place, US, 1999.
Best Communicator in the Cluster. Colleton/Beaufort/Jasper, 1st place, 1999.

Courses:
Introduction to Horticulture--HORT 101
Landscape Appreciation--HORT 208
Sustainable Landscape Garden Design--HORT 308
Landscapes and Health--HORT 400/FOR 893
Research Design and Methods--ARCH 821 (Co-teach)

Website/Publications:
http://www.clemson.edu/cafls/research/vincent/
http://www.clemson.edu/cafls/demo/index.html

173 Poole Agricultural Center, Box 340310

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