Centers and Institutes

eNotice - July 2014

Scholarly Publications

Dr. Flowers co-authored a book chapter titled, "Closing the Social Studies Achievement Gap for African American Males" that was published in the book, African American Male Students in PreK-12 Schools: Informing Research, Policy, and Practice. The chapter presents descriptive statistics that highlight the importance of promoting student learning in social studies by integrating instructional activities that comprise innovative advancements in social studies pedagogy.

Dr. Flowers co-authored a book chapter titled, "Exploratory Study of the Factors Affecting the Academic and Career Development of African American Males in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics" that was published in the book, Building on Resilience: Models and Frameworks of Black Male Success Across the P-20 PipelineIn the chapter, qualitative data from African American male students pursuing degrees in STEM fields were analyzed to develop a framework to promote positive academic and career development outcomes among African American males in college.

Dr. Flowers co-authored a journal article titled, "Examining the Effects of Online Distance Education on African American Students’ Perceived Learning" that was published in the Black History Bulletin. The purpose of the study was to explore the impact of online learning on African American college students’ educational outcomes in science courses.

Scholarly Presentations

Cindy Roper presented an academic poster at the Spring 2014 HEHD Research Forum at Clemson University. The poster was titled, "Preparing Students and Faculty to Advance the Study of the Black Experience in Education: Spring and Fall Research Workshops."

Dr. Flowers presented a study titled, "Challenging the Paradigm: Increasing the Representation of African American Males in Gifted Education" at the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color’s 8th Annual Gathering of Leaders in Jackson, Mississippi. The presentation described research conducted at the Charles H. Houston Center pertaining to the representation of African American males in gifted education.

Programs and Outreach

The Charles H. Houston Center offered the Palmetto Ph.D. Project on June 11, 14, 21, and 28. The primary goal of the Palmetto Ph.D. Project is to encourage prospective students to pursue a doctoral degree in the field of education and study the Black experience in education.

The Charles H. Houston Center hosted the Clemson Career Workshop. This program, which was sponsored by LMI Aerospace, enabled high school students to learn about careers in science and engineering.

In partnership with the Clemson Area African American Museum, the Charles H. Houston Center collaborated to facilitate, "A Salute to Our Everyday Heroes.” With support from the local community, this program was designed to honor all veterans and active military personnel.


An eNotice is distributed in January, April, July, and October. To unsubscribe, please send an e-mail to and type UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line of the e-mail.