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Faculty and Staff Accolades


Antonis KatsiyannisCollege of Education faculty member recognized by Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders - February 2017

Antonis Katsiyannis, alumni distinguished professor in the Clemson University College of Education, will receive the 2017 Outstanding Leadership Award by the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. The award honors outstanding leadership in the field of behavioral disorders and significant contributions and impact in the field. Read more.


Pam HaviceDr. Pam Havice awarded the Ted Miller Award - November 2016

At the recent 2016 Southern Association for College Student Affairs conference, Dr. Pam Havice was awarded the Ted Miller Award. This award is given to individuals who have contributed significantly to the work of professional standards, assessment and accreditation.

In addition, former doctoral and master’s student in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and current student affairs employee, Kristin Walker, received the Outstanding New Professional Award. This award is given to the outstanding professional in the SACSA region (26 states) with less than five years of professional experience.

Dr. RyanDr. Joe Ryan becomes first Sue Stanzione Distinguished Professor of ClemsonLIFE - October 2016

Bob and Kaye Stanzione have established the Sue Stanzione Distinguished Professorship of ClemsonLIFE. The first Sue Stanzione Distinguished Professor of ClemsonLIFE is Dr. Joe Ryan, founder and executive director of the ClemsonLIFE program. This gift will make a difference in the lives of countless generations of future ClemsonLIFE students. Read more.

Dolores StegelinDolores Stegelin receives Kevin J. Swick Award for Excellence in Teacher Education - October 2016

The South Carolina Association for Young Children recently awarded College of Education Professor Dolores Stegelin with its Kevin J. Swick Award for Excellence in Teacher Education. The association uses the award to recognize an early childhood education professor who has contributed to the field of teacher education and who has been active at the state level in early childhood education research, teaching and service.

Robin Phelps-WardClemson first-year faculty member wins distinguished dissertation award from Ball State University - June 2016

Robin Phelps-Ward, a faculty member in the Clemson University Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development, was recently awarded the Ball State University Alumni Association Distinguished Dissertation award for the 2015-2016 academic year. As a newly appointed Clemson University Graduate School faculty fellow, Phelps-Ward plans to further explore this award-winning research through a new mentoring program. Read More.

Clemson professor and Purdue assistant professor win scholarly paper award for third consecutive year - March 2016

Robert Knoeppel, chair of the Clemson University Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development, and Matthew Della Sala, assistant professor at Purdue University and former Clemson doctoral student, recently won the Educational Considerations Scholarly Paper Award from the National Education Finance Conference for the third consecutive year. Knoeppel and Della Sala’s paper is entitled “Identifying Factors Associated with the Alignment of Finance and Accountability Policies.” Knoeppel and Della Sala previously developed, calculated and tested a metric they dubbed the “opportunity gap” to measure the degree of misalignment between the equity of states’ finance systems and the intended equity of student performance outcomes. Read more.

Clemson professor wins social justice award for co-authored paper - February 2016

The College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) recently awarded Clemson University associate professor S. Megan Che with the 2015 Kipchoge Neftali Kirkland Social Justice Award for her work on a paper dealing with slavery, math and psychic violence on students. CUFA uses the award to recognize an innovative social justice-related paper presented at its annual meeting. Che is an associate professor in the College of Education and co-authored the paper, entitled “Educative-Psychic Violence: Articulating and Resisting Ramifications of Slavery Math Problems.” Read more.


Classified Staff Awards 2015 - December 2015

Sally Glen, Carolyn Benson, Savannah Wigington, Aaron Howard, Joan Short, Tim Whims, Rob Knoeppel, Kathy Headley

The CBSHS - CoE Classified Staff Awards are honorary in nature and are given to permanent classified employees in recognition of exemplary contributions to CBSHS and CoE and their missions. The objective of these awards is to encourage, recognize and reward classified employees for performance, achievements or technological accomplishments above those normally expected that contribute to efficiency, improvement or economy of CBSHS or CoE. Each year, three categories of awards are available. These awards acknowledge the outstanding work of our dedicated staff.

Team Player Award: College of Education winner is Sally Glenn (5th from left), an Administrative Assistant for Educational & Organizational Leadership Development in the College of Education, CBSHS winner is Carolyn Benson (3rd from left), the MPA Admissions Coordinator.

New Employee – Professional Staff Award for Exceptional Performance and Outstanding Service: College of Education winner is Savannah Wigington (6th from left), an Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II in the College of Education’s Business Office, CBSHS winner is Aaron Howard (4th from left), a Student Services Program Coordinator II in CBSHS & CoE Support Services.

Professional Staff Award for Exceptional Performance and Outstanding Service Award: College of Education award winner is Joan Short (7th from left), a Human Resource Specialist for the College of Education, CBSHS winner is Tim Whims (2nd from left), a Public Information Coordinator in the CBSHS & CoE Support Services.

Also Pictured: Kathy Headley (left), Ed.D., CBSHS Senior Associate Dean, Division of Collaborative Academic Services, Robert Knoeppel (right), Ph.D., Professor, Chair, College of Education Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development.

Jonda McNairEducation professor named co-editor of national journal - July 2015

Clemson education professor Jonda C. McNair has been named a co-editor of a leading national education journal. McNair, professor of literacy education at Clemson’s College of Education, is one of four professors nationwide to be selected co-editors of Language Arts, a professional, peer-reviewed journal for elementary and middle school teachers and teacher educators. The journal of the elementary section of the National Council of Teachers of English, Language Arts provides a forum for discussions on all aspects of language arts learning and teaching, primarily as they relate to children in pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. Issues discuss theory and classroom practice, highlight current research and review children’s and young adolescent literature as well as classroom and professional materials of interest to language arts educators. Read more.

C.C. Bates with studentEducation professor named to Read to Succeed Advisory Group - June 2015

Celeste (C.C.) Bates, assistant professor of literacy education at the Clemson University College of Education and director of the Clemson University Reading Recovery® and Early Literacy Training Center, has been named to the S.C. Department of Education’s Read to Succeed Advisory Group. Bates is one of 25 individuals selected from 140 applicants across the state to serve on the group. As part of a three-year term, Bates will review and inform all components of the Read to Succeed implementation. She represents the Institute of Higher Education Administration category for the group. Read more.

Pamela HaviceClemson education professor named to national association post - June 2015

Pamela Havice, professor and coordinator for higher education and student affairs programs in the College of Education at Clemson University, has been named director of the Faculty Council for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). As director, Havice serves as the chair of the Faculty Council, the faculty representative on the NASPA board and the presiding officer of the NASPA Faculty Assembly. She also oversees a myriad of events, programs and offerings for faculty at the association’s annual conference and throughout the year. Read more.

Hans W. KlarClemson professor receives award for educational leadership research - May 2015

Hans Klar, an assistant professor in the College of Education at Clemson University, has received the 2015 Journal of Educational Administration Highly Commendable Paper Award. Klar won the award for the paper, “Successful leadership in a rural, high-poverty school: the case of County Line Middle School,” which he co-authored with Curtis Brewer of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Read more.

President Clements, Julie Jones, Matt Bundrick

Jones wins Senator of the Year Award - May 2015

Julie Jones, winner of our Senator of the Year award, posing with President Jim Clements and Retiring Staff Senate President Matt Bundrick at The Conference Center & Inn, Clemson University.

Faculty, staff, grad students win Awards of Excellence

Faculty, staff, grad students win Awards of Excellence - April 2015

The College of Education honored outstanding faculty, staff and graduate students at the annual Awards of Excellence ceremony. Read more.

Anna HallHall receives Early Education and Child Development Early Career Research Award - April 2015

Anna Hall, a faculty member at Clemson University’s College of Education, received the Early Career Research Award from American Educational Research Association‘s Early Education and Child Development Special Interest Group. She received the award at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting April 16-20 in Chicago. Read more.

Dave Fleming receives prestigious Distinguished Alumnus Award from The CitadelFleming receives prestigious Distinguished Alumnus Award from The Citadel - April 2015

David Fleming, associate professor in the College of Education, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from The Citadel and was inducted into the Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics during the 2015 Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics Celebration in March. Fleming received the prestigious award and induction into the academy for his national and international recognition of scholarly accomplishments in his field, and his service to society and the community. Read more.

Rob Knoeppel

Knoeppel wins Educational Considerations Scholarly Paper Award - March 2015

Rob Knoeppel, chairman of the leadership, counselor education and human and organizational development department in Clemson University’s College of Education, has received the 2015 Educational Considerations Scholarly Paper Award from the National Education Finance Conference. This is the second year in a row that Knoeppel has received the honor. Read more.

Ryan VisserVisser to serve as an Adobe Education Leader - March 2015

Adobe Systems selected Ryan Visser, a faculty member in Clemson University’s College of Education, to serve a two-year term as an Adobe Education Leader. As an Adobe Education Leader, Visser will explore innovative educational solutions with the tools and training provided by Adobe Systems. He will provide input through beta programs and focus groups for new Adobe products, help develop standards-based curriculums for classrooms worldwide and share his expertise through workshops and conferences. Read more.

Faiza JamilJamil study: New assessment tool can predict successful teachers - March 2015

A new video assessment tool that can inform teacher selection and hiring has implications for education reform. This is the key finding of a new study led by a researcher from Clemson University in collaboration with researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Virginia. The study was published in The Elementary School Journal. The researchers say there is a growing focus as part of education reform and accountability efforts to improve mechanisms for selecting individuals into teacher preparation and eventually into the field who will be successful. “We need tools to track teachers’ progress through their preparation and the early part of their careers to ensure that they are developing their understanding and practice of effective teaching and, in order to do this, we need assessment tools that can predict teachers’ future classroom behaviors,” said Faiza Jamil, lead author on the paper and assistant professor in Clemson’s College of Education. Read more.

Tony CawthonCawthon named head of regional student affairs organization - March 2015

Tony Cawthon, an Alumni Distinguished Professor at Clemson University’s College of Education, was named president of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) at the association’s annual conference. As president, he serves as the chief executive officer of SACSA, chairperson of the Executive Council, and presiding officer at all business meetings of SACSA. He also oversees the annual conference, including arrangements, sponsors and exhibits. Read more.

Professor honored by Literacy Research Association - February 2015

Amy Hutchinson and Dave Reinking

David Reinking, Eugene T. Moore Distinguished Professor of Teacher Education, received the Albert J. Kingston Service Award at the LRA’s recent annual conference in Marco Island, Florida. The Albert J. Kingston Service Award honors an individual for distinguished contributions of service to LRA. Reinking served as president of the LRA (formerly the National Reading Conference) from 2007 to 2011. In 2008, he was inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame associated with the International Reading Association. His research focuses on literacy and literacy instruction in relation to digital communication, and he is a former co-editor of Reading Research Quarterly and the editor of the Journal of Literacy Research. Read more.

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