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Graduate School Directory

Leadership Team

osborne

Jason W. Osborne, Ph.D.

jwo@clemson.edu

Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
E-108 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 4172

Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Jason Osborne oversees all activities within the Graduate School. This includes advising the Provost on policy related to graduate education, overseeing all processes from application through graduation, and professional development for graduate students and faculty. He leads the Graduate School staff in working closely with academic units to support their goals and mission, developing and supporting innovative initiatives in graduate education, and evaluating and maintaining the exceptional quality of programs offered at Clemson.

Jason’s background is in educational psychology and statistics. He continues to be an active scholar in applied statistics, having authored numerous books, articles, and scholarly presentations. His academic appointment as Professor is in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Prior to coming to Clemson, he spent almost two decades focused solely on graduate education at several other research universities. You can see his current CV here.

felder

Frankie Felder, Ed.D.

frankie@clemson.edu

Senior Associate Dean
E-108 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 1845

Senior Associate Dean Frankie Felder is chiefly responsible for the analysis and revision of academic policies and procedures of the Graduate School, as well as for management of the Graduate Academic Grievance Committee, the Graduate Academic Integrity Committee, professional development, and diversity initiatives. Dr. Felder provides counsel and guidance to students and programs on matters related to academic progress, policies and standards. Conceptualizing and leading FORGE: Focus on Research and Graduate Education, South Carolina, a project of the collective group of graduate deans throughout the state, comprises her research, teaching and service effort.

fleming

David S. Fleming, Ph.D.

dflemin@clemson.edu

Associate Dean
E-108 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 2878

Dr. Fleming is involved in recruiting, admissions, orientation, professional development and inclusive excellence. He also works with faculty and staff to ensure that Clemson is effectively advocating for graduate students. Since joining the Clemson faculty in 2006, he has amassed more than $4 million in externally funded grants to support his work in alternative education programming.

Ferrell

William Ferrell, Ph.D.

fwillia@clemson.edu

Professor/Associate Dean
200 Freeman Hall & E-108 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 2724

As Associate Dean of international graduate issues, Bill Ferrell primarily works with collaborative research and graduate student recruiting.

Dumas

Tia Dumas, Ph.D.

tdumas@clemson.edu

Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Inclusive Excellence
E-108 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 1721

Dr. Dumas’ role at the Graduate School is to maintain a robust professional development program for graduate students, and to work with various campus units to build and sustain a supportive and effective educational environment for all graduate students, particularly students from underrepresented communities in higher education. She also holds a clinical appointment in the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development.

Admissions Team

Costel

Kathleen Costello

kcostel@clemson.edu

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
E-209 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 2561

As Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, Kathleen oversees the operations of the Graduate Admissions Office by providing leadership and administrative direction for the implementation of the recruitment strategies and admission policies and procedures of the Graduate School.

Kindard

Laura Kinard

lkinard@clemson.edu

Admissions Specialist
E-209 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 5336

Laura serves as a liaison to academic departments, program coordinators, and prospective applicants with regards to admission procedures, and coordinates the admissions process for applicants who are sponsored and those interested in Conditional Language Admission and the Bachelors to Masters program. (Military Friendly designated staff).

McCracken

Jan McCracken

mjanet@clemson.edu

Domestic Admissions Coordinator
E-209 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 4185

Jan serves as a liaison to academic departments, program coordinators, and prospective applicants with regards to admission procedures, and coordinates the admissions process for Domestic Applicants whose last names begin with the letters A-Z.

Landers

Aubrey Landers

lander8@clemson.edu

Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 6824

As the Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment, Aubrey coordinates the Graduate School’s recruitment efforts.

Stokes

Jessica Stokes

jnstewa@clemson.edu

International Admissions Coordinator
E-209 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 5342

Jessie serves as a liaison to academic departments, program coordinators, and prospective applicants with regards to admission procedures, and coordinates the admissions process for International Applicants whose last names begin with the letters A-Z.

Utley

Michael Utley

mutley@clemson.edu

Graduate Admissions Representative

Mike supports the recruitment and admission efforts of the graduate school by functioning as a student services representative to prospective students.

Jha

Priyanka Jha

priyanj@clemson.edu

Graduate Admissions Representative

Priyanka supports the recruitment and admission efforts of the graduate school by functioning as a student services representative to prospective students.

Administrative Team

Smith

Dena Smith

denas@clemson.edu

Administrative Coordinator
E-108 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 4172

Dena is the assistant to Associate Provost and Dean and office manager (Military Friendly designated staff).

sloop

Lavonne Sloop

lsloop@clemson.edu

Administrative Assistant
E-108 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 2357

Lavonne provides processing of graduate assistantships, fellowships, student payroll and departmental procurement.

Merck

Anita Merck

Merck@clemson.edu

Graduate Fellowship and Assistantship Coordinator
E-108 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 5340

Anita processes support for graduate assistantships and fellowships. Assists graduate students proactively seeking assistantships and fellowships.

Rebecca Towe

Rebecca Towe

rtowe@clemson.edu

Administrative Assistant
E-108 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 5202

Rebecca provides support to the deans and various Graduate School Committees.

Communications and Marketing Team

Bunch

Jill Bunch

jillbb@clemson.edu

Director of Communications
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 1340

Jill directs the Graduate School's internal and external communications and marketing, acts as managing editor of all Graduate School publications, and oversees staff in charge of final review of student thesis and dissertation manuscripts.

Graben

Ellen Graben

egraben@clemson.edu

Public Info Specialist
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 5338

Ellen reviews student thesis and dissertation manuscripts, produces Graduate School print-publication and online content, and assists with creation/maintenance of forms, internal publications, web and print graphics. 

Banner Team

Fleming

Dave Fleming

sched@clemson.edu

Research Associate
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 2878

Dave manages statistical data, GAD allocations, and special projects.

Costel

Kace Costello

kacec@clemson.edu

Business Analyst
Ravenel
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 5960

Technology Team

Hix

Mandi Hix

mhix@clemson.edu

Director of Web Technologies
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 1546

Mandi manages all projects related to technology and web development in the Graduate School, and oversees staff assisting with web design and technical support.

Ballentine

Frank Ballentine

fballen@clemson.edu

Technologies Consultant
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
+1 864 656 3251

Frank assists with all projects related to technology and web development in the Graduate School, and manages technical support and IT issues.

Available

Ramya Narayanan

ramya@clemson.edu

IT Graduate Assistant

Ramya supports the projects related to technology and web development in the Graduate School.