School of Education

Faculty and Staff Accolades


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

David Fleming, associate professor in the Eugene T. Moore School 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 community. Read more.

Rob Knoeppel

Rob 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 Eugene T. Moore School 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 VisserRyan Visser to serve as an Adobe Education Leader - March 2015

Adobe Systems selected Ryan Visser, a faculty member in Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School 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 JamilFaiza Jamil leads 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 Eugene T. Moore School of Education. Read more.

Tony CawthonTony Cawthon named head of regional student affairs organization - March 2015

Tony Cawthon, an Alumni Distinguished Professor at Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School 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.

Debi SwitzerSwitzer named interim chair of new education department - March 2015

Clemson University faculty member Debi Switzer has been named interim chair of the Eugene T. Moore School of Education’s new education and human development department. The department includes undergraduate and graduate programs and course offerings in educational foundations; clinical mental health counseling; learning sciences; literacy, language and culture; school counseling; and special education. 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, Fla. 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.

David E. BarrettEugene T. Moore School of Education names Barrett associate dean - February 2015

David E. (Dave) Barrett has been named associate dean of academic affairs and research for Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education. As associate dean, Barrett will provide leadership regarding faculty scholarship and research, undergraduate and graduate program development, assessment and accreditation, faculty development, and policy development and implementation. Read more.


Dean Petersen, Teresa Kelley, Cynthia Mihalchick, Glenn Gibson, Melanie Kieve, Mikah Jones, Julie Jones and Interim Dean Brett Wright at 2014 Classified Staff Awards Classified Staff Awards - December 2014

Two Eugene T. Moore School of Education (SOE) staff members were recognized for their exceptional performance and outstanding service in December 2014. Teresa Kelley (far left), Administrative Assistant, Leadership, Counselor Education, and Human Organizational Development - SOE Team Player Award; and Julie Jones (far right), Administrative Assistant, Teacher Education - SOE Professional Staff Award for Exceptional Performance and Outstanding Service.


Lamont A. FlowersClemson faculty member recognized as African-American distinguished professor in education - December 2014

Lamont A. Flowers, executive director of the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education at Clemson University, was recognized in the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education as being one of nine African-Americans in the nation who hold distinguished professorships in education. Read more.


Antonis KatsiyannisAntonis Katsiyannis Elected President of the Council for Exceptional Children - November 2014

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

Antonis Katsiyannis, Ed.D, received his doctorate from the College of William & Mary in general school administration/special education administration. After completing his doctorate in 1989, Dr. Katsiyannis was employed by the Virginia Department of Education in the Federal Monitoring Unit and taught at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Currently, as an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Special Education, he is teaching courses in assessment, applied behavior analysis, and legal and policy issues. He has published over 150 articles in the areas of legal and policy issues associated with special education, delinquency, and issues involving students with emotional or behavioral disorders in professional journals, such as Behavioral Disorders, Exceptional Children, Remedial and Special Education, Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, the Journal of Special Education, and Fordham Urban Law Review. He serves in several editorial boards and as the co editor of the Journal of Disability Policy Studies. He also is actively involved in the field of behavioral disorders by serving in national boards, including as the president of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.

Leigh Haltiwanger, faculty member and doctoral student in School of Education is an Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Susan Gay Scholarship 2015 Winner.  She is one of four graduate student recipients in the nation.  Leigh Haltiwanger Receives Susan Gay Scholarship - October 2014

Leigh Haltiwanger, faculty member and doctoral student in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education is an Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Susan Gay Scholarship 2015 winner. She is one of four graduate student recipients in the nation. Read more.


Special Education Faculty Awarded $1.1 million dollar grant from US Department of Education - October 2014

Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education in an effort to increase the number of college faculty members focused on special education issues in high-needs schools. Led by Clemson special education faculty members Joe Ryan, Janie Hodge and Antonis Katsiyannis, the grant will allow for the creation of Exemplary Personnel for Education, Research, and Teaching in Special Education (ExPERTiSE), a program that will support five scholars over a five-year period to earn doctorates in special education. Read more.

Dave Fleming with GoalPOST student.

David Fleming Awarded $950,956 by US Department of Education for GoalPOST Program - September 2014

Dr. David Fleming was awarded $950,956 by US Department of Education for 4-year project extending his current work with the GoalPOST (Goal-oriented Performance in Out of School Time) program. GoalPOST examines the development of achievement goal orientations while serving at-risk youth in an academically integrated after school program. The grant will fund work conducted across 5 local schools and support a doctoral student to collect and analyze data as well as disseminate results.

Robin Parks Ennis

Robin Parks Ennis Receives 2015 "Ted" Carr Initial Researcher Award - August 2015

Robin Parks Ennis, assistant professor of special education at the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University, is a recipient of the E.G. “Ted” Carr Initial Researcher Award by the Association for Positive Behavior Support. The award will be presented to Ennis at the International Conference on Positive Behavior Support in Boston, Mass., in March. Read more.


Julie Jones with President ClementsJulie Jones Graduates Staff Development Program - July 2014

Julie Jones, Teacher Education administrative assistant, recently graduated from the Staff Development Program. The goal of the SDP is to allow staff members to grow personally and professionally while at the same time strengthening their engagement with the university. Twenty-three staff members successfully completed 150 hours of personal and professional development and university-related service for the program. Read more.


Faculty Selected as Finalists - June 2014

Dr. Pamela Dunston and Dr. Andy Tyminski were one of three finalists for The Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award from National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The article, What’s the Big Deal about Vocabulary?, published in the August 2013 issue of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, was selected from among 17 candidates published this volume year in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.

Eugene T. Moore School of Education 2013-2014 Faculty Awards of Excellence - April 2014

Dave Fleming, Kathy Headley and Dr. Leslie GonzalesDr. Leslie Gonzales
Excellence in Research

Dr. CC Bates and Dave FlemingDr. C.C. Bates
Excellence in Service

Dave Fleming, Dr. Rob Knoeppel and Kathy HeadleyDr. Rob Knoeppel
Excellence in Teaching


Dr. Jane LindleDistinguished Faculty Achievement Award in Research Winner - April 2014

Dr. Jane Clark Lindle has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 LTEL-SIG Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in Research. This award recognizes a distinguished record of excellence in research related to teaching and learning in Educational Leadership and Administration. Read more.

Education Professor Named Publisher's Education Author of the Month - February 2014

Jane Clark Lindle, Eugene T. Moore Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at Clemson University, has been named Education Author of the Month by academic publisher Routledge for her most recent book, "Political Contexts of Educational Leadership." Read more.


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