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 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.
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.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Rob Knoeppel, faculty chairman of leadership, counselor education and human and organizational development in Clemson’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education, has received the 2013 National Education Finance Conference Distinguished Research and Practice Fellow Award. Read more.
Lamont A. Flowers, executive director of the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education at Clemson University, spoke at the 43rd annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, D.C. Flowers discussed research recently conducted at the Houston Center focusing on the educational development of black males. Read more.
Two Clemson University education professors have received grants to create a computer application that will help children develop proficient writing skills. Assistant professors Matthew Boyer and Anna Hall of Clemson's Eugene T. Moore School of Education were awarded $24,839 to help them design UpWrite, a computer application based on the process approach to writing that combines word processing with embedded assessment, individualized learning, real-time sharing and reporting. Read more.
Tony Cawthon, professor in the Department of Leadership, Counselor Education, and Human and Organizational Development (LCH) for Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education, has been named an Alumni Distinguished Professor at the university. Since 1962, the Clemson Alumni Association has named Alumni Distinguished Professors to recognize and support excellence in teaching. Students, faculty and administrators select the recipients, who receive a yearly stipend made possible by alumni gifts to the Clemson Fund, the university’s annual giving fund. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Cawthon is engaged in research interests such as new professionals, higher education administration, career development, student development theory, and multicultural and diversity issues. Read more.
Clemson University agricultural education professor and Agriculture Division chairman Thomas R. Dobbins was honored with a teacher fellow award from the North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) at the group’s annual meeting. The award is given annually to an agricultural educator who shows a career of distinction in teaching, research, outreach and administration. Read more.
Danielle Herro, assistant professor of digital media and learning in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University, has been named an Edmund W. Gordon Fellow by the MacArthur Foundation and Educational Teaching Service for her work with digital media initiatives in K-12 schools. The fellowship provides mentoring from senior researchers in the area of assessment and learning and opportunities for emerging scholars to collaboratively research issues of innovation, equity and challenging problems in education. Read more.
17 doctoral students and 24 faculty presented at the 2013 Annual AERA (American Educational Research Association) meeting. The theme of the meeting was Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis.
Anderson Independent recognized the Creative Inquiry project led by Clemson faculty including School of Education’s Cassie Quigley and Nicole Bannister. The Creative Inquiry project culminated with a visit to Pendleton Elementary on May 14, 2013 where more than 100 5th and 6th grade students as well as teachers at Pendleton Elementary took part in the project to show students how science and math go beyond textbook and numbers. Clemson faculty, including School of Education’s Nicole Bannister and Cassie Quigley and Clemson MAT middle level preservice teachers, used simple experiments with inexpensive materials such as bottled water and plastic cups to demonstrate inertia, gravity and sound travel.
Dr. Cassie Quigley is an Assistant Professor in Science Education. She explores three lines of research: 1) community-based environmental education for marginalized communities, 2) equitable discourse practices for science education, and 3) equitable research methodologies for science education. Her publications this year include such journals as the International Journal of Environment and Science Education, Cultural Studies in Science Education, International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, and the Journal of Elementary Education.
Dr. Nicole Bannister is an Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education. In addition to very high course evaluations, she provides effective learning environments in her classroom by focusing on creating equitable mathematics classrooms through progressive pedagogies, modeling ambitious teaching in all of her courses, and revising how we think about and talk about kids. Her expertise is captured in one student comment: “Her message about our future students is essential. I wish that every student in the program were required to have her.”
Dr. Hans Klar is an Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership. He has been extremely active in his service to the school, college, and profession. Of note, he has been involved with the International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP), partnership with the Universidad Andres Bello in Santiago and the Chilean government, UCEA Review Editorial Board, South Carolina Successful Principals Project, and a principal mentoring program with a consortium of 10 school districts.
Clemson University’s President’s Commission on the Status of Women is proud to name Dr. Pam Havice, student affairs and higher education faculty member, as the faculty winner Clemson University’s Outstanding Women Award. Read more.
Lamont A. Flowers, distinguished professor of educational leadership in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University, has been published in a new book titled “A Call for Change: Providing Solutions for Black Male Achievement,” produced by the Council of the Great City Schools. The book consists of new research from a variety of national experts on the black male experience in education. Read more.
Clemson professor Tony Cawthon has been named a Faculty Fellow of NASPA, the national association for student affairs administrators. Read more.
School of Education Professor Joe Ryan is interviewed about seclusion and restraint of school children in an article from the Columbus Dispatch entitled, 371 students restrained or secluded 1,829 times. “Educators who use seclusion and restraint must ask themselves, ‘Was it really necessary? Was there a true physical danger? Had staffers tried to calm a student before secluding him?’” Read more.
Joseph Ryan, Associate Director of Research for Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education was interviewed last week on Anderson Cooper Live regarding behavior management practices and policies in schools. He discussed the dangers associated with seclusion and restraint procedures with children, and emphasized the importance of parents knowing and understanding the discipline policies and procedures of the school their child attends.
See the Anderson Cooper Live segment on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej-3ehWW1Ho.
Dr. Jane C. Lindle, a professor in educational leadership in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education was recently interviewed about a newly proposed teacher evaluation system in South Carolina. The new system proposed by state Superintendent of Education Mick Zais is a controversial issue with both the Greenville County School Board and the state Board of Education opposing the new proposal. Read the full article from the Greenville News.
The Clemson University Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence was presented to Bob Horton, professor of secondary mathematics education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education. The Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence was established by the Office of the Provost in 1999 to honor outstanding faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to academic life at Clemson. The award is given by the Clemson University Board of Trustees.