Sabbatical

The Sabbatical Leave program provides an opportunity for Clemson University faculty to continue their professional growth and development by engaging in significant scholarship-related projects that will enhance their future contributions to the mission of the University.

The following Sabbatical Form is an electronic, fillable form and should be used for all sabbatical submissions. All sabbatical applications must be submitted to the Provost's Office with departmental and dean-level approvals as one compiled pdf. For information on how to create a pdf portfolio, to add files to the signature form below, please visit https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/create-customize-pdf-portfolios.html


Upcoming and Recent Sabbaticals 

  • College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    Stephanie Barczewski

    Professor, History and Geography
    Spring 2023

    To finalize a book proposal for a project entitled A History of British National Parks, produce journal articles and book chapters and submit conference papers.

    James Burns

    Professor, History and Geography
    Spring 2023

    To make progress on a digital monograph Cinema and Society in the South Asian Diaspora.

    Megan Eatman

    Associate Professor, English
    Spring 2023

    To complete a book proposal for a second monograph that centers on the appropriation of scientific language and research processes in vernacular discourse.

    Andrea Feeser

    Professor, Art
    Spring 2023

    To research and work on articles for two projects centered on Wedgwood’s 1787 Abolitionist Medallion and amalgamated images of Native Americans, slaves, and white colonizers in eighteenth-century America.

    Michelle Smith

    Associate Professor, English
    Spring 2023

    To conduct archival research necessary for a second book project tentatively titled Second Life: A Rhetorical History of Rosie the Riveter.

    Valerie Zimany

    Professor, Art
    Spring 2023

    To travel and collect field data, develop collaborations and create a new portfolio of artwork expanding a "Dirt x Digital: Profiles, Patterns, and Print Phenomena" project for national and international presentation.

    David Donar

    Professor, Art
    Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

    To research and develop an animation film and music based on the Acadian/Cajun/Creole culture of Southwestern Louisiana and Nova Scotia, Canada.

    David Coombs

    Associate Professor, English
    Fall 2022

    To work on several projects including an essay, manuscript publications, a new book, and an expanded research agenda.

    Rod Andrew

    Professor, History and Geography
    Fall 2022

    To make significant progress on monograph, Narrow Passage: War, Politics, and the Survival of the U.S. Marine Corps.

    Pauline de Tholozany

    Associate Professor, Languages
    Fall 2022

    To complete research related to the writing of a book manuscript Post-Revolutionary France: A History of Impatience.

    Gabriela Stoicea

    Associate Professor, Languages
    Fall 2022

    To conduct research and make significant progress on a monograph on the literary and cinematic depictions of poverty and labor in German texts from mid-19th century to Hitler's rise to power in 1933.

    Mashal Saif

    Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion
    Fall 2022

    To make progress on second manuscript titled Traditional Islam and Modernity in Pakistan: An Intimate Account.     

  • College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    Darren Linvill

    Associate Professor, Communication
    Spring 2023

    To plan and develop Clemson's Media Forensics Hub initiative and to travel to Brisbane Australia to work with Queensland University of Technology's Digital Media Research Centre.

    Andrew Pyle

    Associate Professor, Communication
    Fall 2022

    To travel, collect data, and complete a draft scholarly book manuscript on crisis/emergency response in intercultural and cross-cultural contexts.

    Cynthia Pury

    Professor, Psychology
    Fall 2022

    To expand contacts with research colleagues and complete and submit an empirical research study manuscript for publication.    

  • College of Business

    Zeki Simsek

    Professor, Management
    Fall 2022

    To engage in specific collaborative research, write a book titled Handbook of Research on Strategic Leadership, and disseminate research publications.

    Mary Anne Raymond

    Professor, Marketing
    Fall 2022

    To conduct research, prepare manuscripts, and update material for a Principals of Marketing textbook.

  • College of Education

    Jacquelynn Malloy

    Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning
    Spring 2023

    To conduct research involving elementary education graduates in South Carolina, to transform assessment formats, to design a website for classroom teachings and to complete writing projects.

    Joseph Ryan

    Professor, Education and Human Development
    Fall 2022

    To engage in research, teaching and programmatic consulting with the Trinity Center for People with Intellectual Disabilities at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

    Alison Leonard

    Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning
    Fall 2022

    To design and begin multiple research projects, apply for research funding, and disseminate research publications specifically on art pedagogy in youth education

  • College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Science

    Rajendra Bordia

    Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
    Spring 2023

    To conduct two extended research visits at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru, India and the University of Bayreuth in Bayreuth, Germany.

    Kapil Chalil Madathil

    Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering
    Spring 2023

    To generate a broad interdisciplinary proposal focused on approaches for remote heart failure monitor, to collaborate with colleagues at other universities and to submit manuscripts for publication.

    Sarah Harcum

    Professor, Bioengineering
    Spring 2023

    To develop a competitive Engineering Research Center proposal to the National Science Foundation focused on Integrated Continuous Biomanufacturing.

    Ashok Mishra

    Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
    Spring 2023

    To pursue emerging research topics and implement them to extreme climate events, to develop new multidisciplinary proposals for federal agencies and attempt to submit larger proposals and to produce manuscripts for publication.

    Pierluigi Pisu

    Professor, Automotive Engineering
    Spring 2023

    To build new skills and conduct research in the area of machine learning, quantum computing and cyber-security of cyber-physical systems with particular applications to automated vehicles and vehicle to grid interactions at the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy.

     

    Karen High

    Professor, Engineering and Science Education
    Fall 2022

    To further existing funded projects, develop specific peer-reviewed manuscripts, develop grant proposals for new projects, and continue work on multi-university initiatives centered on STEM faculty development.

    Luiz Jacobsohn

    Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
    Fall 2022

    To pursue a new and significant specific research project in the field of persistent phosphors and establish a strong collaboration with the Lumilab research group of Ghent University.

    Zijun Wang

    Professor, School of Computing
    Fall 2022

    To initiate a collaboration with the start-up company Aurreum International, Inc. in the specific area of cloud data management and distributed data de-duplication algorithms (at UCF) while also preparing a manuscript for publication.

    Michael Carbajales-Dale

    Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering
    Spring 2022 and Fall 2022

    To pursue a new research agenda, develop an input-output based resilience model, prepare for an NSF grant proposal.  

  • College of Science

    Derek Andrew Brown

    Associate Professor, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
    Spring 2023

    To visit researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Georgia Institute of Technology to build collaboration and establish new projects and lines of research that will result in publications and grant funding opportunities.

    Xian Lu

    Associate Professor, Physics
    Spring 2023 and Fall 2023

    To advance model capability, disseminate scientific results and collaborate with colleagues.

    Matthew Saltzman

    Associate Professor, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
    Spring 2023

    To visit Sandia National Laboratory to collaborate on research and develop software tools and research publications.

    Susan Chapman

    Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
    Fall 2022

    To participate in paleontology training opportunities and conduct research into the evolution of avian dinosaurs.

    Jeffrey Anker

    Professor, Chemistry
    Fall 2022

    To utilize a Fulbright Scholars award to visit University of Tampere, Finland and conduct research, apply for research funding, and teach a course on biosensors.

    Xiaoqian Sun

    Professor, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
    Fall 2022

    To engage in grant proposal preparation for specific projects, analyze data contributing to ongoing research projects, and disseminate research manuscripts while also collaborating on research projects and developing specific new courses.

    Feng Ding

    Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy
    Fall 2022

    To establish new experimental and clinical collaborations as well as develop and submit grant proposals in the area of paracellular endothelial leakiness, which is a novel phenomenon that may play important roles in amyloid diseases, cancer, nanotoxicity, and the development of nanomedicine.

    Ramakrishna Podila

    Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy
    Fall 2022

    To develop new theoretical and experimental approaches to understanding the quantum nature of biomolecular processes in evolutionary biophysics.

    Michael Sears

    Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
    Fall 2022

    To explore ecological and evolutionary genomics of climate change in a widespread lizard.

    Yuyuan Ouyang

    Associate Professor, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
    Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 

    To engage in collaborative research activities with scholars at the Georgia Institute of Technoloy and develop research manuscripts in teh specific areas of stochastic algorithms, distributed optimization, and machine learning.