Sabbatical

The Sabbatical Leave program provides an opportunity for Clemson University faculty to continue their professional development. The purposes of sabbatical leave are to relieve faculty of normal duties so that they might pursue significant projects facilitating their professional growth and development, thus enhancing 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

    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 lierary 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.

    Todd Anderson

    Associate Professor, Art
    Spring 2022

    To work on a major NSF and US Antarctic Program-backed collaborative research project called Ice Core Time Machines.

    Susanna Ashton

    Professor, English
    Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

    To finish a book, A Plausible Man: The Life of John Andrew Jackson.

    Gabriel Hankins

    Associate Professor, English
    Spring 2022

    To complete a contracted book, titled The Cambridge Introduction to Digital Humanities.

    Walt Hunter

    Associate Professor, English
    Spring 2022

    To complete and submit a contracted monograph titled The American House Poem, 1945-2015.

    Lee Wilson

    Associate Professor, History and Geography
    Spring 2022

    To complete research and writing related to the production of a book manuscript tentatively entitled Neptune's Laws: Maritime Legal Culture in the British Atlantic World 1660-1800.

    Steven Satris

    Associate Professor, Philosophy 
    Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

    To establish the journal Teaching Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and Religion and to publish a book tentatively titled Ethics in Light of Wittgenstein.     

  • College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    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.

    Kathleen Valentine

    Professor, Nursing
    Fall 2022

    To study mastering design thinking through MIT and earn an executive certificate, refresh credentials as a clincical nurse specialist, sit for the evidence-based design and certification exam, and review and update Clemson coursework.

    Cynthia Pury

    Professor, Psychology
    Fall 2022

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

    Edmond Bowers

    Associate Professor, Parks, Recreation and Tourism
    Spring 2022

    To explore a new research agenda and engage with method-expert scholars to explore substance use in rural communities, which will result in the development of a framework integrating positive youth development and prevention science approaches to substance use.

    Gregory Ramshaw

    Associate Professor, Parks, Recreation and Tourism
    Spring 2022

    To complete several manuscripts and develop an edited book proposal and initial book outline for a text exploring the relationship between sporting events and heritage.

    Laura Olson

    Professor, Political Science
    Spring 2022

    To research the relationship between religious variables and attitudes about migration among Italians, which will result in one or more top-tier-journal-ready manuscripts.

    D. Travers Scott

    Associate Professor, Communication
    Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

    To review literature and collect data in support of the book project Controlling the Heart: Technologies of Love and Sexuality.

    William Haller

    Associate Professor, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
    Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

    To carry out research for a book on comparative immigration processes and policies among Canada, The United States, and Spain as a Fulbright Canada Research Chair.    

  • 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.

    Thomas Hazlett

    Professor, Economics
    Spring 2022

    To write a book entitled Capitalism, Socialism, and the Internet while visiting the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University.

    Charles Weiss

    Associate Professor, Graphic Communications
    Spring 2022

    To conduct research, update curriculum and submit at least one article manuscript for publication, while in Stuttgart, Germany at the Hochschule der Medien.

    Aleda Roth

    Professor, Management
    Spring 2022

    To prepare manuscripts and future grant proposals related to the feasibility assessment of the impact of drug shortages and substitutions on patient health and safety and related to the transformation of conventional supply chains to value chains.

    Scott Swain

    Associate Professor, Marketing
    Spring 2022

    To develop artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, obtain advanced training in choice modeling, and interact with innovators applying marketing methodologies.

  • College of Education

    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.

    Faiza Jamil

    Associate Professor, Education and Human Development 
    Spring 2022

    To complete an ongoing book project entitled Reimagining Education: Moving America's Schools from Tears to Triumph after the COVID-19 Pandemic, submit manuscripts for top-tier journal publication and submit a Spencer research grant proposal.

    Meihua Qian

    Associate Professor, Education and Human Development 
    Spring 2022

    To conduct research resulting in manuscript submissions to top-tier journals and submissions of multiple federal grant proposals.

    Susan Cridland-Hughes

    Associate Professor, Teaching & Learning 
    Spring 2022

    To write a Spencer small research grant, to submit publications and a book proposal.

    Pamela Stecker

    Professor, Education & Human Development 
    Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

    To develop and publish multiple manuscripts. 

  • College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Science

    Sarah Harcum

    Professor, Bioengineering
    Spring 2023

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

    Will Richardson

    Associate Professor, Bioengineering
    Fall 2022

    To acquire specific new skills and establish a new collaborative team to transition research program into personalized clinical medicine.

    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.

    Zoran Filipi

    Professor, Automotive Engineering
    Spring 2022

    To develop new perspectives on leading a large-scale research center such as Clemson's Virtual Prototyping of Autonomy-Enabled Grounds Systems, which will also result in collaborative plans to develop the university's new School of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering.

    Qiushi Chen

    Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
    Spring 2022

    To engage in scholarly activities in two new areas of research, which will result in high-quality publications in those new areas and significant curricular changes to a graduate course on computational poromechanics.

    Kalyan Piratla

    Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
    Spring 2022

    To develop competitive interdisciplinary, million-dollar+ research proposals to federal funding agencies while also finalizing research manuscripts for publication.

    Caye Drapcho

    Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering and Earth Science
    Spring 2022

    To prepare a proposal to the NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program, reinvent class/lab/Creative Inquiry instructional materials, and finalize activities and products initiated with your role as co-chair of the CU Sustainability Commission.

    Ge Rong

    Associate Professor, Computing
    Spring 2022

    To engage in collaborative research with scholars at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which will result in manuscripts and grant applications.

    Sophie Joerg

    Associate Professor, Computing
    Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

    To produce manuscripts, acquire new skills in deep learning, and engage in grant proposals.

    Terry Walker

    Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering 
    Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

    To prepare grant proposals, revise course materials, publish manuscripts and obtain professional engineering licensure.  

  • College of Science

    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.

    Barbara Campbell

    Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
    Spring 2022

    To collaborate with scholars at the University of Vienna, Austria and at the Max Plank Institute for Marine Microbiology in Breman, Germany .

    Leah Casabianca

    Associate Professor, Chemistry
    Spring 2022

    To conduct research at the lab of a leading scholar in the field of environmental nuclear magnetic resonance at the University of Toronto, which will result in multiple manuscript publications and grant proposals.

    Qingshan Chen

    Associate Professor, Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
    Spring 2022

    To collaborate on research with scholars at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory of NOAA, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China, resulting in new federal funding opportunities.