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.

Since Spring of 2020 Clemson's Sabbatical Leave program was temporarily paused. The university is resuming sabbatials starting Fall 2021 and will consider sabbaticals approved in Spring of 2020 alongside new scholarly proposals. The following Sabbatical Form is an electronic, fillable form and should be used for all sabbatical submissions.


Upcoming and Recent Sabbaticals 

  • College of Agriculture Forestry and Life Sciences

    Alex T. Chow

    Associate Professor, Forestry and Environmental Conservation
    Spring 2020

    Serve as a Visiting Fellow and establishing long-term research collaboration with Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL in Switzerland. The purpose of the research is to examine nitrogen deposition on source water quality in forest ecosystems.

    Greg Yarrow

    Professor, Forestry and Environmental Conservation
    Spring 2020

    Complete a book manuscript in progress entitled Evolution of a Wildlife Biologist (working title). In a series of interwoven essays targeted for the general public, the book tells a story of "the behind the scenes" workings of conservation in a hopefully humorous, educational, and enlightening manner.

  • College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    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.  

    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.

    Susanna Ashton

    Professor, English
    Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

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

    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.

    Kate Schwennsen

    Professor, Architecture
    Fall 2021

    To conduct research on architectural practices, to outline a book, and to inform course and curricular development.

    Nic Brown

    Associate Professor, English
    Fall 2021

    To complete a memoir, Bang Bang Crash, for which Counterpoint Press has extended a publishing agreement. 

    Micheal LeMahieu

    Associate Professor, English
    Fall 2021

    To complete and submit a book manuscript on Civil War memory. 

    Keith Morris

    Professor, English
    Fall 2021

    To complete work on one or more book-length projects. 

    Caroline Dunn

    Associate Professor, History and Geography
    Fall 2021

    To complete a monograph analyzing the roles of highborn female attendants at court and in English society.

    Roger Grant

    Professor, History and Geography
    Fall 2021

    To complete a book-length monograph, The Railroad Station Agent and the American Experience.

    George Palacios

    Associate Professor, Languages
    Fall 2021

    To conduct research and lecture on African diaspora culture and literature. 

    Eric Touya

    Professor, Languages
    Fall 2021

    To conduct research in preparation for the publication of a book on French politics today and to publish an article on secularism in French society.    

  • College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    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.

    Tracy Fasolino

    Associate Professor, Nursing
    Fall 2021

    To conduct a pilot project and submit four manuscripts for publication

    Lauren Duffy 

    Associate Professor, Parks, Recreation and Tourism
    Fall 2021

    To engage in research projects, develop manuscripts, and complete long-term strategic planning for the PRTM undergraduate curricula. 

    Jasmine Townsend

    Associate Professor, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
    Fall 2021

    To develop the research and programming agenda as well as funding plans for the Clemson Adaptive Sports and Recreation Lab. 

    Steven Miller

    Associate Professor, Political Science
    Fall 2021

    To complete two book manuscripts. 

    Susan Limber

    Named Professor, Psychology
    Fall 2021

    To work on a book on Peer Victimization, submit several articles from a recently completely NI-J funded grant on bullying and develop an undergraduate course.  

  • College of Business

    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

    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. 

    Corrine Sackett

    Associate Professor, Education & Human Development
    Fall 2021

    To develop grant proposals and publish manuscripts.

  • College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Science

    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.

    Murali Sitaraman

    Professor, Computing
    Fall 2021

    To conduct national and international collaborative research and educational activities.

    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. 

    Eric Johnson

    Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Fall 2021

    To establish collaborative research in the subject of Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM).

    Pingshan Wang 

    Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering 
    Fall 2021

    To gather data and develop multiple manuscript and proposal submissions. 

    Stephen Foulger

    Professor, Materials Science and Engineering & Bioengineering
    Fall 2021

    To complete a Fulbright award in the Czech Republic and integrate your research agenda in the field of polymeric optoelectronics into a collaboration among Tomas Bata University, Clemson University, and the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry. 

    Jiro Nagatomi

    Professor, Bioengineering
    Spring 2021

    To work in a mechanobiology laboratory at Tokyo Metropolitan University.  

  • College of Science

    Michael Sears

    Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
    Fall 2022

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

    Barbara Campbell

    Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
    Sprng 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.

    David Feliciano

    Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
    Fall 2021

    To establish methodology and conduct research on neurodevelopmental disorders at Boston Children's Hospital.  

    Mark Ajello

    Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
    Fall 2021

    To work at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. 

    Timo Heister

    Associate Professor, Mathematical & Statistical Sciences 
    Fall 2021

    To conduct research visits to Heidelberg University and Libniz University Hanover in Germany and the University of Florida and Colorado State University. 

    Chris McMahan

    Associate Professor, Mathematical & Statistical Sciences 
    Fall 2021

    To develop grant proposals and publish manuscripts.