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ScienceForward, aligned with ClemsonForward, will act as a roadmap to guide our strategic priorities and hold us accountable to our aspirations. We will focus on academic, faculty and inclusive excellence, seeking high impact and transformational experiences.

The ScienceForward team was built to reflect the unique perspectives and experiences of the College of Science itself. They are charged with collecting insights and channeling our talents into a plan that will enhance our ability to understand the natural world. Opportunities will be made available for students, faculty, staff and alumni to share their thoughts and to stay engaged throughout the process.

It is an exciting time to be at Clemson as we collectively advance ScienceForward!


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After months of engaging in conversation with faculty, staff, students, and community partners, we are proud to introduce our eight-year vision: SciForward. As we cast our sights toward tomorrow, SciForward will guide our strategic priorities and hold us accountable to our aspirations. Thank you to everyone who devoted their time helping the team craft a plan that will Advance Science Forward. We welcome your input into this process as we finalize the strategic plan, which you can view here



Thank you to everyone who attended the ScienceForward Listening Session on Nov. 8! We had close to 100 people participate, including faculty, staff and students from all five departments. Your thoughts and comments will be used to build the framework of the College for the next five to 10 years. At the close of the listening session, we revisited two questions that were asked earlier in the afternoon: 

        1. In one word, describe the College of Science.
        2. In one word, who do we, as a college, aspire to be? 

We took the responses to the questions and created a word cloud to display common threads throughout the session. If you have any questions, comments, or are looking for ways to contribute to ScienceForward, please email us at

Word Cloud of words describing the College of Science
Word Cloud of words describing the College of Science's aspirations.



Name Organization Position
Lisa Bain Clemson Professor of Biological Sciences
John Ballato Clemson Endowed Chair, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Ellen Breazel Clemson Senior Lecturer of Mathematical Sciences
Sean Brittain Clemson Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Tia Dumas Clemson Assistant Dean – Graduate School
Leland Dunwoodie Clemson Senior Biochemistry Major
Stephanie Evans Clemson Director of Student Services – Science
David Feliciano Clemson Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Julia Frugoli Clemson Alumni Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry
Andrea Gaertner Clemson Doctoral Student in Chemistry
Carlos Garcia Clemson Professor of Chemistry
Sloane Henningsen Clemson Special Assistant to the Dean for Communications & Marketing – Science
Taufiquar Khan Clemson Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Amy Lawton-Rauh Clemson Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry
Matthew Macauley Clemson Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Trudy Mackay N.C. State William Neal Reynolds and Distinguished University Professor of Genetics *
Jennifer Mihalik Oconee Memorial Hospital General Surgeon
Dylan Morris Michelin Materials Performance Research Manager
Willie Pearson Georgia Tech Professor of History and Sociology
Hugo Sanabria Clemson Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Brenda Thames Greenville Health System Vice President of Academic and Faculty Affairs
Julie Tovey Clemson Director of Development – Science
Bridget Trogden Clemson Associate Dean – Undergraduate Studies
Calvin Williams Clemson Professor of Mathematical Sciences

* Recently named Director for Clemson’s Center for Human Genetics

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