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National Scholars Program

Mailing Address:
180 Core Campus
511D Fort Hill Street
Clemson, SC 29634

Campus Location:
193 Core Campus

Phone: 864-656-6160



Sarah Winslow, Director and NSP Faculty Fellow at Clemson University, Clemson SC
Sarah Winslow

NSP Faculty Fellow
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

As Director and NSP Faculty Fellow, Dr. Winslow coordinates recruitment and selection of future National Scholars, mentors current National Scholars in developing intellectual and professional goals, teaches the freshman seminar, maintains connections with alumni and parents of past and current Scholars, and coordinates Study Abroad experiences and a series of educational enrichment opportunities for Scholars. Dr. Winslow is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and also serves as Faculty-in-Residence in the Honors College Living-Learning Community. Her research on gender inequality in paid labor, family, and sports has been published in outlets such as Gender & Society, the Journal of Marriage and Family, the Journal of Family Issues, and Social Currents. Her edited volume Gender (In)equality: Stalled Revolutions and Shifting Terrains in the 21st Century (with Shannon N. Davis and David J. Maume) is under contract with University of California Press.

Danielle McFarquhar  Assistant Director, Clemson University, Clemson SC
Danielle McFarquhar

Assistant Director

M.Ed/EdS, Clemson University

Danielle is originally from Florida and earned her undergraduate degree in Communication from the University of South Florida-Tampa. She completed her graduate degree at Clemson and received her M.Ed/EdS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. While completing her graduate degree work, Danielle served in student affairs under multicultural programs as well as counseled students at Anderson University.

Michael LeMahieu  NSP Faculty Fellow, Clemson University, Clemson SC
Michael LeMahieu

NSP Faculty Fellow

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

As NSP Faculty Fellow, Dr. LeMahieu taught the freshman seminar from 2011 to 2013 and mentors National Scholars in developing intellectual and professional goals. An associate professor in the department of English, Dr. LeMahieu also serves as director of the Pearce Center for Professional Communication. Oxford University Press will soon publish Dr. LeMahieu's bookFictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature, 1945-1975.

William Lasser  Director, Calhoun Honors College at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
William Lasser

Director, Clemson University Honors College

Ph.D., Harvard University

An Alumni Distinguished Professor and former department chair of Political Science, Bill has written numerous books and articles, including Benjamin Cohen: Architect of the New Deal and The Limits of Judicial Power: The Supreme Court in American Politics. In 1993, Bill was named Clemson's Alumni Master Teacher. In addition to serving as director of the National Scholars Program from 2001 to 2011, Dr. Lasser became director of the Clemson University Honors College in 2009.

Kailani Ameele
Kailani Ameele

Graduate Assistant

B.S., Daemen College

In 2016, she received her undergraduate degree in Health Promotion at Daemen College in Buffalo, NY. For the past 5 years, she’s worked as a Health Coach and Health Educator with Prisma Health primarily teaching others how to prevent and manage chronic diseases through healthy lifestyles. She currently lives in Travelers Rest with her two cats, Luna and Freyia. When she’s not working or in school, she’s likely hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, trying a new recipe, or thrift/vintage shopping.