Erika Hwang

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department

Office: 147 Poole Agricultural Hall
Phone: 803-238-2183


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Animal Science
Clemson University

M.S. Agriculture
Clemson University 2023

B.S. Animal Science
Clemson University 2018

 Courses Taught

GTA - Horse Care Techniques, Fall 2022
GTA - Equine Behavior and Training, Fall 2022
GTA - Advanced Equine Management, Spring 2023
GTA - Principles of Animal Nutrition, Summer 2023
GTA - Contemporary Issues, Summer 2023
GIR - Horse Care Techniques, Fall 2023
GIR - Equine Evaluation, Spring 2024
GIR - Equine Livestock Exhibition, Spring 2024


Erika is a native of Columbia, SC in Lexington County. She attended Clemson University earning a Bachelor's Degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and is finishing her Master's Degree in Agriculture. Erika will start her Ph.D. in Animal Science in the fall of 2023 under Dr. Kristine Vernon. Erika previously served as the Lexington County 4-H Agent for Clemson Extension and enjoys programs dealing with animal science education, spending time at the horse farm, and traveling with family and friends.

 Research Interests

Generational differentiation in burnout recognition
Equine exercise physiology
Equine best management practices


Hwang, E., Eck, C. J., Layfield, K. D., & Vernon, K. (in review – Submitted 1/12/2024). An
Assessment of Clemson Cooperative Extension Agents’ Perceptions of Work-Related Factors Leading to Burnout. 2024 National AAAE Conference, Manhattan, KS.
“4-H Healthy Movers Curriculum”. Clemson Cooperative Extension, Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension; 2022 Feb. LGP SC4H.
Shaw, K., Hwang, E., McCarter, A., Vernon, K. (2021). Perceptions and Participation in Virtual 4-H Horse Project Programming in South Carolina.