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Faculty and Staff Profile

Sara Crocker

Senior Lecturer


Office: Strode 416

Phone: 864-656-1567

Email: SGCROCK@clemson.edu
 

Educational Background

MA Communication, Technology, and Society
Clemson University 2014

MATS Theological Studies
Central Baptist Theological Seminary 2019 - present

BA Communication - Mass Media
Anderson University 2009

Courses Taught

HON 3320: Communication and Ethics
COMM 2500: Public Speaking
COMM 2500: Public Speaking Honors
COMM 2500: Special Topics: Communication & Civil Engineering
COMM 1500: Introduction to Human Communication

Profile

Sara is a senior lecturer in the Department of Communication. She first joined the department in 2012 as a graduate student and teaching assistant. She joined the faculty full time in 2015. Sara has served the department, college, and university in various ways including: Undergraduate Curriculum Committee member, Communication Basic Courses Committee member, a member of various lecturer search committees, as a summer reading facilitator, as a judge for the Rutland Institute for Ethics' High School Ethics Case Competition, as co-director of Tiger SpeakOut, and as a faculty advisor for the Youth Movement Against Alzheimer's. Sara continues to pursue professional development opportunities at Clemson designed to make her a more effective and empathetic educator. Trainings completed include: Tigers Advance (Women Advancing Together), Suicide Prevention Advocacy training, Green Zone training for teaching student veterans, and various mentor/mentee programs offered at the college and university level. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Theological Studies degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas. She also works in a freelance context as an ordained Baptist minister and writer for various faith-based organizations.

Research Publications

Crocker, S., Wilson, G., & Winbush, T. (2020, September 16). Community and Race in Anderson, South Carolina. Requested by Rev. Sh’kur Francis, Senior Minister, New Hope United Methodist Church. Featured panelist as part of the 2020 Courageous Conversations series.

Crocker, S. & Brewer, C. J. (2019, February) The curse of wisdom: Strategies for communicating technical concepts and ideas to the masses. Requested by Wayne Suasara, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Glenn Department of Civil Engineering. Featured speaker as part of the 2019 Institute of Transpiration Engineers Student Leadership Summit.

Selecting Your Graduate Committee Panel, Advising First Year Graduate Students on Committee Selection. Presented at the Spring 2019 Department of Communication Colloquium, Clemson University.

Crocker, S. G. & Mazer, J. P. (2019). Associations among community college students’ technology apprehension and achievement emotions in developmental education courses. Technology, Pedagogy, and Education, 1 – 16.

Crocker, S. & Hulehan, J. (2015, February). What a tangled web we weave: Technology apprehension and achievement emotions. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association of Developmental Education, Greenville, S.C.

Crocker, S. (2013, February) Flash without feminism: A glimpse into the politics of gender in the American megachurch. Paper presented at Florida State University 12th Annual Graduate Student Symposium: The Politics of Religion, Tallahassee, FL.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Communication Studies, Clemson University (2014)
20 Under 40 Award Recipient, Anderson Independent-Mail (2013)
Achievement Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Communication, Anderson University (2009)


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