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W.J. Kloss, Ed.D.

Jesse KlossJesse Kloss, Ed.D., a former colleague and scholar was dedicated to improving family and community well-being. Jesse is well-remembered for his soft-spoken kindness and intense curiosity. Jesse’s faith-based approach to community development is perhaps best exemplified by his dissertation, entitled “Examination of Christian revival and restoration to identify new spiritual and social constructs by which church-as-organism functions, forms and interfaces with contemporary society.” To carry out his legacy of good work, funds will support promising doctoral students in the International Family and Community Studies program within the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University. Those wishing to contribute may donate below or contact Mark Small, J.D., Ph.D. at

Donate Now Jesse's Dissertation Memorial Video

Memorial contributions may be made to Clemson University Foundation. Please direct your gift to the Friends of Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life in memory of Jesse Kloss. Gifts may be made online at, by phone at (864) 656-5896 or by mail:

Clemson University
Annual Giving Office
PO Box 1889
Clemson, SC 29633