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Policy Studies Current Students

Ph.D in
Policy Studies

Ph.D in

Policy Studies

grant-allardGrant Allard

Permanent Address: Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Undergrad:  Furman University, 2012 - BA in Political Science and Philosophy
Masters:  Clemson University, 2016 - MBA:in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Concentration:  Science and Techology Policy

temitope-arogundadeTemitope Arogundade

Citizenship: Nigeria

Bsc in Economics: Babcock University, 2012
Msc in Business Analytics: Drexel University, 2014

Policy Concentration: Social and Economic Polic

sulaiman-balogunSulaiman Balogun

Citizenship: Nigeria

BS in Agriculture Economics and Extension, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, 2004
MS in Agriculture Resource Economics, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, 2009

Carrie Baxley

Permanent Address: Pendleton, South Carolina

BS in Applied Economics and Statistics, Clemson, 2009
Masters of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 2011

Committee Members: Lori Dickes and Rob Carey


SECoPA conference 2016, Raleigh, NC

An Evaluation of the Anderson County Sheriff Department Structure Based on the Work of Henry Mintzberg, Baxley, C., (2016 October 16)

2014 North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting. (Abstract Published)

Practice-Wide Approaches for Improving Patient Health Behaviors in a Patient-Centered Medical Home, Ford N, Baxley C, Cartledge C, Blachman M, Scott V, Strayer S. (2014 November 23)

jordon-brownJordon Brown

Permanent Address: Greenville, South Carolina

BA in Liberal Studies, Anderson University, 2012
MA in History, Converse College, 2014y

Alfred Bundrick

Permanent Address: Clemson, South Carolina

BS in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology: Clemson University, 1985
MS in Agricultural Economics: Clemson University, 1988

pedro-kabanjePedro Kabanje

Citizenship: Angola

MA in Finance and Accounting: Warsaw School of Economics, 2009
MA in Public Economics, Warsaw School of Economics, 2009

aury-kangelosAury Kangelos

Permanent Address: Pendleton, South Carolina

BA in Political Science, University of Tennessee, Martin, 2010
MA in City and Regional Planning, University of Memphis, 2012

shawn-nanneyR. Shawn Nanney

Permanent Address: Martin, Tennessee

BA in Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Martin, 2000
BA in Communications, University of Tennessee, Martin, 2000
MS in Political Science & International Development, University of Southern Mississippi, 2002

Policy Concentration: Economics


2016 South Carolina Water Resources Conference

Clemson Graduate Student Government Vice President, Senate President 2016-2017

marcos-segantiniMarcos Segantini

Marcos joined the Ph.D. program in Policy Studies in fall 2015, after being awarded a Fulbright scholarship. He holds a bachelor in Sociology and a Master degree in Economic History, both from Universidad de la República, Uruguay. Before coming to Clemson, he has worked as research assistant Universidad de la República, where he was a teaching assistant for the undergraduate program in Development Studies and Economic Sociology, and taught Computational Statistics with SPSS tor Social Sciences graduate and undergraduate students. He also conducted several consultancies for national and international agencies, such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the National Agency for Research and Innovation (Uruguay) on Economics of Science, Technology, and Innovation.


Southeastern Conference of Public Administration, 2016, “Agglomeration of Knowledge and New Business 2008 and 2013”, Raleigh, NC, 13-16th October, 2016

Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (ESOCITE), 2014, “Policy tools for the acquisition of scientific equipment and agents needs in Uruguay: agreements and disagreements”, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21-23th August 2014

LALICS International Conference, 2013 , “Young visions for the Latin American Development” co-authored paper presented with twenty young Latin American researchers, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013

Selected  Publications

Human Resources Management in the Uruguayan Manufacturing Industry (1991-2010)”, co-authored with Quiñones, Mariela; Supervielle, Marcos

Logics of Human Resources Management in the Uruguayan Manufacturing Industry (1991-2010)”, co-authored with Quiñones, Mariela; Supervielle, Marcos

National Survey of Scientific and Technological Equipment”, 2011-2012 on availability, limitations and technological requirements of scientific equipment in Uruguay, 2011, co-authored with Baptista, Belen; Buslón, Nataly; Schenck, Marcela,

andrew-watersAndrew Waters

Permanent Address: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Andrew Waters is the executive director of the Spartanburg Area Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He received his BA in English and Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill and his MBA from UNC Greensboro. Previously he was the land protection director at the Catawba Lands Conservancy in Charlotte, NC, and operations director at The LandTrust for Central North Carolina in Salisbury, NC. A graduate of the Land Trust Alliance’s Executive Director Leadership Academy, he also serves as the volunteer director of the South Carolina Land Trust Network, the statewide association of South Carolina’s 28 land trusts. He is a board member of the Innovative Rural Development Corporation, a community development corporation focused on rural development in South Carolina.

Andrew’s focus in Clemson’s Policy Studies PhD program is land conservation and farmland preservation policy.

During his land conservation career Andrew has written, received, and administered over $20 million in grants for conservation and farmland preservation, including grants from the N.C. Clean Water Management Fund, N.C. Natural Heritage Trust Fund, N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust, USDA Farm and Ranch Protection Program (now ACEP), USDA Local Food Promotion Program, the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund, NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the American Battlefield Protection Program, and others.

Program Contact

Carolyn Benson
2021 Barre Hall
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-4463

Program Coordinator

Dr. Bruce Ransom
Professor and Policy Studies Chairman
Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0125
(864) 656-4700