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Anand GramopadhyeAnand K. Gramopadhye


Gramopadhye joined Clemson in 1992 as an assistant professor. He was named chairman of the industrial engineering department in 2003 and assistant to the dean of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences in 2010. In 2011, he was appointed associate vice president for workforce development. He earned a bachelor’s degree in production engineering in 1987 from the University of Bombay, India, and a Master of Science in 1989 and a Ph.D. in 1992, both in industrial engineering, from the State University of New York, Buffalo.

Dan NoneakerDaniel Noneaker

Associate Dean for Research

Noneaker joined Clemson in 1993 as an assistant professor and rose through the ranks to become chair of the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2014. The department’s research expenditures grew from $5.5 million to $9.7 million during his tenure as department chair. He oversaw the hiring of 15 faculty members, including two for named professorships and two for endowed chairs. Noneaker received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993. His chief research interest is in mobile wireless communications systems.

Thompson MeffordThompson Mefford

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Mefford received a Bachelor of Science in polymer and textile chemistry from Clemson in 2003. He received a Ph.D. in macromolecular science and engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2007 before returning to Clemson in 2008 as an assistant professor of materials science and engineering. He rose to associate professor in 2014. Mefford has helped develop learning materials for the Emag!ne outreach program, provided lessons for science teachers across the state, and organized recruitment efforts for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Oliver MyersOliver Myers

Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence

Myers, who joined Clemson in 2014, is an associate professor of mechanical engineering. He received bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. As a student at Maryland, Myers was part of the first cohort of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program. Myers has remained in touch with the program as a faculty member, mentoring students and recruiting some to his lab. Myers also is a presenter each year at Clemson University’s Men of Color National Summit.

Melissa SmithMelissa Smith

Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Graduate Studies

Smith, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, joined Clemson in 2006. She received her Ph.D. in 2003 in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Tennessee. She has led hands-on science and engineering activities as part of semesterly six-week programs at Clemson Elementary School since 2008 and Six Mile Elementary School since 2013. Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities have pursued master’s degrees under her guidance. Smith received the YMCA Stratford Award for Diversity and Inclusion in 2017.

Collins pofileKelly Collins

Chief of Staff and Operations

Kelly Collins graduated from Clemson with a Bachelor of Science in financial management in 2003. She immediately went to work for her alma mater as the business manager in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. She joined what was then the College of Engineering and Science in January 2007 as an accountant/fiscal analyst II. While rising through the ranks, Collins has gained a reputation for supporting employees, especially ambitious young women. The Clemson University President’s Commission on Women honored Collins in 2018 with an Outstanding Women Award in the staff category.

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