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Anand GramopadhyeAnand Gramopadhye, Ph.D.

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.

Douglas HirtDouglas Hirt, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty Achievement and Strategic Initiatives

Douglas Hirt assumed the role of associate dean for faculty achievement and strategic initiatives in February 2020. Formerly, he served as the associate dean for research and graduate studies. Hirt has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering for more than 25 years and was the department chair between 2009 and 2016. He completed his doctorate in chemical engineering at Princeton University followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in composite materials at NASA’s Langley Research Center. Hirt is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

Dan NoneakerDaniel Noneaker, Ph.D.
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.

Brad PutmanBrad Putman, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Brad Putman is an alumnus of Clemson University, having completed his undergraduate and graduate work here in civil engineering. His research interests focus on transportation infrastructure, with particular emphasis on making various paving materials more durable and more environmentally friendly. In addition to serving as an associate professor of civil engineering, Putman was the director of outreach and EMAGINE initiatives for the college, inspiring young students in South Carolina to see the impact they can have in engineering and technical careers.

Oliver MyersOliver Myers, Ph.D.
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, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Graduate Studies

Smith, an associate 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.