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Department of Engineering and Science Education


Dr. Cindy Lee - Chair

Cindy Lee - Chair

Cindy Lee joined Clemson University as a Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science in 1990. She has participated in research and education, primarily in the chemistry of environmentally significant organic compounds. Her specific research interests involve the fate and transport of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), especially polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); pesticides; and petroleum. Lee and her research group use enantioselective chromatography to understand the transformations and transport of chiral contaminants through soil, sediments, water, and biota. Prior to joining Clemson, she graduated with her Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines.

  • Editor, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • National Science Foundation, Environmental Sustainability Program Manager, 2006-2007
  • Member, Environmental Engineering Committee, EPA Science Advisory Board, 2007-2010
  • Appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee, 2012- present.
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Department Administrators and Staff

Department Contacts
Name Title Email
Cindy Lee Department Chair
Paige Zoltewicz Office Manager
Coltin Bentz Payroll Support
Stone Tracy Accountant, Fiscal Analyst
Amanda Duncan Post Awards

Please view the complete list of faculty, graduate students, and alumni in our department directory.

Department Directory

The Department of Engineering and Science Education (ESED) at Clemson University was established in 2006, and our Ph.D. in Engineering and Science Education was established in 2011. In that short time, the young, dynamic ESED department has experienced outstanding success, boasting three faculty NSF CAREER award winners and two NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (among the first awarded in the area of STEM Education).

Several professional organizations have recognized our faculty and their research: an AAAS Fellowship (2012-13), an election to the APS executive committee of the Forum on Education (2013), the Helen Plant Award for the Best Non-traditional Workshop by ASEE/IEEE in 2008 and again 2014, the Class of '39 Award in 2019, the highest distinction for a faculty member at Clemson, Fellows of the American Society of Engineering Education in 2019. Since the start of the Certificate in Engineering and Science Education, more than 35 graduate students have leveraged their certificates to compete successfully for faculty positions in engineering and science. On average, it is the most active certificate program in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences at Clemson.

Please view our current list of graduate students and doctoral alumni, including their academic program background information.

Academic Contacts


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For graduate program tours, please email the program contact with at least 1-2 weeks' notice prior to visiting so that you may be able to meet faculty and current students and attend some classes.

Graduate Program

For more information about our graduate program or certificate, please e-mail our graduate coordinators.

Barbara Smith
Graduate Student Services Coordinator
Office: 149 Rich Lab
Phone: 864-656-3278

Dr. Eliza Gallager
Graduate Coordinator

General Questions

For all other questions, please get in touch with Paige Zoltewicz.

Paige Zoltewicz
Office Manager
Office: 262 Sirrine Hall
Phone: 864-656-7148