Watt Faculty Fellows Program

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In advance of the 2018-2019 academic year, the Watt Family Innovation Center (WFIC) established the Watt Faculty Fellows program, with the purpose of exploring the Watt Center’s unique resources and promoting campus-wide use. The inaugural class of Fellows consisted of 20 faculty members from 18 departments in six colleges. The program required participants to complete an approved project over the course of the Fellowship period. The inaugural cohort of Fellows was presented with two broad options for project areas: 1) Cross-disciplinary, integrated teaching and research activities within the Watt Center, throughout and beyond campus. 2) Evidence-based technology-enhanced learning that improves student learning and collaborations Faculty identified their areas of project interests on their applications.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the WFIC recruited the second cohort of Watt Faculty Fellows with funding provided by Comporium. Artificial intelligence was the topic at the core of the second year of the Watt Center’s Faculty Fellows program. Twenty Fellows across the University were accepted for the new cohort, representing 18 departments in 6 colleges.

 

Participants and Projects

  • Second Cohort Fellows

    Sabarish Babu, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, School of Computing
    College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

    Joshua Catalano, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, History and Geography
    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    Tracy Fasolino, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Nursing
    College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    Jeff Fine, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Political Science
    College of Business

    Lucian Ghita, M.A.
    Senior Lecturer, English
    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    Danielle Herro, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Digital Media and Learning
    College of Education

    Michael Kleiss, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Architecture
    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    Matthew Macauley, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
    College of Science

    Nathan McNeese, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Human-Centered Computing
    College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

    Nancy Meehan, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Nursing
    College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    Ryan Mullins, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Marketing
    College of Business

    Chad Navis, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Management
    College of Business

    Winifred Elysse Newman, Ph.D.
    Homer Curtis Mickel and Leona Carter Mickel Endowed Chair, Architecture
    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    Jennifer Ogle, Ph.D.
    Professor, Civil Engineering
    College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

    Johannes Schmidt, Ph.D.
    Professor, Languages (German)
    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    Travers Scott, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Communication
    College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    Marissa Shuffler-Porter, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Industrial-Organizational Psychology
    College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    Christa Smith, Ph.D.Associate Professor, History and Geography
    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    Scott Swain, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Marketing
    College of Business

    Erica Walker, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Graphic Communications
    College of Business

  • Second Cohort Projects

    1. Using Artificial Intelligence to Evaluate the Public History Landscape of Clemson
    Drs. Travers Scott, Christa Smith and Joshua Catalano

    2. Leveraging AI Emotion Recognition Detection to Assess for Caring Behaviors
    Dr. Tracy Fasolino

    3. Use of Conversation Intelligence (CI) Software to Automate and Enrich Student Sales Assessment
    Drs. Ryan Mullins and Scott Swain

    4. Using Artificial Intelligence to Understand Shakespeare's Drama
    Lucian Ghita, M.A.

    5. Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Cultural Differences in Handwriting
    Dr. Matthew Macauley

    6. Using AI Tools to Examine Political Tweets
    Dr. Jeff Fine

    7. Research and Teaching Activities in Integrating AI in Virtual Reality Systems
    Dr. Sabarish Babu

    8. Development of ColorNet Color-Correction System
    Dr. Erica Walker

    9. Establishing a Novel Cross-Disciplinary Course and Academic Structure for the Applied Study of Innovation Strategy and Commercialization at Clemson
    Dr. Chad Navis

    10. South Carolina Health StAT-Map
    Dr. Winifred Elysse Newman

    11. Digital Wellness Nurse
    Dr. Nancy Meehan

    12. Developing a Technology-Enhanced Teamwork Training and Assessment Program for Higher Education: Initial Design and Pilot Study Across Disciplines (Year 2)
    Drs. Marissa Shuffler-Porter, Nathan McNeese, Michael Kleiss, Jennifer Ogle and Johannes Schmidt

    13. Using Artificial Intelligence to Automate the Process of Running Records as Part of the Benchmark Assessments
    Dr. Danielle Herro

  • First Cohort Fellows

    H. Kyle Anderson, MPA
    Senior Lecturer, School of Accountancy
    College of Business

    David Blakesley, Ph.D.
    Professor, English
    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    Maria Bose, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, English
    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    Linda Dzuris, D.M.A.
    Professor of Music, Performing Arts
    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    Michael Kleiss, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Architecture
    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    Miriam Konkel, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Genetics and Biochemistry
    College of Science

    Janice Lanham, M.S.
    Senior Lecturer, Nursing
    College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    Matthew Macauley, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
    College of Science

    Mariah Magagnotti, Ph.D.
    Lecturer, General Engineering
    College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

    Nathan McNeese, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Human-Centered Computing
    College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

    Chad Navis, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Management
    College of Business

    Jennifer Ogle, Ph.D.
    Professor, Civil Engineering
    College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

    Natalie Pough, Ed.D.
    Lecturer, Teaching and Learning
    College of Education

    Johannes Schmidt, Ph.D.
    Professor, Languages (German)
    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    Marissa Shuffler-Porter, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Industrial-Organizational Psychology
    College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    Dotan Shvorin, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering
    College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

    Christa Smith, Ph.D.Associate Professor, History and Geography
    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    Brygg Ullmer, Ph.D.
    Chair of the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Division and Professor, School of Computing
    College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

    Melissa Vogel, Ph.D.
    Professor, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
    College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    Erica Walker, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Graphic Communications
    College of Business

  • First Cohort Projects

    1. Encouraging Cross-Disciplinary Interactions at the Watt Center: Barriers, Opportunities and Recommendations Identified from a Study of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
    Drs. Chad Navis, Miriam Konkel, Linda Dzuris, Dotan Shvorin and Christa Smith

    2. Creating Collaborations in Research and Teaching
    Drs. Erica Walker, Maria Bose, Natalie Pough, Brygg Ullmer and Melissa Vogel

    3. Effective Student Engagement in Online Learning
    Drs. David Blakesley, Matthew Macauley and Mariah Magagnotti; Kyle Anderson, MPA; and Janice Lanham, MS

    4. Developing a Technology-Enhanced Teamwork Training and Assessment Program for Higher Education: Initial Design and Pilot Study Across Disciplines (Year 1)
    Drs. Marissa Shuffler-Porter, Nathan McNeese, Michael Kleiss, Jennifer Ogle and Johannes Schmidt