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Leadership Team

DrFleming

David S. Fleming, Ph.D.

dflemin@clemson.edu
Interim Dean and Professor
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-2878

Dr. Fleming oversees all activities within the Graduate School. This includes advising the Provost on policy related to graduate education, overseeing all processes from application through graduation, and professional development for graduate students and faculty. He leads the Graduate School staff in working closely with academic units to support their goals and mission, developing and supporting innovative initiatives in graduate education, and evaluating and maintaining the exceptional quality of programs offered at Clemson. Dr. Fleming is involved in recruiting, admissions, orientation, professional development, and inclusive excellence. He also works with faculty and staff to ensure that Clemson is effectively advocating for graduate students. Since joining the Clemson faculty in 2006, he has amassed more than $5 million in externally funded grants to support his work in alternative education programming.

DrFerrell

William Ferrell, Ph.D.

fwillia@clemson.edu
Associate Dean and Professor
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-2724

As Associate Dean of international graduate issues, Dr. Ferrell primarily works with collaborative research and graduate student recruiting. He also Fluor Supply Chain Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering.

DrDominy

Brian N. Dominy, Ph.D.

dominy@clemson.edu
Associate Dean and Associate Professor
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-4172

Dr. Dominy leads the graduate program review initiative, working with the dean and the program review coordinator to fully implement and then advance this critical component. Dr. Dominy joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at Clemson in 2005 and received an NSF CAREER award in 2010 for his research in the development and application of computational models to study the physical chemistry underlying biomolecular function and evolution. His service responsibilities over the years have focused significantly on the development and assessment of academic programs at the departmental, college, and university levels at Clemson. Most recently, he served as the interim associate dean of academic affairs for the newly formed College of Science from 2016–2018.

DrDumas

Tia N. Dumas, Ph.D.

tdumas@clemson.edu
Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Inclusive Excellence
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-1721

Dr. Dumas’ role at the Graduate School is to maintain a robust professional development program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; she designed and developed the GRAD 360° program to address this mission. She works with various campus units to build and sustain a supportive and effective educational environment for all graduate students, particularly students from underrepresented communities in higher education. She also holds a clinical appointment in the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development.


Admissions Team

 

Kathleen Costello

kcostel@clemson.edu
Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
E-209 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-2561

As Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, Kathleen oversees the operations of the Graduate Admissions Office by providing leadership and administrative direction for the implementation of the recruitment strategies and admission policies and procedures of the Graduate School. 

Scott Phillips

sphill8@clemson.edu
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
E-209 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-6824

As Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, Scott is responsible for system administration of the online application and CRM systems as well as providing training for those systems. He works with graduate departments to create and implement communication plans, ensures the integrity of data within the student information system, and manages the Change of Term process.

Jan McCracken

mjanet@clemson.edu
Domestic Admissions Coordinator
E-209 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-4185

Jan serves as a liaison to academic departments, program coordinators, and prospective applicants with regards to admission procedures, and coordinates the admissions process for Domestic Applicants whose last names begin with the letters A–Z.

Jessica Stokes

jnstewa@clemson.edu
International Admissions Coordinator
E-209 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-5342

Jessie serves as a liaison to academic departments, program coordinators, and prospective applicants with regards to admission procedures, and coordinates the admissions process for International Applicants whose last names begin with the letters A–Z.

Britt McCurdy

grdapp@clemson.edu
Graduate Assistant
Graduate Admissions Representative
E-209 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634

Britt supports the recruitment and admission efforts of the Graduate School by functioning as a student services representative to prospective students. She is a student in the Counselor Education: Clinical and Mental Health master's program.


Administrative Team

 

Dena Smith

denas@clemson.edu
Administrative Coordinator
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-4172

Dena is the assistant to the Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School and acts as office manager (Military Friendly designated staff).

Lavonne Sloop

lsloop@clemson.edu
Administrative Assistant
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-2357

Lavonne welcomes Graduate School visitors to the office and provides processing of graduate assistantships, fellowships, student payroll, and departmental procurement.

Anita Merck

merck@clemson.edu
Graduate Fellowship and Assistantship Coordinator
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-5337

Anita processes support for graduate assistantships and fellowships, and assists graduate students proactively seeking assistantships and fellowships.

Rebecca Towe

rtowe@clemson.edu
Administrative Assistant
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-5202

Rebecca provides support to the deans and various Graduate School Committees, and is a member of the GRAD 360° professional development team.


Student Success and Professional Development Team

 

Misty Stewart

misty4@clemson.edu
Director of Graduate Student Success
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson SC 29634
864-656-5336

Misty works with the Graduate School leadership team, faculty, campus organizations, and staff to enhance measures of student success for graduate students. She oversees onboarding, student engagement, retention strategies, and developing programs to aid students in completing their graduate degrees.

 

Jodi Cox

jodi2@clemson.edu
Director of Graduate Training and Mentoring
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson SC 29634
864-656-1546

Working closely with Assistant Dean of the Graduate School Dr. Tia Dumas, Jodi directs and manages programs and services for GRAD 360°, the Graduate School’s comprehensive professional development program for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. In addition to developing and hosting PD events, she is creating a portfolio of mentoring programs focusing on the needs of international students and students from historically underrepresented identities in graduate education.

 

Jackie Palmer

Grad Student Intern for
Professional Development

E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson SC 29634

A second-year student in the Master of Education: Student Affairs program, Jackie will complete 125 internship hours this semester (Fall 2019) supporting the GRAD 360° team as a partial fulfillment of her degree requirements. Her primary role is to support the design and implementation of programs in our professional development mentoring suite.


Communications and Marketing Team

 

Jill Bunch

jillbb@clemson.edu
Director of Communications
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-1340

Jill directs the Graduate School’s internal and external communications and marketing, acts as managing editor of publications and multimedia content, and oversees staff in charge of the final review of student thesis and dissertation manuscripts. She is a member of the GRAD 360° professional development team.

Ellen Graben

egraben@clemson.edu
Public Information Specialist
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson SC 29634
864-656-5338

Ellen reviews student thesis and dissertation manuscripts, produces Graduate School print-publication and online content, and assists with the creation and curation of forms, internal publications, web and print graphics. She is a member of the GRAD 360° professional development team.

Jordan Long

jbl4@clemson.edu
Graduate Assistant
Communications Assistant
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634

Jordan is the Graduate School's multimodal storyteller, producing videos and other digital content that help share the story of graduate education and graduate students at Clemson. She is a student in the Communication, Technology, and Society master's program.


Program Review Team

 

Cairen Withington

cairenw@clemson.edu
Director of Program Review and Effectiveness
E-106 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-3251

Cairen works with Dr. Dominy and Graduate School leadership to ensure that the Graduate School fulfills its mandates to perform comprehensive reviews of all graduate programs, to ensure that academic leaders have the data they need to set goals and improve program effectiveness, and to continue the Graduate School’s recent efforts to collaborate with academic units to ensure the best possible outcomes for graduate students.


Banner and Data Team

Dave Fleming

sched@clemson.edu
Research Associate
Off-campus consultation
864-903-0729


Although officially retired, Dave shares with the Graduate School his 40 years of insight on managing statistical data, GAD allocations, the Banner/iROAR system, and special projects.

Kace Costello

kacec@clemson.edu
Business Analyst
Ravenel Research Center
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-5960

In addition to business analysis, Kace works with the Banner/iROAR system and assists students and faculty in resolving GS2 Plan of Study and other Banner issues.

Lisa Sembach

lsembach@clemson.edu
Strategic Data Manager
E-201 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-6840

In her work as liaison between the Graduate School and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Lisa develops, prepares, analyzes and presents institutional data in support of the mission and vision of senior leadership within the Graduate School, including application, enrollment, and graduation metrics.