Recognition and Awards

Faculty Awards

Clemson University recognizes significant contributions by faculty members through a variety of honors, awards and recognitions.

University Awards

Every year the Office of the Provosts sponsors a special recognition event for several annual awards bestowed upon outstanding faculty, staff, and students.

More Awards

Office of the Provost Awards

  • Ralph D. Elliott Endowed Award

    Ralph D. Elliott PlaqueThe purpose of this award is to recognize and honor a Clemson University faculty, staff, and/or administrator who has promoted initiatives in the field of credit or noncredit continuing education in a worthy and exemplary manner. The award will be presented to the recipient by the Provost on behalf of the President of Clemson University at the University Awards Ceremony in May. In addition to a cash stipend, the recipient’s name will be affixed to a permanently displayed plaque in the Clemson University Madren Center.

    The nomination form is available below. Completed nomination packets should be sent to the Office of the Provost, 206 Sikes Hall. Nominations are accepted throughout the year.

    Ralph D. Elliott Endowed Award Nomination Form

    Ralph D. Elliott Award Recipients

    2022

    Lori Dickes

    Lori Dickes

    • 2021
      Nathan Long

    • 2020
      Andrew Hurley
      George J. Petersen

    • 2019
      William G. Ferrell

    • 2018
      Gail DePriest

    • 2017
      Not Awarded
    • 2016
      Melissa Lockhart
    • 2015
      Randy Collins
    • 2014
      Witt Salley
    • 2013
      Rosanne Pruitt
    • 2012
      Elham Makram
    • 2011
      Anand Gramopadhye
    • 2010
      Barbara Speziale
    • 2009
      Barbara Hoskins
    • 2008
      Lienne Medford Federico
  • Thomas Green Clemson Award

    Thomas Green ClemsonThis award was established by the Office of the Provost in 1999 to honor outstanding faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to academic life at Clemson. Nominations are confidential, and nominees should not be apprised of their nomination. Priority will be given to nominees who have not previously received Clemson University-wide awards. The award includes $5,000 to be evenly divided between the recipient and the Clemson University Libraries. Recipients of the award also receive a plaque, and their names are added to the perpetual Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence plaque, which is on permanent display in the lobby of the R.M. Cooper Library. The monies donated to the Libraries will be used to purchase new materials to be added to the Libraries' collection, and these purchases will include a personalized donor plate honoring the award recipient.

    The nomination form is available below. Completed nomination packets should be sent to the Office of the Provost, 206 Sikes Hall. Nominations are accepted throughout the year.

    The Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence Nomination Form

    Thomas Green Clemson Award Recipients

    2022

    • Heidi Zinzow

      Heidi Zinzow (faculty)

    • Doug Dawson

      Doug Dawson (staff)

    • 2021
      Margaret Ptacek
      (faculty)
      R. Phil Landreth (staff)

    • 2020
      Greg Yarrow
      (faculty)
      Sue Lasser (staff)

    • 2019
      Margaret Ann Wetsel
      (faculty)
      Serita Acker (staff)

    • 2018
      Cynthia Haynes
      (faculty)
      Ronald Chrestman (staff)

    • 2016
      Kim Arp
      (faculty)

    • 2015
      Sherrill Biggers
      (faculty)
      Marvin Dixon (staff)

    • 2014
      Robert Brookover (faculty)
      Karon Donald (staff)

    • 2013
      Elham B. Makram (faculty)
      Verna Howell (staff)

    • 2012
      Robert Horton (faculty)
      Sandy Edge (staff)

  • Provost Outstanding Teaching Awards

    Provost Senior Outstanding Teacher Award

    An instructor who has seven or more years of experience in higher education teaching will be recognized as a senior award recipient if deemed by the review panel to have exhibited sustained, meritorious and exceptional teaching along with a demonstrated sharing of these attributes within the academic community outside of Clemson University. Explore the complete nominee requirements of the Provost Senior Outstanding Teacher Award. Winners of the outstanding teacher award will receive a one-time cash prize of $5,000 and a certificate or plaque of merit. Access the application form.

    Recent Recipient

    Jeff Fine

    Jeffrey Fine

    Provost Junior Outstanding Teacher Award

    An instructor who has less than seven years of experience in higher education teaching will be recognized as a junior award recipient if deemed by the review panel to have exhibited sustained, meritorious and exceptional teaching. The Provost Junior Outstanding Teacher award recipient is not expected to demonstrate these attributes broadly within the academic community outside of Clemson University, and potential nominees can explore the complete explore the complete nominee requirements of the Provost Junior Outstanding Teacher Award. Winners of the outstanding teacher award will receive a one-time cash prize of $5,000 and a certificate or plaque of merit. Access the application form.

    Recent Recipient

    Elizabeth Jemison

    Elizabeth Jemison

    Provost Outstanding Collaborative Teaching Award

    An instructor of any rank will be recognized for exhibiting sustained, meritorious and exceptional teaching and for having demonstrated remarkable success and ingenuity in a collaborative teaching modality which provides students a vital example of the value of leveraging multi-discipline partnerships. Explore the complete nominee requirements of the Provost Outstanding Collaborative Teaching Award. Winners of this award receive a one-time cash prize of $4,000 plus a certificate or plaque of merit. Collaborative teaching award winners will share the prize, which may be adjusted by and at the sole discretion of the provost depending on the team size. Access the application form.

    Recent Recipients

    • Ulrike Heine

      Ulrike Heine

    • David Franco

      David Franco

    • George Schafer

      George Schafer

    Provost Award for Outstanding Inclusive Teaching Practices

    An instructor will be recognized for exhibiting sustained, meritorious and exceptional teaching combining remarkable success and talent in effectively leveraging evidence-based teaching practices, instructional technology (including Canvas), cultural relevancy and inclusivity practices, and sound universal design for learning (UDL) or equivalent principles to teach to a broad and diverse profile of learners. Explore the complete nominee requirements of the Provost Award for Outstanding Inclusive Teaching Practices. Winners this award receive a one-time cash prize of $4,000 plus a certificate or plaque of merit. Access the application form.

    Recent Recipient

    Amalia Leifeste

    Amalia Leifeste

    Provost Award for Outstanding Teaching with Technology

    An instructor will be recognized for exhibiting sustained, meritorious and exceptional teaching combined with a demonstrated excellence in utilizing University-supported technologies to design and teach fully online courses and/or hybrid courses. Explore the complete nominee requirements of the Provost Award for Outstanding Teaching with Technology. Winners this award receive a one-time cash prize of $4,000 plus a certificate or plaque of merit. Access the application form.

    Recent Recipient

    Not Awarded

Faculty Recognition

2022 Tenured and Promoted Faculty

  • CAFLS

    Dil Thavarajah

    Promoted to Professor of Plant and Environmental Sciences

    Patrick Hiesl

    Granted Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor of Forestry and Environmental Conservation

    Marzieh Motallebi

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Forestry and Environmental Conservation

    Sruthi Narayanan

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Plant and Environmental Sciences

    Thomas O'Halloran

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Forestry and Environmental Conservation

    Brandon Peoples

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Forestry and Environmental Conservation

    Sachin Rustgi

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Plant and Environmental Sciences

    Christopher Saski

    Granted Tenure; Plant and Environmental Sciences

    Hunter Massey

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Agricultural Sciences

    Richelle Miller

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Animal & Veterinary Sciences

    Bridgit Corbett

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences

    Patricia Guerra Marcondes

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences

    Chelsea Sinclair

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
  • AAH

    Daniel Harding

    Promoted to Professor of Architecture

    Michael LeMahieu

    Promoted to Professor of English

    Joseph Mai

    Promoted to Professor of Languages

    Brian McGrath

    Promoted to Professor of English

    Eric Morris

    Promoted to Professor of City Planning and Real Estate Development

    James Stevens

    Promoted to Professor of Architecture

    Elizabeth Jemison

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion

    Andreea Mihalache

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Architecture

    Arelis Moore Peralta

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Languages

    Michelle Smith

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of English

    Stephen Buckman

    Promoted to Associate Professor of City Planning and Real Estate Development

    Carol Collins

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Performing Arts

    J.Lee Ferrell

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Languages

    Ashley Fisk

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of English

    Timothy Hurlburt

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Performing Arts

    Amy Monaghan

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of English

    David Pastre

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Architecture

    John Pursley

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of English

    David Stegall

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Philosophy and Religion

    William Clements

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Languages

    Alma Garcia Rodriguez

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Languages

    Jason Hurdich

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Languages

    Karen Kettnich

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of English

    Melissa Makala

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of English

    John Smith

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of English

    Jennie Wakefield

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of English
  • CBSHS

    Tracy Fasolino

    Promoted to Professor of Nursing

    Bryan Miller

    Promoted to Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

    Matthew Browning

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management

    Xia Jing

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences

    Corey Kalbaugh

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences

    Natallia Sianko

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Socioloigy, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice

    Pamela Alley

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Psychology

    Daniel Anderson

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

    Caitlin Baker

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Communication

    Jennifer Bisson

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Psychology

    Portia Botchway

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Nursing

    Robert Brookover

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

    Alexis Davis

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Communication

    Alyssa Davis

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Communication

    Lindsey Dixon

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Communication

    Deborah Falta

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Public Health Sciences

    Daniel Fecher

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Communication

    Marianne Glaser

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Communication

    Jennifer Holland

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

    Jo Jorgensen

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Psychology

    Janice Lanham

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Nursing

    Leslie Ravan

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Nursing

    Teresa Tucker

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

    Ralph Welsh

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Public Health Sciences

    Jumah Taweh

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Communication

    Emily Turke

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
  • Business

    Chad Navis

    Promoted to Professor of Management

    Charles Weiss

    Promoted to Professor of Graphic Communications

    Jace Garrett

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Accountancy

    Jeremy Vinson

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Accountancy

    Erica Walker

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Graphic Communications

    Mike Giebelhausen

    Granted Tenure; Marketing

    Edward De Iulio

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Economics

    Gail DePriest

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Management

    Sandy Edge

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Economics

    Amanda Fine

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Marketing

    Carter McElveen

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Marketing

    Kerri McMillan

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Finance

    Jim Liddle

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Management

    Phil Maiberger

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Accountancy

    Kenneth Toussaint

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Accountancy
  • Education

    Danielle Herro

    Promoted to Professor of Education and Human Development

    Andrew Tyminski

    Promoted to Professor of Teaching and Learning

    Abigail Allen

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Education & Human Development

    Sarah Stokowski

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Education & Organizational Leadership Development

    Rachel Wagner

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Education & Organizational Leadership Development

    Deborah Cadorette

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Educational & Organizational Leadership Development

    Michael Godfrey

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Educational & Organizational Leadership Development

    Ryan Visser

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Education & Human Development
  • CECAS

    Johnell Brooks

    Promoted to Professor of Automotive Engineering

    Rong Ge

    Promoted to Professor of Computing

    Rachel Getman

    Promoted to Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Ashok Mishra

    Promoted to Professor of Civil Engineering

    Robert Prucka

    Promoted to Professor of Automotive Engineering

    Bridget Trogden

    Promoted to Professor of Engineering and Science Education

    Yue Wang

    Promoted to Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Brian Booth

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Bioengineering

    Linke Guo

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Yunyi Jia

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Automotive Engineering

    Ioannis Karamouzas

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Computing

    Suyi Li

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Garrett Pataky

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Sudeep Popat

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

    William Richardson

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Bioengineering

    Yongjia Song

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

    Alan Coulson

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Environmental Engineering

    John Minor

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of General Engineering

    Minory Nammouz

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Environmental Engineering

    Christopher Plaue

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Computing

    Todd Schweisinger

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering

    Beth Stephan

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of General Engineering

    Melissa Sternhagen

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Civil Engineering

    Nighat Yasmin

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of General Engineering

    Mary Fidler

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Environmental Engineering

    Jon Harcum

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of General Engineering

    Hassan Raza

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Science

    Barbara Campbell

    Promoted to Professor of Biological Sciences

    Feng Ding

    Promoted to Professor of Physics and Astronomy

    Eleanor Jenkins

    Promoted to Professor of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

    Christopher McMahan

    Promoted to Professor of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

    Tzeng Tzuen-Rong

    Promoted to Professor of Biological Sciences

    Xian Lu

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

    Ellen Breazel

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

    Jason Brown

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Physics and Astronomy

    Meredith Burr

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

    Mark Cawood

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

    John Cummings

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Biological Sciences

    Christine Minor

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Biological Sciences

    Beth Novick

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

    Amy Pope

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Physics and Astronomy

    Krista Rudolph

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Biological Sciences

    Donna Simms

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

    Lih-sin The

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Physics and Astronomy

    Jennifer Van Dyken

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

    Irina Viktorova

    Promoted to Principal Lecturer of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

    MyCia Cox

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Chemistry

    Nora Espinoza

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Biological Sciences

    Geoffrey Ford

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Genetics and Biochemistry

    Stephen Peele

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Libraries

    Jessica Kohout-Tailor

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Librarian
  • Alumni Distinguished Professors

    Distinguished Professors 2015
    Richard W. Blob - Alumni Distinguished Professor of Biological Science, CAFLS
    Richard Figliola - Alumni Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, CECAS
    Julia Frugoli – Alumni Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry, CAFLS
    Veronica G. Parker – School of Nursing, CHEHD

    2013
    Tony Cawthon – Alumni Distinguished Professor of Counselor Education (Higher Education/Student Affairs), Eugene T. Moore School of Education

    2012
    David J. Allison – Alumni Distinguished Professor of Architecture, CAAH
    William (Bill) R. Dougan – Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics, CBBS
    J. Drew Lanham – Alumni Distinguished Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources, CAFLS
    William (Bill) T. Pennington – Alumni Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, CECAS
    Lesly A. Temesvari – Alumni Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, CAFLS

    2010
    Antonis Katsiyannis – Alumni Distinguished Professor of Education, Eugene T. Moore School of Education

    2009
    William C. Bridges – Alumni Distinguished Professor of Applied Economics and Statistics, CAFLS
    June J. Pilcher - Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology, BBS
    Terry M. Tritt - Alumni Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, CECAS
    Steven Marks - Alumni Distinguished Professor of History, CAAH

  • Endowed Chairs and Professors

    Endowed Chairs and Titled Professors allow Clemson to attract and support eminent scholars of international reputation who enhance the quality of the University’s teaching, research and service activities. They initiate, encourage and support development of ideas and innovations, and they are teachers, mentors and role models for their students and colleagues. The Endowed Chairs and Titled Professors website gives a complete listing of all who have achieved this prestigious position.

  • University Marshals
    University Marshal leading graduation procession
    The torch of the University Marshal is passed from college to college annually by the Office of the Provost. This honor is bestowed upon the senior-most tenured faculty member within the college with the role of leading graduates into Commencement and leading the procession of Convocation. The schedule on upcoming and past college rotations are below:
    Current
    2019 Benjamin Stephens CBSHS
    Upcoming
    2020 Libraries
    2021 CAFLS
    2022 CAAH
    2023 Business
    2024 CECAS
    2025 COE
    2026 Science
    Previous
    2018 Bob Kosinski Science
    2017 Debi Switzer Education
    2016 Thomas Overcamp CECAS (EEES)
    2015 Mark McKnew Business
    2014 Sydney Cross CAAH
    2013 Glenn P. Birrenkott, Jr. CAFLS
    2012 Robert P. Green, Jr. CBSHS/SOE
    2011 John N. Gowdy CECAS (EEC)
    2010 Thomas L. Dickens Business
    2009 Michael Vatalaro CAAH