Recognition and Awards

Faculty Awards

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

2021 Spring 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.

Office of the Provost Awards

  • Ralph D. Elliott Endowed Award

    Ralph D. Elliott Award Recipients

    2021

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    Nathan Long

    2020

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    Andrew Hurley

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    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

     

    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

  • Thomas Green Clemson Award

    Thomas Green Clemson Award Recipients

    2021

    • Margaret Ptacek

      Margaret Ptacek (faculty)

    • R. Phil Landreth

      R. Phil Landreth (staff)

    2020

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      Greg Yarrow (faculty)

    • Serita Acker

      Sue Lasser (staff)

    2019

    Margaret Ann Wetsel (faculty)

    Serita Acker (staff)

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

    2016
    Kim Arp
    , Director of Development for the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

    2015
    Marvin Dixon
    , Parking Operations Manager
    Sherrill Biggers, Associate Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

    2014
    Robert Brookover, Senior Lecturer, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
    Karon Donald, Program Director of the Staff Senate

    2013
    Elham B. Makram, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Verna Howell, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

    2012
    Sandy Edge, Department of Management
    Robert Horton, Professor, Secondary Mathematics Education

    2011
    Jack McKenzie, Advancement
    Robert Lippert, Associate Professor of Soil Sciences and statewide Hispanic 4-H coordinator

    2010
    Michael Coggeshall , Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
    Elizabeth Crockett, Student Services Program Coordinator and Adviser in Engineering and Science

    2009
    Barbara S. Rogers, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Undergraduate Studies
    Elizabeth Carney, Professor, Department of History

    2008
    John T Warner, Professor of Economics
    Carla Rathbone, Executive Director of Customer Relations and Learning Technologies

    2007
    Mike Vatalaro, Chairman of the Art Department
    Elizabeth Milam Lomas, Associate Director of Financial Aid

    2006
    Nancy Leininger, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Communications
    JoVanna King, Senior Director of Gift and Estate Planning

    2005
    Linda K. Cocke, Student Services Program Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Jerome V. Reel Jr., Senior Vice Provost and University Historian, Office of Undergraduate Studies

    2004
    Stanley B. Smith, University Registrar, Records/Registration
    Charlie R. White, Director of the Outdoor Laboratory, Department of PRTM

    2003
    Mark Charney, Interim Chair and Professor, Department of English
    Ronald T. Herrin, Director of Payroll and Benefits, Human Resources

    2002
    W. Kirby Player, Coordinator of Alumni and Student Services, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences
    Lois P. Sill, Life Sciences and Agriculture Librarian, University Libraries

    2001
    Lynda H. Brock, Assistant to the Dean, Administrative and Research Support
    Lillian U. (Mickey) Harder, Director of the Brooks Center, Department of Performing Arts

    2000
    Sylvia B. Moore, Administrative Assistant II, Department of Physics and Astronomy

    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

  • Provost Outstanding Teaching Awards

    Provost Outstanding Teaching Recipients

    2021

    Provost Senior Outstanding Teacher Award

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    Robin Kowalski

    Provost Junior Outstanding Teacher Award

    Sruthi Narayanan heashot

    Sruthi Narayanan

    Provost Outstanding Collaborative Teaching Award

    Ellen Breazel heashot

    Ellen Breazel

    Provost Outstanding Teaching with Technology Award

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    Christopher Norfolk

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

Faculty Recognition

2021 Tenured and Promoted Faculty

  • CAFLS

    James Faust

    Promoted to Professor of  Plant and Environmental Sciences

    Dara Park

    Promoted to Professor of Plant and Environmental Sciences

    Calvin Sawyer

    Promoted to Professor of Agricultural Sciences

    Daniel J Anco

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

    Catherine Dibenedetto

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Agricultural Sciences

    Donald Hagan

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

    Bulent Koc

    Granted Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor of Agricultural Sciences

    Shari Rodriguez

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

    Althea Hotaling Hagan

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Forestry and Environmental Conservation
  • AAH

    Paul Christopher Anderson

    Promoted to Professor of History and Geography

    David Donar

    Promoted to Professor of Art

    Shannon Robert

    Promoted to Professor of Performing Arts

    Rhondda Thomas

    Promoted to Professor of English

    Bruce Whisler

    Promoted to Professor of Performing Arts

    Valerie Zimany

    Promoted to Professor of Art

    Anthony Bernarducci

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Performing Arts

    Pauline de Tholozany

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Languages

    Megan Eatman

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of English

    Mashal Saif

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion

    Lee B Wilson

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of History and Geography

    Daniel Citro

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of English

    Jennifer Forsberg

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of English

    Daniel Garcia-Vieyra

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Languages

    La'Cresha Green

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of English

    Edyta Kuzian

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Philosophy and Religion

    Ling Rao

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Languages

    Anne Salces Y Nedeo

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Languages

    Julia Schmidt

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Languages

    Berrin Terim

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture

    Olga Volkova

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Languages
  • Business

    Derek Dalton

    Promoted to Professor of Accountancy

    Matthew Lewis

    Promoted to Professor of Economics

    Scott Swain

    Promoted to Professor of Marketing 

    Daniel Greene

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Finance

    Kathryn Kisska-Schulze

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Accountancy

    John Michael Hannon

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Management

    Annieka Philo

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Accountancy
  • CECAS

    Christopher L Kitchens

    Promoted to Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    James L Martin

    Promoted to Professor of the School of Computing

    Srikanth Pilla

    Promoted to Professor of Automotive Engineering

    Pierluigi Pisu

    Promoted to Professor of Automotive Engineering

    Melissa Crawley Smith

    Promoted to Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Joshua B Bostwick

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Kapil Chalil Madathil

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

    Eric Mikel Davis

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Bart Knijnenburg

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of the School of Computing

    Olga Kuksenok

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

    Benjamin Lawler

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Automotive Engineering

    Marisa Kikendall Orr

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Engineering and Science Education

    Xin Zhao

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Yiqiang Han

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering

    Dee Ann Wood Kivett

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Automotive Engineering

    Mariah Soibhan Magagnotti

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Industrial Engineering

    David William Scmueser

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Automotive Engineering
  • Education

    Celeste Bates

    Promoted to Professor of Education and Human Development

    Michelle Cook

    Promoted to Professor of Teaching and Learning

    Hans Klar

    Promoted to Professor of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development

    Shanna E Hirsch

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

    Cynthia Sims

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development

    Misty Soles

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development
  • CBSHS

    Barry Garst

    Promoted to Professor of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

    Ronald Gimbel

    Promoted to Professor of Public Health Sciences

    Gregory Ramshaw

    Promoted to Professor of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

    Patrick J Rosopa

    Promoted to Professor of Psychology

    Gregory A Cranmer

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Communication

    Nicole Davis

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of the School of Nursing

    Mariela Fernandez

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

    Yi Wu

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

    Jennifer Bagwell

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of the School of Nursing

    Amelia B Clinkscales

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Public Health Sciences

    John Long

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Public Health Sciences

    Andrew Mannheimer

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
  • Science

    Jian He

    Promoted to Professor of Physics and Astronomy

    Zhicheng Dou

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

    Joan Marler

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

    Yuyuan "Lance" Ouyang

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

    Ramakrishna Podila

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

    Brook T Russell

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

    Rajandeep Sekhon

    Granted Tenure & Promoted to Associate Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry

    Sofya Alekseeva

    Promoted to Senior Lecturer of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Libraries

    Renna Tuten Redd

    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