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Faculty-Staff Services

Supporting Science

The Science IT and Operations Excellence Team brings together technical consulting, system development and project-management staff supporting the the College of Science’s pursuit of excellence in scientific discovery, learning and engagement.

What We Do

We focus on customer technical needs as we increase operational excellence and remain dedicated to enhancing college-wide productivity and efficiency.


  • Computer Purchases and Inventory Management

    Need to buy a computer?

    To save time, see recommended computers and start the ordering process for your model of interest with a click. We’ll order, configure and call you to schedule your pick-up or meet at your office for set-up.

    Need to buy a printer or order toner?

    Need to surplus computers?

    The College of Science IT and Operations Excellence team is tasked with wiping computers or hard drives prior to surplus pickup.

    • Create a draft of Clemson’s CUBO Form 206.
    • Email us; please attach your form to the email, and we’ll be in touch.

    Note: Monitors, keyboards, mice and cables can be surplused without Science IT intervention.

  • Hardware and Software Support
    • Install and configure Windows or MacOS systems and software.
    • Troubleshoot and maintain hardware and systems, including accessing vendors’ support systems on behalf of the client or engaging CCIT for repairs.
    • Help customers contact the appropriate units for software and service support and act as a communication bridge when needed.
    • Utilize CCIT tools to efficiently manage Windows and MacOS systems.
    • Where CCIT will delegate the responsibility, we will accept it and perform administrator or operator tasks for the College; this includes such as creating and configuring email lists, configuring and maintaining the College OU in Active Directory, and managing file share rights.
    • Create documentation to guide clients through self-help scenarios.
  • Science Liaison to CCIT
    • Engage CCIT as necessary.
  • Consulting and Web Applications
    • Advise clients on data security, risk management, and disaster recovery and business continuity planning.
    • Advise on distance learning and emerging A/V strategies.
    • Advise clients on using Qualtrics survey and related services.
    • Support onboarding and offboarding.
    • Information systems support: Assist with creating efficient and secure data collection and workflows for the college and departments by designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining web-based applications and the databases they require.
  • Metrics and Data Analytics Solutions

    Contact us to find out more about metrics and data analytics solutions.

  • Process Improvement/Project Management

    Contact us to find out more about process improvement and project management.

Emergency Help

Logo: CCIT with Tiger Paw in orange box.

Connect with Clemson Computing and Information Technology. Please visit the CCIT support page or contact CCIT. Someone at the CCIT help desk will assist or assign the ticket to the appropriate team, which will often be us. You can also email or call CCIT. To contact CCIT:

  • Email:
  • Call or text CCIT support: 864-656-3494 for emergencies
  • Social media: or

CCIT will route tickets to the Science IT and Operations Excellence team as appropriate.

IT Help Request

Special Projects

Ready to move forward on a project? For non-urgent IT projects or needs, please use the project request form and a member of the College of Science IT and Operations Excellence team will be in touch.

Project Request Form

IT Services Team

Deborah JensenHeadshot of Deborah Jensen

IT and Operations Excellence Manager
Phone: 864-656-3143

Jensen manages the team providing technical support, system and tool development and project management for the college. She brings a structured approach and process perspective. With her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Clemson, Jensen gained technical experience previously in the government sector as an analyst with the U.S. Department of Defense, in the private sector at Fortune 500 companies, at Michelin and Georgia Pacific as a systems analyst, and back at Clemson University where she supported enterprise and state systems as a systems programmer in CCIT.

Charles Allen

IT Consultant II
Phone: 864-656-0550

Headshot of Charles Allen.As the IT services lead, Allen advises the College of Science on IT policies and procedures; assists with purchasing hardware, software and services; and is the College’s delegate for administrator or operator roles for resources that CCIT provides.

Eric Burch

IT Consultant
Phone: 864-656-9822

Headshot of Eric BurchAs an IT consultant, Burch supports the College of Science’s IT needs.

Kevin Hedetniemi

Sys Programmer/Developer III
Phone: 864-656-0622

Headshot of Kevin Hedetniemi.Hedetniemi assists departments creating efficient and secure data collection and workflows by designing, developing, implementing and maintaining web-based applications and the databases they leverage.