College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS) faculty have been expert sources for media writing stories on a variety of topics such as school shootings, COVID-19 protocols, child recreation opportunities, social media disinformation and more. Our college has also had several programs and projects featured in news stories.
“Our faculty and alumni are harnessing their expertise and lending their voices to important issues facing people every day,” said CBSHS Dean Leslie Hossfeld. “This is one of many ways our college works to serve the needs of people and communities across the state and beyond.”
There are too many pickups to share individually, so we have created this list for you to check out our nationally and locally acclaimed experts and programs.
AP News – School of Nursing Associate Professor Tracy Fasolino was named one of 10 Sojourns Scholars, a national leadership program for palliative care professionals. Read more.
Business Insider – Department of Political Science Alumni Distinguished Professor William Lasser was interviewed for this article on Supreme Court politics. Read more.
Education Week – Department of Psychology Professor Robin Kowalski was interviewed for this article on the psychology behind school shooters. Read more.
Rolling Stone – Department of Communication Associate Professor Darren Linvill was interviewed for this article on TikTok conspiracy theories. Read more.
SFGate – William Henderson, associate director of the Social Media Listening Center and Department of Communication lecturer, was interviewed for this article on Disneyland’s toxic online fans. Read more.
StorageCafe – Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Associate Professor Lauren Duffy was among experts asked about snowbirding recommendations. Read more.
Trail Runner Magazine – Department of Psychology Professor Rick Tyrrell, who has studies visual perception and night vision, was interviewed for this article on the best way for runners to be seen at night. Read more.
Vice – Department of Psychology Professor Tom Britt was interviewed for this article on burnout and resilience. Read more.
Vice – Heather Hensman Kettrey, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, was interviewed about her research on bystander effect and ways to train people to counter it. Read more.
The Wrap – Department of Communication Professor Darren Linvill was interviewed for this article about Facebook’s oversight board. Read more.
Carolina Panorama – Researchers from Clemson University are using grant funding from the National Science Foundation to create and examine the impact of a program that helps to foster science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) identity in Black youth. Read more.
Columbia Business Monthly – School of Nursing Director of Undergraduate Programs John Whitcomb spoke about the increase in nursing school applications. Read more.
Greenville Journal – David Taylor, a faculty member in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, spoke about the importance of trails and greenways to quality of life. Read more.
Greenville News – Department of Communication Professor Darren Linvill was interviewed for this story on Telegram, a newer social media platform, and the spread of potential misinformation. Read more.
Greenville News – Louise Franke, a biochemistry major and political science minor, is the first Rhodes Scholar at Clemson University. Read more.
Pageland Progressive – Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice Assistant Professor David Markus is working to unearth history on Clemson’s campus through an archeological dig at Fort Rutledge. Read more.
Upstate Business Journal – Bob Sinclair, a professor of industrial/organizational psychology in the Department of Psychology, was interviewed for this story on pandemic disruptions. He says the uncertainty is prompting a number of workers to reevaluate their priorities. Read more.
WYFF4 – School of Nursing Director Kathleen Valentine was interviewed for this story about the increase of traveling nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
Alumni in the News
Danville Register & Bee – John Gilstrap, an alumnus from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, was an Army medic in the Vietnam War, and talks about his military career. Read more.
Greenville Journal – Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management alumna Angie Prosser received the Robert Reid Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame Award from the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association. Read more.
Live 5 News – Pennie Peralta, a School of Nursing alumna, was featured in this article about nurses coming out of retirement to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
Established in July 2016, CBSHS is a 21st-century, land-grant college that combines work in seven disciplines – Communication; Nursing; Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health Sciences; and Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice – to further its mission of “building people and communities” in South Carolina and beyond.
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