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Meet Clemson’s newest faculty members

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Clemson welcomes 140 new faculty members across seven colleges. The new faculty join a robust team of educators to help Clemson achieve its mission of educating students to think deeply about and engage in the social, scientific, economic and professional challenges of our times.

Meet the University’s newest faculty members by college:

College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

SARAH ACQUAH, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Acquah’s work focuses on the analysis of drinking water quality violations, including the assessment of social vulnerability impacts and disparities among racial/ ethnic groups.


JAMES ANDERSON, JAMES C. KENNEDY ENDOWED CHAIR OF WATERFOWL AND WETLAND ECOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Anderson is a 30-year veteran researcher of wetland and wetland-dependent wildlife including waterfowl and has been named the director of Clemson’s James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center.


LUKE BOWER, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Bower’s work focuses on community ecology, convergent evolution, functional diversity and evolutionary ecology of stream fishes.


ALEJANDRO CALLE CALDERON, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Calle Calderon’s work focuses on genetic research of the most relevant traits related to phenology and fruit quality for the production and cultivation of cherries.


GEORGE CAVENDER, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF FOOD, NUTRITION AND PACKAGING SCIENCES

Cavender’s research has two primary focuses: the use of novel processing technologies to improve food quality and the development of techniques for the valorization of food and agricultural by-products in order to reduce waste.


JEMILA CHELLAPPA, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Chellappa’s research focuses on integrated Zinc nutrient management on growth, yield and grain Zn enrichment of pearl millet in calcareous soil evaluating and enhancing the phosphorus use efficiency of different phosphatic fertilizers to maximize rice crop yield.


LILLIE AMANDA LANGLOIS, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Langlois’s research intertwines avian ecology, wildlife habitat management, conservation biology, Geographic Information Science (GIS), landscape ecology, island restoration, environmental law and policy.


ERIC S. MCLAMORE, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

McLamore’s research focuses on the development of nano-bio sensors that couple biological molecules with nanomaterials. Also sensor data analytics (statistics, decision support) and development of mobile phone apps.


PEDRO QUEIROZ, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Queiroz’s research and courses focus on agribusiness, including agricultural production economics, farm management and technology adoption, price analysis, multi-market analysis, agricultural management and marketing, and economic policies applied to agriculture, energy markets and the environment.


ERNESTO RECUERO GIL, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Recuero Gil’s research focuses on different aspects of the evolution, biogeography and systematics of amphibians and myriapods.


CHARLES SANTERRE, CHAIR
DEPARTMENT OF FOOD, NUTRITION AND PACKAGING SCIENCES

As leader of the department, Santerre is dedicated to creative teaching, innovative research and high-impact public service programs that improve food safety and quality; nutritional wellbeing; and packaging design, processing materials, and transportation.


SHAUN STICE, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Stice’s past research focuses on identifying and characterizing pathogen-specific virulence factors in the gram-negative bacterial pathogen of onion, Pantoea ananatis. His work at Clemson will focus on investigating complex viral-bacterial-host interactions in peach trees.


ANA CAROLINA BALLEN TABORDA, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Taborda is focused on research projects utilizing next-generation sequencing (NGS), plant molecular breeding, high-throughput genotyping, phenotypic screening and statistics and bioinformatics analysis.

College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

ANDREW BAKER, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

Baker is a South Carolina native and Clemson alumnus. He teaches United States history, and his research interests are American history and the American South.  


BRYAN BEERMAN, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

Beerman is an architect and Senior Associate in LS3P’s Greenville office. He works extensively in the faith, civic and commercial mixed-use market sectors with an emphasis on urban design, master planning development and community-centered projects.


ALASTAIR BOULDING, PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE
DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT

Boulding received his B.A. degree in Construction Management from Rowan University, his MCSM degree from Clemson University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Planning, Design and the Built Environment (PDBE) at Clemson. He is experienced in construction leadership, classroom organization, helping students develop real-life problem-solving skills, field/ site management, employee mediation, mechanical HVAC estimating, equipment purchasing, HVAC and MEP troubleshooting.


PETER BRYAN, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

Bryan’s research focuses on comics and adaptation studies, exploring how audiences respond (Donald Duck’s translation into German, the creation of Red Sonja, responses to Ghostbusters 2016) and why some characters linger in the cultural memory.


SARAH CARTER, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

Carter has been teaching for over twelve years in a variety of classroom settings, both in-person and online, including high school, two-year technical, and four-year research and liberal arts colleges. Her professional research and writing addresses issues in a multitude of disciplines, with a focus on primary research.


HENRIQUE HOUAYEK, SENIOR LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

Houayek is a practicing architect in his home country of Brazil with a Ph.D. in Planning, Design and the Built Environment from Clemson University. His research interests include new technologies, creativity, digital fabrication, graphic arts, hand drawing and history and theory of architecture.


LAURIANNE MATHESON, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

Matheson’s research interests emphasize accessibility for people with visual impairments. Along with her time in academics, she also has years of experience in the professional world including working for the Federal Election Commission, Johnson Controls, Inc. the American Printing House for the Blind and most recently as Research Manager for Louisville Tourism.


CHELSEA MCKELVEY, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

McKelvey’s teaching and research specialties are Renaissance literature, women’s writing, theology and pedagogy. Her work is published in Literature and Theology, Sixteenth Century Journal, Ben Jonson Journal and College Literature.


SETH MCKELVEY, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

McKelvey earned his Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University in 2018, specializing in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature. His articles have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Literature, American Literature and the Journal of Modern Literature, and he is finishing a book on the politics of running away in American literature.


AMANDA REGAN, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

Regan received her Ph.D. from George Mason University where she specialized in American history and was a Digital History Fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Her current book examines moments in the late 19th and early 20th century when the state intervened in women’s bodies to encourage women’s physical fitness. She is a specialist in digital history and frequently uses computational methodologies as a research tool for examining large corpuses of primary sources and gleaning new insights.


L. KAIFA ROLAND, DIRECTOR
PAN AFRICAN STUDIES PROGRAM

Roland’s research interests include anthropology’s influence on race and tourism, comparative of Caribbean cultures, Cuban culture and nationalism, intersectionality, race, gender and entrepreneurship. She is also tenured in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences.


TOM SAVORY, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

Savory is a principal with Columbia-based Watson Tate Savory and a 2018 inductee into the AIA College of Fellows, elevated in the Design category. He practices primarily in the public sector, including higher education, museums and municipal projects.


GRETCHEN WAUGAMAN, LECTURER / ACADEMIC ADVISOR
DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT

Waugaman’s research interests are first-generation college students and students in transition in college. She has been working for the past 10 years with the Bridge to Clemson Program with academic advising and academic support.  

College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

EM ADAMS, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT

Adams earned a Ph.D. in recreational therapy from Clemson University, and she holds a master’s degree in youth and family recreation and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Brigham Young University. Her research interests include therapeutic recreation and mental health.


KENDRA ALLISON, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF NURSING

Allison earned a Ph.D. in nursing science from the University of South Carolina, a master’s degree in nursing education from East Carolina University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Carolina University.


SHUBHAM AGRAWAL, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Agrawal earned a Ph.D. and master’s in transportation and infrastructure systems engineering from Purdue University. His research interests include connected and automated transportation, workforce management, traveler cognition and behavior, human factors, information systems and smart mobility.


FRANCES BLACK, LECTURER
SCHOOL OF NURSING

Black is a lecturer in the School of Nursing and a nurse in the Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital’s Neuro/Trauma Intensive Care Unit. She is an alumna from Clemson University, having earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing.


MYLENE BOUDREAU, LECTURER
SCHOOL OF NURSING

Boudreau is a lecturer in the School of Nursing. She has a master’s degree in nursing from Augusta University (FNP), a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Montreal in Canada and an associate degree in nursing from Sorel-Tracy College in Canada.


ASA BRIGGS, CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF NURSING

Briggs earned a doctor of nursing practice degree from Yale University, a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree in human development and psychology from Trevecca Nazarene University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Clemson University.


CATHERINE BURTON, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Burton has a Ph.D. in sociology from Louisiana State University, and a master’s degree in criminal justice and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South Carolina.


BEN COTTERILL, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Cotterill will begin in January 2022. His research is focused on how individual differences in children’s temperament relate to their eyewitness performance and testimony. He also examines police procedures used with children.


SAMUEL HAKIM, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

Hakim earned a Ph.D. in communication and information sciences from the University of Alabama, and a master’s and bachelor’s degree in communication from the University at Buffalo, New York. His research interests include social media and mental health as well as video gaming and mental health.


MARY BETH JOHNSTONE, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Johnstone is a research associate for the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in biological sciences from Clemson University and a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from the College of Charleston.


VAIVA KALESNIKAITE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Kalesnikaite earned her Ph.D. in public affairs from Florida International University, a master’s degree in empirical political and social research from the University of Stuttgart in Germany, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Vilnius University in Lithuania.


ZACHARY KLINEFELTER, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Klinefelter earned a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Clemson University and a master’s degree in psychological services and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish from Northern Arizona University.


RAMON LOPEZ, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Lopez earned a Ph.D. and master’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago. His research interests include political philosophy, American political thought, democratic theory, theories of justice, political and social ontology, nationalism and populism, liberalism and conservatism, federalism and political religion.


NATASHA MALMIN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Malmin has a joint Ph.D. in public policy from Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University, a Master of Public Health from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Denison University. Before teaching, she was a health scientist in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.


REBEKAH MARTIN, CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT

Martin received her doctor in nursing practice and master’s degree in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina. Her research interests include autism spectrum disorder in pediatric primary care settings and palliative care of patients with chronic pulmonary disease.


BRENNAN MILLER, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT

Miller’s research interests include social psychology, race and racism, inequalities, neurosociology and emotions.


KEISHA MITCHELL, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Mitchell will begin in January 2022. Her research has focused on improving protective factors in the ecological environment to reduce risk such as social support, self-esteem, education, resilience, organizational learning, climate change, sustainable development and trauma in the face of COVID-19.


JENNIFER NICHOLSON, LECTURER
SCHOOL OF NURSING

Nicholson is also a nurse practitioner at the Greenville Free Clinic. Nicholson has master’s (A/GNP) and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from Clemson University and an associate degree in nursing from Greenville Technical College. She is also completing her doctor of nursing practice from Clemson University.


BENJAMIN PARRY, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT

Parry completed his Ph.D. in sport, exercise and rehabilitation services from the University of Birmingham, UK.


STEPHEN PHILLIPS, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Phillips’ research interests include American federal government, American political development, congressional and legislative processes, constitutional law, judicial politics, political strategy, the presidency, public policy and administration, and state and local government.


BRIANA POCRATSKY, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Pocratsky’s research focuses on the role of media in making sense of the self and others as well the relationship between media, discourse production and inequality.


WILLIAM RATLIFF, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

Ratliff earned a master’s degree in communication from the University of Dayton, a bachelor’s degree in communication, technology and culture from Bridgewater College, and an associate degree of arts and sciences from Blue Ridge Community College.


JENNA SEAWRIGHT, LECTURER
SCHOOL OF NURSING

Seawright also works as a nurse practitioner with Keowee Primary Care and Internal Medicine and Medi-Urgent Care Center in Seneca. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from Clemson University and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University.


JULIA SHERRY, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES

Sherry earned a Master of Public Health, a master’s degree in geography, a bachelor’s degree in international studies and a bachelor’s degree in environmental policy and planning, all from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


BRIAN CHAD STARKS, RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Starks received his Ph.D. in criminology from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wofford College.


NATHAN TEKLEMARIAM, POSTDOCTORAL PATHWAYS FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Teklemariam earned his Ph.D. in public policy and administration and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Marymount Manhattan College.


CRISTINA TICA, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Tica’s research interests include bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, biogeochemistry, and domestic and gendered violence, especially violence against women.


BEATRIZ TORRES, LECTURER
SCHOOL OF NURSING

Torres is also a nurse at the Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital. She earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing, an associate degree in nursing from Kansas City Kansas Community College, a practical nurse’s license from Orange County Community College, and a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Puerto Rico.


ALLISON TRAYLOR, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Traylor earned a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Rice University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and political science from Northeastern University.


SUZANNA TREMBLAY, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Tremblay’s research interests include bioarchaeology, paleogeography, human osteology, mortuary patterns, forensic anthropology, spatial analysis, prehistoric health, prehistoric Midwest and medieval European archaeology.


MADISON VANWALLEGHEN, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

VanWalleghen comes to Clemson from South Dakota State University, where she recently earned a master’s degree in communication and media studies.


JAKUB VOBORIL, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Voboril earned a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, history, and theology from Newman University.


JAMES WALLNER, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Wallner earned his Ph.D. and master’s degrees in politics from the Catholic University of America, a master’s degree in international and European politics from the University of Edinburgh and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Georgia.

College of Education

BEN BARTH, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


JORDAN BEASLEY, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


MICHELLE DUNN, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


MICHELLE ROGERS, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


ARSENIO SILVA, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


MARY KATALINIC TCHOUROS, INSTRUCTOR
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


JULIANNE WENNER, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

Wenner focuses her instruction and research on elementary and early childhood science teacher education. She is also involved in qualitative research, teacher leadership, and broader strategies for teaching and learning.

College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

ROGHIEH ABDOLLAHI BIROON, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

Abdollahi Biroon’s research areas include power system dynamics, cyber-physical systems security and resiliency, optimal control application in power systems, electricity tariff and DC microgrids stability.


FATEMEH AFGHAH, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING


ANKIT AGARWAL, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

Agarwal’s research focuses on CNC machine tools, machining of difficult-to-machine materials, and application of artificial intelligence in manufacturing.


ANA ALBA-RUBIO, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING


ONUR APUL, ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND EARTH SCIENCES

Apul’s expertise is in water treatment.


SHIVANI ARORA, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF BIOENGINEERING

Arora’s research focuses on delineating and targeting the cellular pathways involved in the pathogenesis of Emphysema, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, as well as medial artery calcification. She extensively uses molecular biology techniques and next-gen sequencing to identify new therapeutic targets. Her aim is to use Drug loaded-Antibody tagged-BSA Nanoparticles to target these pathologies and to harness the potential of drug targeting for these pathologies that are also accompanied with elastin degradation.


MICHAEL JAMES BENTEL, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND EARTH SCIENCES

Bentel’s research expertise focuses on understanding fundamental chemical reactions that disrupt the stable C-F bond motivating water treatment applications towards the chemical destruction of aqueous per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, requiring extensive background in aquatic chemistry, photochemistry, and analytical chemistry techniques.


JACKIE CHA, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Cha’s research focuses on applying human factors and ergonomics principles by leveraging emerging technology and analytical tools to measure and improve individual and team skills in clinical environments for training, team performance and patient safety.


HUAN CHEN, RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND EARTH SCIENCES

Chen is a water environmental chemist with expertise in characterizing complex dissolved organic matter in natural and engineered systems. The overall objective of his research is to improve water resilience in response to disturbances (i.e., wildfire, sea-level rise, and hurricanes) under climate changes.


MANJEET CHHETRI, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING


CHRISTOPHER CLINKSCALES, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND EARTH SCIENCES


FANNY COUTELOT, RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND EARTH SCIENCES

Coutelot’s research expertise includes environmental radiochemistry, geochemistry, and speciation modeling. Current research focuses on the geochemical mechanisms that control actinide transport in wetlands and watersheds. In particular, she is interested in understanding the mechanisms controlling radio and trace elements fluxes from sediment to water and vice versa.


HEATHER DUNN, RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF BIOENGINEERING

The overreaching focus of Dunn’s research is to define breast cancer signaling events involving epithelial-mesenchymal transitions (EMT) and the role of the extracellular matrix (ECM) that drives tumor initiation, proliferation and metastasis. The primary goal of her laboratory involves the investigations of racial disparities in African American women associated with the incidence of invasive breast cancer.


SHANNA ESTES, RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND EARTH SCIENCES

Estes’s has expertise in the synthesis and characterization of crystalline tetravalent metal hydrolysis and coordination compounds, the use of various electroanalytical methods to probe solution redox chemistry, the thermodynamics of actinide complexes in solution and at the mineral-water interface, and the environmental chemistry of f-elements.


RODNEY FLORENCIO DA COSTA, LECTURER
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING

Florencio Da Costa’s expertise is in computer graphics, computer animation and VR/AR.


MICHAEL KIERNAN, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ENGINEERING

Kiernan’s expertise is in numerical modeling, strain-softening clays, slope stability, electrical resistivity imaging and site characterization.


LEI LAN, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING

Lan’s expertise is in computer graphics, computer animation and VR/AR.


DAN LI, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Li’s expertise is in cybersecurity for cyber-physical systems (CPS) / industrial control systems (ICS), machine learning, sensor-based anomaly detection, complex system modeling and reliability engineering.


NIANYI LI, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING

Li’s expertise is in computer vision and machine learning.


CHAO LIU, ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND EARTH SCIENCES

Liu’s expertise is in water treatment.


SHUNYU LIU, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

Liu’s research focuses on additive manufacturing, hybrid manufacturing, and laser processing of high-performance metallic materials including synthesis, processing, characterization and testing.


XIAOMING LU, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING


QI LUO, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Luo’s primary research interest is in the areas of data-driven decision-making in operations management and learning algorithms in transportation.


BAKER MARTIN, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ENGINEERING

Baker’s research focuses on understanding how first-year engineering students select and persist in an engineering major.


TERESA MATHEWS, ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND EARTH SCIENCES

Mathews’ expertise is in radiobiology.


GEISIANNY AUGUSTA MONTEIRO MOREIRA, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND EARTH SCIENCES

Moreira has research expertise in molecular biology, classical and applied microbiology, and microbial ecology. Currently, Moreira’s research focuses on elucidating the interactions between the Spike protein and its biorecognition elements to develop a low-cost biosensor multiplex platform for Sars-Cov-2 detection.


JAY NORTHINGTON, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Northington’s expertise is in engineering design and structural dynamics. He has engaged in research in the area of nonlinear structural dynamics and aeroelasticity.


DILLIP PANDA, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Panda’s research is on experimental and simulation investigation on the design, processing and characterization of the performance of Li-ion batteries. The focus is on batteries that can operate in harsh environments including high temperatures.


MARGARITA PORTILLA BRUCE, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF BIOENGINEERING

Bruce’s research area of expertise is Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering. Her master thesis was on the immunomodulatory properties of macrophages on small-diameter decellularized blood vessels, while her doctoral dissertation was focused on the endothelialization of decellularized pulmonary valves with the use of a 3D bioprinter for pediatric patients born with congenital heart defects.


ABOLFAZL RAZI, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING

Razi’s expertise is in AI-enabled networking, cybersecurity and deep learning for biomedical signal processing.


DENISE RIZZO, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

Rizzo specializes in modeling, simulation and control of propulsion systems of ground vehicles.


DIVYA SRINIVASAN, PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Srinivasan’s expertise is in biomechanics, movement control, human factors, ergonomics and human-robot interaction.


MOHAN SURYA, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

Surya’s research interests include computational mechanics, molecular dynamics, finite element analysis, machine learning, topology optimization and additive manufacturing.


MARY KATE WATSON, ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND EARTH SCIENCES

Watson’s expertise is in biosystems engineering.


NEETU SINGH YADAV, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING


RUOYU YANG, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

Yang’s research focuses on deep learning, computer vision, autonomous vehicles, intelligent manufacturing and applied ontology.


RONG YU, ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND EARTH SCIENCES

Yu’s expertise is in hazardous waste remediation and groundwater modeling.


YEAKUB ZAKER, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND EARTH SCIENCES


JIAWEI ZHANG, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Zhang’s research focuses on the development of electrocatalytic protonic ceramic membrane reactors including materials/catalysts discovery, device fabrication and membrane reaction performance evaluation.


ZHENKAI ZHANG, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING

Zhang’s expertise is in cybersecurity and cyber-physical systems (CPS). Specifically, hardware security, software security, CPS Security, embedded systems and program analysis.

College of Science

LINDSEY BEEBE, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF GENETICS AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Beebe’s current research interests include the role of neurotransmitters in the development of seizures and craniofacial abnormalities.


UTKARSH BAJPAI, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Bajpai’s research focuses on interesting many-particle out-of-equilibrium quantum systems and how they can be probed using techniques of spectroscopy. Bajpai employs a blend of theoretical and computational tools.


KEISHA COOK, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

Cook’s main research area is mathematical biology, where she works with experimentalists to understand intracellular transport in live cells. She develops innovative mathematical models and statistical methods to analyze and infer properties from their data.


RYANN CARTOR, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

Cartor’s research area is post-quantum cryptography. This area focuses on how to keep information and communications security in a post-quantum world.


VIVEK DIXIT, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Dixit’s research interest is the development of quantum computing-based algorithms for machine learning and many-body physics problems.


RAFAEL D’OLIVEIRA, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

The underlying theme of D’Oliveira’s research is how to operate securely in untrusted systems. He combines tools from information theory, coding theory and cryptography.


MORGAN ELSTON, LECTURER
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

Elston’s research interest area is stochastics, where I focused on the stationary analysis of bulk-service systems with standard and virtual queues seeking a balance and provide higher levels of customer satisfaction.


CARMEN “LORENA” ENDARA, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Endara’s career is inspired by the high plant diversity endemism found in the montane forests of the Andes. Endara specializes in different groups of neotropical orchids and gymnosperms and uses genomic and phenomic data to explore drivers of diversification. Endara is trained as an alpha taxonomist with a special interest in exploring and documenting plant diversity.


HAO HU, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

Hu’s research interests include the theory and algorithms of mathematical programming as well as their applications in combinatorial optimization and quantum information theory.


HWAN HEE LEE, LECTURER
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

Lee’s research interests are analysis and statistics, including adaptive penalized model selection in statistics.


CHENG GUO, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

The goal of Guo’s research is to develop novel optimization models and efficient solution algorithms that address challenging economic and engineering problems, with applications in energy markets and power systems.


MARK LOFTUS, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
CENTER FOR HUMAN GENETICS

Loftus’ research at Clemson will focus on improving the annotation and resolution of the human mobilome as well as identify and characterize putative source elements. His prior work focused on understanding the bacterial community structure within the human gut microbiome of healthy populations and how it has been altered in late-stage colorectal cancer patients.


PULONG MA, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

Ma’s research mainly focuses on statistical computation, methodology and theory in spatial and Bayesian statistics, and their applications in climatology, physical sciences, engineering science and medical science. Recently, he has worked on computationally efficient Gaussian process models to facilitate uncertainty quantification in probabilistic assessment of remote sensing retrievals and risk assessment of hurricane-driven storm surges.


ROBERTO ASSIS MACHADO, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

Machado’s research encompasses information and coding theory, graph theory, privacy for multi-party computation and machine learning.


AARON MOOSE, LECTURER
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

Moose’s area of interest is using data analysis and statistical models to gain insights from easily accessible data.


SHYAM RANGANATHAN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

Ranganathan works on statistical methodology related to high-dimensional time-series data, with applications in engineering, health sciences, economics, sociology and geography. He also works on problems in Bayesian methods, network analysis and multivariate statistics.


BRADLEY SCOTT, LECTURER
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

Scott’s areas of interest include calculus and number theory.


JOSEPH SKELTON, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

Skelton’s research focuses on commutative algebra, where he works primarily on powers of squarefreed monomial ideals associated to graphs.


ASHLYN SMITH, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Smith’s interests include creating innovative methods for effectively teaching undergraduate students, as well as developing teaching materials for improved accessibility to education in undergraduate chemistry.


SETH WATKINS, LECTURER
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

Watkins’ primary focus is teaching undergraduate math. His interests are Lie algebras and their representations.


CHARLES “TREY” WILLIAMS III, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Williams’ research is in analytical chemistry, focusing on atomic spectrometry. His main focus is on developing novel applications as well as more fundamental studies on microwave-induced plasma optical emission spectrometry. Williams is also interested in other techniques such as inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.


YIBO XU, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES

Xu’s research interests are in all fields of optimization with particular emphases in continuous optimization, mixed-discrete and continuous nonconvex programming.


QIUYUE YUAN, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
CENTER FOR HUMAN GENETICS

Yuan’s research interest is building optimizational and statistical models about cell reprogramming and cell fate determination by integrating multiomics data.

Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

CAPT. NIKITA ALBERT, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE STUDIES

Albert’s specialty areas include supply chain and aerial logistics.


LISA BEELER, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

Beeler’s research areas include professional selling, sales management and frontline technologies.


LT. COL. WILLIAM BUSCH, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE STUDIES

Busch’s specialty areas include human resources and talent management.


SANTIAGO CAICEDO, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
JOHN E. WALKER DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Caicedo areas of expertise include macroeconomics, growth, and development.


KRISTEN DEAN, LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING


THOMAS EVANS, CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
JOHN E. WALKER DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Evans’ areas of expertise include public choice, public finance and public policy.


MATT FARRAR, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY LEADERSHIP

Farrar’s area of specialty is in air defense artillery.


KEVIN FLYNN, CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

Flynn’s areas of research include productivity, digital marketing, business strategy and business analytics.


JASON KILEY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT

Kiley’s research areas include strategic decision making, corporate reputation, mergers and acquisitions, impression management, reproducibility in science and content analysis.


JONATHAN LEGANZA, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
JOHN E. WALKER DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Leganza’s research expertise includes public finance, labor economics, health economics.


FAN LI, CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Li’s areas of expertise include institutional investors, corporate governance and fintech.


JIAHUI MO, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT

Mo’s areas of research include crowdsourcing, online labor markets, online community, social media, empirical study and design science.


LT. COL. CHAD MONROE, PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT MILITARY LEADERSHIP

Monroe’s specialty areas include operations (planning and executing) and leadership development.


JOSE SAGARNAGA, CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT

Libraries

ARIAN ABDULLA, HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARIAN

Abdulla provides research assistance, instruction, collection development and outreach for the Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Nursing and CUSHR.


MICHELLE COLQUITT, CONTINUING RESOURCES AND GOVERNMENT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT LIBRARIAN

Colquitt manages the Libraries’ acquisitions, activation and cataloging of print and electronic journals, and will manage the cataloging and description of federal and state government publications.


KAY P. MAYE, LIBRARY RESIDENT

Maye joins the Libraries as part of our Library Residents program which provides opportunities for early-career underrepresented librarians to “gain the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to thrive in an academic context,” which includes preparing Residents “for success in scholarship, professional service and leadership.” The program is run in coordination with the ACRL: Diversity Alliance, of which Clemson University is a member.


AMANDA MCLEOD, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES LIBRARIAN

McLeod provides research assistance, instruction, collection development and outreach for select departments in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, including the Department of Psychology and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. She also provides education and manages the Libraries’ collection of federal and state documents.

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