CAAH welcomes new faculty members for 2019-20

September 10, 2019

The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University is beginning the academic year with new faculty members, including several new program leaders.

Ryan Dietz is the new director of the Master of Real Estate Development program and a professor of practice in the Department of City Planning and Real Estate Development, which is based in downtown Greenville. Dietz comes to Clemson University from Florida State University, where he led a similar program. In this role he succeeds Robert Benedict, who recently retired.

Jon Bernard Marcoux is the new director of Historic Preservation, a joint graduate program shared between Clemson University and the College of Charleston. The program is based at the Clemson Design Center in Charleston, located at the historic Cigar Factory. Marcoux had been the director of the Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation program at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. He succeeds Carter L. Hudgins, who retired as director.

Other new arrivals to the College’s faculty are listed by department.

Art: Rachel de Cuba comes to Clemson as a Provost’s Pathway Fellow, while Mandy Ferguson, Haley Floyd, David Gerhard and Dustin Massey are lecturers.

School of Architecture: Lara Browning and Susannah Horton are lecturers in the landscape architecture program, while Virginia Melnyk and Brandon Pass are lecturers in architecture.

Construction Science and Management: Vivek Sharma joins the department as an assistant professor, while his wife, Harnish Sharma is a lecturer.

English: Jordan Frith is the Pearce Professor of Professional Communication. Chelsea Murdock has been named the new director of the Writing Center and is a lecturer. Other new lecturers are Stevie Edwards, Rene Fleischbein, J. Benjamin Fuqua, April Ayers Lawson and Lee Matalone.

History: Joshua Catalano and Rebecca Shimoni Stoil join the department as assistant professors.

Languages: Yezid Flores and José Ortiz are lecturers in Spanish.

Performing Arts: Lisa Sain Odom is an assistant professor of music.

Philosophy and Religion: John Thames is an assistant professor of religious studies.

The Office of the Provost maintains a photo gallery of CAAH faculty who have joined the university in the past year, along with information on faculty members who have joined other Colleges.