Meet a Tiger: Stephen Fitzmaurice

Stephen Fitzmaurice

From the Newsstand: Taylor Summey, Class of 2021 December 10, 2018 This Tiger helped develop Clemson’s American Sign Language (ASL) educational interpreting program, which gives students the necessary knowledge and experience to work with deaf children in mainstream school systems. Educational interpreting is offered in only seven programs across the country. Clemson is the only […]

Faculty member invited to speak at honor society ceremony

On November 7, Arelis Moore de Peralta, assistant professor of Spanish and Health, was the invited speaker at the annual ceremony of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at the Madren Center. She was also inducted into the society as a faculty member by Provost Bob Jones. “It was an absolute honor for me to be there, particularly […]

In memoriam: Margit Sinka, professor emerita

Margit Sinka

The Department of Languages mourns the passing of Margit Sinka, professor emerita of German, who passed away on October 28, 2018 at the age of 76. Margit was born during World War II in Hungary. She and her parents moved to Vienna, Austria, before immigrating to the U.S. and settling in a Hungarian neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. […]

Faculty news, Spring and Summer 2018

The following faculty members were promoted to Senior Lecturer: Kim Misener Dunn, ASL Allison Hinds, Spanish Ellory Schmucker, Spanish Kenneth Widgren, French The following faculty members were promoted to Full Professor (read more here): Johannes Schmidt, German Eric Touya, French Other faculty news: Joseph Mai, associate professor of French, had his essay “Site 2: Style and […]

New faculty, Fall 2018

Liliana Hernández

The Department of Languages welcomed the following new faculty members at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. Jody H. Cripps, Assistant Professor of American Sign Language Jody holds a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona. His research interests include but are not limited to: language acquisition and literacy, signed music, […]

Newly promoted faculty celebrated at reception

Johannes Schmidt and Eric Touya were among seven newly promoted professors to be recognized by President James P. Clements and Provost Robert H. Jones at a reception on September 4 at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Richard E. Goodstein, dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, also hosted a dinner in […]

Alumni and friends gather in Japan

From the Summer 2018 issue of Clemson World: While the Japan Alumni group is not yet an official Clemson Club, some of the more than 50 Clemson alumni and friends in Japan have been getting together for events a few times a year. They are exploring ways to support the University including providing support and guidance […]

Faculty member wins Creative Inquiry mentoring award

New assistant professor Arelis Moore de Peralta. Photo courtesy of Arelis Moore de Peralta.

Congratulations to Arelis Moore de Peralta, assistant professor of Spanish and Health and the winner of the 2018 Phil and Mary Bradley Award for Mentoring in Creative Inquiry. This award is given to a faculty member in recognition of their outstanding work with undergraduate students. Students participating in Creative Inquiry projects are the nominators for this award. One of Moore […]

Faculty member wins national Japanese teaching award

Jae Takeuchi, assistant professor of Japanese, who has been awarded the Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award for excellence in Japanese language teaching at the college level. The national award, administered through the Association for Asian Studies, is given to only one or two instructors of Japanese each year.

Faculty news, Fall 2017

Daniel Holcombe

Stephen Fitzmaurice, assistant professor of ASL, published “Best Practices for Educational Interpreters in South Carolina,” a technical assistance resource for the South Carolina Department of Education Office of Special Education Services. He was also featured in the Member Spotlight of the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Alma García-Rodríguez, lecturer of Spanish, received her Ph.D. […]