Undergraduate Students

Dr. Pury’s Creative Inquiry Teams

Dr. Pury works with a Creative Inquiry team on projects related to courage and situational affordances. We also have one team led by graduate student Alice Brawley that works on projects related to how employees perceive their workplaces. Read below for more info about our team members!


Courage and Situational Affordances Team

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Spring 2016 Courage and Situational Affordances Creative Inquiry team

Felicia Allen is a Psychology major and Sociology minor from Chicago, IL. Felicia will graduate in 2016 and plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Lauren Buben is a Psychology major and Social Sciences Cluster minor from Philadelphia, PA. Lauren will graduate in December 2016 and plans to pursue a career as a Child Life Specialist.

Kathleen Clancy is a Psychology major and English minor from Charleston, SC. Kathleen will graduate in 2016 and plans to attend graduate school.

Sabreena Cole is a Psychology major and Sociology minor from Apex, NC. Sabreena will graduate in December 2016 and plans to attend graduate school in the hopes of receiving a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology.

Kathleen Gonzalez is a Psychology major and Religion minor from Columbus, IN. Kathleen will graduate in 2016 and plans to pursue a Ph.D. inClinical Psychology.

Matt Jordan is a Psychology major and Management minor from Portland, ME. Matt will graduate in May 2017 and plans to attend graduate school to study Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Lucy Russell is a Psychology major and Writing minor from Rock Hill, SC. Lucy will graduate in May 2017 and plans to attend grad school and see the world.

Natalie Vanelli is a Psychology major and Spanish minor from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Natalie will graduate in December 2016 and plans to attend grad school to pursue an I/O Ph.D.

Noah Wisch is a Psychology major and Philosophy minor from Charlotte, NC. Noah will graduate in May 2016 and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology.


 Employee Perceptions of the Workplace Team

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Spring 2016 Employee Perceptions of the Workplace Creative Inquiry team

Jessica Bilcliff is a Psychology major and Sociology and Human Resources Management double minor from Greenville, SC. Jessica will graduate in May 2016 and plans to attend graduate school.

Angela Cataldo is a Psychology major from Braintree, MA. Angela will graduate in 2018 and plans to continue on to graduate school.

Kyra Diehl is a Psychology major and Life Sciences Cluster minor from La Jolla, CA. Kyra will graduate in 2019 and plans to attend medical school after graduation.

Megan Henry is a Psychology major and Biological Sciences minor from Greenville, SC. Megan will graduate in 2016 and plans to go to graduate school.

Emily Mingione is a Management major and Psychology minor from Charleston, SC. Emily will graduate in May 2017 and plans to go into the field of human resources.

Katharine Peh is a Psychology major and Biological Science minor from Easley, SC. Katharine will graduate in December 2018 and plans to work in a healthcare setting.

Morgan Rutland is a Psychology major and Human Resources minor from Ridge Spring, SC. Morgan will graduate in May 2017 and plans to attend graduate school.

Kaylee West is a Psychology major and Life Sciences minor from Lexington, SC. Kaylee will graduate in May 2016 and plans to attend an accelerated nursing program.


Past Creative Inquiry Team Members

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Christine Beck is pursuing a Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling at the University of South Carolina, where she is also works at an inpatient psychiatric facility for children and adolescents.

Matthew Burling graduated with his Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Adler University in Chicago, and he has been working professionally as a recruiter and as a Human Resources Professional.

Greg Daly is working as a Sales Representative for a specialty pharmaceutical company and actively pursuing an MBA program to enroll in. Since graduating with his psychology degree, Greg has also worked as a Mutual Fund Account Administrator with BNY Mellon in Brooklyn, as Supervisor in the Concessions operation with Clemson Aramark, and as manager of the catering department at Clemson’s Madren Conference Center through Aramark.

Peter Garcia is a Second Lieutenant training with the 29th Infantry Division out of Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Erin Gerard is a Master of Education student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Clemson University.

Anna Holleman is currently serving for a year with the Episcopal Service Corps in Steamboat Springs, CO, and plans to attend school to earn her Master’s in Social Work next.

Taylor Krulac is attending Boston College’s graduate program in Mental Health Counseling.

Renee Kulik is attending the occupational therapy graduate program at Washington University’s School of Medicine in St. Louis. Renee will finish classes in May 2016, then I will begin six months of clinical rotations (three months each in two different locations) before she officially graduates in December.

Hillary May spent a year in Spain teaching English, and is now attending law school at William and Mary where she’s focusing on government and public policy and family law. Hillary noted that her research and independent study through Dr. Pury’s lab were a huge help in getting started on the research she engages in now in law school.

Annie Mitchell is pursuing her Education Specialist degree in School Counseling here at Clemson, and she will graduate in May 2016. Annie’s experience at Clemson has included three internships with school counselors in the Greenville county schools. Annie also works as a graduate assistant in the Office of Undergraduate Studies working with Creative Inquiry, where she now advocates for the importance of being involved in CI teams. Currently, she’s also working on DecipherTV, which is a new partnership with ClemsonTV that interviews several CI teams in order to broadcast their research to the public.

Mason Pacek is in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Valdosta State University, where he has the chance to observe many hours of live therapy in the 24/7 clinic there. Mason will gain enough hours for accreditation and licensure by the end of his second year.

Connor Rubenstein is attending Arrhythmia Technologies Institute – a cardiac device specialist program – in Greenville, SC, where he’s the class president and a class representative. Connor will be trained as an electrophysiology clinical account specialist, building 3-D maps of patient’s hearts with the goal of terminating life-threatening heart rhythms. Connor notes that his Psychology degree has really helped him communicate with patients and doctors daily, especially in tough situations, and that he has an even deeper appreciation for courage after working with some of the patients.

Anna Stoddard is a a Masters of Education student at the University of North Texas, and she works as the Coordinator of the Supplemental Instruction program at the UNT Learning Center.


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