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Stephenie M. Hewett, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Originally from Aiken, SC, Stephenie grew up surrounded by teachers. Generations of females in her family have been teachers. She entered Clemson University and majored in Early Childhood Education. After teaching for 4 years, she returned to Clemson to complete a Master’s degree in Reading Education. While teaching on the college level as a teaching assistant at Clemson, she found her true educational fit with the college age group. Seeking to continue teaching on a college level, she received an Ed.D. from New Mexico State University in Curriculum and Instruction with Special Emphasis on Reading. She began her college teaching career in 1988 at The Citadel. She is a child advocate and a licensed Darkness –to- Light Stewards of Children Facilitator. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Zucker Family School of Education and coordinates the partnership between Darkness to Light and The Citadel as well as the Teacher Cadet Program.


Contact Information:

Office: Capers Hall 327A
Telephone: 843-953-5019


Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction - New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
M.Ed. in Reading Education - Clemson University, Charleston, SC
B.A. in Early Childhood Education - Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Research Interests:

Dr. Hewett’s research interests revolve around her service to The Citadel with the Darkness to Light Initiative. She is interested in evaluating the impacts of the Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children Child sexual abuse prevention training on cadets, graduate students, faculty, staff, and administration of The Citadel as well as on youth serving organizations.

Recent Publications:

Graham, T.J., Hewett, S.M., Warner, J.M., & Graham, C.H. (2013). Perceptions
and practices: The impact of military structure on the academic success of  
students with disabilities attending a military college. American Journal of  
Educational Studies, 6(1), 17-32.

Graham, T. J., Hart, H. R., Hewett, S. M., & Jefferson, R. N. (2010). Merging brain
research and single-gender education: Perceptions of middle-level learners. South
Carolina Middle School Journal, 9-17. Retrieved from

Graham, T., Richardson Jones, K., & Hewett, S. (2009). Mission possible: Using
technology to assist with academic career progress. Southeastern Teacher
Education Journal, 2(2), 97-104.

Dr. Hewett

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