Meet the Dean
South Carolina poet James Dickey wrote, “And this is the house I pass through, on the way to power and light.”
I hope that you will find your studies at Converse to be that transition to power and light: the light of knowledge and learning that will empower to go into your community and make a difference.
Those of you who have chosen teaching as your profession know how valuable your contributions are to the future of our country. Educating the next generation is the most important job anyone can ever have. Your students’ futures and the future of our communities rest in your hands. Whether a bachelor’s degree, a Master of Arts in Teaching, a Master of Music, a Master in Education or an Educational Specialist’s degree, all of you are invaluable to improving and enhancing life for your fellow citizens.
The increased content knowledge of those in our MLA programs, the creativity of those in our MFA program, and the enriching community support of those in our Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Leadership programs also improve lives. The light and power of knowing and caring shines out from all our graduates.
I wish you great success in your studies and in your careers. The experiences you gain at and through Converse will provide you with the tools you need to build a strong and productive future.
Lienne F. Medford, EdD
Dean of Education and Graduate Studies
MFT Faculty Present at SC Counseling Conference
Dr. Morgan Strickland, Dr. Annika Karlsen, and Dr. Evan Thomas presented at the 2021 SCCA Annual Conference. Their presentation focused on adapting the Marriage and Family Therapy program due to …
Emily Walker ‘18: Keeping a Pulse on Healthcare with the MIM in Healthcare Management
Now, more than ever, skilled healthcare professionals are needed in the world we live in today. These healthcare heroes also need strong organizational support so that they can continue to …
Converse’s MFA Program Partners with Clemson for Literature Series
Converse College and Clemson University Press are pleased to announce a publishing collaboration in conjunction with the low-residency Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program at Converse. The …
MFA Student’s Essay Published in ‘Gettysburg Review’
MFA student Christine Schott, a YA Fiction writing major, had her creative nonfiction essay, “Bone-House,” accepted for publication in the distinguished literary journal The Gettysburg Review. Christine wrote the essay …