Interim Dean, Hendricks Chapel
Samuel Clemence adds the distinction of Interim Dean of Hendricks Chapel to his nearly four decades at Syracuse University. For over 37 years, Clemence has taught in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. His academic work focuses on geotechnical engineering, soils and foundation design, and history of technology. Selected as a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence in 1996, Clemence has received several teaching and professional honors, and has numerous publications.
In addition to his extensive teaching experience at Syracuse University, Clemence has served as a spiritual life group advisor for more than a decade and has been an active member of the University’s Spiritual Life Council. He is well known on campus and at the chapel and has cultivated positive relationships with all constituents, both staff and students.