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Department Heads

Department heads are appointed in accordance with the Faculty Handbook 2015, Section 1.4.4. They serve at the will of the college dean. They are evaluated annually (1.4.5), and they may be reappointed for additional terms (1.4.6).

Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Agricultural & Resource Economics
(865-974-7479)
Delton Gerloff Reappointed October 2013 Next review July 2018
Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications         (865-974-7371)  Richard Clark February 1, 2015  Reappointment review February 2020
Animal Science
(865-974-7286)
F. Neal Schrick November 2011 Reappointment review July 2016
Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
(865-974-7103)
Eric Drumm Reappointed August 2013 Next review July 2018
Entomology & Plant Pathology
(865-974-6268)
Karen Vail (Interim) August 2015 N/A
Food Science & Technology
(865-974-7331)
Mark Morgan June 2013 Reappointment review July 2018
Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries
(865-974-7126)
Keith Belli Reappointed December 2012 Next review July 2017
Plant Sciences
(865-974-7324)
Scott Senseman July 2013 Reappointment review July 2018
Architecture & Design
College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Architecture
(865-974-5265)
Jason Young July 2014 Reappointment review July 2019
Interior Design
(865-974-5268)
J. David Matthews August 2010 Reappointment review July 2015
Landscape Architecture
(865-974-5265)
Gale Fulton August 2013 Reappointment review July 2018
Arts & Sciences
College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Anthropology
(865-974-4408)
Jan Simek (Interim) August 2014 N/A
Art
(865-974-3408)
Dorothy Habel Reappointed August 2013 Reappointment review July 2018
Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology
(865-974-5148)
Dan Roberts August 2013 Reappointment review July 2018
Chemistry
(865-974-3141)
Charles Feigerle July 2011 Reappointment review July 2016
Classics
(865-974-7705)
Christopher Craig August 2011 Reappointment review July 2016
Earth & Planetary Sciences
(865-974-5498)
Larry McKay Reappointed August 2014 Reappointment review July 2019
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
(865-974-3065)
Susan Kalisz August 2015 Next review July 2020
English
(865-974-6928)
Allen Dunn August 2015 Next review July 2020
Geography
(865-974-2418)
Derek Alderman August 2012 Reappointment review July 2017
History
(865-974-7082)
Ernest Freeberg August 2013 Reappointment review July 2018
Mathematics
(865-974-2463)
Conrad Plaut August 2012 Reappointment review July 2017
Microbiology
(865-974-3441)
Jeff Becker Reappointed August 2013 Next review July 2018
Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
(865-974-2311)
Adrian Del Caro August 2012 Reappointment review July 2017
Music
(865-974-3241)
Jeffrey Pappas August 2012 Reappointment review July 2017
Philosophy
(865-974-6021)
Richard Aquila (Interim)John Nolt (Interim) August 2015 N/A
Physics & Astronomy
(865-974-7805)
Hanno Weitering August 2012 Reappointment review July 2017
Political Science
(865-974-2845)
Richard Pacelle August 2014 Reappointment review July 2019
Psychology
(865-974-3328)
Deborah Welsh August 2012 Reappointment review July 2017
Religious Studies
(865-974-2466)
Rosalind Hackett January 2010 Reappointment review July 2015
Sociology
(865-974-6021)
Jon Shefner August 2010 Reappointment review July 2015
Theatre
(865-974-6011)
Calvin MacLean Reappointed August 2011 Next review July 2016
Haslam College of Business
College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Accounting & Information Mgmt.
(865-974-2551)
Joe Carcello April 2014 Next review July 2019
Business Analytics & Statistics
(865-974-2556)
Charles Noon June 2014 Next review July 2019
Economics(865-974-5441) William Neilson January 2013 Next review July 2018
Finance
(865-974-1724)
James Wansley Reappointed August 2013 Next review July 2018
Management
(865-974-3161)
Anne Smith July 2015 Next review July 2020
Marketing and Supply Chain Management
(865-974-1645)
Mark Moon August 2011 Reappointment review July 2016
Communication & Information
College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Advertising and Public Relations
(865-974-3048)
Maureen Taylor June 2015 Next review July 2020
Communication Studies
(865-974-2090)
John Haas Reappointed July 2008 Reappointment review July 2016
Information Sciences
(865-974-2148)
Dania Bilal (Interim) July 2015 N/A
Journalism & Electronic Media
(865-974-5155)
Peter Gross Reappointed July 2011 Next review July 2016
Education, Health & Human Sciences
College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Child and Family Studies
(865-974-5316)
Mary Jane Moran
Interim
July 2013 N/A
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
(865-974-4985)
Norma Mertz February 2015 Next review July 2020
Educational Psychology and Counseling
(865-974-8145)
Ralph Brockett (Interim) August 2014 N/A
Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies
(865-974-8883)
Jeff Fairbrother
Interim
August 2012 N/A
Nutrition
(865-974-5445)
Jay Whelan Reappointed August 2011 Next review July 2016
Public Health
(865-974-5252)
Paul Erwin August 2010 Reappointment review July 2015
Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management
(865-974-6614)
Ann Fairhurst August 2013

Reappointment review July 2018

Theory and Practice in Teacher Education
(865-974-3034)
Sherry Bell August 2012 Reappointment review July 2017
Engineering
College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Chemical Engineering
(865-974-2421)
Bamin Khomami August 2011 Next review July 2016
Civil & Environmental Engineering
(865-974-2503)
Chris Cox May 2015 Next review July 2020
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
(865-974-3461)
Leon Tolbert January 2013 Reappointment review July 2018
Industrial and Information Engineering
(865-974-3333)
John Kobza August 2013 Reappointment review July 2018
Materials Science & Engineering
(865-974-8202)
Veerle Keppens (Interim) June 2015 N/A
Mechanical , Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering
(865-974-5115)
Matthew Mench August 2013 Reappointment review July 2018
Nuclear Engineering
(865-974-2525)
Wes Hines August 2011 Reappointment review July 2016

Law

Law
College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Dean
(865-974-2521)
Melanie Wilson n/a n/a
Libraries
College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Dean
(865-974-6600)
Steven Smith n/a n/a
Nursing
College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Dean
(865-974-7583)
Victoria Niederhauser n/a n/a
Social Work
College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Dean
(865-974-3176)
Karen Sowers n/a n/a
Veterinary Medicine
College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences
(865-974-8236)
Michael McEntee July 2011 Reappointment review July 2016
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
(865-974-5703)
David E. Anderson August 2012 Reappointment review July 2017
Small Animal Clinical Sciences
(865-974-5505)
Juergen Schumacher Interim March 2015 n/a

 

Updated: July 2015

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