Department Heads

Department heads are appointed in accordance with the Faculty Handbook, 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
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)
Parwinder Grewal May 2013 Reappointment review July 2018
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)
Randall Small
Interim
January 2014 N/A
English
(865-974-6928)
Stan Garner August 2010 Reappointment review July 2015
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)
David Reidy August 2010 Reappointment review July 2015
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)
Rachelle Scott (Interim) August 2014 N/A
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
Business Administration
College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Accounting & Information Mgmt.
(865-974-2551)
Joe Carcello
Interim
January 2014 N/A
Economics
(865-974-5441)
William Neilson Appointed January 2013 Next review July 2018
Finance
(865-974-1724)
James Wansley Reappointed August 2013 Next review July 2018
Management
(865-974-3161)
Terry Leap January 2011 Reappointment review July 2015
Marketing and Logistics
(865-974-1645)
Mark Moon August 2011 Reappointment review July 2016
Statistics, Operations & Management Science
(865-974-2556)
Charles Noon June 2014 Next review July 2019
Communication & Information
College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Advertising and Public Relations
(865-974-3048)
John Haas
Interim
April 2013 N/A
Communication Studies
(865-974-2090)
Virginia W. Kupritz
Acting Director
April 2013 N/A
Information Sciences
(865-974-2148)
Edwin Cortez Reappointed July 2010 Next review July 2015
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 August 2013 N/A
Educational Psychology and Counseling
(865-974-8145)
Ralph Brockett (Interim) August 20104 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)
Greg Reed (Interim) August 2014 N/A
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)
Kurt Sickafus August 2011 Reappointment review July 2016
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)
Doug Blaze 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)
Joe Bartges Interim November 2013 n/a

 

Updated: July 2014