During the next few weeks, the candidates will hold open forums at which they will make presentations and answer questions from the campus community. I encourage you to attend these forums to hear from our finalists and share your feedback.
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
I’ve appointed Mary Albrecht, professor and associate provost for accreditation, to serve as interim vice provost and dean of the Graduate School until the job is filled and the new dean is in place. Mary recently oversaw our successful reaccreditation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Vice Provost and Dean Carolyn Hodges has returned to the modern foreign languages and literatures faculty as of January 1, 2016.
The vice provost and dean of the Graduate School supervises and coordinates all aspects of graduate education on campus and supports the recruitment, admission, and academic achievement of graduate students here and at the UT Space Institute. The job also includes representing graduate education on my staff and implementing all graduate education priorities outlined in our Vol Vision strategic plan.
Tami Wyatt, professor and assistant dean of graduate programs in the College of Nursing, is chairing the search. Committee members include Bruce Behn, associate dean for graduate and executive education for the Haslam College of Business; Monica Black, associate head of the Department of History; Ernest Brothers, associate dean of the Graduate School; Alison Buchan, associate professor, Department of Microbiology; Chris Cox, the Robert M. Condra Professor and head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Sherry Cummings, associate dean of the College of Social Work; Jeff Fairbrother, interim head of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies; Bonnie Ownley, Faculty Senate president-elect and professor, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology; John Keny, law student and president of the Graduate Student Senate; and Enkeshi Thom, a graduate student in sociology.