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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).

College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Agricultural & Resource Economics
(865-974-7471)
Chris Clark  (Interim) September 2016 N/A
Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications
(865-974-7371)
 Richard Clark February 2015 Reappointment review February 2020
Animal Science
(865-974-7286)
F. Neal Schrick Reappointed June 2017 Reappointment review July 2022
Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
(865-974-7266)
Julie Carrier April 2016 Reappointment review July 2021
Entomology & Plant Pathology
(865-974-6268)
DeWayne Shoemaker  August 2016 Reappointment review July 2021
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 Reappointment review July 2017
Plant Sciences
(865-974-7324)
Scott Senseman July 2013 Reappointment review July 2018

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 2020
Landscape Architecture
(865-974-5265)
Gale Fulton August 2013 Reappointment review July 2018

College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Anthropology
(865-974-1853)
R. Alexander Bentley August 2017 Reappointment review July 2022
Art
(865-974-3408)
David Wilson  August 2016 Reappointment review July 2021
Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology
(865-974-5148)
Dan Roberts August 2013 Reappointment review July 2018
Chemistry
(865-974-3141)
Charles Feigerle August 2016 Reappointment review July 2021
Classics
(865-974-7705)
Aleydis Van de Moortel August 2016 Reappointment review July 2021
Earth & Planetary Sciences
(865-974-5499)
Michael McKinney August 2017 Reappointment review July 2022
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
(865-974-3065)
Susan Kalisz August 2015 Reappointment review July 2020
English
(865-974-6928)
Allen Dunn August 2015 Reappointment review July 2020
Geography
(865-974-0407)
Ronald Kalafsky August 2017 Reappointment review July 2022
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)
Heidi Goodrich-Blair August 2016 Reappointment review July 2021
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 2022
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 August 2011 Reappointment review July 2017
Sociology
(865-974-6021)
Jon Shefner August 2015 Reappointment review July 2020
Theatre
(865-974-6011)
Calvin MacLean Reappointed August 2016 Reappointment review July 2021

College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Accounting & Information Mgmt.
(865-974-2551)
Terry Neal  October 2017 Reappointment review July 2022
Economics
(865-974-1699)
Christian Vossler August 2017 Reappointment review July 2022
Finance
(865-974-1724)
Tracie Woidtke January 2016 Reappointment review July 2021
Management
(865-974-3161)
Anne Smith July 2015 Reappointment review July 2020
Marketing and Supply Chain Management
(865-974-1645)
Chad Autry February 2016 Reappointment review July 2021
Statistics, Operations and Management Science
(865-974-2556)
Charles Noon June 2014 Reappointment review July 2019

College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Advertising and Public Relations
(865-974-3048)
Maureen Taylor June 2015 Reappointment review July 2020
Communication Studies
(865-974-2090)
John Haas Reappointed July 2016 Reappointment review July 2021
Information Sciences
(865-974-2148)
Diane Kelly August 2016 Reappointment review July 2021
Journalism & Electronic Media
(865-974-5155)
Catherine Luther July 2016 Reappointment review July 2021

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 Reappointment review July 2020
Educational Psychology and Counseling
(865-974-8145)
Jeffrey Cochran February 2017 Reappointment review July 2022
Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies
(865-974-8883)
David Bassett, Jr.
Interim
May 2016 N/A
Nutrition
(865-974-5445)
Jay Whelan Reappointed August 2017 Reappointment review July 2022
Public Health
(865-974-5252)
Paul Erwin Reappointed August 2017 Reappointment review July 2022
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 Reappointed August 2017 Reappointment review July 2022

College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Chemical Engineering
(865-974-2421)
Bamin Khomami Reappointed August 2016 Reappointment review July 2021
Civil & Environmental Engineering
(865-974-2503)
Chris Cox May 2015 Reappointment review July 2020
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
(865-974-3461)
Leon Tolbert January 2013 Reappointment review July 2018
Industrial and Systems Engineering
(865-974-3333)
John Kobza August 2013 Reappointment review July 2018
Materials Science & Engineering
(865-974-8202)
Veerle Keppens July 2016 Reappointment review July 2021
Mechanical, Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering
(865-974-5115)
Matthew Mench August 2013 Reappointment review July 2018
Nuclear Engineering
(865-974-2525)
Wes Hines Reappointed August 2016 Reappointment review July 2021

College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Dean
(865-974-2521)
Melanie Wilson n/a n/a

College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Dean
(865-974-6600)
Steven Smith n/a n/a

College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Dean
(865-974-7583)
Victoria Niederhauser n/a n/a

College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Dean
(865-974-6693)
David Dupper n/a n/a

College/Department Name Appointment Date Status
Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences
(865-974-8236)
Michael McEntee Reappointed February 2016 Reappointment review July 2021
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
(865-974-5703)
David E. Anderson Reappointed January 2017 Reappointment review July 2022
Small Animal Clinical Sciences
(865-974-5505)
Juergen Schumacher June 2015 Reappointment review July 2020

Updated: January 2017

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