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Department Heads

Department heads are appointed in accordance with the Faculty Handbook, Section 1.6.2. They serve at the will of the college dean. They are evaluated annually (1.6.5), and they may be reappointed for additional terms (1.6.6).

College/Department Name
Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications

(865-974-7371)

Christopher Stripling

Interim

Agricultural & Resource Economics
(865-974-7231)
Christopher Clark
Animal Science
(865-974-7286)
F. Neal Schrick
Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
(865-974-7266)
Julie Carrier
Entomology & Plant Pathology
(865-974-7135)
DeWayne Shoemaker
Food Science
(865-974-7331)
Robert C. Williams
Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries
(865-974-7126)
Donald Hodges
Plant Sciences
(865-974-7324)
Gary Bates (Interim)

College/Department Name
Architecture
(865-974-5265)
Carl Lostritto
Interior Architecture
(865-974-5268)
Milagros Zingoni
Landscape Architecture
(865-974-5265)
Gale Fulton
School of Design
(865-974-5253)
Sarah Lowe

College/Department Name
Africana Studies

(865-974-5052)

Shayla C. Nunnally
Anthropology
(865-974-4408)
Barbara Heath
Art
(865-974-3407)
Christopher McNulty
Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology
(865-974-5148)
Gladys Alexandre
Chemistry
(865-974-3141)
Viktor Nemykin
Classics
(865-974-5383)
Aleydis Van de Moortel
Earth & Planetary Sciences
(865-974-2366)
Alycia Stigall 
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
(865-974-3065)
(Vacant)
Division of Biology
Jennifer Schweitzer
Department head
English
(865-974-5401)
Misty Anderson
Geography & Sustainability
(865-974-2418)
Nicholas Nagle
History
(865-974-5421)
Susan Lawrence
Mathematics
(865-974-2461)
Xiaobing Feng
Microbiology
(865-974-3441)
Heidi Goodrich-Blair
Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
(865-974-2311)
Luis Cano
Music
(865-974-3241)
Jeffrey Pappas
Philosophy
(865-974-3255)
Allen Dunn
Physics & Astronomy
(865-974-3342)
Adrian Del Maestro
Political Science
(865-974-2261)
Brandon Prins
Psychology
(865-974-3328)
Gina Owens
Religious Studies
(865-974-2466)
Christine (Tina) Shepardson
Sociology
(865-974-6021)
Stephanie Bohon
Theatre
(865-974-6011)
Kenneth Martin

 

College/Department Name
Accounting & Information Mgmt.
(865-974-2551)
Terry Neal 
Business Analytics and Statistics
(865-974-2556)
Michael Galbreth
Economics
(865-974-3303)
Scott Gilpatric
Finance
(865-974-3216)
Tracie Woidtke
Management & Entrepreneurship
(865-974-3161)
Russell Crook
Marketing
(865-974-1641)
Alex Zablah
Supply Chain Management
(865-974-5311)
John Bell

College/Department Name
Advertising and Public Relations
(865-974-3048)
Beth Foster
Communication Studies
(865-974-0696)
Jon Hess
Information Sciences
(865-974-2418)
Abebe Rorissa
Journalism & Electronic Media
(865-974-5155)
Catherine Luther

College/Department Name
Child and Family Studies
(865-974-5316)
Spencer Olmstead
Interim
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
(865-974-2214)
Robert Kelchen
Educational Psychology and Counseling
(865-974-8145)
Casey Barrio
Interim
Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies
(865-974-3340)
Lars Dzikus
Interim
Nutrition
(865-974-5445)
Brynn Voy
Interim
Public Health
(865-974-5041)
Thankam Sunil
Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management
(865-974-2141)
Junehee Kwon
Theory and Practice in Teacher Education
(865-974-6228)
Lynn Hodge

College/Department Name
Chemical  & Biomolecular Engineering
(865-974-2421)
Paul Frymier

interim

Civil & Environmental Engineering
(865-974-2503)
Chris Cox
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
(865-974-3461)
Greg Peterson
Industrial and Systems Engineering
(865-974-3333)
John Kobza
Materials Science & Engineering
(865-974-5336)
Veerle Keppens
Mechanical, Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering
(865-974-9376)
Kivanc Ekici 
Nuclear Engineering
(865-974-2525)
Wes Hines

College/Department Name
Dean
(865-974-2521)
Lonnie Brown

College/Department Name
Dean
(865-974-6600)
Steve Smith

College/Department Name
Dean
(865-974-7583)
Victoria Niederhauser

College/Department Name
Dean
(865-974-6693)
Lori Messinger

College/Department Name
Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences
(865-974-8235)
Kim Newkirk
Interim
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
(865-974-5703)
Carla Sommardahl 
Small Animal Clinical Sciences
(865-974-5505)
Diane Hendrix
Interim

Updated: August 2022