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Departmental Leadership Faculty

Lynn Hodge headshotLynn Liao Hodge, PhD – Department Head and Professor, Math Education; Director, Center for Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Sciences (CEEMS) – A204 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex lhodge4@utk.edu 865-974-8778

 

Tara MooreTara Moore, PhD, BCBA-D – Associate Department Head, Programs, Recruitment, and Data; Director, Tennessee Tiered Supports Center and Associate Professor, Special Education – A409 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex tmoorepa@utk.edu 865-974-6459

 

Stewart WatersStewart Waters, PhD -Associate Department Head, Associate Professor, Social Science – A106 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex Education kwaters2@utk.edu 865-974-7930

 

Kristin Rearden headshotKristin Rearden, PhD – Assistant Department Head and Clinical Professor, STEM Education/Science – 419 Philander P. Claxton Education Complex krearden@utk.edu 865-974-1162

 

Janine Al-Aseer headshotJanine Al-Aseer, PhD – Director of University-Assisted Community Schools and Clinical Assistant Professor – A507 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex jalaseer@vols.utk.edu 865-974-5406

 

David Cihak headshot 2David F. Cihak, PhDCEHHS Associate Dean, Professional Licensure; Director, Bailey Graduate School of Education & Professor, Special Education – 335 Philander P. Claxton Education Complex dcihak@utk.edu 865-974-6638

 

Mari Beth Coleman headshotMari Beth Coleman, PhD – Co-Director of TPTE Undergraduate Affairs and Associate Professor, Special Education – A416 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex mbc@utk.edu 865-974-4456

 

Susan GroenkeSusan Groenke, PhD – Director, Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (CCYAL) & Professor, English Education – A223 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex sgroenke@utk.edu 865-974-4242

 

Frances Harper headshot2Frances Harper, PhD – TPTE Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor, STEM Education/Math – 446 Philander P. Claxton Education Complex francesharper@utk.edu 865-974-4040 https://francesharper.com/

 

Terri Hopkins headshotTheresa Hopkins, PhD – Co-Coordinator of VolsTeach and Clinical Associate Professor, VolsTeach, STEM Education/Math – 113 Greve Hall thopkins@utk.edu 865-974-3544

 

Joshua KennaJoshua Kenna, PhD – Director of TPTE Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, Social Science Education – A107 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex jkenna@utk.edu 865-974-4144

 

 

Yolanda Kirkpatrick headshotYolanda Kirkpatrick, PhD – Co-Director of TPTE Undergraduate Studies; Co-Coordinator of VolsTeach and Clinical Associate Professor, VolsTeach, STEM Education/Science – 104 Greve Hall yfkirkpa@utk.edu  865-974-9382

 

Judson LaughterJudson Laughter, PhDCEHHS Director of Faculty Affairs and Professor, English Education – A418 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex jud.laughter@utk.edu 865-974-8385

 

 

Deborah ReedDeborah Reed, PhD – Professor, Senior Literacy Scholar, and Director of the Tennessee Reading Research Center – 2318 Dunford Hall dreed20@utk.edu 865-974-6281

 

David Smith photoDavid Smith, PhD – Director of the Center on Deafness and Research Professor and Team Lead, Deaf Studies – A213 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex dsmit147@utk.edu 865-329-7530

 

Faculty

Donna Alderman, MEd – Senior Lecturer, Special Education and Special Education Internship Coordinator – A404 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex dalderm1@utk.edu 865-974-0439

 

Ashlee AndersonAshlee Anderson, PhD – Clinical Associate Professor, Cultural Studies in Education – 417 Philander P. Claxton Education Complex abanders@utk.edu 865-974-1278

 

 

Aydeniz headshotMehmet Aydeniz, PhD – Professor, STEM Education/Science – A408 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex maydeniz@utk.edu 865-974-0885 

 

Pamela Bazis headshotPamela Bazis, PhD – Assistant Professor, Literacy Education – A219 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex pbazis@utk.edu 865-974-2626 

 

 

Sherry Mee BellSherry Mee Bell, PhD – Professor Emeritus and CEHHS Literacy Initiatives Coordination – A421 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex sbell1@utk.edu 865-974-4154

 

Joy Bertling, PhD – Assistant Professor, Art Education – A109 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex jbertling@utk.edu 865-974-8602 https://joybertling.com/

 

Stergios BotzakisStergios Botzakis, PhD – Professor, Literacy Education – A220 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex sbotzaki@utk.edu 865-974-6159 http://twitter.com/@sbotzakis http://graphicnovelresources.blogspot.com/

Alexis BoucherAlexis Boucher, PhD – Assistant Professor, Special Education – A220 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex abouche5@utk.edu

 

 

David Bowers headshot 2David Bowers, PhD – Research Assistant Professor, STEM Education/Math – A407 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex dbower14@utk.edu 865-974-4235 

 

Amy Broemmel headshot

Amy Broemmel, PhD – Associate Professor, Elementary and Literacy Education – A113 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex broemmel@utk.edu 865-974-4225

 

 

Clara Lee BrownClara Lee Brown, EdD – Associate Professor, ESL Education – A405 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex cbrown26@utk.edu 865-974-4146

 

 

James CodaJames Coda, PhD – Assistant Professor, World Languages / ESL – A419 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex jcoda@utk.edu

 

 

Samantha CooperSamantha Cooper, PhD – Clinical Assistant Professor, Literacy Education – A209 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex scoop54@utk.edu

 

 

Missy CosbyMissy Cosby, PhD – Assistant Professor, STEM Education/Math – A509 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex mdcosby@utk.edu

 

 

 

Miranda Davis headshotMiranda Davis, MA – Lecturer, Literacy Education – A210 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex mdavi217@utk.edu

 

 

 

Elizabeth Dyer headshotElizabeth Dyer, PhD – Research Assistant Professor, STEM Education/Math – A410 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex edyer8@utk.edu 865-974-5394

 

Calvin Farley headshotCalvin Farley, MS – Senior Lecturer, Deaf Studies – A208 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex cfarley4@utk.edu 865-329-7874

 

 

April Haggard photo headshotApril Haggard, MA – Senior Lecturer, Deaf Studies and ASL Program Coordinator – A215 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex akirby1@utk.edu 865-238-0722

 

 

Enilda Romero-HallEnilda Romero-Hall, PhD – Associate Professor, STEM Education/Learning, Design, and Technology – A411 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex eromeroh@utk.edu

 

 

Jennifer Jordan headshotJennifer Jordan, PhD – Clinical Professor, Elementary and Literacy Education – A112 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex jjorda15@utk.edu 865-974-2272

 

 

Geri LandryGeri Landry, PhD – Clinical Assistant Professor, STEM/Math and STEM, Art, and Social Sciences Job-Embedded Practitioner Programs Coordinator – A237 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex glandry@utk.edu 865-974-5283  

 

tpte logoAlex Lishinski, PhD – Research Assistant Professor, STEM Education, Computer Science Education – 420 Philander P. Claxton Education Building alishins@utk.edu 

 

Elizabeth MacTavishElizabeth MacTavish, PhD – Clinical Associate Professor, VolsTeach, STEM Education/ Science & Educational Technology – 445 Philander P. Claxton Education Complex emactav@vols.utk.edu 865-974-0498

 

 

Sukanya MoudgalyaSukanya Moudgalya, PhD – Assistant Professor, STEM ed/Learning, Design, and Technology – 416 Philander P. Claxton Education Complex smoudgal@utk.edu

 

Julie Owens

Julie Owens, PhD – Assistant Professor, Special Education – A413 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex jowens57@utk.edu

 

 

Megan Potts photoMegan Wylie Potts, MS, RID: NIC – Lecturer, Deaf Studies and Educational Interpreting Program Coordinator – A217 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex mpotts10@utk.edu 865-974-4212

 

 

Shalaunda Reeves headshotShalaunda Reeves, PhD – Assistant Professor, STEM Education/Educational Technology – 418 Philander P. Claxton Education Complex sreeve10@utk.edu 865-974-9505

 

 

Amanda Rigell headshotAmanda Rigell, PhD – Clinical Assistant Professor, Elementary Education – A114 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex arigell@utk.edu

 

 Josh Rosenberg headshot originalJoshua Rosenberg, PhD – Assistant Professor, STEM Education/Science – 420 Philander P. Claxton Education Complex jmrosenberg@utk.edu 865-947-5973 https://joshuamrosenberg.com 

 

 

Kristen Secora headshotKristen Secora, PhD – Assistant Professor, Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies & Special Education – A216 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex ksecora@utk.edu 865-974-3435

Cheryl Shahan photoCheryl Shahan, PhD – Clinical Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies – A211 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex cshahan1@utk.edu 865-264-2233

 

Michael SkyerMichael Skyer, PhD – Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies – A218 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex mskyer1@utk.edu

 

Cate Smith headshotCate Smith, PhD – Clinical Associate Professor, Special Education – A412 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex ccaudle1@utk.edu 865-974-4156

 

Francheska Starks headshotFrancheska Starks, PhD – Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies, Children’s and Young Adult Literature & Elementary Education – A224 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex fstarks1@utk.edu 865-974-0334

 

Bill Stricklen headshotWilliam (Bill) Stricklen, MA – Senior Lecturer, Deaf Studies – A212 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex wstrick7@utk.edu 865-229-4871

 

 

Ethan Swafford headshot

Ethan Swafford, MS – Lecturer, Deaf Studies – A219 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex eswaffo8@vols.utk.edu

 

 

Zoi Traga-Philappakos Headshot 2Zoi Traga-Philippakos, PhD – Associate Professor, Literacy Education – A222 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex zphilipp@utk.edu 865-974-1920

 

 

Allison Varnes headshot cropped photoAllison Varnes, PhD – Assistant Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature – 224 Philander P. Claxton Education Complex avarnes@utk.edu 865-974-2305

 

Kelly Wallace headshotKelly Wallace, PhD – Clinical Assistant Professor, Elementary and English Education – A415 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex kbailes@vols.utk.edu 865-974-0443

 

Kimberly WolbersKimberly A. Wolbers, PhD – Professor, Deaf Studies – A214 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex kwolbers@utk.edu 865-974-2375

 

Rachel WongRachel Wong, PhD – Assistant Professor, STEM Education/Learning, Design, and Technology – A420 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex rwong2@utk.edu

 

 

Adjunct Faculty (Spring 2023) 

Jeff Beard headshotJeff Beard, PhD – Adjunct Assistant Professor, Educational Technology jbeard8@utk.edu

 

Jordan Belcher headshotJordan Gilliam Belcher, MA, Adjunct Clinical Instructor, VolsTeach Clinical Supervision (School-Based) jgilli11@utk.edu

 

 

 

Connie Boyd, M.S, Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Mathematics Job-Embedded Practitioner Programs cboyd9@utk.edu

 

 

tpte logoStephanie Brennan, PhD, Adjunct Lecturer, TPTE Grow Your Own & Project Inspire sbrenna4@vols.utk.edu 865-974-6642

 

 

Kristopher (Kris) Colvin, MS, Adjunct Lecturer, Deaf Studies (ASL) kcolvin@vols.utk.edu

 

 

tpte logoJennifer (Jen) Cook, PhD, Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Special Education jcook28@vols.utk.edu

 

 

tpte logoDavenport, Darlene, MS, Adjunct Clinical Instructor, World Language / ESL Job-Embedded Practitioner Student Supervision / Clinical Supervision (Interns) ddavenport@utk.edu

 

Brittany Elander, MEd, Adjunct Lecturer, Elementary Education belander@utk.edu

 

 

 

tpte logoSara Evans, PhD, Adjunct Lecturer, Deaf Studies (ASL & ASL Lab Coordination) sevans44@utk.edu

 

 

Yvette Freter headshotYvette Freter, PhD – Adjunct Lecturer, Cultural Studies in Education yfreter@utk.edu 865-974-8145

 

 

Anna Gibbs, MEd, Adjunct Lecturer, Special Education agibbs14@utk.edu 865-974-8186

 

 

 

Diana Gossett headshotDiana Gossett, MS, Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Special Education Supervision (Interns) dgosset4@utk.edu

 

 

Gwynetta Hampton, PhD, Adjunct Lecturer, Special Education gdraper1@utk.edu

 

 

Dan Hoffman headshot originalDan Hoffman, PhD – Adjunct Lecturer, Deaf Studies (ASL) 

 

 

 

Lila HoltLila Holt, PhD – Adjunct Assistant Professor, Educational Technology (and Lecturer, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science) – 546 Min H Kao Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Bldg lholt@utk.edu 865-974-0233

 

tpte logoMiriam Larson, PhD, Adjunct Lecturer, Learning, Design, and Technology mlarson2@utk.edu

 

 

Craig Lemak, MS – Adjunct Lecturer, Deaf Studies (ASL) clemak@utk.edu 

 

 

tpte logoSara McCane-Bowling, PhD., Adjunct Lecturer, Special Education xbs316@utk.edu

 

 

Linda McClanahan headshotLinda McClanahan, EdS – Adjunct Clinical Supervisor, Elementary Education – 411 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex lmcclana@utk.edu 865-804-1456

 

 

Jennifer McNally, MS, Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Clinical Supervision (Interns) jbegley1@utk.edu

 

 

 

Brooke Milanovich, M.S., Adjunct Lecturer, Art Education mlindse1@utk.edu

 

 

Chelsie Nunn, M.S., Adjunct Lecturer, Art Education cnunn4@utk.edu

 

 

 

tpte logoBlair Barrons Payne, MEd, Adjunct Lecturer, Special Education spayne27@utk.edu

 

 

Lisa Ross, EdS, Adjunct Lecturer, Special Education lross14@utk.edu

 

 

 

 

tpte logoAnthony Schmidt, PhD, Clinical Instructor, Data Science Education aschmi11@utk.edu

 

 

tpte logoKatherine Shultz, EdS, Adjunct Lecturer, Social Science Education kbordwin@utk.edu (email is correct)

 

 

tpte logoAshlee Smethers – Adjunct Instructor, Special Education ashlee.smethers@utk.edu 865-974-2739 

 

 

Melody Weintraub, MS – Adjunct Lecturer, Art education & Supervisor, Art education interns and Art education Job-Embedded Practitioner programs, mweintr3@utk.edu 

 

Post-Doctoral Research Associates and Research Associates 

Amanda Galbraith headshotAmanda Galbraith, PhD – Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Art Education/STEM, Data Visualization Project (with Joy Bertling) – A110 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex agalbra6@utk.edu 865-974-8602 

 

Leala Holcomb headshotLeala Holcomb, PhD – Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Deaf Studies (SIWI) (with Kimberly Wolbers) lholcom5@utk.edu 

 

Nick Kim headshotNick Kim, PhD – Post-Doctoral Research Associate, STEM Education, VolsTeach, VolsTeach for Appalachia, GrowSTEM, & East Tennessee STEM Hub, & CEEMS Research & Project Coordinator (with Lynn Hodge) – 114 Greve Hall nkim2@utk.edu 865-974-9381 

 

James Larsen headshotJames Larsen, PhD – Post-Doctoral Research Associate, (Early Childhood Education, not TPTE), Culturally Relevant Robotics: A family and teacher (CRRAFT) partnership (with Frances Harper) – 101 Greve Hall jlarse13@utk.edu 865-974-4040

Amy MaplesAmy Maples, PhD – Postdoctoral Research Associate, East Tennessee STEM Hub Coordinator amaples8@vols.utk.edu, phone number

 

 

Distinguished Faculty Retirees 

Richard AllingtonRichard (Dick) L. Allington, PhD – Professor Emeritus (Retired 2017), Reading Education

 

 

Susan BennerSusan Benner, EdD – Professor Emerita (Retired 2017), Special Education

 

 

Jo Ann Cady, PhD – Professor Emerita (Retired 2020), STEM Education/Math

 

 

Jeffrey DavisJeffrey Davis, PhD – Professor, Deaf Studies – A218 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex jdavis49@utk.edu 865-974-0427

 

 

Patti Davis-Wiley headshotPatricia Davis-Wiley, EdD – Professor Emerita (Retired 2020), World Language, ESL Education

 

 

Colleen GilraneColleen Gilrane, PhD – Associate Professor Emerita (Retired 2021), Elementary and Literacy Education

 

 

Joan GrimJoan Grim, MS – Senior Lecturer (Retired 2022), Special Education

 

 

Amos HatchAmos Hatch, PhD – Professor Emeritus (Retired 2017), Elementary / Urban Multicultural Education

 

 

Dorothy HendricksDorothy A. Hendricks, EdD – Assistant Professor Emerita (Retired 2015), Social Science Education

 

Carol LaCavaCarol LaCava, MS – Lecturer Emerita (Retired 2021), Deaf Studies

 

 

 

Anne McGill-FranzenAnne McGill-Franzen, PhD – Professor Emerita (Retired 2018), Literacy Education

 

 

 

Blanche O'BannonBlanche W. O’Bannon, EdD – Professor Emerita (Retired 2020), STEM Education/ Educational Technology

 

 

 

Brenda Simmons StephensonBrenda Simmons Stephenson, MS – Senior Lecturer Emerita (Retired 2016), Deaf Education

 

 

Barbara Thayer-BaconBarbara Thayer-Bacon, PhD – Professor Emerita (Retired 2021), Cultural Studies in Education

 

 

 

Thomas N. Turner, EdD

Thomas (Tom) N. Turner, EdD – Professor Emeritus (Retired 2015), Social Science Education, Middle School and Elementary Education

 

Deborah WootenDeborah A. Wooten, PhD – Professor Emerita (Retired 2021), Literacy Education

 

 

 

Administrative Staff 

Teresa Allmon headshotTeresa Allmon – Budget Manager – A207 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex tallmon@utk.edu 865-974-6228

 

 

Katie Bookout – HR / Financial Coordinator – A108 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex kbookout@utk.edu 865-974-3435

Emily Bowen – ASL Lab Academic Support Specialist ebowen6@utk.edu 

Heather Davis – Communications and Marketing Coordinator – A406 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex hdavis26@utk.edu 865-974-0068

Lisa Emery – Advising and Licensure Specialist – A226 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex lemery@utk.edu 865-974-2532

Judith Falcon – Financial Associate – A227 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex jfalcon6@utk.edu 865-974-5448

Gina Guinn – Graduate Studies Coordinator – A228 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex gguinn@utk.edu 865-974-2321

Jessica Iqal – Senior Accounting Specialist – A111 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex jiqal@utk.edu 865-974-2431

Wade McGarity – Grants and Contract Coordinator – A417 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex wade@utk.edu 865-974-4255

Wendy Williams – Accounting Specialist – 120 Greve Hall wwilli59@utk.edu 865-974-2592

 

 

 

Project and Grant Staff

Tiarra Baker – Media Specialist, Center for Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Science (CEEMS) jxf264@vols.utk.edu 

Doretha Benn – Pond Gap School Program Assistant, University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) (with Janine Al-Aseer) dbenn@utk.edu 

Katherine Blake – Graduate Research Associate and Reading Specialist, UTK EPP Foundational Literacy Skills and Special Innovation Project (with Sherry Bell) katblake@vols.utk.edu 

Andrew Bonsted, Undergraduate Assistant, Culturally Relevant Robotics: A family and teacher (CRRAFT) partnership (with Frances Harper) abonsted@vols.utk.edu

Melissa Breeden – Administrative Specialist, Tennessee TSC – 121 Greve Hall mbreede2@utk.edu 865-974-2760 (with Tara Moore)

Macy Burchfield – Undergraduate Research Associate, Center for Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Sciences (CEEMS) (with Lynn Hodge) mburchf3@vols.utk.edu 

Jennifer Cook, PhD – Teaching and Learning Training Specialist, UT Personalized Learning at Your Speed (UT-PLAYS) Special Education (with Tara Moore) jcook28@vols.utk.edu 865-974-4156 

Kari Finkle – Undergraduate Special Education Major, UTK EPP Foundational Literacy Skills and Special Innovation Project (with Sherry Bell) kfinkle@vols.utk.edu 

Charles Flowers, Jr. – Graduate Research Assistant, Early Childhood Education, Culturally Relevant Robotics: A family and teacher (CRRAFT) partnership (with Frances Harper) cflower1@vols.utk.edu 

Amanda Galbraith, PhD – Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Art Education/STEM, Data Visualization Project – A110 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex agalbra6@utk.edu 865-974-8602 (with Joy Bertling)

Amie Kahovec – Graduate Research Assistant, Culturally Relevant Robotics: A family and teacher (CRRAFT) partnership (with Frances Harper) akahovec@vols.utk.edu 

Allie Kahl – Graduate Research Assistant (EEC, not TPTE), Social Media Support, Center on Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Science akahl@vols.utk.edu

Abbey Kochman, Undergraduate Assistant, Culturally Relevant Robotics: A family and teacher (CRRAFT) partnership (with Frances Harper) akochman@vols.utk.edu

James Larsen, PhD – Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Early Childhood Education, Culturally Relevant Robotics: A family and teacher (CRRAFT) partnership (with Frances Harper) – 101 Greve Hall jlarse13@utk.edu 865-974-4040

Lelena Lister – UACS Academic Support Specialist, Pond Gap (with Janine Al-Aseer) – no email listed

Yujeong Park, PhD –Adjunct Research Professor, UTK EPP Foundational Literacy Skills and Special Innovation Project  (with Sherry Bell) ypark11@utk.edu 

Bethany Parker – Graduate Research Assistant, STEM Education, Culturally Relevant Robotics: A family and teacher (CRRAFT) partnership (with Frances Harper) betdpark@vols.utk.edu

Carsen Poppe, BA – Graduate Assistant, UT Personalized Learning at Your Speed (UT-PLAYS) Special Education (with Tara Moore) cpoppe@vols.utk.edu 

Tabatha Rainwater – Graduate Research Assistant, STEM Education, Culturally Relevant Robotics: A family and teacher (CRRAFT) partnership (with Frances Harper) rainwater@utk.edu 

Blaine Sample – Pond Gap School Coordinator, University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) ksample2@utk.edu 865-661-4410 

Rachel Saulsburry, PhD – Project Coordinator, Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI), Center on Deafness siwi.rachel@utk.edu  

Ashlee Smethers – Doctoral Candidate and Consultant on Tiered System of Supports Project, UTK EPP Foundational Literacy Skills and Special Innovation Project (with Sherry Bell) ashlee.smethers@utk.edu 

Jamie Smith, PhD – Teaching and Learning Training Specialist, UT Personalized Learning at Your Speed (UT-PLAYS) Special Education (with Tara Moore) jasmith@vols.utk.edu  865-974-2760 

Kelsey Spurgin, PhD – Research Assistant, SIWI (with Kimberley Wolbers) kholton@vols.utk.edu 

David Stewart – UACS Academic Support Specialist, Pond Gap Elementary (with Janine Al-Aseer) 

Rita Swartzentruber – Graduate Research Assistant, Art Education, Data Visualization Project (with Joy Bertling) rswartz2@vols.utk.edu 

Hannah Thompson – Graduate Research Assistant, Culturally Relevant Robotics: A family and teacher (CRRAFT) partnership (with Frances Harper) hthomp28@vols.utk.edu 

Shelby Turner – UACS Academic Support Specialist (with Janine Al-Aseer)

Tabitha Wandell – Graduate Research Assistant, Art Education & STEM, Data Visualization Project (with Joy Bertling) twandell@vols.utk.edu 

Brandon Zempleni – UACS Academic Support Specialist (with Janine Al-Aseer)

Graduate Teaching / Research Associates 

Tiarra Baker, Graduate Teaching Assistant (CEEMS) jxf264@vols.utk.edu

Mary Katherine Bentley, Graduate Teaching Assistant (ELED) mbentl10@vols.utk.edu

Katherine Blake, Graduate Teaching Associate (Literacy & SPED) bys829@vols.utk.edu

Janae Bluhm, Graduate Research Assistant (STEM/Data Science Ed)

Amanda Carter, Graduate Teaching Associate (SPED) acarter5@vols.utk.edu

Gretchen Cook, Graduate Teaching Associate (CSE) gcook7@vols.utk.edu

Liv Detwiler, Graduate Teaching Associate (WLEL) ldetwile@vols.utk.edu

Jaquelina Schmittlen-Garbocci, Graduate Teaching Assistant (STEM) jschmi39@vols.utk.edu

Amanda Garner, Graduate Teaching Assistant (STEM & ELED) ahendr21@vols.utk.edu

Jared Huisingh, Graduate Teaching Assistant (ELED) jhuising@vols.utk.edu

Dani Rimbach-Jones, Graduate Teaching Assistant (STEM/ETEC) drimbach@vols.utk.edu

Erica Jones, Graduate Teaching Assistant (STEM/ETEC) ejones54@vols.utk.edu

Cammie Lawton, Graduate Teaching Associate (CCYAL, DEI & Literacy) cmcgreev@vols.utk.edu

Emily MacDonald, Graduate Research Associate (Roseberg/STEM) eamcdonald@utk.edu

Neal Monroe, Graduate Teaching Associate (ESL) nmonroe3@vols.utk.edu

Megan Mundie, Graduate Teaching Assistant (TPTE) mmundie@utk.edu

Sarah Narvaiz, Graduate Research Assistant (STEM) snarvaiz@vols.utk.edu

Bethany Parker, Graduate Teaching Assistant (CSE & STEM/Math/CRRAFT) betdpark@vols.utk.edu 

Tabatha Rainwater, Graduate Research Associate (STEM/Math/CRRAFT grant) tabatharainwater@utk.edu

Carlos Gonzalez Roman, Graduate Research Assistant (STEM) jgonza29@vols.utk.edu

Jessica Schwind, Graduate Teaching Assistant (TPTE) jschwin1@vols.utk.edu

Dennis Stevenson, Graduate Teaching Assistant (SSED) (dsteve26@vols.utk.edu)

Ashley Stroud, Graduate Teaching Assistant (Literacy ed) astroud1@vols.utk.edu

Omiya Sultana, Graduate Teaching Assistant (ETEC & Math Ed) osultana@vols.utk.edu

Jessica Summers, Graduate Teaching Assistant (Literacy & SPED) jsumme12@vols.utk.edu

Rita Swartzentruber, Graduate Research Assistant (Art ed & STEM/Data Visualization Project grant) rswartz2@vols.utk.edu 

Mary Terry, Graduate Teaching Assistant (CSE) marymica@vols.utk.edu 

Jonathan Blake Trent, Graduate Teaching Assistant (ENED) jtrent5@vols.utk.edu

Tabitha Wandell, Graduate Research Assistant (Art Ed & STEM/Data Visualization Project grant) twandell@vols.utk.edu

Julia Watts, Graduate Teaching Assistant (CCYAL & DEI) jwatts4@vols.utk.edu

Katelyn White, Graduate Teaching Assistant (SSED) whitek@vols.utk.edu

Keaton Wilson, Graduate Research Assistant (Literacy ed) snp784@vols.utk.edu

Hongyan Yang, Graduate Teaching Assistant hyang49@vols.utk.edu

Francia Zelaya Zapata, Graduate Teaching Assistant (STEM/Math) fzelayaz@vols.utk.edu

PhD / EdS Students 

Alammari, Marwah I, Doctoral Student, Special Education / Deaf Education / Interpreter Education malammar@vols.utk.edu

Alghamdi, Mohammed, Doctoral Student, Education-Literacy Studies, ESL Education, malgham5@vols.utk.edu

Alnasser, Ahmed S., Doctoral Student, Education-Literacy Studies, aalnasse@vols.utk.edu

Bentley, Mary K., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, mbentl10@vols.utk.edu

Bernhardt, Kristina M, Doctoral Student, Special Education / Deaf Education / Interpreter Education kbernha1@vols.utk.edu

Blake, Katherine A., Doctoral Student, Education-Literacy Studies, katblake@vols.utk.edu

Butler, Jennifer A., Doctoral Student, Special Education / Deaf Education / Interpreter Education jbutle50@vols.utk.edu

Carter, Amanda M., Doctoral Student, Special Education / Deaf Education / Interpreter Education acarter5@vols.utk.edu

Clark, Jonathan M., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, Math Education, jclar121@vols.utk.edu

Cleveland, Carol R, Doctoral Student, Education-Literacy Studies, bdx693@vols.utk.edu 

Cook, Gretchen N., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, Cultural Studies in Education, gcook7@vols.utk.edu 

Deloach, Brian M., Doctoral Student, Education-Literacy Studies, shv427@vols.utk.edu

Detwiler, Liv H., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, World Languages Education ldetwile@vols.utk.edu

Dotson, Tabatha M., Specialist in Education, Teacher Education-Practitioner, tmdotson@vols.utk.edu

Douglass, Melvin C, Doctoral Student, Education-Literacy Studies, mdougl27@vols.utk.edu

Schmittlen Garbocci, Jaquelina E., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, jschmi39@vols.utk.edu 

Hendricks, Amanda, Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, STEM education ahendr21@vols.utk.edu

Huisingh, Jared B., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, jhuising@vols.utk.edu

Jenkinson, Stacey E., Doctoral Student, Special Education / Deaf Education / Interpreter Education sjenki25@vols.utk.edu

Jones, Erica L., Specialist in Education, Teacher Education-Educational Technology ejones54@vols.utk.edu

Rimbach-Jones, Dani G., Doctoral Student, Education-Literacy Studies, drimbach@vols.utk.edu

Lawton (McGreevy), Cammie J., Doctoral Student, Education-Literacy Studies, cmcgreev@vols.utk.edu

Lee, Tur Chung, Doctoral Student, Special Education / Deaf Education / Interpreter Education (Deaf Education) tlee55@vols.utk.edu 

Luttrell, Tami A., Specialist in Education, Teacher Education-Literacy Education tluttre1@vols.utk.edu

Malone, Carol L., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, cmalone1@vols.utk.edu

McGill, Ellen K., Specialist in Education, Teacher Education-Practitioner, ejohns50@vols.utk.edu

Merritt, Melissa M., Specialist in Education, Teacher Education-Practitioner, mmerrit4@vols.utk.edu

Monroe, Neal A., Doctoral Student, Education-Literacy Studies, nmonroe3@vols.utk.edu

Moukly, Samiah H., Doctoral Student, Education-Literacy Studies, smoukly@vols.utk.edu 

Mundy, Megan F., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, mmundie@utk.edu

Nelson, Jacob L., Specialist in Education, Teacher Education-Practitioner, jnelso38@vols.utk.edu

Noonan, Paige C., Specialist in Education, Teacher Education-Practitioner, pnoonan@vols.utk.edu

Parker, Bethany D., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, Cultural Studies in Education, betdpark@vols.utk.edu

Peterson, Jennifer A., Specialist in Education, Teacher Education-Practitioner, jschmid4@vols.utk.edu

Rainwater, Tabatha R., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, rainwater@utk.edu

Riddle, Matthew S., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, mriddle7@vols.utk.edu

Rogers, Mei N., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, (mni@vols.utk.edu)

Schwind, Jessica M., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, jschwin1@vols.utk.edu

Stevenson, Dennis M., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, dsteve26@vols.utk.edu 

Stroud, Ashley R., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, astroud1@vols.utk.edu

Sultana, Omiya, Doctoral Candidate, Education-Teacher Education, osultana@vols.utk.edu

Summers, Jessica K., Doctoral Student, Education-Literacy Studies, Literacy Education, jsumme13@vols.utk.edu

Terry, Mary M., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, marymica@vols.utk.edu

Trent, Jonathan B., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, jtrent5@vols.utk.edu

Trunzo, Angela K., Doctoral Student, Special Education / Deaf Education / Interpreter Education atrunzo@vols.utk.edu 

Wandell, Tabitha, Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, twandell@vols.utk.edu

Watts, Julia, Doctoral Student, Education-Literacy Studies, Children’s and Young Adult Literature jwatts4@vols.utk.edu

Weyant, Jeannette, Doctoral Student, Special Education / Deaf Education / Interpreter Education jweyant@vols.utk.edu 

White, Katelyn E., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, Social Science Education, whitek@vols.utk.edu

Zeller, Amanda J., Doctoral Student, Education-Teacher Education, azeller1@vols.utk.edu