Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Department Head

Sherry Bell, PhD Professor and Department Head, Comprehensive Special Education Program



Donna Alderman Lecturer, Special Education Richard A. Allington, PhD Professor, Reading Education
Mehmet Aydeniz, PhD Associate Professor, Science Education Susan Benner, EdD Professor, Director of the Graduate School of Education, Associate Dean for Professional Licensure
Joy Bertling, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor, Art Education Stergios Botzakis, PhD Associate Professor, Reading Education
Amy Broemmel, PhD Associate Professor, Reading Education, Associate Department Head & Director of Graduate Studies Clara Lee Brown, EdD Associate Professor, ESL Education
Jo Ann Cady, PhD  Professor, Mathematics Education David F. Cihak, PhD Professor, Comprehensive Special Education, Associate Department Head & Director of Undergraduate Studies
Mari Beth Coleman, PhD Associate Professor, Special Education Chonika Coleman-King, PhD Assistant Professor, Urban Multicultural Education
Jeffrey Davis, PhD Professor, Educational Interpreting Patricia Davis-Wiley, PhD Professor World Language, ESL Education
Colleen Gilrane, PhD Associate Professor, Elementary/Language Arts Education Barry W. Golden, PhD Assistant Professor, Science Education
Joan Grim Lecturer, Special Education Susan Groenke, PhD Associate Professor, English Education
Amos Hatch, PhD, Professor Urban Multicultural Teacher Education Lynn Hodge, PhD Associate Professor, Mathematics Education
Jennifer Jordan, PhD Clinical Associate Professor, Elementary Education Joshua Kenna, PhD Assistant Professor, Social Science Education
Carol LaCava Senior Lecturer, Educational Interpreting Judson Laughter, PhD Associate Professor, English Education
Elizabeth MacTavish Clinical Assistant Professor, Science Education Anne McGill-Franzen, PhD Professor and Director, Reading Education
Tara C. Moore, PhD, BCBA-D Assistant Professor, Special Education Blanche W. O’Bannon, EdD Professor, Educational Technology
Yujeong Park, PhD Assistant Professor, Special Education Anthony Pellegrino,  Assistant Professor, Social Science Education
Kristin Rearden, PhD Clinical Professor, Science Education Martha Robbins, Lecturer, Art Education
David Smith, PhD Research Associate Professor & Director of the Center on Deafness Brenda Stephenson Senior Lecturer, Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Patricia Stinger-Barnes Senior Lecturer & Urban Education Michelle Swaney, Lecturer, Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Educational Interpreting
Stewart Waters, PhD Assistant Professor, Elementary/Social Science Education Kimberly A.Wolbers, PhD Associate Professor, Deaf Education
Nora Vines, Clinical Assistant Professor, Reading Education Deborah A. Wooten PhD Associate Professor, Reading Education

Support Staff

Teresa Allmon Administrative Coordinator II, A204 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex Phone: 865-974-6228 Melissa Breeden Administrative Specialist I, Tennessee Behavior Support Project, 121 Greve Hall Phone: 865-974-2760
Vicki Church Administrative Specialist II, A226 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex Phone: 865-974-2321 Patti Fagg Administrative Specialist I, A228 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex Phone: 865-974-5448
Pat Flynn Administrative Specialist I, A421 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex Phone: 865-974-0068 Charlotte Gossett Administrative Specialist I, A111 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex Phone: 865-974-2431
Gina Guinn Accounting Specialist II, A207 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex Phone: 865-974-2532 Karen Walker Administrative Specialist I, A411 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex Phone: 865-974-3435



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