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Yolanda Kirkpatrick, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, VolsTeach, STEM Education/Science


My teaching and research interests are biological sciences, science education, and the cultural border crossing of teachers and students in these areas. I have volunteered with a number of organizations including AmeriCorps and the Children’s Defense Fund.

I began my career as a research assistant at Vanderbilt University. My teaching experiences include teaching of science classes at a math and science center, as a graduate teaching assistant, and thirteen years at a community college in Tennessee. I have taught general biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and a biology concepts course for education majors.

Contact Information

  • 104 Greve Hall, 821 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville TN 37996-3391
  • Phone: 865-974-9382
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