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The dean directs all administrative and academic activities for the college.


Person Title Phone Office
Wayne Davis Dean 865-974-5321 124 Perkins
Carrie Zitzman Administrative Specialist III 865-974-5321 124 Perkins
Leah Buffington Special Programs Coordinator 865-974-7636 219A Perkins Hall

Provides leadership and direction for the college’s students and their concerns, including information and guidance regarding the college’s undergraduate and graduate student degree programs and activities, international engineering education, and the MS-MBA program. The office also oversees outreach and international programs; academic faculty issues such as hiring, promotion, and tenure; and matters regarding diversity and benchmarking activities.


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Masood Parang Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs 865-974-2454 101 Perkins
Karen Lowe Administrative Secretary 865-974-2454 101 Perkins
Thanh (Tommy) Duong Academic Support Specialist III 865-974-3852 S001 Perkins
Judith Mallory International Coordinator 865-974-9234 59 Perkins
Angela McCarter Administrative Specialist 865-974-0533 101 Perkins

Responsible for strategy, research advancement, resource allocation, and the administration of issues related to funding for facilities, research grants, and technology for the college.


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Willaim M. Dunne Associate Dean for Research and Facilities 865-974-3608 121 Perkins
Kay Ailor Administrative Secretary 865-974-3608 121 Perkins
Ken Carter Research Coordinator 865-974-8593 112 Perkins
Jada R. Huskey Research Director 865-974-8360 220 Science & Engineering Research Facility
Olya Musokhranova Data Analyst 865-974-9539 1242 Perkins
Missey Sherrod Research Coordinator 865-974-9092 121 Perkins

Provides leadership and direction for the college’s tenure and promotion processes, faculty hiring, faculty mentoring and retention, the faculty annual review process, and peer reviews of teaching. The office also assists with the college’s involvement in the selection and recruitment of Governor’s Chairs and the management of the faculty and staff awards processes for the college and campus.


Person Title Phone Office
Lynne Parker Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Engagement 865-974-5321 119 Perkins
Tara Prizito Administrative Specialist I 865-974-5321 124 Perkins

Directs and coordinates all fiscal activities of the college and monitors and coordinates all human resources activities and certain facility improvements and capital equipment acquisition.


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Kimberly McCullock Director 865-974-7382 219 Perkins
Audrey Williams Coordinator III 865-974-7382 219 Perkins
Linda Watson Accounting Coordinator I 865-974-0558 219 Perkins
Jennell Klussman Administrative Coordinator 865-974-0683 219 Perkins

Responsible for all communication efforts regarding the college’s people, events, awards, milestones, research, academics, and the general progress of the college to internal and external audiences through media relations placement as well as print, digital, and social media platforms.


Person Title Phone Office
Christie Kennedy Director 865-974-0686 115 Perkins
Randall Brown Communications Specialist III 865-974-0533 115 Perkins
Andy Gallaher Communications Specialist III 865-974-8577 114 Perkins
David Goddard Coordinator of Media Relations 865-974-0683 116 Perkins
Mitchell Williamson Graphic Designer 865-974-0568 114 Perkins

Initiates, coordinates, and implements fund-raising to support and enhance the initiatives of the college, including recruiting and retaining students, sustaining outstanding research, and continuing to improve the college’s technology and infrastructure.


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Dorothy Bryson Executive Director 865-974-6277 118 Perkins
Natalia Hardin Director 865-974-2385 120 Perkins
Adlai Hurt Director 865-974-5999 120 Perkins
Amy Johnston Director 865-974-0323 120 Perkins
Kathleen Kim-Baker Assistant Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations 865-974-0683 120 Perkins
Christina Parsons Development Assistant 865-974-2509 118 Perkins
Brian Shupe Senior Director 865-974-4848 118 Perkins
Laura Tenpenny Development Assistant 865-974-2779 118 Perkins

Provides the administration and staff with desktop support for email, storage, printing, software, and remote desktop services.


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Justin Forbes Senior IT Technologist II 865-974-9962 426 Min H. Kao Building

The Engineering Advising Office provides academic program planning services to undergraduate students in the Tickle College of Engineering.


Person Title Phone Office
Margaret Russell Director 865-974-4008 316A Perkins
Heather Adams Administrative Specialist II 865-974-4008 316A Perkins
Lisa Byrd Assistant Director 865-974-4008 316A Perkins
Amy Childress Advisor 865-974-4008 316A Perkins
Mary Virginia Ieland Advisor 865-974-4008 316A Perkins

Helping UT engineering students add experience to their education since 1926, real-world challenges and opportunities are provided through both the cooperative education and the internship education programs. Both programs offer structured learning environments where students develop increasing responsibilities by holding full-time, paid positions in a professional setting related to their academic and career goals.


Person Title Phone Office
Todd Reeves Director 865-974-5323 110 Perkins
Joyce Reed Assistant Director 865-974-5323 110 Perkins
Suzanne Sawicki Coordinator II 865-974-5323 110 Perkins
Wanda Turpin Administrative Specialist I 865-974-5323 110 Perkins

The TCE has numerous programs in place designed to recruit, retain, and graduate underrepresented students. These noteworthy initiatives have enabled the college to build and sustain a very successful and nationally prominent diversity engineering program.

Engineering Diversity Programs


Person Title Phone Office
Travis Griffin Program Director 865-974-1956 301 Perkins
John Hoffschneider Coordinator 865-974-1931 64B Perkins
Gabrielle Richards Administrative Specialist 865-974-0625 301 Perkins
Jalonda Thompson Assistant Director 865-974-9146 301 Perkins

The Jerry E. Stoneking engage™ Engineering Fundamentals Program is one of the nation’s most innovative approaches to freshman engineering education. In this success-oriented environment, students learn by interacting with others to create solutions to engineering problems.

Engineering Fundamentals Program


Person Title Phone Office
Richard Bennett Program Director 865-974-9810 207C Perkins
Janet Coward Program Resource Specialist 865-974-9810 207C Perkins
Michael Allen Academic Support Specialist III 865-974-9810 S007 Perkins

The purpose of the Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program is to provide greater intellectual challenges and broader educational experiences for our undergraduate students. These opportunities will prepare our students to become highly competitive engineering graduates and be more successful in addressing the challenges of the twenty-first century.


Person Title Phone Office
Kevin Kit Director 865-974-9874 322 Perkins
Courtney Faber Lecturer/Research Assistant Professor 865-974-9810 308 Perkins
Christopher Pionke Associate Professor 865-974-7679 321 Perkins

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