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John Brian (Brian) Alford
Assistant Professor
Fishery conservation and management

Stephen C. Chmely
Research Assistant Professor
Biomass conversion technologies

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Amphibians and ranaviruses

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

Brent Lamons
Director, Advising

Scott Lenaghan
Assistant Professor

Sandra A. (Sandy) Marine
Administrative Support Assistant III
Graduate students, department travel

Charles (Charlie) Parker
Director, Construction Science Program

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Scott D. Stewart

John Clinton Stier
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Robert N. (Bob) Trigiano
Cell/tissue culture of ornamentals

Emily Ruth Urban
Programs Administrator

Brian Whitlock
Assistant Professor
Field Services, Theriogenology

Jacqueline C. (Jacqui) Whittemore
Associate Professor
Internal Medicine



​Tennessee Students Win National Soil Judging Competition​, 4/17/2018

Faculty 360 | Tao Wu, 1/11/2018

Promoting the Responsible Conduct of Research at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, 11/1/2017

Faculty 360 | Jada Thompson, 10/30/2017

UTRF Maturation Funding Program: Open for Submissions, 10/23/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

Dr. Bree Dell to Speak on Bushmeat in Uganda, 9/19/2017

5 Things You Should Know about the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 8/9/2017

Faculty 360 | John Munafo, 7/12/2017

Department of Food Science Changes Name to Better Reflect Focus, 4/30/2017


(1 mention)

Biofuel Students 
Someday you could go to college and earn a degree in biofuel production. It's an academic major being developed at the UT Institute of Agriculture.

(1 mention)

UT CASNR Hands-on Learning 
You don't need to be inside four walls to learn. That's the training students at UT's Institute of Agriculture often receive - in barns, fields and outdoor laboratories.


Recent Publications

International agricultural concepts through the eyes of school-based agriculture education students Conner, N. W., S. Greer, and C. T. Stripling.  2017.  Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, 24(2), 65-77.

Academic-related perceptions, beliefs, and strategies of undergraduate agriculture students.  Jordan, S.  2017.  M.S. Thesis.

The Effect of Social Media on University Students Perceptions of the Beef Industry M. Howard, C. A. Stephens, C. T. Stripling, S. Brawner, and H. D. Loveday.  2017.  Journal of Agricultural Education, 58(2), 317-331.

First semester college students’ definitions of and expectations for engaging in hookups S. B. Olmstead, K. A. Conrad, and K. A. Anders.  2017.  Journal of Adolescent Research.

The use of case studies in undergraduate business administration Trejo-Pech, C., and S. White.  2017.  RAE-Revista de Administração de Empresas (Journal of Business Administration), 57(4): 342-356. [Abstract]

Assessing the CFA University Recognition Program: A Survey Based Analysis Grieb, T., M. Noguera, and C. Trejo-Pech.  2016.  2016 Proceedings Financial Education Association and Academy of Business Education, Financial Education Association Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, September-October 2016. [Abstract]

Investigating factors that Influence Achievement Goal Orientation in Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resource Students Huff, S. M., C. T. Stripling, C. Boyer, and C. A. Stephens.  2016.  NACTA Journal, 60(4):423-431.

If you study, the last thing you want to be is working under the sun: an analysis of perceptions of agricultural education and occupations in four countries Jones, K., R. Williams, and T. Gill.  2016.  Agriculture and Human Values. [Abstract]

Students' perceptions of the value of using videos as a pre-class learning experience in the flipped classroom Long, T., J. Logan, and M. Waugh.  2016.  TechTrends, 60:245-252. [Abstract]

University of Tennessee students interested in receiving Zamoranos for internship Myer, P., and D. R. Ader.  2016.  Zamorano University Website Article, Zamorano Media Department.

Some Observations Relative to Entering First Year Students Majoring in Animal Science.  Smith, M. O.  2016.  NACTA Journal.

Investigating Factors that Influence Achievement Goal Orientation and Educational Practices in Undergraduate Agricultural Students.  Stripling, C. T., and C. Boyer.  2016.  UT Teaching and Learning Innovation Symposium: Re-Imagine Teaching, Knoxville, TN. November 2, 2016.