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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

Hao Gan
Assistant Professor
Sensor development & Precision Agriculture

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Amphibians and ranaviruses

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

Brent Lamons
Director, Advising

Scott Lenaghan
Assistant Professor

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



Faculty 360 | Laura Russo, 12/2/2019

Highlights from the Field - October 2019, 11/24/2019

2019 AgResearch Directorís Awards, 11/5/2019

​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


(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

Benefits and challenges of online instruction in agriculture and natural resource education Joshi, O., B. C. Chapagain, G. Kharel, N. C. Poudyal, B. D. Murray, and S. R. Mehmood.  2020.  Interactive Learning Environments, Forthcoming. [Abstract]

Experiential Learning Experiences and Leadership Development of Students on a Study Abroad Trip to Australia.  Baylee Jarrell, and C. A. Stephens.  2019.  AIAEE Conference.

Experiential Learning of Students on a Study Abroad Trip to Australia: A Qualitative Study.  Baylee Jarrell, C. A. Stephens, C. T. Stripling, and T. Gill.  2019.  M.S. Thesis.

Suggestions to Improve the Quality of Manuscripts.  Hayes, D. G., and E. J. Murphy.  2019.  American Oil Chemists' Society, China Section Conference, Guangzhou, China, 9-10 November, 2019. [Abstract]

Academic-Related Perceptions, Beliefs, and Strategies of Undergraduate Agricultural Students.  Jordan, S. L., C. T. Stripling, C. Boyer, C. A. Stephens, and N. W. Conner.  2019.  Advancements in Agricultural Development.

Natural resource college students' attitude towards assessment structure: A comparison of low- and high-stake assessments Poudyal, N. C., and G. T. Green.  2019.  NACTA Journal, 63:215-220.

What does our faculty need to enhance studentís higher-order thinking? Perceptions from a College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resource.  Yost, E.C., J. L. Donaldson, K. D. Gwinn, C. T. Stripling, and C. A. Stephens.  2019.  NACTA Journal, In press. [Abstract]

CEA in the classroom: Connecting secondary students to agricultural career possibilities.  Bumgarner, N. R., J. K. Richards, C. A. Stephens, D. J. Sarver, and J. Swart.  2018.  HortScience, 53:S64-65.

Engaging undergraduate honors students in plant pathology.  Gwinn, K. D., C. T. Stripling, J. L. Donaldson, and C. A. Stephens.  2018.  PhytopathologyPhytopathology 108:S1.194. International Congress of Plant Pathology, Boston, MA July 28-August 3, 2. [Abstract]

Short- and long-term international opportunities for US students.  Hodges, D. G.  2018.  Journal of Forestry, 117(1): 89-91.

An Orientation Course with Effort-Based Grading Predicts Undergraduate Student Success in Animal Science Mann, M.M., and C. J. Kojima.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science, Volume 96, Issue suppl_1, 1 March 2018, Page 11. [Abstract]

Determining Effective Minimum Grade Requirements in Early Prerequisite Courses to Ensure Student Success in Animal Science Mann, M.M., C. J. Kojima, L. Schneider, and A. M. Saxton.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science, Volume 96, Issue suppl_3, 7 December 2018, Page 493. [Abstract]