Faculty and Staff Awards

AgResearch Dean’s Awards Information

Award Description:
The award will be presented to a senior faculty member who has, in general, a minimum of fifteen years of service as a member of the agricultural faculty of The University of Tennessee. Exceptions for the 15-year service requirement may be granted for extraordinary faculty who have served at previous instruction(s) and continue to demonstrate exemplary research excellence at UT. The faculty member must hold the rank of Professor and have an AgResearch appointment. This award recognizes meritorious achievement in establishing a nationally/internationally recognized research program within their discipline. Emphasis will be on the impact that a faculty member’s efforts in research and technology development have had on UT AgResearch stakeholders and/or the scientific community at-large. Both tenure and non-tenure track faculty are eligible for the award. (More Info)

Don Tyler

Al Womac

Fred Allen

Neal Schrick

Kelly Tiller

Vince Pantalone

Scott Schlarbaum

Bob Hayes

John Wilkerson

Stephen Oliver

Darrell Mundy

Award Description:
The award will be presented to a mid-career faculty member who has between seven and fifteen years of faculty experience, with a minimum of five years of service as a member of the agricultural faculty of The University of Tennessee. In addition, the faculty member must hold the rank of at least Associate Professor and have an AgResearch appointment. This award recognizes demonstrated commitment and meritorious achievement in research by faculty during the mid-stage of their academic career. Emphasis will be on the impact that a faculty member’s efforts in research and technology development have had on UT AgResearch stakeholders or the science community at large. Emphasis will be placed on his/her accomplishments during the past five calendar years for consideration of this award. Both tenure and non-tenure track faculty are eligible for the award. (More Info)

Award Description:
The award will be presented to an early-career faculty member who has been in faculty position for no more than seven years, with a minimum of two years of service as a member of the agricultural faculty of The University of Tennessee. In addition, the faculty member must hold the rank of Assistant Professor (or within one year of promotion) and have an AgResearch appointment. This award recognizes demonstrated commitment and meritorious achievement in establishing an independent and impactful research program during the early stage of their academic career. Emphasis will be on the impact that a faculty member’s efforts in research and technology development have had on UT AgResearch stakeholders and/or the scientific community at large. Only his/her accomplishments within the past five years will be considered as a basis for this award. Both tenure and non-tenure track faculty are eligible for the award. (More Info)

Federico Harte

Dean Kopsell

Christopher Clark

Bill Klingeman

Lana Zivanovic

Lannett Edwards

Vince Pantalone

Siqun Wang

Daniel Yoder

Raj Raman

Neal Schrick

David Golden

Alan Mathew

Al Womac

Kimberly Jensen

John Wilkerson

Kimberly Gwinn

Jerome Grant

Stephen Oliver

Award Description:
The J.E. Moss Award is presented in memory of J.E. and Ann Moss. It recognizes excellent achievement in research for the Institute of Agriculture. Awards are selected by the deans of AgResearch in consultation with the UTIA senior vice president and senior vice chancellor. These individuals demonstrate research excellence and collegiality in their field of research.

David Stone

Lee Ellis

Dean Kopsell

Lana Zivanovic

Juan Jurat-Fuentes

Niki Labbè

Award Description:
The UT AgResearch Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Staff honors and acknowledges excellence of employees in fulfilling their job responsibilities. The Awards will be presented in two categories, the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Support Staff, and the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Professional Staff. In both cases, the awards recognize employees who demonstrate:

  • Competence and critical thinking
  • Cooperativeness and team building
  • Professionalism and ethical behavior
  • Initiative, adaptability, and dependability
  • Clear communication skills

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Award Description:
The UT AgResearch Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Staff honors and acknowledges excellence of employees in fulfilling their job responsibilities. The Awards will be presented in two categories, the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Support Staff, and the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Professional Staff. In both cases, the awards recognize employees who demonstrate:

  • Competence and critical thinking
  • Cooperativeness and team building
  • Professionalism and ethical behavior
  • Initiative, adaptability, and dependability
  • Clear communication skills

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Award Description:
This award is presented to professional and technical staff members for their outstanding service accomplishments in support of the AgResearch and Education Centers’ mission. Criteria for selecting professional staff members include leadership, initiative, and professionalism. Criteria for selecting technical and support staff members include reliability, initiative, and productivity.

Terry Ferrell
Steve Gibson
Cyndi Petty
James Morrow
Jamie Evans

Judy Grimes
Bill Lively
Samuel Norment
Patrick Ray

Stephen Smith
Matthew Ross
Dale Gregg
Chad Hicks
Vasilj Bobrek

Patricia Brawley
Ernest Merriweather
Perry Pratt

Bobby Terry
Ann Moore

Brad Fisher
Donald Spivey

Bennie Nuchols
Scott Helgren

Janet Gibson
Jeffrey Dowlen
Jason Reeves

Gordon Percell
Jeffrey Helgren
Derick Hopkins

David Johnson
Richard Hensley
Roy Biggs
Generette Brooks
Tracy Bush
Johnny Glenn

Markus Campbell
James Johnson
Hugh Moorehead
Roger Long
Phillip Lunn
James Warren

Samuel Simmons
Charles Rankin
Robert Ellis

Mitchell Hatchett
William Morrison
Craig Miller

James McClure
Lanny Davis
Christopher Adcock
Jason Williams
William Pitt