Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Higher Education Accolades

Lisa Marie Satterfield, PhD (HEA Graduate 2015) was recently named Vice President of Academic Affairs Director of Institutional Effectiveness at South College.

Lisa Marie Satterfield, PhD (HEA Graduate 2015) had an article, “Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction of Radiologic Sciences Faculty: Implications for Recruitment and Retention” accepted for publication in Radiologic Science & Education (peer-reviewed journal).

Brian W. Samble, PhD (HEA Doctoral Graduate, 2014), Assistant Dean of the College & Brooks College House Dean, Franklin & Marshall College, has been selected as a participant in the 2017 Institute for Aspiring Vice Presidents for Student Affairs in Tampa, FL.

Ellen Neufeldt, EdD (2000) Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services, Old Dominion University, has been selected as a 2017 NASPA Pillar of the Profession. 

Keith Carver, PhD (2009) (CSP Cohort 1995) has been selected as the next Chancellor for the University of Tennessee at Martin. 

Keith Carver, PhD was selected as a member of Leadership Knoxville’s Class of 2017. Leadership Knoxville is a 10-month experience that is transformational for both participants and the organizations they lead. The Class of 2017 is made up of 54 area leaders who represent numerous professions, geographic parts of the community and region, and an array of civic activities. Participants include senior executives, professionals, non-profit directors, business owners, community volunteers, and religious leaders.

Dorian L. McCoy, PhD was selected to serve as Honorary Coach for the UT v. Ohio University football game on Saturday, September 17, 2016. He was nominated for this experience and will get to go behind the scenes with Team 120.

Dorian L. McCoy, PhD, Assistant Professor, will serve as a faculty-mentor for the 2016 NASPA Region III/SACSA New Professionals Institute at Trinity University (San Antonio, TX).

Dorian L. McCoy, PhD, Assistant Professor, is the 2016 John H. Tunstall Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient for the College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences.

J. Patrick  Biddix, PhD, Associate Professor, was selected as the Quest Scholar of the Week (April 8, 2016). To read more

Ashton Cooper, Doctoral student, was recognized as an Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant by the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center.

Terry, T. Ishitani, PhD, Associate Professor, received the 2015 Charles F. Elton Best Paper from the Association for Institutional  Research. Ishitani, T. T., & McKitrick, S. A. Are student loan default rates linked to institutional effectiveness? Journal of Student Financial Aid.

Dorian L. McCoy, PhD, Assistant Professor, will serve a two-year term (2016-2018) as the Region III Representative to the NASPA Faculty Council. 

J. Patrick Biddix, PhD, Associate Professor will present his Fulbright Fellowship research, “Learning, Technology, and College Students,” March 10 at the UT Mic/Nite – talks by UT faculty. To read more

Dorian L. McCoy, PhD, Assistant Professor, was selected as the Quest Scholar of the Week (February, 19, 2016). To read more

Karen Boyd, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, is the Commission for Student Conduct & Legal Issues 2016 ACPA Tracy R. Teele recipient. To read more

Karen Boyd, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, is the 2016 Association of Student Conduct Administration Donald D. Gehring Award recipient.  The Donald D. Gehring Award  is intended to recognize an exceptional student conduct professional who has contributed significantly to the development of their campus, the field and professional organizations.

Samantha Brown, PhD (ELPS 2015), has been appointed to the US Department of Labor’s prestigious Presidential Management Fellows Program. To read more

J. Patrick Biddix, PhD, Associate Professor, was selected as a Fulbright Scholar.  To read more

Terry Ishitani, PhD, Associate Professor, was selected for the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Shanna Smith was selected for the 2015 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Graduate Student Policy Seminar.

2015 SACSA Dissertation of the Year – Dr. David B. Smith

Unintended Consequences of Collegiate Living-Learning Community Programs at a Public University.

2014 SACSA Dissertation of the Year – Dr. Benjamin Stubbs

More Myself: Exploring Students’ Perceptions of Self-Authorship Development

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