College Research

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

Stephen C. Chmely
Research Assistant Professor
Biomass conversion technologies

Tiffany Lee Mullins Howard
Director of Advancement

Shelley Jean Johnson
Adminstrative Specialist II
Assistant to the Department Head

Heather Kyle-Harmon
Extension Agent

Brent Lamons
Director, Advising

William M. (Bill) Park
Economics of natural resource and environ. policy

Craig Steven Pickett
Coordinator III
Coordinator, student life and diversity

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Avis A. Smith
Accounting Specialist I
Accounting and Travel

Traci Stanley
Research Associate II

John Clinton Stier
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Lindsay Taylor Phillips
Major Gifts Officer

Jacqueline C. (Jacqui) Whittemore
Associate Professor
Internal Medicine



Promotion and Tenure 2019, 11/12/2019

UTIA and Hanover Research, 9/24/2019

Partnership between UT Institute of Agriculture and National University of Ireland Galway addresses Common Concerns Plaguing both Countries, 8/23/2019

Commendations Corner - July 2019, 7/9/2019

UTIA Announces New Herbert College of Agriculture, 6/22/2018

Faculty 360 | Tao Wu, 1/11/2018

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

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 | Avat Shekoofa, 4/10/2017


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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.


Recent Publications

Analysis of Agricultural Programs at Tennessee Community Colleges.  Hughes, D. W., and H. E. Wright.  2019.  University of Tennessee Extension Bulletin Publications W.861. December. https://extension.tennessee.

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]

First semester college studentsí definitions of and expectations for engaging in hookups S. S. Olmstead, K. A. Conrad, and K. M. Anders.  2018.  Journal of Adolescent Health.

Hospitalization - What to Expect.  McCracken, M. J.  2017.  UTCVM Equine Hospital Handout. [Abstract]

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

Who recreates where: implications from a national recreation household survey Ghimire, R., G. T. Green, N. C. Poudyal, and H. K. Cordell.  2016.  Journal of Forestry, 114 (4): 458-465. [Abstract]

Teaching GIS using Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) Logan, J., and R. Hanahan.  2016.  Proceedings of the ESRI Educational Users Conference, San Diego, CA. June 25-28, 2016. [Abstract]

Integrative veterinary medical education and consensus guidelines for an integrative veterinary medicine curriculum within veterinary colleges.  M.A. Memon, J. Shmalberg, H. S. Adair, III, and et al.  2016.  Open Veterinary Journal.

Meanings for sex and commitment among first semester college men and women: A mixed-methods analysis S. B. Olmstead, K. A. Conrad, and K. A. Anders.  2016.  Archives of Sexual Behavior.

To what extent are Hispanic students underrepresented in Texas colleges of agriculture?.  Estepp, C. M., and C. T. Stripling.  2015.  NACTA Journal, 59, Supplement 1, 76.

CASNR Honors Program Review - Self Assessment.  Gwinn, K. D.  2015.  Internal Document, Document used to provide information to the CASNR Honors Review Team. [Abstract]