Photo: Dr. William Brown Dr. William F. Brown

Dean
UT AgResearch

The University of Tennessee
103 Morgan Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-4506

Phone: 974-7121
Fax: (865) 974-6479
E-mail: wfbrown@tennessee.edu

Major Responsibilities

Dr. Brown is responsible for the research programs of some 130 agricultural and natural resource faculty in seven academic departments. In addition, he oversees the management of our ten research facilities in strategic locations across the state. He represents UT AgResearch in the Institute of Agriculture, and coordinates with our partner entities -- the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, UT Extension, and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Education

Ph.D. Animal Science, University of Nebraska, 1983
M.S. Animal Science, University of Tennessee, 1979
B.S. Animal Science, University of Florida, 1977

Summary of Experience

Dr. Brown has served as Assistant Dean and Assistant Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, along with Program Director of the Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture Research Program and Co-Director of the Center for Tropical Agriculture at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. A professor of animal science, Dr. Brown has published widely in both the scientific and trade literature and has served in editorial and review capacities for a number of scholarly publications, including the Journal of Animal Science and the Journal of Production Agriculture.

Memberships

American Society of Animal Science
American Forage and Grassland Council



Photo: Dr. Timothy G. Rials Dr. Timothy G. Rials

Associate Dean and Associate Director
UT AgResearch

The University of Tennessee
103 Morgan Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-4506

Phone: 946-1129
Fax: (865) 974-6479
E-mail: trials@tennessee.edu

Major Responsibilities

Dr. Rials focuses on UT AgResearch programs by facilitating the development of multi-disciplinary faculty teams that cut across departments and institutions. He also promotes AgResearch relationships with commodity groups, agencies, and professional groups.

Education

Ph.D. Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1986
M.S. Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1983
B.S. Forest Management, Mississippi State University, 1980





Photo: Dr. David White Dr. David G. White

Associate Dean and Associate Director
UT AgResearch

The University of Tennessee
309 Morgan Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-4506

Phone: 865-974-5966
Fax: (865) 974-6479
E-mail: dwhite25@tennessee.edu

Major Responsibilities

Dr. White focuses on UT AgResearch programs by facilitating the development of multi-disciplinary faculty teams that cut across departments and institutions. He also promotes AgResearch relationships with commodity groups, agencies, and professional groups.

Education

Ph.D. Veterinary Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1991
M.S. Animal Sciences, University of Kentucky, 1987
B.S. Animal Sciences, University of Vermont, 1985





Photo: Dr. Barry D. Sims Dr. Barry D. Sims

Executive Director
UT AgResearch

The University of Tennessee
103 Morgan Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-4506

Phone: 865-974-7339
Fax: (865) 974-6479
E-mail: bsims@tennessee.edu

Major Responsibilities

Dr. Sims focuses primarily on facility and construction projects at the Research and Education Centers. He also assists with the development of research workplans, field days and special events, employee training programs for Center employees, risk management, safety and compliance, and other related activities.

Education

A.S. Agricultural Business, Dyersburg State University, 1999
Ph.D. Agronomy/Weed Science, University of Arkansas, 1986
M.S. Plant and Soil Science/Weed Science, University of Tennessee, 1983
B.S. Plant and Soil Science, University of Tennessee, Martin, 1981




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