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Austin Atkins
Student
Criminal Justice Major, Phi Theta Kappa President

Dr. Chris Baker (QEP Director)
Professor of Sociology
Academic Affairs A.S., Walters State Community College - General, 1985; B.S., East Tennessee State University - Sociology, 1987; M.A., University of Tennessee - Sociology, 1990; Ph.D., University of Tennessee - Sociology, 1995

Roxanne Bowen
Coordinator of Multicultural Engagement/Counselor
Student AffairsB.A., Carson-Newman College - Biology, 1996; M.A., Walden University - Psychology, 2010; Additional graduate work - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Tera Bunch
Assistant Professor of Agriculture
Academic Affairs A.S., Walters State Community College - Agricultural Sciences, 2004; B.S., University of Tennessee - Agriculture & Extension Education, 2006; M.S., University of Tennessee - Agriculture & Extension Education, 2009

Dr. Lori Campbell
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs B.A., University of Tennessee - Academic Psychology, 1988; M.S., University of Tennessee - College Student Personnel, 1990 Ed.D., University of Tennessee - Leadership Studies, 1996; Post Doctoral work, University of Tennessee - Psychology

Mike Campbell
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs; Associate Director of Athletics
Student AffairsA.A., Brevard Community College - General, 1989; A.S., Walters State Community College - Business, 1991; B.S., East Tennessee State University - Business Management, 1992; M.S., East Tennessee State University - Education, 1995

Heather Carrier
Director of Accounting Services and Fixed Assets
Business AffairsA.S., Walters State Community College - Business, 1995; B.B.A., East Tennessee State University - Accounting, 1997; Certified Public Accountant - Tennessee

Bob Dixon
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
Academic Affairs A.S., Walters State Community College - Industrial Engineering Technology, 1985; B.S., East Tennessee State University - Manufacturing Engineering Technology, 1987; M.S., East Tennessee State University - Engineering Technology, 1997; M.S., University of Tennessee - Industrial Engineering, 2005

Melissa Duff
Executive Director of the Student Success Center and Articulation Officer
Student Affairs, Academic AffairsB.A., University of Tennessee - Human Services, 1988; M.S., University of Tennessee - Social Work, 1991

Connie Earls
Director of Retention Services
Student AffairsA.A.S., Walters State Community College - Secretarial Science Technology, 1987; B.S., Tusculum College - Organizational Management, 2004; M.A., Tusculum College - Education, 2006

Dr. Deanna Garman
Executive Director of Planning, Research and Assessment
Planning, Research and AssessmentB.S., The University of Tennessee - Communications/Advertising, 1985; M.S., The University of Tennessee - Agricultural & Extension Education, 1995; Ed.D., East Tennessee State University - Educational Leadership, 2012

Dr. Mark Hurst
Vice President for Business Affairs
Business AffairsB.S., University of Tennessee - Retail and Consumer Sciences, 1995; M.B.A., East Tennessee State University - Business Administration, 2000; Ed.D., East Tennessee State University - Educational Leadership, 2010

Anita Long
Secretary 2
Student Affairs

Paul Ludwig
Instructor of English
Academic Affairs A.A., Walters State Community College - General, 2013; A.S., Walters State Community College - General, 2013; B.A., East Tennessee State University - English, 2005; M.A., East Tennessee State University - English, 2007

Dr. Debbie McCarter
Vice President for Planning, Research and Assessment
Planning, Research and AssessmentB.S., East Tennessee State University - Accounting, 1980; M.S., East Tennessee State University - Accounting, 1996; Ed.D., East Tennessee State University - Education Leadership and Policy Analysis, 2004; Certified Public Accountant - Tennessee; Certified Internal Auditor, 1994

J.B. Pectol
Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Communications and MarketingA.S., Lees McRae College - English, 1990; B.A., Stetson University - English, 1992; M.A., East Tennessee State University - English, 1995

Dr. Jamie Posey
Dean of Library Services
Academic AffairsA.S., Walters State Community College - General Education, 1993; B.S., Lincoln Memorial University - Education/Computer Science, 1997; M.S., East Tennessee State University - Library Science, 1999; Ed.S., Lincoln Memorial University - Educational Administration and Supervision, 2006; Ed.D., East Tennessee State University - Education, 2009

Kristin Rich
Associate Professor of Biology
Academic AffairsA.S., Walters State Community College - General Studies, 1999; B.S., East Tennessee State University - Biology, 2001; M.S., University of Tennessee - Agriculture Extension and Education, 2006

Dr. Angi Smith
Vice President for Student Affairs
Student AffairsB.A., University of Tennessee - English Language & Literature, 1997; J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law - Law, 2001

Avery Swinson (Chair)
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Development
Student AffairsA.S., Walters State Community College - Psychology, 2004; B.S., East Tennessee State University - Psychology, 2010; M.Ed., East Tennessee State University - Educational Leadership, 2014

Debra Williams
Associate Director of Communications and Marketing and WIA Media Services
Communications and MarketingB.S., University of Tennessee - Journalism, 1986

Mark Wills
Coordinator of Instructional Support and Student Success
Academic Affairs B.A., Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God - Church Ministries, 1993; M.Div., Vanderbilt University - Divinity, 2011

Joel Wilson
Insturctor of English
Academic AffairsB.A., Florida Atlantic University - English, 2005; M.A., Florida Atlantic University - English: Composition and Rhetoric, 2012

Dr. Lori Campbell
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs B.A., University of Tennessee - Academic Psychology, 1988; M.S., University of Tennessee - College Student Personnel, 1990 Ed.D., University of Tennessee - Leadership Studies, 1996; Post Doctoral work, University of Tennessee - Psychology

Dr. Deanna Garman
Executive Director of Planning, Research and Assessment
Planning, Research and AssessmentB.S., The University of Tennessee - Communications/Advertising, 1985; M.S., The University of Tennessee - Agricultural & Extension Education, 1995; Ed.D., East Tennessee State University - Educational Leadership, 2012

Dr. Jeff Horner
Dean of Natural Sciences
Academic AffairsB.S., East Tennessee State University - Biology, 1987; M.S., East Tennessee State University - Biology, 1989; Ed.D., East Tennessee State University - Educational Leadership, 2005

Matthew Hunter
Dean of Distance Education
Academic Affairs B.S., University of Tennessee-Martin - Agribusiness, 1999; M.S., University of Tennessee-Martin - Agricultural Operations Management, 2009; Additional graduate work - University of Memphis

Dr. Mark Hurst
Vice President for Business Affairs
Business AffairsB.S., University of Tennessee - Retail and Consumer Sciences, 1995; M.B.A., East Tennessee State University - Business Administration, 2000; Ed.D., East Tennessee State University - Educational Leadership, 2010

Dr. John LaPrise
Dean of Mathematics and Professor of Mathematics
Academic Affairs B.A., University of Michigan - Mathematics and Statistics, 1975; M.A.T., Wayne State University - Secondary Mathematics Education, 1990; Ph.D, University of Tennessee - Education, 2003

Dr. Debbie McCarter
Vice President for Planning, Research and Assessment
Planning, Research and AssessmentB.S., East Tennessee State University - Accounting, 1980; M.S., East Tennessee State University - Accounting, 1996; Ed.D., East Tennessee State University - Education Leadership and Policy Analysis, 2004; Certified Public Accountant - Tennessee; Certified Internal Auditor, 1994

J.B. Pectol
Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Communications and MarketingA.S., Lees McRae College - English, 1990; B.A., Stetson University - English, 1992; M.A., East Tennessee State University - English, 1995

Dr. Tony Miksa
President
President's Office

Joe Sargent
Assistant Vice President for information and Educational Technologies
Business AffairsB.A., University of Tennessee - Sociology, 1996; M.S., East Tennessee State University - Professional Studies, 2009

Dr. Angi Smith
Vice President for Student Affairs
Student AffairsB.A., University of Tennessee - English Language & Literature, 1997; J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law - Law, 2001

Tim Strange
Dean of Public Safety
Academic AffairsCertificate, Roane State Community College - EMT Paramedic, 1990; B.S., Tusculum College - Organizational Management, 2004; M.A., Tusculum College - Education, 2006; Ed.S., Lincoln Memorial University - Educational Administration & Supervision, 2008

Avery Swinson (Chair)
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Development
Student AffairsA.S., Walters State Community College - Psychology, 2004; B.S., East Tennessee State University - Psychology, 2010; M.Ed., East Tennessee State University - Educational Leadership, 2014