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KNOXVILLE — Dr. George Hoemann has been appointed interim assistant dean for distance education and technology by the University of Tennessee Division of University Outreach and Continuing Education.

Hoemann, who also serves as the division-s assistant director for faculty services, has been with

Dr. George Hoemann

the university since 1988. Before joining university outreach, he was associate editor of the Andrew Jackson papers and later served as the coordinator of distance and continuing education for the UT School of Information Sciences.

“Dr. Hoemann graciously accepted the additional responsibilities of assistant dean following the resignation of Robert Jackson, who is taking a position in private business,” said Dr. Robert Leiter, dean of university outreach. “His willingness to serve in two positions at this time will allow the division to continue its steady enrollment momentum in distance education while expanding our program offerings.”

Hoemann holds the Ph.D. in history from Rice University, earned the M.S. in library science from UT, and is an adjunct instructor with the UT College of Communications and Information Sciences. In 1995, he received the UT Chancellor-s Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise.