Professor David Patterson said he borrows a page from noted cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien when he tells students that the best way to succeed in class and in their future careers: Show up, pay attention, tell the truth and don’t be so attached to the results that you can’t see the outcome. “The greatest gift
As the head of Research Services for the University Libraries, Jane Row loves the feeling she gets from interacting with the students. “My favorite thing is the connection you make with the students,” said Row, who has been a part of the Hodges Library team for 23 years. “Just the excitement of seeing them discover
UT Knoxville is honoring its faculty this week by featuring some of its special professors and instructors in stories and videos. Today, students thank faculty members Arnold Saxton, Laura Trujillo and Federico Harte for helping them tackle tough subjects.
Student Anne Buckle and alumna Rachel Hickman talk about a faculty member they consider très magnifique: Sébastien Dubreil, professor of French.
Associate Professor Becky Jacobs has caused some UT law students to become “Jacobholics.” “These are students who take every class she offers, regardless of topic area,” said her colleague, Ben Barton, who is director of clinical programs and an associate professor of law. “This is because she is a brilliant and engaging teacher who makes
Richard Bennett’s work is at the heart of efforts to enhance the UT Knoxville method of teaching freshman undergraduate engineering students. As the director of the ENGAGE Engineering Fundamentals Division in the College of Engineering and a professor of civil and environmental engineering, Bennett oversees the vital work of helping guide freshmen through a core
UT Knoxville is honoring its faculty this week by featuring some of its special professors and instructors in stories and videos. Today, an alumna and a graduate student say Professors Mike Fitzgerald and Palmira Brummett made them “Proud to be Vols.”
Mississippi educator and UT Knoxville alumna Susan Bunch thanks “her favorite teacher in the whole wide world,” Lynn Cagle, associate dean for professional licensure and director of the Graduate School of Education.
By designing projects that include sustainable homes, a visitors’ center and an observation platform for a local state park, Assistant Professor Tricia Stuth and her students are improving the world one project at a time. “The most important thing to teach future designers is to think critically and creatively about the world to which their
For Chris Craig, a UT Knoxville classics professor since 1980, successful classroom education comes down to two words: love and respect. “My approach is first and foremost you have to love the material you’re trying to impart. Second, you have to respect the people with whom you are sharing it,” he says. “If you fall
As associate professor of accounting and information management, Dick Townsend has seen the University of Tennessee campus and students change over the past 40 years, since he started working at UT in 1969. “I’ve really enjoyed teaching at UT. I have a great group of colleagues,” Townsend said.
Is there a UT professor, researcher or lecturer who deserves a special pat on the back for the great work they do? If so, Faculty Appreciation Week, which begins tomorrow and runs through Feb. 23, is the perfect time to say “thank you.”