Dr. Ethan Carver, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, Environmental Science and Geology, has been appointed the new Assistant Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Carver has a long history with UTC. He graduated from UTC in 1991 before completing his PhD at UTK/Oak Ridge. He has been a faculty member in the Biology department since 2005 and is currently an Associate Professor. He has also served as Associate Department Head since 2014.
During his tenure at UTC, he has been recognized for both his excellence in teaching as well as his research and scholarly achievements. Included in his teaching awards are the Lewis and Robert Collins Associate Endowed Professorship for Teaching in the Biological and Environmental Sciences and the John R. Freeman memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and working with Students. He has been recognized as an Influential Professor by an SGA Outstanding Senior three years in a row. He has over 20 peer-reviewed publications and has attracted over $685,000 in funding, including serving as PI on a NIH R15 and a NSF MRI grant.
Ethan has a strong commitment to UTC and has been engaged in service to the institution in a number of different areas. He is a member of the Athletics Board. He has served on numerous MS thesis committees for both Environmental Sciences in CAS as well as Engineering in the CECS. Finally, he is the current Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) chair.
The Assistant Dean of the Graduate School will be responsible for the day-to-day functions of the graduate school, including acting as the budget manager for the graduate school funds. In addition, he will be collaborating with the Dean in creating a strong recruiting and marketing strategy for our graduate programs. The Assistant Dean is an ex-officio member of the graduate council, and will serve on a number of University committees and represent the Graduate School in the Dean’s absence, as appropriate. The appointment begins on July 1, 2016.