Associate lecturers Lucy Schultz and Catherine Meeks Quinlan are two driving forces behind UTC’s growing environmental studies minor, an interdisciplinary field that examines human interactions and the environment. These include the effects of human societies on the natural world and the role that environments—both natural and built— have played in shaping human cultures.
Dr. Julie Madden, an associate lecturer in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Psychology, remembers what it was like to be a student—particularly an undergraduate. The student experience gave her a feeling of community that she brings to the classroom as a faculty member.
At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, we proudly celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our distinguished faculty members.
At the start of the fall semester, UTC celebrates not just the return of students to our classrooms but also the accomplishments and milestones of returning colleagues across campus. UTC makes good on its promise as an academic institution when we foster the intellectual growth of students and faculty members.
Professional development leave gives UTC professor time to ‘do analyses and finish up unfinished projects’
Over professional development leave time in spring semester 2022, Dr. Tim Gaudin took a deep look at two types of sloths—both of which live in Central and South America—to try determining which of the 100 species of extinct sloths belong on the two-toed family tree and which were branches on the three-toed tree.
During professional development time he took fall semester 2021, Dr. Philip Roundy dived into the idea of a city revitalizing itself. When a city’s economy and overall image is at rock bottom, or at least near enough to brace for the splat, how do you fix it?
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Bradley Reynolds has been a member of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science faculty. It is virtually impossible to talk to him without asking about the nickname he bestowed upon himself: The “King of Environmental Science.”
Dr. Sungwoo Yang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering, won the second annual Fly for Researchers Pitch Competition. By winning, he will receive $20,000 to apply to research on what he calls Aerogel 2.0—“the next generation of aerogel.”
For the majority of non-tenure-track faculty, the emphasis is on teaching and service. In year five of her teaching career, Dr. Sandra Affare wants to move up from an adjunct role.
While Jill Shelton was on professional development leave in fall semester 2022, she analyzed data gathered through conversations between students and older adults, which took place in summer and fall semesters 2021 and fall semester 2022.