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.
In late September, Associate Lecturer Monica Miles brought two Ecology Laboratory 3070 classes to Reflection Riding to help map the nature center’s invasive species removal efforts—one lab section focused on winter honeysuckle, the other on Oriental bittersweet.
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.
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.”
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.
After a 26-year career at the DuPont chemical company, Becca Stimson is now in her second decade as a non-tenure-track faculty member at UTC, serving as an associate lecturer of chemistry and the general chemistry laboratory director.