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Ferlin McGaskey


Director of Faculty Development

This is a head shot of Ferlin McGaskey, director of faculty development

Ferlin McGaskey, Ph.D. serves as the Director of Faculty Development and administrative co-leader of UT CIRTL. In his role, he supports all efforts at UT related to general faculty development, as well as providing professional development opportunities for graduate students. McGaskey is actively involved in promoting inclusive teaching practices and conducts workshops that promote reflection in teaching and learning.

McGaskey earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration from UT, and has a Master of Science degree in Economics from the university. He is a certified facilitator and trainer in Collaborative Communication, a dialogic process that promotes respectful inquiry, deep understanding, empathetic listening, and transformative engagement. In addition to his work for TLI, McGaskey’s research interests, examining the experience of graduate students (with a particular focus on students of color), have been published in a number of edited books and academic journals. His future research will focus on the intersection of various identities and the graduate student experience.

Contact: fmcgaske@utk.edu | 865-974-3931