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Matthew Theriot
Associate Provost for Faculty Development & Strategic Initiatives

Chris LavanChris Lavan
Assistant Provost for Experiential Learning & Teaching Innovation

Jennifer GramlingJennifer Gramling
Director of Online Programs

Picture of Ginny Garner, TLI business managerVirginia (Ginny) Garner
Business Manager


This is a head shot of Ferlin McGaskey, director of faculty developmentFerlin McGaskey
Director of Faculty Development

Virginia Stormer
Assistant Director for Experiential Learning

Igor Akpovo headshotIgor Akpovo
Faculty Consultant for Innovative Teaching

Yujie Huang
Faculty Consultant for Inclusive Teaching

Cristina Emberton
Faculty Consultant for Online Teaching

This is a picture of John Walker, QEP assessment coordinatorJohn Walker
TLI Research & Assessment Coordinator

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Chris Kilgore
Special Programs Coordinator

Photo of Alissa Sommerfeldt, TLI communications coordinatorAlissa Sommerfeldt
TLI Communications Specialist

Alyssa Garbien
ASCEND Program Coordinator

Robert Jacobsen
Postdoctoral Scholar for Developing Future Faculty

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Jenn Edwards
TLI Administrative Specialist
(865) 974-9782

Photo of Kellie Flynn, administrative specialistKellie Flynn
Administrative Specialist
(865) 974-9574

Photo of Wes Romeiser Wes Romeiser
Administrative Specialist
(865) 974-3807

Photo of Jessica Brown, GRAJessica Brown
GRA – TLI Videographer

Photo of Amber Giffin, GRAAmber Giffin
Graduate Research Assistant