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Recognitions

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, boasts a productive and distinguished faculty with a proud record of research, scholarship, and creative achievement. Quest honors those many faculty whose accomplishments have received local, regional, national and international recognition.

To suggest additions to this list, please contact Bill Dockery at (865) 974-2187 or dockeryb@utk.edu.
 


 

Urmila Seshagiri, assistant professor in English, will hold the department’s Allen Carroll Distinguished Teaching Professor for the next two academic years.

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Gregory D. Reed, associate vice chancellor for research and professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected Fellow of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He is a former president of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers and is currently president of the Tennessee Engineering Foundation.

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Stanton B. Garner Jr., professor of drama in the English Department and co-editor of the new Norton Anthology of Drama, has been named a UT Distinguished Professor of the Humanities.

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Wayne T. Davis, dean of the College of Engineering, has been elected vice chair and chair-elect of the American Society of Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Engineering Research Council for 2009-2010. Davis will serve a two-year term in the post.

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A team of students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design and UT’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) have won a top award in the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C. The project, “The New Norris House: A Sustainable Home for the 21st Century,” won a $75,000 award from the EPA. Tim Ezzell from ISSE and Tricia Stuth, assistant professor in the college, mentored the winning team of students. A second team of UT chemical engineering students won an honorable mention for a project reusing waste from the production of biodiesel fuel. UT faculty Paul Frymier, Robert Counce and Charles Moore (emeritus) mentored that team.

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