Faculty/Staff Profile

Andrew William Smith, MA English, BA English

Instructor of English

Highest Degree University: Middle Tennessee State University
Department: English
New North 352
PO Box: 5215
(931) 372-6300
(931) 303-1850

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Mr. Andrew William Smith is the Faculty Head of the Tree House and Instructor of English, worrking with students in the New Hall North Environmental Village and teaching first-year writing and American Literature. He works as the webzine editor of Interference.com, contributes blogs to Sojo.net, and hosts a podcast called “Teacher on the Radio.” He is the faculty advisor for both SEAC and UNCLE, helping the environmental club and the group bringing independent bands to campus, respectively. Andrew helped start (with support from ResLife, Sustainable Campus Committee, and the Fit) our campus Bike Share and co-initiated an expansion of our campus recycling program. Each summer from 2007-2013, he served as the “dean” of The Academy, a workshop tent at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. In 2010, he was awarded a QEP Award for Excellence for the Living Writers Project, an award he previously earned in 2008 with Mr. Mark Creter for their work on a Learning Community collaboration involving students enrolled simultaneously in first-year writing and Introduction to Theatre. Andrew is currently pursuing further study in theology and religion at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, co-founded the worship collective Come ToGather (C2G), and is ordained as a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He has previously served as a faculty senator and the campus president for AAUP, the American Association of University Professors. Andrew lives bicycling distance from campus in the heart of Cookeville and is married to Jeannie, who also works at Tech in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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