Mark A Stephens
Interim Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
Department: Academic Affairs
Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 204
PO Box: 5017
Dr. Stephens assists the chief executive officer in accomplishing goals of the University's central academic division. He supervises the operation of the Appalachian Center for Crafts and collaborates with the College of Education with regard to the implementation of the Art Education and Fine Arts degree programs. He supervises the operations of the International Student Affairs and Career Services Offices, oversees the Performance Funding Program and institutional effectiveness efforts, serves as the University's administrator with regard to space utilization, supervises the process of student evaluation of faculty and the University's faculty development programs, assists the Vice President and Provost when necessary regarding such issues as tenure and promotion, personnel, etc. In addition, Dr. Stephens supervises the University's self-study efforts for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Experience Tennessee Tech, Professor, 1980-present Department Chair, 2000-present Co-Director of World Cultures and Business Program TTU Coordinator for the Magellan Exchange Research Interests Structural adjustment and its impact on domestic economic performance, United States trade policy and its effects on developing countries, economics of environmental policy Service Former Faculty Senate President Member, Curriculum Committee Member, Academic Council Member, University Planning Committee Member, International Affairs Committee Member, Graduate Faculty Awards College of Business Administration Curtis Kinslow Award for Excellence in Teaching Member, Beta Gamma Sigma Member, Omicron Delta Epsilon Education Ph.D., Economics, The University of Tennessee, 1985