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Curriculum & Instruction

Department of curriculum & instruction

Department Chair & Staff


Faculty By Primary Area


Please use the tabs to view the faculty and staff directory by primary area.

See the list below for abbreviations:
CAREER: Career Technical
ECED
: Early Childhood
EDRSCH: Educational Research
ELED: Elementary Education
INSL: Instructional Leadership
LSCI: Library Science
READ: Reading
SEED: Secondary Education (English/Math/Science/Social Studies)
SPED: Special Education (Modified/Comprehensive)
STEM:
STEM Education
TECH
: Instructional Technology

Chair, C&I

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Jeremy Wendt
Associate Professor
Ed.D., Tennessee State University
contact info
JWendt@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 311A / Box 5042
931-372-3181
http://www.jeremywendt.com
resume / curriculum vitae
jwendt

Staff, C&I
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Olivia Newman
Administrative Associate 2
contact info
ONewman@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 311 / Box 5042
931-372-3181
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Kathy Faulkner
Administrative Associate 3
contact info
KFaulkner@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 309 / Box 5042
931-372-3458

Staff, Instructional Leadership
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Patricia Huddleston
Administrative Associate 2
contact info
PHuddleston@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 211 / Box 5042
931-372-3100

Staff, Special Education
Rebecca Violet

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Rebecca Violet
Administrative Associate 2
contact info
rviolet@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Matthews Hall (MATT) 339 / Box 5074
931-372-3551

Career Technical

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Matthew Smith
Professor
contact info
MRSmith@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bryan Fine Arts Building (BFA) 355 / Box 5045
931-372-6235
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Amy Brown
Assistant Professor
contact info
ABBrown@tntech.edu
Department of Teacher Education
T J Farr Building (FARR) 102E / Box 5092
931-372-3489

Early Childhood

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Jane Baker
Associate Professor
contact info
JBaker@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Matthews Hall (MATT) 151 / Box 5042
931-372-3079
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Kimberly Correll
Instructor
contact info
kcorrell@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Matthews Hall (MATT) 142 / Box 5074
931-372-6570
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Martha Howard
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - Exceptional Learning (Applied Behavior Analysis, Preschool)
contact info
MHoward@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Southwest Hall (SWH) 121 / Box 5074
931-372-6280
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Dr. Howard is assistant professor of Early Childhood Special Education, teaching coursework related to early childhood curriculum, instruction, applied behavior analysis, positive behavior supports and family collaboration. As doctoral faculty, her focus is on young children, families, applied behavior analysis for preschoolers, and qualitative research and methods.
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Rebekah Marcum
Instructor
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rmarcum@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Matthews Hall (MATT) 347 / Box 5074
931-372-3535

Educational Research and Foundations

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Julie Baker
Assistant Dean
PhD in Exceptional Learning - Literacy, Tennessee Tech University
contact info
JCBaker@tntech.edu
Dean of College of Education Office
T J Farr Building (FARR) 101 / Box 5116
931-372-3177
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George Chitiyo
Associate Professor
contact info
GChitiyo@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 310D / Box 5042
931-372-3676
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David Larimore
Professor
contact info
DLarimore@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 103 / Box 5042
931-372-3623
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Lisa Zagumny
Associate Dean
contact info
LZagumny@tntech.edu
Associate Dean Coll of Educ
T J Farr Building (FARR) 101 / Box 5116
931-372-3177

Elementary Education

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Kathy Brashears
Professor
contact info
KBrashears@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Pellissippi
PellState / Box 5042
865-539-7396
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Dr. Brashears teaches literacy courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs.
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Marilyn Bruckman
Associate Professor
contact info
MBruckman@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Pellissippi
PellState / Box 5042
865-539-7394
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Melissa Comer
Professor
Professor
contact info
MComer@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Oak Ridge
RSCC / Box 5042
865-481-2000
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Melissa Comer teaches literacy-based courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
resume / curriculum vitae
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Sharon Edwards
Instructor
contact info
svedwards@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Tullahoma
MSCC(T) / Box 5042
931-393-1746
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Angela Jones
Instructor
contact info
arjones@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Scott Co
SCOTT HIGHER ED CTR / Box 5042
865-256-7094
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Nancy Kolodziej
Professor
contact info
NKolodziej@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Motlow
Motlow McMinn / Box 5042
931-473-0082
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Alicia Laffoon
Instructor
contact info
alaffoon@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
RSCC / Box 5042
865-354-3000
resume / curriculum vitae
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Malinda Lloyd
Assistant Professor
B.S., Elementary Education, 1990; M.A., Administration and Supervision, 1998; Ph.D., Exceptional Learning/Literacy, 2010
contact info
MLloyd@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Crossville
RSCC Cross / Box 5042
931-456-9880
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Dr. Lloyd's career includes seventeen years of teaching experience in the elementary classroom prior to joining TTU's faculty in 2006. She now teaches upper-division methods courses in the department of Curriculum & Instruction (2+2 Program) and supervises Residency candidates. At the University level, Dr. Lloyd is a member of the Administrative Council, University Assembly, Faculty Senate, General Education Committee, and Teacher Education Committee.
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James Martin
Associate Professor
contact info
JMartin@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Oak Ridge
RSCC / Box 5042
865-481-2000
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Jennifer Meadows
Instructor
contact info
jrmeadows@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Motlow
Bartoo Hall (BART) 207 / Box 5042
931-372-6269
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Queen Ogbomo
Assistant Professor
PhD, Curriculum & Instruction (Emphasis on Elementary Education)
contact info
qogbomo@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Pellissippi
PSCC / Box 5042
865-539-7393
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Dr. Queen Ogbomo holds a (B.A. Hons.) in History from Bendel State University (now Ambrose Alli University), M.S. Education, (Eastern Illinois University, Charleston Illinois) and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Indiana State University, Terra Haute, Indiana), U.S.A. She has 11 years of classroom teaching and holds teaching certificates from Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio states, United States. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Tennessee Technological University, Knoxville, Tennessee Campus. She has taught courses in the area of techniques of teaching Mathematics, Science, Multiculturalism in Education, Educational Psychology and currently teaches Professional Seminar 1, Science Methods, Mathematics Methods and Social Studies Methods. Her current research interest is in the Role of Science and Nature Centers in the teaching of science in Schools and the mathematics and Movement Program in Elementary Schools. She also has expertise in grant writing and school improvement
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Deborah McCormick
Assistant Professor
contact info
DPeterman@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Chattanooga
CHSS Chattanooga / Box 5042
931-372-3181
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Stephanie Richards
Assistant Professor
contact info
SRichards@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Tullahoma
Motlow Tull / Box 5042
931-393-1746
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Amber Spears
Instructor
contact info
ASpears@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Crossville
Bartoo Hall (BART) 307 / Box 5042
931-372-6265
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Leslie Suters
Associate Professor
contact info
LSuters@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Oak Ridge
RSCC Oak Ridge / Box 5042
865-481-2000
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Kristen Trent
Associate Professor
contact info
KPennycuff@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Roane St Harriman
RSCC / Box 5042
865-539-7395
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Stephanie Wendt
Assistant Professor
contact info
SWendt@tntech.edu
Department of Teacher Education
Bartoo Hall (BART) 310C / Box 5042
931-372-3459
resume / curriculum vitae
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Instructional Leadership

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Oneida Martin
Associate Professor
contact info
OMartin@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 211 / Box 5042
931-372-3857
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Leann Taylor
Instructor
Tennessee Technological University ED.S Instructional Leadership Tennessee Technological University M.A. Curriculum and Instruction Tennessee Technological University B.A. Elementary Education
contact info
fltaylor@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 206A / Box 5042
931-372-3783

Library Science

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Julie Stepp
Assistant Professor
contact info
JStepp@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 202 / Box 5042
931-372-3103
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I have resided at Tennessee Technological University in the College of Education since 2003. Within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction nests the Library Science concentration. The state of Tennessee requires all school librarians (K-12) to obtain a masters degree (or higher) with at least a concentration in library science and our program at TTU provides just that. The concentration, as part of the TTU College of Education, is CAEP accredited.

Reading

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Kathy Brashears
Professor
contact info
KBrashears@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Pellissippi
PellState / Box 5042
865-539-7396
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Dr. Brashears teaches literacy courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs.
resume / curriculum vitae
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Melissa Comer
Professor
Professor
contact info
MComer@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Oak Ridge
RSCC / Box 5042
865-481-2000
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Melissa Comer teaches literacy-based courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
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Nancy Kolodziej
Professor
contact info
NKolodziej@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Motlow
Motlow McMinn / Box 5042
931-473-0082
resume / curriculum vitae
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Amy Rogers
Instructor
contact info
ARogers@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 303 / Box 5042
931-372-6307
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Deborah Setliff
Professor
Dr. Setliff received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Literacy from Louisiana State University. Geaux Tigers!
contact info
DSetliff@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 201 / Box 5042
931-372-3087
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Dr. Setliff began her academic career at Tennessee Tech University in 2002. She presently teaches graduate-level literacy courses and is the Literacy Concentration Leader for the Ph.D. in Exceptional Learning at TTU. Her research interests include New Literacies, Social Justice, Family Literacy and children's literature.
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Leann Taylor
Instructor
Tennessee Technological University ED.S Instructional Leadership Tennessee Technological University M.A. Curriculum and Instruction Tennessee Technological University B.A. Elementary Education
contact info
fltaylor@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 206A / Box 5042
931-372-3783

Secondary Education English

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Janet Isbell
Assistant Professor
contact info
JIsbell@tntech.edu
Department of Teacher Education
Bartoo Hall (BART) 310B / Box 5042
931-372-3824
resume / curriculum vitae
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Secondary Education Mathematics

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Holly Portia Anthony
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Mathematics Education; University of Georgia (2005)
contact info
HAnthony@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 205 / Box 5042
931-372-3854
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Dr. Holly Anthony teaches math content courses (MATH 1410, MATH 1420) for preservice elementary teachers, and mathematics methods courses (SEED 4122, SEED 4322, SEED 4422) for preservice secondary mathematics teachers at Tennessee Tech University. She also teaches graduate courses in curriculum, qualitative research, program planning and evaluation, and STEM Education. Dr. Anthony is active and successful in securing funding for, designing, and delivering high quality professional development programs for mathematics teachers with an emphasis on pedagogical content knowledge. Since 2005 she has served as principal investigator, co-PI, director, instructor, or consultant on 29 large externally funded grant programs totaling more than $10MM. Her projects have spanned topics including best practices for the teaching of mathematics, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), and the improvement of student achievement and learning. She focuses on teaching strategies that incorporate inquiry and problem-solving, as well as higher-order thinking and reasoning.

Secondary Education Science

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Kelly Ramey
Instructor
contact info
kramey@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 305 / Box 5042
931-372-3191

Secondary Education Social Studies

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James Akenson
Professor
BA University of Minnesota. MA, PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison
contact info
JAkenson@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 310A / Box 5042
931-372-3066
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James E. Akenson received his B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Minnesota and his MA and PhD in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Akenson is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Tennessee Technological University where he teaches elementary social studies methods, secondary social studies methods, graduate classes including in social studies and country music as well as a PhD seminar in Educational Issues. Akenson co-founder and Co Chair of the International Country Music Conference (www.internationalcountrymusic.org), served as Treasurer and President of the Tennessee Folklore Society, and President and Executive Director of the Tennessee Council for the Social Studies (TCSS). Akenson is a member of the TCSS Board of Directors and maintains the TCSS FaceBook Wall. He has written extensively on social studies education and the use of country music in the K-12 curriculum. In addition, Akenson has presented on the use of roots based music at the local, state, national, and international level. In 2002, Akenson keynoted the Australian Country Music Conference and taught roots music demonstration lessons in elementary and secondary schools in Queensland.

Special Education

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Helen Dainty
Associate Professor
contact info
HDainty@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Matthews Hall (MATT) 345 / Box 5074
931-372-3116
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Laura Graves
Associate Professor
contact info
LGraves@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Matthews Hall (MATT) 343 / Box 5042
931-372-3377
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Laura M. Graves received her undergraduate degree in Special Education from the University of Tennessee and Ph.D. from Tennessee Technological University. Her experience includes 18 years of teaching in both special education and general education classrooms in Tennessee. She has served as a cadre member for Reading First; serves on the Disability Services ADA Advisory Committee; Faculty Senate; Administrative Council; and is currently the Service Obligation and Employment Verification Coordinator and Co-PI for BASE-TN and Special Education Summer Institute. She is currently an associate professor in the College of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
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Amy Callender
Instructor
Masters Degree and Specialist Degree in Educational Psychology, Tennessee Technological University
contact info
AmyCallender@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Matthews Hall (MATT) 331 / Box 5042
931-372-3550
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My name is Amy Locke Callender and I am an instructor at Tennessee Technological University. I teach special education courses primarily designed for students who are pursing their degree to become a special education teacher. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in the Exceptional Learning program at Tennessee Tech with a concentration in young children and families. I have dedicated my career and life's journey in working with children and adults with disabilities and their families. With 16 years of experience as a P-12 special education teacher and school psychologist, I strive to encourage students to become the greatest special education teachers possible. My research interests encompass ways to make improvements in special education and the services that are available for students and their families.

STEM Education

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Holly Portia Anthony
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Mathematics Education; University of Georgia (2005)
contact info
HAnthony@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 205 / Box 5042
931-372-3854
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Dr. Holly Anthony teaches math content courses (MATH 1410, MATH 1420) for preservice elementary teachers, and mathematics methods courses (SEED 4122, SEED 4322, SEED 4422) for preservice secondary mathematics teachers at Tennessee Tech University. She also teaches graduate courses in curriculum, qualitative research, program planning and evaluation, and STEM Education. Dr. Anthony is active and successful in securing funding for, designing, and delivering high quality professional development programs for mathematics teachers with an emphasis on pedagogical content knowledge. Since 2005 she has served as principal investigator, co-PI, director, instructor, or consultant on 29 large externally funded grant programs totaling more than $10MM. Her projects have spanned topics including best practices for the teaching of mathematics, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), and the improvement of student achievement and learning. She focuses on teaching strategies that incorporate inquiry and problem-solving, as well as higher-order thinking and reasoning.
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Kelly Ramey
Instructor
contact info
kramey@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 305 / Box 5042
931-372-3191

Instructional Technology

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Jason Beach
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Tennessee
contact info
JBeach@tntech.edu
Two Plus Two Chattanooga
Bartoo Hall (BART) 109 / Box 5042
931-372-3069
http://www.teachingwithtech.net
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Focused on technology integration and its ability to enhance the delivery of content in the classroom, Jason Beach teaches a variety of courses that are related to technology application, research methodologies, and adult education as it pertains to teacher training. Jason received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in Instructional Technology. His research interests include augmented reality, virtual reality, interactive whiteboards, assistive technologies, adult education, S.T.E.M., and T.P.A.C.K.
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Cale Koester
Instructor
contact info
CKoester@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 301 / Box 5042
931-372-6482
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Carl Owens
Professor
contact info
COwens@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 101A / Box 5044
931-372-3851
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Sandra Smith
Associate Professor
Ed.D., George Peabody at Vanderbilt University
contact info
SJSmith@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 105 / Box 5042
931-372-3207
http://www.delicious.com/professorsandi
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Jeremy Wendt
Associate Professor
Ed.D., Tennessee State University
contact info
JWendt@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 311A / Box 5042
931-372-3181
http://www.jeremywendt.com
resume / curriculum vitae
jwendt