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Lisa Zagumny, Ph.D.Zagumny
Dean
931-372-3124
lzagumny@tntech.edu
T.J. Farr Building, Rm. 100
Campus Box 5046
 
 
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Julie C. Baker, Ph.D.
Associate DeanBaker
931-372-3177
jcbaker@tntech.edu
T.J. Farr Building, Rm. 101
Campus Box 5116

 

 

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Ashley B. Akenson, Ph.D.
Director College of Education Graduate Programs
AAkenson
931-372-3095
aakenson@tntech.edu
T.J. Farr Building, Rm. 202A
Campus Box 5116

Dr. Akenson has worked in program planning and evaluation (PPE) and administration in academic healthcare, higher education, government, and finance. She is passionate about bringing multicultural awareness and mindfulness to PPE practices and everyday interactions.

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Alisha Looper
Financial Associate / Office of the DeanADLooper
931-372-6538
adlooper@tntech.edu
T.J. Farr Building, Rm. 100
Campus Box 5046

Management of the College of Education Budgets; Bachelor of Science / Finance.

 

 

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Geri Anna Alcorn
Administrative Associate / Office of the DeanGAlcorn
931-372-3124
galcorn@tntech.edu 
T.J. Farr Building, Rm. 100
Campus Box 5046

Geri Anna joined the College of Education as an administrative associate in 2017. She holds a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction and a B.S. in Communication. She is currently pursuing an Ed.S. at Tennessee Tech.  

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Daniel Allen 
Marketing & Recruitment Specialist / Office of the DeanDAllen
931-372-6164
diallen@tntech.edu
T.J. Farr Building, Rm. 302F
Campus Box 5046

As the Recruitment and Marketing Specialist for the College of Education, Daniel travels extensively to speak with students about opportunities at Tennessee Tech University regarding Education, Exercise Science, and Counseling and Psychology.

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Denette Way
Administrative Associate / Office of the Associate DeanDWay
931-372-3177
dway@tntech.edu 
T.J. Farr Building, Rm. 101
Campus Box 5116

I am pleased to serve as the Administrative Associate in the College of Education Associate Dean's Office. I support the Associate Dean and the Director of Graduate Programs.

 
 
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Nikki Christen
Assessment Coordinator / Tk20NChristen
931-372-3558
nchristen@tntech.edu
T.J. Farr Building, Rm. 105A
Campus Box 5046

Ms. Christen (M.S. Information Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville) manages the collection, organization, and reporting on assessments for the departments in the College of Education and additional licensure programs across campus. She is a doctoral student in the Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement program, also at UT.

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Amanda Yother
CoordinatorCollege of Education Testing CenterAYother
931-372-6487
ayother@tntech.edu 
Matthews-Daniel Hall, Rm. 102

Amanda holds a master's degree in information science from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor's degree in multidisciplinary studies from Tennessee Tech. Prior to joining the College of Education, Amanda served children and librarians across the Upper Cumberland through jobs with the public library, public school system, and the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

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Derek Wynne
Information Technology Specialisteagle
931-372-6786
dwynne@tntech.edu
Matthews-Daniel Hall, Rm. 111

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