The College of Business

Jonathan Abbotoy

Dual Degree in Accounting and Finance, TN Tech University

Spring 2015 UIFellow

Jonathan First learned about the University Innovation Fellows program through Professor Ann Davis, who believed Jonathan would be a perfect fit for the program and encouraged him to apply.

As a Fellow, Jonathan has conducted research into the needs and benefits of the various I&E programs and resources offered at Tennessee Tech and their effects on the student body. Jonathan's motivation for conducting this research stems from his belief,

...that students are the primary drivers of change. My hope is that this research can show the importance interdisciplinary student involvement in I&E and the benefits it will have on their future careers.

Jonathan has presented his findings at the “Posters at the Capitol” event (an undergraduate research day at the Tennessee State Capitol) and at the Tennessee Tech Research and Creative Inquiry Day. Jonathan hopes to continue to show the benefits that I&E can have on universities and their students.