Black Faculty and Staff Association


Dr. Ronald McFadden

Director, Educational Advancement Program (Student Support Services) 865-974-7900 mcfadden@utk.edu  Hometown - Harlem, New York, New York  What brought you to UT? I was searching for an opportunity to work with disadvantaged students.  What is your favorite book you have read or are […]

Ms. Debra Ann Lawrence

Food Service Worker Aramark Services Hometow: Knoxville, TN What brought you to UT? Needed a job What is your favorite book or current reading? The Bible What is the best advice you have ever received? I can achieve anything if I put my mind […]

Ms. Tenisha Jenkins

Director Office of Multicultural Student Life and the Black Cultural Center tjenkins@utk.edu 865-974-6861 Hometown – Clinton, SC What brought you to UT? Employment as the Associate Director of Minority Student Affairs  What is your favorite book or current reading? I am currently […]

Dr. Jioni A. Lewis

Assistant Professor Psychology Department jalewis@utk.edu 865-974-3328   Hometown: San Jose, California What brought you to UT?: The opportunity to work as an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program, which has a strong focus on multicultural and social justice issues. […]

Ms. Rita Stewart

Pasta Specialist Aramark  “The Corn Muffin Lady” Hometown? Buford, SC What brought you to UT? Opportunity What is your favorite book or current reading? Iceberg Slim Novels What is the best advice you have ever received? Calm down and listen Who has had the […]

Ms. Janice L. Wilson

 Food Production & Cashier Aramark  Hometown? Montgomery, AL What brought you to UT? Looking for a job What is your favorite book or current reading? What is the best advice you have ever received? Who has had the biggest influence on your […]

Dr. Mark Dean

John Fisher Distinguished Professor Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department 865-974-5784 markdean@utk.edu Hometown – Jefferson City, TN What brought you to UT? – Interest in doing research in an academic environment and my close relationship with the College of Eng. […]

Mr. Dametraus Jaggers

Associate Director for Retention and Student Engagement Office of Multicultural Student Life 865-974-6861 djaggers@utk.edu Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio What brought you to UT?: The opportunity to serve and support the success of students. What is your favorite book or current reading? […]

Dr. Bertin Louis, Jr.

Assistant Professor 865-974-7797 blouis2@utk.edu Hometown: Born in Brookyln, New York and raised in Staten Island, New York. What brought you to UT?  I was hired as a Lecturer of Africana Studies in 2008.  I am now an Assistant Professor of Anthropology […]

Mr. Brandon Jones

Assistant Director Student Success Center 865-974-6641 bjone120@utk.edu Hometown: Tyler, TX What brought you to UT? Opportunity to serve students in the Student Success Center What is your favorite book or current reading? The 5 Levels of Leadership by John Maxwell What is the […]

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