Riley Bernard is a graduate teaching assistant in the University of Tennessee’s department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Dr. Heather Booth has earned degrees in Computer Science and Electrical engineering. She is a lecturer in Math at the University of Tennessee.
Sarah Boyd holds a B. A. in music from the Univeristy of North Florida, and a M. A. in music from the University of Tennessee. She currently teaches general music at Rocky Hill Elementary for kindergarten-5th grades. In January 2011, she was named WBIR and WATE Educator of the Month.
Lisa Cantwell is a third year Ph.D graduate student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a concentration in Animal Behavior. Her research integrates both field and laboratory components to further our understanding of antipredator behavior.
Lacy Danikas Chick holds a B.S. in Biology from Francis Marion University and a M.S. in Zoology from Middle Tennessee State University. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology here at UT. Her research deals with predicting the distributions of ant species under climate change.
Rachel Dennis and Emily Morgan have studied music and piano at the University of Tennessee. They have both also given piano, voice and general music lessons around the area.
Chef Greg Eisele began his culinary career as a busboy in the Seventh Inn Restaurant in the late 1980s. While there, he developed a passion for all things culinary, and went on to become executive chef at several high-end restaurants. He has experience working with catering events serving over 30,000 people with more than 20 chefs reporting to him, as well as many awards honoring his accomplishments. He currently serves as the Culinary Director of the University of Tennessee Culinary program, focusing on “catering fundamentals.”
Lance England holds the rank of 6th Degree Black Belt in Isshin Ryu Karate, 4th Degree Black Belt in Satori Ryu Iaido and 3rd Degree Black Belt in Muso Shindo Judo. He has been a successful competitor and has also been inducted into the International Black Arts Hall of Fame for outstanding contribution to Isshin Ryu Karate and as the number one weapons instructor in the world. He is senior instructor for the UT Isshin Ryu Karate Program.
Justina Farley is a graduate teaching assistant in the University of Tennessee’s department of Psychology.
Tracey Copeland Halter is an Assistant Professor in the UT Theatre Department as well as a company member of the Clarence Brown Theatre. Tracey has a BA in Theatre from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Acting from New York University. She teaches Theatre 100, Acting 220 and 221 in the undergraduate program and Group singing in the graduate department. Her professional acting credits include Seven Guitars, (Broadway) Richard III and Two Gentlemen of Verona, (New York Shakespeare Festival); Two Trains Running, (Denver Center); Once On This Island, Much Ado About Nothing, and 4 productions of A Christmas Carol, (The Alliance Theatre); Cymbeline, Much Ado about Nothing, School for Wives, and Midsummer Night’s Dream, (GA Shakespeare Festival.) The Hot Mikado, (Houston/Pittsburgh tour), and Spunk and Jar the Floor, (Jomandi Theatre).
Al Hazari is a director of UT Chemistry Labs.
Stacy Jacobs earned her MFA at UT Knoxville in Media Arts and a BFA in photography from Austin Peay. She currently teaches various art courses at Roane State Community College.
Matthew Kerr has a M.S. from the University of Tennessee in geography and is a graduate teaching assistant.
Ajeet Khalsa is both a certified yoga instructor and a performance artist in the classroom. She is a roster artist in dance with the Tennessee Arts Commission, an ensemble member of The Carpetbag Theatre and was chosen as a guest artist with the National Performance Network in 2009. Ajeet Khalsa studied with Paul Sills, 2nd City Comedy of Chicago and was a character actress and comedienne in New York for over a decade. She has had a wonderful and fulfilling career in hundreds of performances, including her solo theatre piece, Aprons. She has performed at The Bijou Theatre and has also taught in New York at The Actors Studio and Playwrights Horizons. She holds a M. S. in performing arts in education from Columbia Teachers College and a B. A. in sociology with a year abroad at Oxford.
Catherine Krane has always had an interest in creative writing and sharing her interest with others. When her children were young, she worked with them to write several small books. Cathy is a licensed attorney.
Paul Lewis of the UT Department of Physics is an astronomer extraordinaire.
Kate Massana holds a B.A. in biology from Berea College. She is currently first year Ph.D. graduate student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Her research involves incorporating field and laboratory work to answer questions in plant biogeography, evolution and systematics. She has a graduate teaching assistantship at UTK and is a lab instructor for the general botany courses.
Holly Milner-Boos has a B. A. in ceramics and printmaking.
Brad Morgan holds a Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He has practiced law, focusing on civil litigation, in Knoxville since graduation in 2005. Brad is currently an adjunct professor and coordinator of Access to Justice and Mentoring at the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Fritz Polite is the director at Institute for Leadership, Ethics and Diversity (I-LEAD) Outreach and Global Engagement.
Jennifer Richards works with UT Food Science and Technology department.
Callie Roller is a graduate student, studying in the University of Tennessee’s department of Anthropology.
Randy Sartin operates a successful photography studio/sports photography business here in Knoxville.
Rupy Sawhney is a professor and head of the Industrial and Information Engineering department at the University of Tennessee.
Paulson Skerrit is a graduate student and ASL instructor with UT Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and UT Department of ASL.
Laura Arnett Smith has an M.S. in communication studies and teaches communication studies at the University of Tennessee.
Penka Spaulding received a Masters in Music Education from the University of Tennessee. She is a doctoral candidate at Boston University in Music Education. She has taught orchestra in the public school system, and currently teaches private violin, group ear-training and music theory classes.
Carolyn Stice is a Phd candidate in Creative Writing at UT. She loves writing poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays. She lives in Knoxville with her husband, two daughters, and many furry friends.
Kaitlyn Stiles is a graduate teaching assistant in the University of Tennessee’s department of Anthropology.
Laura Taliaferro is a graduate from Carson-Newman College with a Bachelor's degree in music education. She came to Knoxville and completed her Master's degree in music education from the University of TN. She teaches music in grades 3-5 at Farragut Intermediate School.