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Tennessee Reconnect and Promise. Graduating high school seniors can attend tuition-free. Free tuition for adults.Tennessee Reconnect and Promise. Graduating high school seniors can attend tuition-free. Free tuition for adults.
Online degrees available. Choose from six completely online programs.Online degrees available. Choose from six completely online programs.


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Office of the Vice President for Student Learning

Diane Ward, Vice President for Student Learning, Professor of Education
B.S., West Virginia University-Secondary Education/Science
M.A., Tennessee Technological University - Education/Instructional Leadership
Ph.D. Capella University-Education (2009)

Shelley L. Esquivel, Director of Academic Program Initiatives and Grants Development
B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha – Psychology
M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha – Development Psychology
Ph.D., University of Tennessee – Educational Psychology and Research (2011)

Cathy Smith, Administrative Assistant II
A.A.S., Roane State Community College - General Technology (1999)
Certified Professional Secretary (1990)

Donna Grigsby, Secretary III
A.S., Roane State Community College (1986)

Academic Advising

Susan C. Pearson, Interim Director of Academic Advising
B.S., Tennessee Technological University - Secondary Education
M.S., Tennessee Technological University - School Counseling
Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University - Administration and Leadership (1997)

Donna Lanham, Advising Systems Analyst
A.A.S., Pellissippi State - Video Production Technology
A.A., Pellissippi State - General Studies
B.S., Austin Peay State University - Professional Studies (2016)

Center for Teaching Arts and Technology

Susan Sutton, Director, Center for Teaching Arts & Technology And Distance Education
B. S., Ball State University, Muncie, IN - Special Education K-12
M. S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Instructional Technology
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Instructional Technology (2010)

Misty Anderson, Instructional Design Specialist
B.S., University of Tennessee - Communications
M.S., University of Tennessee – Instructional Technology (2005)
Ed.S., University of Tennessee – Teacher Education (2016)

Zachary Corder, Instructional Design Specialist

Dual Studies

Kelley Thomas,  Director of Dual Studies
B.S., University of Tennessee  -Business Administration
M.Ed., Tusculum College - Human Resource Development (2008)
Ed.D, East Tennessee State University- Educational Leadership (2017)

Jacquelyn Wilson, Coordinator of Dual Studies and Perkins Coordinator
B.A. King College - Behavioral Science

International Education

Casey Cobb, Interim Director - International Education and Associate Professor of History
B.A., University of North Carolina - History
M.A., University of Tennessee - U.S. Race Relations History (2002)

Linette Legg, Secretary II
B.A., George Peabody College for Teachers - Music Education (1973)

Learning Centers and Learning Support

Michael D. Hill, Director of Learning Centers and Learning Support
B.A., Vassar College - English
M.A., University of Tennessee - English (1991)

Anna Davis, Mathematics Learning Support Specialist-Oak Ridge
B.S., Mathematics, Carson-Newman University (2008)

Robin Leib,  Learning Center Specialist-Oak Ridge
B.A., Speech and Hearing Science, University of Utah
M.A., English, Colorado State University (1991)

Jennifer Rowan, Learning Center Specialist-Harriman
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University-English
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University-English (2010)

Lawrence Sather, Mathematics Learning Support Specialist-Harriman
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - Mathematics


Heather Doncaster, Instruction & Outreach Librarian
B.A., University of Tennessee - Anthropology (1996)
M.S., University of Tennessee - Information Sciences (2019)

Laura Vaughn, Interim Director of Library Services/Associate Professor
B.S., Newberry College-Arts Management (1990)
M.S., University of Tennessee-Information Science (1996)

Vacant, Cataloging/Metadata Librarian

Vacant, Librarian

Lyndy Wibking, Electronic Resources Librarian
B.A., University of Tennessee-English (2010)
M.S., University of Tennessee – Information Sciences (2012)

Terri Hallman, Library Assistant III
B.S., Auburn University-Education (1983)
Certified Administrative Professional (2013)

Christi Moss, Library Assistant III
Certificate, Roane State Community College-Massage Therapy (2008)
AS, Roane State Community College - General Technology (2014)
B.B.A., King University - Business Administration (2015)

Breanna Wright, Library Assistant II
A.S., Roane State Community College - Computer Art & Design (2012)

Middle College

David Lane, Middle College Director, Associate Professor - Psychology
B.S., Middle State University-GeoScience
M.A., Tennessee Tech University-Health and Physical Education (1997)

Student Academic Support Services

Amy Keeling, Interim Dean of Student Academic Support Services
B.S., MacMurray College - Deaf Education
M.S., Eastern Illinois University - Guidance and Counseling/College Student Personnel (1986)

Matthew Ward, Administrative Secretary, TN eCampus Student Liaison
A.S., Roane State Community College-Business Administration
B.S., University of Tennessee-Business Administration (2001)

Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance

Emily Belitz, TECTA Coordinator
B.S., University of Tennessee - Chattanooga - Education (2002)

Crystal Cromwell, TECTA Specialist
M.S., Capella University - Early Childhood Education (2012)

Leona Kitchings, TECTA Specialist/Family Child Care Specialist
B.S., West Georgia College - Early Childhood Education (1993)

Jessica Jones, TECTA Specialist
B.S. Tennessee Technological University - Education (2002)


Health Sciences

Patricia Jenkins, Dean, Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Tennessee - Nursing
M.S.N., University of Tennessee - Nursing
Ed.D., University of Tennessee - Educational Administration (2001)
Registered Nurse

Tammy Robinette, Administrative Secretary
A.S., Roane State Community College-Business Management (1985)
Certified Administrative Professional (2011)

Michael Burtch, Health Sciences/Nursing Admissions Advisor
B.S., Bob Jones University – Radio/Television Broadcasting
M.S.L., Grand Canyon University – Business Leadership (2006)


Myra K. Peavyhouse, Dean, Professor of English
A.S., Roane State Community College-Biology
B.S., Tennessee Wesleyan College-Biology
B.A., Tennessee Wesleyan College-English
M.A., East Tennessee State University-English
Ed.D., University of Tennessee-Educational Administration and Policy Studies (2002)
Certified Developmental Education Specialist

Denise Cloyd, Administrative Secretary
A.S., Roane State Community College-Business Management (1985)
Certified Professional Secretary (2006)

Darren York, Manager of RSCC Theatres
A.A., Roane State Community College
B.A., Tennessee Technological University - English
M.A., Austin Peay State University - Psychology (1996)

Jon P. Chemay, Theatre Technician 
B.A., University of Tennessee-Psychology and Criminal Justice (2002)

Matthew Waters, TV  Station Manager-Channel 15 and Associate Professor of Mass Communications
B.S., University of Tennessee-Communications
M.S., University of Tennessee-Communications
Ed.D., East Tennessee State University-Educational Leadership (2016)

Mathematics and Sciences

Bruce Cantrell, Interim Dean of Math Sciences
A.S., Roane State Community College-General
B.S., Tennessee Technological University-Biology
M.S., The American University-Biology (1985)

Kathleen B. Voiles, Administrative Secretary
A.A.S., Roane State Community College-Office Administration (1993)
Certificate of Advancement-Microsoft Office Specialist (2002)
Certified Professional Secretary (2006)

Brett Longwith, Lab Technician - Oak Ridge Campus
M.S., Austin Peay State University - Biology

Adam Williams, Lab Docent - Scott/Campbell Campuses
B.S., Tennessee Technological University-Biology (2017)

Gordon Williams, Project Director - Mechatronics
M.S. Texas A&M University, Agricultural Engineering (1982)

Laura A Hofmam, Program Director - Chemical Engineering Technology
Registered Professional Engineer - Chemical (CA and TN)
B.S., Bucknell University - Chemical Engineering

Social Science, Business and Education

HYDER, DAN, Interim Dean of Social Science, Business and Education
Associate Professor and Director, Environmental Health Technology/Coordinator, Honors Program

B.S., East Tennessee State University - Environmental Health
M.E.S., University of Oklahoma - Environmental Science (1980)

Vacant, Administrative Secretary

Fitness Center

Shaun Simpson, Coordinator
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University-Physical Education
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University- Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Safety (2004)

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