A note from Dean Lee and other news from the College of Arts and Sciences
A note from Dean Lee and other news from the College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences

Ayres Hall

Adaptability and Compassion

As we begin the fall semester, we are learning new ways to teach, work, and engage with our campus community.

Welcome New Faculty

This fall, we welcome 20 new tenure and tenure-track faculty to 15 of the departments and schools in the college.
Ayres Hall at dusk

Lecturer Promotions

Lecturers are the backbone of our college and provide instruction for core courses in the humanities, social and natural sciences, and visual and performing arts.
Ayres Hall

New Leadership

Eight faculty members are taking the reins as leaders of their departments this semester and two programs received new directors.
pooled saliva testing
Sampling Saliva
Frank Loeffler and Albrecht von Arnim are part of a research team designing a pooled saliva testing program to track COVID-19 as students return to campus.
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Chancellor Professor Medal
Arts & Sciences Chancellor’s Professors
Professors Amy Elias, Shih-Lung Shaw, and Dawnie Steadman received one of the highest faculty honors bestowed by our university.
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Ready for fall
Ready for Fall?
As you return to campus and begin the fall semester, we wanted to remind you there are several resources available for you to work safely in the coming months.
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College Conversations Series
College Conversations Series
Our bi-weekly series features faculty members in the college whose research focuses on topics related to allyship and antiracism.
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Mary Campbell
Virtual Cocktails & Conversation
Mary Campbell presented a virtual lecture for KMA exploring works by Beauford Delaney related to Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks.
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did you know?
Need an professional headshot for your faculty or staff profile page on your department’s website? Yes. And you can get one for free in the photography studio on campus. Due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19, the Office of Communications and Marketing will be offering headshots by appointment only for the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students. All headshots will take place at 91 Communications. See available time slots.


Upcoming Events

For more information and other virtual events, please visit the UT Events Calendar.
Contact Us
College of Arts & Sciences
Office of the Dean

312 Ayres Hall
1403 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-1330
Phone: 865-974-5332
Website: artsci.utk.edu
Email: artscidean@utk.edu
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