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Nuttle Named Director of Faculty Development Team

Louise Nuttle has been named director of the Faculty Development Team in the Office of Research and Engagement, effective July 27.

Nuttle joins the University of Tennessee from her position as assistant vice president for research and director of sponsored programs at East Tennessee State University, which she held for the past eight years.

Louise NuttleIn that role, she directed the daily operations of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Administration and provided individualized assistance to ETSU’s faculty in their pursuit of extramural funding to support their research, service, instruction and scholarship activities.

“I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues in the Office of Research and Engagement to design and deliver programs and services that support faculty research and scholarship. I think we have a real opportunity to make a significant contribution to the success of both the individual researchers as well as the institution as a whole. I’m really excited to be part of it.”

After earning her doctorate in physiology and biophysics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, Nuttle completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacology and toxicology and worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

Nuttle began her career in research administration and development there before moving to Tennessee and ETSU in 2005 where she served as the associate director for the ETSU Research Foundation prior to joining the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs in 2007.

“I am delighted to welcome Louise to the Office of Research and Engagement team,” said Janet Nelson, associate vice chancellor for research development. “Louise brings extensive experience in higher education research and sponsored programs administration as well as a great enthusiasm for helping the faculty develop and receive recognition for their research and scholarship.”

The Faculty Development Team provides faculty members with proposal review and editing services, offers several training workshops throughout the academic year and provides funding resources for the UT research community.