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Recognitions, Feb. 19

Dixie L. Thompson has been named vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A faculty member since 1994, Thompson has been serving as associate dean for research and academic affairs in UT’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. She is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies and served as the department head from 2008 until 2012.

Harry “Hap” McSween, Distinguished Professor of Science, received the President’s Award for research on Tuesday following President Joe DiPietro’s State of UT address. The award honors discoveries and applications of knowledge.

Wendy Tate, associate professor of supply chain management in UT’s Haslam College of Business, was recently named co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. The journal targets both academic and industry audiences, focusing on applicable research in purchasing.