Coble Maintains Winning Faculty Energy
Her standards also earned her UT’s Angie Warren Perkins Award, named for the university’s first dean of women, to honor outstanding campus leadership. Within the college, Coble won the 2018 Leon and Nancy Cole Superior Teaching Award for her acumen in the classroom.
“Coble is a truly outstanding young faculty member with the energy and expertise to be highly engaged in teaching, research, service, and outreach,” said Department Head Wes Hines. “It is extraordinary when we have a faculty that finds the time to be so highly engaged with outreach in addition to their heavy research, service, and teaching loads.”
Williams Named Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
James Williams, assistant professor of retail, hospitality, and tourism management, has been chosen by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of its top 15 emerging scholars for 2019.
Scholars were selected based on a number of criteria, including research, educational background, publishing and teaching record, competitiveness of field of study, and broad impact on the academy. Williams is the first UT faculty member to be honored by the magazine, which has published its list annually since 2001.
“This is both a great honor for James and for the University of Tennessee,” said Tyvi Small, interim vice chancellor for diversity and engagement.
“James is a mentor and role model to students and a champion of diversity and inclusion on our campus,” Small said. “He is a great example of how our university seeks to be an environment that is welcoming and supportive to all people.”