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Quillen Chair of Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Dr. Mark Musick,
Current holder of the
Quillen Chair of Excellence

The James H. Quillen Chair of Excellence in Teaching and Learning is an endowed chair in the Clemmer College of Education, East Tennessee State University. Congressman James H. Quillen, who represented Northeast Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives for well over 30 years, established this position specifically to address issues related to teaching, its relationship to learning, and innovative practice and problem solving.

The holder of the chair is responsible for assisting the College of Education in building on its reputation as the principal provider of education and related service professionals in East Tennessee. The chair holder actively participates in the life of the campus by teaching one or two classes per semester, engaging in a progressive program of scholarship (particularly scholarship directed at the unique needs of our region), faculty mentoring, and grant-seeking activities.

Chairholder Dr. Mark D. Musick joins ETSU in January 2006 from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) where he served as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Board, and previously as Vice President and Director for State Services and Information for the last 16 years. He had been with the organization for a total of 30 years before retiring this summer as President Emeritus. He brings to the university the memberships, contacts, experience and knowledge gained from many years of service with regional and national organizations. His affiliation with these organizations will also facilitate linkages between these boards and university initiatives as well as bring regional and national attention to the university's aggressive P-16 agenda and commitment to education at all levels.

Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education
East Tennessee State University
319 Warf-Pickel Hall
PO Box 70685
Johnson City, TN 37614-0685
Phone: (423) 439-7626
Fax (423) 439-7560