Quillen Chair of Excellence in Education
About The Quillen Chair
The James H. Quillen Chair of Excellence in Education honors former First District Congressman James H. Quillen's strong commitment to educational improvement in the region. The chair was established 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 chairholder 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.