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Quillen Chair of Excellence in Education

College of Education

Quillen Chair of Excellence in Education

Picture of skyline of mountains at Beauty Spot on hiking trail in Tennessee.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
  • 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
  • grant-seeking activities

Lectures and Seminars:

January 14, 2019: Brown Bag Seminar RDC Grants

Warf-Pickel Room #503 at Noon 

RDC Grant application processes and tips for success
The RDC is a faculty committee working to develop a culture of research at the university by supporting faculty scholarship and research.  There are several mechanisms of support, each with a different focus for success.  The Chair of the RDC will talk about these programs and the ways to increase success in making an application to the RDC. 

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