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These Bylaws are instituted by the Tombras School of Advertising & Public Relations as directed by the College of Communication and Information. The School’s Bylaws are supplemental to the College Bylaws, the Faculty Handbook and the Manual for Faculty Evaluation, and the regulations of the University in general; in the event of a conflict, the latter will prevail.
- Promote the mission, goals, and objectives of the School of Advertising & PR as stated in the current Graduate Catalog of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
- Provide an operational framework for democratic and collegial interaction among the members of the Faculty to discuss and to determine academic and professional policies, standards, and procedures.
- Promote the mission of the University of Tennessee, which includes excellence in instruction, research, and public service.
The future of the University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information lies in innovative learning, scholarship, and societal engagement. The primary aspiration of the college can be summarized in a single word: excellence. The college and its individual units will become recognized for their excellence internationally, nationally, and regionally and for the caliber of their research and creative activity, teaching, and service. Collaboration across the units will maximize our contributions to the university and society.
Aligned with this vision, the School of Advertising and Public Relations is one excellent School with two strong and distinct programs committed to teaching, research, and service to the professions.
School of Advertising & Public Relations Service
Mariea Hoy (2021-2022) and Michael Palenchar (2021-2022)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee:
Christina Najera (2021-2022), Sifan Xu (2021-2022), and Lauren Ziegler (2021-2022)
Scholarship & Awards Committee:
Courtney Childers (2021-2022), Christina Najera (2021-2022), and Derrick Holland (2021-2022)
Graduate Student Advisors:
Eric Haley, Advertising Concentration (2021-2022)
Candace White, Public Relations Concentration (2021-2022)
Beth Avery Foster and Lauren Ziegler, 4+1 ADPR Concentration (2021-2022)
Joe Stabb (2021-2024)
Robyn Blakeman (2021-2024)
Derrick Holland (2020-2023)
ADPR Board of Advisors:
Beth Avery Foster, ex officio
Lauren Ziegler, Departmental Liasion
Assistant Professor Search Committee (2021-2022):
Eric Haley, Chair
College of Communication & Information Service
Dean’s Advisory Council:
Christina Najera (2021-2022)
Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Council:
Kibum Youn (2021-2022)
Staff Advisory Council:
Lauren Ziegler, Chair (2021-2022)
Departmental Review Committee (DRC) for Human Subjects Research:
Candace White (2021-2022) and Moonhee Cho (2021-2022)
Diversity & Inclusion Committee:
Christina Najera (2021-2022), Joe Stabb (2021-2022) and Lauren Ziegler (2021-2022)
Faculty Affairs Committee:
Eric Haley (2020-2022) and Mariea Hoy (2021-2023)
Graduate Studies Committee:
Moonhee Cho (2020-2022)
Research Advisory Committee:
Matthew Pittman (2021-2022)
Strategic Planning Committee:
Beth Avery Foster (2021-2022)
Sifan Xu (2021-2022)
Robyn Blakeman, Co-Chair (2020-2022)
Global Programs Interest Group:
Eric Haley (2021-2022)
Outreach Interest Group:
Joe Stabb (2021-2022)
Social Media Week:
Courtney Childers (2021-2022), Lauren Ziegler (2021-2022), and Jill Williams (2021-2022)
Communication Studies Director Search (2021-2022):
Beth Avery Foster, Chair
Candace White (2020-2023) and Matthew Pittman (2021-2024)
Chancellor’s Commissions and Councils:
Lauren Ziegler, Commission on Disability (2021-2022)
Sifan Xu, Proxy (2021-2022)
Employee Relations Council (ERC):
Lauren Ziegler, Proxy (2020-2022)
Graduate Student Association:
Alex Carter (2020-2022)