Faculty and Staff



Dr. Thomas Broyles

Thomas W. Broyles
4-H/Youth Development Program Leader
Expertise: Youth Leadership Development, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking 
Education: Virginia Tech

Mr. Comer

Sam Comer
Assistant Professor and Director of International Programs
Expertise: International Development, Rural and Community Development, Agribusiness Education 
Education: Tennessee State University

Dr. Harris

Chip Harris
Director, Center for Career & Technical Education 
Expertise: Alternative/Transitional Licensing, Classroom Management, Leadership, Communications, Problem Solving
Education: Tennessee State University, Delaware State University, University of Delaware 

Dr. Harris a valuable member of our team because he works with agriculture teachers to help them earn a full teaching license through the Transitional License offered by the TN Department of Education. The Transitional Licensure program is based upon the candidate holding a BS in Agricultural Sciences and securing a teaching position. Teachers must be admitted to TSU to complete the online coursework and receive advisement on the process. Teachers have 3 years to complete the program.

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Latif Lighari
Associate Dean, Extension
Expertise: Professional Competencies of Agricultural Educators
Education: Sindh Agricultural University, University of Missouri

Dr. Lighari has served as an Ag Teacher, Extension Agent, and Extension Director in four states. Now as Associate Dean, Dr. Lighari provides leadership to Extension Education faculty, staff, and programming in the counties and on our three campuses in Tennessee. We are happy he considers Ag Ed his academic home. 

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Tyrone Miller, Jr
Assistant Professor, Interim Ext. Specialist for Program Planning, Evaluation & Accountability
Expertise: Higher Education Leadership, Org. Development, Personal Performance Coaching, Student Retention
Education: Vanderbilt University, Miami University of Ohio, Ambassador University 

Dr. Miller teaches leadership courses, conducts leadership research and serves as a resource for formal and nonformal educators, limited-resource leaders and non-traditional leaders in the area of leadership and organizational development. He is also leads the college's outdoor leadership development program which includes a ropes course and outdoor adventure-based activities.

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Chaney Mosley
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Principal - Big Picture High School, Nashville, TN
Expertise: Agricultural Education, Student Achievement
Education: Middle Tennessee State University, University of West Georgia, Virginia Tech

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John C. Ricketts

, Ag Ed License Coordinator, Ag Ed Focus Group Leader
Expertise: Leadership Development, Critical Thinking, School-based Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Student Achievement
Education: Middle Tennessee State University, University of Florida





Linda Buchanan
Administrative Assistant
Expertise: Just about everything




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