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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Public Administration | Social WorkUrban Studies | Administrative staff
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Kenneth Chilton, Ph.D. | cv
Associate Professor
Department of Public Administration
kchilton@tnstate.edu
office Avon Williams Instructional Site, Suite F400 | phone 615.963.7017

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Michael Harris, Ph.D. | detail  | cv                                                                                    
Interim Provost and Vice President of  Academic Affairs, Dean, College of Public Service and Professor of Public Administration
mharris50@tnstate.edu
office of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs  | phone 615.963.5301

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Cliff Lippard, Ph.D.  cv
Adjunct Faculty Member
Department of Public Administration
Executive Director, Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR)
professorlippard@gmail.com

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Kenyatta Lovett, Ph.D.  | detail | cv
Adjunct Faculty Member
Department of Public Administration
Principal, Education Strategy Group
kenyatta.lovett@gmail.com

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Robert Marioni, Ph.D. | cv
Adjunct Faculty Member
Department of Public Administration
LTSS Assistant Deputy of Data Governance and Reporting, Long-term Services & Supports, Division of TennCare
State of Tennessee
robmarioni@hotmail.com 

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Angela M. Paez, Ph.D.
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Assistant Professor and Graduate Programs Coordinator
Department of Public Administration
anicho10@tnstate.edu
office Avon Williams Instructional Site, Suite F400  |  phone  615.239.5258

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Janice Snow Rodriguez, Ph.D.
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Adjunct Faculty Member
Department of Public Administration
Executive Director, Tennessee Language Center
jsnowrod16@gmail.com

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Regina Russell, Ph.D. | cv
Adjunct Faculty Member
Department of Public Administration
Director for Assessment and Evaluation, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Associate Professor in the Health Promotion, Populations and Health Systems faculty community, VU School of Nursing

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Alex Sekwat, Ph.D. | cv
Professor of Public Administration
asekwat@tnstate.edu
office Avon Williams Instructional Site, Suite F400 | phone 615.963.7371

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Rodney Stanley, Ph.D. | detail  | cv
Interim Dean, College of Public Service and Professor
Department of Public Administration
rstanley1@tnstate.edu
office Avon Williams Instructional Site, Suite F400  |  phone 615.963.7249

Andy Spears, Ph.D. | cv
Adjunct Faculty Member
Department of Public Administration
President, Spears Strategy (public affairs)
ASPEARS35@GMAIL.COM

Meg Streams, Ph.D. | detail | cv
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Public Administration
office Avon Williams Instructional Site, Suite F400
mstreams@tnstate.edu
phone 615.963.7112

Steve Thompson, Ph.D. | cv
Adjunct Faculty Member
Department of Public Administration
sthomp48@tnstate.edu

SOCIAL WORK

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Donna Dopwell, PhD, MSSW
Director and Assistant Professor, Social Work Program
Department of Social Work and Urban Studies
ddopwell@tnstate.edu
office main campus Elliot Hall 310G | phone 615.963.7641

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Delores Butler, MSW, LAPSW 
Assistant Professor, Social Work Program
Department of Social Work and Urban Studies
dbutler@tnstate.edu
office main campus Elliot Hall 310G | phone 615.963.7666

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Cynthia George, Ph.D., MSSW
Assistant Professor, Social Work Program
cgeorge9@tnstate.edu
office main campus Elliot Hall 310 | phone 615.963.7665

Shone Hughes, DPA, MSW
Assistant Professor, Social Work Program
Department of Social Work and Urban Studies
shughe10@tnstate.edu
office main campus Elliot Hall 310 | phone 615.963.7641

Gary Jones, MSW, Ph.D. | cv
Interim MSW Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Social Work Program
Department of Social Work and Urban Studies
gjonesjr@tnstate.edu
phone 615.963.7641

URBAN STUDIES

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Cara Robinson, Ph.D.  | detail | cv
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Urban Studies
Department of Social Work and Urban Studies
crobin22@tnstate.edu
office Avon Williams Instructional Site, Suite E | phone 615.963.7243

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Kimberly Triplett, Ph.D.  | detail  | cv
Associate Professor, Urban Studies
Department of Social Work and Urban Studies
ktriplet@tnstate.edu
office Avon Williams Instructional Site, Suite E | phone 615.963.7025

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Rafael Harun, Ph.D.  | cv
Assistant Professor, Urban Studies
Department of Social Work and Urban Studies
sharun@tnstate.edu
office Avon Williams Instructional Site, F414 | phone 615.963.7255

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

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Latonia Jackson
Administrative Assistant
Department of Public Administration
ljacks77@tnstate.edu
office Avon Williams Instructional Site, Suite F400 | phone 615.963.7241

Linda Robare
Administrative Assistant
Department of Social Work and Urban Studies
lrobare@tnstate.edu
office Avon Williams Instructional Site, Suite C400 | phone 615.963.7667