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Faculty/Staff News: Greenfield, Kent, Martinez, Mehra, Peterman, Smith

Gloria GreenfieldProvost Susan Martin named Gloria Z. Greenfield an Honorary Artist in Residence in Journalism and Electronic Media and Cinema Studies.  Greenfield brings over 30 years of strategic planning, marketing, and management experience to her current work dedicated to the strengthening of Jewish identity, Jewish nationhood, and the values of freedom and democracy through film. To learn more about Greenfield’s career, see


Michael KentADPR Professor Michael Kent received an award from the Page/Johnson Legacy Scholar grant competition for the study of integrity in public communication. The grant will be used to develop a curriculum module to help students understand what goes into ethical decision making by better understanding “core ethical principles and theories.” Students will also learn to recognize how the ethical orientation of others influences their decision making and problem solving strategies in group and interpersonal contexts.


Mike MartinezJEM Assistant Professor Mike Martinez was quoted in an Atlas Obscura article highlighting presidential photography. The article can be found at


Bharat MehraSIS Associate Professor Bharat Mehra, Paul Lemieus (MS/IS ’16), Keri Stophel (MS/IS ’16) and Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Associate Director Nissa Dahlin-Brown received a letter of appreciation from Todd Haskell, deputy assistant secretary for public diplomacy at the US  Department of State, thanking them for their excellent work on the Diplomacy Lab project research and website.  


Gary PetermanGary Peterman, CCI academic advisor, was elected to serve as the 2016-2017 president of the UT chapter (TENNacada) of The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).


Steve SmithDean of Libraries and SIS Adjunct Professor Steve Smith and his UT Libraries team won the award for Best Performance at the Association of Research Libraries Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada, on April 26 for their video, “Librarians Being Awesome.” UT’s entry was selected for the top performance award out of 57 films submitted by 36 universities. To read the full story, see