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Kevin Mallary (’22), who recently earned his PhD from the College of Communication and Information by successfully defending a dissertation that asked this very question.

Mallary’s dissertation, “Investigating Higher Education Institutions’ Influence on the Everyday Information Practices of Students with Autism,” recently earned him the inaugural Commission for Disability Graduate Student Award; the award is given to someone who is a “champion for support Read more “PhD Alum Aims to Change Academia’s Approach to Inclusive, Accessible Learning”


Scott Sikes looked to Rocky Top for his return to higher education. He earned his Master’s degree in Information Sciences in 2018 and recently completed his PhD with a concentration in Information Sciences in 2021.

He successfully defended his dissertation, “In Our Very Blood: The Use of Social Media in the 2018 West Virginia Teachers’ Strike.”

What made you decide to pursue your masters degree and PhD at UT? What made you decide to go back to school?

When I was looking at graduate programs, the … Read more “Q&A with PhD Graduate Scott Sikes”


Library Journal’s feature story on Allard).
“The LJ Teaching Award is presented annually by Library Journal and ProQuest and is one of the most prestigious national awards in the field of library and information sciences,” said Dean Mike Wirth. “This is a wonderful honor!”


Library Journal Names Dr. Suzie Allard as Recipient of the 2013 LJ Teaching Award
ProQuest sponsored award recognizes University of Tennessee Educator

NEW YORK – November 14, 2013 … Read more “Allard Recipient of National 2013 LJ Teaching Award”