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College Governance

2020-21 CCI Master Calendar (PDF file)

Administrators

Mike Wirth, Dean
Virginia Kupritz, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Suzie Allard, Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Center for Information & Communication Studies
Sam Swan, Director, Internationalization and Outreach
Catherine Luther, Director of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media
John Haas, Director of the School of Communication Studies
Carol Tenopir, Interim Director of the School of Information Sciences
Beth Foster, Director of the School of Advertising and Public Relations


Bylaws

The College of Communication and Information operates under a set of bylaws, created and approved by the college faculty. The CCI bylaws were last amended in April 2016.

Bylaws for the College of Communication & Information

College of Communication & Information: Workload Expectations

Bylaws for the School of Advertising and Public Relations

Bylaws for the School of Communication Studies

Bylaws for the School of Information Sciences

Bylaws for the School of Journalism & Electronic Media


CCI Committees

2020-21 STANDING COMMITTEES

Member Composition: 2 tenured/tenure track faculty elected per School; 2-year terms staggered within School

ADPR :
Candace White (2021)
Eric Haley (2022)
JEM:
Sam Swan (2021)
Julie Andsager, Chair (2022)
CS:
Joan Rentsch (2021)
Mike Kotowski (2022)
SIS:
Vandana Singh (Fall 2020)
Awa Zhu (Spring 2021)
Peiling Wang (2022)

Member Composition: 1 tenured/tenure-track faculty per School; staggered 2-year terms

Julie Andsager, Fall 2020 Chair (Fall 2020)
Moonhee Cho (2022)
Rachel Fleming-May Spring ’21 Chair (2022)
Nick Geidner (Spring 2021)
Mike Kotowski (2021)
Tori Bertram (PhD C&I)
Ciera Noe (MS C&I)
Ashley Orehek (MSIS)
Ex-Officio: Virginia Kupritz

Member Composition: 1 tenured/tenure-track faculty elected per School; staggered 2-year terms

Robyn Blakeman, Co-Chair (2022)
Bob Legg, Co-Chair (2022)
Devendra Potnis (2021)
Courtney Wright (2021)
Ex-Officio: Virginia Kupritz and Julie Longmire

Member Composition: 2 reps from ADPR; 1 from CS; 2 reps from JEM; and 2 reps from IS; 1-year terms

Wade Bishop – Chair
Mark Harmon
Mariea Hoy (Spring 2021)
Barb Kaye
Emily Paskewitz
Vandana Singh (Fall 2020)
Candace White
Awa Zhu (Spring 2021)
Administrative: Beth Meko

Suzie Allard – Chair
Jenny Crowley
Brian Dobreski
Catherine Luther
Matthew Pittman

CICS Standing Members
Amy Forrester (lead)
Beth Meko
Rachel Volentine
Karen Jones-Zach

ADVISORY COUNCILS

Member Composition: 1 tenured/tenure track faculty elected from each School; 1 exempt staff/1 non-exempt staff/1 lecturer appointed by Dean; 1-year term

Quinten Bernhold, Chair
Brian Dobreski
Mark Littmann
Sifan Xu
Cathy Cuevas
Tanya Arnold
Sandy Cabbage
Ex-Officio: Mike Wirth

Member Composition: Student president (or designee) from CCI Undergraduate Student Organizations

Cameron Hutt (Com Studies Club)
Abby McGee (Ad Club)
Josh Melendez (Diversity Student Leaders Society)
Natalie Milewski (PRSSA)
Savannah Smith (SPJ)
Maddie (Madalyn) Torres (TNJN)
Darius Williams (Diversity Student Leaders Society)

Max Davenport (MS C&I)
Minsoo Kim (PhD C&I)
Caleb Leach (MS C&I)
Michaela Rutledge (MSIS)
Darina Sarelska (PhD C&I)

AD HOC COMMITTEES

Mike Wirth – Chair
Suzie Allard
Alexis Anderson
Beth Foster
Mark Geller
John Haas
Virginia Kupritz
Catherine Luther
John McNair
Amanda Pruitt
Karli Sanders
Sam Swan
Carol Tenopir
Alice Wirth

John Haas – Chair
Carolyn Hank
Guy Harrison
Joy Jenkins
Charli Kerns (C&I PhD, JREM)
Byron Keys
Joan Rentsch
Yana Truman
Hillary Tune
Joseph Winberry (C&I PhD, IS)
Alice Wirth
Mike Wirth

John Haas
Carolyn Hank (CCI Rep. to UT Division of Diversity and Engagement DAP Committee)
Joy Jenkins (CCI Rep. to UT Division of Diversity and Engagement DAP Committee)
Alice Wirth
Mike Wirth

Ernest Brothers
John Haas
Michael Palenchar
Carol Tenopir
Erin Whiteside
Alice Wirth
Mike Wirth

Alice Wirth, Chair
Suzie Allard
Raven Bailey
Kathy Braun
Beth Cole
Shannon Evans
Mark Geller
Carolyn Hank
Rob Heller
Anne Hensley
Jimmy Holt
Joy Jenkins
Karen Jones-Zach
Lorna Keathley
Diane Kelly
Catherine Luther
Sally McMillan
John McNair
Beth Meko
Joshua Melendez
Emily Paskewitz
Michael Palenchar
Macy Pearson
Devendra Potnis
Amanda Pruitt
Amber Roessner
Karli Sanders
Benny Smith
Ashleigh Stevens
Maria Takele
Yana Truman
Michelle Violanti
Natalie Ward
Erin Whiteside
Darius Williams
Kesha Williams
Mike Wirth
Lauren Ziegler

Julie Andsager
Dania Bilal
Clint Elmore
Carolyn Hank
Guy Harrison
Mariea Hoy
Nick Meade
Beth Meko
Matthew Pittman
Devendra Potnis
Suzy Prentiss
Yana Truman
Michelle Violanti
Alice Wirth
Mike Wirth
Lauren Ziegler

Sam Swan – Chair
Dania Bilal
Eric Haley
Mark Harmon
Laura Miller
Candace White

Sam Swan – Chair
John Haas
Mariea Hoy
Sally McMillan
Cindy Welch

John McNair – Chair
Clint Elmore
Amy Forrester 
Dan Greene
Anne Hensley
Jenny Crowley
Nick Geidner
Rob Heller
Bob Legg
Peiling Wang
Sifan Xu

UNIVERSITY-WIDE SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES

Faculty serve on many committees throughout UTK as part of their service and/or administrative responsibilities. The following commitments require the college to elect representatives on a regular basis.

Member Composition: CCI has four senators. Senators serve three-year terms, plus one of the at-large faculty senators representing all UT lecturers.

Sarah Huff Lamb (2021)
Amber Roessner (2021) (CCI Caucus Chair)
Michelle Violanti (2021)
Candace White (2023)
Courtney Wright (2021)
Brad Case (Alternate CCI Senator who will attend if any CCI Senators are unable to attend Senate Meetings)

Member Composition: Three-year terms; one representative and one proxy

Rachel Fleming-May (July 31, 2022)
Mike Kotowski (July 31, 2022)
Proxy: Sifan Xu
Ex-Officio: Virginia Kupritz

Member Composition: Three-year terms. Dates shown are when the term expires

Robyn Blakeman (July 31, 2023)
Devendra Potnis (July 31, 2022)
Ex-Officio: Virginia Kupritz

Jason Stamm, CCI Graduate Student Association, President (C& I PhD, JREM)
Jess Barfield, CCI Graduate Student Association, Vice President (C&I PhD, SIS)
Mallory Jalen Blue, CCI Graduate Student Association, Vice President (C&I PhD, CMST)
Alex Carter, CCI Graduate Student Association, Vice President (C&I, PhD, ADVT)
Denning, CCI Graduate Student Association, Vice President (C&I, MS, PBRL)

Lily Crosby (C&I MS, CMST)
Shiela Hawkins (C&I PhD, JREM)
Elisha Jewell (MSIS)
Scott Sikes (C&I PhD, SIS)