Institute Leadership

Message from the Interim Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor

Welcome to the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA). Our Institute is at the core of the University of Tennessee’s land-grant mission of teaching, research and outreach. We fulfill that mission through the impactful work of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, guided by our ten-year strategic plan.

The institute’s four units—the Herbert College of Agriculture, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch, and UT Extension—contribute to improving quality of life; educating tomorrow’s leaders; and enhancing the agricultural economics, environment, and health of our state and world. People respect and rely on UTIA for important research-based information and trusted guidance in their daily lives. With a presence in every Tennessee county, and with our impact across the country and around the globe, we really are “everywhere you look” making a positive difference for so many.

The challenges ahead of us are significant as we look to find real-life solutions for our most pressing agricultural issues. We know that audiences outside of our agricultural community are not as aware of the critical role agriculture plays in their daily lives from the food they eat, to the clothes they wear, to the homes in which they live. We need to continue to deliver that message through statewide campaigns like TN Magic Moments, which you can learn more about here.

We are committed to continuing to discover new and innovative ways to provide Real. Life. Solutions. to the people of Tennessee and beyond. Thank you for visiting our site and we look forward to serving you.


Linda C. Martin
Interim Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

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Linda C. Martin
Vice President
Tammie Loree Jay
Admin Specialist II

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Institute of Agriculture Executive Leadership

Keith Barber Profile Page
Keith Barber
Vice Chancellor, Institutional Advancement
Caula Ann Beyl Profile Page
Caula Ann Beyl
Dean And Professor, Herbert College of Agriculture Administration
Doug Bohner Profile Page
Doug Bohner
Human Resources Officer, Extension Administration
Angela A Gibson Profile Page
Angela A Gibson
Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services
Tom Gill Profile Page
Tom Gill
Assoc Professor & Chair, Smith International Center
Steve M Glafenhein Profile Page
Steve M Glafenhein
Director, General Services
Missy Kitts Profile Page
Missy Kitts
Budget Director, Extension Administration
Lisa Stearns Profile Page
Lisa Stearns
Vice Chancellor, Marketing and Communications
Ashley Michelle Stokes Profile Page
Ashley Michelle Stokes
Dean And Professor, Extension Administration
Jim Thompson Profile Page
Jim Thompson
Dean & Professor, Veterinary Medicine Administration
Hongwei Xin Profile Page
Hongwei Xin
Dean And Professor, AgResearch Administration