Institute Leadership

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 the critical work we do on behalf of the state of Tennessee.

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.

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Keith Carver Profile Page
Keith Carver
Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President
Rachel Kerley
Executive Assistant To Senior VC/VP
Tammie Loree Jay
Admin Specialist II

Institute of Agriculture Executive Leadership

Doug Bohner Profile Page
Doug Bohner
Chief Operating Officer | Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President
Christopher David Clark Profile Page
Christopher David Clark
Associate Vice Chancellor | Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President
Charley Deal Profile Page
Charley Deal
Vice Chancellor For Advancement | Institutional Advancement
Bob Denovo Jr, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine) Profile Page
Bob Denovo Jr, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Dean & Professor | Veterinary Medicine Administration
Angela A Gibson, MBA, PMP Profile Page
Angela A Gibson, MBA, PMP
Chief Information Officer | Information Technology Services
Tom Gill Profile Page
Tom Gill
Assoc Professor & Chair | Smith International Center
Bill Jackson Profile Page
Bill Jackson
Director Of Human Resources Services | Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President
Justin Rhinehart, PhD Profile Page
Justin Rhinehart, PhD
Interim Dean and Professor | Extension Administration
Lisa Stearns Profile Page
Lisa Stearns
Vice Chancellor | Marketing and Communications
David G White Profile Page
David G White
Interim Dean | Herbert College of Agriculture Administration
Hannah Emily Wright Profile Page
Hannah Emily Wright
Director of Stakeholder Community Engagement | Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President
Hongwei Xin Profile Page
Hongwei Xin
Dean And Professor | AgResearch Administration