General Studies Faculty

The South College General Studies faculty members are dedicated to assisting students through instruction and guidance throughout their courses. The General Studies Department's main office is in room 221 at the Main Campus, 3904 Lonas Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37909.

Full-time Faculty

Dr.  Jodi Rightler-McDaniels, Ph.D., General Studies Department Chair, Communication and Information, University of Tennessee,

Ms. Jessica Abernathy, M.A., English, Auburn University, 865-251-1847, 

Ms. Stephenie Brown, M.S., Mathematics, University of Tennessee, 865-251-1894,

Ms. Barbara Gay Dunlap  M.Ed., Mathematics Coordinator;  Mathematics, Clemson University, 865-251-1897,

Ms. Robin Evans, M.S., Social Science Education, University of Tennessee, 865-251-1891,

Mr. Michael Finley, M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 865-293-4594,

Mr. Norman Hammitt, M.S., Communications, University of Tennessee, 865-251-1859,

Ms. Renee Harold, M.A., Psychology, Child Study, Tufts University, 865-251-1893,

Ms. Caroline Malone, M.F.A., Writing, Bennington College, Writing Lab Associate Coordinator,  865-251-1896,

Ms. Julia Watts, M.F.A., Writing, Spalding University, Writing Lab Coordinator;  865-251-1892,


General Studies Adjunct Instructors

Dr. Patricia Bailey, Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Tennessee; M.S.S.W., Social Work,


Dr. Xin Chen, Ph.D., Psychology, University of Connecticut, 865-293-4526,

Dr. Carol Guthrie, J.D., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., History, University of Tennessee, 865-293-4579,

Dr. Whitney Jones, Ph.D., English Literature, University of Tennessee, 865-251-1868, 

Mr. Noel Landrum, M.A., Political Science, University of Tennessee, and M.E., Educational Psychology, Miami University, 865-251-1869, 

Dr. Peter Lemiszki, Ph.D., Geology, University of Tennessee; M.S., Geophysics, 865-293-4591,

Mr. Billy Roberts, M.S., Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, M.B.A., University of Tennessee, 865-293-4525,

Ms. Maegen Rochner, M.S., Geography, University of Tennessee, 865-293-4578,

Dr. Adrian Rodriguez, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Tennessee, 865-251-1858,

Ms. Rebecca Rowe, M. A., Music, Samford University, 865-293-4582,

Mr. Gary Taylor, B.S., Psychology, University of South Carolina, 865-251-1820,

Ms. Ruth Valle, M. S., Language Education, University of Tennessee, 865-293-4592,

Mr. Mark Wankel, M.F.A., Art, University of Tennessee, 865-293-4581,

Dr. (Janet) Carole Witt, Ph.D., Applied Educational Psychology, University of Tennessee; M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Tennessee, 865-293-4580,