Office of the Vice President for Research

Office of the Vice President for Research

The University of Tennessee is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University (very high research activity), placing it in the highest ranks of all colleges and universities in the country. Research activities magnify the university's educational mission and enhance its state, national, and international public service role.

University of Tennessee research encompasses programs on the flagship campus in Knoxville as well as initiatives of the Institute of Agriculture, the Institute for Public Service, the Health Science Center in Memphis, and the Space Institute in Tullahoma.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee at Martin also are active in research and other sponsored programs that provide strong regional impact.

The university has collaborative relationships with public and private agencies including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Battelle Memorial Institute (forming UT-Battelle), St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the Memphis Biotech Foundation.


Stacey Patterson, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President and
Vice President, UT Research Foundation, Multi-Disciplinary Office
Phone: (865) 974-3140

Dennis D. Hengstler, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President and
Director of Institutional Research
Phone: (865) 974-2140

J. Daniel Stewart, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President and
Associate Vice President for Research
Phone: (865) 974-0758

Fred Tompkins, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Biosystems Engineering and
Associate Vice President for Research
Phone: (865) 974-7696

Brian Hester
Assistant Director
Institutional Research & Planning
Phone: (865) 974-9695

Kriss Gabourel
Data Analyst/Administrator
Institutional Research & Planning
Phone: (865) 974-8032

Angie Holtzclaw
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: (865) 974-4048

Diane G. McNeil
Business Manager
Phone: (865) 974-8036

Research Offices

David Millhorn, Ph.D.
David Millhorn, Ph.D.

Contact Information

David Millhorn, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President & Vice President for Research
813 Andy Holt Tower
1331 Circle Park
Knoxville, TN 37996-0180
Phone: (865) 974-4048
Fax: (865) 974-9580

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