ETSU - 2018 Fact Sheet Booklet

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2018 x AT-A-GLANCE University ....................................................................................................................................2 College of Arts and Sciences........................................................................................................4 College of Business and Technology.............................................................................................6 Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education....................................................................................8 School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach..................................................................10 School of Graduate Studies.........................................................................................................12 Honors College...........................................................................................................................14 Academic Health Sciences Center...............................................................................................16 College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences..................................................................18 Quillen College of Medicine.........................................................................................................20 College of Nursing......................................................................................................................22 Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy..................................................................................................24 College of Public Health.............................................................................................................26 Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.......................................................................................28 Roan Scholars Leadership Program.............................................................................................30 Sherrod Library...........................................................................................................................32 Division of Student Affairs..........................................................................................................34

Dear ETSU Family, Working on a college campus offers the unique opportunity for renewal each year. Every student, faculty, and staff member at East Tennessee State University feels a new level of excitement on the first day of classes, including those who have been on our campus for decades and especially those who are taking their first steps toward a degree. As a new cycle of seasons commences, so does our opportunity to change, to grow, and to prosper. The ETSU community embraces the possibilities and challenges each new season brings. In this publication, we share our successes and our stories, as well as the facts and figures that define who we are as an institution. The information reflects a university propelling forward. Guided by our mission for over 100 years, we are changing lives and uplifting our region in profound ways through teaching, research, and service. As you consider the information presented here, think about the growing footprint of ETSU and the impressions that are left upon the students who choose our university as a place to better themselves and their futures. Similar to the changing seasons, each of our colleges, schools, and divisions at ETSU continually transforms to ensure success in preparing students for the journey ahead. Thank you for being a part of our changing seasons and for guiding our journey. With gratitude,

Brian Noland President


COLLEGES College of Arts and Sciences College of Business and Technology Clemmer College College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy School of Graduate Studies Honors College College of Nursing College of Public Health Quillen College of Medicine

The story of East Tennessee State University is a story of transforming lives, creating opportunities, and making a difference. It is a story that began in 1911 when ETSU was founded with the singular mission to improve the quality of life for the people of this region. Our story is told through our students and the ways they are giving back to their communities. Our story is told through our researchers and the discoveries made in our laboratories that are improving the human condition. Our story is told through our teachers who, each day in the classrooms, are inspiring students and preparing them for the leadership roles they will hold. Our story is told through our faculty and staff and the work they are doing to address health challenges and issues in this region. Our story is told through our alumni and the work they are doing across the globe. Collectively, these stories weave together one great story, the story of East Tennessee State University. Thank you for being part of our story.

ADMINISTRATION President: Dr. Brian Noland Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Bert C. Bach Vice President for Health Affairs: Dr. Wilsie S. Bishop Chief Financial Officer: B.J. King

Vice President for University Advancement and President/CEO ETSU Foundation: Pam Ritter Chief Operating Officer: Jeremy Ross Vice President for Student Affairs: Dr. Joe H. Sherlin, Jr.

ENROLLMENT (Fall 2018) Undergraduate......................11,268 Graduate ............................... 2,457 College of Medicine .................. 534 Students ............................... 280 Residents .............................. 254 College of Pharmacy................. 314 Students ............................... 312 Residents ..................................2

Full-Time* ............................10,925 Part-Time* ............................ 2,800 In-State* ..............................10,921 Out-of-State* ......................... 2,804  (835 from border counties)  (505 International) Female* ....................... 8,177 (60%) Male*........................... 5,548 (40%) * Undergraduate and Graduate

EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY 1276 Gilbreath Dr. PO Box 70300 Johnson City, TN 37614 423-439-1000

Megha Gupta 2018-19 Student Government Association President What drew you to ETSU, and what do you like most about the university? One of the things that drew me here was how genuine the students and faculty are here. That interaction with the students and faculty, with them always offering me help meant I had a community here, whether it was in pre-med or the Indian cultural or international student community. And I was part of Greek life for a while, as well. It’s always amazing to see that if there’s something you’re passionate about, you can find that in a community here, whether it’s Greek life, international student organizations or religious organizations, or it could be sports or academic groups.

TUITION AND FEES (Fall 2018) Undergraduate

In-State (1 credit hour) . . . . . . . . $ 412.00 (maintenance and program service fee) In-State (15 credit hours) . . . . . $ 4638.50 Out-of-State (1 credit hour) . . . . . . . $ 1173.00 Out-of-State (15 credit hours) . . . . $ 14,229.50


In-State (1 credit hour) . . . . . . . . $ 587.00


OPERATING BUDGET (2018-2019): $487,918,200

Alaskan Native/ American Indian. . . . . . . . 1.68% Asian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.51% Black/African American . 6.46% Hispanic/Latino . . . . . . . . 2.67% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander . . . . . . . . 0.09% White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.86% Two or more races . . . . . . 3.19% Non-resident alien . . . . . . 3.68% Not reported . . . . . . . . . . 1.36%

Revenue Sources (2017-18) Tuition and Fees . $114,086,647 State Appropriations . . . $109,313,554 Sales and Services  Education . . . . . . $21,947,736  Other . . . . . . . . . $10,327,259 Auxiliary Services . $25,693,260 Grants and Contracts . . . . . . . $115,288,678

In-State (10 credit hours) . . . . . $ 4,700.00


Out-of-State (1 credit hour) . . . . . . . $ 1,428.00

Bachelor’s Degrees . . . . . . 2442 Undergraduate Certificates . . . 0 Double Majors . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Graduate Certificates. . . . . . . 64 Master’s Degrees . . . . . . . . . 628 Educational Specialist . . . . . . . 8

Out-of-State (10 credit hours) . . . . $ 14,037.50

(2017-18 Academic Year)

Degrees Doctor of Education . . . . . . . 54 Doctor of Medicine. . . . . . . . 68 Doctor of Audiology . . . . . . . . 7 Doctor of Philosophy . . . . . . 29 Doctor of Physical Therapy . 38 Doctor of Public Health . . . . . 7 Doctor of Pharmacy . . . . . . . 77 Doctor of Nursing Practice. . 16 EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY x 3


The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 50 percent of all student credit hours at ETSU and is home to over 250 full-time faculty and staff. Disciplines within the college range from Art to Astronomy, from Bluegrass to Biology, and from Communication Studies to Criminal Justice. In total, the college includes 18 academic departments, three Centers of Excellence, and three museums and galleries. The college also houses the Medical Professions Advisement Program and the Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinic. Besides being caring instructors, faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences are nationally and internationally recognized researchers and scholars who are actively engaged in their academic fields. They are also dedicated mentors to the more than 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students within the college. Programs across the college provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate research. In addition to the many majors and minors available, students may also elect to pursue a variety of study abroad programs, field trips, internships, and community activities. ETSU continues to serve as the lead institution in the Appalachian Teaching Project. As part of that project, the college is expanding its offerings at sites in Kingsport; Sevierville; Abingdon, Virginia; and Asheville, North Carolina. The college is also home to the world’s first bachelor’s degree in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies and to a university-industry, enterprise-level partnership with Adobe, also the first of its kind. The Hands On! Regional Children’s Museum, formerly located in downtown Johnson City, has completed its move to ETSU’s Natural History Museum at the Gray Fossil Site. In addition, progress continues to be made on the long-awaited James C. and Mary B. Martin Center for the Arts, which will open its doors in 2020.

Programs BA, Anthropology MA, Appalachian Studies BA, BFA, MFA, Art BS, MS, Biological Sciences BA, Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies MA, Brand and Media Strategy BS, MS, Chemistry BA/BS, Communication Studies BA/BS, MA, Criminal Justice and Criminology BA, MA, English BA, Foreign Languages BS, MS, Geosciences BFA, Graphic Design BA/BS, MA History BA, International Affairs BS, MS, Mathematics BA/BS, Media and Communication BM, Music BA/BS, Philosophy BS, Physics BA/BS, Political Science MA, Communication and Storytelling Studies MPA, Public Administration BA/BS, PhD, Psychology BA/BS, MA, Sociology BA, Theatre

Faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences influence the lives of students and community members through their varied contributions and programs.


ADMINISTRATION Dean: Dr. Gordon Anderson Associate Dean for Curriculum and Interdisciplinary Studies: Dr. Thomas Alan Holmes Associate Dean for CAS Student Affairs: Dr. Daniel Westover Associate Dean for the Arts: Anita DeAngelis

Assistant Dean for Student Success: Martha Edde Assistant Dean for Budget and Planning: Mark Proffitt Directors of Development: Denise Asbury, Michael Webb

206 Gilbreath Hall PO Box 70730 Johnson City, TN 37614 423-439-5671

Spotlight Tyler Mitchell was looking for a different major than the one he declared upon acceptance to ETSU. “I knew that what I really wanted to do was to create art,” he says. “An old roommate of mine and I would sit around spending hours creating scripts and videos, and I loved doing it. I talked with a friend of mine who was in the theatre program here at ETSU, and he told me many great things about it. I took a chance at something that, looking back, I really had no idea about.” Now a junior theatre major, Mitchell has been involved in numerous productions both as an actor and crew member, including “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Othello,” “The Diary of Anne Frank,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “The Flick,” and others. “I really want to create,” he says. “I want to make art for the sake of touching people’s lives. That is something I have discovered here.”


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22 undergraduate majors and over 50 minors.

1.05 million Eagle Cam views from 207 countries and territories in 2017-18 nesting season.

With 245 members, the 2018 Marching Bucs is the largest marching band in ETSU history.




More than 23,900 attendees at ETSU arts events.

Record-breaking 24,000 visitors to the Hands On! Discovery Center/Gray Fossil Site in June and July 2018.

Three 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards went to ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music alumni, faculty, and students.

BucsWorth Men’s Choir earns third-place tie in college/ university division of The American Prize in Choral Performance 2018 competition.

ETSU student team one of only eight to compete in 2018 American Advertising Federation National Student Advertising Competition.

Geosciences faculty Joshua Samuels and Steven Wallace describe world’s oldest Wolverine found at Gray Fossil Site.

Art professor Andrew Scott Ross receives prestigious Tennessee Artist Fellowship for 2017-18 from Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

ETSU Creative Writing Initiative brings best-selling authors to campus to give readings of their work and lead workshops for ETSU students.

Hispanic Student Day brings local high school students of Hispanic heritage to the university for a one-day introduction to college. EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY x 5


Programs Bachelor of Arts Economics Bachelor of Science Computing Digital Media Engineering Technology Interior Architecture Surveying and Mapping Science Bachelor of Science in Engineering

The College of Business and Technology challenges its faculty and students to think globally while addressing the educational, economic, and societal needs of our region. The college consists of seven departments, each dedicated to student success and career preparation. As evidence of the high standards set for instruction and curriculum by the college, our degree programs are accredited by premier organizations within each discipline. All business and accounting programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than ďŹ ve percent of such programs worldwide have received this prestigious dual accreditation. The Department of Computing, the Surveying program, and the Biomedical, Construction, Electronics, and Manufacturing concentrations in the Engineering Technology program hold accreditation from the Accrediting Board for Engineering Technology (ABET). The Department of Computing is one of eight departments in U.S. universities to have ABET-accredited programs in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology. The Digital Media and Interior Architecture programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The Interior Architecture program is also accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Bachelor of Business Administration Accountancy Economics Finance Management Marketing Graduate Degrees Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Master of Business Administration Master of Science in Computer and Information Sciences Master of Science in Digital Marketing Master of Science in Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering launched in fall 2017 through a partnership with Tennessee Tech University offering coursework in electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering.

ADMINISTRATION Dean: Dr. Dennis Depew

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY 200 Ross Drive PO Box 70699 Johnson City, TN 37614 423-439-4289

Spotlight It was a rare coincidence when triplets Luke, Madison, and Garrett Rambo all graduated with bachelor’s degrees from the College of Business and Technology in May 2018. The Rambos collectively decided to attend their father’s alma mater and commuted from Chuckey. They helped one another succeed in core classes, but as coursework grew more difficult, the siblings were reminded that their mother expected each of them to graduate. Given their competitive nature, no single sibling wished to be outdone by another, perhaps explaining why all three graduated simultaneously. Madison, now attending Gatton College of Pharmacy, chose to study general management with a concentration in human resources. Garrett determined that a degree in logistics and supply chain management was the best fit, while Luke, who aspires to attend medical school, majored in corporate finance.



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Digital Media program listed among top 40 public animation schools and colleges 2018 (rank 31) by Animation Career Review.

Since its inception in 1953, ETSU Army ROTC has produced 17 General and Flag Ranked Officers for our Armed Services.

The College of Business and Technology received just over $1 million in philanthropic gifts in 2017-2018.




ETSU was one of 25 institutions nationwide selected to receive a $37,000 grant from DENSO.

The College of Business and Technology has increased enrollment headcount by 17% since fall 2013.

The College of Business and Technology hosts 46% of ETSU’s international students from 43 countries.

The Master of Accountancy Program (M.Acc) added a new controllership concentration fall 2018 providing an educational pathway for those who wish to pursue a CPA but focus on corporate accounting.

Digital Media alumni have worked on projects like Avatar, The Incredible Hulk, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Rango, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft.

The Surveying program received a $10,000 education award in 2018 from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) to purchase new equipment and software.

The number of students receiving scholarships from the College of Business and Technology and its departments increased by 69% from 2015.

The AMBA program continues to be successful in its tenth year and offers pharmacy students an opportunity to earn an MBA while also earning their Pharmacy degree.

The Innovation Lab was named Incubator of the Month and received the Impact Award from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA). EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY x 7


ADMINISTRATION Dean: Dr. Gregory F. Aloia Senior Associate Dean: Dr. Kimberly Hale Associate Dean for Research and Grants: Dr. Pamela Mims Associate Dean for Teacher Education: Dr. Cindy Chambers Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs: Dr. Janna L. Scarborough Assistant Dean for Student Services: Scott Jenkinson

The Clemmer College is an active and engaged community of scholars, educators, staff, and students committed to creating a better future for ETSU, the Tri-Cities, and our world. We host both resident and visiting world-class athletes to train at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. We partner with numerous local and state agencies to provide integrated STEM and literacy-based professional development training for practicing teachers. We offer free counseling sessions to the local community through the Community Counseling Clinic. We work to support and develop educational leaders in our region through the new Center for Community College Leadership as well as numerous alumni connections with local school district leadership. We support and connect with the active and engaged faculty of the on-campus University School, a K-12 laboratory school ranking number 14 in the state of Tennessee. Daily, the Clemmer College strives to connect with and develop tomorrow’s emerging counselors, educators, leaders, and sports professionals in the thriving #ClemmerCommunity.

PROGRAMS Undergraduate Majors Early Childhood Development (licensure and non-licensure) Elementary Education Human Services Physical Education [Exercise Science and Physical Education (K-12) Teaching] Secondary Education Special Education Sport and Leisure Management (Park and Recreation Management and Sport Management) Graduate Certificates Athletic Administration Community Leadership Community College Leadership

Early Childhood Education Emergent Inquiry Response to Intervention (RTI) School Library Professional Special Education: (High Incidence, Low Incidence, and Early Childhood) STEM Education Master’s Counseling Early Childhood Education Educational Leadership Elementary Education Human Services Reading Education School Library Media Secondary Education Special Education

Sport Management Sport Science and Coach Education Teacher Education — Multiple Grade Levels Educational Specialist Educational Leadership Administrative Endorsement Counselor Leadership School System Leadership Doctorate: EdD and PhD Early Childhood Education, PhD Educational Leadership, EdD Administrative Endorsement Higher Education Leadership School Leadership Sport Physiology and Performance, PhD

CLEMMER COLLEGE 319 Warf-Pickel Hall PO Box 70685 Johnson City, TN 37614 423-439-7626

Spotlight Clemmer College student Malikai Bass is developing a research proposal to implement an informal science education program for autistic children through a community partnership. He hopes to measure improved language and communication skills, much like he’s observed while volunteering with the Power of Performing (POP) Arts program for children and adults of all ability types. Educating others is a major part of Bass’ college experience. He is on the leadership team for POP Arts and was recently chosen to participate in the Vanderbilt Consortium Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program, an opportunity normally not available to undergraduates. He also participates in online support groups to help parents understand the behavior of children on the autism spectrum and volunteers on the leadership board for ETSU’s Neurodiversity Club, which aims to educate the campus community about autism and other neurological conditions.




$140,000 in scholarships awarded to Clemmer College students last academic year.

145 teacher candidates from the Clemmer College participated in year-long residency experiences in 20 area school districts.

$1.7 million in grants and contracts during the 2017-18 year.




Over 800 clients served in 5,055 sessions within the free Community Counseling Center since its opening in summer 2013.

Seven Olympic athletes who competed in the 2018 Winter Games trained at the U.S. Olympic Training Site at ETSU, including graduate student Chris Kinney.

The Early Childhood Education Master of Arts degree program was the first in the nation to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The Clemmer College’s Response to Intervention (RTI) certificate program admitted its first class in fall 2017. The first certificate program of its kind in Tennessee, the curriculum focuses on the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs.

According to the Tennessee Department of Education Report Card 2017, ETSU has a 57.3 percent placement rate for teachers in Tennessee public schools within one year of receiving their initial license, and a 92.7 percent retention rate for the following year.

More than 210 initial educator licensees and 30 additional endorsements were recommended to the state in the 2017-18 academic year.



Administration Dean: Dr. Rick Osborn Assistant Dean: Dr. Jill LeRoy-Frazier Director, MALS Program: Dr. Marie Tedesco Interim Assistant Dean, Academic Outreach: Dr. Deborah Joyner Director, ETSU at Kingsport: Dr. Elaine Boone Director, ETSU at Sevierville: Ms. Brandi Huskey Director, Transfer and Adult Student Outreach: Ms. April Rainbolt Director, Professional Development: Ms. Darla Dye

The School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach serves adult and nontraditional students through: • Flexible degree completion programs that include three entirely online programs, two undergraduate and one graduate • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, an interdisciplinary, liberal arts degree • Master of Professional Studies, an online degree tailored for working professionals • Full-service off-campus sites in Kingsport and Sevierville • Additional sites in Knoxville; Morristown; Abingdon, Virginia; and Asheville, North Carolina • Professional and workforce development programs • Dual admissions opportunities for students to be admitted to a community college and ETSU at the same time • Engagement with area community colleges to ensure students have a seamless, positive transfer experience as they enter ETSU • Intensive English language instruction offered through the ELS Language Center

PROGRAMS Bachelor of Applied Science Bachelor of General Studies Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Master of Professional Studies Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies

SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES AND ACADEMIC OUTREACH 902 West Maple St. (Dean’s Office) P.O. Box 70282 Johnson City, TN 37614 423-439-8300 academicaffairs/scs

Spotlight The dedication of two new laboratories at ETSU at Sevierville took place this fall. The Nursing Skills/Simulation Laboratory is a vital part of the Accelerated BSN program. Simulation is an innovative teaching strategy that offers authentic learning activities that mimic “real life” patient scenarios. Using simulation, students can learn basic assessment skills and, as they progress, are exposed to more advanced patient scenarios that require critical thinking and decision-making as they perform all steps of the nursing process. A second lab, the Collaborative Learning Laboratory, is open to all students. The space features lounge seating and tables that allow for a mobile and flexible learning environment that encourages teamwork, problem solving, and group discussion. Both labs were funded through a Tennessee Higher Education Commission Drive to 55 Project Capacity Fund Grant.




Over 600 students attend classes at ETSU at Kingsport Allandale and the Kingsport Center for Higher Education.

200 students pursued dual admission this fall.

Over 180 students attend ETSU at Sevierville, pursuing degrees in 14 different programs. .




Over 400 children ages 6-17 attended 27 Renaissance Child and Teen camps.

The Office of Professional Development offered over 70 programs and conferences and served over 1,200 participants in non-credit programs.

ETSU has Transfer Advisors in place to help students at three regional community colleges.

The former library at the Allandale campus is now a student-friendly work and study space. The number of transfer students to ETSU has increased this fall.

The Division of CrossDisciplining Studies offers three completely online degree programs (BSIS, BSPS, MPS) and one online graduate certificate (AVST).

Flexible programs help students pursue their unique interests, specific career needs, and further education and training.

ETSU bachelor’s degrees are available through Pellissippi State and Walters State community colleges.



Programs Offers 12 doctoral degree programs, 42 master’s degree programs, and over 30 graduate certificate programs in the arts, humanities, business, education, health, science, social science, sports, and technology.

Scholarships Graduate Add-On Fellowship, Graduate Assistant Fee Scholarship for Students in the Humanities, Buc$ for Books Graduate Scholarship, and Thesis/Dissertation Scholarships. The East Tennessee State University School of Graduate Studies is a dynamic school with many graduate programs, including certificate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The School of Graduate Studies also provides other special services for graduate students, including a Graduate Student Success Specialist program that offers connections to community services, as well as information on time and financial management and other advice to help retain students having personal or academic difficulty so that they can graduate and pursue their desired careers. In the last five years, 80 percent of the students who sought this service were retained. An online Graduate Student Liaison helps facilitate student services programs. The School of Graduate Studies oversees graduate assistantships and graduate tuition scholarships, along with other graduate studentspecific scholarships. The school also offers short professional development courses for graduate students that focus on effective teaching strategies, the ethical conduct of research, the art of self-marketing, career planning, interpersonal interactions for professionals, and leadership for professionals. Graduate students have the opportunity to apply for grants to support their research and are recognized both for excellence in teaching and for community service that enhances the public good.

ADMINISTRATION Dean: Dr. Sharon James McGee Associate Dean: Dr. Karin Bartoszuk Associate Dean: Dr. Scott Kirkby

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES Burgin Dossett Hall, 309 PO Box 70720 Johnson City, TN 37614 423-439-4221

Spotlight When Jessica Mould received an acceptance letter to join the accelerated master of business administration (AMBA) program at ETSU, she was tempted to ignore it. The thought of returning to the classroom 11 years after completing her bachelor’s degree in sport and leisure management filled Jessica with doubt and fear. However, she quickly realized that while the classroom might feel unfamiliar, ETSU is home. Jessica has worked for ETSU Campus Recreation for almost 15 years, first as a student and then a full-time employee. Her family and co-workers rallied around her to provide the confidence and support she needed to start the yearlong AMBA program, study abroad in Italy, and complete the strategic experience required for graduation.




Over 200 students participating in Thesis/ Dissertation Capstone Boot Camp in last five years.

Over 900 ETSU graduate degrees and certificates awarded in 2017-18.



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Over 90 students recognized by awards in 2018.

Over 16,000 graduate program alumni.

Over 1 million full-text downloads of ETSU theses and dissertations in just the last three years.

Over 2,400 graduate students enrolled in fall 2018.



Programs University Honors Scholars Midway Honors Scholars Fine & Performing Arts Scholars Presidential Community Service Scholars Honors-in-Discipline Programs (24 HID programs across campus)

Serving over 700 undergraduate students across the ETSU campus through Honors Scholars programs and undergraduate research, the Honors College promotes a strong sense of community and diversity and access to exceptional and inspiring academic programs. Selection to Honors Scholars programs is very competitive, and those applying to the University, Midway, Fine and Performing Arts, Honorsin-Discipline, and Presidential Honors Community Service Scholars programs are evaluated on their academic accomplishments, writing, major coursework, artistic ability and potential, extracurricular activities, and contributions to their communities. Each program offers a challenging Honors curriculum. Research is a central component of the Honors experience. Students are given the opportunity to work with top university faculty on cutting-edge research and to showcase their work at events such as the Boland Undergraduate Research Symposium and the Appalachian Student Research Forum. In addition, we strongly encourage internships through the Washington Center and study abroad in the global classroom. It is our future goal to expand participation in Honors-in-Discipline programs throughout the colleges and in the Fine and Performing Arts Scholars program in parallel with the new Martin Center for the Arts.

ADMINISTRATION Dean: Dr. Judith Slagle Director, International Programs and Services: Dr. Maria Costa Director, Presidential Honors Community Service Scholars: Daniel Hedden Director, Undergraduate Research: Dr. Richard Ignace

Director, University Honors and Midway Honors Scholars: Dr. Karen Kornweibel Director, Fine and Performing Arts Honors Scholars: Dr. Scott Koterbay Director, Honors-in-Discipline: Dr. Mick Whitelaw

HONORS COLLEGE Yoakley Hall PO Box 70589 Johnson City, TN 37614 423-439-6076

Spotlight The newest offering of Honors College programs is the Presidential Honors Community Service Scholars Program, which began in 2017. The initiative provides an opportunity for high-achieving students who enroll at ETSU as freshmen and have a passion for community service and a desire to develop as active citizens, scholars, and leaders. With a four-year honors curriculum and integrated experiential learning, the program aims to promote civic engagement and responsibility as an integral part of a 21st century education. Students can apply for the program regardless of their academic major, and those selected will explore a variety of service opportunities; engage in meaningful and continuous hands-on service; and empower themselves and the community to effect real change. This year, 25 students from Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia are participating in the program.



Approximately 700 ETSU students currently participating in an honors enrichment experience.

446 ETSU students participating in 5 different Honors Programs across campus.

90% graduation rate.




29 Average ACT score of entering freshman class.

52 students funded to present at professional conferences.

83 student presentations at the 2018 Boland Undergraduate Research Symposium.

41 students have participated in Washington Center Internships since 2008.


200+ Honors Theses online via ETSU Honors College Thesis Repository.

21 Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grants.

70 students participated in Study Abroad programs in summer 2018. EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY x 15


ADMINISTRATION Vice President for Health Affairs: Dr. Wilsie Bishop Dean of the Quillen College of Medicine: Dr. William Block Dean of the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy: Dr. Debbie Byrd Dean of the College of Nursing: Dr. Wendy Nehring Dean of the College of Public Health: Dr. Randy Wykoff Dean of the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences: Dr. Don Samples

East Tennessee State University’s Academic Health Sciences Center (AHSC) is just one of approximately 130 such centers in the United States. To qualify as an AHSC, an institution must have a college of medicine and at least one other health professions school and either own or be affiliated with a major hospital system. ETSU is unique among AHSCs because of the size and complexity of our offerings. In addition to our Quillen College of Medicine, the AHSC at ETSU includes the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, and the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. Through the five health sciences schools, we have more than 35 degree programs, including 10 doctoral degrees. We also offer extensive graduate medical and graduate pharmacy education through our residency training programs. Our educational programs affiliate with the regional health care system, Ballad Health, as well as the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, LeConte Health System, Frontier Health, and numerous care delivery sites throughout the region. The AHSC also operates many of its own health care clinics, providing services to the people of the region.

ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER Burgin Dossett Hall, 204 PO Box 70286 Johnson City, TN 37614 423-439-4811

Interprofessional Education and Research Center The dream of transforming a historic building into a state-of-theart interprofessional education center on the university’s Veterans Administration campus became a reality as the doors of ETSU’s new Interprofessional Education and Research Center officially opened to health sciences students, faculty, and staff. Building 60 once served as a quartermaster’s storehouse for the Veterans Administration and then a fire station. In November 2016, ETSU leaders broke ground on a $13 million renovation of the structure to transform it into ETSU’s Interprofessional Education and Research (IPER) Center. The renovated and repurposed building does not belong to any single health sciences college at ETSU, but instead represents a space where students, faculty, and staff from all five AHSC colleges can work and learn in a team-based environment. “We have been living interprofessional education since the 1990s at ETSU but this building gives that concept a physical headquarters on our campus,” said Dr. Wilsie Bishop, Vice President for Health Affairs. “We are excited about what the future holds in this building and all of the interprofessional learning that will take place here.”

291,600 Approximately 291,600 patient encounters at ETSU health care facilities including Quillen ETSU Physicians, College of Nursing Faculty Practice Network, ETSU Family Medicine, the dental hygiene clinic, and the speech and hearing clinic.

ETSU’s Interprofessional Education Programs began the Fall 2018 semester with 180 students (representing all five health sciences colleges), more than 50 faculty, and 20 standardized patients. A total of 360 groups are enrolled to take part in IPE programming during the fall semester.


$3.6 million+

One of only two academic health sciences centers in the nation to be selected to pilot a new initiative developed by the Association of Academic Health Centers International.

AHSC health facilities provide in excess of $3.6 million per year in uncompensated health care to the people of our region.



4,753 students enrolled within the Academic Health Sciences Center in Fall 2018.

In excess of $28.5 million in extramural funding garnered by faculty in the AHSC in the 2017-18 academic year.


Several members of the AHSC have traveled to Ireland and Scotland to serve as experts in interprofessional health care practice and education, teaching providers and educators there how to create a team-based approach to health care that incorporates multiple health professions.


Three members of the AHSC are among 19 individuals appointed to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education. Talented, Innovative and Nationally Recognized Faculty.

The AHSC partners with Ballad Health to operate Overmountain Recovery, a one-of-a-kind non-profit outpatient opioid treatment program that delivers medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in a best-practice environment.



The College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences (CCRHS) houses the departments of Allied Health Sciences, Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Physical Therapy, Social Work, and Rehabilitative Sciences. With 10 on-ground degree programs and over 1,400 students enrolled in the college, CCRHS is a leader in health care education at ETSU and throughout the region. The programs have a strong emphasis on interprofessional education and practice. This interprofessional training, along with high academic standards and extensive clinical experience embedded throughout the curriculum, enables students to compete successfully for job placement at the local and national levels. CCRHS serves the community through numerous clinical programs including audiology, dental hygiene, nutrition, physical therapy, social work, radiologic science, cardiopulmonary science, and speech-language pathology. Unique clinics include tinnitus, cochlear implant, and a concussion management clinic for student athletes. On campus, the college also operates the ETSU Speech and Hearing Clinic and Dental Hygiene Clinic. The Nave Center location in Elizabethton offers state-of-the-art audiology services and sees many children in the autism clinic. The Physical Therapy Department continues to expand its clinical specialties and opportunities for students. In 2017, PT also launched a clinical residency fellowship in partnership with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Many other clinical partnerships also exist such as a multi-disciplinary high-risk clinic affiliated with ETSU Pediatrics. And, the most recent and far-reaching interdisciplinary effort is the region’s only ALS clinic, drawing patients to Johnson City from as far away as Virginia and North Carolina for the support it offers to patients and their families. All of these accomplishments, community services, and student education would not be possible without the highly qualified CCRHS faculty members. Due to their efforts, the CCRHS programs are highly ranked and nationally accredited. The faculty are nationally and internationally recognized scholars. They embody the college mission “to foster innovative collaborations that support learning, scholarship, and service, and that meet the clinical and rehabilitative needs of our patients and communities.” CCRHS graduates are well equipped to reach their health care career goals. And, in turn, CCRHS students contribute toward a brighter, healthier future for everyone.

Programs Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Sciences Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitative Health Sciences Bachelor of Social Work Master of Science in Allied Health Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition Master of Social Work Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Doctor of Audiology Doctor of Physical Therapy Minor in American Sign Language Minor in Communicative Disorders Minor in Social Work Graduate Certificate in Clinical Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Studies Online degree completion programs Allied Health Leadership Cardiopulmonary Science Dental Hygiene Radiologic Science Online career certificate programs Computer Tomography (CT) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

COLLEGE OF CLINICAL AND REHABILITATIVE HEALTH SCIENCES 156 S. Dossett Dr. PO Box 70282 Johnson City, TN 37614 423-439-7454

ADMINISTRATION Dean: Dr. Don Samples Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Dr. Lynn Williams

Associate Dean for Research and Clinical Practice: Dr. William Andrew Clark Assistant Dean for Fiscal Affairs and Assessment: James Batchelder

Spotlight For the first time ever, the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences partnered with the University of Santa Paula in the spring to offer an international interprofessional experience that brought four speech-language pathology students and six physical therapy students to Costa Rica to provide health care to the people of that region. The students, guided by ETSU physical therapy assistant professor Dr. James Boone, collaborated with faculty and students at the University of Santa Paula in the evaluation and treatment of both physical therapy and speech therapy patients, providing services in varying clinics, classrooms, and communities. They provided care for adults as well as children during the weeklong trip.



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6,849 patient encounters at the CCRHS clinics in 2017-2018 academic year.

The CCRHS Master of Science in Allied Health is the only 100% online allied health graduate program in the state.

The Radiologic Science Program is one of only 33 B.S. level programs in the country.




The Audiology Program is ranked 38th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

The Physical Therapy Program is ranked 24th in the nation by

ETSU nutrition alum Monique Richard was named to Today’s Dietitian magazine’s “10 Dietitians Who are Making a Difference.”

Our faculty have published books and book chapters as well as peer-reviewed articles and have given presentations at state, national, and international conferences. Faculty and students within the speech-language pathology program now are handling the university’s concussion management program for the Department of Athletics.

Dr. Lynn Williams, Associate Dean, serves on the board of directors for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The Department of Physical Therapy, in conjunction with the Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has enrolled its first cohort of orthopaedic physical therapy clinical residents. The new program, which received full accreditation, is a one-year specialty concentration in orthopaedic physical therapy.



Administration Dean (Interim): Dr. William A. Block, Jr., MD, MBA Executive Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs: Kenneth E. Olive, MD Associate Dean for Admissions and Records: Doug Taylor, MS Associate Dean for Curriculum: K. Ramsey McGowen, PhD Associate Dean for Finance and Administration: Rusty Lewis, MBA, CPA Associate Dean for GME and DIO: Michael Ostapchuk, MD Associate Dean for Graduate Studies: Mitchell Robinson, PhD

The mission of the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University is to train tomorrow’s physicians, particularly those who will practice in primary care in rural areas; to improve medical care in our region; and to advance medical knowledge. The basis of our success is the mutual commitment between the medical school and the communities in which we are established and serve. We meet our mission every day. We are nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for sustained excellence in rural medicine training and by the Association of American Medical Colleges for the high proportion of our graduates practicing primary care. We improve the care of the region by offering residency training in seven specialties and five subspecialties, through faculty practices in both primary care and specialty care throughout the Tri-Cities, through longstanding partnerships with our region’s health systems, by engagement with the medical community through continuing education programs, and by attracting physicians – students, residents, and faculty – to the region. We advance medical knowledge through nationally recognized innovation in medical education, through basic and translational research that links the problems of the region’s patients to cutting-edge science in an effort to create solutions, and by our partnership with the other ETSU Academic Health Sciences Center colleges.

Associate Dean for Learning Resources: Rachel Walden, MLIS Associate Dean for Student Affairs: Thomas E. Kwasigroch, PhD Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration: Sue Taylor, MA Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education: Debra Shaw, BSW Assistant Dean for Medical Education: Theresa Lura, MD

PROGRAMS MD program PhD program Combined MD/MPH

QUILLEN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PO Box 70694 Johnson City, TN 37614 423-439-6315

Spotlight Second-year medical student Gregory de Roo has always been interested in medicine, but growing up in South Africa, he faced several challenges that required him to find an alternative career. In 2010, de Roo moved to the United States to help run his family’s company in Middle Tennessee. He quickly became dissatisfied with that career and decided to return to school to pursue his medical degree. “This was my first choice from the beginning in terms of medical schools. It was the family orientation; it was the feeling that you get when you come here. The facilities Quillen has are amazing. The school, the staff, just the people that I encountered from day one were amazing. It started with the admissions office. They do a great job at admissions, but beyond that, they do a great job at being people. They are truly caring and so inviting. It just felt like I could contribute to this school and it is a school that I could do well in and be able to give back to,” de Roo said.




Ranked 7th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for rural medicine training.

Taking care of our area’s populations to the tune of approximately 250,000 patient visits per year.


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Over 2,000 applications per year for the available 72 seats.

Over $2 million in uncompensated care provided by Quillen physicians.

Fulfilling our mission, nearly 50% of 2,075 graduates are practicing in Tennessee.

Quillen physicians staff the region’s MSHA Regional Cancer Center, Level One Trauma Services at Johnson City Medical Center and Holston Valley Medical Center, the Northeast Tennessee Regional Perinatal Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Affiliate Clinic.


The medical school’s annual economic impact on the region is estimated to be $500 million.

Graduates are consistently recognized for excellence in service across the nation and the world. Federally funded research taking place at the medical school addresses a variety of topics, including inflammation and immunity, depression and suicide, diabetes and obesity, the opioid epidemic, and other issues impacting the region and the world.




For over 60 years, East Tennessee State University’s College of Nursing has offered programs from the baccalaureate level through the doctorate level. It is the oldest nursing program in the eastern part of the state and is one of the largest nursing programs in Tennessee with approximately 1,900 nursing students, including 650 pre-nursing students, enrolled. More than 8,500 degrees have been conferred through the College of Nursing at ETSU. The college also operates seven nurse-led clinics. The oldest two clinics – the Johnson City Community Health Center (JCCHC) and Mountain City Extended Hours Clinic (MCEHC) – each celebrated 25 years of operation in 2015. One of the largest nurse-led networks in the nation, it includes the ETSU Student/University Health Services, Johnson City Downtown Day Center, and clinics at ETSU’s University School and two Hancock County schools, in addition to the JCCHC and MCEHC. The Johnson City Community Health Center is the fifth oldest nurse-managed clinic in the United States under the umbrella of a university. It is an interprofessional clinic that offers student opportunities for all health sciences colleges and the departments of Social Work and Psychology. Approximately 41,000 client encounters were reported during the 2017-18 fiscal year through the ETSU College of Nursing Faculty Practice Network, including more than $2 million in uncompensated care. The college is also home to the Center for Nursing Research where several research initiatives are under way, including studies involving the homeless, Hispanic migrant workers, and rural caregivers of Appalachia. “The East Tennessee State University College of Nursing (est. 1954),” a permanent exhibit at The Museum at Mountain Home on the Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus, was unveiled in October 2014. This exhibit showcases the history of the college and the partnerships it has shared over the years with area hospitals to train nurses of the region.

Traditional BSN Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN ETSU/HVMC Accelerated BSN ETSU/Sevierville Accelerated BSN RN-BSN Accelerated LPN-BSN Dual Degree RN-BSN MSN • Family Nurse Practitioner • Nursing Administration • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner • Nursing Education Post-MSN Certificates • Family Nurse Practitioner • Nursing Administration • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner • Nursing Education DNP (ETSU) • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner • Executive Leadership in Nursing • Family Nurse Practitioner • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-DNP Certificates • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner • Executive Leadership in Nursing • Family Nurse Practitioner • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ETSU-Tennessee Tech University DNP Program • Executive Leadership in Nursing • Family Nurse Practitioner • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner • Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner • Pediatric Nurse PractitionerPrimary Care PhD

COLLEGE OF NURSING 365 Stout Dr. PO Box 70694 Johnson City, TN 37614

ADMINISTRATION Dean: Dr. Wendy Nehring Associate Dean for Graduate Programs: Dr. Myra Clark Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs: Dr. Melessia Webb

Associate Dean for Research: Dr. Kenneth D. Phillips Associate Dean for Practice and Community Partnerships: Dr. Patricia Vanhook


Spotlight A $1.4 million grant awarded by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration will allow more nurses to be trained as sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) in rural Appalachian health care facilities. Through this grant, the ETSU College of Nursing, under the leadership of Dr. Judy McCook, will develop and implement an innovative educational model for SANE training with a goal of training and certifying a minimum of 21 SANE nurses during the three-year grant period. During that same timeframe, Dr. Patti Vanhook, Associate Dean for Practice and Community Partnerships in the College of Nursing, aims to create a telenursing infrastructure to help establish better support for the area’s SANE nurses, as well as a forensic nurse examiner certificate program. The work being done through this grant is expected to increase reporting of sexual assaults as well as prosecution rates in Northeast Tennessee.

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One of the top 100 DNP programs in the nation (U.S. News & World Report 2018).

U.S. News & World Report ranked the ETSU College of Nursing 28th in the nation among online graduate nursing degree programs.

Over 1,900 nursing students, including 650 pre-nursing students, enrolled in fall 2018.

New DNP program with Tennessee Technological University started in fall 2017 with additional concentrations in women’s health care nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner-primary care, and adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing selected ETSU’s Dr. Christine Mullins as one of just 30 individuals from across the nation to take part in a boot camp focused on digital innovation in the classroom. Beginning in fall 2018, the College of Nursing offers its accelerated BSN program at ETSU’s satellite campus in Sevierville, Tennessee.

The SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Practitioner) Program started at the Student/ University Health Services Clinic in September 2017.

In partnership with Tennessee College of Applied Technology centers across the state, the ETSU College of Nursing is implementing accelerated LPNBSN programs in Nashville, Crossville and Johnson City, with more sites to be added in the future.

The Johnson City Downtown Day Center moved into its new building in January 2018.

The Northeast Tennessee NurseFamily Partnership, funded by a $3.3 million Tennessee Department of Human Services Grant, helps low-income, firsttime mothers by providing inhome care by specialized RNs.

Two faculty are members of the American Academy of Nursing, a prestigious nursing organization. The largest nursing program in the state of Tennessee. EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY x 23



Programs Doctor of Pharmacy BS in Pharmacy Studies Concentration in Pharmacy Research Dual Degree Programs PharmD-MBA — Doctor of Pharmacy and the Accelerated Master of Business Administration PharmD-MPH — Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health Post-Grad Programs PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency PGY2 Ambulatory — Primary Care Pharmacy Residency

Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University is carrying out its mission to develop progressive, team-oriented pharmacists who improve health care, focusing on rural and under-served communities. Our nine graduating classes include nearly 700 graduates with licensure pass rates and employment rates consistently above the national average. As one of five colleges in ETSU’s Academic Health Sciences Center, we provide students with rich and diverse academic offerings, including dual degrees in partnership with ETSU’s College of Public Health and College of Business and Technology. All Gatton students benefit from ETSU’s commitment to interprofessional health care education and practice, and with ETSU’s new Interprofessional Education and Research Center, our students have access to additional classroom space, high-fidelity simulation laboratories, and standardized patients.

PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Community Pharmacy Practice Research Post-graduate Fellowship

With small class sizes, Gatton offers a holistic educational experience that values academic excellence and professionalism while providing a supportive community of service and care. With nearly a third of the student body hailing from rural zip codes, our student body embraces Gatton’s commitment to improving the quality of health for the people of East Tennessee, Central Appalachia, and beyond. Participating in local community outreach and service initiatives, as well as unique international learning experiences, our students are equipped for a diverse and rapidly changing health care industry.

ADMINISTRATION Dean and Professor: Dr. Debbie C. Byrd Associate Dean for Assessment and Academic Affairs: Dr. Adam C. Welch Assistant Dean for Student Affairs: Mr. Steve Ellis

Department Chair of Pharmacy Practice: Dr. Ralph Lugo Department Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Dr. David Roane

BILL GATTON COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Maple Ave., Building 7 VA Campus P.O. Box 70414 Johnson City, TN 37614 423-439-6338


Spotlight Cara Carter grew up on the south side of Kansas City, Missouri. While she lived in a decidedly urban environment, Carter says the health care experiences in her hometown are not that different than those found in rural settings. In fact, it is ETSU’s focus on serving the underserved that attracted Carter to Gatton College of Pharmacy. The former hospice nurse volunteer says she immediately saw the potential such an education could have on health care deserts. Carter recently acquired a prestigious internship with the FDA—the first student from Gatton selected for the federal position. While she is aiming to one day hold a top position at the FDA, Carter first plans to complete a residency in pediatric pharmacy, as well as travel and work for the Doctors Without Borders program.



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Gatton’s statewide economic impact exceeds $36 million annually.

Nearly 100% of our students have job offers before graduation and pass their national board exam on their first attempt.

Gatton’s Generation Rx organization named best chapter in the country for the third year in a row by the American Pharmacists Association–Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP).


ETSU’s new Interprofessional Education and Research Center provides Gatton students with additional classroom space, high-fidelity simulation laboratories, and standardized patients.

Our Student National Pharmaceutical Association chapter took home seven national awards at the 2018 SNPhA Convention in Charlotte, including “Small Chapter of the Year.”

Student Hannah Oakes received the prestigious American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education PreDoctoral Research Fellowship two years in a row for her study of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in females.

Nearly 700 graduates since the founding of the college in 2005.

Two-time champions, American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Clinical Pharmacy Challenge.

Nearly half of GCOP students are first-generation. Overall from 2013-2018, residency match rate above the national average.



Programs BACHELOR Environmental Health (BSEH) Public Health (BS) Community Health Health Administration Health Sciences (BS) Human Health Microbiology

The College of Public Health offers a wide range of undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees for students seeking careers in the health sciences. In Environmental Health, students learn the complex science behind some of the most important and timely environmental challenges facing our diverse and changing world. In Health Services Management and Policy, students learn the skills necessary to successfully run health-related organizations and to develop health policy. Students studying Community Health learn how people can work together to promote health and to prevent disease. Students who pursue training in Epidemiology or Biostatistics learn the skills necessary to monitor risk of disease in populations—how to investigate, evaluate, and monitor health and to control epidemics. Many students major in Health Sciences with a concentration in Microbiology or Human Health—gaining a broad understanding of human health, often in preparation for entering medical, pharmacy, or other health-related graduate or professional programs. The College of Public Health actively collaborates with community, professional, and leading research partners to build strong, relevant programs carefully aligned with workforce needs. Hands-on training, focused research, and accessible professors cultivate graduates who leave ready to succeed. This closeknit college balances accredited academic excellence with superb quality of life to create an “exceptional educational experience in a world-class environment.”

ADMINISTRATION Dean: Dr. Randy Wykoff

MASTER Public Health (MPH) Biostatistics * Community Health * Environmental Health * Epidemiology * Health Services Administration * Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Peace Corps Program DOCTORAL Public Health (DrPH) Community Health Epidemiology Health Management and Policy DUAL DEGREES MD/MPH PharmD/MPH GRADUATE CERTIFICATES Biostatistics * Epidemiology * Gerontology * Global Health * Health Care Management * Public Health * Rural Health * Available on-ground and online

COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH 104 Lamb Hall PO Box 70623 Johnson City, TN 37614 423-439-4243

Spotlight In 2018, the U.S. Public Health Service and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative recognized ETSU with the 2018 Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration award, recognizing the institution’s efforts in battling the opioid epidemic ripping through the United States and hitting particularly hard in areas of Central Appalachia. ETSU was recognized for its strong community focus on the prevention and treatment of substance abuse throughout East Tennessee and the region. “ETSU’s dedicated and remarkable multi-year effort embodies a national model for how communities, campuses and providers can and should partner together to solve complex public health challenges,” said Rear Admiral Dr. Pamela M. Schweitzer of the U.S. Public Health Service. ETSU’s efforts primarily are coordinated by the university’s Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment, in close collaboration with the institution’s interdisciplinary, community-based Prescription Drug Abuse Working Group.

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In 2017, the college received $3.5 million in external funding in addiction, women’s health, environment, rural health, and other research.

ETSU is listed as the fifth top College of Public Health by College Magazine in its “Top 10 Colleges for Public Health” rankings.

The College of Public Health was awarded the 2017 Delta Omega Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum for its “Project EARTH” program.


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93-99% of graduates in the last six years say they would recommend the college to others.

In the last seven years, the college’s graduate programs have received applications from 49 states and 51 foreign countries.

97% of alumni in the past four years are ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their overall educational experience.

All programs in the College of Public Health are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, and Environmental Health programs are also accredited by the National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council.

Since 2007, the college has hosted the Leading Voices in Public Health lecture series, a premier series of lectures that brings internationally respected thought leaders to the community to speak on issues of key importance to the public welfare. Over 10,000 people have attended one or more of these lectures. Enrollment has doubled in the past decade.

Through the College of Public Health, ETSU is a Coverdell Fellows Partner University and Peace Corps Prep Program. EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY x 27


Men’s Sports Football Men’s Basketball Baseball Tennis Golf Men’s Soccer Indoor Track and Field Outdoor Track and Field Cross Country

Women’s Sports

The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics continues to differentiate itself in the world of NCAA Division I college sports, serving as a point of pride for students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans, and the entire region. The department has positioned itself for sustained success both on the field and in the classroom, while simultaneously preparing itself for the challenges of the future. In just the past five years, the program has reinstituted a new football program, rebranded the athletic logo, rejoined the Southern Conference, completed construction on a new, on-campus football stadium, joined in strategic partnerships with the City of Johnson City that have resulted in a new home for men’s basketball at Freedom Hall Civic Center, made significant leadership changes, and developed a strategic plan that will serve the department well into the future.

Women’s Basketball Volleyball Softball Tennis Golf Women’s Soccer Indoor Track and Field Outdoor Track and Field Cross Country Triathlon

The priority of the department remains a dedication to serving student-athletes who have committed to wearing the Blue and Gold of ETSU. It is this primary mission that helps guide each and every decision made within the department. The program-wide motto of “Excellence Every Day” serves to bind the department’s student-athletes, coaches, and administrators in one singular purpose, a purpose that we believe ultimately results in developing a program that will bring pride and distinction to not only ETSU, but to the entire region. This is an inclusive mission, one that serves to benefit the institution and everyone who calls this place home. The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has a unique ability to reach out to the community and provide a window into the institution. We believe in the metaphor that ETSU athletics is the “front porch” of the university, welcoming and introducing people to the institution as a whole. This is a responsibility we take seriously, as we work to meet the expectations of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans. Our department slogan of “Excellence Every Day” is not just a simple mantra, but rather a daily directive for championship-level success.

ADMINISTRATION Director of Intercollegiate Athletics: Scott Carter Senior Associate Athletic Director/CFO: Mac Hart Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Welfare and Compliance/SWA: Kay Lennon Associate Athletic Director for Development: Jo Anne Paty

Associate Athletic Director for Communications: Michael White Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations: Matt McGahey


Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities & Game Operations: Lee Morrow

1081 John Robert Bell Dr. PO Box 70707 Johnson City, TN 37614

Faculty Athletic Representative: Dr. Susan Epps


Spotlight In summer 2018, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced an unprecedented multimedia rights agreement with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment’s collegiate services division. The 10-year deal grants Van Wagner exclusive rights to represent ETSU as the rights holder for the program’s sponsorship and media sales, as well as on- and off-campus marketing promotions for the Buccaneers’ brand. In return, the agreement is anticipated to net ETSU approximately $15 million in revenue and cost-savings over the life of the contract. Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Wagner Group LLC, is one of the preeminent sports marketing and media sales organizations in the world.



$3.8 million

The average studentathlete GPA in spring of 2018 was 3.211.

148,870 fans purchased tickets for ETSU athletic events in 2017-18.

$3.8 million in donor gifts.


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234 student-athletes earned SoCon Honor Roll status in 2017-18.

Approximately $2.4 million in ticket sales and corporate marketing.

Three programs earned championships last season, with titles in men’s tennis, volleyball, and men’s soccer.

The Bucs’ men’s programs have won back-to-back-to-back SoCon Commissioner’s Cups (2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18), which are awarded to the best overall men’s programs in the league each season.

ETSU athletics has competed at the NCAA Division I level for over five decades as members of three different conferences: the Ohio Valley Conference, the Southern Conference, and the Atlantic Sun Conference.

100 percent of ETSU teams and department staff participated in community service efforts this year, helping impact 37 organizations throughout the region.

16-game winning streak for men’s basketball marked the longest streak in the nation at one point in 2017-18. EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY x 29


Programs Outdoor Leadership Challenge Summer of Service Internship Leadership Explorations Class Legacy Projects Leadership Conferences Roan Seminars Leadership in Action Series Physical Vigor Weekend

The Roan Scholars Leadership Program empowers transformative leaders to impact our world through four years of unique, out-of-the-classroom experiences, coaching, and mentoring – all of which are designed to challenge, inspire, and encourage Roan Scholars to develop leadership and active citizenship skills. The Roan also provides funding for tuition and fees, room and board, and books and supplies. The Roan relies primarily on financial support from private donors and collaboration with ETSU, community members and organizations, and Scholars. With more than 60 alumni since the first class entered ETSU in 2000, the Roan has empowered leaders who today serve as change agents in sectors such as government, health care, education, business, nonprofit, and the military. Looking to the future, the Roan’s focus is supporting a global experience for every Roan Scholar, competitive internships and other opportunities both within and beyond the region, and program growth to provide more opportunities for more students and further increase the collective impact of the Roan.

ADMINISTRATION Director: LTC (Ret) Scott Jeffress Assistant Director: Dr. Jennifer Axsom Adler Graduate Assistant: Ashley Smith

ROAN SCHOLARS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 247 South Dossett Dr. Ross Hall, 222 PO Box 70304 Johnson City, TN 37614 423-439-7677

Spotlight An opportunity to attend a leadership conference made possible by the Roan led Connor McClelland ’21, Austin Ramsey ’21, and Adam Rosenbalm ’21 to connect with Better Angels, a bipartisan organization focused on reducing political polarization. Seeing an opportunity to increase dialogue among ETSU students, faculty, and staff about difficult subjects across the political spectrum, these first-year Roan Scholars partnered with Better Angels and ETSU’s Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement to host a series of campus events in spring 2018 – including the first Better Angels debate of its kind on a college campus. “We want to teach other students and college campuses how to hold similar dialogues and make civil dialogue a part of ETSU’s culture,” Adam said.

Over 5,000 service hours contributed by Scholars during Roan Summer of Service over the past four years.



37 community organizations in which Roan Scholars volunteered.

18 Roan Scholars coordinated 10 community outreach events to address issues of healthcare, diversity, opioids, and civil discourse.




28+ countries visited by Roan Scholars through study abroad and global experiences over the past four years.

100% of Roan seniors held leadership positions on campus and/or with community organizations over the past four years.

100% of Roan sophomores, juniors, and seniors attended at least one national or regional conference during the past two Academic Years.*


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Over 180 minutes of individualized mentoring for each Roan Scholar annually, compared to an average of 80 minutes of advising at “best-inclass” institutions.

More than 2/3 of Roan juniors and seniors are engaged in research with ETSU faculty.

25% of Roan Scholars are first-generation college students.



ADMINISTRATION Dean of University Libraries: Pat Van Zandt Director of Development: Kelly Cisney Director of Technology and Content Services and Interim Director of Research and Instructional Services: Celia Szarejko

The Charles C. Sherrod Library is the academic heart of East Tennessee State University, providing collections, services, and facilities to support ETSU’s mission of teaching, research, and service. Over 550,000 visitors per year come to Sherrod Library to read, study, connect, and collaborate. Whether in the building or online, students, faculty, and staff take advantage of outstanding resources, including almost 40,000 electronic journal titles and 350,000 electronic books. To ensure student success, library staff offer assistance in person, online, and via text message while hosting technology that not only makes student and faculty lives easier, but also fosters creativity and innovation. The Sherrod Library is a leader and innovator among academic libraries in Tennessee. Its librarians offer a one-credit online course in library research methods for students at any phase of their academic careers. The library’s Digital Commons hosts over 3,000 theses and dissertations, downloaded over 2 million times by users from more than 220 countries. Sherrod Room 309 sets the standard on campus and in the state for a flexible, technology-enabled space for faculty-led activities. The library’s Peer-to-Peer Library Ambassador program trains ETSU students to provide assistance across campus and beyond to students who need help using the resources of the Sherrod Library. The Sherrod Library has rearranged space to temporarily make room for numerous student services offices displaced by the renovation of the D.P. Culp University Center. Among these are Adult, Commuter, and Transfer Services; the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence; several College of Arts and Sciences offices; Medical Professions Advisement; the Scholarship Office; the University Advisement Center; and University Career Services.

CHARLES C. SHERROD LIBRARY 344 J. L. Seehorn Rd. Johnson City, TN 37614 Library administration: 423-439-4337 Research assistance: 423-439-4307

Spotlight Ifeoma D. Ozodiegwu received the inaugural Sherrod Library Graduate Student Scholarship for Excellence in Research at ETSU. This $500 scholarship was established to recognize graduate students who demonstrate research acumen and a successful, strategic research strategy in using library resources to conduct their research. Ozodiegwu earned this scholarship for her paper on “The relationship between maternal obesity and neonatal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa.” A native of Nigeria, Ozodiegwu is a doctoral candidate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology. As a result of this scholarship from the Sherrod Library, Ozodiegwu said, “I plan to continually improve myself in my quest to … become a technical expert in maternal and child health issues in lowand middle-income countries (and) play a lead role in efforts … to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality globally.”



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Over 110,000 items circulated, both physical and electronic.

Over 2 million searches run in online databases.




Over 5,000 items lent to other libraries through interlibrary loan.

Over 11,000 items borrowed through interlibrary loan.

Almost 600,000 full-text articles downloaded.

The student library fee funds security and staff for keeping the building open 24/5. It also subsidizes interlibrary loan for all students and contributes funding for student-friendly renovations and collections enhancements.

Sherrod Library houses other units providing academic support, including the Archives of Appalachia, Center for Teaching Excellence, Center for Academic Achievement, Testing Center, Academic Technology Services, Information Technology Services Help Desk, and the Special Services Lab supported by the Office of Disability Services.

Largest computer lab on campus, with 122 PCs and Macs plus 40 laptops, available for checkout.

Sherrod Library’s Student Employee Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate student employees.

Electronic theses and dissertations, as well as selected works of faculty, are available in the Digital Commons,



At East Tennessee State University, opportunities abound for students: join one of our more than 250 student organizations; attend a lecture or program with a world-renowned speaker; meet your friends at the Basler Center for Physical Activity for a swim, workout, or a fitness class; get in line early so you can be on the front row at one of our major Student Government Association concerts; talk with a professional in University Career Services about your career path; invite your loved ones to attend Family Weekend; connect with other ETSU adult students and families through our Adult, Commuter, and Transfer Services Office; or participate in the Alternative Spring Break and engage in active service to address some of the most pressing social issues.

Services Offered Adult, Commuter, and Transfer Services Campus Recreation Civic Engagement & Leadership Counseling Center Dean of Students Office Disability Services D.P. Culp University Center Financial Aid Fraternity and Sorority Life Housing and Residence Life ID Services Multicultural Center New Student and Family Programs Roan Scholars Leadership Program Student Activities Student Conduct Student Media University Career Services

And that is just the beginning! The Division of Student Affairs strives to promote student success by working daily to realize the division’s values: Advocacy, Diversity, Engagement, Learning, Stewardship, and Student Development. At the center of all of our efforts are students. We seek to ensure educational experiences, affirming environments, accessible services, and involvement opportunities that support and enhance the experiences of our students as they strive to achieve their educational goals. The division’s team of staff and student leaders is focused on the development and delivery of excellent student support services and outstanding involvement opportunities. The diversity of learning and engagement experiences that ETSU can offer is virtually unlimited. Student organizations alone average over 58,000 hours and $234,000 in charitable donations annually.

ADMINISTRATION Vice President for Student Affairs: Dr. Joe H. Sherlin, Jr. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs: Dr. Jeff S. Howard

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs: Dr. Sam Mayhew Dean of Students: Dr. Michelle Byrd

DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS Burgin Dossett Hall, 302-303 PO Box 70725 Johnson City, TN 37614 423-439-4210

Spotlight In April 2018, ETSU broke ground for the $45 million renovation project for the D.P. Culp University Center. Proposed by the ETSU student body and funded through a dedicated student fee, the project will expand the “campus living room” to include more dining options, expanded meeting space, and a pedestrian connection between the east and west sides of campus. The Culp Center is expected to open its doors in 2020.




1,130 students attended Preview 2018 – an increase of more than 100 students from the previous year.

38 student leaders and nine faculty/staff were recognized at the 2018 Summit Awards Ceremony.

Over 3,800 members have joined the Buccaneer Family Association since it was established in 2014.




28, 325 participants in weekend events throughout 2017-18.

ETSU hosted its first Naturalization Ceremony on campus in fall 2018. 91 men and women became U.S. citizens.

14 student leaders were inducted as the founding members of ETSU’s chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the National Leadership Honor Society.

ETSU has been named a Voter Friendly campus. Legislation written by ETSU student Devon Waldroff to protect military personnel attending higher education institutions across the state was signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam. ETSU is designated as an Adult Friendly Institution by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning.







The numbers and data in this book tell a story about ETSU – a story about an institution that is shaping the lives of thousands of students. But numbers and data are just part of our story; meet the people whose footprints are leading toward change on this campus, our communities, and around the world.

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East Tennessee State University is an AA/EEO employer. East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, or, for questions about the accreditation of East Tennessee State University. ETSU-PRES-0005-18 75 423-439-4213 | 1-800-GO2-ETSU | Fax 423-439-4630 P.O. Box 70731, Johnson City, TN 37614