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Graduate Students of English Organization

The Graduate Students of English (GSE) is an organization open to all enrolled members of the graduate program in the Department of English. It is committed to maintaining an official forum for debate and the exchange of information among graduate students in English, and it acts as the primary liaison between the graduate students and the graduate director. The GSE also works to increase graduate student participation in department activities, as well as facilitates the training and professional development of graduate students. The GSE serves as an advocate for graduate students in matters such as funding, benefits, teaching loads, course offerings, and the academic structure and direction of the department and the graduate school.

With these ultimate goals in mind, the GSE hosts monthly department-wide graduate student meetings and other formal activities such as professional development seminars. The GSE also is committed to the transmission of information, through maintaining a Facebook page, and a Blackboard site. Additionally, the GSE hosts both formal and informal social events throughout the year. In short, the GSE strives to make the experience for UT graduate students more enjoyable and more productive.

Contact Information:

Chair: Andrew Todd atodd10@vols.utk.edu
Vice Chair: Coralyn Foults cfoults@vols.utk.edu
PhD Rep: Staci Conner sposton2@vols.utk.edu
PhD Rep: John Nichols jnicho32@vols.utk.edu
MA Rep: Brooke Clark cclark71@vols.utk.edu
MA Rep: Sarah Moore smoore81@vols.utk.edu
MFA Rep: Brynn Martin bmarti54@vols.utk.edu
Communications Director: Melinda Backer mborcher@vols.utk.edu
Secretary/ Treasurer: Rosemary Kitchen rkitche1@vols.utk.edu
Social Chair: Katie Condon kcondon2@vols.utk.edu
GSS Liaison: Hannah Widdifield hwiddifi@vols.utk.edu

 

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