The Department of English is pleased to introduce Academic Advisor, Luke Garton. Garton served for three years as a professional advisor for UT’s Arts & Sciences Advising Services office and joined the Department of English in January 2014. Garton was recently awarded the NACADA Region III Excellence in Advising Award.
English majors will meet with him for their first few semesters and then be advised by their assigned faculty advisor after that. He will also work closely with English majors pursuing pre-health, pre-law, and pre-teaching as well as those on academic probation. He will perform a wide variety of tasks outside of individual advising appointments; he will conduct freshmen and transfer orientation sessions for new English majors, help English faculty members navigate the curriculum, assist students with the petitioning process, and aid in the coordination of events held by the department.
Garton earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Frostburg State University with a double major in Social Science and Sociology and a minor in Spanish. He also holds a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University.
English Majors may schedule an appointment with him using “GradesFirst.” To schedule an appointment, simply log onto your MyUTK account and click on the “GradesFirst” link found in the advising section of your home page. Once in the “GradesFirst” system, click the “Appointments for Advising or Other Academic Help” button and follow the prompts from there (English Advising should be an option).