The Instructional Technology Center picks one faculty member (or several members) each semester to be our "focus". They are chosen based on their use of technology and how they incorporate that technology into their teaching. These faculty members represent our "Focus on Faculty" in the previous semesters.
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering Technology
As an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering Technology in the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, & Natural Resources, Dr. Mehlhorn combines an assortment of technology in her online and face-to-face courses. In addition to utilizing Geographical Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) hardware and software, she also incorporates tools into her teaching such as Adobe Presenter, Livescribe Pen, and ECHO 360 Lecture Capture, to further help students grasp core concepts.
Professor of Management
Dr. John E. Knight is a professor of Management in the Department of Marketing, Computer Science, and Information Systems at UTM. Dr. Knight has incorporated a variety of technologies in his courses and has particularly utilized the ECHO 360 lecture capture system to record and post lectures for both on-line and on-campus classes.
Associate Professor, Education
Director of the Reading Center
Dr. Beverly J. Hearn is Director of the Reading Center and Associate Professor of Education. She enjoys developing online courses for educators as well as working closely with West Tennessee teachers to increase the use of technology in their classrooms. Through Project RICA, an ITQ grant, she has integrated the use of Kindles and iPads in Reading Center classes.
Associate Professor, Music
Dr. Julie Hill, Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Tennessee at Martin, is highly regarded as a performer and pedagogue specializing in contemporary and world percussion. She has presented clinics and concerts for universities and state Day of Percussion festivals throughout the US and is a frequent guest lecturer and performer on the topic of Brazilian percussion.
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Dr. Donavant is a strong proponent of technology in teaching who regularly incorporates emerging technologies in both his online and face-to-face classes.
Professor, Animal Science
We recognize Dr. Darroch for his extensive use of multimedia technologies, including Echo 360, Adobe Presenter, Captivate, Respondus and video in Blackboard.
Assistant Professor, Political Science
We recognize Dr. Baxter for his use of Facebook, YouTube, and other online applications in classroom instruction and with student groups for which he serves as adviser.
Lecturer of Psychology
We recognize Ms. Jones for her integration of technology in the classroom and for her use of Dragon Web Surveys with an undergraduate student performing independent research.
Assistant Professor, Engineering
We recognize Dr. Sukittanon for his applied use of Apresso streaming classroom lectures and Web 2.0 collaborative applications as a supplement to his classroom instruction.
Assistant Professor, Spanish
Chair, Department of Modern Foreign Languages
Professor of French
Director, Muriel Tomlinson Language Resource Center
Lecturer of Japanese
Chosen for their innovative use of Wimba Voice Tools.
Professor, Political Science
Selected as one of the Statewide winners in the Tennessee Sandbox Podcasting Competition, and chosen by us for his willingness to learn something new and incorporate it into his teaching.
Professor and Parker Chair of Excellence, College of Agricultural & Applied Sciences
Dr. Burcham has long been a technology pioneer on UT Martin's campus, and he was chosen because of his constant efforts to innovate with new technology in the classroom, especially in the area of online teaching.
Blackboard Course Request
Create a new course, get students enrolled, copy an existing course, or delete old courses. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for explanation of the Blackboard course-naming convention.
Echo360 Classroom is a special setup in certain classrooms on campus that enable professors to record their classroom lectures and automatically upload them into Blackboard. Echo360 also provides Personal Capture (PCAP) software that enables recording from the instructor's laptop anytime, anywhere.
Website Change Request
All requests for departmental website changes should be submitted through the Website Change Request Form.