Gilbert Parker Chair of Excellence

Agriculture and Applied Sciences

The University of Tennessee

at Martin

Martin, TN 38238




Dr. Todd A. Winters, Dean

Gilbert Parker Chair of Excellence

Dr. Joey E. Mehlhorn

Dr. Joey E. Mehlhorn
Professor & Gil Parker Chair of Excellence
Director of Tennessee Governor's School for the
 Agricultural Sciences
254 Brehm Hall
731-881-7275 Office
731-881-7368 Fax




The Gil Parker Chair of Excellence is intended to support and encourage excellence in the teaching mission of the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources.   Some of the Chair’s responsibilities include:  integrating developing information technologies into the teaching/learning process; networking with industry, foundations, and government agencies to secure funding and other forms of support to enhance the department’s teaching program;  maintaining instruction-related research, publications and/or other scholarly activities; and teaching courses in the chair holder’s area of expertise.


A large portion of the responsibilities of the Parker Chair of Excellence include providing leadership to various outreach events such as the Mid-South Ag Finance Conference and the Mid-South Agricultural Trade Conference and coordinating the Master of Science degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources Systems Management (MSANR). The online degree program is designed to meet the growing needs of place-bound Agriculture and Natural Resources professionals.

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