Graduate Studies Staff

The College of Graduate Studies takes pride in the efficient and friendly atmosphere provided by our staff.


David L. Butler, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Research and Dean
(615) 898-5897

Kimberly Douglass, M.P.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean
(615) 898-5331

Tara Hayes
Administrative Assistant
(615) 898-5897

Kathy Green

Accountant I
(615) 494-7869

Britt Young, M.Ed.
Content Developer/Editor
(615) 494-7630

Graduate Student Support Staff

Any of the following staff can help any student or program director/coordinator. For general information, dial (615) 898-2840 or email For more efficient service related to a specific student, (students and program directors/coordinators) please contact the following staff members:

Lyndsey Bennett
Graduate Analyst
(615) 898-5494


College of Basic and Applied Sciences

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

College of Liberal Arts

College of Media and Entertainment

ALL Non-Degree seeking

Elora Davis, M.P.S., M.A., CAP
Graduate Analyst
(615) 898-2218

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Jennings A. Jones College of Business

College of Liberal Arts

  • Foreign Languages / French, M.A.T.
  • Foreign Languages / German, M.A.T.
  • Foreign Languages / Spanish, M.A.T.
  • International Affairs / International Development and Globalization, M.A.
  • International Affairs / International Security and Peace Studies, M.A.

Gerontology, CERT

Women's and Gender Studies, CERT


Tongia Key
Analyst, International Graduate Enrollment
(615) 898-2843


Ben Shupe
Immigration Graduate Specialist
(615) 494-7667


Britt Young, M.Ed.
Thesis & Dissertation Consultant
(615) 494-7630