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 Mabry 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
Elora Davis, M.A., CAP
Graduate Analyst
(615) 898-2218
Eileen Chalmers, M.Ed., CAP
Graduate Analyst
(615) 898-5352


Britt Mabry Young, M.Ed.
Thesis and Dissertation Coordinator
(615) 494-7630