Category Archives : FACULTY

From the Rough, Based on Catana Starks in Theaters April 25

Former TSU golf coach Catana Starks’ story will be featured in the movie ‘From The Rough’ starring Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson. The film is inspired by the life of Dr. Catana Starks, who became the first African-American woman to coach an all-men’s team at the collegiate level. The movie opens in theaters on April 25…


TSU History Professor Receives Scholar Excellence Award For Work in African Studies

Dr. Adebayo Oyebade, professor of History at Tennessee State University, was the recipient of the Senior Scholar Excellence Award for Research and Teaching during the annual Africa Conference held recently at the University of Texas, Austin. Presented April 5, the award recognizes deserving scholars who have made a mark in the field of African studies…

Dr. Adebayo Oyebade

TSU Athletic Director Named to Tennessean’s Legendary Ladies Elite Eight

As Nashville prepared for the NCAA Women’s Final Four Basketball championship series last week, The Tennessean took a look back at eight women, all with ties to Middle Tennessee, who have helped put women’s basketball on the map in the United States. One of those legendary figures is none other than Tennessee State University’s Athletic Director, Teresa Phillips..

Tennessee State University Athletic Director Teresa Phillips talks with Jeremy Jackson during the men's team practice on Feb. 12, 2003.
(Photo: Ricky Rogers, The Tennessean)

Dr. Solomon Haile (left), assistant professor of Forestry and Applied GIS and coordinator of the PSM, briefs University members and board members on the new GIS program, as Dr. Chandra Reddy, dean of the CAHNS, looks on. The new online terminal degree program will start next fall, and provides broad-based expertise and cutting-edge skills, combining the scientific and technical knowledge of an advance degree in GIS with business knowledge and experience. (photo by Rick DelaHaya, TSU Media Relations)

New Approach to Spatial Thinking: TSU Launches Online Master’s Concentration in Applied GIS Education

A new online terminal degree concentration intended for professionals and students, who wish to advance their careers but do not plan to seek additional education at the doctoral level, will kick off at Tennessee State University next fall. The Professional Science Master’s in Applied Geospatial Information Systems combines the scientific and technical knowledge…

TSU Communications Department Chair Wins Four Tennessee Associated Press Awards

The 2014 awards presentation for the best journalism in broadcast and print was held Saturday, March 22, at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown. Dr. Terry Likes, professor and chair of the Department of Communications, captured three first-place awards and one-second place. His reports aired on the Tennessee Radio Network with a variety of topics ranging from the music, news and sports industries.

Likes 2010