Category Archives : FACULTY


Tennessee State University and trailblazing golf coach celebrated in ‘From the Rough’ hitting theaters April 25

Former Tennessee State University 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…

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TSU Chair Wins Two Prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association has announced that a communications professor at Tennessee State University has won two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in electronic journalism. Dr. Terry Likes, Chair of the Department of Communications and Professor of Multimedia Journalism, won the awards in two separate categories…


Tennessee State University to Host Earth Day Celebration Tuesday, April 22

The College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences (CAHNS) will partner with the Center for Service Learning and the Sustainability Department to host an Earth Day Celebration on Tuesday, April 22 beginning at 1 p.m. in the Agricultural Information and Technology Center (AITC)…

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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…

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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…