Category Archives : FACULTY

TSU Expert Receives TDOT Grant to Engage Public in Transportation Decision-Making

A Tennessee State University expert on transportation equity has received a grant worth more than $123,000 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation to conduct public involvement outreach efforts for the state. The goal is to identify innovative techniques that make it easier for citizens to participate in transportation decision-making…

Dr. Kimberly L. Triplett


TSU’s Student Affairs Division Receives Performance Award for Excellence

Tennessee State University, Division of Student Affairs has earned the Commitment Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee recognition program administered by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence. TSU is one of 18 organizations to receive the Commitment Award that are presented to organizations that are beginning to demonstrate commitment to, and implementation of, performance improvement principles…

TSU Music Professor Contributes to New American Music Dictionary

A music professor from Tennessee State University is one of the latest contributors to one of the largest reference works geared toward music and musicians. Chip Henderson, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Music, contributed to The Grove Dictionary of American Music, the principal research source for generations of musicians…

The Grove Dictionary of American Music is expected to be published Dec. 2 and will be a significant makeover to the first edition that was first published in 1986.

High school senior Petra Byl  from Hume Fogg Academic Magnet High School, speaks to a conference attendee about her research project.

TSU Civil and Architectural Engineering Students Capture Awards at Water Resources Conference

More than a dozen students associated with the environmental engineering program at Tennessee State University made a dramatic showing at the annual Tennessee American Water Resources Association conference including three first-place and grand-prize award winners…

TSU vice president elected to APLU leadership committee

Tennessee State University’s associate vice president for Student Affairs has been elected to a leadership position with the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, a non-profit organization with members across the country to advance learning. Dr. A. Dexter Samuels will serve for three years on the Executive Committee for the Council on Student Affairs..

Dr. A. Dexter Samuels

Mark Schlicher (left), operates a camera jib during the filming of Voices of War, a documentary about life at Travellers Rest Plantation during the Civil War. PAC House Productions at Tennessee State University produced the 20-minute documentary that will debut Nov. 23 at the museum. (courtesy photo)

TSU’s PAC House Productions Goes Hollywood with “Voices of War”

Travellers Rest, a plantation and now a museum located at Harding Place and Interstate 65, saw some of the fiercest fighting during the two-day Battle of Nashville, where approximately 6,000 Confederate soldiers were killed, captured or considered missing in action. Today, students from TSU’s PAC House productions are bringing that history back to life with the student-produced documentary, “Voices of War”…

TSU Professor Receives TV Faculty Program Executives Fellowship

Assistant professor of Mass Communications, Melissa Richie, has been chosen as a National Association of Television Program Executives Faculty Fellowship recipient for the January 2014 NATPE Marketplace and Conference. The conference provides selected college and university media faculty with complete access to sessions and activities of the annual NATPE Market and Conference…

Melissa Richie

TSU Assistant Athletic Director Selected for NAACP Image Awards Committee

After being a nominee for an NAACP award in 2012, Tennessee State University’s Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services, will once again be involved in the awards program, only this time as a member of this year’s nominating committee. Dr. Johnnie Smith will be a part of the NAACP’s awards to honor great achievements in many areas…

Dr. Johnnie Smith