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UACT 100

UACT is an introductory course that is required for all first-year students. It is a seminar-style class that covers topics relevant to college life such as study skills, money management, critical thinking, and diversity. This class is meant to be a landing base for students and allows them to connect with a Lincoln Ambassador, a faculty or staff instructor, and other first-year students as they navigate their first semester of college. UACT instructors are faculty or staff members who can serve as resources for new students as well as help direct class sessions with the help of their Lincoln Ambassador.

 

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Akilah Peterson

Teaching UACT 100 with Annika

Akilah serves as an Area Coordinator for Residence Life. She has been at LMU for 4 months. Her favorite thing about LMU is the small hometown feel. She loves travel, LeCroix, and is a podcast junkie. When she is not working, she takes care of her plant babies and loves watching rom-coms.

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Alexander Parks

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH michael

Alexander serves as an Assistant Professor and the Chair of Undergraduate Initial Teacher Licensure. He has been at LMU for four and a half years. His favorite thing about LMU is the amazing students. He enjoys books, music, and Dolly Parton memorabilia. When he is not working, he advocates for human rights, watches movies, and pampers his kitty.

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Amanda Rainey

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Sami

Amanda serves as an Assistant Professor of Veterinary Health Science and Technology. She will be starting her 4th year at LMU. Her favorite things about LMU are the ability to interact closely with her wonderful students and watch them learn and grow! She enjoys running and participating in half marathons, trying new recipes, watching sports (particularly Clemson!), and working in the yard. When she is not working, she spends time with family and two dogs.

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Ashley Wilson

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Cana

Ashley serves as a Tutorial Coordinator. She has been at LMU for 7 years. Her favorite thing about LMU the students. She enjoys reading and collects cats. When she is not working, she likes spending time with friends, fishing, gardening, swimming, and cooking.

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BARBARA SHOCK

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH EMILY

Barbara serves as an Assistant Professor Biology and Conservation Biology. She has been at LMU for 4 years. Her favorite thing about LMU is the quiet pace and friendly attitudes. She enjoys being in and learning about the natural world and conducting research in the field of infectious disease. When she is not working, she likes to travel.

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Caitlyn Corace

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Kasi

Caitlyn serves as the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach. She will be starting her 7th year at LMU. Her favorite thing about LMU is getting involved with so much on campus and meeting people from all walks of life. She enjoys sports and reading. When she is not working, she loves going to the beach with her family and friends!

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cathy Eldahan

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Destiny

Cathy serves as the Director of Inclusion and Diversity Engagement. She has been at LMU for 5 years. Her favorite thing about LMU is getting to know students and watching them succeed at meeting their goals. She enjoys promoting social justice, reading, gardening, DIY projects, bicycling, and hiking. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking new ethnic foods and traveling to visit her children.

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CHESSICA CAVE

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH RYLEA

Chessica serves as an Associate Professor of Undergraduate Education. She will be starting her 6th year at LMU. She enjoys sitting up late and watching “Golden Girls.” When she is not working, she lives on a farm in VA with her husband, two boys, and three dogs; in her spare time, she loves gardening, walking, and canning. Her favorite thing about LMU is the family-like atmosphere.

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Elise Syoen

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Maria and Juan

Elise serves as the Director of First Year Experience. She will be starting her 6th year at LMU. Her favorite thing about LMU is working with amazing students and getting to welcome new students each year. She enjoys collecting pineapples because they symbolize hospitality; she loves all things Disney and baking. When she is not working, she spends time with her partner Steve and two pups, Minnie and Pickles.

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Emily Long

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Leslie

Emily serves as the Associate Registrar. She will be starting her 6th year at LMU. Her favorite thing about LMU is the beautiful campus and the students! She loves the Tennessee Vols and cheering on the Splitters. When she is not working, she enjoys days at the lake and spending time with family.

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Greg Lasley

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Kelcee and Kendell

Greg serves as the Advisor for Student Support Services. He has been at LMU for 28 years. His favorite things about LMU are the beautiful campus and the family atmosphere between faculty, staff, and students. He enjoys reading golf books, collecting old golf clubs, and spending time with family. When he is not working, he loves to golf.

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Hannah Wilson

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Tytiaira

Hannah serves as the Director of Student Leadership and Outreach. She will be starting her 5th year at LMU. Her favorite thing about LMU is the community atmosphere. She loves animals, cooking, and summertime. When she is not working, she spends time with her family and dog, Max.

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Jason Fowler

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Audrey

Jason serves as an Associate Professor of Biochemistry. He has been at LMU for 8 years. His favorite thing about LMU is that no matter how bad his jokes are in lecture the students keep coming back! He enjoys hiking (over 1,500 miles a year!) and strength training, video games, and card games; he is also a vegan and loves cooking. When he is not working, he is probably hiking in the mountains or playing games with his friends.

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Jeana Horton

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Lily

Jeana serves as the Title IX Coordinator/Institutional Compliance Officer. She has been at LMU for 4 years. Her favorite thing about LMU is working with and helping students explore resources available on campus and the mountains. She enjoys vinyl records, coffee mugs, and house plants. When she is not working, she bakes sweet treats, sews, spends time outside, and watch Gilmore Girls.

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Jennifer Butcher

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Jayla

Jennifer serves as the Academic Support and Career Services Counselor. She has been at LMU for 8 years. Her favorite thing about LMU is the scenery and helping others in their quest for higher education. She enjoys hiking, visiting waterfalls, and traveling to different destinations. When she is not working, she likes to hang out with her husband and two house bunnies.

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Jill Neeley

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Tabitha

Jill serves as an Academic Support Counselor. She is starting her 20th year at LMU. Her favorite thing about LMU is working with students and helping them navigate the college experience. She enjoys cooking, traveling with her family, and a nice spa day! When she is not working, she likes to spend time with her husband, daughter and their yorkie, named Ziggy. 

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Joe Gill

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Ricky

Joe serves as the Assistant Professor of Theater. He will be starting his 5th year at LMU. His favorite thing about LMU is the students. He enjoys watching theater, baseball, volleyball (…most sports!); he loves animation (Bugs Bunny and Disney) and art. When he is not working, he hikes with his dog Yankee, dines out, and travels the country.

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Kaci Ausmus

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Kiki

Kaci serves as the Director of Student Activities and Engagement. She has been at LMU for 2 years. Her favorite thing about LMU is the wonderful students she works with across campus. She enjoys playing tennis and watching reality TV. When she is not working, she spends time with her partner Zach, daughter Penelope, and pup Roscoe!

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KATHERINE PEBWORTH

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH NOAH

Katherine serves as a professor Sport and Exercise Science. She will be starting her 17th year at LMU. Her favorite thing about LMU is watching new freshmen come in, grow, change, and walk across the graduation stage. She enjoys watching sports and discovering her ancestors. When she is not working, she loves hanging out with friends, watching LMU sports and activities, and genealogy.

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KRISTY LEE

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH TAEGAN

Kristy serves as an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Field Coordinator. She has been at LMU for 2.5 years. Her favorite thing about LMU is working at her alma mater, and she loves the personal feel the students get from faculty and staff across campus. She enjoys spending time with her 3 sons and being involved in their activities; she also loves her pets, sewing, and traveling. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Work Administration, so if she is not working, she is studying!

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LILA COMBS

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH JADA

Lila serves as the Director of the Student Support Services Program. She will be starting her 34th year at LMU. Her favorite thing about LMU is teaching UACT 100 with energized students. She enjoys collecting license plates and has a couple thousand with every state represented. When she is not working, she likes taking care of her cows and donkeys, photography, and spending time with her fiancé and family.

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LISA COX

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH LOGAN

Lisa is an Assistant Professor of Business. This is her eighteenth year at LMU. Her favorite thing about LMU is the students. She enjoys traveling and renovating houses. When she is not working, she is spending time with her family. 

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MEGAN OWENS

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH BEN

Megan serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Services. She will be starting her 5th year at LMU. Her favorite things about LMU are the students and mountain views. She enjoys reading, yoga, and she never turns down an invitation for ice cream. When she is not working, she spends as much time outside as possible and goes kayaking and hiking with her husband.

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MICHAEL GILES

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH ASHLYN

Michael serves as a Professor of Art, specializing in 2D art. He has been at LMU for 5 years. His favorite thing about LMU is the talented students and the closeness of the community. He is a big fan of Liverpool FC, the Buckeyes, and the Railsplitters! When he is not working, he is probably getting radical on his skateboard; he lives in Knoxville with his wife, son, and “far too many dumb animals.”

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Sandra Weems

TEACHING HNRS 100 WITH Kurt

Sandra serves as an Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Honors Scholars Program. She has been at LMU for 5 years. Her favorite thing about LMU is getting to know and work closely with wonderful students while helping them recognize their strengths. She loves her hometown, New Orleans, and cooking its native foods. When she is not working, she enjoys painting, baking, gardening, and spending time with her husband and cats.

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Tom Bragg

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Grace

Tom serves as an Associate Professor of English. He has been at LMU for 3 years. His favorite thing about LMU is the first-generation college students. He enjoys old horror movies. When he is not working, he enjoys gardening and cooking.

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Whitney Kistler

TEACHING UACT 100 WITH Gizzy

Whitney serves as an Assistant Professor of Biology and Conservation Biology. He has been at LMU for 4 years. His favorite thing about LMU is the people. He enjoys reading. When he is not working, he likes to run.