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List of University of Tennessee people

The following is a list of people associated with the University of Tennessee system in all its campuses. The list does not include personnel associated with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Politics and lawEdit

EducationEdit

Actors, directors, and entertainersEdit

Artists and musiciansEdit

AuthorsEdit

Business and economyEdit

MilitaryEdit

Athletics and sportscastersEdit

Journalists and newscastersEdit

Rhodes ScholarsEdit

  • Nancy-Ann Min DeParle, Balliol College, B.A. 1981 MA 1986; graduated from Harvard Law School in 1983 with a JD degree; served in the cabinet of Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter; sat on several corporate boards; served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy under President Obama and Director of White House Office of Healthcare Reform[154]
  • William Everett Derryberry, St. John's College, BA 1932 MA 1940; had a 34-year academic career as president of Tennessee Technological University, where he oversaw the transformation of the school from a campus of a few acres and a few buildings with 700 students and 31 faculty members to a university comprising six colleges and schools on 235 acres of property with a student body of close to 7,000 and a faculty of more than 350[154]
  • Lindsay E. Lee, MSc. 2014[155]
  • Hera Jay Brown, Lincoln College, MPhil. 2020
  • Jennifer Santoro, DPhil. 1999[154]
  • Bernadotte E. Schmitt, Merton College, BA 1908, M.A 1913; professor at Western Reserve University (1910–1925) and the University of Chicago (1925–1946); when he retired from Chicago, he held the Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professorship of Modern History; served briefly in World War I as a 2nd Lieutenant of Field Artillery; during World War II, he acted as a special consultant on history in the Department of State's Division of Research and Publications and its Division of Historical Policy Research[154]
  • Matthew Glenn Smith, Hertford College, B.A. 1914; served in WWI as Captain of Coast Artillery in France; following discharge in 1918, went on to a prominent legal career in Texas[154]
  • Arthur Preston Whitaker, awarded Rhodes Scholarship in 1917 but prevented from actualizing it by WWI; graduated from Harvard University with an MA in 1917 and a PhD in 1924; professor at Amherst, Vanderbilt, New York University, Cornell, Princeton, and the University of Pennsylvania; at Penn he held the first chair in Latin American History in 1936; in WWII, served as a consultant to the State Department on Latin America[154]

Gates Cambridge ScholarsEdit

Schwarzman ScholarsEdit

Nobel laureatesEdit

  • James Buchanan, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economic Science; received an M.S. degree from UT in 1941[159]
  • Peter C. Doherty, faculty member in the UT Health Science Center in Memphis

Pulitzer Prize winnersEdit

  • John Netherland Heiskell, 1893 graduate of the University of Tennessee; publisher and editor of the Arkansas Gazette', 1902–1972; under his leadership, the paper won a Pulitzer Prize for meritorious public service[160]
  • Owen Davis, 1889 graduate, won the Pulitzer Prize for his play Icebound in 1923[161]
  • John M. Hightower, attended the University of Tennessee 1927–1929; won a Pulitzer while at the Associated Press for International Reporting in 1952[162]
  • Ron Kirksey, 1970 graduate of the University of Tennessee, won the Pulitzer prize for public service journalism in 1994 as part of a team at the Akron Beacon Journal[163]
  • Cormac McCarthy, novelist who attended University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1951–1952 and 1957–1960; won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road[164]
  • Bernadotte E. Schmitt, earned a bachelor of arts at the University of Tennessee in 1902, won a Pulitzer in History in 1931 for his book The Coming of the War, 1914 (1930)[165]
  • John Noble Wilford, 1955 graduate of the University of Tennessee; won two Pulitzer Prizes for national reporting;[166] science correspondent for The New York Times, and founder of the paper's weekly science section[167]
  • Edward Osborne Wilson, attended University of Tennessee 1950–1951, won two Pulitzer Prizes for nonfiction for his books On Human Nature (1979)[168] and The Ants (1991)[169]

Science and technologyEdit

AstronautsEdit

FacultyEdit

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