Hulsey Named Director of Honors Programs

UT alumnus Timothy Hulsey has been named associate provost and director of the Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars programs.

He will begin on July 1.

Hulsey received his doctorate in clinical psychology from UT in 1991. He currently is the founding dean of the Honors College at Virginia Commonwealth University, a position he’s held for six years. Prior to that, he directed VCU’s honors program. Hulsey also directed the honors program at Texas State University.

“UT has a broad array of honors and scholars programs. Some, like the Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars Programs, are administered campus wide, while other programs are administered by departments and colleges,” Hulsey said. “I look forward to supporting these programs and enhancing opportunities for students across all of them.”

The Chancellor’s Honors Program is UT’s largest university-wide honors program, with more than 1,450 students. The Haslam Scholars Program, founded in 2008, is an elite program for fifteen first-year students selected each year for their exceptional academic merit and leadership potential.

Hulsey will be responsible for recruiting honors students and faculty to work with them. Among other duties, he will work with academic departments and faculty members to offer honors sections in general education courses and provide research experiences for honors students.

Hulsey has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Trinity University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. He has also completed pre- and postdoctoral fellowships in clinical psychology at Dartmouth Medical School.

Bruce Wheeler, who directed the honors program from 1988 to 1994, has been interim director since August 2012, when former honors program director Steven Dandaneau left the post for a job at another university.

For more about the Chancellor’s Honors Program, see honors.utk.edu; for more about the Haslam Scholars, see haslamscholars.utk.edu.

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