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Gregory Button

Gregory Button Associate Professor Anthropology Expertise: Gregory Button has studied disasters, disaster response and environmental health issues for 30 years. He can speak to issues of government and community response to both natural and man-made disasters, as well as to the lasting impact of disasters and disaster response. Prior to his academic career, he spent

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Alex Long

Alex Long Associate Professor Law Expertise: Alex Long can discuss disability law, employment law, torts and legal ethics. Expertise Categories: Ethics | Law Contact Information Email: Phone: 865-974-8600 Web:

Koichi Yamamoto

Koichi YamamotoAssistant ProfessorSchool of Art Expertise:Printmaking Expertise Categories: Art Contact Information Email: kyamamo2@utk.eduPhone: 865-974-6879Web:

Becky Jacobs

Becky JacobsAssociate ProfessorCollege of Law Expertise:Professor Jacobs can discuss mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR); international business transactions; natural resources and environmental law. Expertise Categories: Law Contact Information Email: jacobs@utk.eduPhone: 865-974-8598Web:

Patricia Coan

Patricia CoanAssociate ProfessorOffice of Laboratory Animal Care Expertise:Dr. Coan is an expert in laboratory animal medicine. Expertise Categories: Animals | Appalachia | Veterinary Medicine Contact Information Email: pcoan@utk.eduPhone: 865-974-5634Web:

Paul Gellert

Paul GellertAssistant ProfessorSociology Department Expertise:Professor Gellert can discuss globalization, natural resource extraction (timber, oil and gas, mining), forest governance, Southeast Asia and Indonesia. Expertise Categories: Globalization | Natural resources | Sociology Contact Information Email: pgellert@utk.eduPhone: 865-974-7023Web:

Silke Hecht

Silke Hecht Associate Professor of Radiology Small Animal Clinical Sciences Expertise: Silke Hecht is a veterinary radiologist who can discuss magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, neuroimaging and other forms of diagnostic imaging, especially small animal diagnostic ultrasound. Hecht also can discuss theory and practice in veterinary education. Expertise Categories: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | Neuroimaging

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Gary Pulsinelli

Gary PulsinelliAssociate ProfessorCollege of Law Expertise:Intellectual property law, patent law, copyright law, trademark law, and law, science and technology. Expertise Categories: Law Contact Information Email: gpulsine@utk.eduPhone: 974-2828Web:

Jacqueline C. Whittemore

Jacqueline C. Whittemore Assistant Professor College of Veterinary Medicine Expertise: Jacqueline Whittemore can discuss canine and feline pancreatic and liver disorders, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and laparoscopy, and small animal internal medicine. Expertise Categories: Animals | Veterinary Medicine Contact Information Email: Phone: 865-974-8387 Web:

Tricia Redeker-Hepner

Tricia Redeker-HepnerAssistant ProfessorAnthropology Department Expertise:Dr. Hepner has worked extensively in the area of asylum advocacy; she has participated in over 100 asylum cases as an expert witness. She works closely with human rights NGOs on a range of issues, from civil and political rights to religious freedom, torture, and refugee protection in both the US

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