The AI SMART Fellows assist Tennessee State University (TSU) in exploring, investigating, and advancing research on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in addressing open education access,  addressing the digital divide, promoting digital literacy, and empowering underrepresented groups with the tools of AI. 

AI Fellows explore/investigate in their discipline/area how AI is transforming teaching and learning, student support, academic achievement, career services, administrative functions, and workforce skills and preparation.

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A.I. Faculty FellowsDirectory

Dr. Muhammad Akbar

Associate Professor,Mechanichal Engineering

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Mrs. Debra Alexander

Academic Technology Coach for Adult Learners, Student Services for Adult and Distance Learners

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Dr. Charlise Anderson

Managing Executive Director, Division of Academic Affairs

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Dr. Reginald Archer, GISP

Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences

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Dr. Nicole Arrighi

Dr. Nicole Arrighi

Assistant Dean, Office of Teacher Education

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Dr. Quinetta Bartley

Director of Open Educational Resources

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Mr. Gionni Carr

Assistant Director, Academic Tutoring, Academic Achievement and Retention (A.A.R.C)

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Dr. Deborah Chisom

Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs (AWC) - Smart Center

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Dr. Jason de Koff

Dr. Jason de Koff

Professor, Agricultural Sciences

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Dr. Brent Dukhie

Assistant Dean,  Student Affairs

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Dr. Cynthia George

Associate Professor, Social Work & Urban Studies

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Mr. Patrick Granberry

Assistant Director of Technology, Title III

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Dr. Kirmanj Gundi

Professor, Educational Leadership

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Dr. Robert Hassell

Executive Director, Smart Innovation Technology Center

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Dr. Antoinette Hargrove Duke

Director, Academic Career Pathways & Partnerships

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Mr. Marcus Horton

Academic Technology Coach, SMART Innovation Technology Center

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William P. Hytche Jr., Ed.D.

Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs

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Dr. Eva K. Jermakowicz

Professor of Accounting, College of Business

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Dr. Bill Johnson

Professor, Human Performance and Sport Sciences

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Dr. Gary Jones, Jr.

Assistant Professor, Social Work

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Dr. Trina Jordan

Director, Graduate School

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Dr. Denise Malloy

Executive Director of Training, HBCU C2

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Dr. Anita McGaha

Director, The Office of Disability Services

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Dr. Robbie K. Melton

Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost, & VP of SMART Technologies

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Dr. Samantha Morgan-Curtis

Dr. Samantha Morgan-Curtis

Dean, College of Liberal Arts

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Dr. Courtney Nyange

Executive Director, School of Nursing

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Dr. John Ricketts

Dr. John Ricketts

Professor, Agricultural Business & Education

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Dr. Twianie Roberts

Chair, College of Education

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Dr. Cara Robinson

Department Chair, Social Work and Urban Studies

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Dr. John Robinson

Professor, Biological Sciences

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Sterlin Sanders

Assistant Chief Information Officer, Office of Technology Services

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Dr. Erik Schmeller

Assistant Vice President, Service Learning and Civic Engagement

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Mr. Bryson Scott

Academic Technology Coach, SMART Innovation Center

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Mr. Jarvis Sheffield

Coordinator, Library, Makerspace, and Media Centers

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Dr. Johnie Smith

Dr. Johnnie Smith

Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs

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Dr. Linda Spears

Associate Vice President, Human Resources

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Kenita Stokes

Associate Athletic Director, Athletics

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Dr. Meg Streams

Chair and Associate Professor, Public Administration

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Dr. Tolga Tem

Dr. Tolga Tem

Assistant Professor, Music

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Trudie Thomas

Director of Academic Program Planning & Events - Avon Williams Off Campus Intructional Site/SMART Center

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Dr. Tokesha Warner

Assistant Professor, Public Health/Health Sciences/Public Administration

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Dr. Jewell Winn

Dr. Jewell Winn

Executive Director, International Affairs

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Dr. Ramona Whitworth Wiggins

Director, Graduate School

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Dr. Fenghui Yao

Professor, Computer Sciences

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Dr. Artenzia Young-Seigler

Professor and Chair, Biological Sciences

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Reginald Cannon

Director of Engagement and Visability

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A.I. Community Partner Fellows

John Doe

Doug Renfro, Ed.D

Executive Director of Digital Strategy and Implementation, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Spearheads the development and execution of comprehensive digital strategies to enhance learning environments for K-12 students, focusing on equity and innovative teaching methods leveraging emerging technologies. Renfro has contributed to instructional design, professional development, and digital curriculum development. His work is grounded in a strong educational background with an Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction. He is a proud alumnus of Tennessee State University. Renfro is recognized for his strategic leadership in digital learning and actively participates in professional communities.