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Scott Wells

Scott Wells

Scott Wells

Chief of Staff

Contact Information

Scott Wells

  • Office Address: 401-K Min H. Kao Building
  • Phone: 865-974-3461
  • E-mail:
  • Office Hours: M, T, W, F


  • PhD, Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • MS, Information Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • BS, English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Scott Wells is responsible for the day-to-day operation of all department administrative functions, which include the following areas:

  • Academic Affairs (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Business Office
  • Information Technology

He also supports departmental activities associated with recruiting, communications, and development. In conjunction with the department head and associate department heads, he performs departmental strategic planning and provides direction to the leaders in each administrative area above, including setting employee goals and objectives.