headshot of Doctor Jeffrey Buller
Dr. Jeffrey Buller

On Feb. 8, UT System Administration, UTK Campus Leadership, and keynote speaker Jeff Buller will provide a day of engaging professional development and information-sharing for deans and department chairs on the Knoxville campus. Attendees will also learn about key policy updates from UT System staff, including The Office of General Counsel, Human Resources, Academic Affairs and Finance.

The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a complimentary networking breakfast in the Great Room (located downstairs) of the International House. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, as will a copy of Buller’s book, for those who register by Friday, Jan. 26. The day will conclude at 3 p.m.

Buller currently serves as Florida Atlantic University’s director of leadership and professional development, after serving for ten years as dean of FAU’s Harriet Wilkes Honors College. Buller has more than thirty years of academic leadership experience in positions ranging from department chair to vice president for academic affairs at Loras College, Georgia Southern University, and Mary Baldwin College. He is the author of more than a dozen books on higher education and well more than 200 articles, essays, and reviews. Along with Robert E. Cipriano, Buller serves as a senior partner with ATLAS (Academic Training, Leadership, & Assessment Services), through which he has presented numerous workshops on academic leadership all over the world. Additionally, Buller has held two Fulbright fellowships, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Lambda, and a number of regional societies devoted to the study of either Wagner or classical literature.

Tentative Schedule

Time Session Presenter/Key Staff
8:30 Check-in and Networking Breakfast UT System Staff
8:45 Welcome Session Campus Administration
9:00 Keynote Session Part I Jeff Buller
10:30 Morning Coffee, Snack, & Email Break n/a
10:45 Keynote Session Part II Jeff Buller
12:15 Networking Lunch n/a
1:00 System Info + Q & A System Administration – Academic Affairs, Office of General Counsel, Human Resources, Treasurer/CFO
3:00 Wrap up & Resources India Lane & Karen Etzkorn


If you plan to attend this event and receive a copy of Jeff’s book, you must register via the online form below no later than Friday, Jan. 26th.


Page updated January 10, 2018.