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Spring 2022 New Faculty and Staff

Willie Clark

Willie Clark, Dean's Office

  • Current Position: Director of Development

  • Previous Position: UofM Alumni Association Manager of Alumni Career Services

  • Fun Fact: He enjoys watching old movies and listening to ‘80s music.

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Rachel McCollough, Dean's Office

  • Current position: Recruitment Coordinator

  • Previous Position: Admissions Counselor at University of Tennessee at Martin

  • What you're most excited about for your new role: "I am most excited to recruit and serve students in the college that I graduated from only a few years ago."

  • Fun Fact: Rachel's favorite pastime is cheering on the Tiger football team and basketball team. Go Tigers go!
Charles Nastos

Charles Nastos, CREP

  • Current Position: Research Associate I

  • Previous Position: Previously worked for a psychometric evaluation company.

  • Research Area: Charles's research interests pertain to behavioral economics, decision-making, and learning theory. He is excited to work with other academics interested in education, and to conduct crucial research to help Shelby County Schools make important changes in bolstering education.

  • Fun Fact: Charles speaks both Greek and French fluently.
TaJuanna Smith

Ta'Juanna Smith, Office of Teacher Education and Clinical Practice

  • Current Position: Academic Advisor

  • Previous Position: Professional Academic Advisor and Academic Success Instructor, Southwest TN Community College

  • What you're most excited about for your new role: "I received my Undergrad degree through the UofM College of Education. So it's very exciting to return here, but to be seated on the other side of the desk.

  • Fun Fact: Ta'Juanna loves music but says she can’t sing or play an instrument.