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Staff

The Nuclear Engineering Department staff consists of seven administrative staff members, one professional student advisor, and two technical staff members. They are listed below along with their job title.

Business Office Staff

Ami McBrideAmi McBride
Business Manager
315 Pasqua Engineering Building
865-974-7322
ami.mcbride@utk.edu


Business Manager Functions:

  • Project Administration
  • Accounts Payable, Travel, and HR Approvals
  • Ledger Review
  • RIF Calculations
  • Faculty Start-up
  • Department/College/University Reporting
  • Business Office Oversight
  • Backup for Financial Specialist

Tonya MathesTonya Mathes
Accounting Specialist III
215 Pasqua Engineering Building
865-974-7870
tmathes1@utk.edu


Accounting Specialist Functions:

  • Ledger Reconciliation
  • Proposal Assistance/Review
  • Project Extensions
  • Project Re-Budgets
  • Project Close Outs

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Brittany Parkman
HR Specialist
104 Pasqua Engineering Building
865-974-7568
bking13@utk.edu


HR Specialist Functions:

  • All Human Resource Functions
  • Payroll
  • Monthly Timesheet
  • Biweekly Timesheet
  • New Hire Paperwork
  • Terminations
  • Pay Funding Changes
  • Effort Certification
  • International Visiting Scholar Paperwork

Michelle McBee
Accounting Specialist I
207 Pasqua Engineering Building
865-974-5048
mmcbee5@utk.edu


Accounting Specialist Functions:

  • Travel
  • Event Coordination
  • Conference Room Scheduling
  • Office Supply Purchases
  • Accounts Payable Contracts
  • Purchase Requisition, NCJs, and Bid Paperwork

The Department of Nuclear Engineering’s Business Office is located in Pasqua Nuclear Engineering Building, Room 315.

Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. If you have any special requirements, please contact Ami McBride at 865-974-2525.

Candy AndersonCandy Anderson
Financial Specialist I
215 Pasqua Engineering Building
865-974-7558
ckitts2@utk.edu


Financial Specialist Functions:

  • Accounts Payable, Travel, and HR Reviewer
  • Ledger Reconciliation
  • Proposal Assistance/Review
  • Project Extensions
  • Project Re-Budgets
  • Project Close Outs
  • Backup for Business Manager

Lydia SharpLydia Sharp
Administrative Specialist II
315 Pasqua Engineering Building
865-974-2525
lsalmon@utk.edu


Academic Specialist Functions:

  • Assistant to Department Head
  • Scholarship Assistance
  • Timetable
  • Student Profile Scheduling Assistance
  • Textbook Purchasing
  • Event Parking
  • Departmental/College Academic Surveys

Jaclyn SwaneyJaclyn Swaney 
Accounting Specialist I
315 Pasqua Engineering Building
865-974-1963
jswaney2@utk.edu


Accounting Specialist Functions:

  • Accounts Payable Invoices
  • Accounts Payable Contracts
  • Purchase Requisition, NCJs, and Bid Paperwork
  • Asset Creation
  • Miscellaneous Reimbursement
  • Travel
  • Verify/Submit Procurement Card Statements
  • Website, Social Media, and Digital Messaging


Student Advising Staff

amanda lovelaceAmanda Lovelace
Professional Advisor
315 Pasqua Engineering Building
865-974-8240
alovela4@utk.edu


Undergraduate Advisor Functions:

  • Student Tours
  • Undergraduate Advising

 

Technical Staff

Scott EmertScott Emert
Technical Specialist III
106 Pasqua Engineering Building
865-974-7551
wemert@utk.edu


Technical Specialist Functions:

  • Machine Shop Support
  • Teaching Lab Support
  • Research Technical Support
  • Radiation Safety
  • Shipping & Receiving
  • Research Purchasing

Ashly PearsonAshly Pearson
Electronics & Communications Specialist III
106 Pasqua Engineering Building
865-974-7578
apearson@utk.edu


Electronics Specialist Functions:

  • Computer Support
  • Research Electronics Support
  • Student Seating
  • Electronics Purchasing
  • Copier ID Assignments
  • Shipping and Receiving Backup
  • Asset Administration


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