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Inaugural CEHHS Research Fellows Appointed

The Office of Research & External Funding in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Education, Health & Human Sciences (CEHHS) is pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of Research Fellows within the college: Scott E. Crouter and Tara Moore. These fellows will be working with CEHHS faculty in various ways during the 2022-23 academic year to support high quality scholarship and external funding.

Scott Crouter wearing a white button-up shirtScott E. Crouter is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport Studies and director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory. Crouter’s main research interest is in the area of measuring physical activity and energy expenditure in adults and youth using wearable physical activity monitors. Related to this work, he has received several NIH awards, including two R01 awards. Crouter has also served on committees within the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (U.S. report card for children and adolescents advisory committee), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (development of a youth compendium of physical activities), and National Academy of Sciences (dietary reference intakes for energy).

Tara Moore sitting on a bench wearing a purple blouseTara Moore is an associate professor of special education and the associate department head of the Department of Theory & Practice in Teacher Education. Moore’s teaching and mentorship are focused on preparing future and early-career educators, behavior analysts, teacher educators, and researchers who are highly skilled and knowledgeable in identifying, implementing, and evaluating research-based practices to support students’ academic and behavioral successes. Her research centers on effective classroom practices for preventing and reducing problem behaviors, increasing academic engagement, and improving learning outcomes for students with and without disabilities. During her time at UT, Moore has received over $14 million dollars in external funding from the Tennessee Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education focused on technical assistance and personnel preparation projects; these awards have provided funding support for 50 UT graduate students.

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